Event Recap – Charleston British Car Day 2017

British Car Day 2017 in Charleston, SC, was held at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park. Nearly 100 cars were in attendance, and a great time was had by all. The club was founded in 1983 and this was the 33rd annual British Car Day, and it won’t be the last.

Thanks to Dave Rosato of the British Car Club for this aerial footage.

Vehicles represented at the show ranged from a 1952 Austin Champ (a period competitor to the Land Rover) to modern Aston Martins, Jaguars, and Lotus. Best of Show was taken by a both beautiful and delightful Morris Minor Traveller with accompanying surfboard and trailer.

Just British is proud to have once again been a sponsor of this show. Additionally, for the second year, we presented the Just British Founders Choice Award. Last year the award went to Gene Gillenwater, the second member and co-founder of the British Car Club of Charleston. This year the Founders Choice Award went to Jack and Diane Lambert. Both Jack and Diane and separately been president of the club. What’s more, as the plaque says, they have exemplified the spirit of the club and honored the anchors of the club – camaraderie, cars, and community.

Jack and Diane Lambert being presenting the British Car Club of Charleston Founders Choice Award by Just British's Michael Carnell
Jack and Diane Lambert being presenting the British Car Club of Charleston Founders Choice Award by Just British’s Michael Carnell

The photos below were taken by Liz Kauffman (the good ones) and by me (the bad ones).

For more information on the show, the Club, and to make plans to attend next year’s event check out the website of The British Car Club of Charleston.

Charleston British Car Day Sponsors


Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.


    • We have seen a couple of shows do drone footage of the field. Think it is a great way to get an overview of these events.

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