HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Kernewek Lowender 2001
Report by Brian Vogt
HILLMAN CAR CLUB
OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC


Kernewek Lowender is a Cornish festival in the "Copper Coast" (formerly "Copper Triangle") towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo at the top of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.
This biennial event comemorates the Cornish copper miners of the 1850s.  There are dozens of events spanning an entire week, although the main ones are scheduled for the final 2 days (a weekend), when most people attend.  Of special interest to us on Sunday is the Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles over a thousand veteran, vintage and classic vehicles travelling between the various towns on a journey of more than an hour.  Some participants get involved in the whole festival; others make a special journey from Adelaide (and other places) for this event.

The start line several columns of cars and motorcycles, hundreds of metres long.

A few of the very interesting machines to view at close range.
The Ariel Square Four (left) was a classy motorcycle in the 1950s.

A few of our club members enjoyed a picnic on Kadina Oval at the finish.  Their cars (from left)
1967 Imp, Minx series IIIC ADL, Minx series VI.

When these were new around 1971, I dreamed of owning one.
Still very nice looking, but their road holding wasn't as good as mid-1960s Hillmans.  These days, if I want to go fast, I just get on the motorcycle.


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