Rule, Britannia! Cars to line up in All British Day

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Oamaruvians can expect to see more Minis, Hillmans and various other cars cruising around town this weekend.

“All British Day” is being held tomorrow and there will be cars coming from as far away as Christchurch and Balclutha to take part.

The 50km ride will leave from Scott’s Brewery and finish at the Dansey’s Pass Holiday Park.

About 50 cars will take part in the rally, and co-organiser John Adamson said it should be a good day out.

“It should be a lot of fun and a good chance to give the cars a good run and see how they go,” he said.

Mr Adamson has been involved with All British Day since it was introduced about 10 years ago and said it was a good way to catch up with fellow owners of British-made cars.

“We always get the chance to catch up which is always good and it’s great seeing all the cars out and about on the roads, which are always tarseal.”

While All British Day is organised by the North Otago Vintage Car Club, it’s open to anybody who owns a British car.

“The good thing is you don’t have to be a vintage car member to compete.”

The Morris brand is the feature car for the ride.

Mr Adamson, who said he developed his love for Hillmans when he was younger, after fixing them for many years, will take part in his Hillman Imp.

He is looking forward to the day.

“It’ll be good fun getting the car out and driving it on the roads it can go about 95kmh,” he said.

The cars will be lined up outside Scott’s Brewery from about 9.30am before leaving for Dansey’s Pass at 10.30am.

By Brayden Lindsay

PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY – John Adamson with his Hillman IMP he will be driving in All British Day on Saturday.