Four first-gen Bradley GT kit cars
No GT IIs managed to make it to Carlisle 2006 (at least not on Saturday while I was there), but four original Bradley GT kits did arrive. The first two to show up were a pair of silver metalflake ones (the “I AM A 9” plate is a reference to the type nine — “the peacemaker“ — personality type):
Next was a bright purple flamed Bradley GT…
…followed by a white and blue one also sporting a custom paint job:
It was great seeing these old kits represented (and a little sad thinking about how many are rotting away in fields and barns) as I believe it could be argued that the Bradleys did for VW kitcars what the Manx did for dunebuggies.
Point of Trivia: It’s not unusual to see Bradley GTs (not as nice as these, but still functioning vehicles) sell for $500 or less!