Tatton Park Classic Car Show 2018

4th June 2018

Click for the full 2018 Tatton Park Classic Car Show Gallery

It has been a few years since I was last at the big classic car show at Tatton, so I spent a scorching Sunday walking around all manner of classics with my camera (and increasing sunbourn - ouch!).

There's always an interesting oddity or two to be seen at events like this, and Tatton was no disappointment. I never knew that Wolseley developed a series of 15 military 4x4s in 1948 until I saw the FV1801 Mudlark in a corner.

Wolseley Mudlark 4x4 at Tatton Park Classic Car Show

Also great to spy some relatively recent cars that have all but disappered from British roads, I can't remember the last time I saw a pre-facelift Rover 800 fastback!

Rover 800 Fastback at Tatton Park Classic Car Show

It's hard to pick a favourite car from the day. The Aston Martin Volante was beautiful, and the line-up of Audi ur-quattros was breathtaking. Two cars really captured my attention though, and they were both British Leyland products.

This hydrolastic Mini Cooper S was just gorgeous. Perfect colour and some Downton work on the cylinder head, a real stand out car.

Mk3 Mini Cooper S at Tatton Park Classic Car Show

And this Austin 1800S really got me looking. Great wheels, nice big webasto roof, spotlamps and that chin spoiler. I could really see myself in that, perfect practical classic.

Austin 1800S at Tatton Park Classic Car Show