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Vanguard I Restoration

It's Vanguard Month!

October is Vanguard Month at

Vanguard awarded best 1950's Classic

The Ambulance before it's restoration

The Rougham Ploughs to Propellors show on October 4th 2009 saw over 100 aircraft fly in to a near perfect flying day at the show. At the same time almost 100 tractors, horses, steam engines and other types of ploughs were showing their skills in the hard packed dry conditions below. What a contrast to 2008 when the site was waterlogged. With flying model aircraft, sideshows, 1940's themed music and dancing it was a full day of nostalgia. 

Steve King with his 1937 Flying 9 and my own Vanguard 2 were the sole Standards on the SMC Club stand. After a parade of the arena it was good to have my car singled out as the Best 1950's Classic Car from about 100 on show. So Vanguards are in the spotlight in what Phil has called Vanguard month on the SMC Website.

The other photo below shows Pete Foster (Vignale) and Reg Johnson (Phase 3) following my Phase 2 in the arena at the earlier  Rougham Air Show in August.

Report by Ian Leggett

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