One For Classic Car Fans.....

That reminds me of the customised Hillman Hunter that used to appear at these shows back in the 80s. It had an airbrushed sci-fi scene on the bonnet with the name Space Hunter.
I can't recall that, but others stick in my mind
A 1980(?) Pontiac Trans-Am that was very metal-flaked, & had a vertical fin
It went by the name of Astral, or Aurora, or some such

I certainly remember a Toyota Hi-Ace van, that was muralled with American locomotives, & I even have a (scanned) print from a 126 print
It was taken at a small local show at Carr Gate, the location is adjacent to jct 41/M1, where West Yorkshire Police Force now have their Traffic division, the Kennels, the stables, the Helicopter, & a purpose-built 'riot street' in a building
The files have June 1980 in the title, so that must have been written on the rear of the prints when they were scanned
Plus the modified Series Land Rover, with Range Rover front wings/bonnet
Oh! & the (diesel nosed, which also was used when the 3.0 V6 was fitted) Transit

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@Richard A Thackeray a great selection of desirable cars at the show
Thankyou
It's nice that someone likes them
 

Juan Kog

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@Richard A Thackeray always enjoy your photos. So I apologise for being a pedant . The V6 transit with the (Perkins) diesel front was fitted with the 2.5 litre V6 . I was working for a Ford truck dealership when they were introduced in 1972 or 73 . Unfortunately just before the fuel crisis and a major hike in fuel costs.
 
@Richard A Thackeray always enjoy your photos. So I apologise for being a pedant . The V6 transit with the (Perkins) diesel front was fitted with the 2.5 litre V6 . I was working for a Ford truck dealership when they were introduced in 1972 or 73 . Unfortunately just before the fuel crisis and a major hike in fuel costs.
@Juan Kog

Thankyou for your pedantry, but I thought the 2.5 was a V4?
Or is my memory playing tricks?

One of the (now retired) YAS Paramedics that I know, has a Transit in WYMAS regalia, that he uses for charity purposes

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It's a mk 2
http://dewsambcharities.org.uk/

Somewhere.......
I have brochures for the D-Series & the Transcontinental
From memory, the D-series has an orange 6x4 tipper on it, & the Transcontinental (cover) was shot on a container port
 
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Juan Kog

permanently grumpy
Hi Richard it was along time ago , no doubt the 70’s Transit specialists will be along soon . I remember we were all impressed with performance of the 2.5 engine models, definitely a V6 as it required the diesel front. At the time we thought how much better it would be with the 3 litre. When Ford replaced the Perkins diesel with there own diesel, the 2.4 York engine, the diesel models no longer required the extended front.
 

Mrs M

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