The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show – 4th & 5th November 2017

The Wolseley Register displayed 3 very different models at this popular winter Restoration Show:

1922 Wolseley Seven Tourer – on loan from the Moretonhampstead Motor Museum in Devon.  The owner is a Wolseley Register Member and there are several Wolseleys in the varied museum collection.  The car displayed is one of only 10 known survivors from the two-year production span which produced 1002 vehicles of this model.  It was a high-quality car with 983 cc engine and the grey bodywork of this example was the standard colour.  When first introduced the car cost £295 but even when the price was reduced it could not compete against the Austin Seven and Rover Eight models.

1958 Wolseley 15/50 –  a Gerald Palmer design with overhead valve B series engine, owned by a local Wolseley Register Member for the last seventeen years.   The car and was originally restored in the early 1980s and has undergone a slow but steady rolling restoration since 2000. The Champagne Beige car today is exactly as it left the factory, except for radial tyres which were recently fitted, even the traffic indicator arms are still in everyday use.

1967 Wolseley 16/60 – the present owner of this car acquired it in 2016 as a previously restored vehicle.  It is in excellent condition and was awarded “Best Family Saloon” at the 2017 Mendip Classic Run.

Many visitors and Register Members were welcomed the stand over the 2-day Show which was well attended.  Our near neighbours in the Sedgmoor Hall, Poole Bay Classics, won best club stand having put on an excellent display including two sheds and a pile of autumn leaves!

The winning club stand

The Wolseley Register will be applying for club stands at the 2018 Classic Show on 16-17 June and the Restoration Show on 3-4 November.

Jenny Ryder