This was my fourth car show of year and was in a beautiful little village in Suffolk called Elveden, the best bit was that this show was to be held within their Walled Garden. This was my first trip here and wasn’t to sure what to expect. The sun was promised all day and most importantly no rain! Make a note here – that all four apps I use said “No Rain”. I had a beautiful drive to the show some back roads with very picturesque fields and open spaces. Window open, engine throaty burble and countryside. This was going to be a nice day.
I took rather a lot of photos during the day and decided to split them over a couple of days so it’s not photo overload. The main area was for the general public cars, I spotted that the Bury Retro Car Club was there in the club area. I explained to an official walking around that I wanted to join them as I belonged to the club. He said that I had to stay there within the public exhibition area, apparently “Health & Safety wouldn’t allow me to move.” 🙁 I couldn’t be bothered to argue with him, which was down to the fact I was enjoying the nice weather and chilling with the cars. The second walled enclosed grass area was similar sized to the main area, but they had more room to spread out due to less cars in there.
Anyway, in no particular order I wondered up and down the rows of some gorgeous cars and chatted to some very nice owners, and few of them ladies which was a pleasant change.
A rare Crayford Cortina took my eye and was great condition.
My car getting a little attention from the public. 🙂
There was a woman just standing behind my car saying “I’m in love.” I heard her as I walked back from the other area and stood next to her. I chatted for a minute or so unaware that I was the owner. She said I want to find the owner and ask if she if she could sit in it. I said to her “I don’t think he would mind”, and I opened the door. She said ‘you can’t do that’ and looked a little worried. I just smiled and said “Don’t worry, it’s mine, and do you still want to sit in it?” With that she handed the reigns for her toddler to her eldest son next to her and sat in my car. She sat there for a minute just staring at the dash. Then she wanted to know what all about the car, so I told her the story. She said that I had made her day, while her children took lots of photo’s of her in the car. I had some as well, but she explained for personal reasons, if I wouldn’t post them on any social media. I agreed of course and she explained to me why. So for that lovely lady, consider your requests granted, but I also have to say it was my favourite part of the day.
Tomorrow I will post ‘part 2’ where we will have the club stands, Hot Rods and some super cars too.
7 thoughts on “Elveden Car Show 2019 (part 1)”
What a lovely looking show. That was pretty cool with the lady. Too bad we couldn’t see the photos, but it is great that respected her wishes.
Thanks Tim. The lady in question was the highlight of my day too. It’s just a nice feeling to be able to make someone that happy by something so simple. I will definitely be doing that show again. 👍
That’s great! That is what is cool about cars – they can be a connection to long lost emotions and memories.
Great story, great shots, and I agree with the other commenter, it’s nice to see the variety of cars, especially the British and American iron mixed together like that.
Thanks Richard, we got some rather nice Italian super cars coming today and a handful of hot rods too. It was a great mix of cars and the best show so far this year.
I love these multi-marque car shows—such variety, and little of the same old, same old. Thanks for the coverage.
Thanks John, there is more pics to come tomorrow. 👍