Great Day for a Drive!

The weather cooperated (well, it was a mite chilly), we did see a good amount of color (particularly at the higher elevations in Pere Marquette State Park) and we had an excellent turnout for this year’s Fall Colours Drive. About 23 members and friends participated, driving four TR6s, one TR8, one Morgan, one MGB, one Rover, an MR2, Infiniti, Corvette, new Mini and two BMWs.

The route, designed once again by Ed Kaizer, was a lot of fun. The excursion started and finished in downtown Alton, with extended runs up and down the Mississippi River, the trip through PMSP and a stop at Eckert’s/Grafton Winery.

Next up for our intrepid TR crew? Our last driving event of the year, the annual Vet’s Run on Sunday, 14 November. Come on out and join us; monitor for the details.

Fall Colours Drive

BTW, if you’re in the St Louis/Metro East region and are looking for something to do on Saturday, 23 October, come on out for the annual SLTOA Fall Colours Drive. Join in with a bunch of Triumphs and an always entertaining mix of other cars/drivers for a run from Alton up to Pere Marquette State Park and back, with lunch at Mac’s in Alton. Show at the Taco Bell on the river at Alton (just west of the Clark Bridge) at 9:30, cars roll at 10 AM.

39th All British

Yee-haw, what a time. On Saturday 18 September, 184 British cars took the field at Creve Coeur Lake Park off MO 141 and everyone had a large time. As usual, incredible representation of British cars: MG, Triumph, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Jensen-Healey, Rolls Royce (the ’48 boat tail roadster was a show-stopper…then again, so was the 1930 MG M-Series), Aston Martin, Rover, Mini (original and new), Land Rover, Sunbeam, Morgan (including a 3-wheeler…wild!) and a brace of Brit motorcycles. The show’s host/organizing group, the MG Club of St Louis, really did themselves proud, aided by near-perfect weather and enjoyed by huge crowds. We even had contingents from the Kansas City Triumph Club and British Sports Car Club of Louisville bring cars and participate.

More photos and information are available in the MG club newsletter (should get posted at within a couple of weeks) and the SLTOA newsletter, which will hit the street this coming Sunday. If you find yourself in the vicinity of St Louis/Metro East third Saturday of September, 2022, by all means come out and join in the fun!