B.A.C.C – Classic Car Revival 2017

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I’ve been sitting on this post for a few weeks, due to it being the heart of Crop Over but now that’s out of the way things are back to normal. Moving on with today’s post, Barbados Association of Classic Cars held a Classic Car Revival at Content St. Thomas. I hadn’t attended one of these shows in a little while, so it was nice to see how things grew over time. One of the things I really do enjoy about this show is that it caters to the entire family. I arrived late in the afternoon; however there was still a great showing of cars on hand and also quite a bit of people soaking up the calm and relaxing atmosphere. There was plenty to eat and drink as well as a few booths with various products on display. All in all it was a great turn out both on the enthusiasts who brought out their cars and those who genuinely were interested in learning more about these amazing cars from a time past. As usual the cars that made it out were in pristine condition, the owners really do pay serious attention to detail when it comes to the restoration of these classics. Just by taking a look at some of them, it is clear to see how deep the passion for these vintage rides go. While I was there I managed to take a few photos, I do hope you guys enjoy.

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It was good to see more and more classic car enthusiasts making the effort to attend these shows over the years…

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First generation Mazda Miata NA roadster…

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Toyota MR-2 in exceptional condition…

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A selection of cars specific to the 1980s…

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This Porsche 911 was era specific down to the wheels…

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Parked directly next to it was this Citroen 2CV6. This carries a 600cc air cooled motor putting out 33hp and has a top speed of 60mph…

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Spotted a few enthusiasts sharing some info about the car…

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Peugeot 304 Cabriolet with the top down…

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A few cars down was this Porsche 911 Targa…

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Rear fenders with the optional air vents…

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An American classic, Chevy Nova with an attached sheet displaying its history since coming to Barbados…

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A look at the Courtesy badge found at the rear of the vehicle, indicating this particular model was in fact imported by them…

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Taking a look under the hood, you definitely couldn’t miss the brightly painted engine…

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Period correct white walls which the owner kept to remain true to every last detail…

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Coming down to the 1970’s…

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Ford Cortina 1600 E looking classy as ever. The 1600 E was the first Cortina to be recognized as a classic…

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One of the most popular British classics is the Morris Minor. In 1960, it became the first British car to sell more than a 1,000,000 units.

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Bright yellow convertible version of the Triumph Vitesse which is a very sought after car by enthusiasts worldwide…

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A few more shots…

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Julie’s Party Rentals provided a jumping tent for the kids while their parents got a closer look at some of the classics on show…

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This Ford Anglia Deluxe was in immaculate condition and was trailered to and from the show. Production date for these ranged from 1962 – 1967.

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Convertibles were very popular in this era and this Sunbeam Alpine was no different…

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1965 Austin Healey Sprite MK.3 looking as amazing as it did when it debuted…

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As the day progressed the show would see more and more enthusiasts who came out to admire the display of classic cars…

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The 1960s graced us with this Mark 1 Honda S800 of which the owner had a display indicating its history since arriving in the island.

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It truly is a thing of beauty, with attention to detail being at the top of the owners list which can be seen with license plate…

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When I got to the 1950’s I thought it was absolutely stunning to have vehicles from this era which still ran after some 65 plus years…

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The Citroen Big 15 was on show with a sheet displaying some useful info about its features and some history…

 

Thats it for the Revival show, I’ll close out with a few photos of some bikes that were on show.

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