19 April 2013

Wheels Day 2013

Friday 29th March 2013, Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot, Hampshire.
The weather's been a bit unseasonal this year, but the conditions were good enough not to be a deterrent for the entrants or the crowds. Sure, there were some sodden parts (as some of the cars found out!), but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
More pictures here.

Model A pickup is sporting real-deal Halibrand wheels, while the '65 Mercury Comet wasn't exactly lacking the the rolling stock dept, sporting what looked to be genuine old-stock American Racing wheels:

Mercedes L319 motorhome was just lovely:

A car fit for royalty. The Martin Walter built Vauxhall Cresta PC estates were rare even when new (they were only produced between 1967-68) and very expensive; only two are known to exist. The Queen owned one as well, but the whereabouts of that car is not known.

MKIV Zodiacs are always a treat for the eyes:

Lowered Corolla on Rotas - simple and elegant:

Ford 307E van looks tuff:

Chevy AK truck had patina by the boatload:

Rock on to Corvette avenue:


Anyone for Golf?

1964 Pontiac Parisienne. Parisienne was the Canadian nameplate for the top of the line model sold in GM of Canada's Pontiac showrooms:

A personal favourite of Amazo-san's; late 70's C3 Corvette. Two-tone paint was a common colour scheme for 'vettes at the time:

1950 Ford; another car with great patina:

 1961–1963 Buick Special; it's aluminium block 215ci V8 led a long career as the Rover V8. We're digging that aerial:

Bar the wheel spats and lights, Triumph Renowns look like this from the factory. This one has a Ford V6:

A replica of the Rea Racing Transit that legendary TT racer Joey Dunlop used to transport his bikes around in. Full feature coming soon.

Slot mags, primer and zoomies - one cheeky Rascal:

After the Greenbrier at last year's event, this year we were treated to a Corvair rampside pickup:

Volkswagen Type 147 Kleinlieferwagen (small van), a design commissioned by the German Postal Service:

Farinas will be the next hot ticket, car wise. This MG Magnette's got attitude:

Can't build 'our' type of cars under IVA? Well this Pop passed the test. Get building, kids:

THAT Panhard:

Two legendary, yellow V8-powered MKII Consuls, but that's where the similarities end; the first is Henry Hirise. We'll be getting some magazine scans up from it's original build in the 70's , but trust us when we say that the restoration to it's former glory is absolutely faithful:

And the Mark Spooner-built Lemon Squash. Like it or hate it, it's a one-off:

'70 Dodge Dart Swinger:

Lovely Model A:

Don't be fooled by the '37 Ford looks; its a much modified 7W-shape Ford 10:

Is this an old build? Appliance wires on this Austin 12/4 Heavy saloon tend to suggest so:

'57 Ford Ranchero:

The fun wasn't restricted to the show area; this Vauxhall Chevette Special was in the car park area...

While this Transit minibus was tucked behind the stands. Yum.

£400 bought you this MKII Cortina with original strut tops...

...while a lot more money would be needed to take this '35 Ford delivery truck home:

The Opus HRF, a kit car created in 1967 by Geoff Thomas and Neville Trickett, the men behind the Minisprint. This example was very well finished; 'Allard Shorrck' badge and Dragstar rocker cover suggest the pre-crossflow has a lot of ponies waiting to get out:

Yes, that is a VW flat-four out back, and it ain't luggage. #awaits 16-page rant thread on popular modified car forum#

Fiat 130 saloon, debatable wheels:

Simca 1100 - making Minilites look good:

While this 1967-1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop can make anything look good. The 'non-letter' 300 series cars are seriously underrated, in our opinion.


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