The MotorPunk typing pool is a busy place; when the girls aren’t sharpening Dr Octane’s pencil they can be relied upon to pass neatly typed memorandums regarding forthcoming events we might like, such as the Stamford and District Round Table Car Show. Such events might whiff of strange handshakes with Lexus driving ex-Policemen but this one was nothing of the sort. On the meadows next to the river Welland in the middle of the lovely market town of Stamford was a huge turnout of sports, classic and otherwise interesting motorcars.

Our favourites were the Gilbern Invader, the (genuine) XJ40 Police Car and the almost surreal Mini camper. There was a locally made Pick, 112 years old, and some new Lamborghinis driven by show-offs. Lots of TVRs provided aural entertainment and if I wasn’t enjoying a beer in the sunshine I would have been able to photograph the Spitfire and Hurricane which flew over. As it is, you’ll have to make do with these pictures. I’m off to the typing pool to ask the girls for a rubber.

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.

One Response

  1. Lynne Donovan

    I’m the great grand daughter of Henry (Jack) Pick of Stamford, and you mentioned the appearance of his yellow and black car at the Stamford Round Table annual car show (held on the meadows). I would really love to find out where this car is now or if it will make an appearance again here. Have you any information? I thought I’d contact the show in march next year to find out if it’s registered for the August show but it’s a long shot. Any information would be great as we are tracing this part of our family, and wondered if this car was around anywhere. Thanks, Lynne Donovan


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