Last weekend we went off to the Isle of Wight not expecting anything special or unusual to be going on in Mid-September. Wrong! We walked into the inaugural year of Festival of the Sea, which appeared to be pretty low key except for the Classic cars event where cars had come from all over Europe to take part. Sensing some photo opportunities we decide to go along.
When we arrived at Newport Quay there were literally hundreds of fascinating cars and bikes - many with gleaming engines and shining wheels
Looking at some of the emblems I was reminded of figureheads on old schooners - perhaps that was the connection between the cars and the Festival of the Sea?
And of course I couldn't resist having a go with the grunge techniques
I was really taken with some of the old motor bikes
This bus came in to service just before we left the Island in 1966 - it had an exciting new feature - doors! the conductor's uniform is the one I remember from childhood.
All of this doesn't really give a flavour of the event and the number of cars and people there - nor of the various curiosities and as true to form I didn't take any panoramic shots. I did shoot some video with my phone however, and have combined it with some of the stills to make a Treasure Chest. I haven't captioned it but the very last car you see is a Delorean - very rare and something we haven't seen before. As usual the Island lived up to it reputation of pulling rabbits out of hats with fun, interesting (and free) events!