As part of Hastings week in October, there is an annual 2 day vintage car show held on the seafront at the Stade for Classic Cars and Motorcycles up to 1988 (+ later exceptional vehicles). It is open to all different makes and types of cars and bikes from different periods of automotive history, which in part makes it an interesting show to go along and see, after all, variety is the spice of life!
This year we had booked in advance to go along and be part of the show on the Saturday, and although the weather was a bit on and off with sunshine and showers, it was a great day out, meeting and chatting to lots of different people, along with seeing a variety of interesting vintage vehicles.
Here’s a little slide show selection of some of the vehicles from Saturdays display…
I think my favourite car of the day was this funky little lime green Glas Goggomobil T Sedan – a small car that seemed big on character… I wonder what it would be like to drive with its massive rear-mounted 245cc air-cooled two-stroke straight twin-engine (or depending on its age, possibly a later model 300cc and 400cc engine!)
We were not the only Vintage VW represented on the day. There was a 1303 Beetle plus this rather nice 1961 RHD 23 window ‘Samba’ deluxe with an original Devon interior! Very nice indeed, as was the owner!
All in all we had a fun day out, and the cargo door awning and Canterbury Pitt cooker in our camper kept us topped up with tea and provided sufficient shelter from the rain showers – roll on the next one in 2015!