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Harbour Show May 2022
The 7th Paphos Classic Vehicle Show

Published 23rd of May, 2022


Last Sunday there was a special event in Paphos. The 7th Classic Vehicle Show took place down at the Harbour. We went down to have a look and marvel at some beautiful machines.
Paphos Harbour is an ideal size for a car show. Cars can line each side giving people plenty of room to walk up and down admiring the vehicles. And it wasn't just cars. There was a decent display of bikes as well.
But I am getting ahead of myself, which is a mistake. Let's take in the main banner, nicely positioned in front of the fort.
I walked around the show in a clockwise direction, as did most people. I wonder, do left handed people have a tendency to go in an anti-clockwise direction? Or if I was south of the Equator, would the Coriolis Effect kick in and have us all marching anti-clockwise, in which case we would get to see the bikes near the start.
I have to wonder about stuff like this, because I know very little about cars. They've never really interested me as a child, and I didn't learn to drive until my Thirties. This was because I lived in London during my Twenties, and relied on Public Transport or my bicycle to get around. Owning a car would have been a hindrance.
But this also means that when I did eventually take lessons, and my work colleagues asked me what car I had my lesson in, I could only reply "A red one".
Not this one though! So, anyway, I made a film and took a lot of pictures, but don't expect any fanboi comments more in-depth than "Ooooo shiny car".
At first glance you might think that some kind man is giving an old-timer a treat by buzzing him around the harbour on his bike. However, it is in fact the arrival of two of the organisers. The driver is, I think, the guy who owns the Vintage Motorcycle Museum. The passenger is (possibly) the secretary of the Classic Vehicle Club. I say possibly because I only half-heard the announcement, and I like to keep my research to a bare minimum.
I did two circuits of the show. The first time I was filming it, so if you want to see every car and bike you should watch the film. Don't worry, I don't try to describe each vehicle as I pass it. That would be far too painful. Instead, I added a suitably vintage soundtrack. There is a link at the end of the article.
Anyway, by the time I was on my second lap, and using my DSLR to take some pictures, the weather had clouded over a bit. Still, at least it wasn't raining, and when it was announced that you were allowed to go in to the Open-Top Bus parked in the centre of the show, I wasted no time.
You did get a better view from the top deck. There was a variety of cars and bikes on display. To see them all, watch the film.
Once I had finished taking pictures, I sent the drone up to get some more shots. The footage of that is at the end of the film, so watch it all the way through.
By the time I had launched the drone from a safe location, the clouds had really rolled in. Fortunately though, there was no sign of any rain.
By all accounts attendance was really good. I began filming just after it opened. From above it doesn't look like there were that many people around, but on the ground it felt a lot busier, if that makes sense. I guess after the last couple of years we have all grown a bit unused to crowds.
After two drone experiences in two days at Paphos Harbour, I have come to the conclusion that seagulls don't like drones. Both times I launched the drone it immediately had a couple of avine watchers. Fortunately they didn't actually attack the drone, but they did do some near swoops.Consequently, I didn't fly it for long. Just enough to get a quick film and take a few pictures. Besides, the clouds ruined the overall scene a bit.
This is the film. The first part is a walk around the entire show. The last bit is drone footage. Hope you enjoy it, and be sure to turn up for the 8th show. It is a great experience, even if you know nothing about cars.
Written by Dominic from Paphos Life.

Here is the video made by Dominic from Paphos Life and, with his permission: