24 February 2019

Uxbridge Auto Show 2018

The Uxbridge Auto Show promised to be a big one with over 1000 cars. In reality it had about 200 cars at best, with vast empty spaces in between them. The scorching July sun (34* C) and the open field nature of the venue, no doubt kept quite a few participants away. Nonetheless, for a modest £10 entry that goes to charity and £3 parking fee was well worth a visit. A pretty cool stunt show was also thrown in.

'71 Mustang Mach 1

Dodge Charger

Chevy Corvette C3

Lycoming engine in an Auburn 851

Something you don't see every day. A RHD Auburn (Made in the USA)

Bentley Turbo R

Mercs variously

Austin Healey 3000

Classic conversion van

BMW 635CSi E24

Another C3 Corvette - one of my favorite cars of all time

Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am with a 6.6 liter V8

Lifted Dodge Ram

'Murican Redneck Mobile

The only Ferrari at the show, a lonely 348

Boat-tail design on a '73 Buick Riviera

The engine size is on the number plate - 7.5 liters

Despite the negative propaganda old american cars had amazing interiors for the time

Very large american car along some very large (non-american) ladies

'63 Ford Thunderbird

Citroen CX Convertible Surf-mobile

Jaguar 5.3 V12 with early fuel injection

Mini Jem kit car

Healey Sprite

Volvo P1800 - fiberglass body

Dodge Viper - an 8.3 liter V10 monster

Pink Cadillac

Cool Americana - then and now

Toyota Celica Supra - both of them

From a time when there was only one Jeep. The Willys Jeep.

Preparations underway for the bike stunts

They did the Superman and a back flip among other things

TVR Sagaris

Old taxis

Really old taxi

Another Corvette C3


60-something Mustang Coupe

Nissan Figaro

Good looking interior from a distance. Plasticky and flimsy from up close

All leather and wood. Nice


Another American car with RHD, this time a Buick

Triumph GT6

A V8 powered trike with a helicopter jet engine on its back. Unfortunately it failed to start