YOUNGTIMER CAR SHOW
GAWSWORTH HALL, CHESHIRE, 30 MAY
Cars from 1970 to 1990, their owners, and enthusiasts with a ‘Youngtimer’ ethos converged on Gawsworth Hall in Cheshire, a beautiful garden setting for a brand-new classic car show. The inaugural accolade of ‘Car of the Show ‘ was presented by Fuzz Townshend to Roger Coleman’s stunning 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage ‘X Pack’.
Among the local clubs in attendance were the Northwest Casual Classics, and the Hare and the Hounds Classic Vehicle Club. A rare sight on these shores was Steve Plant’s ‘timewarp’ 1972 Ford Mustang Grande. This over-sized executive version of the Mustang won ‘most original car’.
Fuzz was kept busy talking to owners and enthusiasts. ‘It’s a great event, dedicated to more modern classics and this is how things are going to emerge,’ he says. ‘The important point here is that older classics are still perfectly welcome when the focus is on more modern classics. When it’s the other way around, older classic meets can get a bit sniffy about more modern vehicles, but here they have shown the way forward. Nobody is snooty about having some older bangers in here.’ Andy Talbot