Friday 2nd November 2012
While I was at work today, my husband went to "work" and took some photos for me, and it was work that he thoroughly enjoyed, and of course someone has to do it. The event that inspired him to get up early and head into Adelaide was the Climb to the Eagle, which is a rather relaxed drive up to the "Eagle", organised by the Sporting Car Club of SA and was originally a fringe event of the Adelaide Grand Prix, but was so popular that it is now an annual event. Its not quite Monaco, but its pretty good here in Adelaide and to see some lovely cars, both old and not so old, is always great.
The weather here in Adelaide is another mild spring day, a bit overcast, but perfect for wandering around Victoria Park viewing some rare and interesting cars before they set off for the climb.
The "Eagle" is about 10 km from the centre of Adelaide and used to be a popular hotel known as the Eagle on the Hill, but the hotel was bypassed years ago when the new South Eastern Freeway was built. The hotel was originally owned in the 1850's by a Mr Anderson who had an eagle perched on a pole in the front of the hotel and so the name of the hotel remained and the area is still known as The Eagle on the Hill.
|An interesting and varied line up on the starting line|
|The starting line|
|Alan Baker's E-type Jag|
|Porsche on the starting line|
|Glen Dix waves off the cars|
Glen Dix was there to wave the flag on the grid. Glen is an Adelaide Icon, and everyone loves to see him wave his chequered flag.
Aston Martin DBR2
|The cars line up waiting for the flag|
Jag C type replica engine