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MIDLANDS ITALIAN CAR DAY - MITCAR, Elvaston Castle, 5 August 2012


After months of torrential downpours, MITCAR was at serious risk of cancellation this year.  Our planned display area on the venue’s extensive show ground being literally under water!   Kindly, with less that two weeks to go, Elvaston Castle’s owners (Derby CC) allowed us to use half of the public parking area so we could go ahead, though naturally with some compromises.


On the day, though the weather forecast was mighty grim, quite  amazingly it stayed virtually dry throughout and we were delighted that we could accommodate just over 200 Italian cars, including around 120 Alfa Romeos, in our restricted hard standing space plus the grass overflow area.


As you will see in the photos, we had a terrific range of cars present again, including some Ferraris and two Lamborghinis and several wonderful Classics, though understandably things were down on previous years.


These were the main awards:


* Camshaft Trophy for Car of the Day  - Mark Lightfoot - Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
* Organisers' Choice -  Clifford Groom - Lancia Beta Spider
* Expert's Choice (Nick Wright) - Steve Ball -  Alfa SZ
* Rarity Award - Bob Woodward - Fiat 850
* Special Award - Nigel Raynor - Alfa 156 GTA



Huge thanks to the East Midlands Section members for the marshalling duties on the day, without whom we could not have gone ahead - and of course to everyone who came along to make it so enjoyable.   Here’s to MITCAR 2013!!   John G & Bryan A.

Photos by John Griffiths

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