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Classics by the Beach: Sunday the 4th of February, 2018

Classics by the Beach when too many magnificent classic, exotic and historic cars are barely enough!  And this month's installment, held on a mild, sunny summer's day, was no exception.

UMPH tries very, very hard not to have favourites.  But, if he did, either of Philip Blake's awesome rear-engined Fiat Abarth replicas would be right up there amongst them!  

It was a toss-up as to whose car would lead this post but, when it came down to it, the striking yellow livery of the Fiat won out.  There are, however, a trio of other cars - a lovely Mercedes coupe, a Ford GT40 replica and a genuine E30 M Series BMW- that will feature quite heavily, too (it's reasonable to say that these vehicles are actually better for not being bright yellow, as you will see!).

The car shown here is Phil's Targa class- and Platinum Trophy-winning 600 that, as can be seen above, was campaigned in Tasmania's - if not Australia's and arguably the southern hemisphere's - best tarmac …