Autumn In the Mountains British Car Show, NC - 2018

Autumn In the Mountains British Car Show, NC – 2018

The British Car Club of Western North Carolina invites you to join us at the 19th annual “Autumn in the Mountains – British & European Automobile & Motorcycle Show” at the Asheville Outlets on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Autumn in the Mountains features a variety of classic, exotic and racing European cars and bikes from the 1930’s to today’s modern examples. As the name suggests, “Autumn in the Mountains” of Western North Carolina typically means comfortable fall weather and unmatched autumn colors.  Centrally located, the Asheville Outlets (I-26 and I-40) provides something for everyone and there’s so much to see and do within the surrounding area, so bring your British or European car or motorcycle, the entire family, and enjoy Western North Carolina hospitality! In addition to the car show, the weekend’s events include live music, silent auctions, great food, various […]

2018 MGs on the Green

MG’s on The Green

Please join us as we celebrate the 30th year of MG’s on the Green. This is a NO FEE EVENT featuring MG’s and welcoming all other British Marques to come and enjoy a relaxed gathering with British motoring enthusiasts on the beautiful, spacious green lawn of Crossroads Church from 9 AM to 3 PM. Our popular and very entertaining raffle will be held featuring all types of donated car related items from members as well as local businesses and national vendors. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks will be available with proceeds benefiting Crossroads Church community outreach programs. This event brings together owners, enthusiasts, and admirers of MG cars and other classic British sports cars with all food sales benefiting the community served by Crossroads church. Awards will be provided to individual cars as selected by invited judges and event participants.

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Triumph Register of America National Meet, NC

The Triumph Club of the Carolinas is proud to host this year’s TRA national in Blowing Rock, NC at Chetola Lodge. Wonderful scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Breakfast runs, a Funkhana as well as a concours and participants choice car show. The scenic NC High Couty in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect setting for a TRA National Meet. There are a number of scheduled activities including a Blue Ridge Parkway Tour, Poker Run, two Breakfast Runs, a Funkhana, Welcome Mixer, Welcome Reception, Membership Meeting, Judges School, Auction, Art and Craft Competition, and 50/50 Raffle. But there is also plenty of free time for you to explore on your own or do some of the self-guided tours the host club has created.

Jensen East Nationals 2018

Jensen East Nationals 2018

The meet always includes multiple Jensen Interceptors and Jensen-Healeys in all their various iterations and will often include the less common Jensen GT plus occasionally some real Jensen rarities such as FFs, CV-8s, 541s and other surprises. Cars without Jensen Motors badges but a shared history at the West Bromwich factory such as the Volvo P1800 and Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger are welcomed and have attended previously. And what the heck; we have often had a Triumph Spitfire join us and we’ve even had a vintage Citroën SM in attendance, so one would be hard-pressed to say that we are not an inclusive group! Activities at the annual meet include non-competitive and fun driving events, local history tours and attractions, tech sessions, organized and impromptu meals and many other social activities which are targeted to appeal to car owners, admirers, and their supporters. While […]

Triangle British Classic Car Show

22nd Annual Triangle British Classic Car Show, NC

This is the twenty-second anniversary of the North Carolina MG Car Club’s Triangle British Classic Car Show. This is a wonderful opportunity to see more than 125 cars representing over 60 years of British motoring history. There will be the car show, regalia for sale, raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and Hot Wheels Racing for children. Registration for your 1st car is $30, each additional car is $15. Spectators are free. Early registrants receive a dash plaque, a show t-shirt, and a chance to win a $100 gift card. Early registrations must be postmarked by April 14. More information, along with a registration form, can be found on the event website.

BMCCF 20th Anniversary Car Show

20th Annual Cape Fear Car Show, North Carolina

Join the British Motor Club of the Cape Fear as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary Car Show at the USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington, NC. Classic British motor cars will be on display, tours of the mighty vessel, water taxi to historic downtown, and live music. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars registered. Free admission to the public.

South Central British Car Gathering at Shelton Vineyards

The Gathering, Dobson, NC

Thanks to Shelton Vineyards, we are privileged to offer one of the most beautiful show locales ever for the Gathering’s Participants’ Choice Car Show! Stroll around the beautiful grounds of the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina, while enjoying the sight of great British cars of all marques! Last year, over 300 cars attended representing over 10 varying marques!

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Event Recap – BCCWNC “Autumn in the Mountains Charity” Show

We just got in a brief event report from Scott Monfort of the British Car Club of Western North Carolina (BCCWNC). Their annual “Autumn in the Mountains” show was held on September 30th of this year in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This is a wonderful Fall event with proceeds going to charity. Scott said: We had 90 cars show for the event.  This was less than last year but we still increased our collections by 10% over last year.  I was hoping to top last years entries of 100 cars but I am grateful for the increase in spectators. It was a beautiful day with clear skies and moderate temperature. The $4,400 received during the one-day event will be donated to the local Meals on Wheels charity. The pictures sent show members with their cars, group car shots, an award being given, […]

Autumn in the Mountains - Hendersonville, NC

Autumn in the Mountains – Hendersonville, NC

The British Car Club of Western North Carolina and our sponsor Jaguar/Land Rover of Asheville invite you to the 18th annual Autumn in the Mountains – A British Car Gathering. We are also celebrating our 23rd year since our founding in 1994. Late September in the mountains of Western North Carolina usually means beautiful fall weather and the beginning of unmatched autumn colors. This year we will be enjoying our tenth year at JACKSON PARK in historic Hendersonville, NC, which is just off Interstate 26 and 22 miles south of Asheville. There is something for everyone in Hendersonville and the surrounding area so bring your British car or European sports car, the entire family, and enjoy Western North Carolina hospitality like never before! The weekend’s events will include scenic self-guided drives, a full day’s access to everything in Jackson Park […]

Overland Expo East 2017

Overland Expo East

Overland Expo EAST brings you 140+ classes, slideshows, demonstrations, and activities, which means over 300 session-hours to learn from our instructors—over 120 of the best in the world! The Overland Expo has become a mandatory calendar event for travelers from all over the world, many of whom schedule trans-continental journeys to coincide with a West or East Expo, to see old friends and meet new ones. Those new to overlanding tell us again and again how welcomed they feel by this community whose reason for being, after all, is to explore, learn new things, and meet new people. It’s why our motto is: Overland Expo — where adventure begins and friendships last.

2017 Triangle British Classic Car Show

2017 Triangle British Classic Car Show

This is the twenty-first anniversary of the North Carolina MG Car Club’s Triangle British Classic Car Show. It is being held again at North Hills, where there is something for everyone. This is a wonderful opportunity to see more than 125 cars representing over 60 years of British motoring history. Come join us for great family fun we are sure you will have a wonderful experience and a fun-filled Saturday. There will be the car show, regalia for sale, raffle prizes, and a 50/50 drawing, and a Hot Wheels race for the children. There is no charge for spectators, who can also vote for their favorite car. Pick up a spectators ballot at the voting booth beside the Regalia table. The cost is $30 for the first car and $15 for each additional car.

The Gathering 2017

The Gathering Presented by the Triumph Club of the Carolinas

Save the Date! April 21, 22, 23 2017 for the 32nd Annual South Central British Car Gathering The Gathering is a full weekend of fun. Friday –Fun Rally and Auction with free Pizza. Saturday Car show at the beautiful Shelton Vineyards, followed by a BBQ dinner Sunday Autocross at Surry County Community College. Attendance in past years has been at or above 300 British Cars

2017 Highlands Motoring Festival

2017 Highlands Motoring Festival

A Festival with an Altitude! The name says it all…what better place to be, in the middle of June than in the cool, crisp Blue Ridge Mountains at an altitude of 4118 feet? The Highlands Motoring Festival has been recognized as the motoring festival event in June in the Southeast. Enjoy the mountain town with a casual and sophisticated atmosphere and cool climate. Improve your Attitude by improving your Altitude (4118 ft). This is a multi-marque car show with an abundance of British cars. Benefiting local charities of Highlands for over 10 years!

17th Annual Autumn in the Mountains

17th Annual Autumn in the Mountains

The British Car Club of Western North Carolina and our sponsor Jaguar/Land Rover of Asheville invite you to the 17th annual Autumn in the Mountains – A British Car Gathering. We are also celebrating our 22st year since our founding in 1994. Late September in the mountains of Western North Carolina usually means beautiful fall weather and the beginning of unmatched autumn colors. Our venue for 2016 will once again be the beautiful Jackson Park in Hendersonville, NC.  There is something for everyone in Hendersonville and the surrounding area so bring your British car or European sports car, the entire family, and enjoy Western North Carolina hospitality like never before! The weekend’s events will include scenic self-guided drives, and a participant-judged, British and European Sports car show. It just doesn’t get any better! After sixteen great years, and thanks to […]

MG and Triumph at Gene Gillenwater's in Washington Courthouse Ohio
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Summer Road Trip 2016 – Part 1

The primary purposes of this road trip were (are? I am still on it) to see my friend Gene Gillenwater in Ohio, to attend the MG national meet in Louisville, KY, and to simply get out and drive and see some countryside. I have done all of those, and I am still on the road! The first leg of the road trip took me from Charleston, SC, over some of the worst roads I have ever seen, through North Carolina and a bit of Tennessee up into Virginia. Seriously, the roads in my own home state are the worst I have seen and are in dangerously bad shape. We should be ashamed of ourselves. The second leg of the trip was from Bristol, VA, through Abingdon, VA, because no self-respecting British car fan could pass up going to Abingdon, and […]

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Highlands, NC, Motoring Festival 2016

The 2016 Highlands Motoring Festival with many of the popular events from previous years. This year’s festival will be held June 9-12 with festivities occurring on all days. Being only one week before the Summer Solstice the days are expected to be adorned with plenty of daylight and cool mountain air. Highlands is generally 10-15 degree cooler than the surrounding areas. Welcome Party at the Ugly Dog Pub. Thursday, June 9th (evening) Entertainment for the evening featuring WellStrung, a popular Highlands bluegrass band. This event is open to the public. No cover charge, however, donations may be made to this year’s charity, The Literacy Council of Highlands. This event is being hosted by The Literacy Council of Highlands. One Lap of the Mountains (Day-long drive) Friday, June 10th (day) The annual One Lap of the Mountains Cruse will be held this year on June 10. This very […]

The Gathering Dobson, North Carolina

The Gathering – Dobson, NC

The Triumph Club of the Carolinas will be hosting The Gathering in April, 2016. The Gathering is the largest British Car Show in the Southeast. Held in Dobson, North Carolina at Shelton Vineyards, one of the nicest show venues you will ever see. Stroll around the beautiful grounds of the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina, while enjoying the sight of great British cars of all marques! Last year, over 300 cars attended representing over 10 varying marques! For lunch, you can bring a picnic or, better yet, sample the wonderful faire offered by Shelton’s Harvest Grill Restaurant. Also, Shelton’s will offer Hamburgers and soft drinks. 2016 Gathering Schedule All times subject to change. All changes will be posted at registration. Friday, April 15th 1-5 pm – Registration at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Shelton Vineyards at Dobson leaving […]

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VotW – Chimney Rock Hill Climb

Our video this week is a great period piece celebrating the Chimney Rock Hillclimb which ran in North Carolina for approximately four decades. The Chimney Rock Hillclimb was the most legendary hillclimb in the South. Held in Chimney Rock, North Carolina, it was a rite of spring for both drivers and spectators. Beginning in 1956 when sports cars and sports car racing was still in its infancy, the climb challenged Triumphs, Jaguars, MG’s and their drivers to a high-speed rollercoaster ride that scared even the most fearless. With two miles of hairpins and switchbacks and trees for guard rails, it was an event to behold. Sadly the challenge to the mountain came to an end as a result of “changing times”. In 1995 “the Rock” fell asleep again.     To quote the Chimney Rock website … Engines roared. Tires […]