Brits turn out en masse at Swiss classic meet


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

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