Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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Vintage Prescott

Saturday just gone saw me off watching speed hillclimb once again, this time in the guise of pre-1930's racing cars. First off though, what should I find in the camping field, but a slightly more modern classic.

It was, of course a Daimler Dart, which people who've been following my various WiPs may recognise as the model whose engine Edward rather overcooked in the 1960s:
Vintage Prescott August 2012 (2) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (4)


After that, though, I wandered around at the bottom of the hill, taking photos of all shapes and sizes of cars at the start and in the paddock:

Vintage Prescott August 2012 (5) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (7)


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Then I walked up the hill, with occasional stops to greet friends, browse trade stands and eat an ice cream (in between rain showers), taking pictures of yet more interesting cars:

Vintage Prescott August 2012 (18) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (23)


Halfway up the hill was a display of very expensive cars due to be auctioned later in the month:
Vintage Prescott August 2012 (25) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (26)

Vintage Prescott August 2012 (27) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (28)

Vintage Prescott August 2012 (29) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (31)


I'm afraid my main reaction was "but are they any fun to drive?" No such worries with the cars going round Pardon bend, though:

Vintage Prescott August 2012 (40) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (48)

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That first one was Sue Derbyshire, incidentally. Sadly I didn't manage to note many of the names of the other drivers I photographed. The day was also enlivened by regular steam-bys from a train, and a wide range of vintage and classic cars in the car parks:

Vintage Prescott August 2012 (59) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (60)

Vintage Prescott August 2012 (64) Vintage Prescott August 2012 (68)


Full set of photos starts here.
Tags: inspiration, out and about, photos, real life
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