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2010

Olney

March at the new Shell outlet in Newport Pagnell

The sun shone on Newport Pagnell for the opening of the first Retro styled Shell shop. Magic of Motoring Limited, global custodians of the Shell brand pre-1980, celebrated the Grand Opening in style with a display of exotic cars, trucks and bikes.

Around 2,500 people enjoyed a stunning display of cars which included the Works Shell Dunlop Porsche 962 Driven by Hans Stuck and Derek Bell. An Aston Martin DB6 previously owned by Sir Paul McCartney and an original 550 Porsche Spyder which was 2 build numbers on from the infamous car in which James Dean tragically died and a fabulous Enzo Ferrari!

Activities based around the Magic of Motoring shop on the High Street included a display of 50 vintage Scooters and motorbikes parked alongside a 1960's Petrol Pump Island. In the courtyard Export 56 presented a fine line up of classic Porsche cars including several 356's a beautifully restored 911 2.7 RS Touring and a Frazer Nash.

 

 

 

 

 

February meet

The turn out is starting to get really good, almost ran out of space, which for an overcast Winters Day is terrific.

As well as the usual cars we also had classic vans, a couple of early arrival American Cars for the MKB meet at 3pm, and a buit of a Harley Davidon.

January meet

It was cold, but dry and a number of classics made it.

 

Including this very nice 1951 Daimler DB18 (2.5 Ltr - EN 30636) Hooper Empress (CN 59096) Saloon.

 

New Years day report from Liz and Alan Hall

After a short visit to the new Classic car meet at the Swan Revived Hotel in Newport Pagnell, where there was a good small turnout of all sorts of vehicles, but there did not to be a great deal of hospitality from the Swan in the way of directions to get refreshments, I thought we might all end up inside for a pie and a pint or something, anyway, we made our way to the usual meeting at Grove Lock as the weather was sunny under glass. It was a cold crisp day and you didn't really want to stand about too long there.

There was a good turnout of cars in spite of the field entrance being wet and muddy. As usual we all congregated in the pub itself after for a natter and refreshments were readily available all day.

Perhaps next year we could suggest something along these lines for the Swan if this event is to be held again as I know there could be more interest from the local classic car fraternity

Happy New Year to all everyone
Liz and Alan Hall
Rover P6 2,000TC

New Years Day meet at the Swan Revived - Thumper

The Swan Revived is not a bad venue, and there was a good selection of cars, it's just a shame that the service was so poor. I gave up trying to get a drink and something to eat, and not having had any breakfast, I left early to find somewhere else to eat. That said, there was nothing wrong with the turn out, especially at very short notice, so well done to Mick Pacey from Export 56 for setting it up. As well as a selection of the usual culprits, Mick had brought along a few of his classic Porches, some of the Tin Soldiers turned up, and someone else in an electric car. Lets hope that we get a few of them along to our local meets.