1938 Alvis at the Brackley Classic Cars in the Piazza event, 2019.

Classic Cars on the Piazza – Brackley 2019

Every Year, between Christmas and New Year, Brackley hosts the Classic Cars on the Piazza / Marketplace. Typically the event involves no entry fee or pre-booking. Classic car owners simply arrive.

Alvis 4.3 litre classic car
Alvis 4,3 litre

Brackley Classic Car Show, host the event. They also host the Classic Cars in the Park in Brackley in August.

This year I arrived a bit late, however the Mayor told me there had been a record turnot of over 120 cars. Certainly, when I arrived, there were still a few interesting vehicles still there.

I recognised a number of cars from previous events, but these are the ones which caught my eye.

The first to catch my eye was the very elegant looking Alvis, pictured at the top of the page. Under the bonnet was an interesting 6 cylinder engine sporting triple SU carburettors an dual fuel pumps.

1938 Alvis 4,3 litre at the Brackley Classic Cars in the Piazza Event, 2019.

A little research suggests that this is a 1938 Alvis 4.3 litre.

The brass plate on the engine mounting carries lubrication instructions, and I was intrigued by the lubricateion kit at the back of the engine bay.

Contrast this big six cylinder engine with the 996cc V-twin of the 8hp 1914 Humbrette.

Looking at the controls of the Humbrette, I’m not even sure I would know how to drive it!

Amerivcan muscle at the Classic Car show
An old Chevrolet pick up. Not quite – a look inside showed an auto transmission and a big “not original” makeover. Sounded great when it drove away!

And some of the others, just a few which caught my attention.

Morris Minor at the Brassic Classic Cars in the Piazza
And where would we be without a Morris Minor at an English classic car show?

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Classic Cars in The Piazza - Brackley 2019.
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MG TC Drivers view at Brackley Cars in the Park 2017.

More Classic Cars in the Brackley Market Place

You saw a couple of the classic cars in the Brackley Market Place in a previous post. Here are my other photos from this event. It does get a bit worrying when you are taking pictures of “classic” cars, some of which were new and exciting when you were younger. Nevertheless it was a good morning out. Not much to say about them really, just enjoy the photos.

For the uninitiated, Brackley is the home of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. Silverstone is a few miles away. So a car show locally is quite appropriate.

Click on the link and watch the slideshow, or click on a picture and page through. Click on the picture for the story.

Morris Minor Convertible at Classic Cars in the Marketplace

Classic Cars in Brackley Market Place

A Couple of Classic Cars

A couple of classic cars from different periods and places in motoring history. Still working on the photos, but here’s a taster.

(The full album will be in “More Classic Cars in Brackley Market Place” on 10th January 2017).

Classic Cars: Britain – 1950’s

Classic cars in the market place on 27th December
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Classic Cars: USA – 1930’s

Classic cars - a Terraplane made by the Hudson Motor Comapny

Another classic car. This is a Terraplane made by the Hudson Motor Company in the 1930s.
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