Elveden Car Show 2019 (part 2)

Continuing from yesterdays post this is part two where I took more photo’s from the other walled area of clubs stands. By this time we were creeping into the afternoon, there were some clouds in the distance, but it was still warm.

Elveden is an estate where they have local produce for sale, a very nice restaurant, some local craft shops etc. One of those little stalls crept into the main car show area. I had to laugh at this as the men looked totally bored while the wives and girlfriends had a good look around. The situation soon reversed when the men started looking at the cars and the women started playing with their mobile phones! 🙂

In the interests of equality as you have to be now days, I think that all wedding and bridal shows should have a car stands for the men!

Hot Rods;

Some more American muscle;

Small and sporty cars;

For road cars I am more of a Lamborghini fan than I am of Ferrari, but my all time favourite Ferrari has to be the 308 – the Magnum PI TV show car. I had posters of this car on my bedroom wall as a kid. The Ferrari club was well represented, I tried to talk to one guy but he was very up his own a$$ to be honest so I didn’t bother with the rest of them to be honest, a bit of a shame.

Bury Retro Car Club where I should have been.

The rest of the cars that took my eye;

On the way back to the car I felt it, a single drop of liquid falling from the sky. I walked faster back to the car, the faster I walked the faster it started to fall. While putting my show board away the single drop had started to turn into hose-pipe sprinkler.

Within a few seconds it was carnage, not much time to do anything it was that sudden. I just love this photo of improvised damage limitation.

For what seemed like a minute or so it was falling, the for the remaining ten minutes of so the rain slowed to a gentle drizzle. Not enough to wash my sun cream of though!

It stopped as quickly as it started, the sun came out and there was no more rain for the rest of the day. However the rain did enough to make a mess of the cars that were covered in a fine film of pollen and dust.

As it was near the end of the day I thought that I would leave the clean up for when I got home.

While waiting for the gates opening again I took a couple of artistic pics while sitting in my now slightly damp chair. Using the Ford truck’s hub caps to capture an unusual angle of my car.

A couple of hours later when we were allowed to leave I the show and enjoyed the trip back home. I gave the car a quick detail before I put her back in the garage.

So it has been four out of four car shows where it has rained for me, although the Elveden show wasn’t nowhere near as bad as the previous shows. All four apps said no rain as I said in my previous post, I’m even beginning to think there is a conspiracy against me. Either that or the wife has learnt how to do the rain dance so I stay at home and do some jobs around the house! I was supposed to go to a car show yesterday, but the rain was relentless so I didn’t go at all. I had intentions of popping over in the afternoon if the rain held off, which it didn’t. So technically that’s five shows that have been affected by rain. Surely it must improve.

About One man and his Mustang

I'm just a man with a Classic 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe and a collection of tools that just keeps getting bigger in order that I could do the job right. When I first started this blog this is what I wrote: "I had bought a project car, that had been neglected, set fire to, rusted and abused. As a result of that she needed a bare metal strip down, a nut and bolt restoration." Four and a half years later the car was completed, on the road and shown at the UK's premier Classic Car Show, everything that was done to that car is documented here. I now have the privilege to drive one of America's most recognised cars and a true Icon, the Ford Mustang. I'm still sane after the blood, sweat and tears, so would I do it again? Oh yes!
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9 Responses to Elveden Car Show 2019 (part 2)

  1. Tim Harlow says:

    Thanks for the rest of the wonderful photos. You have some very high dollar – expensive – cars there, especially the custom hot rods and the Ferraris.

    Too bad about the weather; we have been having similar here in Utah. I was going to take my ’72 Dart Swinger to a little show last week, but it was threatening rain – which it did later in the evening in buckets.

    After I got the car back and washed it, I noticed water on the floor in the front footwells. And more in the trunk (boot). I don’t know if the front windshield and back window are leaking or what. The restoration folks were awful, and we’ll leave it at that.

    Anyway, I hope your weather improves and you’re at more shows. Thanks again. Oh, and if you have any water ideas, I would love your feedback.

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    • Hi Tim. Thanks for your comments and the weather just has to get better.
      With regards to your water issues the early Mustangs were notorious for leaks. The best way is to get a stream of water from a can and pour in one place along the glass and check. Repeat until you find it. Is the cowl solid and not leaking from there? Again another main area of leaks. When my glass was fitted front and rear we used the rubber sealant for modern cars to make sure no leaks. Place news paper on the floor to spot the drips when pouring a little water on the seals.
      Hope that helps.

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      • Tim Harlow says:

        Hey, thanks for the great tips. I really appreciate that. I will also check the cowling, and I love the newspaper idea. So easy to spot wet paper. Older cars – a love hate thing. Thanks again.

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  2. bzerob says:

    Well done! Nice pics!

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  3. RichardReina says:

    Great photos; love the shots of the reflections in the hub caps, nice work.

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  4. Simon says:

    The weather and He Up There just love to play tricks on you car nuts I guess…..

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