Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 15-17th July 2012 Show Report.
Club Stand on Sunday morning.
This was our 3rd year at this event. We were the first Club
to arrive on Thursday 14th, the set-up day, and this gave us
the opportunity to officially increase our pitch area. Friday 15th,
Press Day was wet and windy and our gazebo was shredded! However, as
usual there were lots of interesting vehicles to see in the paddock and
on the track.
Vauxhall Maloo 6.2 litre V8
Pick-up and 1920's 30/98
Vauxhall was officially represented this year by the Heritage Centre’s
splendid 1920’s 30/98 which in its day was a rival to the Vintage
Bentley. It looked splendid with its yellow paintwork as it made its
majestic way around the track. Vauxhall also brought along the
Australian made Maloo 6.2 litre V8 pick-up.
Everyone had there favourites, mine included ‘Brutus’ the 47-litre BMW
Aero Engineed Special from the Sinsheim Museum in Germany and Graham
Hill’s World Championship Winning BMW Grand Prix car from 1962. Also,
Sammy Miller brought along and demonstrated the legendary 1957 500cc
Moto Guzzi V8 Grand Prix Motorcycle. Our sponsors, Morris Lubricants,
brought along their Sentinel Steam Wagon which made an impressive sight
when it went around the track at some speed amidst clouds of steam and
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Fortunately the weather dried up for the Saturday evening fireworks
concert which, this year, was in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee and 50 years of James Bond films. Everyone enjoyed the
patriotic music and atmosphere, Union Flags were waved vigorously!
Union flags at the ready.
Richard and Colin doing there
Hannibal from The A-Team impression.
The weather improved on Sunday giving the photographers amongst our
members the chance to get some good shots of the track action around the
chicane. One of the highlights of the day was when the Red Arrows flew
over our stand! I feel proud the members and friends below promoted the
Club in such good spirit and out stand was one of the best presented
throughout the event.
Bryan & Marie Wilcox Cavalier Mk1 – OMY
Marilyn & Colin Scott Cavalier Mk1 – Charlie
Sportshatch – Robbie
Peter & David Norrish Chevette – Jamjar
Kevin Bricknall Cavalier Mk3 – Diplomat
Richard & Beth Watt Cavalier Mk1 – LOU
Cavalier Mk1 – Chalkie
Opel Ascona B – Bessie
Cavalier Mk1 Sportshatch – Greyhound
Vince Poole (019)