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The Carole Nash International MG and Triumph Show Sunday 1st March 2015
The Club will be represented at the above with a 4 vehicle stand as that is the maximum number the organisers will permit.
Stars of our display are first and last representatives of the Flying Standards to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of what was arguably the most successful of all Standard ranges of cars.
We have John Kissack's 1936 Avon Flying 16 which was well known in the Club under its previous owner,the late Club Registrar Tony Pingriff.
The car still has its unique original straight 6 engine and is as stylish as the SS Jaguars of that era with its Art Deco bodywork and trim.
Representing the final development of Flying Standards is the 1948 14CD of new member Peter Smith of Wolston near Coventry.
Club Chairman Peter Lockley is bringing his 1957 8 Gold Star model with an uprated engine,aluminium grille and opening bootlid as well as a fold down rear seat,all introduced with the facelift of the model that year.After spending a lot of the 1970s doing weekly journeys between Warwickshire and Cornwall the car spent the 1980s in Stoneleigh village so could be considered a local car.
The final vehicle is not a car,which is why our Club is known as the Standard Motor Club,not the Standard Car Club,as some people persist in calling it !
It is a 1959 Standard Atlas Camper converted by Kenex of Dover,who were later taken over by Martin Walter of Dormobile fame.
It belongs to John Huckle of Bedford ,better known as a restorer of Vanguards and features in the January 2015 edition of Classic Van and Pick Up magazine.