Queen Victoria Classic Car Show 2012

I’ve been sorting through some old hard drives, looking through photos to use for this blog whilst there isn’t anything going on.

I’ve found some photos from the Queen Victoria Classic Car Show, which I believe was hosted by the MGCC Anglia Centre.

In recent years it’s become the Billericay Summerfest. This years is cancelled, but if you live in the area, it’s worth popping along. It’s not just a car show now, there’s live music, various demonstrations and plenty to keep the kids occupied.

Before we start, I just want to apologize for my photography here. This was long before the creation of this blog and I think I must have been feeling “artistic”. Not a huge amount was usable haha!

Going through the pics from 2012, there are a few cars that I recognize. This stunning Chevrolet Bel-Air has been to Sun Corner numerous times.

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I also recognise this Impala from other local events.

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The gentleman who owned this Rolls Royce was actually going to buy my Mum’s house. The sale never went ahead. Probably for the best as he wouldn’t have got that in the garage!

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Being a MGCC event, MGs are always popular at this show!

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The V8 BGT has always interested me. I’d love to own one, but the prices are getting silly. A dream project would be to get a rubber bumpered BGT, then swapping the V8 into it and putting the Sebring wide arch kit on. I doubt that will ever happen though.

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The little Austin 1100 (the burgundy car 2nd in the line) is cute. MG did a 1300cc version of it which I bet was a laugh.

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There were a number of older Fords too. The Mk3 Capri in the picture above, along with several Mk1 Escorts.

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This Pilot V8 is a stunning car! Does anyone know if it’s still in the area?

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I’m saving the best for last today. My favourite car of the photos from this show has to be this Jaguar SS saloon car!

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Thanks for reading! Sorry it’s a bit of a shorter one today, like I said at the beginning there wasn’t a huge amount of usable material. Either way, I hope you’re all staying safe and that this killed the quarantine boredom for a few minutes.

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By Richard Francis

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