The Great British Car Rally stopped in Masterton yesterday. I snapped these in my lunch hour
|Another local registration on this 1961 Hillman Minx Estate.|
|The New Zealand Rootes importers never imported Hillman Super Minx convertibles like this 1963 example. Which seems odd when much of NZ gets a lot of sun. Even odder is the fact that they were built in a country not renowned for its good weather.|
|Smart little Morris 8.|
|This Mk I Jaguar carries a personalized registration plate. |
It is a copy of the UK rego used by Mike Hawthorne on his racing Mk I.
|Sydney Allard's family had a Ford dealership, so when young Sydney decided to build his own cars he selected Ford V8s as his power plant, but he later used General Motors and Chrysler units as well.|
A 1951 Allard P1.
|Ford's Capri was an unusual, but handsome style. This 1962 model has a small caravan attached behind its long boot.|
|Riley RM from 1948.|
|When I was an apprentice mechanic I used to service vans, like this 1973 Austin A60, for our local Power Board.|
I remember the oil filters were a nightmare to change.
|The first Sunbeam Alpines were effectively a two door convertible version of the Sunbeam Talbot sedan.|
This one from 1953
|This Ford Prefect wasn't in the rally, but was parked outside the fish and chip shop opposite my work.|