This just in from Eric Gibeaut on the Columbia British Classics X show this past weekend and all the Sunbeams in attendance. Unfortunately, I fell ill and was unable to attend, but I have been told the weather turned out beautiful and it was a great show.
As at previous events, Sunbeam owners from 5 different states – including Ohio and Florida- got together a few days before the show to drive their cars and socialize in the host hotel’s hospitality suite – which also had a swap meet area that had many rare and interesting parts for sale. The plan was for everyone to participate in the group drive around Lake Murray on Friday afternoon but then the rain started coming down pretty hard. A few brave souls did complete the trip around the lake but some came back early due to the rain and bad traffic too. Saturday morning started out with a light rain but by 10 AM the sun was out and cars were lined up to get parked on the show field. The wind then started blowing and we ended up taking down the two tents we had for the Sunbeam folks as they both blew over! There were 15 Sunbeams at the show out of 100 British cars entered. Our cars were parked
There were 15 Sunbeams at the show out of 100 British cars entered. Our cars were parked about 50 feet from the Tartan Day South Festival band tent so the sound of bagpipes and drums was with us all day long.
After the show everyone met at a local BBQ place for dinner and later we met back at the hotel hospitality suite for awhile where we made plans to meet as a group at other British car shows. We will see you there!
— Eric Gibeaut