Sunday saw the second Avenue Drivers Club gathering of the year down at Queen Square in Bristol, and today’s blog shows there was no shortage of vehicles from near and far.
Above looking to drag us out of the winter blues a mid 50’s chopped top Ford Anglia, message to self remember to get the registration next time and find out what is under the bonnet / hood.
Japanese Industry had a reputation for imitation in the 1970’s and this 1976 Colt Celeste GT is a case in point echoing features seen on Ford Mustang fastbacks of various vintages although it is actually a 3 door hatchback.
Thinking of imitation, the tail lights on this second generation 2000 Hyundai Grandeur XG30 appear to mimic those of a contemporary Rolls Royce or Bentley. At first I thought this car might be a low rider with dropped suspension, but having looked at photographs of others on the intelnet I am now not so sure.
Happiest dog in the house was out for a ride in this stanced rat look Mk III Volkswagen Golf Estate.
Imported from Australia was this 1999 Holden Commodore based HSV VT Club sport powered by a 265 hp 5 litre / 302 cui Australian iron block V8.
By now regular readers know I am a huge Dodge Challenger fan so I’ll make no excuses for sneaking in this photo of a 2011 Deep Water Pearl Blue R/T, which the owner admitted was a bit of a mid life crises purchase. The owner, who hails from South Carolina and is now living on the other side of the UK from Bristol in Cambridge, was inspired to buy the car by the Dukes of Hazard television series, she, no spelling mistake, also confessed that this car is not her daily driver.
Thanks for joining me on this “Coffee, Croissant and Cars” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be looking at Fred Lorenzen’s team mate’s 1965 Ford Galaxie 500. Don’t forget to come back now !