Henry Austin founded the Austin Motor Company in 1905. His first factory was at a town called Longbridge outside Birmingham. Prior to that he had been involved in the manufacture of motor cars under the Wolseley Brand. He had already built four cars before the turn of the century.Kerrie en Rys Stalletjie
The Company, with funding from Austin and a friend Frank Kayser and Harvey du Cros of Dunlop Tyres famequickly developed a reputation of making high quality Luxury Vehicles. Austin Motor Company flourished during World War I supplying various military equipment including trucks, weaponry and other vehicles.
The Austin 7 was manufactured, under license, and with minor design changes by some other famous and not so famous names. – BMW sold it as a Dixi, Datsun sold it under license, The American Austin Company built the Austin for 4 years as Austin and under the “Bantam” banner sometime later. A French Company called Rosengart also built more than one type of car based on an Austin model of one sort or another.
In 1952 the Austin Motor Company was amalgamated with Morris Motors Limited in a new company called British Motor Corporation (BMC) Both the Morris and Austin brands maintained their own identity until the Austin name disappeared in 1987.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.2019 – Competition Classes
2019 Show – Enter Your Vehicle
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG tot ‘n kompeterende klas, moet voertuie vir die eerste keer in 1999 of vroeër gebou of geregistreer word. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises if Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.
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1907 Austin – Mark Brown from Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada
1926 Austin 7 Box Saloon – Malcolm Asquith
1936 Austin Mayfair 20 – Jon'
1946 Austin 12 – Charles 01
1956 Austin A35 Panel van – Malcolma on en.wikipedia
1963 Austin Mini Cooper S – Writegeist