Terribly British Day

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An Invitation to attend Terribly British Day display on the lawns near Old Parliament House Canberra

Sunday 7 December 2008

The display is open to the public from 10am to 3pm . Entry is free.

Trophies for the car ‘I would most like to take home’, ladies choice and best club display. There will be music, trade stalls and refreshments available. Why not make it a club run and enjoy a great day In the National Capital

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Morris Minor, Land Rover and the Rover P3 which were all introduced in 1948,at the first Earls Court Motor Show, London, after the World War 11 and all of them went onto be become legends and very collectible cars.

The Canberra Terribly British Day committee intends to mark the significant diamond anniversary of these and the Austin-Healey Sprite and Jaguar XK150 which celebrate their Golden jubilee in 2008 by making a special feature of them at the display.

Committee Chairman, Tony Redman, said this year’s display will also feature a 1923 Foden steam lorry coming from Melbourne, courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy. Now in the care of HMAS Cerberus’s Navy Steam Club, the Foden (pictured) was restored by Navy apprentices.

This years display looks like being the biggest in recent times with an expected 250 vehicles, many from interstate, for the public to inspect.

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Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 9:37 am 07 Dec 08

It would be nice, I’m at work.

poptop poptop 7:33 am 07 Dec 08

Weather’s really nice this morning; is it cancelled?

farnarkler farnarkler 6:29 am 07 Dec 08

If it really is terribly british day then you’d better have a few very pale flabby peoople lying on deck chairs getting pissed, a black youth shooting another black youth and a stall selling fish and chips and kebabs. Oh and lots of pork pies and scotch eggs too!!

ant ant 9:55 am 06 Dec 08

They’re so beautifully made, the vintage cars. Tehy were made by carriage-makers, with bent wood and metal, all finished so carefully. compare it to today’s hyundai. Bloke over the road used to restore vintage cars, and he did all teh work himself, turning the wood, shaping the metal. Amazing stuff.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 8:07 am 06 Dec 08

Unfortunately I cannot make it as I am working. I could be a prime exhibit there!

Pesty Pesty 7:59 am 06 Dec 08

WOW! I will be there!

farnarkler farnarkler 3:26 am 06 Dec 08

I hope you get to see some Aston Martins as it looks like the company will go under. I wonder if any TVRs will be there.

Gobbo Gobbo 12:38 am 06 Dec 08

I guess as opposed to a ‘Show us ya Tits’ type of car show, its more an ‘Exhibit your decollétage from its corsetry’?

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