MARILYN Barnard was proud to show off her husband’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air at a car rally near Abingdon.
The American sedan is owned by Raymond Barnard, and the couple drove over from their home in Didcot on Sunday to Lodge Hill Garage, Abingdon, for a national Drive It Day rally.
Derry Aust from Witney with his 1938 Triumph Dolomite
Mrs Barnard said: “I really enjoyed sitting behind the wheel when we arrived at the rally.”
Father-of-two Mr Barnard, 67, a retired building contracts manager, said: “I drive the Chevrolet and Marilyn has got a new Mini.
“I bought the Chevrolet in Yorkshire a couple of years ago and I have had some work done on it – I reckon it must be worth between £20,000 and £25,000.“The car turns lots of heads when I drive through Didcot – it’s Indiana white over turquoise blue with lots of chrome.
“We really enjoyed meeting all the other classic car drivers.”
Peter Venables from Kidlington with his 1924 Morris Cowley
Nigel Murrin, co-director of the garage, said 35 MGs turned up on route to the Cotwolds, followed by another 40 vehicles including a Rolls Royce, a Bullnose Morris and an Austin Healey.
He added: “It was a wonderful day and funds raised will go towards a permanent memorial for the Air Transport Auxiliary.”