An ed­u­ca­tion in hot rods

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Event News -

CHICH­ESTER COL­LEGE, WEST SUS­SEX, FRI­DAY 25 MARCH

More than 200 US-bred mus­cle cars and hot rods met up at Chich­ester Col­lege for a one-day show.

Among the nois­ier clas­sic en­trants was Eric Humphrey’s street le­gal 1969 Pon­tiac Fire­bird, which hit its rev lim­iter when he fired up its 1400bhp twin tur­bocharged 6.7-litre V8 for a demon­stra­tion.

Clas­sic Corvette Club UK brought along 30 or so cars, span­ning all seven gen­er­a­tions from a gleam­ing red 1958 C1 con­vert­ible through to the very lat­est C7. The ear­li­est car on show was a 1925 Ford Model T De­pot Hack, orig­i­nally adapted to take pas­sen­gers from rail­way de­pots and steamship piers to ho­tels and grand coun­try es­tates

The ‘Best of Show’ award went to Derek Chap­man’s 1938 Ford Stan­dard Busi­ness Coupe rod, while ‘Col­lege’s Choice’ went to Steve Man­zanero’s 1957 Cadil­lac Coupe De Ville.

More mod­ern en­trants in­cluded Paul York­shire’s ear-split­ting 2007 Chevy Im­pala SS Nascar, which com­peted in the Sprint Cup Se­ries in Amer­ica on the Tal­ladega Su­per­speed­way and Watkins Glen road course. Steve Have­lock Steve Man­zanero’s 1957 Cadil­lac Coupe De Ville picked up the Col­lege’s Choice award. He’s owned it for 19 years. Corvette fan Steve Bor­land with his C3-gen­er­a­tion model. He’s plan­ning its big out­ing for 2016 – Le Mans 24 Hours.

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