For the starters, here are the numbers for yesterday’s 34th Annual St Louis All British Car & Cycle Show: 188 registered, 181 took the field.Â The weather was absolutely perfect, at least until 3 PM and the awards ceremony (although the ABCCS ceremony traditionally doesn’t stand much on, well, ceremony), when the clouds came in and the wind came up. Over 100 owners of convertibles nervously monitored the proceedings while also watching for any indication of rain.Â Fortunately, we didn’t get any rain but the stampede would’ve been legendary.
Once again, the MG Club of St Louis did an outstanding job setting up and running the ABCCS and the St Louis Triumph Owners Association did an equally outstanding job with the food concession (hey, we’re allowed to blow our own horn on occasion, no pun intended).
As for the cars, a most excellent array, including a huge number of MGBs and something like 15 MGAs, the featured marque/model.Â Elsewhere, plenty of Jags, Triumphs, Sunbeams (four Tigers, one Alpine) (one obvious question: are there any Tigers in St Louis that aren’t painted red?), Spridgets, Minis old and new (hate to say it, but the current edition of the Mini looks like a Kenworth next to the original), plus a bunch of unique vehicles including Lagonda, Singer and others.
Thus concludes the last of 2015’s “Big Three” car shows.Â Ah, but there are still several driving events and cruises yet to come, stay tuned.
And again, well done (in Navy parlance, Bravo Zulu) to all involved and to all who participated and contributed.