Everything from Land Rovers to Lotii came out of the LA woodwork and parked on the lawn at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California, Sunday — over 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from Jolly Old.
“God Save Her Majesty,” we said to whomever would listen as we strolled about the show. “The sun never sets on the British Empire!”
It sets on Lucas electrics, of course, and we heard from at least one friend whose Lotus made it to within a mile of the park before, as they say, dying. It went home on a flatbed without ever making the show. How many sad stories were there Sunday morning? We shant know. Of that particular Lotus, Shakespeare may have forseen when he wrote, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage …”