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Classic moments in Mandeville

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer

Friday, October 26, 2012    

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THE Vineyard restaurant and bar's parking lot in Mandeville was transformed into a classic car Mecca with the staging of a car show on Sunday.

Organised by the Corporate Area-based Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC), the show was a treat for the organisation's members and citizens of Manchester.

The rustic setting provided a perfect spot for classic car lovers to meet, greet and admire not only each other's cars, but also the extensive collection of Mandeville resident Victor Dixon.

"I've been collecting from 1999," said Dixon with pride.

His cars ranged from a 1926 Chevrolet Superior to a Ford Escort which sported a modern high-performance ZETEC engine.

Another car of interest at the show was the Alfa Romeo Spyder, owned by Trevor Morgan, the Vineyard's proprietor.

"This is Lisa Hanna's old car," he was happy to explain. "It was her prize for winning Ms World in South Africa and I'm the third owner."

Even in the private parking lot, the cars drew the attention of passers-by who stopped to admire the several Porsches, Mercedes-Benzes and BMWs on display.

"We do this for ourselves," said Nigel McFarlane, JCCC president. "And, of course, for the lovers of classic cars. It's a chance for the cars to be driven by club members, seen by fans young and old, rather than have them sitting in some garage."

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