Les picks me up and not as early as I thought he would. Yep I’m waiting for him and today we are heading south to his favourite place, Coventry.
We park up on his office car park and then walk into the city.
A nice bouncy bridge. Mind its not the only one on route.
You would think you were somewhere nicer.
Then as you head past this bridge
ad up this one, that your not anywhere nice.
Your definitely in Coventry.
They even have the latest Telsa here!
Lovely wheels for an strange and futurist car that you
can actually buy if your rich enough. It is the future though.
Now back to the past. A modern classic.
Followed by a true classic.
There’s nothing like Jag engineering from the past.
Then back to more a more modern car
And then back to Jag Engineering from the past.
And that's why I like the classic car bit of this weekend. Its a mix bag of old and new classic vehicles. There is one classic missing though!
No this is not it. Where could it be?
Ah now while this girl is being ignored. She has quiet rightly brought along a rare modern classic.
And she knows it. Its the only one here in Coventry and a lovely example.
in a car park around the corner there are more gems.
Ah and there is a true classic.
And wonderfully kept inside too.
Then back to a Jag.
And another classic.
Now here is something that is very rare now.
Wow I’d love to have a go in this.
And back to some Jags. Nice to.
And then two more modern classics.
But if you want something a little different they don’t get much different than this fiat 500. Not all is what it seems.
Its an estate!
And the owner put her back together and then drove her to Italy for a 500 festival. Wow, one epic journey!
We move on through the city.
Do you ever feel your being watched.
Past the town hall and down the road that there was lots of cars last year.
This year though it was the Stag area.
Even today a classy looking machine.
Les wanted to join the club.
And I don’t blame him.
As we move under the famous statue there’s more old cars to adore.
This brings us on to some mini’s.
Such lovely examples.
Then you get the plastic cars.
Impractical, light, ridiculous to get in. But mega fun, smiles all round and a British engineered car with foreign made parts.
So back to a mini which is properly convertible.
And has character.
But there is one particular classic here we should pay pilgrimage too.
Yes the Mk MX5.
We wander around the corner to where
we go back to the future.
Interesting that this is 304 stst, why is it not rusting then?
Or have we just gone back. A Princess and a caravan. So very British and such an appalling car In design.
We used to make them good like this
With a bit to eat at Gregs we get the map out.
And in a square there is a bikes area. Here we have Triumph and Honda. But these Triumph bike look real good. I can see me on one of these.
Yes I can.
We continue to wander over to the racing area.
When I say racing what I mean is drifting.
And so the tyre smoke begins.
And lots of it.
For a while it is thrilling.
And then after a while it is not.
Then someone crashed.
Things got more exciting
When an MX5 Mk1 came out to play.
A lovely car.
Built for the job.
Low powered maybe, pbut put to shame the bigger brutes!
Mind this one had a turbo charger on it!
Then we head to the race race area, where really they do not race.
So i wander off looking at yet more cars.
This one is jet engine powered.
Then Classic Citroen Engineering area, this will be fun.
Lovely DS stuff as i the original DS stuff not this modern crap.
Do you remember these. I near brought one, but came to my senses and got a cavalier.
Ah another rarity now.
The eggs yes of course the eggs.
Simple, so very very simple it was mad!
And then to another convertible sensation.
Wow that would be so nice to cruse in.
Yeah so stylish.
Les and Rob though want to watch cars go round, not racing.
So we watch trucks instead.
then a few cars.
A bored steward.
A flash sports car.
A steward wearing a cowboy hat.
And then the racing that wasn’t racing came to an end.
And we went to the Castle ground.
Where we discussed the day.
And my brother a Strawberry beer.
So what did you buy from Wilko’s then Nack when you went in.
oh just some blue towels.
Look they’ve had Banks bitter in here.
And with that we left.
Les took us to a pub in Knowle.
I had a Veggie burger and a Guinness.