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Event Report

Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, June 2001.

Huge Turnout Despite inclement Weather

Brian and Yvonne Yates in their recently repainted Standard 8

Ray Gilman brought this Phase 1A from Northampton

This event is run by The Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group at Stockwood Park on the outskirts of Luton, about 30 miles north of London. It is increasing in popularity every year and is helped by it's close proximity to a junction on the M1 motorway. There was a  suprising turnout of around 1200 cars this year, including a small helping of Standards from the local Chiltern Group of the Standard Motor Club.

Proceedings were not helped by intermitent showers of rain and high winds, but everyone enjoyed this friendly event. A highlight of the show was a running commentary on the local BBC FM Radio station for 2 hours, featuring many of the vehicles attending, not just cars but, commercials, military, buses and motorbikes.   An open top bus ride away was the Heritage Centre of Vauxhall Motors, especially opened for the day to display their collection of rare Vauxhall models.

The Webmasters' 1956 Standard 10 on the Club's  stand

A Vanguard 6 under a very dark sky!

Ian Leggett's familiar Vanguard 2

Most  of the Standards attending Luton are shown above.  You can see a larger version of any picture, simply by clicking on it. Press "back" on your browser to come back here.

Please add Luton  to your events list for next year. Watch this site for an announcement of the date.

Report by: Phil Homer