Austin, Morris, Riley, Leyland, MG, Austin-Healey, and Wolsley are all brands associated with the British Motor Coporation and a show of all BMC vehicles is enough to tickle any Classic British Car fancier, such as myself. It doesn’t hurt that the show is local and is free to exhibit in and/or attend.
The Grand Day out Lucie and I attended in 2016 was my first show… and as it’s in December, the last one to attend in 2017. I’ve learned a fair bit in that year. I’ve learned that I love Brits over Americans, I’ve learned the differences between NZ assembled Riley Elves, and the UK ones, I’ve met a bunch of great people, and had heaps of fun bringing Lucie into a state where she’s (mostly) reliable, and where I can feel confident ditching the old Starlet in favour of keeping just one car on the road.
Here are a few pics from this year’s Grand Day Out, LOADS of minis, and THREE Riley Elves on show.