There's nothing here yet
A pleasant couple of hours at the monthly Thursday evening car meet at Milton Keynes Museum. Pretty good turn out of probably around 100 cars, mostly local stuff I have seen before but a few gems.
These are dying out fast. MOT history says this one has had serious sparkly stick action.
T732 BVV - 1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3 GLX by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
I last saw this Enfield about 6 years ago. Great to see it out and about again.
KBL 550P - 1975 Enfield 8000 electric by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
Lovely original pineapple-free Golf
AJU 399Y - 1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.3 CL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
The other local blue Visa that doesn't belong to Six-cylinder
C450 XOW - 1985 Citroen Visa Special by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
I like Corsairs, don't really know why
TWP 548F - 1968 Ford Corsair V4 Deluxe by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
Enormous Septic barge
RFG 150G - 1969 Buick Riviera by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
Never seen this Granada before
G465 FNO - 1990 Ford Granada 2.9i Scorpio by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
F133 ODL - 1988 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
This reminded me of Xtriple
L419 RDN - 1994 Bentley Brooklands by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
That gorgeous 10,000-mile Cortina Base. This would be a serious contender for a prize at FOTU but the owner seemed only vaguely aware of it.
PME 576X - 1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 Base by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
And the surprise of the night - a Lithuanian-registered Volga!
BKO 224 - 1962-70 GAZ M21 Volga by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
It's not exactly Autoshite, but an event celebrating cars and popular culture from the 80s and 90s should come close enough! Radwood has been a thing in the states for a year or two now, I've been following it since pretty much the beginning and am quite excited that the first event outside the US is happening here. The premise is pretty simple, bring along your car built from 1980-1999, optionally you can show up in your period correct rad outfit (whatever that might mean to you). Ticket prices are quite affordable, 20 quid if you want to show up in your car (incl. a passenger) or 10 quid without the car.
I'm currently trying to find out if anyone would like to join. I have the feeling that space for cars might be quite limited, with the show happening in about 4 weeks I'd rather book the tickets earlier than later. You can find more info in the link below, if you are interest it would be good to see people post here.
To give you a little idea what previous events looked like:
So for the first time in over 18 months because of reasons I made it to one of the Wednesday evening gatherings at Earls Barton. Lots of cars there but I do think they need to either rename this event and remove 'classic' or be more selective about what they let in as it was only about 50% classics and the rest were moderns. Loads of Binis, modern Beemers and Audis, Japanese performance motors, slammed VWs and the latest supercars, so I walked straight past a lot of dross to find the occasional gem. In front of the Maxi was a brand new 19-reg Mazda 3 - what the heck was that doing at a show?
Anyway, pics of some of the good stuff...
XLT 667X - 1982 Honda Civic 1.4 Hondamatic by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
S373 JTX - 1998 Rover 820 Vitesse Coupe by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
VMY 196S - 1978 Morris Marina 1.3 Super Deluxe by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
This Astra is running a 2.3 Saab turbo and 4x4
P828 EFC - 1997 Vauxhall Astra GSi 16v by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
MNG 309L - 1973 Vauxhall VX4/90 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
ESJ 438 - 1960 Ford Zodiac Farnham estate by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
OYR 719L - 1972 Vauxhall Viva 1300 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
Convertible sadly means no Maxi doors
PAN 2 - 1976 Panther DeVille by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
This made me think of Ghosty
H374 XCW - 1990 Honda Civic 1.6i VTEC by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
TLF 801R - 1977 Bristol 603 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
BVM 142K - 1971 Ford Transit 115 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
One of only 4 black HSRs ever made
UGJ 813W - 1980 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HSR by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
ODW 740M - 1973 Citroen SM by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
D645 TJR - 1986 Toyota Starlet 1.0 GL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
P207 APC - 1996 Toyota Paseo 1.5 ST by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
SVM Competition Dept
XOO 336X - 1981 Volvo 244 GLT by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
XLJ 763Y - 1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 Crusader by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
Bongo Friendee with Auto Free Top!
R564 ENP - 1997 Mazda Bongo Friendee by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
J692 YNO - 1992 Audi 80 2.8 E Quattro by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
Never heard of a Toyota Cresta before
V393 MAU - 1999 Toyota Cresta by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
337 UYX - 1956 DKW 3=6 Schnellaster by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
DDD 369Y - 1983 Renault 5 Gordini Turbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
F17 HRP - 1989 Maserati 430 Biturbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
P612 VCD - 1996 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
A420 EAJ - 1983 Opel Monza 3.0 EC by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
HMC 607N - 1975 Volkswagen Golf 1.1 N by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
BGT 680X - 1981 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
No shortage of Minis in a dedicated area to celebrate their 60th. A pickup on Sercks is best.
BFO 245V - 1980 Austin-Morris Mini 95 pickup by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
I love Z1s but this one is a weird colour
EEL 1Y - 1990 BMW Z1 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
EBY 789B - 1964 Sachsenring Trabant 601 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
B293 GCD - 1984 Audi Coupe GT5S by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
And so we come to my top four favourites
DWD 107Y - 1983 Datsun Laurel 2.4 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
HBE 55N - 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
Little white hen is not a Lancia
F835 FPW - 1989 Autobianchi Y10 FIRE by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
I'll leave you with this magnificent JRG Super Strada
E464 HAD - 1988 Fiat Strada Super by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
Bit of a random one but do any Manchester/Derbyshire/South or West Yorkshire based Shiters fancy a meetup sometime in Glossop?
I know it's not exactly a sprawling metropolis but it has a reasonably priced car park, a Wetherspoons, a caff, etc.
Main reason for suggesting it is it's a nice drive in from most directions - over Holme Moss from the North or Snake Pass from Sheffield direction.
The A624 from the south isn't too bad either.
Something like a Thursday evening would be best for me but open to suggestions.