Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Hot Shiny Metal

A sunshiney day and an annual car show in the grounds of a local business brought out the crowds at the weekend. If the weather's good, all the fancy cars come out of the garage and get washed and waxed ready for a big day out. Here are some of them.....
The Bricklin SV-1 is a gull-wing sports car assembled in St John, New Brunswick, Canada from 1974 until late 1975, the creation of millionaire Malcolm Bricklin. Less than 3000 cars were built before the company declared backruptcy. I wonder how many are still on the road.

Austin Healey "Bugeye" or "Frogeye" Sprite, produced in UK from 1958 to 1961.
1960's VW Bug and 1970's VW Thing. The Thing (also known as VW Type 181) was originally developed for the West German Army and is a two wheel drive four door convertible. It was manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen from 1968 to 1983. And fun to drive!
TVR 280i. TVR is an independent British manufacturer of high end lightweight sports cars from 1947 to present day. This one's for sale, fancy a test drive?

What can I possibly say about this? Useful if you need to be rescued in a flood I suppose.


  1. Looks like a fan thing to attend, not really my kind of cars, although that last one would be cool to drive for a laugh. :D

  2. The weird thing about this monster trucks is that they have no more ground clearance than a regular truck, maybe even less given that custom axles.

  3. Some beautiful cars. That Bug reminds me of a couple I've seen in pics- my parents had a couple of them before I was born.

  4. This would be of great interest to me. That first car reminds me of the deLorean (sp?) and that never got off the ground either. I had a Bug once...a 1966 but it had no heater and the kids complained so we traded it off. Nice shot, Shammy!

  5. My mother had (and loved) a VW Beetle for years. Oh the memories.

  6. Such beauties! Love each and every one!

  7. Love the VW, used to have a 1964 back in the 70s. I remember "The Thing", it was an interesting vehicle when it came out.

  8. Come in number 59.. it's the winner for me in this selection Shammi.. yikes that last vehicle is a beast 😀😀

  9. Really good photos! I love attending events like this.
    I haven't owned any of those sports cars, but I have had several old VW bugs.
    Although I appreciate the creativity in making them, I don't get the allure of trucks like the one in the last photo...


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