that roadster pic was 1983 april ,at a guess there would nt have been more than 4 years differance if differant shows,i can t remember.the first one i went to was about 79were all those pics from the same show? The boyd's roadster looks about 10 years later than the other cars. Not meant as a criticism of the brit built rods but it must have looked a tad out of place among the chrome and metalflake.
Nice t bucket too.
Not a guard as such, the Mid England Roadsters were the host club for the shows and members took it in turn to babysit the car and answer any questions. You can just see one of them sitting behind the car wearing one of the club's black bowling shirts. Damned if I can work out who it is though.1st one was boyds[bless him]im sure this had a guard by it
Great story Alan. :tup:Correct, Boyd, Jamie and Teri Musselman and Jay Storer came over with the car. Boyd flew over with the car on a Flying Tigers freight 747, the others came by passenger jet. Tony Bullimore, the leaseholder for Bingley Hall and boss of the show contacted me about getting something special over for the show. I hooked him up with Jay Storer and he flew to LA and Jay took him to meet Boyd. Tony agreed to finance everything, Boyd saw it as a good pr excercise so it was all settled. While here, they visited Stratford, bought out much of Royal Worcester and Brierley Crystal and generally did the tourist thing.
One odd thing about the trip was that due to a mix up over transport for the roadster from Heathrow, we were all stranded for hours. Jamie and Teri went into London for the day while Boyd and I (along with my wife) waited at the freight terminal. We eventually sorted getting the roadster, still on its shipping 'pallet' transported to Birmingham by truck, only it wouldn't be leaving till 3am! Boyd and I waited to travel back with the roadster and my wife took Jamie and Teri back to their hotel in Birmingham...
...in her Citroen 2CV. Considering Jamie was a very wealthy Texan oil man he was ok with the deal and laughed it off, I still have his address and phone number, maybe I should plan a holiday in Texas. By the time we got the roadster on the stand at Bingley Hall I'd been up for 36 hours and we still had the magazine stand to set up.
Over the weekend, Tony Bullimore took everone out for a meal and despite it being April, it started snowing heavily at which point Teri left her food and dashed out into the snow like an excited five year old. They don't get too much snow in their part of the world.
40stude , thats gary sutton , alan suttons brother and they are both my brothers. i remember that show , i was 11 years old then and helped out with it. adrian ( stumpy).Not a guard as such, the Mid England Roadsters were the host club for the shows and members took it in turn to babysit the car and answer any questions. You can just see one of them sitting behind the car wearing one of the club's black bowling shirts. Damned if I can work out who it is though.