Mini Coopers Featured at the British Car Show

Mini Coopers were the featured marque at Saturday’s car show put on by the Southeastern British Motorcar Owners Club at Furman University in Greenville, SC.  We’ve done this show before with previously owned British cars, and I did a Perfect Picnic post from there with my Farmer’s Market Quilt.  You can see the Scottish games on that post too, which is part of this show. The day began with us getting our cars parked in our classes, then the salute to our troops and Memorial Day weekend remembrance began with a fly over.  Thank you to Dirk Hardtmann, a fellow Mini Cooper owner, for the fabulous photos of the planes.

The planes flew over us with color in the contrails, then came back over again.  As that fly over began, one broke off to form the Missing Man formation.

This year we joined friends from Upstate Minis with our roadster.  The heat was not as brutal as I expected, in the mid 90s by the afternoon but not humid and there was a nice breeze all day. We did have a reasonably cool morning, and were parked under the trees for shade. The grass lawn helped to mitigate the heat too. I was good, not doing any real walking at the show. DH took a folding stool and a pillow so I could prop my knee up and sit most of the day.  That’s me on the right below. Yes, I promise I spent the majority of the day in that chair, chatting with friends old and new, and reading a book.

SBMOC Car Show at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Our Mini was placed under the trees with the top down in the roadster class, the middle car in this picture.

SBMOC Car Show at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

We took a picnic lunch of sandwiches and chips, along with lots of water.  DH went off to see the cars with the guys, and vote on their choices for awards in each class.  The cars were British of all makes and models.  All the cars were parked along the edge of the tree lined mall.

SBMOC Car Show at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

But, I stayed near our car, so I didn’t get a lot of photos of all the other types of cars.  That Spitfire decorated Mini belongs to Upstate buddy Jeff Goodman.  He won first place in the Roadster class.  DH was very surprised to get an award in a tie for third.

SBMOC Car Show at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The four door Mini Coopers class had a few cars.  The one in the middle is owned by Danielle Phillips, a very young lady who ended up getting first place in her class.

SBMOC Car Show at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Classic Minis were Class number 1.  The cream color one is named Winston, owned by Rosalyn Weston, and took second place in class.

SBMOC Car Show at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

It was a really fun way to spend the day, and this has to be the best venue for a car show in the area.  Eight members of the Upstate Mini Club won awards.  All in all a lovely day, with lots of laughter and getting to know new friends.

SBMOC Car Show at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

We honor our fallen heroes today.  To those who have passed, and those still with us, Thank You for your service!  Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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What did you do for fun this weekend?

9 thoughts on “Mini Coopers Featured at the British Car Show

  1. Hi Carole! It looks like it was a fabulously fun day. Nice sunshine to enjoy and for those times when you needed a break from it, nice shade as well. Happy Memorial Day to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Sharon Vrooman

    These are so awesome to see – we have car shows in our area but they are more vintage or roadster shows. Looks like a lovely spot for a grand day.

  3. Looks like a fun day! I’m sorry your knee kept you from moving around much, but it sounds like you enjoyed yourself anyway. We had a family graduation party to go to, and enjoyed spending time there with our nephew and his graduate. Happy Memorial Day, Carole!

  4. We enjoyed the sunshine! I thinned the turnips and we gave the spinach a haircut-8 gallon sized ziploc bags went into the freezer for use in soups, quiches, etc. so rest is for salads all summer long. 😊. DH worked on wood projects for the garden, which cleared out lots of boards he had covered in the back yard. It was wonderful to be outdoors without a coat, did us both a world of good!

  5. dezertsuz

    What a great day that sounds, and thanks for the pictures of the cars. I prepped and started quilting a baby quilt for a friend. Her daughter is two months old on June 5, so I thought I might finish it in time this week. =)

  6. Jane

    Our son was an F1 fan at a young age and is still a fan. We dug out a photo album from one of our 1985 trip to the Detroit F1 Grand Prix. He wanted photos of Niki Lauda and his car. I told our son I would never have expected to hear of Niki’s death via a quilt blog!

  7. It looks like a great day at your British Motorcar Owners Club meet and congratulations on your third place win. We spent that weekend in Mt. Dora Florida at a Porsche Owners Club meet. It is always fun to meet new people at an event like that.

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