THORNEY CLASSIC CAR SHOW
THORNEY, NEAR PETERBOROUGH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, 15 MAY
An Austin Cambridge taxi with 500,000 miles under its wheels was among the stars at the Thorney Classic Car Show.
Held at the Cambridgeshire village’s museum, the event attracted some 50 cars from a Ford Mustang to a rare 1934 BSA saloon. It was held in conjuction with the Fenland Busfest being run in the nearby town of Whittlesey.
The A55 cab, owned by Wisbech & District Historic Vehicle Club membership secretary Derek Bond, is one only two remaining from a short-lived taxi variant of the model, supplied by BMC complete with illuminated roof sign and meter.
‘It’s a fascinating survivor,’ says Derek. ‘The car was new to a taxi firm proprietor in Cardiff who had a fleet of these cars and hand painted them from new. I’ve even managed to get in touch with the original driver.’
Thorney event organiser Tom Mortlock says: ‘It has been really successful and we’ve had a super variety of cars. Many thanks to everyone.’ Nick Larkin Derek Bond’s 1969 Austin Cambridge was delivered new in taxi specification.