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Brits Reinvade Fanueil Hall

by Paul Saulnier
July 20, 2009

Brits Reinvade Fanueil Hall

Within a stone's throw of the Boston Massacre, tourists were surprised to see a line of antique British cars lined up in front of Fanueil Hall. Two were from Holliston.

Within a stone's throw of the Boston Massacre, tourists were surprised to see a line of antique British cars lined up in front of Fanueil Hall. Two were from Holliston.

Carl Jay, a Holliston resident and member of the Boston Area MG Car Club, sponsors of the event along with the British Consulate, brought his restored 1972 MGB and his son Don to the event.

This old Land Rover, the kind Jane Goodall would have ridden in, is a far cry from the Land Rovers of today. If it had a radio it would have been a short wave radio. Air conditioning consisted of a second roof over the first roof that created an air space and covered vents in the first roof which let hot air out without letting the lions in!

Approximately 12,000 people crowded the display of British cars.

I had the pleasure of parking my 1964 Mini on the cobbles of Fanueil Hall.

It seems whenever two or more Minis get together, clowns appear. Spunky was on hand with his big bag of tricks performing for kids and adults. Spunky travels all over the world (he even has a phone number in China) performing balloon-animation, magic, hat tricks and more. He was one of eighteen clowns who crammed into a new Volkswagon Beetle for an ad campaign. Spunky would be a great addition to any party. Check out his web site: (http://getspunky.com/).

(Spunky on the White House lawn for the Easter Egg Hunt)

 

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Comments (1)

I guess my 1964 Riley Elf (mini with a boot(trunk))would have caused quite a stir!.

What a pity I cannot post a photo.

- Tony Haslam (Chester.UK) | 7/21/09 6:29 AM

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