Bath & Western Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
The Wolseley Register once again put on a club stand at this well-attended weekend event which many visitors took the opportunity of attending in their classic cars.
Two fine local examples of restored 1950’s models were displayed on the Register stand in the Showering Pavilion and much admired:
1951 Wolseley 6/80 – recently acquired by the Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Devon which is owned and run by a Wolseley Register Member. Being finished in maroon with tan interior, this example contrasted well with the other exhibit on display.
1958 Champagne Beige 15/50 – this car had been restored in the 1980’s but was in need of attention when purchased in 1999 by the current owner who maintains a programme of ongoing refurbishment. Finished in her original colour, the 15/50 is used regularly and can be seen at local Shows and Rallies. The Somerset-based owners always attend the Wolseley Register National Rally wherever in the country it is held, and their 15/50 is often placed highly in its class, having attained 2nd place at the last two National Rallies.
Many members and visitors were welcomed to the stand where owners of both vehicles and representatives of the Wolseley Register were present to answer questions about the exhibits and discuss the marque in general. The regalia stall offered new lines which tempted customers to start their Christmas shopping.
A rare 1913 Wolseley 16/20 exhibited by a firm of classic and sports car trimmers was deservedly given the award of “Most Interesting Exhibit”.