Saturday was our British Car Club’s annual show, Autumn In The Mountains. There were close to 250 cars on the show field! British and other European cars were shown on a beautiful day with the temperature in the mid-70s (around 23ºC) and partly cloudy skies. My Sweet Babboo was there early working to park the cars, and I arrived a bit later in the morning to see the show. The show was spread out over a huge field, so we did a lot of walking. It was almost impossible to vote for cars to win in their categories as they were all marvelous.
The featured marque this year was MGs, and there were a lot! The front of the show had examples of early and late Spitfires so spectators could compare.
These were also at the front to show the difference in the bumpers – rubber versus chrome. Look behind the MGs, there is a wood panel Morris Minor Traveler pulling a vintage wooden boat.
An amazing display was set up to show the history of the marque. Club member John Rachow brought manuals, information, old ads, artwork and more for spectators to see.
I like the lines of the T-series MGs.
Only a few MINIs came, we need to get our MINI clubs to come next year.
A few of the cars were right hand drive.
Over in the exotic categories, it was amazing to see four McLarens all at once!
These are modern Lotus cars.
The bright yellow one really grabs attention, doesn’t it?
In the Italian car category, a red Lamborghini sits next to a gorgeous blue Alfa Romeo Guilietta.
German cars were the largest European non-British category, with over 30 Porsches taking up more than two rows. These are the water cooled Caymans.
Porsche air-cooled engines had their own section. These guys call themselves the Air Brigade.
Back to British, Jaguars came in lots of colors and styles.
Both modern and classic Jaguars were at the show.
I really liked this green Jaguar, it is rare to see a hard top on one of these and the black made an interesting combination with the green. The red wall tires are classic, introduced in the 1960s.
Another row had all Austin Healeys.
I took a picnic so we could have lunch with friends under their popup tent, making Chicken Apple Salad wraps. I added some bacon to the mixture too, because everything is better with bacon, and used a spinach tortilla. The recipe is essentially my Ham Apple Salad recipe, just substitute canned chicken for the ham and add some crumbled cooked bacon. Thankfully, I do not have a lot on the schedule beyond lunch with friends today, and a couple of pickleball sessions. Looking forward to getting some sewing done this week! But I also need to clean up the veranda, repot some plants, and do some Autumn Decorating. Then, it is on to Autumn Jubilee!