Gingin car day has boats and more

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Jaguar enthusiast Luke Zamboti has been to 26 Gingin British Car Days.

LUKE Zamboti has had a great interest and passion in old Jaguar cars for about 35 years.

His first Jaguar was a 1966 Mark II and since then he has owned about six more.

He said he only owns one Jaguar at a time though so does not think of himself as a collector.

During the past three weeks Mr Zamboti has taken part in the 2016 Jaguar National Rally.

The first week was spent driving from Melbourne to Caloundra in Queensland and then a week driving around the area before taking another week to return to Melbourne.

This will be Mr Zamboti’s 26th year attending the LiveLighter Gingin British Car Day where hundreds of British cars are expected on Sunday, May 15.

Organiser Robert Brodie-Hall said the car day, which was in its 27th year, was on the same date as National Motoring Heritage Day.

Mr Brodie-Hall said as well the British cars on Display there would be entertainment for the whole family.

“The Storyville Jazz Band will perform, along with the Kalamunda District Pipe Band and the ‘Dancing Fillies’ and students from Roxanne’s Dance Workshop will put on a dazzling display,’’ he said.

There will be children’s games, rides and a climbing wall operated by Gingin Scout Group and the recently refurbished Gingin Railway Station will be open for inspection.

Working model boats operated by the Australian Model Ship Society will be on display.

He said in a grand finale the display would finish with the burning of a ship, complete with men overboard and fire-fighting tugboats to the rescue.

Visitors can browse a variety of market stalls – offering everything from jewellery to massage and local produce.

There will be hot food, Devonshire teas, ice cream, fairy floss, cool drinks and a licensed bar where people can enjoy the very English half a pint and a pork pie.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm at Granville Park in Gingin.