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Earls Barton Classic Car Meet, 3 July

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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...

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XLT 667X - 1982 Honda Civic 1.4 Hondamatic by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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S373 JTX - 1998 Rover 820 Vitesse Coupe by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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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

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P828 EFC - 1997 Vauxhall Astra GSi 16v by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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MNG 309L - 1973 Vauxhall VX4/90 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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ESJ 438 - 1960 Ford Zodiac Farnham estate by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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OYR 719L - 1972 Vauxhall Viva 1300 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Convertible sadly means no Maxi doors

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PAN 2 - 1976 Panther DeVille by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

This made me think of Ghosty

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H374 XCW - 1990 Honda Civic 1.6i VTEC by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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TLF 801R - 1977 Bristol 603 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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BVM 142K - 1971 Ford Transit 115 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

One of only 4 black HSRs ever made

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UGJ 813W - 1980 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HSR by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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ODW 740M - 1973 Citroen SM by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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D645 TJR - 1986 Toyota Starlet 1.0 GL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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P207 APC - 1996 Toyota Paseo 1.5 ST by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

SVM Competition Dept

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XOO 336X - 1981 Volvo 244 GLT by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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XLJ 763Y - 1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 Crusader by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Bongo Friendee with Auto Free Top!

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R564 ENP - 1997 Mazda Bongo Friendee by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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J692 YNO - 1992 Audi 80 2.8 E Quattro by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Never heard of a Toyota Cresta before

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V393 MAU - 1999 Toyota Cresta by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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337 UYX - 1956 DKW 3=6 Schnellaster by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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DDD 369Y - 1983 Renault 5 Gordini Turbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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F17 HRP - 1989 Maserati 430 Biturbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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P612 VCD - 1996 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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A420 EAJ - 1983 Opel Monza 3.0 EC by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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HMC 607N - 1975 Volkswagen Golf 1.1 N by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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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.

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BFO 245V - 1980 Austin-Morris Mini 95 pickup by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

I love Z1s but this one is a weird colour

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EEL 1Y - 1990 BMW Z1 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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EBY 789B - 1964 Sachsenring Trabant 601 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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B293 GCD - 1984 Audi Coupe GT5S by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

And so we come to my top four favourites

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DWD 107Y - 1983 Datsun Laurel 2.4 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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HBE 55N - 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

Little white hen is not a Lancia

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F835 FPW - 1989 Autobianchi Y10 FIRE by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

I'll leave you with this magnificent JRG Super Strada

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E464 HAD - 1988 Fiat Strada Super by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

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2 minutes ago, chaseracer said:

Are those Jag XJ coupe doors on the Panther?

I think you're right there. Most of the oily bits are Jag so it would make sense for Bob Jankel to also pick up some doors while he was rummaging in the parts bin.

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This is back again on Wednesday night coming (7th Aug). 

I’m planning on taking the Mini over - and @alf892 is using best endeavours to leave work promptly and be there too. 

If anyone else fancies it let me know and we can rendezvous! If you’ve never been, it’s definitely worth making the effort. 

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I've had a look on Google maps and it's an hour and a quarter drive from me via the M6, M1 and A45. Sounds like a good opportunity to give the Rover a decent run out after its recent timing belt & water pump change, After all if a 19 reg Mazda can get in surely a  Rover 45 will qualify. I presume you just turn up on the night, no booking necessary? 

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10 hours ago, BL Bloke said:

I've had a look on Google maps and it's an hour and a quarter drive from me via the M6, M1 and A45. Sounds like a good opportunity to give the Rover a decent run out after its recent timing belt & water pump change, After all if a 19 reg Mazda can get in surely a  Rover 45 will qualify. I presume you just turn up on the night, no booking necessary? 

They are very funny about what gets on the field. Even my Sierra was directed to the main parking before - causing me to nip through an open gate and back onto the field. 

If it was me, I’d bring the 205. The Mazda would have snuck on the same way I did!

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18 minutes ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Any appearances from @quicksilver @Slowsilver @Six-cylinder Et al tomorrow night? 

It's only Monday so don't go tomorrow as there won't be much to do - the Earls Barton meet is always on the first Wednesday of the month. If you want to go somewhere tomorrow you could head to Classic Wheels at Willington, which is where we're going instead of Earls Barton this month.

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On 7/5/2019 at 9:58 PM, quicksilver said:

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?

Not the Silvers this month.
We had exactly the opposite experience re. filtering of classic / interesting vehicles. See abridged quote above.
Some people seem to be under the impression that spending a lot of money on a new car automatically makes it interesting.
Not to us it doesn't, and I imagine a lot of members of this forum would feel the same.
We may go perhaps once a year from now on but not regularly unless the organisers get a bit more discriminating.
 

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I did go along this evening and why anybody thinks a 61 reg Ford Ranger or a 54 plate Range Rover should be in classic parking is beyond me. However I felt the few inappropriate cars were more than outweighed by the fantastic variety of great classic and interesting cars on show.

I did enjoy the show very much.

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On 8/7/2019 at 10:57 PM, Six-cylinder said:

I did go along this evening and why anybody thinks a 61 reg Ford Ranger or a 54 plate Range Rover should be in classic parking is beyond me. However I felt the few inappropriate cars were more than outweighed by the fantastic variety of great classic and interesting cars on show.

I did enjoy the show very much.

I have got used to skipping the dross at most car shows these days. Probably up to 10 or even 20% is OK, but when it starts to get near to 50%, as it did here last time we went, it gets a  bit too tedious for me.
 

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