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Amberley pre 1956 Car Show
5 April @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Over one hundred and fifty cars made before 1956 will be assembling at the Amberley Museum on Sunday, April 7th, for the annual Vintage Car Show. This event, often known by enthusiasts as the ‘Cobweb Run’, is one of the first gatherings of the year by the historic motoring fraternity so often features new restorations.
On show from 10 am until 4 pm there will be a rare opportunity to view and hear luxury, sporting and the everyday cars of a long past era of motoring when every journey was an experience and driving by no means always a comfortable pastime.
The earliest car will be a Benz of 1899 built by the pioneers of motor cars. Owner Gordon Cobbold from Worthing has assisted with the restoration of numerous truly veteran cars and will also be showing his 1924 Austin ‘Heavy 12’ saloon that still bears its original paintwork. Enthusiasts of the famous Austin Seven will be well catered for with examples from the ground-breaking ‘Chummy’ tourer dating from the mid-twenties to racing examples from the thirties and the Big Seven of 1938.
Six of the famous three-wheeler Morga sports cars dating from between 1922 and 1938 will certainly draw enthusiasts of the marque with a wide range of their contemporary competitors such as MG, Riley, Frazer-Nash and Sunbeam represented as well.
Some short-lived and long-forgotten rare makes will include Lionel Bourne’s unique Rhode, the 1922 Albert, a Willys Knight built in the USA and a 1938 Autovia, one of only thirty-five ever built in Coventry.
A special feature of the event is that all the participants drive their cars to the show and on leaving at just after 4 pm in the afternoon there will be a commentary featuring their role in motoring history.