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Ready to rumble, ready to race...

Ready to rumble, ready to race... image

The West Berks Classic Vehicle Club will showcase its ongoing project at this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car and restoration Show, with Discovery. The Club plans to not only build a competitive hill-climb and sprint car, but also the trailer to tow it and the van to pull the trailer as race transport!

The car is a 1930s single seat Austin 7 racer while the van is a 1972 Austin Morris J4. The club has quite some work to do finishing the re-build of the period custom trailer and stripping the race car ready for some bodywork and brake upgrades.

Club Vice-Chairman Richard Huntley explains: “We intend to work on them both during the weekend, mainly stripping parts using hand tools and making templates for future manufacture and re-assembly.”

The club will also have a World War 2 Willys Jeep on its stand along with a 1960 Massey Ferguson tractor.

“Our intention, through having a mix of commercial, military and agricultural vehicles on the display, is to highlight the wide variety of interests our club encompasses, along with a good cross section of the vehicles our members use and enjoy,” adds Richard.

“Since our club covers a local region and not any particular marque or model, we want to show how we are able to attract membership from all forms of classic vehicle ownership.
We hope our display also demonstrates that we are active enthusiasts who have practical skills in classic vehicle maintenance, repair and restoration.”

The West Berks Classic Vehicle Club was initially founded to raise money for Blood Cancers mainly through its annual show, which celebrates its 26th year in 2018 with over 1000 vehicle exhibits expected.

Visit the West Berks Classic Vehicle Club in Hall 5, stand 860.