Touch of the weather at British Car Day

Touch of the weather at British Car Day

Grey clouds and the occasional drizzle at the biggest of the international car days in WA were quite appropriate as a generous number of models from about 30 marquees arrived for the big day.

There was a very good turnout of both car enthusiasts and exhibitors, considering the clashing major event at Barbagallo Raceway.

About 300 cars were on show, from AC and Alvis, Bentley and Bristol, right down the alphabet to Westfield, vintage and veteran to 2014 models ” they were all there, sometimes in multiples.

Held since 1989, the day has grown to be quite a public magnet with a great deal of things other than cars part of it.

There were model ships, a yesteryear pram exhibition, bands, a market stalls with homemade wares and food stalls.

All the makings of a proper affair when you add a few hundred personal pride and joys to the mix.

With so much to see, the day, organised by the Jaguar Car Club of WA had a joyous atmosphere.

Other four-wheel visitors representing France, Germany and Italy were kept from the main arena and many two-wheeled vehicles paid their respects by popping in too.

The ever increasing Vespa club was there with bells and whistles, chrome and mirrors.

The multitude of gorgeous vehicles apart, there was a radical change of culture available: visitors could have a Chinese massage, eat a US-style hamburger or a bowl of very non-Brit spaghetti.

As a day out, it rated 10/10.

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