Hello from the British car show

May 20, 2013

Aint it the truth?!?
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I was just telling Robert that I’m a pretty lucky girl. I have the potential of driving seven cars, three of my own, three of Robert’s highly experimental beasties, (two of which I can’t quite control), and my mother’s waaay too much car for her Mercedes. (If you’ve ever seen my mother drive you’d take over too. )
But you know what I really love?
I love the sculptural aspect of practically any work of art, and, to me, cars can be a sculptural bit of art…and ours certainly are.
So we thought we’d wend our way to the British car show this weekend and have a look.

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Everyone who knows me knows that I’m crazy for minis. Love them to pieces. And this is where our tour always starts, at the mini stand.

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But along the way there is so much glorious sculptural beauty to see.

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From the engine bays to the interiors.

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I love the badges. Some have been restored, some are new. I remember painting the badge of my own mini from the inside out to restore the colours. That was a job and a half that was!

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The hood ornaments are also so beautiful. Don’t you love the heron one? I think it’s my favorite. Although the winged angel is amazing too.

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Some are custom made. I love the queen. She’s got a little photo cell in her handbag and it powers her wave. She stood on a Land Rover waving at all her subjects. (Got to get me one!)

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One more shot before we have to go. Some of the most beautiful bums in the world: E Type Jags. In my next life….

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A British car show influence on our tea cup Tuesday
The bookstore and a Sunday Whirl

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5 Comments

  • Reply vastlycurious.com May 21, 2013 at 8:48 am

    What a GREAT post. I love cars too. I was going to try and make it to one last weekend but always so busy ! Love Queen Elisabeth !

    • Reply Veronica May 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Do you Kathryn? I know the always so busy syndrome. What ever happened to my New Year’s resolution to stop running out of time and start running into it? Hmm… πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kate North May 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Never mind owning an E type Jag in my next life; I want to BE an E type jag. Sigh. And I’m not really even a big car person. (Though of course I do get to see minis almost every day of my life…)

    • Reply Veronica May 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Ooo, Kate, I want to be an E type too. We could race! πŸ™‚

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