This year we avoided the carnage of Beaconsfield fair and instead paid a visit to Carter’s Steam Fair in West Wycombe. We had been tipped-off by Richard Collins that it was a retro delight. And he wasn’t wrong. There were genuine Victorian steam powered rides through to 50s and 60s classics including the incredible ‘Wall of death’. The sixties sports car merry-go-round caught my eye as well as my two year old’s. He spent ages debating which particular vehicle suited him best and then chickened out altogether. The choices were an E type Jag, Ferrari, Lotus, BRM and a Vespa. I pondered the selection. They must have been the coolest choices of the day. I wondered what the choices would be on today’s version of the same ride. And would any British cars still make the line up?