Phil Homer reports on this event.
The show took place on 12th/13th/14th November and was the first to be organised post-pandemic. Attendees were required to present proof of vaccination before entering the halls.
The Standard Motor Club was one of over 350 Clubs spread over 6 Halls at the NEC. We set up the stand on the preceding day, Thursday. In addition, there were dealers and auto jumblers, traders, end-to-end stage shows and a Classic Car Auction. Altogether, a delight for Classic Car owners long starved of their passion.
Club cars on our stand ranged from Peter Darby's 1947 Standard 14, Steve George's 1954 Standard 8, The Standard Companion belonging to Fiona Henderson and the Vanguard Estate of Peter Lockley. We welcomed members old and new and greeted many Standard owners who were not members, whilst we hoped to charm them with our services.
The show is always a useful tool for demonstrating what the Club has to offer in terms of its Spares Service, Magazine, Website and Events, which hopefully will be back in action in 2022. Thanks to everyone who came to see us and particular thanks to those members who helped to man the stand over all three days. There are a couple of shots of the Stand and also two further cars of interest on other stands. The first was the Triumph Fury prototype that never made it to production.
The other was the Fairthorpe Electron Minor in bright red, which is based on the mechanics of the 1950's Standard 10.
The Club stand with all cars shining well under the lighting.
The Triumph Fury prototype that sadly, never made it to production.
The Fairthorpe Electron Minor, which is based on the mechanics of the 1950's Standard 10.