Terribly British Day

1 Dec

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.

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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:

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I've never seen a bonnet like this before - there were a number on display

I’ve never seen a bonnet quite like this before – there were a number on display

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Bentley

Bentley

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This car is oooold (obviously)

This car is oooold (obviously)

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Alvis Firefly

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Date: Sunday, 1 December 2013

Where: Patrick White Lawns, National Library of Australia, Parkes

Cost: Free

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.

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3 Responses to “Terribly British Day”

  1. Heike Herrling December 2, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Thanks for the pingbacks T1 – much appreciated. Stop it with the great blogging though – You’re making me miss Canberra!!! :)

    • inthetaratory December 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      My pleasure mate – they keep appearing as options, so very happy to keep inserting them! Your missing Canberra equals my jealousy of your trip ;)

      • Heike Herrling December 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

        Sweet!
        Let’s call it even, Stephen.
        x

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