Garden Route Classic Car Show

Living History

 

Hi Guys!

We attended and displayed at the Knysna motor show. A fast increasing in popularity event, as it goes hand in hand with a whole week of motorsport in Knysna over this period. The motorshow (display) is a one-day event and classic vehicles from all over come and enjoy Knysna’s hospitality.

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We drove my Tan USAAC jeep through on a freezing morning, to Knysna with Lynn in the support combi filled with weapons, and set up camp on the terrain on a slight hill that overlooked the show, and gave a good field of fire to the MG42 on its Lafette mount. We set out the flag, ammo boxes, camo net and about 10 weapons..( All ww2) and waited. I was dressed as a pilot (USAAC captain) and Lynn as an RAF WAAF pilot.

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It wasn’t long before we had large interest in the display, including a group of Japanese who were so eager to pose and be photographed holding the weapons and sitting in the jeep! I had just enough time to cover up my scale model of an atomic bomb before they came. (kidding!)

The day went well..the people of Knysna as well as all the visitors really enjoyed the theme of our display, and as usual, marveled at our uniforms. We departed at about 16h00 for the 70 km journey home, satisfied that it was a job well done.

I have (as an aside) got a possible new member..actually someone who was at school with me. He is restoring a 1938 Ford as a US Army staff car…now that would be different!!

Best regards from us here in the Southern Cape!!

Philip and Lynn Gibbs

HG Southern Cape

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