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 […]
Aston Martin Racing has cooled down to the taste of champagne, after winning both GTE Pro and Am classes in a scorching 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. After clinching the GTE Pro pole yesterday, Nicki Thiim (DN) and Marco Sørensen (DN) continued their strong form to bring their #95 V8 Vantage GTE home first at the six-hour mark. Aside from the pit-stop windows, the duo led the GTE Pro field for the entirety of the race with both single stinting throughout.
The Texas MG Register will celebrate our 41th Spring Gathering of the Faithful in Salado Texas between May 5th-8th, 2016. This event will honor the 60th anniversary of the MGA. All details of this event including hotel rooms is available at tmgr.org GoF stands for “Gathering of the Faithful”. The TMGR hosts at least two multi-day GoF’s annually, Fall and Spring. The Spring GoF is always held the second weekend in May in Salado, Texas, and the Fall GoF is located anywhere the hosts choose. Past GoF locations include Fredericksburg, Waco, Austin and Montgomery. A GoF normally includes a car display, judging, a rallye or drive, and an awards presentation.
Due to anticipated bad weather the South Texas All British Car Day has been postponed one week. The new date is October 31 (Halloween). The 28th Annual South Texas All British Car Day will be held on October 31th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM on the Main Plaza (corner of Main and Blanco Streets) in Boerne, Texas. Thee will be twenty-nine classes with judging by participants choice. Fee is $25 (or $20 if postmarked by October 15). Registration form/t-shirt order form is available at http://www.sotxtriumphassn.org/ or from [email protected] The event is sponsored by four San Antonio area British car clubs, South Texas Triumph Association, Alamo MG Association, South Texas Austin Healey Club, and the San Antonio Jaguar Club.
The Texas MG Register will hold its Fall 2015 Gathering of the Faithful Thursday, October 15th through Sunday, October 18th in Tyler, TX. Anyone who has an interest in MGs, not just TMGR members, is invited. Registration and full details for this event can be found at www.tmgr.org. In addition to the car show, rally and awards banquet there are special events planned that only Tyler can provide: All MGs attending this GoF will participate in the 82nd Texas Rose Festival parade on Saturday morning, October 17th before the car show which will be held at the Tyler downtown square On Friday, October 16th everyone will have the opportunity to participate on a drive to visit two great car collections: the world’s largest Dodge Viper collection of Wayne Raugh; and Jerry Ball’s collection of cars primarily from the 50’s and […]
Thursday, May 7th- Sunday, May 10th– Texas MG Register 40th Annual Gathering of the Faithful, Salado, Texas. Great MGs, a car show and awards banquet, activities including a couple of driving events will be topped off with a tech session with the MG guru, John Twist, University Motors. For specific details, times and the host hotel go to www.TMGR.org. THURSDAY • 2:00 – 3:45 Registration at Room 115 Patio, near Pool • 4:00 – 6:00 Wine Tasting at Salado Winery, located at 841 N. Main Street. Hosted by Sheryl & Mike Mann & Randy Zimmerman. • 7:00 – 9:00 Dinner & Trivia/Quiz Night at Johnny’s Steak and Barbeque, 301 Thomas Arnold Road (walking distance from the Stagecoach) Organized by Cindy & Stu Bauman, dinner on your own dime. FRIDAY • 9:00 – 11:30 Registration at Room 115 Patio, near Pool […]
What: Join the area clubs for their 31 st annual exhibition of British and European vintage motoring. Bring any ‘show’ or ‘driver’ vehicle or motorbike to compete for awards. Each class has 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Plus a Best of Show-Classic, Best of Show-Modern, and Diamond-in-the-Rough! When: Sunday, May 3, 2015; Gates open 10am Where: Dreyfus Club Point, White Rock Lake Park (Lake Highlands & Buckner Blvd), Dallas, TX Why: This event benefits Shoes for Orphan Souls. Make a difference in a child’s life and bring a pair of new, closed toe shoes (athletic, canvas, or black school shoes in sizes youth 4-adult 11). Sponsors: Jaguar Owners Association of the Southwest & Kip Motor Company Online Registration: Registration: $20 pre-registration for each show vehicle, $25 at the gate. $10/$15 for motorbikes. Information and Online Registration: www.allbritishcarday.com Free to spectators, food vendors […]