Yabadabadoo! Fred Flintstone’s old motor is reportedly alive, well and newly restored – and heading for a West Country classic car show this weekend.
You can see the so-called “Bedrock Special” at Shepton Mallet’s Footman James Bristol Classic Show (June 18-19) in Somerset.
The Bath & West Showground will again be the setting for this friendly annual gathering.
Stone Age car stands the test of time
Who says it’s Flintstone’s old car? No less an authority than the Volvo Enthusiasts Club (VEC).
They jokily claim that they unearthed it during an archaeological trawl of Fred’s home town of Bedrock.
There they say they dug up the Swedish manufacturer’s first-ever motor – the fabled Volvo BV1 (that’s Before Volvo), otherwise known as the “Bedrock Special”.
It was allegedly found in an abandoned Bedrock quarry, which was once the workplace of Fred himself.
So is the Volvo made from animal skins, wood and stone, and foot-powered? You’ll just have to see for yourself.
Suffice to say that the VEC says that the model has been fully restored just in time for its Saturday morning (June 18) unveiling.
Other vibrant Volvos
The VEC will by no means be a one-trick pony this weekend. As well as the “Fredmobile”, the club is bringing along other Volvos, including:
Best of the rest
What else can you see at the show?
How can I buy a ticket?
Adult day tickets can be bought in advance for £11 (£22 for both days). Under-16s go free. It all gets under way at 9.30am across the weekend.