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#1 Ted Walker

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:34

Anyone going ??? I know Alan Brown is. My stand is in hall 3 . Its a very good day out ,but a bit pricey.

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#2 garyfrogeye

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:47

Hi Ted,

I'll be there doing my Midget & Sprite thing on the Club's stand. I'll pop over ans say hello if I get the chance.
I'm still trying to come to terms with losing my TNF Badge there last year.

Gary

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#3 Giraffe

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:19

The special offer for HSCC members would save me the sum of £1 on Friday entry, which is £25 on the door. :eek: (£20 Sat & Sunday).

#4 Pullman99

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:47

Hope to be there on the Sunday. Always look forward to this event.

#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:49

I'll be there on Friday (tomorrow!!).

#6 Robin Fairservice

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 17:11

A Jowett Jupiter won the "Classic Car of the Year 2010" competition and will be on display there.

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#7 elansprint72

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 21:08

It was a very enjoyable day today.

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#8 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:31

Another very nice yellow car:

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#9 Pullman99

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 13:54

Another superb "end of term" visit to the National Classic Motor Show last weekend. I went on the Saturday on a superbly sunny Autumn day in the Midlands and it looked really busy.

Too many cars to mention really but I even managed to catch up, on the Simca Club stand, with the ex-Patrick Collection Talbot Samba cabriolet with which I previously had some involvement.

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The ex- Patrick Collection Talbot Samba. The Collection had a Sunbeam Lotus too...and an... err...Talbot Tagora! All hidden away until sold (although I think that the Sunbeam was retained) at auction a few years ago.

The organsiers of the celebration back in April this year to mark the 40th anniversary of the World Cup Rally had a special display that feartured, amongst others, the winning Escort (FEV1H) of Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm. This was one of the truly great long distance events and one that captured the public's imagination in a way that few events have done since. From the Abingdon entries, the stand had one of the 1800s as well as the Austin Maxi driven by HRH Prince Michael of Kent and the Triumph 2500 that was severely damaged in the accident suffered in South America by Andrew Cowan and his crew. This is XJB304H that has been owned for many years by Patrick Walker. I took a serious look at purchasing this car in about 1982 when it was being sold by Julius Thurgood so it was nice to be able to sit in it again. I used to drive Brian Culcheth's second placed car (XJB305H) back in the early 1970s and I believe that this car was subsequently broken up.

All in all a great display and nostalgia at its best! Well done to everyone involved.

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The Mikkola / Palm World Cup Escort

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The ex-Prince Michael / Capt. Gavin Thompson Austin Maxi

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Two views of Patrick Walker's Triumph 2500 World Cup car. XJB304H was driven in the 1970 World Cup Rally by London to Sydney Marathon victors Andreew Cowan and Brian Coyle with Uldarico Ossio. The car was supported by The Football Association.

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Edited by Pullman99, 19 November 2010 - 18:41.


#10 arttidesco

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 14:32

Top pics every one, thanks for sharing, looks like I missed a treat with the World Cup stand and the proper FEV 1 H which I last saw in the paddock at Brands for the GP in 1980 !

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#11 Hamish Robson

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 15:29

Great WCR rally cars display. I hope they were promoting Dad (Graham)'s 40th anniversary book - he was due to attend but had to change plans at the last moment.

#12 Robin Fairservice

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 17:56

Here is the Jowett Jupiter that won the "Classic Car of the Year 2010" competition:

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#13 Pullman99

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:26

More from the NEC on Saturday 13th November.

Over at the MPH Show (combined admission with the NCMS), Jason Plato's BTCC winning Chevrolet seemed to be ignored by most visitors as far as I could see.

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This Bedford CF ice cream van was next to Beaulieu's Top Gear stand and was promoting one of hundreds of Jeremy's forthcoming DVDs out in time for Christmas!

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The Macallan whisky stand was displaying the ex-Ayrton Senna Lotus 99T (chassis 4) courtesy of Classic Team Lotus.

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Nice to see the 1988 Le Mans winning Jaguar XJR9 on the JDHT stand.

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The Morris Minor Owners Club was celebrating 50 years of a lilac assault on the senses.

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And, mentioning Morris, there seemed to be fewer plummeting Marinas on the Steinway piano stand this year. Although, this one seems to be missing a leg.

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Edited by Pullman99, 17 November 2010 - 09:27.