Classics set for Mandeville

Observer senior writer

Friday, March 22, 2019

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The Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will make its annual trek to the cool hills of Mandeville, Manchester, on Sunday. For members in Kingston, the meeting point will be at Sovereign on the Boulevard in St Andrew at 10:00 am.

“It is one of the most anticipated events of the year and it is loved by all members. It is usually a great event and highlights the best the club has to offer,” Shane Angus, JCCC president, told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine.

Angus expects the turnout to be a good one.

“Mandeville is usually one of our best outings and we expect to see cars from the 20s and 30s, in excellent condition, on display. We hope to get cars from all eras to satisfy the public. It will be a fun filled event and great togetherness for members.”

The JCCC head cites several main reasons for why the Manchester trek is a popular for classic car club members and the public.

“Mandeville serves as a meeting point for others from surrounding parish to come out and take part at least once per year.”

The other reasons are that many members enjoy the trip itself and the destination.

Mandeville is home to super-classic car collector Victor Dixon. Dixon's collection is rather extensive.

“Right now we're working on taking out this 1957 Austin that we haven't shown in over four years,” Dixon told Auto.

Dixon has been collecting for two decades now and has amassed a sizeable collection.

He said he fell in love with classics through his grandfather.

“These cars are from a simpler time, and I love restoring them. There's something about the smell of the interior of a classic car; the leather, the wood, that just can't be replicated in a modern vehicle,” he explained.

He also thinks the culture in Mandeville, with its cool laid back vibe, is why it's so welcoming to classics.

“Mandeville is second to Kingston in terms of classic cars and they have some of the best examples in the country,” Angus added.

Last month Angus led the club to another calendar outing for the club, the Ocho Rios Orchid Show at Grizzly's Plantation Cove, Priory, St Ann.

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