Sunday, May 24, 2009

Britannia by the Park

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Last weekend, I went to the British Classic Auto and Motorbike Show held annually at Van Dusen Garden. It was a lovely warm spring day, and the scene was a eclectic mix of motoring enthusiasts, some in their full motorcycle gear from their morning ride in, and others in classic vintage autosport attire. Lots of leather jackets, boots, and chaps were spotted, and as an equestrian, you know I have a thing for leather. There's something very posh-country about it, and there were more than a few smartly dressed older gentlemen and ladies who were still rockin' it style-wise. Very inspiring.

Like Gilbert, my father-in-law's good friend, also a member of the British Motorbike Club.
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British racing green looks soo good with this bike. I can't wait to buy a helmet and goggle like that for my hubby when he finishes rebuilding his classic bike.
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This charming lady sported a vintage hand-made dress and hat. She arrived in her Mini, of course, and donned proper white lace gloves.
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I couldn't get over her amazing hat of feathers and flowers.
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Love these pins!
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Motorcycle boots and mini chaps.
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I loved all the iconic emblems on all the classic cars.
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2 comments:

quelle said...

i'm in love with that hat!

MizzJ said...

Wow Brit overload! This is such a quaint event :)