British Car Week
Central Virginia British Car Club

Submitted by Jim Goodwin, President, Central Virginia British Car Club


The Central Virginia British Car Club (220 members strong) joined with the local Jaguar and Triumph clubs to make British Car Week a fun week for our members.

On May 31st, representatives from the Central Virginia British Car Club, the Richmond Triumph Register, and the local Jaguar club met at Finn McCool�s Irish Pub at Innsbrook for dinner to celebrate British Car Week. The parking lot display of Triumph, MG, Jensen-Healey, and Austin-Healey marques attracted a lot of attention with one couple coming in and joining CVBCC (Triumph TR6 and Mini Cooper). Welcome to Mark and Sarah Finney!

We enjoyed getting to know one another and making new friends. The fish and chips were excellent and we received plenty of attention from the pub staff and owners as we dined outside on the patio out back.


The 2009 British Car Week activities culminated on June 6th with a dozen or more CVBCC members enjoying the Capitol City Classic Car Show. Austin-Healey, Lotus, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, MG, and Jensen-Healey were among the marques represented as there was a strong British presence at this large, judged show on the World War II D-Day anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. A significant number of people came by, attracted by Doris� large Union Jack, to inquire about club membership as current and prospective British car owners enjoyed meeting club members.

Barbara Anders� MGA took home an award. A rare British Thames panel delivery truck converted into a hot rod with an American V-8 also received one of the top awards of the day. Entertainment for the day included a semi-authentic Elvis Presley impersonator, a dachshund wearing a pink dress, Oldies radio station disc jockey Tony Booth, and an estimated 150 cars and trucks of all types. The show benefited the Children�s Miracle Network charity.


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