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Monday, June 8, 2015

British By the Sea Car Show

Man, but I do love some British cars. There are my favorites, of course, but they are all sharp and, of course, they all have personalities. Being surrounded by foreign and small cars growing up, I'm sure, led me to prefer those over some American muscle. I have never owned a V8 and I've only driven two V8 sports cars in my life. One was a 1978 Porsche 928 that my brother owned for a short time (that was cool) and a Camaro Z28 that was owned by a high school friend's father. Meh...cheap plastic.

The show was hosted by the Connecticut MG Club. The volunteers were very kind and the weather was perfect. Me and my oldest went. There was just about everything there: MGs of all flavors (MGAs, MGBs, Midgets, TD, TCs, etc), Aston Martins, a couple of Rolls Royces, Lotus, Minis (both old and new), Austin-Healys, a few Bugeye Sprites (called Frogeyes on the other side of the pond) and Triumphs (TR3, 4, 4A, 6, 7 and 8). Only 4 Spitfires, though, and 2 or 3 GT6s. There was a 1966 Spitfire, same color and interior that I will have, eventually, and only a few thousand commission numbers off. Took a bunch of pictures for reference, but never did find the owner.

We spent a few hours there, had some great pizza from Rolling Tomato and got a few T-shirts. All in all, a fun day surrounded by great cars and good people.

One of the Rolls Royces.

The TR3 corral.
Aston Martin DB9. Betcha she's not fast.
Old MG..forget which. Manual-crank windshield wipers, though, with that little black box up there.
Good showing of some E-Types.
A "big" Healy.

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