We need annual inoculations for our five cats and the two dogs. This was the reasoning behind my request to go to Ladybrand before we take the car! We have all the shots and Angus will help me administer them tomorrow night. Easier said than done, but this is how we do it every year - except this year we have the Tanzanian Trio to contend with. Mmm.
On the way back from Ladybrand, we stopped for a light meal at a farm stall. Unbeknownst to us, a Vintage Car Club from all over the province and Kwa-Zulu Natal were destined to stop there as well. We sat outside in the sunny garden while the car enthusiasts sat indoors. We watched as the cars passed the main road in front of us and turned off onto the farm stall property.
Rina and her late husband had been members of a car club so afterwards we strolled through the parked vehicles. Apart from the very old Citroen, I recognized these cars from my youth. Grant, of course, knew all the technical details and interesting tidbits from one or two!
Before we went in, Rina and I posed in front of the first vintage car: a Citroen from the early 50's according to Grant
After our meal we came out to view the cars which we'd watched turning off into the farm stall parking lot.
Citroen Ford Fairlane and Volvo
Lancia Fulvia (yellow car) and MGB. Grant says he remember that Princess Anne owned a Lancia but I cannot find anything on Google to back up this statement !
Vintage Porsche and a Chevrolet (Grant wasn't sure of this model)
Grant takes a closer look at the Ford Fairlane. We both remembered my uncle owning one of these
I remember Grant owning one of these: DKW in bottle green and cream. He'd bought it from his mum in the early 70's
Rover 90. Grant waxed lyrical about this car; said it was one of the best cars in its time
Rover 90 and Studebaker Power Hawk
Studebaker Power Hawk
View of the robust rear of the Studebaker Power Hawk
I hope you've enjoyed my post about vintage cars!
Happy Monday to you all!