Janson and I made it down to the Queen Alexander show yesterday. Only one classic mini that I could see on the field but we got a picture of it. Good turnout of Porsche’s, VW’s, Corvettes, Ferrari, BMW, MINI2 and other makes. We actually spent some time in the parking lot checking out some Japanese rides. Below are just a few pic’s we managed to take.
There were 150 cars at this years Fort Rodd British Car Show, with 7 in attendance from the Victoria Minis (see pictures from Alan and I below). John and Anna were volunteering getting all the goody bags distributed on the way in. Dave and Anne had the nicest newest alternator on the field (see pic below). The Victoria team defended it’s longstanding championship in the Italian Job gold brick transfer contest, once again being victorious against the Morris group, the Triumph crowd and other assorted marques. The weather was glorious and the crowd had a great time viewing and talking about the cars.. looking forward to next year already!
Mikes old Moke made the September car! Thanks to everyone who went on to facebook to show support by voting. The calendar can be found and purchased at:
Great Event. It was hot and sunny. Probably 800 cars in attendance. There were 66 classic mini’s and probably 30 modern mini’s in attendance. In “peoples choice” the club picked up 5 awards. Linda and Terry picked up a first with Linda’s blue Mini Cooper and a second place with Terry’s white classic mini. Mike picked up a first place with the GTM in the Mini Variant class. Richard picked up first in the Lotus Elise and Exige class and I picked up 3rd in the the modern mini class. Overall our family really enjoyed getting to know our fellow club members better over dinner, eating 50 cent ice cream cones, alternator/battery meetings, rooster displays, palm trees and informal mini tailgate parties in the parking lot . It was also nice to see friends from the local MG club and the Oregon Mini club. Below are some pictures from the show. My favourite car was the new Morgan 3 wheeler powered by an S&S two litre motorcycle engine in british racing green. Too bad we can’t import them to Canada.