Practical Classics (UK) - - YOUR SHOUT - Daniel Tay­lor, South­port

I have been a reg­u­lar reader of Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics for a num­ber of years now and would like to first say that the team do a great job. My brothers Ben and An­drew are both clas­sic own­ers. Ben owns a 1997 E36 BMW 316i and An­drew runs a 2002 Ford Fo­cus ST170. Both cars are clean, low mileage ex­am­ples with very light mod­i­fi­ca­tions.

My daily driver is a 2001 Audi A4 1.8T but I don’t have the funds to make it show-wor­thy – I have a young fam­ily.

Ben and An­drew showed their cars for the first time Mo­tor­fest, Orm­skirk, Lancs. I tagged along with a friend.

The 316i and ST170 looked great next to each other, with a lot of hard work and el­bow grease hav­ing gone into get­ting them ready. They re­ally were tes­ta­ment to the lads, who looked so proud stood next to them.

All was go­ing so well un­til it be­gan to rain – hard. I ran across the park to Ar­gos to try to ob­tain some shel­ter for us. I re­turned tri­umphantly, £65 lighter, with a large pop-up gazebo.

At first this was a mas­ter­stroke, but then the wind came – blow­ing the rain into the gazebo.

It was a shame our first taste of show­ing cars was a washout, but it was still a pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence. Less rain next time!

The Tay­lor boys en­joy­ing Mo­tor­fest.

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