Brits delight the Kiwi crowds


The MG Car Club provided an impressive selection of Bs to mark the model’s Golden Jubilee, from early roadsters to a trio of RV8s, for the 26th British Car Day near Wellington, New Zealand on 12 February.

Among the 460 cars on show was also a healthy number of Luton-born classics, including a smart ’63 PB Velox, but the rarest car at the event was the country's sole Fiberfab Jamaican (below).

One of only two built on a TR4 chassis, Francis Pointon's car has been rebuilt with a 2.5PI straight-six and was lined up alongside more conventional Triumph TRs.

Other stand-out cars included a ’57 Daimler Conquest Century with all mod cons (top), Nigel Fleming's monster 1978 Triumph Dolomite with 4.4 litres of Leyland P76 V8 under the bonnet (below), and a 100-year-old Rolls-Royce Ghost tourer.

Words and pictures by Mark Holman

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