Another Great Haynes 100 – the 9th!

We attended the Haynes 100 this year as spectators for the first time, after several years of taking my hubby’s car. (which we did try to sell last autumn but it was not to be – probably too late in the season – but is in dry dock just to fix a little something – I’m not really sure what but I try to nod in the right places)

It did not disappoint and there was an abundance of people, cars, stalls and displays. It was a truly a village fair and more. The event is so well organised. Army cadets arrange the parking and the procession of cars, which go twice around the village. The cars are arranged in years, trying to cover each year for the last 100. This makes it a bit quirky.

There were lots of oohs and ahhs over this one – a Rohan Atkinson’s car lookalike from Mclaren:

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.. but these vintage old ladies earned many respectful looks of admiration at the other extreme:

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I love reading the little stories attached. There was one car owned since the 1960’s, bought with a reluctant  £70 loan from the bank. Fifty five years later the humorous comment was that the bankers posh car would have long rusted away – a pretty good investment, I should think.

The owners are passionate about their cars and puff with pride. There are the quirky ones which make me smile:

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Did you know minis where once produces with a trailer including a sink and burner for brewing a cuppa! Very English!

And the tiniest camper I’ve ever seen:

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And finally a photo of our old dear, a Mark 2 which features in my murder mystery, Murder, Now and Then. She will have to go now my hubby has retired – we know that, but we’ll just enjoy it a couple of months more maybe. Isn’t she lovely.

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