The All British Day August 2013
THE ALL BRITISH DAY
SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 2013
The ‘All British Day’ is a display day featuring over 50 car clubs representing most British brands current and past. The day is hosted by Kings School and coincides with their annual fair.
Everyone is welcome to come and have a look and visit the fair. The cost is $5 per car and there is plenty of parking for visitors.
Note that the Art show has functions all weekend but the Display Day is Sunday 25th only.
History of the “All British Display Day”
The All British Display Day dates back to October 1981 when the newly formed Austin Motor Vehicle Club staged a display of British Cars in Top Ryde Shopping Centre. This event attracted considerable interest and was run as a charity event. The nominated charity that year was the Multiple Sclerosis Society of NSW.
The Austin Motor Vehicle Club continued to organise annual displays to support various charities, up to and including 1988. We are indebted to the Austin Motor Vehicle Club for its initiative and foresight without which this fabulous display would not be what it is today.
In 1988, the association of British Car Clubs was formed to replace the Austin Motor Vehicle Club as coordinator of the annual All British Display Days and to encourage the preservation of motor vehicles made in the UK or in other countries by British manufacturers. The association brings together the clubs that encourage the preservation of particular marques.
British motorcars have an important palace in motoring history. They covered the whole spectrum of motoring requirements, from minimum cost vehicles such as the Baby Austin to renowned luxury cars such as Rolls Royce.
The history of the British Motor Industry is one of acquisition, with manufacturers buying up other manufacturers as well as their supply chain. This process continues today and most of the original marques are now discontinued. Hence, many of the cars on display are now unique so the display offers a rare opportunity to see them. Many of the cars are maintained in superb condition.
Their preservation is a labour of love. These motor vehicles are a triumph of engineering and ingenuity and hold tremendous fascination for many people. We hope that you will enjoy inspecting the cars and fellowship with their owners.
All British Day Sydney, 26th August 2012:
“Another fantastic Sydney winter’s day saw over 1700 cars on display within in the truly beautiful grounds of the King’s School. The combined efforts of the member clubs and their members this year raised $8,000 for the Arthritis Foundation’s “Camp Footloose”. Keith Dalleywater, Head of the Preparatory School at Kings, again officially opened the show and welcomed all to the show. Keith is no stranger to British cars having enjoyed several in his younger days. The Kings School offers a fantastic backdrop for the many visitors on the day. As the day is in conjunction with the school’s Art Show there is a lot to do as well as looking at cars. The Art Show features exhibition and sales, market stalls, wine tasting, jewelry and a fun fair. Meguiars and NRMA Insurance continued as major sponsors. This year the types of vehicles on display included trucks, bikes, military vehicles and even a steam tractor.”
For more information visit http://allbritishdaysydney.asn.au/
Reference: All British Day Sydney web site content and pictures