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British Car Day 2017 – Part 1

It’s a new year, so it was time for another annual British Car Day. This time IĀ attend in my own British car, the Rover SD1.

Last years British Car Day was the first one I had attended, and it was awesome. I swore there and then that I would attend the next one in my own SD1, and I’m pleased to say I kept that promise, and I entered the show with my SD1.

Compared to last year the weather was a bit rubbish, it was overcast and drizzling on and off all day, but it held off actually raining until the very end. Despite the average weather, the turnout this year was impressive. All clubs had a good showing, and there was a huge variety of cars to drool over.

Obviously being in the SD1 we made our way through the field over to the Wellington Rover Club display. The turnout from the Rover club was great, with a good showing of SD1s, P6s, A couple of newer model Rovers, and the odd Range Rover.
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This P6 was pretty brutal looking. Must be a hoot to drive. A big fuel injected 3.9 V8.
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This one was unique, with matte black paint, and it sounded amazing.
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A Couple of SD1s.
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The Rover Club lineup.
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Michael’s immaculately restored VDP was in attendance again. It had a full ground up restoration a couple of years ago, and is stunning.
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This Vitesse is one I haven’t seen before. Looked good in Silver Leaf. I’m not sure on the side skirts personally, but the rest of the car was in good shape.
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Once again the MG club was showing some great cars, including a couple of polar opposite MGFs
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One was a full road car, in lovely condition, and one was a stripped out race car, with a cage.
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There was this lovely looking MG TF too, in a very eye-catching shade of blue.
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There was a surprising amount of Triumphs around too. Sadly there wasn’t much organisation, there were Triumphs spread out all over the place.
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There were plenty of Stags around. This one was looking great, very tidy.
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An eclectic lineup. A Triumph, Lotus, Capri and Cosworth.
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A gorgeous little (and I mean little! I don’t know how you could get in it unless you are about 3Ft tall) Lotus
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Even the Lotus getting in on the trend. Much Vegan. Wow.
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Sweet Capri
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This Cosworth was mint. Would love to have a drive in one of these some day.
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Speaking of cars I want, these Caterhams (or similar) are on the list of “one day” cars.
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This cute little Morris truck (Is it a truck or a van?) is an Ex Promo vehicle, hence the partly removed sign writing wrap. Looked to be a nice solid vehicle.
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There was no shortage of old Landies on display. This was out on its own, but there was a large display elsewhere.
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OOOOOOOoooooh, This display of Escort Mexicos was awesome. Love the colors!
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I saw this little Jowett Javelin last year, and it never fails to please. It’s just such an out there little car. The engine is horizontal (boxer), and sits super low down, with the radiator on top of it. The whole grille opens up to allow access.
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Of course I couldn’t NOT head over and have a look at this modern beast…. An amazing Mclaren 570s. What an incredible car. Everyone was flocking to it.
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I have no idea what this is, Carjam identifies it as a “Hispano-Suiza”, but wow it was bloody huge!
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These Vauxhalls were cool
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Another random Stag. Cool, very 70s color.
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Wonder Wolseley
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Some Morries with bonus MGBGT
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And it wouldn’t be a British Car Day without Minis.
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This Mini was incredible. Not only was the exterior immaculate, and the interior stunning, but it had a treat under the bonnet. The work that has gone into this car is huge.
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PART 2 IS OVER HERE!

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