I would regail you with my spots from June, but they're all locked away in my imploded PC so you'll have to make do with this meagre selection from the July Retro Rides meet. If modified cars are your bag, you can see the whole folder here: http://s845.photobuc...rary/RR-2013-07 If not, read on.
This moggy is a regular and is usually the oldest car in attendance. At regular classic shows I'd dismiss it as boring, but at the RR meet it has a charm and appeal to it that would otherwise be lost. Puts it all in perspective or something.
This Corsa is pretty much stock looking at it but has had racing stripes painted on and the hubcaps painted white. I actually liked it, even though it's a Corsa with racing stripes, so there's clearly something wrong with me.
That beautiful Manta was there again.
Probably not shite, but it has headlight wipers and it's a Sierra so I think it qualifies enough to be here. It was very nice to look at, regardless.
This I'm putting in the selection because it looks fairly original and unmessed with. They don't seem to command the silly coin of other Escorts of the era which I've always found a bit surprising.
They do look a bit weird in profile.
This is from a different Ford that was there, I think it turned out rather well as a picture.
It's Mrs Tonka's Shuttle again, one of the finest cars at the show, obviously.
We put a tiny man in the Princess, it was more hilarious than this picture shows. Initially I was stood an extra car length away but you couldn't see the tiny man because the steering wheel was in the way.
Speaking of the Princess, gratuitous nearly-sunset shot of the old boat.
Princess Anne, &c.
Came with the Mini again.
The wide track is all down to what's under the bonnet, you'll note how the hubs aren't even trying to be inside the bodywork. That's because there's a 1.4 K series under the bonnet, I forgot to ask what it had been lifted out of, but I suspect it was probably a Rover bubble.
Hello old friend.
Phwoar, &c. Another mostly unloved Ford, probably because the rear end always looks a little bit like someone has crashed into it, a theme revived with the saloon Focus.
Cheeky up-valance shot to finish off... shame you can't really see any leaf spring action but I reckon it's an awesome picture anyway.