IT was love at first sight for Trevor Leslie.
Ever since his eyes laid on a Jaguar when he was a child, the Baulkham Hills resident has always wanted a Jaguar vehicle.
Mr Leslie has owned Jaguars for 30 years, and will showcase his prized Jaguar XR8 at this Sunday’s Orange Blossom Classic Car and Bike Display at Castle Hill Showground.
He and many other car and bike enthusiasts will showcase their vehicles to share their passion, or take people on a trip down memory lane with some older vehicles on display.
“I have had a Jaguar for most of my life,” Mr Leslie said.
“I remember falling in love with Jaguars when I was a kid during the 1960s. I was in awe of the style of the car and loved the smell of the leather.
“I have two Jaguars, and the one I will be displaying is one that I’ve had for several years.”
Mr Leslie, who has helped organise this weekend’s event, is looking forward to seeing children develop a passion for cars.
“I have been involved in this event for the past eight or nine years, and I enjoy seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces,” the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia member said.
“As soon as you pull up anywhere, people are happy to come over and have a chat about the car.
“It is a good opportunity to see cars of yesteryear. I love seeing grandparents talking to their grandchildren and telling them about the cars they grew up with.
“Because it is part of the Orange Blossom Festival (OBF), there will be food, rides, markets and other activities, so it will be a fun day for all.”
The car and bike display will be on Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
There will be more events this weekend as part of OBF. The Orange Blossom Festival art and photography awards will be exhibited, at the Castle Hill Showground.
The art awards is from from Friday to Sunday in the Harvey Lowe Pavilion, while the photography awards is on Saturday and Sunday in Federation Pavilion. Baulkham Hills Art Society will hold its OBF art show on September 23 and 24 from 10am to 4pm at Glenhaven Community Centre.
- Details: orangeblossomfestival.com.au.