Vintage vehicle event at Astle Park in Cheshire, August 2005
Photographs from a wet Saturday in a field near Chelford.
The weather was looking decidedly ominous when I set off from home, one Saturday in August, to attend the annual vintage rally at Astle Park.
My weather predictions were sadly all too accurate, and most of the time I spent at the show was spent stood under dry(ish) trees waiting for the worst of the rain to pass, or huddled under an awning attached to a friend's caravan, discussing old-car matters. I've been going to this show since 1990ish, and it can always be relied upon to display a varied selection of old cars, motorcycles, bicycles and hefty steam-driven lorries and traction engines. The preserved road rollers and traction engines would find traction a bit of a problem when the ground got boggy. The weather did improve on the Sunday I'm told.
Below are 75 of the pictures I took while ducking the showers with my trusty little Sony digital camera. Highlights for me included a great selection of Series One Land Rovers, and the stunning Desoto Airflow, a product of Chrysler's aerodynamics theories back in the 1930s. The venue is a very picturesque setting in a field close to Chelford, just a few miles down the road from the amazing Jodrell Bank radio telescope, a landmark that can be seen from many places across the north west of England.
Photos from other car shows can be seen by clicking here when you've finished with the pictures below.