Terribly British Day – Queanbeyan Park 4 December 2022

Great weather, great location and a buzz of common interest in the quirks and splendours of British classic vehicles made for a great occasion on this 47th annual Terribly British Day, organised on behalf of local motor clubs by the Triumph Car Club.

CACMC had a strong and high-quality representation, ranging in scale from the visiting Rick Jones’ 1948 Daimler DE36 limousine to Harry Crawford’s ever-cheeky and ever-sprightly 1928 Austin 7 Roadster, seen above with Ray Gallagher’s rare Austin 3-litre.

Our club also displayed some stylish vintage fit-outs. Neil Buttriss’ 1963 Humber Vogue Sports, and Mike and Michelle Norman’s “new” 1960 Ford Zephyr Wagon, both got many appreciative smiles with their period picnic kits in perfect British picnic settings beneath the maples and oaks of Queanbeyan Park.

Malcolm Noad’s immaculate 1926 Morris Oxford also attracted a lot of attention to the club display area, here with Geoff Hall’s Austin 7.

Harry Crawford and Geoff Hall, in their Austin 7s,  put in some impressive laps of the Queanbeyan Oval sealed perimeter track, including a dare-devil mid-shot exchange of camera between the two moving vehicles.  See Geoff’s video clip here.

Club vehicles attending: Malcolm Noad (26 Morris Oxford), Harry Crawford (1926 Austin 7), Geoff Hall (1938 Austin 7), Richard & Dilber Thwaites (1953 Daimler Conquest), John Furlan (1960 Austin Healy Sprite), Mike & Michelle Norman (1960 Ford Zephyr Wagon), John Liston (1960 MGA), Neil Buttriss (1960 Humber Vogue Sports), Brian Ely (1972 Triumph Spitfire), Dave Byers (1972 Van den Plas Princess 1300), Ray Gallagher (1972 Austin 3-litre), Roger Amos (1969 MGB), Roger & Barbara Phillips (1962 MGB), Peter Hoskin (1979 Bristol 603), Karl Maftoum (1955 Jaguar S-type), Dave Rogers (1962 Triumph TR4).

On foot or modern: Graham Waite, Joe Micallef, Graham Bigg, Anna Keiltyka & Doug Smith, Wayne & Sandra Smith.