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Kennet Valley TR Group put a good TR display at Newbury Bloodwise Classic

Kennet Valley TR Group put a good TR display at Newbury Bloodwise Classic

10 KVG member cars put on a good display of TR's (including a Stag) at the Newbury Bloodwise Classic in Newbury, Berkshire and despite the stormy weather the previous day, enjoyed a sunny period blustery day. They aim to add to the £153,000 already raised for this great cause and after today, I am sure that will be well boosted.

This was the 27th show arranged by West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club, this year the event was at Newbury Racecourse and with amazing support from over 1,000 exhibitors, numerous stallholders and around 4,000 members of the public visiting.

There were some really special classics at the show from tractors through to fire engines to fairground Scammell truck.

Chairs and tables out and picnics at the ready, KVG'ers enjoyed the company of fellow group members and lots of interest in the TR range of cars displayed.

Interesting cars at the show, this Lancia 4.0L V8 which has one of only two of the type of V8 fitted.

See the engine, a 14 degree V8 with updraft carburation, specially design to win a competition in Italy to produce a compact V8 engine, this they certainly did.

Also displaying were two of Lord Carnavon's cars (owner of Highclere Castle of Downton fame), a Rolls Royce Phantom 111 and this super 1937 Singer 9 Sports Tourer.

But for me the car of the show was this beautiful 1933 Hillman Aero Minx Coupe, what beautiful lines and design, you can see where Morgan got the idea for the Aero 8, and note this great bonnet mascot, which looks like a Super Marine Spitfire.

A really great show with an eclectic gathering of great classics, the venue was perfect (they should use it every year), auto-jumble nicely placed for good browsing and portable conveniences of high quality, compounded by tea, coffee, cake stalls, ice cream vans and fish & chips. Get it in your diary for next August.

Kennet Valley Group

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