Back in the 1980's when Adelaide hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix
, it was traditional for many sports car owners to all meet at the Adelaide Grand Prix start line in the morning and drive to the "Eagle on the Hill" pub, located high up in the Adelaide hills. Many people would gather and watch the classic sports cars cruise by. Most cars were valued well over 1/2 million dollars each.
Even when the Grand Prix moved from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1996, the tradition continued. I have made a point of attending regularly each year ever since.
Even though the weather was sub standard, this year's event revealed some real eye candy. For the first time, a new Bentley Continental GT, and some Ford GT 40's which have been rebuilt from last year's event.
Ford GT40's, two are better than one.
Bentley's Continental GT
And to my surprise, I spotted the first TVR I have ever seen in this event! Hopefully not the last too.
I talked with the owner, Rick, who bought the car recently from a local classic sports car yard.
He loves the car and wouldnt part with it.
Rick's TVR is an S series which he snapped up immediately when he saw it - a true TVR fanatic in my books. Great one Rick!
Rick's TVR S
I plan to contact more local TVR owners and get them to attend next year's event. It would be great to get them all together in one place and create a mini TVR cruise within the event.