Thanks for that update and report Jason; glad to hear things went well, despite Martin's absence: some interesting cars about the grounds too. Maybe I'll put the kack-hander forward next June? Last minute hitch on that.
This year our club stand was the opposite of 2012 with 2 series cars on display and no fastbacks. Martin Bowden was due to have his car on the stand but technical issues meant he had to pull out unfortunately and of course my own H120 is still not quite finished!
Anyway we had Rosemary Pye & Ron Watson join us on the club stand both with Series 4 Rapiers and both with very different histories. Rosemary has owned her car since new in 1964 and along with her husband who was showing his rather lovely DB6 on the Aston Martin club stand, which he has also owned from new, must be part of a very exclusive club! Ron on the other hand has not owned his car quite as long but it has recently undergone a full restoration and had various people enquiring if it might be for sale.
Attendance was strong over the weekend, no doubt helped by the reasonably good weather and on the Sunday a considerable number of additional cars were parked outside, their owners having taken part in “drive it day” finishing at the show.
We seem to have laid regular claim to the corner stand at the show and over the weekend we agreed that next year we would be able to display 3, maybe even 4 cars and still leave room for the public to access the stand.
Below is a good photo of the club stand with both owners standing with their vehicles plus a few shots of some of the Rootes machinery that I found on Sunday.