Sunday, May 20, 2012

ABFM 2012

The All British Field Meet (“ABFM”) happened yesterday in the beautiful environs of Vancouver’s Van Dusen Garden, right in the middle of the city. The weather was perfect, and for the third year I went to reconnoiter Class 40, the Commercial Vehicle Class. The AFBM is really popular – a lot of vehicles come up from the US to participate. This notwithstanding, there are seldom more than a handful of commercial entrants, and this year there was only two. Thus I think my chances to win the class are pretty good for next year. I’ve compiled a little video of the event and it’s available on the sidebar, and on YouTube too. Above our photos of my daughters. Emily is in front of British built Isetta (no BMW emblem, named “Emily”). Her sister Eryn is in front of Maclaren MP4. Note Eryn’s stroller on the right – it’s also a “Maclaren” (visible mark in the seat area), but it’s about $500,000 less costly. Other oddities included an Italian built mini, and British Built Nash Metropolitans with BMC A series powerplants. Amazing these things made it here, and survive.

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