Monday, 27 August 2012

Mean machine


One reason for the crowds around Bradford's City Hall last weekend was the annual Classic Car Show - a popular event for young and old alike.  There was a huge variety of cars, including a beautiful 1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, a Jaguar R3 Formula One racing car once driven by Eddy Irvine, a Mini converted into a hearse, numerous MG sports cars, made-in-Bradford Jowett cars and vans and a few big mean American machines.  It's nice to see that kind of variety, from ordinary little family cars to high performance super-cars and lots in between.  I'm no connoisseur but I loved this one above. A 1959 Cadillac Eldorado?


Don't get distracted by the 'London 2012' sign - this is Bradford!

11 comments:

  1. That Cadillac looks great, but I wonder how many gallons to the mile?

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  2. What a treat for your community ... I'd like a spin in the Rolls.

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  3. I have a weakness for cadillacs. That one sure is sexy.

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  4. A great day out especially for the boys. I always feel old when I see cars that I once owned in shows like this.

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  5. I'm not keen on the big flashy cars, but a good old Morris Minor or Austin Seven never fails to raise a surge of nostalgia :)

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  6. I love this kind of event - great fun!

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  7. Oh, how fun! Wow...I love that old caddy, too!

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  8. I've never liked Cadillacs -- big and flashy and slightly vulgar --kind of the way I'm afraid much of the world sees Americans... (My first car ever was an elderly MGA)

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  9. Thank you for visiting 1371. We have lots of antique car festivals over here in just about every small town. Nice to see the old Chevy!

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  10. That Cadillac was the pinnacle of American automobile excesses, both with its size and the garish tail fins you can't see in the photo. All it needs to complete the picture is a set of large cattle horns mounted on the hood.

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