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Historic Motor Vehicle Gathering

Sunday March 19th 2017

The Early Ford V-8 Club attended the Historic Motor Vehicle Gathering as a club run for the second time and it turned out to be a great experience.

This event was designed some years ago by The Vintage Sports Car Club for the purpose of promoting and show casing the vehicles of the Veteran up to 1918 and Vintage 1919 to 1930 era.

As not to discriminate, vehicles from 1930 onwards are welcome and add to the spectacle.

South Australia had the most diverse vehicle makes and more vehicles per head than other states and this is evident at this event.

Names such as Di Dion, Gregiore, Theopile Schneider, Brush, Marquette, Standard, Le Zebre and Packard plus many more were on display.

The Early Ford V-8 Club’s day started with breakfast at Café de Vilis then driving around to the West Parklands and displaying the V-8s with other various, interesting makes and models.

Shirley and I missed breakfast as I was on marshalling duties and Shirley was on the Public Address System all day.

This display day is increasing in size every year and I can recommend it.

It is not often these days to see a motor display that encompasses such a wide range of years.

This year vehicles from 1904 to almost the current up market models were displayed.

I would encourage all to make a day of it next year which will be Sunday March 18th 2018.

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