Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Borders Car Show

Lots of interesting cars at the Borders Car Show in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle on Sunday.
Lancias are rare in the UK now - I think that they dissolve in the British climate but here are two nice examples.

(top) 1992 Delta Integrale - the road version of the successful rally car with four wheel drive and a 2 litre turbo engine

(bottom) 1981 Beta Coupe 2000 FL

1962 Jaguar Mk II in Bronze with wire wheels

Bristol 401 from about 1950
1971 Marcos 3 litre with Volvo engine

1958 Austin 101 van
A pair of German modern classics. 1972 BMW 2002 (top) and 1971 Porsche 911S Targa (bottom)

Ultima GTR - built in Britain using a Chevy 6.2 litres LS3 engine. A race car for the street and one of the fastest cars on the market.

An AC Cobra - there are lots of replicas out there but this seems to be the real thing

A couple of bike-powered three wheelers (and what great names!)

Pembleton Grasshopper SS with 750cc Moto Guzzi Strada engine

Berkeley Bushcricket with BMW R80 engine
1970 Jensen FF. An advanced car in its day with four wheel drive (FF = Ferguson Formula) and anti-lock brakes. Powered by a Chrysler 6.3 litre V8.

My favourite car at the show -  another Jensen a beautiful and rare 1961 541S

Fancy polishing these wheels?


  1. Love the little Austin van. How can it not make you smile?