Show Visit, Trimpley Show 2009

A fantastic show with a wonderful atmosphere. Run by enthusiasts for fellow enthusiasts. Based in the middle of glorious countryside, just North of Kidderminster in Worcestershire and just South of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, it was a one day event held on Sunday, August 2nd. After all the rain in July we had been having, the day was bright and mostly sunny and I think that many enthusiasts, particularly with the classic cars, had thought let’s have a day out.

The Black Country at War Group were there with two nice Land Rovers as well as lots of kit and equipment. They also had a nice Sankey trailer, that the one member had converted to look even more military. He’d certainly made a very professional job of it.

Further along were Dave Spruce’s Austin K5, a Moggy 1000 Traveller, a Champ and a Hothkiss M201 Jeep. Then I spotted an Austin 10hp Light Utility which belonged to Tony Whitehead and his charming wife, who I hadn’t seen for over 25 years, so it was great to catch up.

A most unusual vehicle was the GKN Alvis Simba Armoured Car, which I think was a prototype for the Saxon APC. The interior looked similar, but with a side door instead, while the driver’s seat looked straight out of the Saxon. The owners wasn’t available to ask, but I remember reading somewhere that it had been almost abandonedĀ up a corner of the GKN factory and a chap who worked there had managed to buy it. Maybe someone could confirm this or not ?

Any way a superb show and we’ll be back next year. Maybe there will be more MV’s next year ?!!!

Random Images From Collection
Eastern Front Collection 1134
Eastern Front Collection 1134
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 29
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 29
US 77 Infantry Division (Statue of Liberty)
US 77 Infantry Division (Statue of
Normandy 1944 Collection 847
Normandy 1944 Collection 847
Apache UH-64A Attack Helicopter (US Army) 16
Apache UH-64A Attack Helicopter (US
Eastern Front Collection 844
Eastern Front Collection 844
Eastern Front Collection 1402
Eastern Front Collection 1402
Normandy 1944 Collection 336
Normandy 1944 Collection 336
AEC 854 Matador 5Ton 6x6 (YSV 559)
AEC 854 Matador 5Ton 6x6 (YSV 559)
Berlin May/June 1945 237
Berlin May/June 1945 237
Bedford OXD 30cwt GS (GVS 108)
Bedford OXD 30cwt GS (GVS 108)
Normandy 1944 Collection 582
Normandy 1944 Collection 582
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier (MRD 451 J)
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier (MRD 45
Scammell Commander Tractor (52 KB 62)
Scammell Commander Tractor (52 KB 6
Eastern Front Collection 588
Eastern Front Collection 588
US 86 Infantry Division (Black Hawk)
US 86 Infantry Division (Black Hawk
Eastern Front Collection 816
Eastern Front Collection 816
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (JYD 287)
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (JYD 287)
Bedford QLD 3Ton Flatbed (LGV 332)
Bedford QLD 3Ton Flatbed (LGV 332)
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (BTK 105)
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (BTK 105)