1999 Fiat Nationals
Saturday - The Show & Shine

The rain bucketed down...

The well prepared grounds of Ansell Park turned into a quagmire of epic proportions.

... And still the show cars showed up.

Convertibles Class Convertibles Class Convertibles Class

Around 80 cars in all, arranged into 5 Categories, each in their own line. Prizes were awarded for Sedans, Sports (race cars), Coupes, Convertibles, Historics and the President's Choice.

Fiat 500

Unfortunately, by the time I got there, battled through the mud to park the cars, cleaned that very same mud back off both my cars and settled down to admire all the other wonderful vehicles on display, the brief respite in the weather was over and the rain came back with a vengance...

CAR.850 admiring the view

Another fine photo opportunity was lost.

My cars did well on the day despite the weather, and I walked away with a 2nd in the Convertibles Class for my X1/9 and a 3rd place in the Coupe Class for the 850.

CAR.19X Prizes for my two cars! CAR.850 in the sunshine

Also spotted over the weekend were two more beautiful cars - this Fiat Dino and an Abarth 850 TC in immaculate condition.

Fiat Dino
Abarth 850 TC rear Abarth 850 TC interior Abarth 850 TC front The business end

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