Best of British coming

A variety of interesting British  cars lines up during the 2012 Best of British Charity Motoring Day. Photo supplied.
A variety of interesting British cars lines up during the 2012 Best of British Charity Motoring Day. Photo supplied.

British vehicles of many different types and eras will be on display at the Strath Taieri A&P show on March 1.

Jaguars, Daimlers, Austin Martins, MGs and Chryslers (UK arm) - to name just a few - are expected to take part in the annual Best of British Charity Motoring Day, organiser Mark Paterson of the Otago Jaguar Drivers Club said.

''They'll range from the 1920s to the ultra modern but will mainly be '50s and '60s classics.''

The car trial was in about its 26th year and was open to any British vehicle, car, truck, motorbike or four-wheel-drive, of any age. This year's ''marque of the day'' is the Morris Minor.

It was hoped up to 100 vehicles would take part in the day, which would start in Dunedin at the ice rink on Victoria Rd and finish at the Middlemarch show, giving A&P show patrons some interesting cars to look at.

Teaming up with the Strath Taieri show had meant shifting the rally day from Sunday to Saturday but it was felt it was worth it, Mr Paterson said.

The cars which won the rally's competitions for best car of each decade would also take part in the show's grand parade.

Proceeds from the run would benefit the Middlemarch swimming pool, Mr Paterson said.

The run was organised by the Otago Jaguar Drivers Club, with help from the region's other British car clubs.

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