Terribly British on this weekend.

johnboy 1 December 2010 19

rollers on the lawn

The Weekly Times is giving warning that this Sunday sees the Patrick White Lawns of the National Library playing host to the Terribly British day.

The motoring festival, a celebration of British vehicles of all kinds, is organised by the Jaguar Drivers Club and draws enthusiasts from around the country.

Event chairman Paul Sutton said this year was expected to be the biggest ever, with more than 350 cars, commercials and motorcycles on display.

It’s always nice to see the old rollers make their annual trip out from their sheds.


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Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 8:00 am 02 Dec 10

pajamas said :

Hi, first time poster… In fact I just registered so I could post this up.

I’ve just been told by one of the organisers that due to the amount of rain we’ve been having, Terribly British Day has been cancelled/called-off/postponed:(

Apparently they were trying to secure a tarmac car park in the triangle but that was also a ‘no go’.

Well that’s just not cricket! The Canberra tow truck drivers will be most displeased their cash cow for Christmas has wimped out despite mother nature providing perfect British conditions!

pajamas pajamas 10:21 pm 01 Dec 10

Hi, first time poster… In fact I just registered so I could post this up.

I’ve just been told by one of the organisers that due to the amount of rain we’ve been having, Terribly British Day has been cancelled/called-off/postponed:(

Apparently they were trying to secure a tarmac car park in the triangle but that was also a ‘no go’.

farnarkler farnarkler 9:03 pm 01 Dec 10

It’s a pity you won’t get to see some modern British cars; Ariel Atom, Ascari A10, McLaren MP4-12C and king of the Nurburgring the Radical SR8.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 8:08 pm 01 Dec 10

If the lawns weren’t killed off by Foreshore, 10,000 litres of Castrol rapidly dripping out of the collective Best of Britain surely will finish the job 🙂

p1 p1 7:38 pm 01 Dec 10

Pork Hunt said :

What have you got.

955 Sprint RS.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:19 pm 01 Dec 10

Oh yes, I nearly forgot, that great Aussie car brand, the Ford Falcon….

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:18 pm 01 Dec 10

p1 said :

If the weather clears up I might have to ride the triumph down.

What have you got.
I ride a 955 Sprint ST.

Captain RAAF said :

If the weather does anything I’ll leave my Yankee muscle at home, well clear of this pommie rubbish!

Come on Captain, I’m sure that American muscle cars helped tow stricken pommie rubbish off the beaches of Normandy etc. We are allies so bring some American iron out to show them how to build cars…

KB1971 KB1971 3:22 pm 01 Dec 10

I hope they bring drip trays so the oil doesnt kill the grass……..

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 3:02 pm 01 Dec 10

Pommy bastard said :

troll-sniffer said :

Apart from the Rollers good sport to be had watching sad cases dishing out loving and tender mechanical care on basket case engineering.

Basket case engineering which has lasted for decades and is still running, that would be.

Mind you, I do hope nobody shows up in one of those great vintage Aussie cars, respected and renowned and collected the world over like the; “______ _______” and shows up those Brit cars for the rubbish they appear to be to you.

(Fill in the gap yourself.)

Ok, I will ‘Ford Falcon’.

There are collectors in the UK, Japan and the USA, in fact there are clubs that have regular get togethers, and the lights on them actually work!

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 2:41 pm 01 Dec 10

troll-sniffer said :

Apart from the Rollers good sport to be had watching sad cases dishing out loving and tender mechanical care on basket case engineering.

Basket case engineering which has lasted for decades and is still running, that would be.

Mind you, I do hope nobody shows up in one of those great vintage Aussie cars, respected and renowned and collected the world over like the; “______ _______” and shows up those Brit cars for the rubbish they appear to be to you.

(Fill in the gap yourself.)

p1 p1 2:13 pm 01 Dec 10

Captain RAAF said :

If the weather does anything I’ll leave my Yankee muscle at home, well clear of this pommie rubbish!

That’s fine for you car owners. But since I don’t own a boat, and have no need for an anchor, I won’t be buying an American Motorcycle.

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 1:12 pm 01 Dec 10

Captain RAAF said :

If the weather does anything I’ll leave my Yankee muscle at home, well clear of this pommie rubbish!

Same here.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 1:00 pm 01 Dec 10

If the weather does anything I’ll leave my Yankee muscle at home, well clear of this pommie rubbish!

Thumper Thumper 12:04 pm 01 Dec 10

If the weather clears up I might have to drag the ’54 Morris convertible out.

p1 p1 11:32 am 01 Dec 10

If the weather clears up I might have to ride the triumph down.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:00 am 01 Dec 10

No doubt the Prince of Darkness will be making his presence felt. And they should issue drip trays to all cars in attendance. As a former owner or a couple of British cars (Jags and Landrovers) I can appreciate the passion for these fine automobiles and the heartaches that they can cause.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 10:25 am 01 Dec 10

Bugger, I’m working.

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 9:40 am 01 Dec 10

Apart from the Rollers good sport to be had watching sad cases dishing out loving and tender mechanical care on basket case engineering.

Dimsim Dimsim 9:38 am 01 Dec 10

Seems they’ve brought the British weather with them to create an authentic back drop too.

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