Today in Margate, the roar of classic cars woke up local residents. The sound of bellowing V8s, the squeal of air-cooled VWs and everything else in between paid a visit to the home of Dreamland. Motor Hipster set out to snap some retro goodness in the garden of England.
A rather strange Scirocco, styled like an 80’s Japanese street racer. “It gets your attention, doesn’t it?” proclaims the owner, “so it’s doing its job right”.
A barn find Datsun. You could say it’s seen better days…
A Mini in stilettos. Even complete with a trailer.
Ingenious Volkswagen wing mirrors on a Splitty.
Probably the world’s largest gathering of Sinclair C5s.
A collection of slammed Mercs.
Killer Kei-truck. Slammed Honda Acty.
One of many beautiful Beetles.
A cherished vintage Chevy.
Come and take a seat with this fabulous Ford Model A.
Or hitch a ride on the back of this Model T.
Rear-engined Mini Clubman. Definitely the most pant staining Mini at the show.
No show is complete without the classic yank tanks. This time, a ’58 Oldsmobile.
One of many Ford Escorts. Over 50 per cent of the show must have been these or Minis.
Some tasty Japanese retros too. Including this drift-tastic MR2.
As well as this ravishing RX7.
A rather more rugged Fiat.
A beautiful Metro, oddly registered in 1996. Old body on a newer chassis maybe?
An Austin Maestro AA van. It’s been almost 20 years since these were in active service.
A rare as rocking horse excrement Volvo 66.
A vintage roadster fitting for an episode of Wacky Racers.
A gorgeous Ford Anglia.
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by Mike Armstrong