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Classic car shows 2017 - Which are you planning to go to?


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#61 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:20 AM

I'll be bringing the Royale to the Festival of the Unexceptional. It's firmly in my diary as probably my favourite one-day show. Which other events can you go to where it's exclusively interesting, rare old family cars in attendance and not yet another MGB/MX5/Morris Minor borefest.

As for others, I generally dislike car shows. I hate getting there at 9 and spending an hour looking round the cars and wanting to go home again (but I can't because my car's locked on the show field). A decent autojumble makes a big difference.

I did the Austin Counties national last weekend which was fantastic as always, and obviously Shitefest. I'll probably be at the BMC/BL day too.

Possibilities (I never pre book for shows)

Maldon Motor show (next weekend)
Castle Point transport museum show
ACCC autumn rally at Tenterden (I always go here to be fair)
Battlesbridge (end of September)

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:42 AM

I should be heading to Gaydon on Sunday, British Leyland show; https://www.britishm...nd-leyland-show

 

Never been to the museum before so I thought it might be a good time to visit.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:05 AM

I forgot about Biggar, I don't think I've actually managed to get there before. Got any more info on the Lindean one?

 

Edit: Also known as the Selkirk Vintage Rally? If so that's the same day as Gartcosh Classic Car Show. Decisions decisions.

 

Yep, Lindean is that one on 17th September.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:45 PM

I'm to some military thing at the Shuttlewoth collection on Sunday.........haven't been there for years when I lived just down the road.

From memory there wasn't much there but I'm hoping it has grown a bit since then.......

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:30 AM

Loads of chod at Japfest this year!

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:50 AM

I might go and have a look at the festival of the unexceptional as I have booked a place but it depends on the weather and if you have to be there early and stay late. I doubt I will do much else this year as I hate having to turn up at a set time and stay until it's all over. My favourite one after La Vie is this one in Taunton http://www.thornfalc....com/event.aspx You can turn up when you like and go when you like. They also like to mix the cars up which is good as I prefer to see a rusty old allegro next to a mint Aston. I did look at the terms and conditions of one event at Eastnor castle. They expect you to pay to enter and sign away all rights to any pictures they take of you or your car. Now I wouldn't normally have a problem with this but if my face or car is going to be plastered all over their advertising I want to be asked first. Too many of these organisers are only in it for profit and want to realise that if we don't bring our old and interesting cars they don't have a show, but that is another grump.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:32 PM

is there anything worth a visit in the north east this Sunday ? I reckon my nephew is probably the right age to appreciate a car show
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:00 PM

is there anything worth a visit in the north east this Sunday ? I reckon my nephew is probably the right age to appreciate a car show


Probably looking for info on the North East of England ? But biggest show in Scotland this weekend at Glamis Castle

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:06 PM

Newcastle Motor Show is happening tomorrow and Sunday:

 

https://www.getinton.../ne1-motor-show


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:28 PM

Not exclusively a classic show, but it's Alfa Owner Club at Knebworth on Sunday; I will be attending in the 156 of many stonechips, while bro Nev will be there in his newly purchased 159SW. 


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:03 PM

sorry, yes, the northeast of England - Newcastle could be a good bet, thanks for the tip :)

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:15 AM

None, as I have no interest at all in car shows. Dog shows are far more my thing ^^


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:10 AM

There's some kind of bus show thing and a few cars at Heath Common, Wakefield today from 10.

They're doing bus rides (don't know where to) and have a few stalls. Not sure if I'm going as I went a couple of years ago and it was tiny.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:04 AM

Went to Glamis yesterday, it was pretty quiet but it usually is on the Saturday. Some pics here 



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:06 AM

Unsure of FoTU this year. I reckon it's going to go too upmarket and change into a traditional show, which is a shame. 


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:20 AM

Unsure of FoTU this year. I reckon it's going to go too upmarket and change into a traditional show, which is a shame. 

 

I have been somewhat distressed to see both a TR6 and an E-Type in promotional material. First time I've actually managed to be free for it, and hoping to take the Bluebird, so I'm booked in and keeping an open mind at the moment.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:25 PM

I was at Glamis on Sunday. Weather was a bit crap but I spotted this gem of shiteness (in the car park of course):

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:33 PM

anyone going to the NRM at Shildon this Sunday?


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:35 PM

Appledore (Kent, near Ashford), this weekend. 


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