Brits turn out en masse at Swiss classic meet

| 4 Oct 2011

With more than 1600 classics and a 20,000-strong visitor attendance, the 20th Swiss British Classic Car Meeting on 1 October has gone down as one of the best to date.The numbers at the annual Morges fixture on the banks of Lake Geneva were boosted by more than 100 Jaguar E-types, in celebration of the model’s golden anniversary, and a record (for the Continent at least) 26 DeLoreans to commemorate the Back to the Future star’s 30th anniversary.

Other highlights included a Triumph Italia – the Michelotti coupé take on the TR3 – and a 1936 Lagonda LG45 that was driven up from Monaco.There was also a strong selection of Austin-Healeys of all variants, plus an AC-engined Ace, several Jaguar XKs and a Riley 1.5. A Vignale-bodied Alvis TD21 competed with more regular Park Ward and – as you might expect, given the Swiss origins of the coachbuilder – Graber-bodied versions.Decidedly more modern was a McLaren MP4-12C, brought down from Zurich by the firm’s Swiss importer.

Photos (courtesy of Peter Barwick) of highlights of the meeting follow. Double click on the lead image above to launch a slide show.

Triumph Italia

AC-engined Ace

Jaguar E-types: Roadster and Lindner-Nöcker Lightweight replica

Rolls-Royce Silver Clouds

Austin-Healey 100/6