IN­TER­NA­TIONAL RES­CUE

Four halls of spares, cars... and loads of Euro­pean clas­sic fans

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Event News -

STONELEIGH PARK, WAR­WICK­SHIRE, 21 FE­BRU­ARY

A stag­ger­ing quan­tity of re­place­ment parts and rare spares for sale helped draw MG and Tri­umph devo­tees from all over Europe to this one-day event.

This crowded sea­son-opener felt busier than last year’s event, with trade stands tak­ing over three of Stoneleigh’s halls and the club stands spilling over into a fourth, nor­mally re­served for show­go­ers’ clas­sics.

There was also ad­vice on of­fer from 28 clubs: the Tri­umph Dolomite Club fo­cused its dis­play on reg­u­lar­ly­driven cars, while the Triple-M Reg­is­ter showed off a 1935 MG PB raced in the 1930s by Mau­rice Toum­lin.

Vis­i­tors, traders and clubs we spoke to were uni­ver­sally up­beat about the event. Tri­umph Sports Six Club club di­rec­tor David Em­brey said: ‘We had a lot of vis­i­tors us­ing our club shop and sign­ing up as mem­bers. The show also felt more or­gan­ised, par­tic­u­larly on the park­ing side – there was none of last year’s chaos of vis­i­tors strug­gling to get in.’

Stoneleigh is tra­di­tion­ally the first out­ing of the year for a lot of MG and Tri­umph own­ers, so it’s good to see it back on track with big crowds, a cheery at­mos­phere and a lot of great cars on dis­play. David Simis­ter

Nag­gers Auto Club grew out of five friends tak­ing their clas­sics on a trip to France and now caters for more than 40 cars. Here are mem­bers with a 1971 Tri­umph Vitesse MkII, 1969 MGB GT and 2003 MG ZR on the club’s stand.

Gra­ham Allen has owned his 1971 Tri­umph Her­ald 13/60 for 15 years, and uses it mainly for hol­i­days and week­end runs.

David Mar­shall’s Tri­umph Dolomite 1850 once ap­peared in

as an un­re­stored car. The 1972 auto is a rolling resto.

Wal­ter Petchey’s busi­ness TR North Es­sex, which stocks MG and Tri­umph spares, had this splen­did 1962 MGA MkII on his stand.

Gary Robin­son with daugh­ter Becky. Gary bought the 1979 MGB GT and a Ford Capri from a per­son to whom he de­liv­ered a par­cel.

Marc Cheney with his 1964 Tri­umph 2000 MkI and Neil Brown

along­side his 1971 Tri­umph 2.5 PI, now fit­ted with a Stag V8.

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