SLTOA’s Dawn Patrol…
The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri’s Easter Concours returned to the parking lot of the Muny today and fortunately, we didn’t get any of the expected rain until most everyone had left the lot, somewhere around 1500L.
And, this event featured the resumption (after last year’s layoff) of the Triumph-MG participation challenge. Have to complement our buds with the MG Club of St Louis, they retained the trophy in good fashion, putting 28 cars on the field of competition vice SLTOA’s 22. As it stands now, in seven years, it’s MGs 4, Triumphs 3…but we’ll even things up next year, eh?
A couple of final comments, in advance of coverage in the April issue of Exhaust Notes. Not near as many cars in the lot as two years ago; the newly re-graded and repaved parking area for the Muny had several empty rows, unoccupied by special interest vehicles. Also, at least early in the afternoon, the crowds seemed down a bit from previous events. Still, the show remains one of the highlights of the St Louis automotive year.
BTW, concerning cars representative of the St Louis Sports Car Council member clubs, besides the 28 MGs and 22 Triumphs, the Notes‘ ace photographer and the editor noted one Volvo, two BMWs, one Jaguar, two Morgans and at least one Austin-Healey Sprite.