The Festival of the Unexceptional was held this Saturday and celebrated all cars forgotten, all cars that were never loved, all cars that people that just wanted to get from A-B didn’t even drive.
Fed up of car shows full of unobtainable million-pound Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Astons? Celebrate the normal cars instead: praise the Princess, glorify the Granada, applaud the Allegro and cheer the Chevette! This festival salutes the best examples of the most ordinary cars of late 1960s through to mid-1980s Britain.
Angus Forsyth, managing director of insurer Hagerty, which organises the event, said: “The Festival is a great opportunity to remember the seldom celebrated cars that were once so common. Don’t let their boxy appearances fool you - some of these mass-produced motors are now rarer than the supercars of the time.”
Each year the event is free to attend. To add to the nostalgia, the organisers get visitors to bring a period-style picnic – there is even be an award for the most Unexceptional spread of Sixties and Seventies nibbles.
Hilarious and fantastic event.