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After getting some old negs electronically developed I've been sitting on these wondering if its worth putting them up as theres only a few. They've not been seen before although some of the Beaulieu shots are similar to others. They are from a local car show held at Rushmoor in May 75 I think with a few Southern Roadsters, SSR + others and the Southern Roadsters weekend in July? 75. Sorry they're all a bit grainy. Bugs were all I could afford back then and i eventually grew to hate the things after building a third. Mine is there to show you Rushmoor as it was, not changed this side except for the loss of the original concrete seating and the odd building. Still not completely sure of the layout in the pics though the curved entrance road is clear in the shot of the T.





























Ok found a few more random pics from a rendezvous at the Queen pub Blackwater, Portsmouth with a couple of SR cars, a show at Henley (Rutherford's Pop at old Speedworth track?) and Cheltenham with Ray Christopher's budget T (the man himself at the back)









 

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Yeah, great pics, nostalgia at its best.:tup:
 

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Great pics. Was this the show where you had to submit pictures of your car in the hope of being invited. If you were invited to attend they paid your costs. If it was I think it had been arranged by the Sunday People newspaper. I still have my invite.
 

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Great pics. Was this the show where you had to submit pictures of your car in the hope of being invited. If you were invited to attend they paid your costs. If it was I think it had been arranged by the Sunday People newspaper. I still have my invite.
It could be Ken but I dont think I would have got invited on that basis. The local Peugeot dealer was there and from the pics you can see a mix of classics and vintage stuff in the background. From talking to one of the SSR founders who wasnt there and cant recall why not we're none the wiser. Can you scan and put up yr invite?
 

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Hi Mate
I remember the Cheltenham show and didn't Ray's Budget T end up as a trike, anyway I do remember I ended up the t'body/chasis with an imp engine? for a while and I remember Mike Curran was really impressed at the time that we even had a roddin scene in this country (really nice bloke)..

Cu at the weekend

'quote'... "Bugs were all I could afford back then and i eventually grew to hate the things after building a third"... and rolling it at Blackbushe sliding through the heather on it's roof:incheek:

By the way get those cine films done
 

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is this the same year (75?), if so it's the one when Will lost reverse gear in his T and I had to push him backwards out of the gates, also think it was the one when I was doing the blindfold driving thingy and my passenger forgot to tell me to stop so I reversed into the railing



Remember the SSR jacket?, everyone thought we had club jackets but in fact it was the only one we had but we kept shearing it between us all
 

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quote'... "Bugs were all I could afford back then and i eventually grew to hate the things after building a third"... and rolling it at Blackbushe sliding through the heather on it's roof
Ho ho that was fun.....it did make a bit of a mess and a full tank of juice leaking all over me upside down with a 12v battery and exposed terminals loose in the spare wheel well running the cassette player.........not clever:tdown: Cine is on CD just need to get it to TT and see if he can pull off the car stuff. Yep see you Sat, looking fwd to it. Cheers.
 

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is this the same year (75?), if so it's the one when Will lost reverse gear in his T and I had to push him backwards out of the gates, also think it was the one when I was doing the blindfold driving thingy and my passenger forgot to tell me to stop so I reversed into the railing


It certainly was. I shared a tent with him and 'Slim' Evans. RIP Will Newbert.

Remember the SSR jacket?, everyone thought we had club jackets but in fact it was the only one we had but we kept shearing it between us all
It was too big for me!!
 

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great pics, thanks for posting,I even recognise a few! Paul Waylings 'Fordrolet' Cortina & Ian Goodwins Pop next to it!

Gary.
Yes with a 283 in it. The Escort had a 327, later blown!! So thats the Pop owner. I've added a pic further on of the same car, parked in the street. Think it was the day after when it pissed down.
 

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Southern Roadsters Tony Putticks T with Graham Moss' Minor next to it . Graham married a girl from SSR but her name escapes me at the mo



Southern Roadster Bill Carters Hillbilly Express



Southern Roadster Derek Chapmans T with Olds 88 engine ( chcek out his reg!)



Dereks brothers Pop , notice it's on a J plate as a new build, everyone wanted a NEW reg back then.



Can't remember this guys name but was a Sothern Roadster and built this C cab, based on a standard Triumph chassis, in his front room at home and had to dismantle and then reassenble to get it outside ! He lived in a big farm out Westbourne way.

 

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I will try to find my invite. They didn't use the term "Custom car" but instead called it "best decorated" car. Seems funny now but not then. You had to submit a picture of your car and if they decided they wanted you there you got an invite. From memory they had 2,500 entries but picked just 200. My beetle at the time was nothing special (sorry Betsy) but had fibre glass wings slightly bigger wheels and tires and an inch pincher paint design but that was deemed good enough.
 

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Hello Kieth1069. I found my invite looking at it now. Will scan it and attempt to post it on here. Letter starts off with I am happy to be able to inform you that your entry has been accepted for final judging in the home decorated section of our Sunday People "old bangers" contest.
 
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