British marques take their turn to show and shine

Bob Donaldson, of Dunedin, cleans his 1936 Austin 10 Sherborne before leaving from the Dunedin Ice Stadium car park in St Kilda for the Best of British Charity Motoring Day yesterday.

The event began with a car trial, in which 128 British vehicles, including four motorcycles, rolled into the Portobello Reserve for the Show’n’Shine event.

Best of British convener Barbara Macdonald said the cars had not gone unnoticed as they passed Chatsford Retirement Village.

‘‘A large number of residents lined the route to wave and cheer us on.’’

The cars were separated into groups based on their make and one car from each group would be deemed the best of their marque.

The event raised about $3700 for Coastguard Dunedin, the chosen charity for the annual event.

Ms Macdonald said the Coastguard would be given one of the chase boats after the America’s Cup sailing match race and the funds would help to build a big enough space to store it.

The event was hosted by Otago Jaguar Drivers Club, along with local British Car Clubs. 

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