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 Shannon Car Show

9 February 2014

by Colleen  and Brian Francis

As we have not been able to attend either Manfeild or Dannevirke Car Shows we decided to do the Shannon one. This is the 2nd time we have been and we are seeing it slowly growing into a major event.

Displayed are cars of every make and model and we were the only Leyland. As usual this always creates interest. All up there were about 250 cars. Prizes are awarded for different categories, unfortunately unless you have a Vintage, latest model, customised, motor bike, or hotrod you are not included. Not taking anything away from these vehicles I may have to introduce them to all the other varieties that turn up and support the event.

Stand out cars on show were the 2 x 2013 Ferraris, a 56 Chev convertible, the P76 and our "Land Rover". Unfortunately I forgot the camera, sorry Rob. Truck con rod with piston attached throwing was a great competition with Super Cheap Auto supplying a lot of the day's prizes.

Weather turned on a superb day with a large crowd attending. I had the wonderful privilege of being able to drive our P76 to the venue due to Brian having to take the "Land Rover ”.

It is a truly great car to travel in (the Leyland) and it makes you proud to own one.

Dear reader you may wonder why Brian's Land Rover is always bracketed by " ". On a recent trip away Colleen, the loving and dutiful wife of Brian bought him a really nice t shirt to go with the Land Rover, he even wore it to Ron's recent 70th birthday where the obvious questions were asked. "Brian, when did you get Jeep?” True story! But it is a really quality designed and made t shirt!


Picture Caption: Brain and some members attended the recent auction at robin Colman’s farm.  Here Brian is trying out the mobile self-heating covered bath unit built some time ago by Robin.  This is a work of art which of course Robin is famous for.