Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group

"Over £19M of British Classic Vehicles line-up at Buckingham Palace to help celebrate the 90th birthday of HM The Queen

"On Saturday October 15, 2016 British classic vehicles with combined valuations of £19,033,150 lined up on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to help commemorate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty. They were inspected, on her behalf, by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

"Each of the ninety vehicles was manufactured in a specific year of her life, and represented that year.   The first was a 1926 'Bullnose' Morris Oxford Tourer, the last an impressive 2016 Ford Focus RS.   Among the many other superb machines on display, in possibly the best-ever gathering of British vehicles, was a 1948 Jaguar XK120 - the most famous competition Jaguar of all time, reg. no. NUB 120; a 1952 AEC Regent 111 - a London double-decker bus which completed a 12,000 mile tour of the USA and Canada in 1952 as a promotion for British goods and tourism; a 1959 Morris Mini-Minor - the first-ever Mini off the production line; the fantastic hybrid McLaren P.1. and the beautiful 2016 Jaguar F-PACE.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent inspecting W Bro Peter Manning's Morgan Plus 8 with Mrs Jayne Manning
HRH Prince Michael of Kent inspecting W Bro Peter Manning's Morgan Plus 8 with Mrs Jayne Manning
HRH Prince Michael of Kent with Brothers Ben and Oli Manning
HRH Prince Michael of Kent with Brothers Ben and Oli Manning

Assistannt Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Peter Manning,in his 2003 Morgan Plus 8, and his two sons Brothers Ben & Oli, in Peter's Aston Martin, were part of these 90 vehicles.

"The line-up included three London Taxis, four sports-racing cars, three police cars, as well as various models of Aston Martin, Austin Healey, Bentley, BSA, Caterham, Cooper, Daimler, DeLorean, Ford, Jaguar, Jensen, Lea-Francis, Lotus, McLaren, MG, Morgan, Morris, Noble, Riley, Rolls Royce, Rover, Triumph, TVR, Vauxhall, Windsor and Wolseley.

"The line-up was made possible by the goodwill and enthusiasm of all the owners who travelled from all over the UK - and three from Europe - to be present.

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