Classics gather in Luxembourg for a good cause

| 3 Oct 2011

Classic enthusiasts took advantage of the weekend’s unseasonally fine weather on the Continent to put on a display of cars in aid of charity.More than 50 classics turned out at Findel Airport on 1 October for a gathering organised by the Lezebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun. The display was boosted by a 10-strong line-up from the Peugeot Classic Car Club, including a 1926 saloon that was displayed at the 1926 Brussels motor show.

British marques were well represented, with an Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII, Jaguar Mk2 and several MGBs in attendance along with a black-over-green 1951 MG TD that was discovered derelict in Sri Lanka and fully restored by the current owner six years ago.

Other standouts included a trio of mighty 1921 Mercedes-Benz cars, commemorating the ‘White Knights’ era, an elegant Bugatti Type 57 and a carefully restored '20s boat-tailed Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The fundraising efforts of the inaugural gathering were boosted by a sale of tickets for spectators to take a ride in a car of their choice.

Lezebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun President, Jean-Marie Smith was upbeat about the event: “Despite wonderful weather, the inaugural event wasn’t a massive success but it has opened the way for an annual show and we’re delighted to be supporting local charities.”