Classic Motor Show Welcomes Retro Cars
Club Peugeot UK will showcase a couple of 304s, a GpB 205 T16 rally special and a 205 GTI. Autobahnstormers will present cars which have practically disappeared from the British roads, namely a Monza GS/E, Carlton 3000GSI and a Lotus Carlton.
The Fiesta Club of Great Britain will come with a pair of rare Eighties MkI Fiesta XR2s, while the Ford RS Owners’ Club will have an RS500 Cosworth and a GpB RS200, alongside a classic RS3100 Capri.
The first two generations of Granada will also be making an appearance on the Ford Granada MkI and MkII Drivers’ Guild stand, offering a more accessible alternative to executive cars such as the MkII Cortina 1600E.
The Vauxhall Cavalier-Chevette Club will showcase a MkI Cavalier and Chevette, an early Cavalier Sportshatch, an MkIII Cavalier SRI and a one-off prototype. Meanwhile, the Morris Marina Owners’ Club is showing a modified Marina pick-up with MG running gear.
“This era of cars could be at risk of being severely depleted by the Government’s ‘scrappage incentive’,” says Show Manager Andy Rouse. “I think most enthusiasts would far rather see a 30 year old car have some sympathetic modification work done, thereby giving it a whole new lease of life, than see it end up as a four ft square cube ready for the melting pot.”