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More car owners restoring classics

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, heatherlyn@nationnews.com

Added 31 August 2015

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Katherine Tafari examining one of only two Morris Minor Traveller Woody Wagons on the island. This one is from 1971. (Pictures by Basil Griffith.)

OWNERS ARE BREATHING NEW LIFE into their cars from the 1970s and the 1980s, so much so that replacement parts are much sought-after commodities.

And yesterday, members of a fledgling car enthusiast group, Retro Classic Cars Barbados, brought out their newer classic cars and parked them at main sponsor Carter’s Pit Stop, in Wildey – that is, after taking them back home to re-detail them after encountering wet roads.

Club secretary David Browne said that since the formation of the club he had witnessed more and more people restoring their decades-old vehicles.

“They are spending more time with their cars and loving them more, which makes our hearts feel great,” he told the DAILY NATION.

But Browne admitted that restoration was not always easy.

“Finding some parts in Barbados is proving a challenge. A lot of people are having to bring parts out of Trinidad, out of the UK and even from Japan,” he noted.

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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