All British Day 2021
By Daryl Wilson. Photos by Craig Wilson and Cris Johansen.
All British Day Brisbane this year was on Sunday 19 September and it was a beautiful Sunny Spring Queensland day. As there were few Queensland Covid-19 restrictions there was the usual large turnout of all makes and models of British cars and a large crowd enjoying the cars and the beautiful sunny weather.
We had a good turnout of 32 Lotus and Caterham cars/models and it was very pleasing to see many newer members displaying their cars. We also had several ex-members who brought their cars along to display and it was good to catch up and renew old acquaintances.
All British Day is traditionally also the LCQ Concourse, so special thanks to our judges, Glen Battersill, Greg Bray and Alex Molocznyk for a job well done. The judge’s task was not made easy as all the cars were extremely well presented and it would have been very difficult to decide the winners in each category.
Congratulations to the all the LCQ Concourse winners; especially Overall Winner Greg Bray for his beautiful 1967 Lotus Elan, which is a much used and much loved car that Greg brought with him from the UK when Greg and Chris migrated in August 1996.
LCQ Concourse Winners by Category
|1950 – 1962||Tony Galletly||1963 Lotus Eleven|
|1963 – 1974||Craig Wilson||1964 Lotus Elan|
|1975 – 1995||Russ Carter||1991 Lotus Carlton|
|1996 – 2011||Mark Wolton||2006 Lotus Elise|
|2011 – To Date||Mike Knowles||2010 Lotus Evora|
|Lotus/Caterham 7||Peter McEwan||1994 Caterham Super 7|
|Overall Winner||Greg Bray||1967 Lotus Elan|
As well as the LCQ Concourse winners we also had two (2) LCQ members who won their classes in the All British Day Winners Circle on the day.
All British Day Winners Circle
|Best Classic Vehicle Post 1980||Russell Carter||1991 Lotus Carlton|
|Best Sports Car||George Row||1956 Lotus Eleven|
It was particularly pleasing to see Leigh and Russell Carter win the ABD Best Classic Vehicle award for their often under-appreciated 1991 Lotus Carlton. This car had awesome performance for its time and was the blueprint for every über-sedan built ever since.
George Row’s Lotus Eleven has been meticulously restored and a credit to George and anyone who helped him with the restoration work.
Our cars attracted a lot of interest over the day and thank you to everyone who took the time to prepare their cars and display them on the day; you did yourselves and the Club proud!