Cavalcade of classic cars

CAR and motorcycle enthusiasts were out in force to commemorate Liberation Day and to make the most of the fresh air and sunshine.

These included members of the Jersey Classic Vehicle Club, who met at Les Fontaines car park in St John before setting off for a run around the Island, finishing up at the Winston Churchill Park in St Brelade.

The run was led by Oswald Baudains in his 1982 Mark 3 Ford Cortina, with a variety of other motors, including several convertibles, following on. Many were decked out with flags, bunting and memorabilia for the occasion.

One of the oldest vehicles was a 1955 Morris Oxford owned by Alf Le Masurier, while the vehicle with the lowest mileage was possibly Peter Viel’s 1969 Volkswagen Beetle, which has only 125 miles on the clock. He has owned this car from new.

Others included a couple of Frog-eye Sprites, Ford Cortinas, Minis, a Morgan and a limited-edition Morris Minor Million owned by Carol Gould.

This is one of only 350 manufactured in 1960 by BMC to commemorate Morris Minor’s achievement of becoming the UK’s first car to sell one million units. All were lilac in colour with wheel embellishers and special badges on the bonnet and boot lid. The interior sported white leather seats with black piping.

The cars were distributed to dealers worldwide, including those in the UK. Of these, some 37 remain on the road in Britain. Carol found her car in Liverpool and has owned it for four years.

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