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Classic Car worlds answer to Dismaland is The Festival of the Unexceptional

Festival of the Unexceptional

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.

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