Welcome to this week’s FC Throwback, where we take a look back at some of our favourite previous features. This week it’s the Retro Ride’s Gathering from back in 2012…
Feature taken from Fast Car. Words & Photography Jules Truss
If you need inspiration, looking back is sometimes more useful than looking forward. So we rewind to the Retro Rides Gathering, back in the ol’ days where we could have meets and car shows…
I’ve been in this game for over a decade and I obviously love car culture, but sometimes you can walk around a show and be completely under whelmed.
There’s the same cars, the same music, and it’s normally in the same drab location, but that’s exactly the opposite of what happened when we headed to Prescott Hill for the Retro Rides Gathering back in August. I’ve got to say it was totally awesome, everything from the cars to the location were spot on, and to think we only decided to pop along on impulse the night before!
I’ve never been so inspired from a show; the cars were unique in their modification and in choice. I mean, where else are you going to see a Civic on Jeep Cherokee wheels, an Esprit on air-bags and a 24-litre Napier Bentley doing rolling burnouts for fun? Nope, that’s right, nowhere.
Don’t take my word for it though, flick through these images and then try to resist hitting eBay or Autotrader in the hunt for your next bargain project.