Event report : BMC/BL Rally, 2011
The sun shone for the 18th running of the BMC/BL Rally at Nene Park in Peterborough. As usual, the turn-out of interesting cars produced by our company was as strong as ever, with a good cross section of old and neo-classic. The strong Farina contingent we’ve come to expect at this show seemed a little thinner, and in lieu of official attendance figures from the organisers, it does look like numbers might be down over previous years as the Pride of Longbridge takes its place as the pre-eminent BMC/BL event on the calendar.
But there were still plenty of highlights. The Marinas, Princess and Allegros once again took the centre stage, with some extremely pretty examples to get excited over. The stars were there in force – Collin Corke’s wonderful Allegro 1750SS predictably attracted a fair amount of attention, but it wasn’t alone, as out gallery below shows.
The automobilia boys were doing a brisk trade, also, and the AROnline Polski-Rover now has a brand new set of front foglights to go on…
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