We spent a wonderful day out at Pistons and Props at Sywell Aerodrome on Saturday. As usual, we were on the club stand with our classic car, but there was still plenty of time to walk round and see everything.
In addition to classic cars, drag racing, light aircraft, a flyover by a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bomber, and an autojumble, there was also a lovely surprise in Hanger One - a vintage fair.
I could have bought so much stuff in there, but restrained myself to lusting after a sage green plastic-coated 1960s table-top clothes airer and then walking away from it. Repeatedly. I so wanted it but couldn't justify getting it because I have nowhere to put it. It would sit on the floor in the conservatory and I would look at it occasionally through the window. You can just see it in the picture above, at the front behind the baby ironing board.
There were quite a few people entering into the vintage spirit and dressing up in period clothes. For next year, I've decided to get myself a vintage outfit, probably 1950s, as that would match the era of our car.
I was delighted to find a number of vintage campervans and caravans besides the usual VW campervans. I was in seventh heaven to find so many unusual ones lovingly restored by their owners, as well as a few handbuilt replicas.
Don't tell Martin, but I'm going to save up my spare pennies and buy one of these, a Vauxhall Velux. Can you imagine turning up for work in one of these!