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orkney vintage club 2023 saturday plus new added sunday pics


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Its our local vintage club show and this year there was an awesome original 70s custom in all its garish glory and its probably my fav this year. The special displays are vw golfs as they celebrate the half centuary this year and triumph. There should be a lot more cars tomorrow as there was an agricultural show on elsewhere today so a lot of farmers were there. Many more pics in my flickr albums, sorted into the different groups -  https://www.flickr.com/photos/111449995@N04/albums

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a few pics from sunday, much more at the above link. i think my fav today was the ford saphire cosworth with an engine swap to the cosworth v6 from the the scorpio and a pair of turbos. a lot of work in the conversion especially to look as factory as this one. I've included some land rover conversion that can be built using c1 transkits and a little imagination

 

 

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43 minutes ago, Anglia105E said:

Good selection of interesting cars there Les . . . One that I particularly like is the Rolls-Royce hearse for some reason, and that is how a proper Ford Escort Twin-Cam should look . . . four big Cibies up front !

David

the hearse is the old town hearse. it was laid up in a shed and completely forgotten since the mid 50s. they only found out about again in the mid 90s when they went to demolish some old buildings. they were told it was empty and it very nearly got flattened when the digger put the roof down. if they had started at the other end the hearse would be destroyed so it just luck that it survived. my uncle has it stored in one o fhis sheds but its belongs to everyone in orkney. It still runs like new even with all the crud on it. at one point the council were trying to sell it but we convinced them it was better to keep it here where it was in its history instead of selling it south where it would have been ruined by restoring it. each of the rear windows is hand engraved and replacing one would cost over 50k

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A nice eclectic variety of vehicles at the show Les.  The pickup that had the Vanden Plas grille fitted was a bit novel. Did it come from a VP 1100 or a 4litre R I wonder?

Living up in the Orkneys I guess you get to see the Northern Lights regularly. It is one of those things I would really like to see!

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5 minutes ago, Bugatti Fan said:

A nice eclectic variety of vehicles at the show Les.  The pickup that had the Vanden Plas grille fitted was a bit novel. Did it come from a VP 1100 or a 4litre R I wonder?

Living up in the Orkneys I guess you get to see the Northern Lights regularly. It is one of those things I would really like to see!

i'm not sure but it turns out i've known the builder and painter for years but never knew it existed. They did a mk1 escort van into a pick up too (i owned it for a couple of weeks) and a early bedford cf with more custom paint that i do remember but this one was new to me. The bonnet is completely scratch built and is the only non original part. it took me a while to realise it was a vauxhall cresta under all that paint. The best time to get the northern light is frosty nights between novemeber and febuary but they have been seen further south for the last few years so you may only have to go to rural yorkshire to see them this year. if you see a solar flare mentioned on the news you will be able to see it that far south. they never look as good as the photos do though unless its a really big flare but those pics tend to be poorer quality due to the obvious interferance from the flares.

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5 hours ago, Anglia105E said:

Lots of blue bits on the Cosworth V6 in that Ford Sapphire . . . Does that say ' Massey Haggis ' on the front of the Massey Ferguson ?

David

unfortunately its harris which ironicly is an island that makes fine haggis, the owners missed atrick there, lol

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