Although an event primarily aimed at American Classics and hot-rods, the Beaconsfield show is open to any sports or classic car that wants to be marvelled at by the public. The show this year was held on a sunny bank holiday and featured a great range of classics and other hot-rods, plus a scattering of the odd TVR here and there. The show did not attract a large response from the local TVR community this year which was unfortunate, but those that did go enjoyed themselves immensely. The field was full of chrome as far as the eye could see and we also saw a number of classic British cars that sparked some interesting memories for some of us there.
Starting and finishing in Tring, the event comprised approx 80 miles of A/B roads throughout Buckinghamshire, interspersed with clues which the participants had to solve on the way. This was punctuated with a lunch stop at the Boycott Farm Shop near Stowe. 22 participants took part in 12 vehicles which included a Jaguar XJ, Subaru Impreza and a Ferrari amongst others, the latter seen here entering Wendover High St – these in addition to a wide assortment of Tivs naturally!
What an event! Cor - every sexy motor that you can imagine present. It was like the Goodwood breakfast meet of the North. One sausage, bacon and tomato sandwich, washed down with a coffee (all in aid of the YAA) and it was time to mingle, oggle and watch some cars leave in a rather spirited fashion. Until Oct then when the next one is on. Dont miss it!
Extra people had turned up at the meeting point for the drive out. This which resulted in more people coming than places booked at the yet to be announced venue for the meal. As it turned out two people were only along for the drive and a quick drink which meant that we were only two diners over the booked number. With everyone in attendance that had booked to come along the driving directions were handed out and we set off in an orderly procession. I was near the front, and it gave me a pleasant feeling when I looked back to see the string of TVRs, a Lamborghini and the red eurobox which had to replace a member’s V8 T350T due to gearbox problems (this time).