On the recent bank holiday Monday, a village near us had a Transport Festival. For Graham and Toby, any display of interesting cars within 20 miles is an opportunity not to be missed, and even I can admit they're quite photogenic. So off we went.
It reminded me of the Wood, Wind and Waves event we visited in Texas, although of course with a British slant. Instead of longhorned Cadillacs and shiny Mustangs, there were stripy Minis, bug-eyed Rolls-Royces and sleek Jaguars.
Over here, iced drinks come a distant second to a nice cup of tea. One car owner had carefully set up a kettle next to his antique vehicle, complete with proper china mugs. Someone else was handing out luscious slices of Victoria sponge cake to his friends from the back of a Landrover.
And naturally, a nice bottle of beer never goes amiss! This specimen belongs to the National Brewery Centre, just down the road in Burton-on-Trent.
At least one American car had found its way across the Atlantic - this bright blue Mercury Monterey. The friendly British couple who owned it said they use it to raise money for cancer research.
Oh, the vintage ice cream? I guess I should have said vintage ice cream van. Toby selected toffee fudge from their range of unvintage and very tasty ice creams.
Just a few more photos for you (I told you the cars were photogenic!)
And in true English fashion, we escaped just before it started pouring with rain. I think we've had the best of the day, don't you?