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All British Day – Brisbane 2019

The rain teased us on Saturday and again on Sunday but did not arrive.

Again, we had that wide variety of British classics that we had in past years but always something new turns up to surprise us. This year that magnificent polished aluminium 1925 Vauxhall but there were other little gems like the beautiful little red Austin 7.

The Healeys, Triumphs, MGs and Morgans were all there in great numbers. The Rovers and Land Rovers filled their space to capacity.

The ‘Field of Dreams’ was, again, filled with an array of British Thoroughbreds including the Rolls Royce Phantom V used for the Queen in Australia. Aston Martin numbers were up on past years and of course the McLaren was there again.

The display of a sectioned working Imp engine/transmission for a second year was another highlight of the day. It would be good if we could get more interesting displays like this.

The steam roller could not be there due to the dry weather and fire risk, but Ian did bring his truck.

Numbers were on par with last year with just over 600 vehicles attending with motorcycle numbers increasing over past years.

We introduced a new category, ‘Best Off Road Vehicle’. The variety and high standard of vehicles increases each year which places more workload on our judges who we never have enough of.

Thanks again to Shannons, our sponsor, for their continuing support and thanks to you, the enthusiast who prepared and displayed your vehicles that made the day the success that it was.

Congratulations to all our winners on the day.

Until next year, Best of British.


Max Johnson