28th July 1981 – Bromley Pageant of Motoring

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Our team entry at the Bromley Pageant of Motoring caused considerable interest, but could not quite match the Jenson’s and Volvo’s.

With the current Royal Wedding celebrations in mind, a 3-car team set off to Bromley with their own “Special Attractions”. Of course, it could be said that this team’s special attraction was the man from Brampton himself! But, we’d rather go for the amazing MORRIS MINOR CAKE which Chris and Carl Smedley designed, cooked and iced! In traditional red, white and blue colours (not forgetting the silver hub caps!), this cake together with Union Jacks galore and a beautiful arrangement of red, white and blue flowers forming the word ‘Iceni’ (of Norfolk tribe fame), formed the stand where our famous three were entered.

Chris Smedley’s Concours 1964 1000 Saloon, Bob Finch’s Master’s Class 1952 Series MM and John Frye’s ‘Victoria’, the only Series II with ‘R’ registration.

Although they didn’t quite make to award level (I believe the opposition was very tricky!) the had a super day and were featured in Practical Classics. Congratulations to you all on your superb effort.

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