Thursday 29 July 2010

British Motoring Festival 2010

The first British Motoring Festival took place on Saturday, July 24th at the Kings-Edgehill School grounds in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

It was a great car show, with a wonderful setting, beautiful weather, well-organized events, and very good participation.

The array of British vehicles was wonderful … Jaguars, Triumphs, Austin-Healeys, MGs, were all well represented, with some Landrovers, Rolls-Royces, Sunbeams, Morris’, Daimlers, Vauxalls, Morgans, Austins and Fords adding to the mix.

The oldest, and might I add, rarest of the vehicles there was a 1937 HRG 1500. Beautifully restored, it is on of only 16 made of this model. It attracted lots of attention, and inquiries.

I met some great people there, and I managed to get a couple of sketches done too.

If I could have one addition to the event, it would be to have other British vehicles, such as trucks and motorcycles.

I’m looking forward to next year already!

1 comment:

Jeffery Blackwell said...

Hey, iz thata CORTINA? My first car was a 1969 Cortina GT which I bought for $2400 at a Ford dealer in Detroit.

Still have a soft spot for British machines, oil leaks and "Prince of Darkness" electrics notwithstanding...

Nice sketches, Paul.