Note: To those who haven’t picked up a hard copy of Throttle Gals lately, we have expanded worldwide! We regularly receive submissions from our Throttle Gals Australia team about cool happenings over in Oz, and we recently became friends with Holly King – Throttle Gal extraordinaire across the pond in the United Kingdom! She regularly sends us a variety of stories, including: car shows, interest pieces and more! Here is one from her that will be internet only, due to the timing of the show versus the next issue of Throttle Gals (due out in June 2015). Please enjoy!
~Doni Langdon, Head Chick in Charge
At the start of April Surrey Street Rodders held their annual show, which attracts possibly the most eclectic collection of interesting cars to gather in any one place in the country. I went along riding shotgun in a friends’ 1979 Saab 99, thats been retrofitted to a faster-than-turbo spec, and we were both a bit surprised when the car was ushered onto the show field. Unfortunately, due to a very rainy start to the day, attendance was well down so the show wasn’t just restricted to pre-booked cars. The Saab, however, did attract a lot of attention, so it was worthy of being there!
Fortunately we were fashionably late enough to miss the rain, so we had a pleasant wander around the hundreds of obscure or just plain bizarre cars that had braved the spring showers, had an ice cream, and perused the trade stands for interesting bits of tat. It was nice to be able to check out some great cars, and hopefully later in the year I’ll get to see some more of them at other shows, and have more time so I can catch up with some of the ladies who I saw with cool cars.
(and yes, I’ve deliberately picked out photos of the most European cars of interest on purpose!)