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Popham Airfield aero-auto classic car meeting and trade fair

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A very hot day at Popham yesterday.  Lots of visitors.  Long queue to get in although it moved quickly.  As the title says, lots of cars of all descriptions, plus aero - auto jumble.  The previous two days were mainly a Microlight fly in and trade fair.  Lots of visitors coming and going by air on all three days.  A selection of photo's as we all know you like photo's.

 

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A nice Mini and matching trailer.  Note the kettle Mr Showman. 

 

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My son and his wife wondering if this truck would fit in their drive.

 

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A little smaller.  A nice model bicycle.  Compare the size against the hacksaw blades.

 

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A pair of flying machines.

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And finally, the highlight of the day for us.  My grand daughter went to console a nearby crying boy.  Both about the same age.  Almost instantly they both wandered off, holding hands, in the direction of a parked plane.  Both sets of mummy's and daddy's following.  It turned out that Theo wanted to show Kamila HIS plane.  His dad had flown into Popham for the day.  Kamila and her new boy friend had lots of fun flying it while photo's were taken.  Theo's daddy didn't seem bothered that buttons were pressed, levers pulled or pushed, switches switched, and the control columns yanked about.  He probably had to do a major reboot before taking off.

 

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Great photos Alan :thumbs:

 

Plenty of American metal there for Mr Showman to go all dribbly over

 

I'll have the Minor pickup please that looks well tidy !

 

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5 minutes ago, the showman said:

Some nice stuff there Alan and not a Marina in sight

No Chris.  Didn't see everything but think a Marina would have stuck out like a sore thumb.

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6 minutes ago, Stormin said:

Either of the three wheelers for me. :thumbs: Morgan or Lomax. I don't care which.

Thought the Lomax would be a bit too modern for you Norm.  Very nice though.

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8 hours ago, HeadExam said:

Superb pictures Alan, I loved the Lincoln Mark 5, had several old Lincolns as a kid

Thanks Alain.  Anything like that makes me dribble.  All boot and bonnet, or trunk and hood over the pond.  A little bit on the thirsty side though.

23 hours ago, pmackellow said:

Great photos Alan :thumbs:

 

Plenty of American metal there for Mr Showman to go all dribbly over

 

I'll have the Minor pickup please that looks well tidy !

 

You will have noticed how spotless the engine bay is too Paul.

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Fantastic photos and some cool looking vehicles there. I love that large silver truck. I have seen that Morris pickup a few years ago at Gaydon Heritage Centre but then it had a nice patinated burgundy paintjob at the time. I would still take it home though.

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On 5/9/2018 at 3:16 PM, Alan said:

Thanks Alain.  Anything like that makes me dribble.  All boot and bonnet, or trunk and hood over the pond.  A little bit on the thirsty side though.

You will have noticed how spotless the engine bay is too Paul.

I had a 1965 Continental with the suicide doors, burgundy with black vinyl roof, had a 430 engine, originally an automatic, but I matched a Ford 4 Speed top loader in it after the auto tranny went out. The high rear end gears and excessive weight didn't lend to explosive starts, but the power band was very smooth and efficient. A carb upgrade and 100 octane fuel allowed the 430 to produce over 350h hp.The looks I got when I dragged down the main street and shifted through the gears of that lumbering hunk was priceless.

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12 hours ago, squonk said:

That Lucas battery. Did it have any actual electricity in it? :hide:

After a lot of head scratching and taking a very rough guess, I would definitely say YES. :)

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