Sid Armstrong's BLOG - August 2011

Sid Armstrong, a proud member of the Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia

The 2011 Shannons Eastern Creek Classic was as varied as the weather last Sunday! With makes and models of nearly every origin, there was certainly something for everyone. As usual the calibre of cars represented was top notch. With makes varying from Rolls Royce to Volkswagen and Cadillac to Toyota, not many missed out. Siddeley’s however, were not very well presented with only two cars in attendance. I’m guessing everyone is saving up for next weekends’ All British Day!

My favourite cars of the day included a beautiful blue Triumph TR5, rare black GTR Torana, lovely Mk1 Lotus Cortina, more modern but equally interesting 1980’s Toyota Soarer and of course the two gorgeous 18HP’s!

The day was extremely well run with each club getting the opportunity to perform parade laps of the Eastern Creek track, which ran like clockwork. There were also a fleet of double-decker busses on hand to ferry others around the track.

That’s all for now - I will see everyone next week at Kings School for the annual All British Day!

My cousin Will and I and our driver Chris enjoyng the parade lap at Eastern Creek Raceway in Peter's Armstrong Siddley Hurricane

Here's some of my favourite cars that I saw (apart from Armstrong Siddeleys of course) at the 2011 Shannons Eastern Creek Classic.

See you all at my next club outing......