Write Up Fathers Day Classic Cars at Castle Howard

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It just looked . . . Odd. It obviously works - it drove in.

There are 3 foot pedals - the two outers have black rubber pads, the centre one (obscured by steering wheel arm) was bare metal, worn shiny on its RHS. But. Its the handbrake and gear selector - how do you get your foot on that right hand foot pedal ? Are you supposed to thread your leg *between* the handbrake and gear selector to get access to the pedal ? If it was a sequential gearbox that *might* work . . .

It just looked . . . Odd.
 

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It just looked . . . Odd. It obviously works - it drove in.

There are 3 foot pedals - the two outers have black rubber pads, the centre one (obscured by steering wheel arm) was bare metal, worn shiny on its RHS. But. Its the handbrake and gear selector - how do you get your foot on that right hand foot pedal ? Are you supposed to thread your leg *between* the handbrake and gear selector to get access to the pedal ? If it was a sequential gearbox that *might* work . . .

It just looked . . . Odd.
I think the middle pedal is the gas pedal. Right hand one is brake.

I wonder if the wide bench seat and narrow footwell allows the driver to sit with the levers to his/her right with the pedals slightly to the left of how it looks in the photo.

Those levers probably difficult to exit to the right. Or maybe in those days the driver might want exit to the left onto the sidewalk rather than clambering over the levers and stepping into the middle of the muddy road.
 

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Looks like a great show - do they have this on every year?
Its Classic shows that put the event on. They visit Castle Howard, Thoresby Hall x2 Capesthorne Macclesfield and several other venues around the country. SCITP (sports cars in the park) will be visiting Castle Howard on the 4th September, will be there for that one.
 

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Looks like a great show - do they have this on every year?
Classic car shows have had this Fathers Day show at Castle Howard since 2018 (2020 excepted for obvious reasons) after it moved from Harewood House near Leeds and the Yorkshire Post withdrew sponsorship.

It has been held previously in a field at the back of the Gardens, but the front lawn with viewing over the lake, as in 2018 and this year, is a nicer location in my view, despite the slope.

The selection and quality of the classics on display this year, was some of the best I have seen at a show, which was great. The long and dusty track to exit the place, which I have not seen used before, not so much. Needed to start cleaning all over again when I got home.

It will be interesting to see what SCITP do with it in September, as that is a completely different type of show aimed more towards newer and more sporting cars.
 

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Classic car shows have had this Fathers Day show at Castle Howard since 2018 (2020 excepted for obvious reasons) after it moved from Harewood House near Leeds and the Yorkshire Post withdrew sponsorship.

It has been held previously in a field at the back of the Gardens, but the front lawn with viewing over the lake, as in 2018 and this year, is a nicer location in my view, despite the slope.

The selection and quality of the classics on display this year, was some of the best I have seen at a show, which was great. The long and dusty track to exit the place, which I have not seen used before, not so much. Needed to start cleaning all over again when I got home.

It will be interesting to see what SCITP do with it in September, as that is a completely different type of show aimed more towards newer and more sporting cars.
Yep was dusty Jim and just finished cleaning mine. This was not the planned exit route and was hurriedly put together due to the major accident close by so a diversion was created at very short notice. Not the best way to exit a show but full marks to the organizers for reacting to a unforeseen situation.
 

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Classic car shows have had this Fathers Day show at Castle Howard since 2018 (2020 excepted for obvious reasons) after it moved from Harewood House near Leeds and the Yorkshire Post withdrew sponsorship.

It has been held previously in a field at the back of the Gardens, but the front lawn with viewing over the lake, as in 2018 and this year, is a nicer location in my view, despite the slope.

The selection and quality of the classics on display this year, was some of the best I have seen at a show, which was great. The long and dusty track to exit the place, which I have not seen used before, not so much. Needed to start cleaning all over again when I got home.

It will be interesting to see what SCITP do with it in September, as that is a completely different type of show aimed more towards newer and more sporting cars.
Thanks - Its been a while since I went to a car show but this looks like I missed a real treat - I will keep my eye out for this next year as it looked like there were some real beauties there
 

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Thanks - Its been a while since I went to a car show but this looks like I missed a real treat - I will keep my eye out for this next year as it looked like there were some real beauties there
Doncaster show back on, Saturday 9th July always a good selection of cars on show and other things happening
 

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A few more odds from yesterday:

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Identity Crisis?

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My friends father had an Alvis Tourer like this, along with a Jowett Javelin and a Citroen DS, when I was young.

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Could that be Desmond Llewellyn 'Q' stood by this one?

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Memories of one of my first cars. Why were vinyl roofs ever a thing?

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More memories, I nearly binned mine on Eppynt ranges spectating at the Welsh rally.

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What's the collective noun for a group of Morgans? And finally, these are some of ours:

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Okay, 2 final comments:

1. Outstanding car of the show (to me) was the Kaiser. Photo's dont do the colour justice. And sliding doors - who knew !
2. Question (I was thinking of @t-tony ): That green bentley look-alike Riley (last 2 photos). See the foot pedal positions ? How does that work then . . .
Might be a pre-selecta gearbox? They were often used in Rileys etc. of that era.

Ian
 
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