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Vintage Stony 2019, 1st January

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What better way to see in the new year than in a historic market town full to bursting with classic cars? Sadly this will be the last New Year's Day event but the sister show in the summer is continuing. It officially opens at 9:30 but experience says you need to be there before 9am to get a decent parking spot. We'll be there with the Maxi as always so is anyone else going?

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What an amazing turnout! I don't know if it was because people were taking their last chance to attend but it was the busiest I've ever seen with cars literally everywhere, including a lot I hadn't seen before. Plenty of the usual show fodder and more Triumph TRs than you could shake a stick at, but some interesting stuff too. Here's the first set of highlights, there will be more but not tonight.

 

Early Discos must be approaching classic territory now

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1993 Land Rover Discovery 2.5 TDI by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Princess Anne really does have one of these

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1989 Middlebridge Scimitar GTE by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

I don't recall ever seeing a bright blue Ferrari before. Makes a change from red.

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1977 Ferrari 308 GT4S by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Lovely Civic made me think of Dollywobbler

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1983 Honda Civic 1.3 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Mega rare early Nash Healey

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1950 Nash Healey Sports by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Sod MOT. Looks comfy*

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1962 Turner Sports by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

All Vauxhalls, &c.

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1995 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.7TD GLS by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Princess Anne wouldn't like this twin-turbo Scim

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1974 Reliant Scimitar GTE by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Funky wipers ahoy

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1988 Renault Alpine GTA by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

20 years ago these would have been everywhere on New Year's Day, taking hungover revellers home

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1988 Nissan Bluebird 1.8 GS by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Bluer than the Stone of Galveston

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1978 Citroen GS Pallas 1220 TC C-Matic by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Same guy owns all three of these and is therefore a winner

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1972 NSU Prinz 1200 TT by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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1959 Auto Union 1000 Universal by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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1956 Bond Minicar Mark D by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Autoshite fire brigade

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1983 Sachsenring Trabant P601S by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Lacquer peel but doesn't lack appeal

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1993 Vauxhall Carlton 2.0i Club estate by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

This looks like the cars everyone used to draw at primary school. Somebody butchered a poor innocent Mini to make it.

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1976 Leyland Mini Scamp by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Jetta has been unpineappled since I last saw it. Hurrah!
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1989 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 TX by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

JRG FTW

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1979 Ford Capri 1.6 GL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Can't remember when I last saw a Jensen Healey

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1974 Jensen-Healey by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

This beast attracted an awful lot of attention

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168 UXS - BMC Competitions Dept by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

That's all for now but there will be more.

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What an amazing turnout! I don't know if it was because people were taking their last chance to attend but it was the busiest I've ever seen with cars literally everywhere, including a lot I hadn't seen before. Plenty of the usual show fodder and more Triumph TRs than you could shake a stick at, but some interesting stuff too. Here's the first set of highlights, there will be more but not tonight.

 

 

I don't recall ever seeing a bright blue Ferrari before. Makes a change from red.

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1977 Ferrari 308 GT4S by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

 

 

 New one on us and we have been logging them for the last 19 years.

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 New one on us and we have been logging them for the last 19 years.

Originally given by Enzo to the boss of AP Automotive Products IIRC. I've only found one other photo from 2017, it's never been here before and I don't know where it has been hiding.

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Thanks for those pics Quicksilver, I couldn't be bothered with the crowds and struggling to park, just to see the same cars.

Don't think I've seen that Auto Union before, but apart from that, I'm glad I stayed at home.

Look forward to being proved wrong by future pics.

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Have some more photos, including some of the overspill that could be found half-way down the Wolverton Road, the north end of the High Street and lurking in various side streets.

 

A Ferrari pulled away and gave me a better view of this delightful little Kitten

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1977 Reliant Kitten 850 DL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Weird Aussie(?) Land Cruiser was just parked in a side street and not part of the show

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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ75 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Another odd Aussie motor

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1949 Ford 8A Coupe Utility by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Shiny Ronda looks incongruous outside a tattoo parlour

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1994 Rover 820i by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Mmm, yellow

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1975 Vauxhall Viva 1256 SL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Looked like an ex prison van. Not sure I'd want to live in one of those.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz 814D by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Invacar-engined 500 from Junkmanland

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1959 Steyr-Puch 500D by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Ex rozzers Landie, apparently used for cliff rescue with a massive crane jib on the back

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1984 Land Rover Series III Stage 1 V8 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

bASe but slightly modded I think

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1977 Ford Escort 1300 Base estate by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Turbo JDMYO

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1983 Honda City Turbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Nice standard basic Mini spoilt by silly chrome arches

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1983 Austin Mini 1000 City E by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

First time I've seen the other local R6 since we acquired Bob

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1975 Renault 6 TL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

A Canadian Vauxhall. What's that aboot?

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1959 Vauxhall Velox (Canadian-spec) by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

If you still want more, the full album is on Flickr.

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Have some more photos, including some of the overspill that could be found half-way down the Wolverton Road, the north end of the High Street and lurking in various side streets.

 

A Ferrari pulled away and gave me a better view of this delightful little Kitten

31646724687_5402f20473_c.jpg

1977 Reliant Kitten 850 DL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Weird Aussie(?) Land Cruiser was just parked in a side street and not part of the show

31646725417_398f0ba07e_c.jpg

1996 Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ75 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Another odd Aussie motor

31646725457_08f0ceb8ed_c.jpg

1949 Ford 8A Coupe Utility by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Shiny Ronda looks incongruous outside a tattoo parlour

31646724837_d1ae076a16_c.jpg

1994 Rover 820i by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Mmm, yellow

31646724967_6d59c63806_c.jpg

1975 Vauxhall Viva 1256 SL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Looked like an ex prison van. Not sure I'd want to live in one of those.

31646725697_0c5c12f465_c.jpg

1996 Mercedes-Benz 814D by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Invacar-engined 500 from Junkmanland

32715403708_3ba19f28b2_c.jpg

1959 Steyr-Puch 500D by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Ex rozzers Landie, apparently used for cliff rescue with a massive crane jib on the back

46537622192_56a26bf097_c.jpg

1984 Land Rover Series III Stage 1 V8 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

bASe but slightly modded I think

46537621632_1628e836ee_c.jpg

1977 Ford Escort 1300 Base estate by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Turbo JDMYO

45878930104_281a16d7ea_c.jpg

1983 Honda City Turbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Nice standard basic Mini spoilt by silly chrome arches

31662325607_6fa39e1f2b_c.jpg

1983 Austin Mini 1000 City E by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

First time I've seen the other local R6 since we acquired Bob

31662325767_9a6623528a_c.jpg

1975 Renault 6 TL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

A Canadian Vauxhall. What's that aboot?

31662325927_d4efe8ba75_c.jpg

1959 Vauxhall Velox (Canadian-spec) by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

If you still want more, the full album is on Flickr.

 

Nice photos here and on Flickr.  I saw the Auto Union Universal (Estate), NSU (rear engined) and the gold Bond Minicar near Blakesley, heading home in convoy.  The Bond was still an open top in the rain!

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