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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Heveningham Hall Wings and Wheels.

Just had a busy summer weekend, we have been out every day starting with Saturday at Heveningham Hall Wings and Wheels and Country Fair.
This is a show that has taken over from Henham Wings and Wheels, which was cancelled last year due to bad weather leaving the organiser's with large bills. As it was a Saturday show we only mustered 5 Triumphs who enjoyed a very hot day.
A lovely setting, Heveningham Hall.
Gazebo deffo needed as we where well frazzled. Shame about the sign!
Just love Meerkats, will it get on with Misty the cat?
There where probably about a 100 cars on the Saturday plus a few military vehicles and tractors. Plenty to do though with craft and food tents, airplanes landing on the grass runway, and lovely gardens to look round.Fancied a go at the clay shooting but at £13 for about 20 shots thay did not get my custom.

Flower show in the Orangery.
Original hall water supply,water pump from a well.
We where treated to an air display by The Blades display team, twice in fact, flying single wing Expert EA 300's, all ex Jaguar and Red Arrows pilots,they put on very good display but difficult to capture on my camera.

Back to the cars, a decent selection of vintage and classic where on show. A few that caught my eye follows.
With my last name I was interested in this Duncan Healey, an early example of a pillarless saloon from 1947, powered by a Riley 2.5 engine, at 105mph it was the fastest saloon car of its time, 36 made, 6 survivors.
Mk 11 RS Mexico, Had one, stolen from Cambridge and stripped and burnt out. Still want one.
Delta Integrale, WANT ONE. Had one of the ones behind too.
Imp, had one, rarer than this, mine was a Stilleto Imp, if only I had the means to keep them.
Gill stroking a Boa Constrictor. 
Walled Gardens.
And another walled Garden.
Restoration project.
And tucked away in a little courtyard the owners Ferrari.
F12 Berlinnetta I think.
Clayton and Shuttleworth Traction Engine and Vintage tractor.
All in we had a really good day with good company, it was very civilized in our gazebo, Gill made a nice picnic lunch which we had with ice cold Pimm's, and later cool wine was offered round. Mind you I was glad to hit the road on the way home to get some air over my body, nice blast through the country side of about 17 miles. No lie in tomorrow though, another show coming up on the Sunday with an early start.

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