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Friday, 30 July 2010

Helmingham Festival of Classics

7 Cars from Club Triumph Norfolk Area attended the excellent Helmingham Festival of Classics and Sportscars on Sunday, meeting in Eye for a convoy of Triumphs over the 15 miles to Helmingham.

Weather was dull to start of with but brightened up and was quite hot in the afternoon
This is an interesting event, with prestige classics lined up in front of the House belonging to the Tollemache family. We the lowly classics where mixed in with about 200 others, a very varied selection of cars, both classics and sportscars. The more modern sportscars and larger clubs where in a seperate area, there was a large contingent from Pistonheads comprising a couple of Ultimas, Dodge Vipers, TVR's galore, Club Lotus with many Elises, couple of Exige, Esprits and Elans, the Porsche Club had a large selection and others including Mazda.

There was enough to keep the ladies entertained, which is becoming a pre-requisite of any shows we attend, there was a very good Samba group, falconry, dogs, plus crafts, most important a beer tent for the boys, and car related stalls, etc.

A highlight for me is the runs up the main driveway by classics and sportscars, held twice, "prestige" cars in the morning and "normal" classics in the afternoon. Sight and sound of the day was the Ultima grinding its way up the drive, sparks flying due to its low ground clearance.

A few pics.

AC Cobra blasting up the drive.

Stag owners out in force.
Club Triumph Cars.

Shaking and Moving!

Nice Aston Martin.

One of the very last Esprit of the Hethel production line.

Cobra, or is it a replica, all badging looked correct but maybe reg gives it away.

Stately 1930's Riley.


A good day was enjoyed at this popular show, food and drink greatly improved this year, with more outlets, bacon baguettes where reported OK with 6 rashers in each. We even remembered the Club Gazebo this time.

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