It was still worth attending, however, and I hope you enjoy the photos from this month’s Classics. I’ve got a very special feature car this month, so make sure you scroll down to see it.
I’m growing quite partial to these little MR2’s. I know the earlier model is the one to get, but I still like the styling on this one and the interior is much nicer (though not quite as distinct).
I’m not sure what Cowl Induction is but this Camaro’s got it.
This trio of Cortinas was very nice, especially the GT closest to camera.
The red one looked great in photos but looked a little tired up close.
The interior looks great in red, though.
This white GT was the special one of the bunch. Paint was perfect and the car was obviously very well sorted and cared for. A real classic.
You’ll see SI plates on many of the cars at Classics, like on the Cortina, below. They’re cars registered under the Special Interest scheme, whereby you get discounted registration but you are only supposed to drive them 52 times per year. The cars under this scheme have to be a minimum of 30 years old.
It’s quite unusual to see one of these BMW 2800 CS’s nowadays. Much more unusual (as far as I know) to see them in LHD here in Australia.
This is one of Holden’s most iconic cars, the ‘FJ’ from the mid 1950’s. This is, in many ways, the car that put Holden on the map.
OK, time for the feature car…..
I don’t know the year, the model, or anything about it. All I know is that it’s a Riley and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful.
If you’ve got any details on it, please feel free to enlighten us all in comments.
I’ve never been a fan of Riley cars, but I’m a fan of this.
Check out the fire extinguisher. How could you not love that?
The boat-tail rear end is classic elegance, something no company would do today (except maybe Morgan).
Adjustable suspension, old school. And it looks to be perfectly maintained.
It’s not just the first-sight presentation of this car that makes you look. It’s the details. Like the Riley saddlebags above (unsure of their authenticity) and the springs at the bottom of the leather engine cover straps, below. Look in another photo and you’ll see similar leather under the tiny windscreens on each side of the car. Amazing.
This was my favourite car this month, for sure. Simply beautiful. I hope to see it again some time and have a chat with the owner.
I hadn’t seen a red oval Ford badge before. Or an Anglia soft top, for that matter.
Gavin’s Alfa Sprint has gone bumperless since making its debut last month. New wheels and flared arches also feature. There’s more in store, too.
The full gallery is below, with 50 photos in all. It was a good gathering this month, but not the best. A little birdie tells me there might be something quite special turning up next month. Let’s hope the car’s ready in time 🙂