Vic Gallucci’s Classic Car Extravaganza Ryde Seafront 11th & 12th Sept

Sep 11, 2021

Mike’s Hillman Minx
1950 Reliant
Vintage at it’s Best
VIC GALLUCCI SHOW DAY 1 RYDE 11th SEPTEMBER 2021 We met up in the car park behind L A Bowl before 8am in hopes of getting a spot at the display nearer to the café, we left a few minutes before 8 and were parked exactly where we wanted to be at 8am, a few moments later, Joe Kitney, who had turned up on time but missed us by seconds, arrived and was parked a few feet further down the road. Tea things out, chairs set up and a lazy day of watching the cars come and go and the many people wandering amongst 351 classic cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles/trikes of all types and ages, the oldest car I saw was from 1905 and the newest from 2006 so a good century of motoring at one show. Vickies dog Gino decided that he needed to dig a hole, he buried all sorts in it, including his dog biscuits and a large piece of baguette, he tried to cover this lot up using his nose. Tomorrow we must remember to sit away from the shade of the trees, we were cold at times but people walking by had only T shirts on. This year the lock in seemed a bit more relaxed than usual, cars were still coming in at 2pm and others were leaving before that. We were packed and ready at around 4.30 and we were indoors before 5.30. VIC GALLUCCI SHOW DAY 2 RYDE 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 We met up again behind L A Bowl and at just before 8am we left and were parked up a bit further along than yesterday by 8.05. a steady stream of cars until around 9am then it seemed to stop. Loads of room for lots more cars but there were none about, not long after this the cars seemed to find their way in and by mid day the spaces alongside the boating lake were fairly well filled. Lots of American cars again today, they always put on a great display outside LA bowl, and over the whole show I counted 46 gleaming cars and trucks. 282 cars on display today, making 633 for the weekend, a brilliant show and the majority were island cars. I met lots of people I hadnt seen for some time and my voice was getting huskier every time I met someone else so it must have been a good day. Sandra and our camera girl Alana packed the car and we were on our way at 4pm.