George Haslam had told people there would a gathering of vintage and replica cars at the Royal British Legion in Abingdon, and they were arriving from about 11:30. The car next to him was built in the 1970s and inspired by an older Riley and made from components from various cars: the engine is from a Ford Cortina; the front suspension from a Triumph Herald; the body shell is fiberglass, and was made and the vehicle put together by the Vincent MPH company.
Stuart worked on the MG works rally racing vehicles for some of his years at the MG Car Plant at Abingdon. He got talking to the owner of this replica race vehicle about why some of the features were added.
There was to be music by a live singing group, drinks and a barbeque.