Thursday, June 21, 2012

Berkley Castle Classic Car Show June 4th 2012

On Bank Holiday Monday Frank participated in his first car show, a picnic was packed and the family squeezed into the cab for a leisurely drive to Berkley Castle in Gloucestershire. Whilst I was there I managed to get a couple of sketches in. It turned out to be a Dodge packed day as I sketched these two early Dodge Brothers cars.

1924 Dodge Brothers, 4 Cylinder
(digitally painted ink sketch)

1928 Dodge Brothers, 6 Cylinder
(ink sketch)

This Dodge was pretty incredible, it had pretty much only had one owner from new, last registered in 1948 and it hasn't had anything done to it. It was covered in some sort of oil when the present owner bought it, and so a lot of the original finish has been preserved.

I sketched this Plymouth at Prescott last year and had to include it in this report, just because I like it so much.
Parked along side was this 1946 Hudson Commodore Six, I ran out of time but was hoping to get a sketch of this one in, the front end is just beautiful.

There was a huge amount of cars at Berkley Castle, and the range was great, not one vehicle the same.

A fantastically presented Austin Van

Highly American style Austin


A Morris Flatbed?

Austin Military vehicles