I'm sometimes asked how the churches which I show you manage to raise enough money to pay for their upkeep. It's always a struggle and many organise money-raising events over the year. But there can't be many that have car shows in their churchyards, like my local church does every year.
Morgan Plus 4 Flat Nose - 1951
MG owners' corner
in the centre an MG TC from 1949
Inside an MG
I love that dashboard
Rolls Royce 20/25 Sports Saloon - 1935
designed to be driven by the owner rather than a chauffeur
"All that jazz" was provided throughout the afternoon
by these fine musicians
like this 1950 Ariel 500 with sidecar
and a Triumph Trident 750cc from 1975
This 1973 Ford Mustang was found rotting in a field...
A glimpse of a 1960 Austin Sprite...
...and inside the Sprite
MG WA 2.6L Saloon
Only 297 of these were ever produced,
this is one of just two still on the road in the UK
An Ultima GTR
its 7 litre V8 engine makes it capable of
0-60 mph in 3 seconds
and 0-100 mph in just 6 seconds
At the other end of the scale
this Austin 7 Special from 1937 has an engine of just 747cc
- about the same as the Triumph motorbike we saw earlier.
I'm no "petrol-head" and the details I've given here are from the programme we were given when we paid for entry. But I love to see the cars I remember from my youth, I enjoy the stylish design of the classic models and I can't help but admire the single-minded enthusiasm of those who dedicate thousands of hours of their lives to restoring these wonderful machines.