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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

In re­sponse to the rather hos­tile com­ments re­cently aired in Clas­sic Car Weekly re­gard­ing the age of cars at clas­sic shows, I would like to speak up for en­thu­si­asts who own cars younger than 20 years old.

I own two Rover 75s that are both ap­proach­ing this thresh­old – one is a daily work­horse with a few bat­tle scars, and the other is a pre-pro­duc­tion ver­sion that I en­deav­our to keep in a smart con­di­tion for at­tend­ing club meets and oc­ca­sional shows. These cars have re­cently suf­fered from var­i­ous scrap­page schemes and are con­se­quently be­com­ing a rarer sight on our roads. As ex­am­ples of prob­a­bly the best built MG Rover cars of mod­ern times, I be­lieve that they are wor­thy of some at­ten­tion by fel­low en­thu­si­asts, along with any other ve­hi­cle that is of in­ter­est for what­ever rea­son.

When­ever I at­tend a clas­sic car show there are usu­ally sev­eral hun­dred ex­hibits on dis­play, and all of­fer some in­ter­est to the vis­i­tor. If some at­ten­dees find the pres­ence of more re­cent ve­hi­cles ob­jec­tion­able, then sim­ply pass them by and find some­thing of more in­ter­est.

The no­tion of in­tro­duc­ing leg­is­la­tion to ban ve­hi­cles of a cer­tain age seems a lit­tle un­friendly to me. Live and let live, I say. David Ed­monds, Worces­ter

Both of these cars de­serve a place at clas­sic shows, reck­ons David Ed­monds.

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