FOOTMAN JAMES RESTORATION SHOW
Minis among the highlights at multi-marque Somerset event.
Plenty of classic car fans descended on the Bath and West Showground in Somerset for the Footman James Restoration Show on November 5-6. Running for the 16th time, the multi-marque event attracted a healthy number of Minis and Mini-related traders.
Inside the halls were displays from Bristol Mini Drifters, Retro Fundraising and the Midas Owners Club, with a late Cooper Sport from the Yeovil Car Club and what was claimed to be the oldest registered production Mini Moke also present – one from the first batch of 10 ordered by the Devon Fire Brigade. Outside, a good turnout of Minis included a Works-inspired Mk3, a MkI Cooper S and DOM 337C, a superb replica of the two famous twin-engined ‘Twini’ prototypes built in the ‘60s.
The main appeal for many, however, was the vast autojumble and trade area. Plenty of bargains and materials could be had for those winter projects at rock-bottom prices, and many came out with several carrier bags full of goodies!
The oldest registered production Moke.
Tidy Works replica.
Twin engined Cooper S.