A vintage car park?

A vintage car park?

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Sunday, 14 August 2011

A local Sunday Classic vehicle show.

Took the van to The Chertsey agricultural show today. Mainly to see all the farm animals being judged. Also not forgetting all the horse jumping, carriage driving, heavy horses, ploughing and a troop of Knights of old doing a jousting display.
A good turn out of vehicles, shame there were just two commercials. So many bright and polished to an inch of their lives classic cars, reminded me of a vintage supermarket car-park.
The van loaded up with chairs and enough picnic food to last us for a 3 day event.
Still the van did sterling service and having got there by 9am as the main roads in the area were due to be closed while they did a practice Olympic cycle road run and there would be chaos was the warning. On the morning news they were warning so many people could be watching the cycling event the whole area was going to be grid locked. Not so, we sailed to the rally with out a hitch and did not see one bike anywhere.
I think Britain is rather bored by this Olympic hype, an event we cannot afford to host.

An interesting day and I had half expected "Blackshed" a fellow J type van owner to be there as this show is on his door step. Even a fellow classic car owner mentioned that there was "one of these vans in the village" and I'm sure "he will be down shortly". Well after a seven hours on the rally field we made our way home and nearly ran over "blackshed" walking his dog, a quick hello and off we went.
There is not much about the J type van on Blacksheds blog, due to him having many other splendid toys to play with.  No doubt it will be on the road shortly and I would like us to get our two vans together.
Check out his blog here.http://blackshed1.blogspot.com/

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620

Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.