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The Amazing Classic Cars That Graced The 2018 Independence Drive Event (PHOTOS)






Sequel to our previous post on 2018 Independence Day Drive Will Feature Cars That Once Ruled Our Nigerian Roads, we bring you the updates from the events.

We informed you earlier that the event is not the type that any car enthusiast would love to miss. True to our prediction, the event turned out to be awesome. The event has come and gone;  it leaves quite an interesting memories of fun drive.

The 2018 independence Drive was organized by The Classic Car Club of Nigeria. It was done in partnership with GRILLS2GRILSS. It took place on 1st October, 2018.

The Independence drive kicked off from Bay Lounge in Lekki around 12 noon. All the classic cars that graced the event converged at the Lounge and several people walked around them in admiration.

As stated earlier, the drive took some specific routes through the city of Lagos.

This was how it went down;

Bay Lounge –> Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge –> Bourdillon –> Kingsway Road –> Akin Adesola –> Eko Hotel –> Palms –> Ozumba –> Bonny Camp –> Eko Bridge –> Ikorodu Road –> Maryland –> Opebi –> Allen –> Shoprite Ikeja –> 3rd Mainland –> Falomo –> Ozumba –> Lekki –> Phase 1.

See some of the amazing classic cars that came for the 2018 independence drive.


1977 MG MIDGET 1500:

The MG Midget is a two-seater car that was produced by MG from 1961 to 1979.

To meet US Federal regulations, large black plastic bumpers (usually called rubber bumpers, despite not actually being rubber) were added to the front and rear and the ride height was increase. Increased output combined with taller gear rations resulted in faster acceleration (0-60 in 12 seconds compared to 13 for the 1275 cc version) and top speed of over 100 mph.



The Morris Minor is a British car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, 20th September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series: the MM (1948), the Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series (1956).

At the onset, the cars were only available as two door saloons and tourers (convertibles) but the car’s range was expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950. A wood-framed estate (the Traveller), was added from October 1953 and panel van and pick up truck variants from May 1953.



Popularly known as Ijapa (Tortoise) here in Nigeria, the Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most desired vehicle in its time. The production of the VW Beetle spanned from 1938-2018 and a total of 21,529,464 were already built as at 2003.

Tiger Avon:

This is a lifestyle car from Tiger Racing which can be fitted with a number of easily available engine options.




The 1966 Ford Mustang is one of the most popular Mustang in the history of the Ford Mustang. It is in the first generation of Ford Mustang. The popularity of this Ford Mustang gave it much significance in the classic era.





More Pictures from the event




Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.


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