This year's Celebration of the Motor Car commenced with a sunset cocktail evening and Shelly and I were fortunate to attend.
A row of magnificent silver cars greeted arrivals.
A magnificent 1965 Ferrari Pinafarina
1963 Jensen CV8
1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Couple
1949 Jaguar XKS 120
Lancia Flaminia Pinafarina
1958 Chevrolet Corvette
The first Bolwell Mark IV and the latest, the Bolwell-Nigara
Campbell Bolwell, the designer/builder of Bolwell sportscars, gave a talk about the car's origin, development and future. Despite ups and downs, advances and setbacks, Campbell has continued following his dream to build specialist sports cars. It made me think however that in this age of over-regulation, the chances of a small, niche company successfully developing their own car is almost zero. Getting the permits to license the Bolwell-Nigara for the road involved significant hurdles, despite the fact that it's an incredibly modern and advanced vehicle.
A beautiful sunset....
Photos from Sunday - http://heinkelscooter.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/celebration-of-motor-car-2013.html