Generic Rub­bish Ve­hi­cle Event

The more mun­dane the mer­rier was the or­der of the day for this get-to­gether of slightly less de­sir­able clas­sics

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Richard Gunn

This an­nual fun gath­er­ing, now on its sixth stag­ing, was a cel­e­bra­tion of cars that don’t of­ten get a lot of cel­e­bra­tion.

Or­gan­ised by mem­bers of the Au­toshite on­line fo­rum, it was, as par­tic­i­pant David Mars­den de­scribed it, ‘sheer au­to­mo­tive ba­nal­ity’. Es­sen­tially, the more un­ex­cep­tional and de­crepit the clas­sic, the more wel­come it was.

If a Lada and Lam­borgh­ini had si­mul­ta­ne­ously turned up at this year’s venue, Lin­colnshire’s Bubblecar Mu­seum, then the Lada would have got the lion’s share of the love. Un­less the Lambo was es­pe­cially knack­ered, of course.

Chief en­ter­tain­ment for the three-day event was the on­go­ing work on an early Citroën BX that had been ac­quired by a bunch of fo­rum mem­bers. It ar­rived non­func­tional on the back of a trailer and wouldn’t start. By the end of the first day, it was run­ning again.

There was a lot of in­ter­est in this nice and dis­tinctly rare post-facelift 1981 Tal­bot alpine Gl. ac­cord­ing to owner John king, there are only two ex­am­ples left of his Tal­bot Hori­zon Ul­tra from 1984 – and the other is off the road. a qual­ity sign for a qual­ity event. Tom Ford­ham from lon­don with his 1993 Jaguar XJ12. ‘it breaks my heart reg­u­larly.’ David Mars­den lost his 1982 citroën Dyane’s orig­i­nal bon­net on a mo­tor­way. Glo­ri­ously beige 1983 citroën BX was bought col­lec­tively by a few mem­bers of the group. Here, Joe carr trys to get it run­ning – all part of the week­end en­ter­tain­ment. ABove ABove Be­LoW

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