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Show to roll out the ‘forgotten cars’

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
The South West British Auto Classic is set to promote forgotten cars of Australia’s motoring history.
Camera IconThe South West British Auto Classic is set to promote forgotten cars of Australia’s motoring history. Credit: Supplied/Supplied/Supplied/Supplied

Classic cars will drive visitor numbers next month when Busselton’s annual South West British Auto Classic takes hold of Signal Park.

Set to be a celebration of old cars, the event will take locals and visitors back in time as they explore the history of the British car industry.

Lynton McManus said event planning had been shaping up well.

“The day is to promote the forgotten cars of Australia’s motoring history with now long gone makes like the Rover, Morris, Austin, Wolseley and Riley.

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“Many of the young people of today would not have heard of many of these cars which were once driven by their parents or grandparents,” he said.

The event has been running since 2004 and has been based in Busselton for the past decade.

Mr McManus said a “People’s Choice” trophy would be presented on the day to represent the public’s favourite car at the event.

“Over the years this has thrown up a few surprises as the most expensive car doesn’t always win, sometimes it is the cutest or the wackiest depending on the age of the crowd,” Mr McManus said.

The show-stopping display will take place on March 13 from 10am to 2pm. More information is available by calling Mr McManus on 0455 153 661.

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