History & register of the Austin Eight

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Celebrating 80 years of the Austin 8

International Rally

22-23 June 2019, Worcestershire

The 80th anniversary rally is history now.

The 80th anniversary international rally is history now, we had a great weekend, soon you will find a summary in this section which will give a good impression about the successful event.

Information 8@80 event.

The Austin 8 was launched in February 1939 and we are celebrating its 80th birthday with a week-end programme of social activities, expecting at least 20 of these characterful little cars to come from around the UK and abroad, including; Saloons, Tourers, vans and we hope the unique Woody Estate from Germany.

A line-up of Austin Eights, these cars are the Austin 8 registry cars.

The event is being jointly organised by Hermann Egges, who runs the Austin 8 Register, and Robin Wilson, who has been restoring his 1939 Austin 8 tourer on and off since he rescued it in 1974. He has arranged this event to make sure he finally finishes it by June. Is 45 years a world record for the longest-running restoration project of an Austin car?

Robin Wilson in his 1939 Austin 8 Tourer, 1989 when it last run 30 years ago

Robin and his car and family in a remake of the photo of 30 years ago. Well done Robin.

Thanks to a contribution from the ACCC towards event costs, the entry fee is only £20 per car and this includes buffet lunch on the Saturday, rally plaques, routes and show area places on both days, and a special Commemorative Brochure to mark 80 years of this car and featuring profiles of some of the most interesting surviving cars.