Sunday, 27 October 2013

Manchester City Chevrolet at Ewen Fields

Last Sunday afternoon the sun stayed out long enough to cast shadows across Ewen Fields where a classic car rally was held in aid of SSAFA, a charity that provides practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans and their families.

Next to the ice-cream van was a stand hosted by the Irish Fusiliers.

In the foreground is MCF1C, a Chevrolet imported into the UK by Mike Radcliffe and Shaun Donohoe business partners based in North America. They have painted certain parts of the car with faces from a number of players including Nigel de Jong, David Silva and Carlos Tevez as well as the legendary Franny Lee, Colin Bell and Mike Summerbee plus an image of Sheikh Mansour.

The Chevrolet, which was built in 1975 cost 15,000 euros and the two owners paid 5,000 euros to transport the car to Manchester.

See front and rear views of the car on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.


  1. Err I would have said Dollars & pounds not euros which we are not part of. Nice paint job

  2. I checked your link. . .most interesting!! I doubt that it is used as a regular runabout. Certainly a fan of many of those people.

  3. An interesting point here is that the paintwork on this car was apparently done by a Manchester United supporter!

  4. Wow! Check out that car and the paint job! Impressive!

  5. I would never have trouble finding this car in a parking lot full of cars. It is exceptional!

  6. Now thát's a car!! :-)

    Best regards from the Netherlands,

  7. Oh, my! The U.S. made General Motors cars of those years were HUGE! Their size brought GM a lot of criticism and led to greatly downsized cars from GM in two stages, first in the late '70s and early '80s, and then in the mid '80s when GM abandoned the traditional body-on-frame/rear drive construction and went entirely to much smaller cars with unitized bodies and front wheel drive, even on Cadillac. The vastly downsized cars turned off GMs traditional customer base and didn't win it any converts. Worse quality issues all through the '70s and '80s drove customers away. The construction on the Chevrolets of the generation you picture here was notoriously shoddy. With the front drive cars of the mid-'80s, the GM "400" automatic transmission was plagued with problems and cost the company almost half a $ Billion in warranty claims. In the 1950s, GM had more than 50% of the market in the U.S. By 1990, they were down to barely over 20%...