Photographs taken at the Weston Park event.
This was the first time I'd been to this event, held at Weston Park in Shropshire. It is held over two days, so I decided to go on the Sunday, thinking that there may be more cars and other vehicles on show. As it was, there were quite a number of empty stands which was a shame. The weather on the Saturday hadn't been brilliant so perhaps this had put off some owners and clubs from turning up on day two. However the weather, as can be seen in the photographs featured here, wasn't bad at all.
Nevertheless, there were some interesting machines on show, including some very tasty looking American cars and pickup trucks (a personal favourite of mine). Also parked up within the lines of cars were two home-built (I assume!?) convertible conversions, based on standard saloon cars. The first was a white Austin A35 2 door, that had received a chop perhaps inspired by the prototype A30 convertible that can be seen at the Gaydon museum. Much deeper sill sections had been built, in order to maintain structural rigidity. I assume an engineers report would be required on such a modified car. The other converted car was an MG ZA Magnette, which still retained its 4 doors. The conversion looked to be of good quality, I expect a great deal of chassis strengthening had been necessary beneath the surface. Other vehicles that caught our eye include a stylish 5 window V8 Ford from 1938, a rare DAF 33 pickup (I'd not seen one of those before), a cracking little FIAT Topolino & 1500 convertible, a super Hudson that was seen out in the public car parking area, and a very unusual Rover 75 (P4?) based tourer.
Cars, lorries, vans and pickups seen at this vintage show!
Photos from more car shows in the UK.