Kennet Valley TR Group goes to Shalbourne, who'd have thought the heavens had opened?
Two Kennet Valley TR's along with a Glavon TR3A, an anonymous owned TR6 and a local member in everyday car, attended the Shalbourne Classic despite the dreadful wet morning that had threatened to cancel the event, last year it was cancelled due to a water logged field but this year due to dry summer the ground was much firmer, although impressive control of nerves by the groundsmen!
50 plus assorted and lovely classics plus circa 10 motorbikes, attended the Shalbourne Cricket field site with it's new Club house, unfortunately due to the weather, there were no traders as the high winds had stopped the marquees being put up.
However the brass quartet played, the bar was open and the ever important cake stall and coffee did brisk business.
There was a prize for the car of the show was a superb Riley Sprite fending off strong competition from a Daimler Dart formerly owned by the 50's/60's band leader Billy Cotton.
They produced circa 27,000 of this Rover for the men coming back from the 1st World War and this one untouched still working and very drive-able.It was a shame the weather put off classic owners from coming as this is always a lovely show in a perfect setting in the Wiltshire countryside, watch out for it next year.