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In 1988, the association of British Car Clubs was formed to replace the Austin Motor Vehicle Club as coordinator of the annual All British Display Days and to encourage the preservation of motor vehicles made in the UK or in other countries by British manufacturers. The association brings together the clubs that encourage the preservation of particular marques.
British motorcars have an important palace in motoring history. They covered the whole spectrum of motoring requirements, from minimum cost vehicles such as the Baby Austin to renowned luxury cars such as Rolls Royce.
The history of the British Motor Industry is one of acquisition, with manufacturers buying up other manufacturers as well as their supply chain. This process continues today and most of the original marques are now discontinued. Hence, many of the cars on display are now unique so the display offers a rare opportunity to see them. Many of the cars are maintained in superb condition.
Their preservation is a labour of love. These motor vehicles are a triumph of engineering and ingenuity and hold tremendous fascination for many people. We hope that you will enjoy inspecting the cars and fellowship with their owners.
We are an association of car clubs representing past and present British marques and models. The vehicles were either made in England or made in other regions by British Companies.
Our aim is to present these cars, some new, some restored and some original for your enjoyment.
The day is also used to raise money for our selected charities.
The All British Display Day dates back to October 1981 when the newly formed Austin Motor Vehicle Club staged a display of British Cars in Top Ryde Shopping Centre.
This event attracted considerable interest and was run as a charity event. The nominated charity that year was the Multiple Sclerosis Society of NSW.
The Austin Motor Vehicle Club continued to organise annual displays to support various charities, up to and including 1988. We are indebted to the Austin Motor Vehicle Club for its initiative and foresight without which this fabulous display would not be what it is today