The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the cars (and teams) ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times. Each day the driver and navigator team receives a set of course instructions that indicate every turn, speed change, stop, and start that the team must make throughout the day (usually 220 to 250 such instructions per day). Along the course route, there will be from 4 to 7 checkpoints recording the exact time that the team passes that point. The objective is to arrive at each checkpoint at […]
The Texas MG Register’s Spring Gathering of the Faithful, “Convoy to Killeen” is from Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16 in Killeen, TX. The registration form can be downloaded at TMGR.org and mailed. We’ll be at Shilo Inn, 3701 South WS Young, Killeen, TX, 76542, 254-699-0999. Reservations should be made under TMGR, $87 a night until April 15. Events start on Friday with registration between 4-7 pm; a pizza party (BYOB) between 5-7 pm; with socializing and dancing in the Shilo Inn parking lot starting at 7 pm. Registration from 8-9:30 am in the Shilo Inn Grand Ballroom, a Hare and Hound Rally at 9 am, lunch at noon, a TMGR membership meeting at 1 pm, the TMGR Car Show at the Convention Center between 2-4 pm. In the evening there will be a Happy Hour starting at 5:30 pm […]
*** Cancelled *** The Texas MG Register’s 2020 Spring Gathering of the Faithful, “Convoy to Killeen”, will be Thursday, May 6th- Sunday, May 10 in Killeen, TX. The host hotel is the Shilo Inn, 3701 South WS Young, Killeen, TX 76542, 254-699-0999. Registration for the “Convoy to Killeen” is now available at www.tmgr.org. On Thursday there will be a meet and greet reception, registration and the gathering in the parking lot around the cars. For early risers on Friday there will be a birding excursion. A caravan will take everyone to The Gin in Belton, TX for lunch. The afternoon will be dedicated to shopping in Killeen or swapping MG adventures. The evening will start with a DJ and pizza in the parking lot and end with more time around the cars. The TMGR car show will be Saturday morning. […]
*** Cancelled *** Join us for our 36th Annual Exhibition of fine British and European motoring on Sunday, May 3rd! Bring any British or European car, micro car, or bike, driver or show, new or old, to compete for trophies. This is a fun, family- and dog- friendly event so bring your picnic basket or purchase goodies from several of the metroplex’s popular food trucks. Proceeds of this event benefit Shoes for Orphan Souls www.buckner.org/shoes. Online registration is $25 per vehicle; $10 for motorbikes until April 30th then $5 more at the gate. T-shirts for the show’s 36th Annual Exhibition are $20 with online registration. Spectator admission is FREE! Please follow our Facebook page for last minute announcements and weather conditions at www.facebook.com/allbritishcarday/
Join us for our 35th Annual Exhibition of fine British and European motoring on Sunday, May 5th! Bring any British or European car, microcar, or bike, driver or show, new or old, to compete for trophies. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of 15 classes, and Best of Show Classic and Preservation Award winners are determined by popular voting. Since it’s our 35th anniversary, we will be focusing on our vintage heritage meaning only vehicles 25 years and older are eligible to win. Held at Dallas’ crown jewel park, White Rock Lake Park, this venue offers grassy fields, paved parking, and stunning views of Dallas’ downtown skyline perfect for spending a day in the park visiting with other car aficionados. This is a fun, family- and dog- friendly event so bring your picnic basket or purchase goodies from several […]
Jaguar Owners Association North Texas is hosting its 49th Annual David Nichols Memorial Concours d’Elgance at Burleson Park on the beautiful campus of Southern Methodist University. Registration and check-in is from 8:30 to 10:00, rags down at 11:30, Judging from 12:30 to 3:00. Display only Jags welcome. Awards banquet that evening and Welcome Reception the night before. See our web site for more details and registration.
The Texas Healey Roundup is an annual event hosted on a rotating basis by the three Texas Austin Healey clubs: South Texas, Gulf Coast, and North Texas Austin Healey Clubs. The three clubs have a combined membership of over 400 families representing more than 300 Austin Healeys. The 39th Annual Texas Healey Roundup, hosted this year by the South Texas Austin Healey Club (STAHC), will be held April 5-7, 2019, in Georgetown, Texas. In past years Healey enthusiasts, as well as fans of other sports cars, have attended the now famous Texas Healey Roundup. Participants come from all over Texas, and as far away as Georgia, the Carolinas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, and even Canada. Georgetown is only minutes from Austin, Texas. The area has a population of well over 2 million people, so we expect a large turnout. […]
Git Along, Li’l Roadsters! Yeehaw! Giddy up fast! Welcome to Waco October 11-14, 2018! Your hosts, the Rattas and the Greens, are very much looking forward to having you join us for the TMGR Fall GoF in Waco, which has been named the MG Round-Up. Situated on the Chisholm Trail, Waco boasts a tradition of the herd gathering here by the river back in the day. So saddle up your roadster, GT, racer or saloon and gallop to the banks of the Brazos to join the party this fall. The host hotel for the GoF is the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Waco. Not only is the location convenient, the hotel sits on a prime spot overlooking the Brazos River near the historic old iron bridge and the iconic suspension bridge. The hotel has been a gathering spot for other […]
The Jaguar Owners Association of North Texas (JOANT) again held its Concours D’Elegance in the quaint setting of the Down Town Square in Carrollton Texas. This event had a purpose greater than giving Jaguar Owners the opportunity to put their cars on display. That purpose was to honor longtime club member and major contributor to the success of the club, David Nichols. David had been a member for longer than anyone can remember and held almost every position needed to keep the club running. Lately, he has been the Chief Judge for the concours, so holding this event in his honor was only fitting.
Join the Jaguar Owners Association North Texas at their 48th Annual and Dave Nichols Memorial Concours de’Elegence at Carrollton Old Downtown Square. Registration is 8 am to 10 am. Concours judging is from 12:30 to 3 pm. Host hotel is Hilton Garden Inn, Lewisville, Tx. There will be a Welcome Reception Friday evening, May 18th and an Awards Banquet Saturday evening May 19th at the host hotel.
Join us for our 34th Annual Exhibition of fine British and European motoring on Sunday, May 6th. Bring any British or European car, microcar, or bike, driver or show, new or old, to compete for trophies. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of 16 classes and Best of Show Classic, Best of Show Modern, and Preservation Award winners are determined by popular voting. Held at Dallas’ crown jewel park, White Rock Lake Park, this venue offers grassy fields, paved parking, and stunning views of Dallas’ downtown skyline perfect for spending a day in the park visiting with other car aficionados. This is a fun, family- and dog- friendly event so bring your picnic basket or purchase goodies from several of the metroplex’s popular food trucks – The Dapper Donut, Texas Burrito, Eggstand (vegan), and What’s Da Scoop. High school […]
The Texas Triumph Register is proud to host the 2018 VTR South Central Regionals, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the TR250 by the shores of Lake Conroe, north of Houston. Our host hotel, La Torreta Resort and Spa, provides a beautiful venue for our event and offers participants access to their beach, adult and children’s pools, lazy river, tennis courts, golf course, fitness center, restaurant and spa. We’ll travel the backroads of the Lake Conroe area, visit unique sights, display our cars for all to appreciate and enjoy, as well as test our driving skills in our rallies, Funkhana and Autocross. Our three days of fun will conclude with the Awards Banquet overlooking Lake Conroe. Come join us for plenty of fun, fellowship and driving events, including: Regionals Welcome Reception (Thursday, April 19th) Scheduled breakfast and dinner drives Concourse (Friday morning, April, 20th) […]
The Texas MG Register’s Fall Gathering of the Faithful (GOF) was held in Granbury, TX in mid-October. Just British was very happy to help support this event. You can see some pictures of the event below, and you can see photos of the event at Texas MG Register’s site under past events – Fall 2017. According to Register member and event organizer Frank Kopec, the event had 63 cars and 126 people registered, and there were also had a few walk-ins. It is nice to see a broad range of cars, and it seems there were both original and modified examples. Looks like fun time for all in attendance.
The Texas MG Register’s Fall Gathering of the Faithful will be in Granbury, TX October 19-22, 2017 The event begins on Thursday, October 19 at 6:30pm at PINS Bowling Alley. As the evening progresses we head for Comfort Suites, the host hotel, for all the parking lot activities. Friday, October 20th there will be a rally through historic Granbury followed by an Escape the Room game then on to the Comfort Suites parking lot. Saturday, October 21 will feature the car show, a visit to the Barking Rock Winery, dinner and the awards banquet. You can register for this event at via the website until September 15.
The FIA World Endurance Championship is ready for action in the Wild West; as the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas is set to take place this weekend in Austin, Texas. After winning last time out in Mexico with the #95 V8 Vantage GTE, Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen will be hoping to continue that run of form this week and repeat last year’s victory in Austin; a result that catapulted their 2016 championship bid.
The Texas MG Register’s 2017 Spring Gathering of the Faithful will be held for the 42nd time in Salado, TX May 11-14. The theme will be “The Magic Never Ends”. The event starts at the Salado Winery on Thursday, May 11 at 4pm. There will be scenic drives, lunches, dinners and time to visit other MG owners during the weekend. The car show will start at 10 am on Saturday, May 13 and the Awards Banquet will be Saturday night both at the Venue. The host hotel is the Salado Holiday Inn Express.
I got an email from reader Joanna Ellis this past weekend that intrigued me, so I asked her about her most recent adventure. First the initial email… I raced a 1965 TR4A in the late ’70’s and early ’80’s in the US at Bryar Motor Sports Park (now New Hampshire Motor Speedway), Lime Rock Park, Bridgehampton, and others. I still own my 1962 Triumph TR3B and a 1967 Triumph TR250. I just returned from the VTR National Convention in Texas where I was privileged to drive my brother’s ’62 TR3B. What fun!!! I’ve also raced a ’62 XKE and a nice AH Bugeye Sprite. Long time British car fan, Joanna Ellis With a history like that, how could I not ask for more?! Here are the details she sent us on the VTR National convention… I flew down (after driving my MINI […]
Our Video of the Week this time actually isn’t from YouTube! I know, amazing isn’t it? It is actually from the KXII Channel 12 television news station in Texas, and is a video of the 2016 Vintage Triumph Register National Convention. Quoting the story, which can be found in its entirety here, Triumph car owners from all over gathered at Tanglewood Resort this week for the 2016 Vintage Triumph Register National Convention. Dave Pilcher, who helped organize the convention, said he hasn’t met a stranger. “I met a guy today from England who drove my car over to the airport for me – and I just met him,” said Pilcher. “We’re all one big family.” Pilcher said he owns four Triumph cars, all of which he brought to share with 250 people. Eight even came from England all the way […]
The Texas MG Register’s Fall Gathering of the Faithful (Gof) will be in San Marcos, TX, October 6th-9th, 2016. Registration starts on Thursday afternoon. There will be dinners on Thursday and Friday preceded by scenic drives. The lunch on Friday will also have a scenic drive be followed by a visit to the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome and Texas Mead Works. On Saturday morning all the vehicles entered in the car show will drive to Dick’s Classic Garage where after the show lunch will be served. In the afternoon, there will be a rallye for those interested. The Saturday dinner, awards show and auction will also be at Dick’s Classic Garage. An additional activity will be the opportunity to ride in an AT-6 aircraft at the Commemorative Air Force Centex Wing at the San Marcos Airport.if at least 5 people register […]
Once again, the Red River Triumph Club hosts the Vintage Triumph Registry National Convention. This time it’s on the shore of Lake Texoma on the border with Oklahoma during the mild North Texas Fall weather. Events start on Tuesday 4 October and culminate with the awards banquet Friday evening 7 October. One of the highlights of the convention will be a discussion with Graham Robson and Richard Langworth. Two well know figures in British Motoring. Registration will open on Monday afternoon. Events include Auto Cross, Gimmick rallies, Breakfast and Dinner drives, Funkhana, Le Mans start, TSD Rally, Dinner cruise, Welcome reception, Concours and Participant’s Choice Car shows. Pottsboro is located about 1hr north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and is easily accessible from I-35, I-30 and I-20. Come join the Red River Triumph Club at the Tanglewood Resort for another […]