Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Event News -


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

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