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Classic Wheels Enthusiasts Defy The Elements

September, 2012

On Sunday September 23rd over 60 classic cars and military vehicles plus their owners defied the elements to attend the Classic Wheels event at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum.  The array and variety of vehicles was impressive with some quite rare examples included.  Amongst those ‘spotted’ were a 1927 Bugatti Type 37, a Shelby Cobra, a Dolorean, and an AC ME2000 plus several Alfa Romeos and Triumphs.  The American ‘classics’ included Cadillacs, a Pontiac, a Corvette and a Ford ‘Mustang’ – plus countless others too numerous to list.  The prize for Best Classic Car in Show went to a beautifully presented Jaguar 3.8 Mkll.  The military vehicles included two impressively large Dodge Weapons carriers, Humbers (one of which was judged the Best Military Vehicle in Show) and Weapons Carriers. Prizes comprised a certificate and print of the ‘Mynarski’ Memorial Lancaster by our Museum artist, Harry Bennett.

The unfortunate weather prevented full appreciation of such a magnificent collection of vehicles, but both owners and visitors appeared to enjoy the occasion.

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

Museum Development

The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.

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