By Paul Crosby. Photos: Alex Molocznyk, Vyvyan Black.
A Day of Firsts!
LCQ Concours at the All British Day – 22 September 2019
The All British Day – Brisbane was held on 22nd September 2019 at Saint Joseph’s College in Tennyson. It was a fantastic day out, and certainly a day of firsts for us. It was the first time my wife and I had attended the All British Day in Brisbane. The first time we have ever had a car entered in a Concours, which then led to another first, our first Trophy, LCQ Concours d’Elegance, Class 4, Lotus Cars 1996 – 2019.
We couldn’t have had a better first All British Day, made so much more enjoyable, by the welcoming and generous people of the Lotus Club Queensland. It was great meeting so many passionate people!
Approximately 25 Lotus vehicles were displayed in LCQ area, with cars representing every era, it was a great opportunity to see some very rare and well cared for cars.
The LCQ Concours d’Elegance included 5 judging classes, plus an overall winner:
Class 1: 1950 – 1962, won by George Row, with his Lotus 11.
Class 2: 1963 – 1974, won by Greg Bray, with his Lotus Europa.
Class 3: 1975 – 1995, won by Russ Carter, with his Lotus Esprit.
Class 4: 1996 – 2019, won by Paul Crosby, with his Lotus Elise 220 Sport.
Class 5: Lotus 7/Caterham, won by Gary Wrenn, with his Lotus 7 Series 3.
The overall winner ‘Best Car of the Show’ – Gary Wrenn, with his Lotus 7 Series 3.
Everyone we spoke to really enjoyed the day, and most took the opportunity to admire the other British cars on show, with some amazing examples to be seen. Even the weather looked after us, after rain threatened early, with the LCQ gazebo providing much needed shade.
So, whilst it was our ‘first’ All British Day, it won’t be our last! Thanks to everyone at LCQ that made the day possible, your efforts are very much appreciated.