On a wet and windy August Sunday at Mallory Park in Leicestershire, MotorPunk slurped hot coffee and sat on the bank watching the Autoglym Classic Car Festival, a mixed bag of largely classic British Leyland, Rover, Ford and Alfa Romeos on track and in paddock. Our favourites were the Mini which managed two corners on three wheels, the supercharged Mk1 MR2, the grotesquely beautiful Alfa SZ and the super-sideways Zakspeed Mk2 Escort which carved though a pack of classic Fords before (inevitably) spinning. Then it rained and we went home. But not before the very kind Andy Mundell, Mr. Sleg and I grabbed these pictures for your perusal.

We’ll be there again next year … but in anoraks.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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