Rule Britannia Concours

Rule Britannia Concours Gala – California

California-Rule Britannia Concours of Elegance kicks off Monterey Car Week with our Red Carpet Gala Event “A Celebration of Fine British Automobiles” on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch from 7:30-10 pm. Our exclusive gala event for British marques and their legions of admirers and enthusiasts will be the first on the Monterey Peninsula focusing on this important, but underserved community. During this year’s gala, William Hiland the event chairman unveils plans for the inaugural 2019 Rule Britannia Concours of Elegance, scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2019. Previewing 2019 our “Celebration of Fine British Automobiles” includes a display of rare and historically significant motorcars, as well as, prime examples of Britain’s newest cutting edge automoblies. Entertainment will include distinguished guest speakers, live music, finger food, fine wine tastings and full service bar. We are excited to […]

2018 Steve McQueen Car Show

Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show

Come join us for a car and motorcycle show in remembrance of Steve McQueen and in support of Boys Republic; a school dedicated to troubled teens. The event takes place June 02, 2018. This year’s event is themed from the movie Bullitt and the 50th anniversary of the classic film.

Annual All British Motor Vehicle Show and Swap Meet May 20th, 2018

All British Car Show & Swap Meet – California

This amazing show, held on the site of the Dixon Fairgrounds, is a fantastic place to see and be seen with all forms of British cars and motorbikes! Stroll the grounds and bond with your fellow enthusiasts, as you peruse the finest offerings of British motoring. The largest gathering of British motoring in Northern California. Pre-Registration closes on May 3rd. Make sure to register by then to save on the registration price and to assure there are enough cars in your class to get your own trophies!

The Sixth Annual British Fall Classic

The Sixth Annual British Fall Classic

The Sixth Annual British Fall Classic automobile show is being held on October 14th and 15th, in beautiful downtown Morgan Hill. The British Fall Classic is brought to you by On the Road Again Classics of Morgan Hill, specializing in the restoration of British Motorcars. This exceptional event will feature exquisite British classic sports & saloon cars representing revered marques such as Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar, MG, Morgan, Triumph, Austin Healey, Lotus, Morris, and more!  There also will be British motorcycles as well as race cars! Schedules and registration info will be updated soon, so mark that weekend on your calendars and save the date!

Valley Biritsh Auto Club - Clovis British Car Roundup

Clovis British Car Roundup – Clovis, CA

This, our 15th annual show, has a great blend of things to do and see! We kick off the show weekend on Saturday morning with a short tour on some twisty foothill roads. Following the run we invite you to attend a benefit luncheon for Fresno Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation. Sunday morning brings a great display of British cars and exploring vibrant Old Town Clovis. The autumn “Clovis Antique and Collectibles Fair” will be just north of our car show. Explore the antique shops and get lunch at an Old Town restaurant. Check out the”Birds of Prey” display by Fresno Wildlife Rescue. “Entrants Choice” show winners will receive very nice awards and any entrant can drive away with some super raffle prizes. Enter today! The Clovis British Car Roundup is held once a year on the last weekend in September. […]

2017 Monterey International Healey Week

International Healey Week 2017 – Monterey, CA

Cruisin’ with your honey, surfer tunes playing, sunshine, top down. Bring back those heady days! You bring your memories and they’ll supply the venue to rekindle those memories! Join the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club for Monterey International Healey Week 2017 in Monterey, California, September 11-15, while we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of Big Healey production. In fact, that very car may be in attendance! Some of the events include: Car show commanding most of downtown Main Street, Pacific Grove Scenic drives Tech talks Funkhana Rocker cover racing Wine tasting Monterey Movie Tour Welcoming reception Banquet Awards Regalia items

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JAG 2017 Show and Shine – Gilroy, CA

On Sunday, August 27th, JAG will be holding a Show and Shine Car Show at Kirigin Cellars, Gilroy, CA. The show will commence with a drive from Los Gatos along some of the lesser known back roads of Los Gatos, Morgan Hill ending at Kirigin Cellars. JAG will have a private area on grass to park and show our fine cars. Kirigin Cellars is a fine location as there is generous space for parking and for socializing on their beautifully flowering terraces and large event room. There will be a sandwich and salad lunch, wine tasting, music, space to socialize, awards and of course lots of shining Jaguars of all vintages. There will be an opportunity to purchase Kirigin Cellars fine wines at discount. The costs will be $35 per head for food. The Jaguars eat for free. We will […]

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Mini Meet West 2017

Mini Meet West 2017, June 26 – 29, held in Santa Rosa, CA, will celebrate a blend of the Classic Mini culture and all aspects of the new MINI Coopers. For those who fix, polish and drive their Minis and MINIs your pride and joy will be the star during our Car Show, Autocross and Rally. All aspects of Mini Meet West will foster an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie, Mini owners and enthusiasts will come together to celebrate the unique aspects of this iconic car. From the beautifully restored to the showroom perfect and from those rare stock Minis to the outlandish thematic and modified track cars, Minis & MINIs take center stage. Hosted at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa near Downtown Santa Rosa, the participants of Mini Meet West 2017 are sure to be charmed by this […]

MG 2017

NAMGBR MG 2017, San Diego CA

This is the annual convention of the North American MGB Register (NAMGBR) which is being hosted with the support of the San Diego MG Club. See full calendar of events at https://mg2017.namgbr.org/events/

ADM British Car Show Poster

ADM British Car Show – El Segundo, CA

British Invasion at the ADM! Come have a jolly good time. Open to any and all British makes. Register now! Show Awards Categories: Best 1948-1960 Best 1961-1975 Best 1976-1990 Best 1991-Now Best in Show People’s Choice Live Music provided by The OC British Invaders  

Reader Profile - The Burroughs, a Triumph Family - TR6 and Queen Mary
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Reader Profile – The Burroughs, a Triumph Family

We love reading the stories of people and their cars, so we have decided to start running some reader profiles. This is kind of like our sticker gallery but goes a step further to really focus on the people and cars behind the picture. Our first profile comes to us from Bill and Joanne Burroughs of Vista, California. Bill and Joanne have a 1968 TR250 and a 1970 TR6.

Mini Meet West 2016

36th Annual Mini Meet West 2016

For the Mini/MINI owners the 36th Annual Mini Meet West will take place in San Diego June 6–9 2016. Mini Meet West is an annual gathering of fans of the classic Mini manufactured from 1959 to 2000 (including variants such as Mini-based Wolseley / Rileys, Innocenti / AUTHI, etc.) and the modern BMW MINI that is currently in production. A group of West Coast clubs held the first U.S. Mini Meet in Reno, Nevada back in 1973. There were 43 paid registrations at the first meet. Eventually, the Meet became known as the 1st Mini Meet West after the start-up of the Mini Meet East events in 1975. Registration at http://minimeetwest2016.com

Queen's English Show and Autojumble

Queen’s English All British Car Meet and Autojumble

It will be a non-judged “meet” designed for the enthusiast and serious collector alike. All British marques ( cars and motorcycles) are welcome. An area will be set aside for an Auto Jumble (Swap Meet) USED AUTO PARTS ONLY!. Spaces are the same price as show entries. There will be food, music, and general merriment. The event is free to spectators. We are sure it will be day you don’t want to miss.

San Diego British Car Day

San Diego British Car Day

The San Diego British Car Club Council (SDBCCC) was founded in 1980 by Bob Segui who was then the San Diego Austin Healey Club’s Activities Chairman. It was Bob’s intention for this council to provide the area British marque clubs with a forum to exchange information and ideas as well as to share events. And so the newly formed SDBCCC organized an end of summer all British marque picnic. The first event was held at Dos Picos Park and attracted about 130 cars. San Diego British Car Day is open to anyone with a British marque car. Although the Council officially consists of clubs representing Austin Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, MG, Sunbeam and Triumph, you will find any manner of other British marques including Hillman, Daimler, Jensen, Metropolitan, Ginetta, Morgan, TVR and Land Rover. What you will not find is BMW, […]

Triumphest 2015

Triumphest 2015

Hosted by Triumph Sports Car Club of San Diego at the Hilton Del Mar Hotel on the coast adjacent to Del Mar Fair Grounds and Race Track with Traditional and New Events. Autocross and Funcours with social events and ‘great drives’ to some of San Diego’s 90+ Micro-Breweries or Temecula Valley Wine Country.  A coastal drive will highlight the scenic beauty of San Diego with opportunities for optional tours of USS MIDWAY Aircraft Carrier Museum and cocktail or dinner cruises aboard Hornblower Yachts.  We hope you will join us for three or four fun-filled days of Triumphs and Camaraderie – Don’t forget to hone your dart throwing skills too, or join us for terrific tech sessions!

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VotW – British Sports Cars in San Luis Obispo, California

A little something different this week. Our Video of the Week this time is of a great looking British car shop on the US West Coast. Unfortunately, I have never been there, but I have been in enough other shops to recognize and impressive setup when I see one. In this video, Justin Jurgens takes you on a tour of British Sports Cars in San Luis Obispo, California. You can check out the shop’s website at http://www.britishsportscars.com. As I said, I have never been to the shop and have never met anyone associated with them. However, I think that the video and the website are both top-notch, and the type of quality we need more of. If you know these folks and or have some experience with the shop, please let us know about them in the comments below.