There once was a time before the anti-corrosion warranty, when cars didn’t have airbags, turbo-injection engines or a dashboard resembling something out of Star Trek.
Life was arguably much simpler in those halcyon days when you could get still buy a penny arrow for a penny, when cars had sofa seats, ashtrays and indicators which popped out on a stalk; and when seatbelts and catalytic converters were the stuff of science fiction.
Luckily for us there is a small army of enthusiasts who spend all their worldly goods in preserving a fleet of such vehicles for displaying at shows and festivals across the country. You can meet some of them at Welshpool air show. Not just cars, but a motley collection of military vehicles, motorbikes, buses and more classic motors than you can shake a gear stick at.
These are just a few that we enjoyed in 2016: