Hidden Treasures: A GATHERING OF BARN FINDS FROM ACROSS THE UK

Hidden Treasures: A GATHERING OF BARN FINDS FROM ACROSS THE UK image

They say one man’s rust is another man’s treasure – which is the perfect way to describe this year’s Carole Nash Barn Find display. The UK’s biggest gathering of barn finds features 20 cars that have been discovered in barns, garages, yards and gardens all over the country.

They say one man’s rust is another man’s treasure – which is the perfect way to describe this year’s Carole Nash Barn Find display. The UK’s biggest gathering of barn finds features 20 cars that have been discovered in barns, garages, yards and gardens all over the country.

The oldest vehicle on the display is Robert Holmquist’s 1930 Standard Big 9 Arrow Special. A true collector’s item – because to bring it to the NEC, Robert has had to collect up all the parts to even make it look like a car! Believed to be the only Standard Motors Big 9 ever to be bodied by Arrow Coachworks, the car was laid up around 1960, with 250,000 miles on the clock. It was left to rot into the ground until 2011 when it was quite literally dug out of the ground.

From the 1950s to the ‘70s, the display is a fantastic mix of British motors with some American muscle thrown in for good measure.

A huge thank you to all the owners who have dug their cars out of their resting places to bring them to the NEC for you to see.

Who wins? You decide!

Make sure you cast your vote for your favourite barn find. Consider the car, its history and the story behind the motor. The winner will be announced on Sunday afternoon by Car SOS’ Fuzz Townshend.

 

Carole Nash Barn Find Display 2019

Robert Holmquist’s 1930 Standard Big 9 Arrow Special

Chris Marvin’s 1958 Bedford CA Tipper

Matt Tomkins’ 1968 Mini Mk2 Estate

Steve Cato’s 1973 BMW E9 CSL

Peter Dickinson’s 1972 Halfinger

Mark Fishpool’s 1959 Vauxhall Victor F Type

Jason Myles’ 1972 Humber Sceptre Mk3 Saloon Auto

Gary Bates’ 1973 Macari Peerless

James Carter’s 1959 Riley 1.5

Bim Simcoe’s 1952 Triumph Renown Limo

Chris Spencer’s 1938 Jowett 10 Saloon

Edmund Drake-Lee’s 1978 Fiat X1/9 Series Special 1300

George Windsor’s 1951 Austin A90 Atlantic

Graham Macdonald’s 1970 NSU Ro 80

Mark Fishpool’s 1967 Daimler Sovereign 420

Mark Fishpool’s 1962 MGA Roadster Mk2

Nic Strong’s 1967 Bond Equipe

Nic Strong’s 1970 Ford Mustang Mach One

Nic Strong’s 1971 Opel Record

Nic Strong’s 1971 Ford Capri Pirana