A real family affair at the NEC

A real family affair at the NEC

Just weeks away from the biggest classic car show of the year, one club will be fully embracing the ‘family ties’ theme.

The Naylor Car Club, formed in 1994 and numbering around 165 members (representing 90 vehicles), not only promotes these rare classics but there’s another important aspect according to David Naylor.

“We have a really active club, with owners driving and showing their cars as much as possible,” David explains. “But there’s also a strong emphasis on the social aspect so all of our members feel like a big family. That’s important to us, and is part of the reason why we want this year’s show to be a real celebration of that.”

That’s not all, though, as the Club is also promising visitors a fascinating photographic display: “We’re immensely proud of the cars, and the fact that it was a true family business” added David. “So our stand will feature display boards giving people a pictorial history of the company, as well as showcasing the five cars we still own.

“My elder brother, Alastair, has Prototype No.1, my elder son has production model No.1 and I have three including the press demonstrator. Younger family members drive them regularly, too, and encouraging younger owners is something all classic car clubs should be doing.”

The Naylor TF1700 was launched in 1984 and 104 were built before the company was acquired by the Hutson Car Company who made a further 60 cars. Production ended in the early 90’s and around 120 are known to the Club.

Find out more about the Naylor Family in Hall 3 on stand 375.