As The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel drew to a close, the People's Champion for the second day was revealed as James Howell's 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
Votes for the informal concours, which was created in memory of C&SC's much-missed and long-serving chief sub-editor and clubs liaison David Evans, were cast by showgoers and visitors to the Show's website and social media channels.
Howell's car, which he purchased last year, was nominated to be part of the concours by his mother Diana, who told us: "He had lovingly restored a Ford Capri but was firstly conned out of several thousand pounds by a 'restorer' who made a quick departure. Then when James was working on the Capri at home it caught fire and was a complete write-off. He had always hankered after an early Mustang and when this one came up for sale, having been restored by one gentleman over a period of eight years, he thought long and hard – for about four hours! – and bought it.
"He has since found one or two things that needed tweaking, but the car has been rebuilt using all-original parts and sourcing items is very time-consuming and can be expensive when shipped from USA. He has won two awards in 'Show and Shine' competitions and loves to allow fathers and sons to have access to sitting in the car and starting it!"
The Mustang went head to head with the People's Champion for Day 1 of the Show, Dale Scutter’s lovely 1960 Hillman Minx Series 3A. When the final votes were tallied, the Minx came out on top and scoops the David Evans Trophy.
To see the full list of People's Concours nominees, click here.