The weather was glorious at the Uraidla Oval for the 24th â€˜All British Dayâ€™, held on Sunday, February 10th. Over 750 cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles were on display, including a bright red early model Dennis fire engine. All marques were represented, including a fine display of Rolls Royce vehicles, Jaguar, Austin (an Austin 1800 pictured far right), Lotus and Triumph.
Current model Jaguar and Range Rover vehicles contrasted nicely with early models such as a 1911 Napier, pictured right. The feature car was the Austin-Healey Sprite, pictured top, which some may recall for its cute â€˜bug eyeâ€™ headlights. The Summertown CFS, proudly wearing their â€˜50th Anniversary in 2007â€™ t-shirts did an excellent job with the catering and a Punch and Judy Show proved very popular with the children.
Various stallholders had books, collector toys, flags, car parts and memorabilia for sale. Car owners picnicked and chatted with colleagues and visitors about their pride and joy. For some, the day had begun with the All British Day Breakfast held in the South Parklands, off Goodwood Road, before proceeding in convoy to Uraidla via Greenhill Road.
All British Day is held at the Uraidla Oval on the second Sunday in February each year. Congratulations to the organisers and we look forward to next yearâ€™s event!