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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

miss b loves .......classic cars on the village green



I've always had an interest in cars and from a very young age I knew all the makes and models.... I even had a collection of miniature Matchbox cars


Imagine my delight when we stumbled across a 'car carnival' as we were driving through the village of Wrea Green a week last Sunday. Classic, vintage and supercars all shiny and gleaming in the sunshine on the green.



Wrea Green  is a picturesque, award-winning village ........



Just ten minutes from home, it boasts the largest village green in Lancashire and a huge duck pond known to locals as 'The Dub'.



The green is the perfect setting for such an event and it was a gorgeous English summer's day ....




Isn't this 1948 MG TC the perfect car for a stylish picnic? .....



Only 10,000 were made with over 6,000 exported, mainly to the USA and Australia. It was fascinating to find out about the history of particular cars. This one had originally been built and shipped to Jersey in 1948 to avoid purchase tax then imported back in 1949. 



There were several iconic E Type Jaguars on display all in immaculate condition ...


and I was delighted to see the distinctive shape of the Citroën DS which brought back memories of childhood holidays in France. 


Surrounding the green there are so many charming thatched cottages with perfect gardens filled with traditional 'cottage garden plants'..... 



Back to the cars ..... TVR is an independent British manufacturer of sports cars which were made locally in Blackpool......


A beautiful Rolls Royce caught my eye too.     



This little cutie had brought along his own car too ......


Looking at the dashboards of the vintage cars, it's amazing just how sophisticated (and complicated) cars of today have now become ....


This event really did show the development of cars through the decades .......



All in a good cause too, as the proceeds of the car carnival went to the local Trinity Hospice.



The 1934 organ played traditional fairground music which added to the retro ambiance....



Prizes for the winning cars too ........



Back home and the sun was still shining.... the first time this year to enjoy a gin and tonic outside .....



.....a new one to try... Opihr Oriental Spiced London Gin....


What an exotic label!

Let's hope this is the start of a long hot summer ...... 




55 comments:

  1. What fun! the village looks so pretty and the cars so jolly!
    Mary

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  2. Cool cars!!

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  3. Aww these cars are so adorable! Unfortunately, my only memories from the past are with Russian cars :D I'd love to go for a picnic with the 1948 MG TC! Btw, when it is hot outside, I opt for gin and tonic too!

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  4. Looks like a perfect day! My husband used to have a Jaguar E-Type...they are gorgeous cars! Have a beautiful day, Miss B! xoxo

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  5. Miss B I love retro! What treasures! What treasures! Those cars are fabulous. I know they were so cool to look at.

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  6. Hi Miss B, Oh I just love seeing these vintage cars. They are gorgeous and such beautiful treasures. Looks like it was the prefect day and pretty weather for browsing. Love The Dub.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs

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  7. We have way too much in common! Love love love these cars! Just way amazing! Fabulous!!
    Rosemary
    http://www.nycstylelittlecannoli.com/

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  8. This is so much fun Miss B! I like cars too. Those vintage cars are so beautiful and fascinating. The ducks are so cute too. Then those gin and tonic are yummy. I would have fun attending this event.

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  9. What a great event! I adore classic cars, too. And love the location - very picturesque. x

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  10. My husband and I will definitely have fun at that event as we both love classic cars. They always seem to stop us from our tracks whenever we spot one. That traditional cottage garden is gorgeous!

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  11. Whoa, amazing Miss B!!! I love vintage cars, I get to see some in Summer but never English cars! So posh!!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  12. Morning Miss M! I love cars to, must have been so amusing and beautiful to see all these treasures! The Rolls Royce is so impressive and also the location is very adorable. Hope the summer will be sunny and warm there too, kisses! xo

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  13. My husband would have been in "hog heaven" on that little venture! Love that Red MG

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  14. Oh goodness! Well.. if a car could ever be called sexy;) these would fit the bill! I always imagine Bonnie & Clyde in one of these beauties! Someday when my daughter gets married I hope we can find an old classic to photograph her in. What a fun day and thanks for sharing these beautiful photos! xxleslie

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  15. Hi dear, I have barely any knowledge on vintage cars, so this was a whole new and exciting read for me, looks like a really great event. Thanks for your opinion on my last post...hope your week is going well.

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  16. This is a fabulous post! One of my favourite things about summer, is exploring a new town/village and stumbling across a classic car convention, complete with burgers cooking nearby.. thanks for the wonderful reminder! :)

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    X

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  17. I would have enjoyed this car carnival as well. The village looks so romantic and dreamy...

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  18. I have always loved vintage cars too. I especially love these fiery red ones! How nice that the proceeds of the car carnival went to the local hospice. What a wonderful thing to do. I think I would have stopped at that dock pond too. This village looks so charming. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  19. I have no interest in modern cars, and if I will ever again byy myself a car ( I live in a center of Zagreb so I don't need a car) it will be some oldtimer, maybe an old porche carrera ... or an MG.. great great post!!!

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  20. I don't drive but I love vintage cars nonetheless. It feels as if I used to own one back in possibly the period I once belonged: 30s to 50s. What a great way to spend the day. Apparently it will indeed be an unusually hot summer. Not suprised as we didn't have a really wintry winter. Have a lovely day x

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  21. I love classic car shows! There is one in my small town about once a month :)

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  22. I have to admit that I also have a weakness for cars of this cause I understand it really how excited you were about this exhibition! There were indeed wonderful old cars - old cars makes me always dream about how it was at such time to drive and to travel ...

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  23. Just popped in to say hi and thank you for the lovely comments :-)
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  24. What a lovely and unexpected day out! My Dad had a model E type Jag, but Jag's don't do well in Australia - the engine tends to overheat fairly quickly, so he sold it (this was in the late 70's).
    Love that gin bottle - I'd buy it just for the drinks table! xx

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  25. Those cars are incredible!
    xo
    Sharon

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  26. I love old cars too, that show looks wonderful! My first real car was an MG convertible, I still love old MGs to this day.
    xo Mary Jo

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  27. Oh my, what an awesome show! Looks like you had a lot of fun :) We had such a show in my home town too a few weeks ago, these old cars are beautiful.

    xx
    Tali
    www.RockMyHeels.com

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  28. Good morning Miss B! This was a lovely walk through what I consider a stunning place, only seen in photos, books and in my imagination. England is a destination I must plan for in the near future, because cottages, ponds, nature, all that your post is wrapped up in, I love! And I too always had a passion for cars as a child. I love that little toy car the darling little chap is driving! teeeehee

    Thank you kindly for coming to visit me. I too love that beach hut in blue and white! Have a stunning day, Anita

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  29. Love old crock rallies. Once in away they have them here too and love to go and see them. Not tried this Gin as you say the label looks exotic.
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  30. I do love me some vintage cars. I went to a similar event at the NEC a while back - I took my dad because he's even more of a fan than I am, especially Jaguars. They feature in some of the James Bond movie don't they; I know the TVR did. At one time you still saw them on the roads but they're a rare spot now. A girl on Instagram always takes piccies of them when she stumbles across them. Have a great week.

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  31. Thanks a lot for your lovely and interesting comment!

    xx Rena

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  32. wow! Such pretty (expensive) cars! would love to own one 1 day <3

    have you seen my newest blogpost ?
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  33. My father used to take us to car shows, he's a huge fan of classic/vintage cars. I would love the try that gin. :)

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  34. Oh I love this Miss B! I adore cars, especially vintage ones. Would have loved to be there walking around all those gorgeous models [of the car variety ;)]

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com.au

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  35. First off--- I am wildly impressed with your car knowledge! What a fantastic summer's day activity. Great photos!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  36. Oh,my.....!!!
    So fabulous so cute photos miss B.:)))
    I've enjoyed all if them! It looks absolutely great,I can imagine your wonderful feelings here by....
    THANKYOU coming by and for your always kind words:)

    Hugs from holland,
    V.

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  37. Oh Miss B., thank you for coming by this morning! I know that if I ever get over to England (and I know I will!), it will exceed my expectations. My trip to France 11 years ago certainly was beyond my dreams, because I just love the meeting of imagination and reality. The two mix into a great experience and I do adore the charm that I have come to know and love thanks to blogging! Enjoy your day! Anita

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  38. Vintage cars seem to have so much more charm than modern ones in my opinion. This must've been such a treat for a car aficionado like yourself to chance upon :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  39. Gosh those wonderful villages look as bucolic as Midsomer Murder ones, how lovely! We are having definite cold snap here in California can you believe?

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  40. What a great car show and a beautiful village Miss B. !!! Wonderful photos and experience !!! Thank you for sharing this delightful post !!! Have a beautiful day !!! My greetings !!!

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  41. I'm a total fan of classic cars especially the '65 Jag XKE--fab post!

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  42. WoW! That town is amazing. It is stunning. You took some beautiful photos. I also confess that I have a love for old cars!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  43. I'm not a car girl - in fact, I've never even owned one and I only drive a few times a year - but I do love vintage cars. I find the dashboards and controls particularly fascinating. We're so used to everything being digital now, it's easy to forget just a few short generations ago, all of those controls were so very different!
    xox,
    Cee

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  44. Fabulous vintage car! Love red jaguar ;)
    And nature is beautiful also, little ducks are so cute!

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  45. So many gorgeous cars, they all look just perfect for a long drive followed by a picnic, the MG TC has a basket ready to go and everything.

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  46. So many comments! Thank you all very much.

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  47. all of your entries make me want to travel! and i'll take any of those cars any day of the week!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.com

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  48. What a fun day out and the village green looks fab:)
    ~Anne

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