‘British Car Day’ 2015 brings together vehicle enthusiasts from across Sri Lanka

B - Please see releaseThe Classic Car Club of Ceylon together with Land Rover conducted the ‘British Car Day’ last weekend. The event started at 8.00 a.m. from the picturesque Town Hall premises and attracted close to 100 classic British automobiles. The vehicles, which belong to well-known enthusiasts, were showcased at the venue before they commenced on a parade route through the heart of Colombo. The parade, which was a sight to behold, ended at the Kingsbury Hotel where all the   members were treated to a British themed brunch which was hosted by the Classic Car Club of Ceylon and Land Rover.

Land Rover made a mark on the event by having a vintage Series 1 Defender as the lead vehicle, which his Excellency John Rankin, the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, was travelling in as the Guest of Honour. Land Rover also displayed its latest range of high-end vehicles at the event ranging from the Range Rover Sport, to the ever-popular Evoque.

“Land Rover has always been a major part of the British motor industry. We are very happy to be a part of this event as it gives us the opportunity to showcase our most modern products, against the backdrop of the best cars Britain ever made. We thank the Classic Car Club of Ceylon for this annual event, as it is a truly great initiative that brings many vehicle enthusiasts together. ‘British Car Day’ has become increasingly popular over the years and the Land Rover team will continue to support the event in the future,” said Sheran Fernando, Managing Director, SML Frontier Automotive.

Every classic British marque was represented at the event including Jaguar, Aston Martin, Triumph, Lotus, MG, Morgan and Rolls Royce. The camaraderie at the event was clear to see, with everyone in attendance sharing their passion for all things British and catching up with old friends. The Classic Car Club of Ceylon and Land Rover brought this wonderful event to life with an impressive turnout of man and machine.