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Beaconsfield All British Car Day

Another great day at the Beaconsfield/Hudson All British Car Day.

The day started out the same as the past three years - rain in the morning, turning into a very pleasant, sunny afternoon.It always creates a very "iffy" show day, with participants guaging the weather prior to setting off. In my case, the '34 Sports was loaded and ready to go at 6:00 A.M. It looked so bleak that I spent the morning resurfacing my workshop floor waiting for the weather to turn before I made the two hour trek to Beaconsfield.

The show was attended by all the usual suspects. Paul Bouchard arrived early in the morning with his newly upholsterd '48 A Series Roadster to see a disappointing smattering of cars whose owners decided to attend no matter what the weather. Phillip Avis joined a little later with Baby Blue so as not to leave Paul alone and unattended on the field. I arrived at 12:30 after having decided that while the weather looked pretty bleak, it was going to produce only light showers. After de-trailering in the lot, I drove to the field in time to fight for a space with Bob Taylor, who had just arrived in his excellent '34 Le Mans.

Len Piercey and Robert Moreau also attended, although without their cars. Unfortunately, there were no surprise guests from south of the 49th, so we were unable to beat our previous attendance record.

However, we didn't come up empty handed this year as we did last. Amongst a field of pretty excellent cars, my '34 Sports came up with a 2nd place, with the 1st place going to a superbly restored and very rare '32 MG J2.

The true prize of course, was the opportunity to rub shoulders with fellow NASOC members and to see our cars lined up together once again. They really do make a pretty picture.

Peter McKercher