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International Classic Motor Show Show 2003

One of the huge display banners above the doors  at the NEC

 Photo: Phil Homer

This is the largest Classic Car show held in the UK each  year and this year the displays extended to a full six halls at the NEC. The stands were busy for all of the two days and the Club's stand, in a particularly central position, was swarming with enthusiasts and club members solidly for the whole two days. Never has there been so much interest in Standards!

For this special event at the end of our  centenary year, our organiser had attracted cars from each decade of production

The cars were :


Model G

Barry Watson



Robert Browett


Little Nine

John Pearson

1951 (representing the 1940's)

Vanguard 1

Ken Ward


Super 10

Malcolm Graham


Vanguard Vignale

John Worby

The club won no less than three awards at the show:

On the Sunday,  Tony Beadle presented us with the award from the Society of Automotive Historians for our celebration of the Standard Centenary Photo: Steve O'Hara

Not only had or organiser, Brian Birch, gathered this most unique collection of cars , he had decorated the stand imaginatively with memorabilia , carpet and floral displays. Brian had also spent a considerable time building large replicas of all of the badges that the company had used over 60 years of production, some of them can be seen in the photos. You can click on any of them to see a larger version:

Four foot high logo from the 50's

Who has the car to put this badge on?

Superb new restoration of a Phase 1 Vanguard

The badge from 20's cars

Little 9 on the very busy stand

Seven foot wide "wings" from the thirties cars