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WITH YET ANOTHER RECORD CROWD, the interest in vehicle heritage was very much to the fore at the amazing Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the Birmingham NEC last month. Here, over 71,000 people came through the doors from all over the world to enjoy another fantastic three-day spectacle.
With Lancaster Insurance staging its family theme this year on its own stand in Hall 1 it was showing off vehicles with such a connection in some way or other from the vivid lilac millionth Morris Minor, to the black 1973 MG Midget onto the Oxford Blue 1955 Land Rover. Combined alongside the Lancaster's family owned 1925 Bentley 3 litre said to be the shortest model they ever made; the Lancaster Insurance sponsored show was off to a good start.
This year's 20 finalists for the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership were all on show and voted for by the visitors attending the show. Among the outstanding cars for this reporter was John Georgiou's 1959 Hillman Minx Series III. He had bought the car in April 2012, which he ran for a few months and discovered that he had rust holes in the floor and much more. Much of the work he did himself including the spraying.
Another treat was Trevor and Brain Ford's metallic blue 1978 Morris Marina Special Saloon and is only one of six to be known to exist today. This car fitted with the shows family theme here as all of the Ford family had a Marina or Ital of one kind or other. The family have owned the car since 1999 and some six years ago they took it off the road and have restored it to concours condition. This was my personal winner; as an apprentice I was right there when this model was introduced, and drove and repaired them for in the 1970s.
Rather on a sad note was Rob Sargent's 1969 Ford Cortina Savage Mk2, that of course features the Essex V-6 3 litre with Zodiac transmission and a Laycock overdrive. It was originally created by Jeff Uren a racer and Ford comps manager at one time. They were the ultimate and current owner has been the custodian of this car since 1990, which cost him £3,300 to buy. He has won a whole host of major competitions with this car. After talking with Rob from the front end of the car he showed me what had happened the previous Friday afternoon to the back end; 'oh dear' what a sight!
While unloading the car from his trailer the winch brake did not click in and with the confines of the site it came down the ramp at some speed and collided with the replica Brooklands 1911 Wolseley 16/20 C3 racing car near side hub cap, which didn't even leave a graze mark on it. Sadly the Savage didn't come off so well and was well sliced up at the back, and will need at least £3,000 to get it right again.
However Rob was very brave to keep the car here on show and was appreciated by the organisers...