Great Scot British Car Show at Furman

Sunbeam Alpines and Tigers at the Great Scott Car Show

Over the Memorial Day weekend I met some members of the British Car Club of Western North Carolina and drove down to the 7th Annual Great Scot! British Car Show at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Triumphs at the Great Scot Car Show

The Great Scot! British Car Show was hosted by the Southeastern British Motorcar Owners Club from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and there were lots of gorgeous cars to drool over. The featured marque was Jaguar, so a couple of local dealers showed off some beautiful new models…

New British Cars at the Great Scot Car Show

A couple of favorites that caught my eye were a beautiful red Sunbeam Alpine and a Mini Pick-up Truck…

Beautiful Red Sunbeam Alpine at the Great Scot Car Show

Mini Cooper Pick-up Truck at the Great Scot Car Show

The Great Scot! British Car Show was part of the larger Greenville Scottish Games held at Furman University over Memorial Day weekend…

Lots of Men in Skirts at the Great Scot Car Show

 

British Car Club of WNC’s First 2015 Drive

We met members of the British Car Club of Western North Carolina for their first 2015 club ride. It was a cold spring morning when about 20 showed up in the parking lot at the J & S Cafeteria. Next to all those early British cars, my red MINI isn’t so mini…

British Car Club of WNC's First Ride of 2015

In fact, when I was riding behind a DeLorean I could actually see over it…

British Car Club of WNC Arrives at Jaguar-Land Rover of Asheville

The TVR is one of my favorite cars, and there was a beautiful example in the parking lot…

British Car Club of WNC Member's TVR

We took a one-hour ride through the countryside near Asheville, North Carolina…

British Car Club of WNC's First Drive of 2015

We reached the Asheville Jaguar-Land Rover dealership about lunch time…

Jaguar of Asheville Luncheon for the British Car Club of WNC

The staff and management at the Jaguar-Land Rover dealership prepared a nice luncheon with hamburgers, hot dogs, Bratwurst, salad, drinks and dessert…

Luncheon at the Asheville Jaguar and Land Rover Dealer

I was fascinated by the great condition of club owners’ cars. One that really caught my eye was a 1965 British Racing Green MGB…

1965 British Racing Green MGB-V8

It had an aluminum Buick V-8 motor (it weighs less than the original 4-cylinder MGB motor) with a Chevy transmission and a Ford rear end. The conversion appeared to be meticulously done. Notice the MG valve covers…

Under the hood of the 1965 MGB-V8

Special thanks to members of the British Car Club of WNC for graciously accepting us newbies. (Although our MINI was made in Britain, the car is manufactured by BMW of Germany). Also, special thanks to Jaguar-Land Rover of Asheville for the great lunch. We’re looking forward to more fun times with the club.

 

2014 Euro Auto Festival at the BMW Plant

BMW 8 Series Roadster at the BMW ZentrumMuseum

This past weekend I took a ride down the mountain and strolled through the annual Euro Auto Festival, which was held on the grounds of BMW’s Zentrum museum and event center at the BMW manufacturing plant near Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Euro Fest Porsche Pictures 01

The 2014 Marque for the Euro Auto Festival was Porsche, and there were lots of them on display, arranged in rows by year of manufacture, from the 1950s to today…

EuroFest Porsche Pictures 02

This is an early Porsche 356 that has been brought back to life (and modified a bit) to better-than-new. The attention to detail inside and out is amazing…

EuroFest Porsche Pictures 05

This black bathtub Porsche 356 was beautiful… and very popular…

EuroFest Porsche Pictures 04

There’s a terrific display of historic BMW cars and motorcycles inside the Zentrum museum, and it was worth the trip all by itself…

Pictures of Cars Inside the BMW Zentrum Museum

The Euro Fest event was limited to 400 cars, and at least 400 registered, representing lots of manufacturers. Beautifully restored examples included Austin Healey, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lotus, Maserati, Triumph and more…

Pictures of Cars at BMW 2014 EuroFest

The highlight of the event was watching my grandson stand next to and sit in a vintage Austin Healey Bug-eye Sprite. He couldn’t stop smiling, and neither could I…

Grandson Inside Bugeye Sprite at EuroFest

For additional information about the annual Euro Auto Festival event click here. For location and other information about the BMW Zentrum museum click here. For guided tour info at the BMW manufacturing plant click here.

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