Over 40 years separated the oldest and newest cars displayed by AROnline readers at last weekend’s BMC/BL Rally in Peterborough, with a varied array of old and new(ish) classics ranging from Rob Copson’s Triumph Dolomite to Sean Round’s 2014 MG.
A good day was had by all, and from my perspective it was good to finally put a few names to their respective faces – though it did feel for most of the morning that we were like ships that passed in the night. The downside to having spent the last 20 years attending classic car shows means its impossible to walk more than 100 yards without bumping into somebody that you a) know and b) haven’t spoken to since last year, so before you know it, it’s 2.30pm and you still haven’t made it through the woods to use the posh loos and avoid the showfield Chemi-khazis. Possibly too much information in that one, but nonetheless…
Anyway, great to see a good turnout of cars, including three previously owned by Mike Humble, two of which he couldn’t help but tinker with on the day, swapping wheels with Benjamin Adams on their matching R8s. As an aside, thanks to Mike for also both spotting and fixing my loose battery bracket on the Vitesse.
I shan’t bore you with the usual classic car show report (I used to joke in my magazine reporting days that they were fundamentally all the same), so instead have included a few pictures of my own Cars of the Show. We’re all different, of course, so feel free to post your own, or disagree with me intently!
Bonus points, too, for anyone who Woollards in public – Mike, Ben, Neil and I will kick things off…
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