The picturesque lakeside town of Morges near Lausanne is the annual setting for one of Europe's biggest meetings of classic British cars. More than 1,000 models from the British Isles will be bumper to bumper on the town quayside.This content was published on October 4, 2001 - 08:21
Old Austins and Rolls-Royces, racing Jaguars from the 1960s and Bentleys will motor into Morges to take part in the "10th Classic British Car Meeting" on October 6.
The organiser of the event, Keith Wynn, describes classic British cars as "one of the isle's most formidable exports, as witnessed by the large number of them seen on the roads and byways throughout Europe".
Entrance to the event is free of charge and all drivers will receive a souvenir prize.
The 700-year-old town of Morges, with its cobblestone streets and alleys, is also worth discovering. Artful wrought iron signs created by a local blacksmith hang from most shop fronts. The regular Saturday market in the old town will coincide with the car event.
The town has a renowned museum of historical figurines and the Alexis Forel Museum, showcasing furnishings dating back to the 15th century and temporary art exhibitions.
If the day is clear, visitors to the car meeting are advised to pull themselves away from the gleaming hubcaps and polished fenders for a moment to catch a glimpse of Mont Blanc rising up in the distance. The Morges quayside is one of the few locations on Lake Geneva affording such a splendid view.
The car event gets underway at 10am and ends at 5pm.
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