Northamptonshire’s nursery for classics!
Winning formula provides a full field of dream cars
‘Anything-goes approach draws a rich variety of vehicles’
If you’ve ever travelled along the A45 near Northampton and looked across to the fields north of Junction 10, then you might have wondered what all those cars were doing parked up in the fields.
Whites Nurseries, Earls Barton, is the venue for a popular classic car and bike meet that takes place on the first Wednesday of the month in the evenings and also twice a year for a Sunday Brunch Meet.
While the Sunday events tend to attract fewer cars than the mid-week ones – 1000 plus at the April meet and near 700 in May – the anything- goes approach invariably draws in a rich variety of vehicles.
There’s everything from prewar machinery to contemporary conversation pieces, all lined up across the field, with a selection of trade stands and refreshment vans plus live entertainment for good measure. It’s a straightforward, but winning formula when done well, as here – the smell of bacon cooking and petrol engines provides a heady mix!
On this occasion the cars on display included a pink Cadillac wedding car, plus several vehicles carrying ‘For Sale’ notices, including different era MGs and a Volkswagen T2 camper.
The next weekday evening meet is on 7 June (4:30pm-9pm) and the second Sunday Brunch Meet is on 16 July (9am-1:30pm).
Variety is the keyword at the Whites Nurseries Sunday Brunch Meet, Earls Barton. Neil Callaghan’s 1978 MGB Roadster and Roy Shelton’s ex-chicken shed 1966 MGB.
Vince Cleary of Kempston, Bedfordshire, has owned his 1972 Lotus Elan +2 for six years, and likes the additional space it offers.
This 1937 Morris 8 Series 1, owned by Dr Jolyon Alderman, was exported to New Zealand and returned to the UK in the 1990s.