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Enthusiast Calender of Events
ALL BRITISH DAY and MINI CAR CLUB of NSW SHOW ‘N’ SHINE
Well what a great day, the weather gods were good to us this year the rain stayed away and the sun was out shining all day,
I arrived at about 7:15am and there was already on site a contingent of Mini Car Club members busily putting together our display and preparing our designated area for the day ahead, the saying “many hands make light work” was certainly true on this morning, and our display seemed to grow by magic
As more and more members arrived with their cars the activity increased, Michael Benton and Ross Freeman were kept busy directing traffic and positioning cars to make the most of our display area, while other members were busily polishing and shining, and putting the final touches of gleam to their wonderful cars.
There was a steady flow of entries for the Show ‘N’ Shine and Secretary Joan Vaughan along with, Rob and Jill Bradshaw were kept very busy processing the necessary paperwork, it was all looking towards being a good day.
By 9:00am more than fifty cars were in position with more and more steadily arriving every minute, more entries for the Show ‘n’ Shine, and more members to greet and talk with, I was certainly kept busy floating around the edges offering assistance where I was needed, and of course chatting with other members.
By the time Judging had started for the Show ’N’ Shine, more than seventy cars were positioned within our allocated display area, Round Nosers, Clubbies, Mokes, Mini Vans, a few Pick-Ups (Utes), the odd Morris Eleven Hundred,(well not really too odd), and even a rare Mini Marcos had made it out for the day.
Some members travelled great distances for the day, there was a convoy from the Southern Highlands, including Goulbourn, groups from the Illawarra Region, the Mountain Men were in attendance, along with contingents from Newcastle, The Hunter Region, and the Central Coast, along with a host of members from all parts of Sydney metropolitan area, however, and I may be corrected, but I think the furthest travelled would have to be the Lucas Family from Taree, a great effort by all, thank you to all that attended, you are the ones that helped make the day what it was.
Results for the Show ‘N’ Shine were:-
Class A. Deluxe, Mini K, 850
1st ALAN OLSON
2nd GRANT FREEMAN
3rd TED BISHOP
Class B. Cooper, Cooper S MK 1 & MK 2
1st LYNNE BENTON
2nd RON HENSON
3rd MARTIN DWYER
Class C. Clubman, Clubman GT
1st ROBERT BRADSHAW
2nd ROBERT WEIR
3rd JOSH HARKIN
Class D. Commercials, Vans, Pick-ups, Derivatives
1st BRET EGGLESTON
2nd ANDREW DOWER
3rd STEPHEN LAWREWCE
Class E. Modified, and Competition
1st MICHAEL BENTON
2nd STEVE PEARSE
3rd COLLIN MALLEY
Class F. Imports post 1980
1st MEGAN LUCAS
2nd DARRYL MOORE
3rd BRET EGGLESTON
Class G. Mokes
1st JULIAN ATKINSON
2nd DARRELL MEREDITH
3rd DEAN COOK
Class H. Best Mini Unrestored pre 1980
1st IAN THOMPSON
2nd CHRIS BARGLIK
3rd ROHAN OLSON
Class I. BMW MINI
Congratulations to all the winners, and also thank you to all the other members that entered their cars, out of seventy five cars that attended on the day, there were forty one entries to the Show ’n’ Shine, maybe you will do better next year.
Thank you also to Bruce Keyvar our All British Day delegate for distribution of tickets and his assistance on the day.
I must also thank those that took time to do the judging of the cars, without judges we would not be able to decide winners, I will not name individuals so as to protect the innocent, you guys know who you were, thank you very much.
Thanks must also go to the many other members that helped out on the day and came and gave of their time, our photographers, Dean Cook and Rob Burns, transport logistics and set up Andrew Bradshaw, our president Ron Adlam, along with the many other helpers behind the scenes.
All in all, I think was a great display of member’s cars, and that a great day was had by all that were in attendance, and remember, if you weren’t successful in the Show ’N’ shine this year come along next year I’m sure the day will be just as good.
Keep an eye on coming events, and I look forward to seeing you out and about.
Regards Rob Weir.