Not sure what to do this weekend? There are a number of Classic Car events taking place!
Click the links below to find out more!
Prescott Long Course Hill Climb
Car Fest from 31st July to 2nd August
Billing Land Rover Fest, Northampton
You can see more events from around the UK listed here:
Today we thought we’d update you on the whereabouts of the Russ Carpenter Racing Car!
If you’re not familiar with Russ Carpenter, why not take a trip down memory lane and read our original post for a bit of back-story
The car will be visiting the English Riviera Classic Car show THIS Sunday (26th July)
The Riviera Classic Car Show, Torbay Old Wheels Club, Paignton Seafront
As well as making appearances in August:
- 16th at The Cranleigh Classic Car Show in Surrey
- 29th – 30th at The Wings & Wheels, Dunfold Park, Surrey
- 31st at Camberley Car Show
Today we’re looking at creative classic car conversions, we’ll be posting a feature like this whenever we find an awesome use of a classic car.
Such as today’s featured company – Pure Vintage Coffee!
The company has two classic car conversions to date, which are both extremely creative uses of a car body. The first is a 1955 Morris Minor which they have converted to be a DIY Hog Roast which you can hire for special occasions.
The second is a 1966 Austin A35 which they converted into a mobile fair-trade coffee van, they take this to local shops and events to sell their delicious coffee and sweet treats! You can even see a gallery of the conversion process here: http://www.purevintagecoffee.co.uk/#!gallery/c20xu
‘We would like to think we are the first and only Austin coffee van that serves fairtrade and organic coffees/teas and treats.
Our mission is to give great service, serve fantastic coffee, meet new friends and create a new and unique experience for all you coffee lovers out there. We’ve gone as far as to have barista training to bring you the ultimate coffee experience. That’s how serious we are about getting it right for you.
Our 2nd mission (if you can have 2) is too convert many more 1950s/1960s pick up trucks and have a small chain of vintage vans serving fair-trade coffees’
You can find out more about the company by visiting their website here: www.purevintagecoffee.co.uk
‘A film about the quality, craftsmanship and heritage of The Charles Ware Morris Minor Centre and their ongoing work producing Morris Minors for generation upon generation’ MGL Media
‘The legacy continues’ – Matt Holt
Silverstone Auctions will be holding their biggest-ever classic car sale at The Silverstone Classic from the 23-26 July
‘They have compiled over 130 lots of premium modern and classic road and race cars of all eras, as well as motorbikes, luxury lifestyle goods and automotive memorabilia – there is something for everyone.
The two-day road car sale will see a variety of high quality low-mileage and single-ownership cars, as well as beautifully restored cars, barn-find restoration projects and some of the most iconic supercars – all of which will be going under the hammer on 25-26 July.
Accompanying the two-day sale will be a stand-alone competition car-only auction, the first sale of its kind offered by Silverstone Auctions. Driven by the unprecedented growth and
popularity of historic racing cars, Silverstone Auctions are proud to present an exclusive catalogue of nearly 40 entries, including championship-winning competition cars driven by
world-famous motoring legends’
(Source) via ClassicCarsForSale.co.uk
We came accross something interesting on Twitter today, the one and only Lobstermobile!
Spotted by @notandywalton in Hexham near Newcastle
We thought we’d post another Instagram Spotlight for you, seeing as we’ve been really enjoying the Instagram posts from @OhSoRetroEvents recently!
Oh So Retro organise events for classic car enthusiasts/owners, within the South East of England.
You can find out more about them and their events here:
Go and check out their instagram page for lots of great pictures of quirky classic cars!