This Mini Moke was made in Portugal. There was a strong Moke club at the show. This was my favorite.
At about 11 AM - we left the apartment for the car show. We took a bus and a subway train - then a bus again. We paid 5 pounds each at the park to get in. Once we got in - we had lunch while 2 bands played American Soul Music. Then we started going up and down the aisles. Around 3 PM we had enough - and headed back to the subway station via bus. In Uxbridge - we found a neat pub and each had a pint for the ride home. We stumbled into the apartment about 6 PM.
Before 1968 - you were able to import British Cars with no problems. Then Ralph Nader started pushing the safety laws. You could no longer bring British Cars in - unless you modified them. There are still companies in England that buy pre-1968 cars - strip them down to the frame - then rebuild them to new. You get a pre-1967 title and can bring them home.
We did see two Ford Cobras there - plenty of Mustangs - a few Corvettes and Cadillacs.
The Rotary Club collected 10 pounds per person - 5 per pensioner
This Land Rover was registered in the 1940s category.
The BMW Isetta had 3 wheels.
This NSU Prinz was odd.
Fiat Abarth race car.
Fiat 500's are tiny - reminded us of our Honda 600.
This bare basic Mini was really nice.
This was an old Mini Huntsman
Signage was terrible - no brands - no models - no years
I have no idea what this was.
I had a 1961 MGA this color blue. This had a 1600 engine. Mine had the Twin Cam engine.
This tiny car was perfectly restored.
When I went to college in 1966 - this Morris Minor was about $1200 new.
The was a Citroen D-19 with the roof cut off and made into a travel truck.
There were plenty of American cars in the show - including this 1959 Ford Skyliner.
This tiny car had a giant V-8 in it.
They call them "rat rods" they look old - but the mechanics are superb.
This was beautifully restored - the interior is plain and beautiful.
This VW Van featured a "swamp cooler." You put water in the cooler and the wind evaporated it.
The fellow in red loved to talk about his Bugatti.
Mini's are popular cars over here - they were the British Beetle in the 60s. Note how much smaller it is than the VW.
In 1960 - Mini's ahead of there time - front wheel drive - 10 inches wheels - sideways engine.
Three wheel cars escaped taxes as motorcycles.
More 3 wheel cars avoided taxes.
Plenty of restored old taxis.
Another old taxi - beautiful restored.
The meter was on the outside of this cab.
This was an American Ford van. Note the flag - Elvis picture - gun door handle.
Bunch of American kitsch inside.
Except for the orange color - this was a cool Mini truck.
Old touring sedans.
How about a Rolls Royce.
A restored dump truck in garnet and gold color.
Hillman - my friend Richard Kantor had one of these.
This Mini Moke was made in Australia - note the bigger wheels.
I would like to bring home this English Mini Moke (donkey) - $10k to $20k.
This Ford Cortina had a V-8 beautifuly installed.
The DeTomaso Pantera had a 302 Ford V-8 right behind the driver's head.
We got ice cream cones here for 2 pounds - really creamy Cornish ice cream.
This pig nose Citroen truck was selling Anvil Coffee.
What a nice Mercedes 4 seater - only 105 HP.
There were lots of TVR sports cars - with Ford Cobra V-8's
This car was a zodiac.
VW Camper Van.
Inside of the VW Camper Van.
This is a Ford Anglia.
The fire engine had solid rubber tires.
Look at that combo - camper - trailer - VW van - Land Rover - Motorcycle.
The camper was selling stuff - note the door is on the other side.
This tiny camper was on a tiny mini-truck chassis.
This little 4WD camper - was really small.