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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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farnarkler 8:12 am 01 Dec 08

As far as I remember his daughter is, or was, a pretty handy racing car driver.

poptop 8:56 am 26 Nov 08

*Guffaw* Really?

cranky 6:58 pm 25 Nov 08

Legend all right – known for the MG TD he sold with the wooden piston. (among other lulu’s)

poptop 4:31 pm 25 Nov 08

Gulson Canberra – Ray Gulson – Legend and first licenced dealer in Canberra.

Over in Fyshwick or

seekay 4:21 pm 25 Nov 08

Farnarkler, who is this Gulson and where does one find him/her?

farnarkler 10:39 am 25 Nov 08

Auto Italia’s the one I was thinking of but couldn’t remember. It’s usually pretty good.

Gulson used to have a few old Juniors and 1600 GTs in his stock. Mind you, I haven’t been out to Fyshwick for a few years.

Holden Caulfield 10:37 am 25 Nov 08

The Bates/Taylor Corolla was fresh from winning the Australian Rally Championship, so that’s kind of cool to have had their car on show.

Holden Caulfield 10:29 am 25 Nov 08

farnarkler, Gulson is the local Porsche and Fiat dealer these days. Alfa, if they’re still around in Canberra are at the Marist end of Phillip.

johnboy said :

Indeed, I’d been hoping for more exotics.

You’d be better checking out Auto Italia (usually during March) or the German Autofest (late September/early October) for more modern exotica. Although both shows also have more then enough early models in varying degrees of condition.

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