All British Day is again upon us! A celebration of British vehicles, the aim of the day is to foster the camaraderie enjoyed by all British Vehicle owners, to encourage new enthusiasts to join the ranks and allow vehicles to be viewed by all. Areas have been set aside for:
- Aston Martin & McLaren;
- Rolls Royce & Bentley:
- Leyland P76;
- Morris Minor;
- plus more!
Once again our club will be there supporting the day. If you are a member of our club, please bring along you vehicle for display in our designated area. It costs $20 to display your car, but you will receive your metal badge to mark the 2017 event. Gates open at 7am, with the event being open to the public from 8.30am to 2pm. There is an entry fee of $2 for walk in spectators and a $5 car parking fee. All proceeds to charity - QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
All British Day 2017 will be held at St Joseph's College Sports Ground, Vivien Street, Tennyson, Brisbane, Queensland. Please note, no dogs or drones allowed on the grounds. For further information, go to www.allbritishdaybrisbane.org.au.
This year will also see a special display of the iconic British TV series "Doctor Who". Appearing will be a car used by the BBC in promotion of the 3rd Doctor's car, known as "Bessie". Here’s a little history about this very British Doctor Who vehicle................
Siva Engineering Sales Company (situated at Weymouth in Dorset) made these particular “body kits”. The kit was designed to fit directly to a Ford 8 or 10 chassis built between 1937 and 1959 - although most were probably built on the 103E Popular.
The contents included the body shell, seats, bonnet, foam seat cushions, mudguards, wheel trims and the brackets to hold them all together! "Bessie"was built by the Siva factory for the BBC. This particular car has a 1962 1200cc Ford Anglia (105E) engine and gearbox. Together with the car, will be a Tardis and Dalek on the display.