British Car Club of Delaware - Brits By The River

25th Annual Lewes British Motorcar Show

25th annual British car show features prizes in six categories by year of manufacture: Up to 1956, 1957-62, 1963-68, 1969-74, 1975-80, and 1981-2000.. Plus a seventh class for the 2019 featured marque: the Nash Metropolitan. Also a premier class for last year’s first place and best of show winners. Only original British vehicles. Replicas, kits or reproductions will not be accepted. Winners’ Circle Awards Parade through downtown Lewes. Held in conjunction with Merchants’ Spring Sidewalk Sale in the Historic Lewes Commercial District. Free shuttle service to Lewes’ commercial and historic district from the terminal.

VotW - The Inside Story of the Metropolitan
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VotW – The Inside Story of the Metropolitan

Our video this week is a bit different, as is the car in focus. This week we are featuring the Nash Metropolitan which many do not even consider to be a British car. In that aspect, it may have been years ahead of its time because it prompts us to ask, again, what is a British car? We start with a 1954 filmstrip for dealers ‘The Inside Story of the Metropolitan‘. The Metropolitan was also sold as a Hudson when Nash and Hudson merged in 1954 to form the American Motors Corporation (AMC), and later as a standalone marque during the Rambler years. Additionally, it was actually sold in the United Kingdom and some markets under the Austin brand.