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The Bristol Classic Car Show, 2004 

Report on the Bristol Show, Jan 31st/Feb 1st 2004

Some of the Club's participants on Sunday: left to right Lynda Homer, Val Richardson, Steve O'Hara, Dave Osbourne and Bob RichardsonPhoto: 

Phil Homer, Camera: Steve O'Hara

Traditionally the first major show of the year, the inappropriately named Bristol Show now takes place at the Bath and Wells Showground, near Shepton Mallet.  The Club is an ever-present at this show and your club's stand was organised yet again by Bob and Val Richardson, assisted by local helpers and visitors.

The Club's stand comprised 3 cars;

Fortunately, for the time of year, the show is held in (rather drafty and cold) cowsheds, but there was no lack of interest from the public, who turned out in their droves, (herds?) despite the gales and pouring rain outside. 

Amongst the Standards that came to light was news of a Mulliner bodied Phase 1 Vanguard Estate, (look for the "for sale" adverts in the Club Magazine soon). A notable feature of the show is the Oggy Oggy Cornish pasties, which come in three sizes, Large, Very large and the size of Cornwall ! We can't resist them! One or two choice finds in the good autojumble too.

Our thanks go to Bob and Val for putting themselves out yet again to make sure the Club is prominent at this event. Here are the 3 participating cars, click on any of them to see a larger version

Steve Smeltzer's !934 9 2 door saloon

Bob Richardson's Little 9

Dave Osborne's '34 Tickford