Great Show

Alexander Tickle Email

Just want to bring to your esteemed readership the best car show Iíve been to, the Sydney Classic held at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday 13 Aug.

There was everything from Willys vintage, humble EH and humpy FJs, through to double-decker buses that lapped the creek in a cool 3.5 mins. Yes for a gold coin you could experience the thrill of V-terminal about 50km/h and every window, nut and bolt rattling!

Ex NSW police pursuit cars, big 50s and 60s land yachts (read Dodge Phoenix). Paint jobs from concours to finest patina. Plenty of automobilia in the pit garages.

Two and four wheel vehicles aplenty and it was perfect weather. A big thank you to the CMC, Shannons and the ARDC for organising and running this fantastic event.

I highly recommend it for Sydneysiders interested (or not!) in classic cars.

Re your response to No permits out West (Issue 403), it gave me a warm feeling reading about the interest ramping up for events such as these. I think thereís exciting times ahead for owners and wannabe owners of said classics with regard to cheaper registration for older vehicles. Hopefully the pollies will agree.

Keep the updates re Glenn Torrensí VN Calais coming.

Itís good to read about the km they swallow up at little cost as they tractor along at 1500 rpm! I got one I paid $1500 for and it truly is the best car.

So, you better hold onto your sagging roof VN for a little while yet!