ONE OF EACH KIND
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.