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Gloucester Car Show - June 2012

Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on June 10, 2012 at 4:15 AM


The Gloucester Car Show  was held on June 10th and 11th at Highnam Court just outside Gloucester. Our friends Rose and John suggested this as a day out as they live next door to the estate and we were not disappointed when we went along with them for the show. We managed to get a few photos, as the weather stayed dry all day and you can see these by clicking on the photograph above.


A large selection of local dealers were there, which gave us a chance to look at some of the latest offerings  from the stables of BMW, Citroen, Audi and  many more. Williams were there with a selection of Morgans and as you can imagine the new Three Wheeler was getting a lot of attention. From MINI the New MINI Coupe was getting a big examination from us, even if we have now seen the car a 100 times already. We have had a real love hate relationship with this car but I think now we have courted the car long enough to know that it really is true love for us.


The stars of the show though were the vintage and classic cars that were displayed in front of the big house. Here you could see all sorts from  big and wonderful Bentley Blowers, to a classic Porsche 911 Turbo, from a Morris Minor van to a Jaguar E Type. The grounds and House at Highnam Court made a stunning backdrop for these beautiful motors.


There was one car that particularly caught my eye. Just in front of the big house was a stunning MX Derby Bentley which was a superb recreation of the Embiricos Bentley as built in 1938. This was done by Petersen Engineering from Devon. When I saw this car I wondered if it inspired the Morgan Aeromax, which is a modern day beauty that to my eye has very similar design cues to this motor.


Of the modern cars on view then the Nissan GTR stole my heart. An American style muscle car but with Japanese engineering and reliabilty - what apart from the £1000 a year car tax is there not to like?


This was a smashing day out for us and definitely an event to note on the calendar for the future. The gardens were a beautiful bonus too and we have highlighted these on The Life Blog here. These are well worth a visit even when there is no car show. Simply put, the garden is the cake, the car show the icing.

Categories: Car Events 2012

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