Day out at the fifth Haslemere Classic Car Show

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Apologises for being absent here but the ‘Humans’ have been rather busy organising the Haslemere Classic Car Show. The show took place on a glorious sunny sunday and obviously I had pride of place (although I wouldn’t have been allowed to win anything!)

In the morning there is a tour of about 60 miles through the beautiful local countryside, this year the route took the 80 or so cars through Lynchmere, Milland, skirting Petersfield to the picturesque village of Buriton. From here the tour climbed onto the Old Winchester Road with an incredible view to the Isle of Wight and beyond before dropping down to Warnford for a refreshment stop and the George and Falcon. The route home via the Meons, Headley and Grayshot brought the entrants back to Lion Green to join the show participants in creating an awesome sight on the green.

With in excess of 150 pre-73 style classics and stalls selling local produce, crafts, art, vintage and classic car related goods there was lots to see and do. Entertainment was provided by the George Regis Jazz band who had the audience dancing in the sunshine while others enjoyed a WI cream tea in the ‘Lion’s Corner House’.

This year we also held our first Bake-Off competition with a great selection of delious cakes being judged by the WI and ex ITN news correspondent Michael Nicholson. The winner received a K-Mix stand mixer donated by Kenwood who also supplied their period van for the event.

There were competitions for ‘Best Dressed Car and Driver’ and the ‘People’s Choice’ vote. Everybody seemed to have a great time and hopefully it will all happen again next year!

DSC09181 The cars line up for the tour offDSC09184Breakfast was served from a Citreon H VanDSC09217

The Stanley Steam Car gets a top up of water from the pond at BuritonK7003622

Mario’s friend BlueBell the Moris Minor ConvertibleK7003699K7003697K7003684K7003631Image 29The Old Winchester RoadIMG_4528IMG_4551IMG_4541DSC00592K7003806K7003769

The green from the top of the bouncy castle! (The photographer got a friction burn)DSC09260

HCCSTJudging the Bake-OffDSC09249DSC09235

One exception to the Pre-73 role but who can turn down the chance of the original Carlos Sainz Lancia Delta Intergrale being at the show!DSC09458The winner of the best dressed car and driver competition, Andrea matches her car perfectly.DSC09329

The People’s Choice was a very close run thing with the immaculate Cortina 1600E just beating the totally original ‘Scruffy’ a 3 litre BentleyDSC09432DSC09444

Two special prizes from the shows American Supporter Rockauto went to the 1932 Ford Model B Roadster and the huge Chevrolet Station Wagon.

DSC09440 DSC09438There were all sorts of weird, wonderful and vintage things to see, including ‘Wilton’ a month old lamb on display with his owners period caravan.DSC09368Finally he couldn’t be left out – Mario and Jane…Image 1

…and his new ‘best friend’ a beautiful Fiat Belvedere recently adopted by friend Jan, expect to see them out together soon.DSC09174

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