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Old Skool Car Show a family affair

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Dr. Gilbert Allen, former custos of Mandeville's prized Thunderbird.
Visitors viewing the long line-up of antique VW Bugs on show.
Victor Dixon's 1951 MG TD was one of the classics on display at Old Skool Car Show.
Promoter of Mandeville's Old Skool Car Show Victor Dixon showcases his XKE 1973 Jaguar.

The cool town of Mandeville came alive on Sunday, March 25 with the staging of the second annual Old Skool Car Show which was held at the beautiful Brooks Park Recreation Centre.

The event which was staged by Mandeville businessman Victor Dixon turned out to be a wonderful family affair. It had Mandeville's elite turning out as well as antique car lovers from right across Jamaica.

On display was an enviable collection of antique cars, some dating way back to the 1920s. Included in the collection were Dixon's red 1951 MG TD and his grey 1973 Jaguar, which both had heads turning.

There were also cars from members of the Jamaica Antique Cars Association which included a 1926 Chevrolet.

Former custos of Manchester, Dr Gilbert Allen's red Thunderbird proved to be one of the hits on the day.

Dixon was pleased with the success of the event, "Last year we were just feeling out the waters, we are pleased with what we are seeing today," Dixon said. "To get many persons out to view old cars is always a success. We are expecting it to be even bigger next year."

Cars aside, there was an array of scrumptious food for the taking as well as a popular bar that was kept busy throughout the event.

The crowd was also kept well entertained with some good music from Mandeville's own, DJ 47 and DJ Don Hype.

Photos by Dave Lindo