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.

 

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