Like last year we had a good day the 25th of January. We met at Rampath Hotel in Galle Fort where we had our tea before driving in convoy to Classic Cars in Pinnaduwa. Around 20 cars with around 80 people participated.

Also this year I was impressed by the efficiency of our police escort. Without them it would not be possible to go in convoy through the traffic in Galle. It is a pleasure to drive in convoy when we can relax and just follow the escort.

Shortly after our arrival to Classic Cars, and when the engine was still hot, I showed how to decarbonise an engine by pouring water into the carburettor. There are more about this in an article and on the rally video.

Exide sent their service vehicle with two battery specialists who offered a free check of the batteries. Many took the opportunity to find out how good their battery was. They started in Galle Fort and did the last checking at Classic Cars. Thank you Exide for your free service.

We had some good hours showing around in the company and discussing our cars. As usual I learnt something. It is interesting to see all the creative solutions for various problems. It is interesting to see the customising and modernising carried out on a Morris Minor. I am glad that my Morris Minors in Denmark is original and easy to work on and maintain, but I understand that in Sri Lanka the Morris Minor Owner must find a not so correct solution to a problem because not all spare parts is available. Hopefully we will be able to make more parts available in Classic Cars in the near future.


Exide Battmobile.


A big red “Morris Minor”. Mr. Windsor’s Morris Oxford survived the Tsunami and is running well again.


A transplant of a Japanese engine and suspension – and may be more?


Like last year we filmed the event and the two part video is available on YouTube.

Thank you for a good day. See you again in January 2010.

Best regards
Anton -
June 2009