Classic Car show at the NEC Birmingham
Onur, Nick, (driving his ’88 Nissan Silvia) and I headed up together to the Birmingham NEC on Sunday for the Classic Car Show.
We had a good run up, with very light rain from time-to-time, but it was belting down on the way back South.
Nevertheless, we had a really good day, that proved to be fun and interesting for all of us.
We’d barely starting looking around when Nick met a chap with a Reliant Scimitar SSC, built with the same engine as his Nissan Silvia. Though he may deny it, and I’m certain he lost all sense of time, he slipped straight into the geekzone 🙂
Onur saw a DeLorean just like the one in Back to the Future, KITT from Knight Rider, the Ghostbusters vehicle and Lightning McQueen from Cars – see photos 🙂 That made his day, as it would any 9 year old. To be fair, I was quite amazed at the level of detail these enthusiasts had gone to, but can;t deny some of it was very impressive.
I took the opportunity to join the MG Car Club, (which I’d been thinking about for a while), bought a new baseball cap and a few electrical connectors for Murphey, and took every opportunity to see how the MGB’s in “show quality” looked. I almost drooled when I saw some of the engines in these cars. For the life of me, I can’t fathom how much effort it must take to make them look like that. I bet they didn’t look that good when they left the factory, and I wondered if these cars ever actually hit the road, or are kept wrapped up in cotton wool in a nice warm garage!
All in all, it was a great day out, and I’d highly recommend visiting the show to anyone, whether you’re deep into classic cars or not. Here’s some pics of the day…