The final Breakfast Club for the year was blessed with perfect weather which helped to attract one of our largest turnouts of the year with some 100 vehicles on display. Car parking spaces were once again at a premium, the southern section of the parking area filling by 8am.
Several vehicles made their Breakfast Club debut, a majestic two-tone green Daimler DB18 from around 1950, a black MGTF and a mid ‘50s Riley Pathfinder brought some classic British charm. An early T-Model Ford and a 1929 Chev Sports Coupe added some vintage flavour, whilst a few modern newcomers added to our ranks of Porsche and Mustangs. Steve and Karen Austen bought along their recently purchased Audi TT Quattro roadster, they seem quite taken by its quirkiness and all-wheel-drive performance.
A scarcity of Fiats and Ferraris this month was offset by plenty of Alfas, a Lancia and a Ducati. Porsches, BMWs and Mercedes were as popular as usual and the English aficionados had plenty of variety to keep them happy with models from Jaguar, Austin Healey, Triumph, MG, Lotus, Sunbeam, Morris, Humber and Riley on display. It was nice to see some Aussie specials in the form of a Bolwell Mk.7 coupe and a Milano roadster, as well as an RT Charger which was admired by a couple of our boys in blue who stopped by for a sticky whilst on patrol in the area. Lloyd Shaw’s immaculate FJ Holden made a welcome appearance and a couple of massive Ford LTDs added to the home-grown element.
A couple of Nissan/Datsun Z cars, some MX5s, a WRX, an RX7 and a VR4 Galant made up our small but growing, sporty Japanese contingent which at least outnumbered our smaller French delegation which consisted of Peter Walker’s V8 Simca Vedette and Paul Montagnat’s Peugeot 203 sedan.
I’m sorry that I can’t mention every make and model that contributed to our display this month, and I’ve probably missed photographing several cars as well, but thank you to everybody who turned up and we look forward to beginning another big year with our January Breakfast Club on the Sunday the 14th.