Father's Day All British Car Picnic

Beacon Hill Park, Victoria
Sunday, June 21

Once again organizers Bruce Cornfield and Jim Walters put on the eagerly anticipated Father’s Day Picnic at Beacon Hill Park. And as always it was a relaxed day (no set arrival or departure times) in the company of others with English vehicles of all sorts, and hundreds of visitors from far and wide.

As always, there were some unusual cars to be admired. A freshly restored Aston Martin, a GTM and a certain DeLorean attracted much interest during the day. And of course, “My Dad/Uncle/I had one of these” was commonly heard.
From the Ashton Museum came a Daimler Ferret armed car, which made quite a sight on the city streets with the commander sitting up in the turret, waving at other motorists along the way. Motorbikes seemed a little scarce this year, although fine examples of Triumph and Norton were seen.

Once again, our thanks to Bruce and Jim (both honorary members of the South Island Branch of the OECC) for once again putting on this popular show. We hope it will long continue!