B.A.C.C Revival Show
Two weekends ago the Barbados Association Of Classic Cars held a Classic Car Revival at Content St. Thomas. It was good seeing the different types of classic cars that we have here on the island and also the condition the owners managed to keep them in. Everyone was in jovial spirits about showing off their vintage rides which ranged in age and diversity. Even though by the time I got there some of the cars already left, I still enjoyed the day taking a look at cars from past eras and getting a chance to experience the passion that still lives within these enthusiasts. I’m definitely looking forward for the next show and I hope to see some more owners coming out and showing off their vintage rides. Below are a few shots I took while there, I hope you guys enjoy.
A very mint conditioned NSU Ro80 looks as if it just left the showroom floor some 40 plus years after its debut in 1967. These cars were manufactured from 1967 until 1977 and carried a twin rotor Wankel engine. For its time, the Ro80 was a glance at what the future had to offer and in 1967 it was voted car of the year.
A well maintained Lotus Elan S4, the Elan was produced from 1962 until 1975 and was the first Lotus road car to use a steel backbone chassis with a fibreglass body.
Nissan Datsun B310 with a colour matched front bumper and aggressive front lip. Produced from 1978 until 1982, this was the last Sunny to be sold under the Datsun name in Japan and also the last rear wheel drive Sunny.
Porsche 911 sitting period correct straight from 1974. The 911 saw the first noticeable change since its debut 11 years prior, it received a facelift and the body widened as well as the wheels. Another change was on the performance side of things where the engines would now produce more torque.
Second generation Chevy Nova in exceptionally good condition for a car made in the mid 60s.
1954 Austin A40 Somerset saloon with period correct badges. These were manufactured from 1952 until 1954 and carried a 1200cc 4 cylinder engine that produced 42bhp and was capable of hitting a top speed of 69mph.
I’m not 100% sure if this is a MG Midget or an Austin-Healey Sprite, any of the readers know you can just comment and let me know. Either a MG or Austin-Healey, one thing for sure, it’s beautifully restored.
This Audi quattro 20v was in pristine condition from top to bottom. These 20v model were the last batch of quattros made and are said to be the most fun to drive. Interesting enough, they are the most sought after, which is rare when speaking in classic terms, as the oldest generally equals the most desirable.
Triumph 2000 still looking as if its still in its prime. These were manufactured from 1969 until 1977.
Subaru Leone that was in immaculate condition inside and out. These were manufactured from 1979 until 1989 and it was also the first all wheel drive automatic Japanese car.
What was most amazing about this particular Daihatsu Charmant, was the fact that it still had its factory paint job from 1986 when it was purchased. The owner seems to have some big plans for it in the near future.
In 1980 Toyota took the concept of the A40/A50 Carina, already a 4 door sedan and extended the front end while incooperated the styling from the Celica to create a sedan version of the Celica. In its debut year it was referred to as the Celica Camry and later went on to be referred to as the Camry.
Another Nissan Datsun B310…
Circuit prepared Nissan Datsun 120Y…
Right next to it was a matching rally prepared version, both belonging to Geoffrey Ullyett…
Here is another rally prepared Nissan Datsun 120Y that is driven by Shannon Kirton.
Dodge 600 convertible manufactured from 1983 until 1988…
This Morris Minor seemed to have gotten better with age…
Genuine Morgan Plus 8 made at Morgan’s Malvern, Stratford Upon Avon Factory in the U.K. The car is the final production Morgan fitted with the Land Rover fuel injected V8 engine, bored to 3950ccs. This Land Rover engine was used by Morgan from 1968 to 2004 before production of this engine ended.
I’m going to close out with a couple interior shots…