I’ve seen no advertising, but on our way to the Behind the Lines exhibition we notice a rather large amount of cars on the Patrick White lawns near the National Library. We’re intrigued enough to go see what all the fuss is about.
It turns out that we’re at Terribly British Day. There’s not a whole lot of explanation of what this actually is. There are quite a few of those ‘Keep Calm and…’ signs, as well as a few books (… related to cars), but mostly it seems to be a car enthusiast event. There’s not a lot of anything else available (including refreshments), and it does appear to me to be an opportunity for British car owners to get together to have picnics. That said, there’s plenty to look at, from Morris Minors, to MGs, to Landrovers, to Jaguars (sooo many Jaguars), to Rolls Royce.
So, without further ado:
Date: Sunday, 1 December 2013
Where: Patrick White Lawns, National Library of Australia, Parkes
Worthwhile factor: Worthwhile. There were a huge amount of British cars on show, but I still have that feeling that I stumbled into someone else’s party. There wasn’t a lot of atmosphere for the public, but still an opportunity to see cars I wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Want more? I’m struggling to find something substantive to link you to (!) but it seems this is an event held every year around the same time.