I have been attending the Pangbourne Classic Car Show since it started in 2016. Originally as a way to showcase a 1970 Bond Equipe that the students of Pangbourne College had restored as a project, it was decided to invite other local car owners along to show their cars.
This year there was a strong contingent from the local Morgan owners club. I particularly liked a metallic brown Morgan which had a nice glint on it in the sun. Strangely among the long row of Morgans was a well-presented cream and green American pickup truck.
The show was once again sponsored by H R Owen (https://www.hrowen.co.uk/ ) an Aston Martin and prestige car garage so there are always a lot of Aston Martins on display and a lot of Rolls-Royces’ that come to show off, and always take pride of place in front of the college building.
At the other end of the scale was a man wearing a beret with a string of onions around his neck proudly telling people about his Citroën 2CV. To show its flexibility he demonstrated how easy it is to take the seats out to make more room with very little difficulty.
As well as the cars to look at the Pangbourne Silver Band played in the sunshine to add background music and after listening to them there was an organ recital in the college chapel. The chapel is dedicated as a Falklands War Memorial chapel and shaped like a boat with blue glass windows at one end that colours the light as it comes in from outside. The organist played a range of pieces from a French composer that I have never heard before, so it was nice to hear something different.
Refreshments were available from Kingdom Coffee (https://kingdomcoffee.co.uk/ ) and Leaf or Sizzle (https://www.leaforsizzle.com/ ) from whom I enjoyed an enormous burger which was too big to fit in my mouth.
All the money collected was for Footsteps Foundation (https://www.footstepscentre.com/ ) which is a charity to help families with children who have cerebral palsy.