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Post by MarkHawkins » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:12 pm

I think I might visit this at Stowe House this year in something suitably brown ..

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Post by David Tew » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:31 pm

I love the idea and to award 'Concours d’Ordinaire' is inspired! It could only happen in the UK. :)

I see a previous winner was a Nissan Cherry Europe. I'm amazed that any still exist considering they were built in Italy by Alfa Romeo (i.e. Fiat) using recycled Russian steel. :-o


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Post by philhoward » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:43 pm

David Tew wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:31 pm
I see a previous winner was a Nissan Cherry Europe. I'm amazed that any still exist considering they were built in Italy by Alfa Romeo (i.e. Fiat) using recycled Russian steel.
If ever a car was destined NOT to survive, that would be it. Also known as the Alfa Romeo Arna IIRC. Had a look on Wikipedia and it was, plus:
Wikipedia wrote:As of July 2018, there are only two Arnas shown as registered in the United Kingdom, a 1.2SL and a 1.5Ti, although up to four cars are believed to exist in total. Both of the Arnas recorded are listed with SORNs, meaning that they are no longer legally driven on public highways.[11]
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I did actually have a look and they're listed as Cherry Europe, so it must have been one of them..


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Post by MarkHawkins » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:26 pm

A few photos from my visit today. All entries were closed so I had to park the 6a in the regular NT car park.
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Very nice, but is it in the spirit of the show?
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Austin Maxis were well represented. One had two labaradors in the back - more dog space than a GTE but still a bit cramped with a dog guard up!
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The only Scimitar I saw.
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Cars were still arriving ..


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