While we’re remembering anniversaries, a far more important one commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War will be taking place this November. A few weeks ago we went over to Ypres in Belgium together with a group of UK-based enthusiasts and took part in a locally organised Flanders Fields battlefield tour.
This tour takes place every two years and 2018 is obviously a very special time to tour the area. To mark the occasion, a representative from the Sunbeam Talbot, Alpine Register (STAR) laid a wreath at the impressive Menin Gate memorial during the Saturday evening’s Last Post ceremony.
An impressive line up cars ranging from a couple of Austin Sevens and ‘Thirties flat fronted Morgans to a Mini Moke and a 2002 registered MGF made the journey from Blighty and once in Ypres, we met up with the group of local enthusiasts taking part on the tour.
Needless to say, our journey from the Midlands into the heart of Belgium wasn’t without incident but when anyone experienced trouble with their car, there was always someone ready to pitch in with a helpful repair or some useful advice. As the car we were driving is set be a future Classics Monthly long-term project, I won’t spoil the surprise and reveal what it was just yet. I’ll save that to later and also reveal the issues we experienced in a future issue – so get ready for some really interesting reading!