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
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (USU 103)
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (USU 103)
Land Rover 110 Defender
Land Rover 110 Defender
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (78 KD 43)(Copyright Ken Reid)
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (78 KD 43)(C
VW Type 166 Schwimmwagen (1413 NK)
VW Type 166 Schwimmwagen (1413 NK)
Minerva / Land Rover Para Commando (BTZ 748)(Belg)
Minerva / Land Rover Para Commando
GMC 352 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (LFF 800)
GMC 352 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (LFF 800)
Berlin May/June 1945 103
Berlin May/June 1945 103
Normandy 1944 Collection 571
Normandy 1944 Collection 571
US 92 Infantry Brigade
US 92 Infantry Brigade
Ex-Mil Show, Stafford - Monty\'s Lockers Stand
Ex-Mil Show, Stafford - Monty\'
BSA M20 Motorcycle (WSY 112)
BSA M20 Motorcycle (WSY 112)
Normandy 1944 Collection 249
Normandy 1944 Collection 249
Sd Kfz 251 Half Track (2)
Sd Kfz 251 Half Track (2)
Eastern Front Collection 273
Eastern Front Collection 273
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (JDL 256 N)
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (JDL 256 N)
Berlin May/June 1945 64
Berlin May/June 1945 64
Eastern Front Collection 1044
Eastern Front Collection 1044
Panther Ausf D (3)
Panther Ausf D (3)
Normandy 1944 Collection 289
Normandy 1944 Collection 289
Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Cargo (MBU 809 E)
Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Cargo (MBU 809