I’ve been searching around all over the place, but haven’t managed to find much more than a couple of sentences about we’ve got in store for this year’s show, but if it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be a cracker – about 8,000 people tipped up to leave smudgy little finger prints on the immaculate paintwork and gleaming chrome on display…
(2009 Show) More than 150 classic cars and bikes will be on display along Mortimer Street, William Street and Bank Street between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Cars on show include a Ford Model T, originally a 1913 town car that has been painstakingly reconstructed by its owner over a period of two and a half years using photographs, a black 1924 Tourer, a genuine Detroit open top car and a Yellow Spitfire 1500, which was originally a racing car and was converted in later years to a road car.
There will also be a 1970s Triumph 1360 Convertible, which was raffled in the Daily Telegraph in 2001, a variety of Morris Minors and Minis and a wide selection of American cars that have been lovingly renovated by UK enthusiasts, including Cadillacs and Chevrolets.
Motorbikes appearing at the event include a highly sought-after Triton. Made from a 1960s Norton frame and a Triumph engine, this was the crème-de-la-crème of bikes to have in the 1960s. Its owner, Brian Smith, will also be exhibiting a number of motorbikes from his collection including a 500 Royal Enfield, a bike he was keen to obtain and spent months searching for on eBay, only to finally find one collecting dust in a garage no more than 25 yards away from his house.