Sunday, 18 October 2015
Lochwinnoch Car Show
Went for a run this morning on the Traveller, partly to check it was running OK as I'm intending using it for work this week, and partly to go to a car show in the nearby town of Lochwinnoch. It was a bright if slightly chilly morning, but it's the first this week that hasn't been misty until midday!
The show was held in the carpark of the Castle Semple Visitors Centre, a popular local venue on the banks of a loch, so was fairly busy. Good selection of cars, there were a few bikes there but they belonged to visitors rather than exhibitors. Here's a selection of some of my favourites:
I think this is an Austin A30, rather than the later A35.
Not the original engine in this Ford Anglia!
Never seen 'hotrods' like this at a show before
Ford Escort 'Mexico' – a really cool car when I was a teenager.
What a beauty – a 1962 Mini
I don't think this is a genuine Police car! *
Watersports are popular at the Centre with sailing clubs, etc using Castle Semple Loch. Saw these wheelchair users canoeing – ideal sport as it only requires upper body strength.
There's also friendly ducks and swans that come up to you hoping for some bread.
Despite being on a Skorpion, I didn't have the rarest bike there! Hesketh V1000
There's more photos on Flickr.
* Some countries like Sweden and Turkey call their police forces 'Polis', but it's also the pronunciation in the local vernacular!