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Terribly British Day 2023 - December 3

With a week of very unsettled weather, the show was moved from the Queanbeyan
Park to the Collett St Queanbeyan car park.
Of course, the sun was out and stayed out, well until after we finished at least. The
rain came around 3.30pm.
Around 200 vehicles were on show. Many travelling from as far as Sydney to show
off their fine British cars, the day had everything from a three wheel Reliant, Austin
7s a rare Austin Atlantic, 19 Aston Martins, Morris, Riley, Alvis, MG, Healy, Lotus,
Ford Escort, Jaguar, Jensen, Daimler, Triumph, Rover, Land Rover, the full range of
British Bikes and a number of majestic Bentleys and Rolls Royces.
The club shield, selected by the Shannons Insurance rep. went to the Triumph Car
club Canberra, their display included a Fergusen tractor, an overhead cam motor on
engine stand, an independent rear end and the class winning Targa Tasmania Sedan
of Paul Burke.
The Gentlemen's choice, selected by The Queanbeyan Mayor Kenrick Winchester,
was a lovely 1932 MG Roadster in race trim owned by Malcom Robertson.
The Ladies' choice, selected by the Queanbeyan Deputy mayor Esma Livermore,
was a superb two-tone blue Austin Healy 3000 owned by Trevor Clement.
The Bikers' choice, selected by Guy Langford (Triumph Car club), was Jim Steed's
1941 Matchless G3L 350, in original War Department trim.
The Personalities' Choice, selected by Town Crier Lord Joseph McGrail, was the
Aston Martin DB5 owned by Michael Branson. Joseph is a hard core Bond fan.
The day was supported by Shannons Insurance, Blue Lizard Pools, Repco
Fyshwick, Joe's Motorcycles Fyshwick and John McGrath MG Queanbeyan.
The Charity of the Day was SLEEPBUS. There was considerable interest in
inspecting the unique bus specially designed for supporting the homeless.
When asked if Horst would organise the event again, he nearly choked on his
water bottle. It seems seven years is definitely enough.

By Horst Kirchner

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