Flared Skirts And Wheel Arches

26th July 2011
Last weekend saw a couple of belting meetings up in the Teme Valley as well as an impromptu fashion show.

Sundays Concours D'Elegance featured over eighty cars that were varied and beautifully turned out. There's something brilliantly English about seeing four people pull up in a vintage Rolls Royce and then set up a full-on picnic table complete with Champagne flutes, a linen table cloth and a candelabra. Bill and Stephanie Piggott's 1952 Bristol 401 was a worth winner of the Concours but I didn't envy Simon Taylor's job of choosing a winner as there were some smashing old cars entered this year.

Stephanie had quite a day of it as she also scooped the winning prize for the best lady's outfit with her wonderful '50s style dress. Some of the period costumes were just amazing and I can imagine this theme growing in popularity if the MAC run with it. Do we have a hill climb equivalent of the Goodwood Revival in the making? Click here

Grand to see a couple of former champions returning to Shelsley in the shape of Simon Fidoe and Peter Cox. The Empire's looking insanely swift and the Chevron remains immaculate.