19th Annual Williamsburg British & European Car Show – Event Report

The Williamsburg British Car Club held it 19th annual British and European Car Show on April 14, 2018. It was a beautiful, 80 degree spring day with a constant breeze. This year our featured marque was the Daimler since The Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club of North America was celebrating their 40th anniversary in Williamsburg.

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This year’s show was held at the Shops at High Street which provided a large paved area for the cars and an ample grassy area adjacent to the field. This was a particularly nice venue for the owners of yellow cars who are constantly plagued by bugs on grassy fields.  Six restaurants are within easy walking distance and were extremely generous allowing the use of all of their facilities.

We hosted 21 classes with 155  beautifully restored and maintained cars. Best in show was awarded to the 1952 Daimler Drophead by Hooper. It was #4 of 6 made, with the #1 car built for King George VI of England. Everything from  Mini’s to Bentleys and Porsche’s to Alpha’s were represented with Jaguar, Triumph, and Morgan having the largest classes.

Above is just a small sampling of photos of the cars. You can check out the full photo gallery and list of winners here.

Everything went smoothly and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. Each year we hold a 50/50 raffle with one half going to our raffle winner and the other half added to our charitable contribution. This year our chosen charity was FISH, a group dedicated to feeding the needy. The 50/50 winner received $250

We hope next year’s show will be even bigger and better. Hope to see you there!

Note: This event report was submitted by Roy Gavilan of the Williamsburg British Car Club.



  1. It was a wonderful, well organized show and we Daimler owners give special thanks for letting us partner with the WBCC.

  2. A little tid bit of info you might include for future events. Please add VA to Williamsburg since there is also one in Ohio, New York and possibility many other states. Unless it was not Virginia. This article does not have VA in it anywhere. I had to look at other sites to find the state. Looked like a great turnout.

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