Miles and Miles of Smiles 🙂
Even for me – who’s not really a car enthusiast!
The combination of a huge array of well loved, pampered brightly coloured cars in all shapes and sizes (with doting owners to match!), ‘Elvis’ and his chicks playing in the bandstand, busy market stalls and people enjoying a sunday afternoon on the cobbled streets of Horsham – browsing, sitting at cafes or watching the bandstand show, couldn’t fail to bring a huge smile to anyone’s face.
And all in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. A local, and very well supported hospice; many events are organised throughout the year to raise funds, and this weekend’s Americarna was an example of how well supported, imaginative, and meticulously organised those events are.
Apparently around 400 cars, vintage bikes and other vehicles were expected for this year’s event – the third to be held; each year’s seems to get bigger and better. As so often the case with Horsham events, the whole day was enriched with bands playing in the bandstand throughout the day – their music being piped all over the central Horsham area, to everyone’s delight. The finale was a stream of vintage American Police Cars skirting the ring road, sirens and lights blazing – a wonderful sight, and again, one that could not fail to bring a smile, even on what was, underneath all the fun, a drizzly grey Sunday 🙂
If you’ve been to Cuba, you may, like me, get a feeling of Deja Vu… Havana in Horsham (just ignore the weather!)