The Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay provided a dramatic backdrop to a display of around 60 vintage and classic cars on August 10th. The event, which was expected to take place between noon and 4pm, was intended to include classic motor boats in the bay but I saw little evidence of these during the first hour. The weather was blustery with a constant threat of showers and the water in the bay was choppy, not very inviting conditions for potential exhibitors. Perhaps this also explained the modest numbers of cars present where double that number could have been accommodated easily.
I must admit that where boats are concerned, my interest has always been with sail rather than motor, so on this occasion I concentrated on the cars. It was disappointing to note that no information about the cars was displayed on several of them. If old car enthusiasts hope to encourage new recruits from among young people in particular then they must be willing to display information explaining what the car is and what is significant about it. This small niggle apart, it was an impressive display in terms of quality and variety and it certainly made my journey worthwhile.