Classic cars at Tatton Park
Pictures from a jolly day in June 2005
As usual, I'd not been organised enough to actually book something in for this show at Tatton Park. In previous years I'd shown my old XJ12L, Spitfires, er indoors' A30 (before it went to the USA), and 10 cwt Ford pickup. So I was resigned to paying to enter the show, not that I mind particularly although it does add up a bit once you've paid to enter the National Trust grounds, then again to get in the show. Still, its a good venue.
As usual there was a good selection of classic and vintage cars to ogle over, with the sea of classics only occasionally broken up by some modern car or other. The show is billed as a classic & sportscar show, so I guess there's no avoiding the modern stuff occasionally. One of the main reasons I go to this show is for the autojumble, which can usually be relied upon to attract stallholders with all manner of olde partes. For once I'd prepared a list of things I was looking for, so I made a bee-line to the 'jumble and began my explorations. I didn't make any major discoveries but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
After perusing the 'jumble for an hour or two, it was off to the cars I went. Tatton doesn't attract many large commercials, but the variety of cars on show makes up for this. Club stands that stand out in my memory include the Austin-Healey club, who had a great many A-Hs on display, and the Standard Motor Club, who also fielded a varied range of models. The Morris J Type van stand was also up to its usual standard.
When you've finished looking at these photos from Tatton, you can see pics from other shows over here.