Neil Fletcher Racing
AVO Day 2000
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The following are a selection of the photographs which I took at the AVO Clubs National Day at Stanford Hall.
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|For some people National Day starts weeks beforehand and even on the Saturday there's loads of hard work to do, like setting up the Club Shop and Spares Tent. Yes I did help too.|
|The autojumblers who arrive early on the Sunday morning set up their stalls under the trees, I'm not sure if this is for shelter from the sun or the rain.|
|The later arrivals just set up in the open. Some of the cars are starting to arrive and in the background you can see Stanford Hall and it's museum etc.|
|There is always a good turnout of both Mexicos,|
|and RS2000s. Even so I think that the number of cars attending has dwindled over the last few years.|
|And even more RS2000s.|
|The line-up of RS1600s included a highly modified Big Wing and four less modified examples.|
|These were two of the tidiest RS1600s, well in my opinion if that counts for anything.|
|There were only three Twin Cams that I saw but they were certainly all very tidy examples.|
|The immaculate engine bay of one of the above Twin Cams.|
|There was also one lone RS3100.|
|Unfortunately the engine bay didn't show up at all well in this shot, I'll blame the camera rather than the photographer.|
The celebrity cars.
|I always like to see the old competition cars and both REV 119 K and LVX 942 J turned up. Also in the picture is a Super Speed V6 powered Escort.|
|Others included a Shell Sport racing Mexico (the yellow & green car), another Super Speed (white car), I'm not sure what engine was in this one, it may have been a Twin Cam. Also in the photo is a modified Big Wing RS2000.|
|REV came along just as it had finished it's last stage event, all covered in sh*t, sorry I mean mud.|
|REV and LVX pose together. If you've had a look around my site you'll know that I have a page dedicated to REV 119 K. I'll be adding more photos soon as well as a page dedicated to LVX 942 J. Check out the Updates page on a regular basis.|
|I have a great interest in the Escorts built by Super Speed Conversions because I also own one. Mine is a race car rather than a road conversion and I hope to do a feature page on it soon.|
|In the meantime enjoy this V6 powered car. This car was based on a Mexico but featured full width bumpers with over riders and unique side stripes. I think the wheels may be Dunlop Alloys.|
|Notice Super Speed even did their own badges for these cars. If I see this car again I'll try and get an Engine Bay shot or two.|
|I presume this neat little lock at the bottom of the door was a dead lock or alarm system. For those who may not have heard of Super Speed, they were a tuning and conversion firm who specialised in all types of conversion for 60's Fords. They did road and race conversions on Anglia's and Cortina's before moving on to Escort's.|
Some of the Prizewinners.
|The winning Maize Yellow RS1600.|
|There were four winners in the Mexico section. This section along with RS2000's below were the best supported on the day.|
|And four more winners in the RS2000 section.|
|The two prize winning Twinks alongside an RS2000, I know I cut the front corner off one of the Twin Cams.|
|Here we have the winning RS3100. Even though it was the only one at the show it was still a deserving winner.|
|Dave Watkins collects the trophy for best Competition Car - REV 119 K, it was great to see it looking like a really well used rally car.|
|Paul (I'm not interested in concours) Cooper collects the Clubman of the Year award, he also got a prize for his Mexico, see below.|
Some of my personal favorites.
|Paul Cooper's Broadspeed supplied Mexico.|
|The Broadspeed sticker is just visible at the bottom of the rear window.|
|Did I mention that Paul told us he wasn't really interested in the concours competition. Well he could have fooled me.|
|Let's just take a closer look at that engine bay, clean or what.|
|After everyone had left for home and we had tidied up and loaded the unsold spares etc into the van, I got Paul to pose in front of Stanford Hall.|
|After which he headed off into the sunset to....|
|Round up the sheep. I always thought that was William Arnold's job (AVO Club joke).|
|Another Mexico I really like is this one belonging to Pete Williams the club Chairman.|
|It's a one owner from new car which has attended every AVO National Day at Stanford Hall, to the best of my knowledge that's 20 years.|
|It's a Special Build Mexico which Pete originally ordered with a whole pile of Rally Goodies fitted.|
|That little plate screwed on behind the spotlight relays details all the codes for the dozen or so Special Build options that this car features.|
|This tidy Anglia was another car which really caught my attention, a neighbour of mine owned a highly tuned Anglia nearly 30 years ago and I've always had a soft spot for them.|
|Especially when they have an engine like this shoe horned into them. This was a really neat job considering how tight a squeeze it is in that engine bay.|
I hope those of you who were unable to attend AVO Day will enjoy these photos, I also took another 2 dozen photos of REV and LVX and I shall include these on pages dedicated to each of these cars in the near future. Check out the "Updates" page on a regular basis.
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