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A quick walk around Marques In The Park

By johnboy - 23 November 2008 28

ACT Motor Clubs’s “Marques In The Park” braved the weather today in John Knight Park on the shores of Lake Ginninderra.

Sitting on a collapsible chair wearing fleece and beanie, sipping on a thermos, seems to be a key skill for attending these things. To be fair the weather was not conducive to lounging around in swimwear.

I’ll admit to being a little disappointed by the overwhelming Ford and Holden presences. I’m sure the modifications made are simply amazing if you’re into that sort of thing. But the exterior appearance is rarely novel.

Having said that there were some interesting vehicles to be seen on closer inspection.

Slideshow below, car nerds are welcome to try their skills identifying the tricky ones.

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28 Responses to
A quick walk around Marques In The Park
cranky 10:02 am 25 Nov 08

The weather was against the gaggle of Clubmans organised to attend. None have a roof, and most have no windscreen wipers (aeroscreens are popular).

Thumper 9:53 am 25 Nov 08

Pounds 22,500. Bargain!

farnarkler 9:52 am 25 Nov 08

There’s one for sale; £22,500. Only 58k miles. Bargain!!

Thumper 9:45 am 25 Nov 08

Nah, just the standard Interceptor, not the 4WD…

farnarkler 9:44 am 25 Nov 08

You want real exotics, in the last year I’ve seen a four door Ferrari 456, built for the Sultan of Brunei and a four door 1973 Aston Martin V8. I rang Aston and their archivist said only two were built.

farnarkler 9:40 am 25 Nov 08

Usual Interceptor or Ferguson Formula 4WD Thumper???

farnarkler 9:19 am 25 Nov 08

I know someone in Kaleen who used to have a Ferrari 512 BBi in his garage. Also, in Giralang there used to be a Chevrolet Corvette LS something or other from about 1973 which was one of only half a dozen or so left in the World.

Anyone can stick a set of alloy wheels and a nice paintjob on a torana, monaro or falcon but, as johnboy says, where are the exotics?

Interesting to see a gaggle of Fiat X1/9s. I saw one here the other day and had to remark that it must be the only one in the UK which hasn’t been eaten away by rust!!

Thumper 9:15 am 25 Nov 08

No Jensen Interceptors?

The coolest car known to mankind. Ever.

johnboy 9:03 am 25 Nov 08

Indeed, I’d been hoping for more exotics.

farnarkler 8:51 am 25 Nov 08

Hmmm no Veyrons, Zondas or Carrera GTs. Oh well perhaps one day.

Thumper 8:05 am 25 Nov 08

I also forgot, so the Morrie covertible stayed in the garage.

Besides, it was freezing and horrible so I spent the day under a doona drinking mead and watching 6 hours of Time Team DVDs 😉

lobster 1:20 am 25 Nov 08

Aww Dang it. I forgot about this being on.
Missed it.

seekay 3:34 pm 23 Nov 08

Too many Fords and Holdens? Representatives of the more civilised marques may well have been off in SA this weekend for the Classic Adelaide rally.

Thumper 3:31 pm 23 Nov 08

Haha, cute little Morris Minors…

poptop 3:08 pm 23 Nov 08

So what does a car have to do to be a marque?

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