Sunday, 25 May 2014

HUNGERFORD ARCADE WEST BERKSHIRE CLASSIC VEHICLE CLUB - PART ONE

Very rare 1968 Ford Mustang 63D Fastback
Owned by Rob Hutt

What a fantastic day we had at Hungerford Arcade today with our Classic Car Show.  It was bigger and better this year with even more club members than ever before bringing their fabulous cars to the Arcade.  It was wonderful to see visitors talking to the owners, looking under the bonnets and learning the history of the cars. Organisers, Colleen and Mike Kent were magnificent, as always, and helped make the show the success it is, even though Colleen was in a lot of pain with her knee and Achilles tendon. Get well quickly Colleen.

Because there were so many cars today, I am posting the photographs in two parts. Here is the selection for part one.
     Rob with his son-in-law, Paul Hyde in the
                1968 Mustang 63D Fastback










     






The rare bench seat in the Mustang 63D
There were only 256 Mustang 63D Fastbacks ever made with the rear bench.  It has the Deluxe all leather interior, overhead console and steering wheel.  This is the only one in the United Kingdom and there are now only 15 in the USA.  The first owner of this particular car was Mr. Alfred F. Theodore. On a trip from England to Michigan, he had been asked by his son to buy him a Mustang Fastback as it was his dream car, but when Alfred took delivery of it on his return to the UK, his son, sadly could no longer afford to buy it as he had spent a lot of money refurbishing his house.  Alfred did not mind at all and kept the car for 42 years.  It then came onto the market and Rob bought it.  It is still completely original, including the paintwork.

1952 MGTD
Owned by Graham Smith
This beautiful 1952 MGTD has been owned by Graham Smith for the past nine years. The full restoration, apart from the paintwork was carried out by Graham and what a fabulous job he has done.  Graham said the car was made in the same month and year that he was born, but the car has aged better. Graham's words not mine!

Interior of the 1952 MGTD


1962 Standard Companion 'Penny'
Peter Mason is a very lucky man.  He is the proud owner of Penny, a 1962 Standard Companion and Betty, a 1934 Standard.  The combined age of these two beauties is 132 years!
1934 Standard 'Betty'












Paul and Niki with their 1967 MG Midget
Paul and Niki Hyde (daughter and son-in-law of Mustang owner, Rob Hutt) brought their fully restored MG Midget to their first ever show.  It was always Niki's dream to own a Midget and thanks to her grandmother, was able to purchase a 1967 MG Midget.  It has taken them a long time to restore this car.  There were a lot of 1970's parts added to it such as a small steering wheel, the wrong wheels and seats which were all terrible. Paul and Niki got to work replacing everything with genuine MG Midget parts and it looks fabulous.
Rita
 Part Two will follow shortly.

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