22 November 2012

Miss Daisy drives to the NEC...

In September 2012, Miss Daisy was invited to be a guest at the National Classic Car Show at the NEC Birmingham, which was due to take place between the 16th and 19th November. The theme of this year's show was "A Car's Story" and it couldn't have been a better opportunity for Miss Daisy to promote her books. However, for the first time in twenty years, she had to be hauled onto a trailer to complete the 250 mile journey from Pembrokeshire.

"If I'd driven her," said author Pam Hunt, "she would have arrived in a filthy condition. It was a no-brainer." Miss Daisy joined another 11 Austin Sevens, all who had stories to tell. One had driven from Buenos Aires to New York in 1959, while another had done Route 66 in 1968. There was also an Austin Seven Racing car capable of speeds in excess of 100mph and a winner in its class at Le Mans in the 1930s. The stand the cars were on was supplied by the Pre War Austin Seven Club, the oldest and by far the largest Austin Seven Club in the UK with over 1,000 member cars.

"It was an excellent show," said Pam. Miss Daisy attracted a lot of interest and we managed to sell lots of books."

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