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 […]

Highlands Motoring Festival car

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 […]

Chimney Rock Hill Climb circa 1960
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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 […]

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Autumn In The Mountains

The British Car Club of Western North Carolina will present their annual fall car show, Autumn in the Mountains, on September 26, 2015, at Jackson Park in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Early registration, discounted to $25 per car, is  available online until September 19, 2015. After that time, registration will be $30 both online and at the park the day of show. AITM is a charity event benefiting Meals on Wheels. Autumn In The Mountains will once again have a silent auction to benefit Meals on Wheels. The club is happy to accept both cash and checks from the winning bidder for each item. There will be many items up for bid, appealing to everyone. Schedule                8:30 – 12:00 Registration @ Jackson Park RAIN OR SHINE…THE SHOW WILL GO ON!                10:00 — 3:00 Car Show at […]

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MG 1936 N Type Special at Pinehurst

The MG N-type Magnette was produced by the MG Car company from October 1934 to 1936. The car was developed from the K-Type and L-Type but had a new chassis that broke away in design from the simple ladder type used on the earlier cars of the 1930s being wider at the rear than the front and with the body fitted to outriggers off the main frame. This beautiful example of the six-cylinder Magnette was on display at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance on May 2nd in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The beautiful example is owned by Roy Crowninshield of Asheville, North Carolina. Its 6-cylinder engine displaces 1271 cc and has overhead cam, Marshall supercharger, side exhaust, and pre-selector transmission. Only about 700 N Type MGs were built between 1934 and 1936. The became well known in sports car circles for their lively performance. […]

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MGA Twin Cam – Pinehurst Concours

Over the next few days, I will be posting some pictures and impressions from the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance that took place this past weekend in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Most of these pictures, such as the ones of the beautiful MGA that you see below, were taken by Leigh Gill of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This 1960 MGA Twin Cam Coupe is one of only 48 built in 1958 but not titled until 1960. It is owned by Bob and Lynn Wilson of Lisle, Illinois. Uncovered in garage in Wisconsin, where it had been carefully stored for 25 years, this beautiful car required only time, patience, love and a bit of touch-up paint to return it to its original charm.   Due to its highly unmolested nature, this car serves as a great example for those seeking orginality. Stay tuned for more […]

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Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance – May 2, 2015

The Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance is a unique celebration of America’s passion for the automobile and honor for the brave men and women who protect and provide the very freedom we enjoy. Known as the birthplace of golf in the United States, Pinehurst has hosted more golf championships than any other site in America, including the 2014 U.S. Open and 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, PGA Championship, a Ryder Cup match, PGA Tour Championship and U.S. Amateurs. Events are planned for the third annual Pinehurst Concours Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2015, with some of the most historic and rare automobiles staged on the fairways of the iconic golf resort. Blending the history, heritage and grandeur from three of North Carolina’s proudest traditions – motorsports, golf and military the Pinehurst Concours is an up and coming event in the field […]

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All Marques

Highlands Motoring Festival, June 5-8, 2014

Beautiful Highlands, North Carolina, is gearing up for the return of the British at the Seventh Annual Highlands Motoring Festival. This year the Cars of Great Britain will be the Marque of the Year. These Brits will be welcomed with parties, movies, road rallies, and certainly, the Car Show.   Be sure to check out the Events page on the event’s website page that describes the activities. And while Cars of Great Britain, are the Marque, we also will welcome cars from all countries…USA, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, just to name a few. The only restriction is the age of the vehicle must be 1989 or older. However, there is a Special Interest class that does not have the age restriction. However, this is for special production, and/or featured cars. (Details in the Classes webpage). As in past years, this […]