The winning entries in Shannons First Car competition revealed some fascinating insights and very detailed recollections of the owner's first car and or bike, together with the vehicle's history the stories behind its acquisition and in some cases life after.
The winner of the Best First Car competition was aczfam and the story of his first car a 1965 MGB. aczfam’s story is one that would resonate with many enthusiasts, originally aspiring to buy a Healy or TR4, but the heavy hand of his father's influence dictated that he buy an MGB. Still under his ownership today the MGB now boasts 230,000 miles on the clock and is a family favourite that is part of his families history.
The category winners are:
‘American' – a 1956 Packard Patrician by mrnoodles
‘Asian’ a 1985 Nissan Pulser ET Turbo by tonycoz
‘Australian’ a 1975 Ford Cortina by jfloyd
‘Bike' a 1972 Honda CB 450 by GarrySyl
‘European’ a 1956 Morris by attic
The winners share in $3,500 worth of fuel vouchers, $1,000 to the Best First Car and $500 for each of the Category winners, there are some great story-tellers out there and after their win some very happy ones too.
Thanks for sharing so many great recollections of what made your first car & bike so special.
If you haven't had a chance to see all the winners - view them here.