Fuji From Car Show

A graceful 1937 MG sedan sat with younger T-series cars of the same breed at the June 4, 2022 Cars and Motorcycles of England show. Now about that radiator cap...

P1010137.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010133.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010135.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
The 2022 Cars and Motorcycles of England show included a large collection of TR-series Triumphs. The most unusual among these was this 1949 model 2000 Triumph TRA convertible. Climbing past the Dunlap spare to sit in the rumble seat was a tricky feat best left to the young!
P1010176.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010168.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010171.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010173.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

gordo

All-Pro
Location
Arizona
Name
Gordon
A real favorite of mine: a 1953 Sunbeam Alpine type 1 (shown at the June 4, 2022 Cars and Motorcycles of England). Grace Kelly drove a blue one along the mountain roads of the French Riviera with Cary Grant squirming nervously in the tan leather passenger seat in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief. The later Alpines that came to the USA (and morphed into the Tiger) had nowhere near the fleet styling of the type 1. I hold this Alpine had a better rear deck than Princess Grace!

P1010195.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010196.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010193.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Another beautiful 1953 British creation; a Jaguar XK-120 roadster. Every red-blooded American boy craved one! This roadster (shown at the June 4, 2022 Cars and Motorcycles of England) wears solid disk wheels and rear-wheel spats, unusual for an XK-120.

I had a college buddy who drove one with the same color combination as this pristine beauty, but clearly used a whole lot more and ridden hard. Still, it was a wonderful machine to drive with excellent handling and a 3.4 liter dual overhead cam six that performed a sex-change at about 3500 RPM. Below that speed the engine had a masculine roar; above it the exhaust note became a feminine scream! I used to love driving it through a concrete viaduct to share that sonic moment of transition with the World!

P1010210.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010211.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010212.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Last edited:
Another lovely Jaguar shown at the 2022 Cars and Motorcycles of England, this one a 1955 XK-140 drophead coupe. While not at lithe as the XK-120, these over-chromed beauties were comfortable sports cars with snappy performance and the same 3.4 liter DOHC six cylinder engine. Look at those creature comforts: roll-up windows and outside door handles!

P1010114.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010112.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010115.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Last edited:
Morris Garage (MG) was well represented at the 2022 Cars and Motorcycles of England. Among the many T-series cars shown was this very nice right-hand drive 1955 TF 1500. The TF was the last of the series and is often less appreciated than the earlier models. I think its transitional look with the headlamps blended into the fenders is beautiful. The octagon bezels on the instruments is a neat styling touch. I owned a LHD birch grey one of these in the 60's and loved it - great fun to drive with the windshield folded down collecting bugs in your teeth! I'd love to learn the art of left-handed shifting!

P1010139.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010140.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010141.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Last edited:
The Jaguar XK-140 also came as a roadster. While not as lavishly appointed as the drophead coupe, these were wonderful sports cars providing speed, handling and comfort. This nicely restored and updated one is a 1955 car shown at the 2022 Cars and Motorcycles of England.

P1010103.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010102.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010106.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010107.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Last edited:
The modern E-type Jaguar was also well represented at the June 4, 2022 Cars and Motorcycles of England show held at the Hope Lodge in Fort Washington, PA. This 1963 coupe was a knockout. Powered by the same 3.4 liter DOHC in-line six cylinder as the preceding XK series, the E-type (XK-E in the USA) featured a beautiful new body offered as a 2-seat coupe and an OTS (open two seater) convertible. These early (type 1) cars were revered for their smooth lines, enclosed headlights and flat floors.

P1010121.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010122.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010123.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


The OTS was just as refined and finely fitted as the coupe. This convertible is a 1964.

P1010124.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010125.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010126.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


But the display of E-types did not stop with the type 1 machines. It continued through the 12 cylinder (type III) machines made from 1971 to 1974. The V12 engine displaced 5.3 liters and produced 242 HP.

P1010148.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

P1010146.JPG
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Last edited:
Top