Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

The Cam­bridge-Ox­ford Own­ers’ Club man­aged to suc­cess­fully gather to­gether one ex­am­ple of each pre-Fa­rina Austin Cam­bridge and West­min­ster Project GS5based ve­hi­cles at its unique cel­e­bra­tion of the mod­els at Long­bridge on 17 June.

With 21 Pre-Fari­nas in at­ten­dance, in­clud­ing an ultra rare A105 Van­den Plas, the project A95 Coun­try­man owned by CCW’s sis­ter ti­tle, Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics, and all three types of com­mer­cial (van, pick-up and SunTor camper), the club be­lieves it to be the big­gest

gath­er­ing of th­ese cars for many years, and cer­tainly the big­gest at the fac­tory in which they were de­signed and de­vel­oped.

with the long-term fu­ture of long­bridge in doubt, the cooc worked with gemma cartwright’s Pride of long­bridge team to or­gan­ise the event.

club chair­man, taff gilling­ham, ex­plains: ‘we were keen to or­gan­ise an event at the spir­i­tual home of th­ese cars while it’s still pos­si­ble, and through cooc com­mit­tee mem­ber, John lakey, were able to work with the Pride of long­bridge team to make this a com­mu­nity event and gain sup­port from Mg Mo­tor to as­sem­ble the cars around the iconic fac­tory ex­hi­bi­tion hall where so many orig­i­nal press pho­to­graphs were taken.’

COOC mem­bers gather at Long­bridge Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall with the GS5 Cam­bridge and West­min­ster cars.

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