My twin brother Simon and I went to the Bristol Classic Car Show in Bristol, Somerset, England with his two sons this past April. Car shows are always pretty cool to see, but this one being in England, was even cooler! It’s not often I get to see a huge collection of old and vintage British cars. And we also got an added surprise… Simon Templar’s car was there! “Who’s Simon Templar?” you may be asking, well… remember Roger Moore’s James Bond? Well, before Roger Moore played Bond he played Simon Templar in the British TV Series “The Saint”, for six seasons. Templar, a fictional detective and thief drove a white Volvo P1800, license plate ST 1. This car disappeared a long time ago and Kevin Price, founder of the Volvo Enthusiasts Club in Cornwall, found it rusting away behind a pub in North Wales. Price has since restored it to it’s original condition, which you will see in this gallery. It was a pleasure seeing this car and talking with the guys that found it and brought it back to life. They shared some cool stories with us, which I’ll add on here a bit later for your reading pleasure. Meanwhile, enjoy the show, there’s some really beautiful old cars here.
*I’ve been referring to this trip as the B4 trip, Birthday + Brother + Bowie + Britain = Brilliant, as I decided to spend my birthday this year with my twin brother and to also treat myself to a ticket to the David Bowie is Exhibit in London, England.
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