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HEN'S TEETH: There will be some rare and special vehicles popping into Young on Sunday for a visit. Photo: John Keighley.
HEN'S TEETH: There will be some rare and special vehicles popping into Young on Sunday for a visit. Photo: John Keighley.

The Bristol Owners Club of Australia (BOCA) will be holding its South West Slopes Rally in Young, Binalong, Coolamon, Temora and Cowra between October 27 and 29.

Locals are invited to join in the fun by checking out some unique and beautiful classic motorcars when they are on display in Young this Sunday morning.

The vehicles will be on Lovell Street in Young on Sunday October 29 after visiting Binalong, Coolamon and Temora.

After their visit in Young they will be travelling to Cowra via Greenthorpe and then back to Young via Boorowa, allowing the motoring enthusiasts to really get a feel and taste of the Hilltops and surrounding regions. 

On the Friday the group will be at the Binalong Motor Museum from 4pm where they will take a look around at all of the exhibits and locals can come and take a look at the Bristol vehicles.

On the Saturday they will start their day in Coolamon visiting museums and the cheese factory and no doubt impressing many locals with their vehicles before the group drives on to stop off at Temora Aviation Museum’s Da Vinci Machines exhibition and the warbirds hangar.

Sunday October 29 the cars will be on display at the Young Railway Station carpark from 9.30 am.

Organiser John Keighley said Young residents and even those further afield should take this opportunity to see the group of unique cars all in one spot.

The group will then travel to Greenthorpe, Cowra and Young, exploring the locally iconic Iandra Castle and gardens before continuing their drive to Cowra where they will visit and soak up the sights at the Japanese Garden for lunch before they return to Young via Boorowa.

The first Bristol motor vehicle was the model 400 which was built in 1946 by The Bristol Aeroplane Company who obtained rights to pre-war BMW car and engine designs as reparation from World War II.

Bristol vehicles are few and far between across the country so the chance to see a rare model 402 or 404 would be a great opportunity for any local car lover.