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