“By golly, Ella, here come the British again, for the eleventh time!” Yelled, Samuel Pennypacker, from a window of his Schwenksville mansion in Pennypacker Mill’s Park on August 1, 2015.
“Not to worry, Governor, those British car buffs will leave everything as squeaky clean as Buckingham Palace before they motor off to the Ripperts for some of that other Sam’s ale.” Park manager, Ella, hurried off at 7:30 am to open the gates for the pit crew.
By 9:30 am, Samuel’s 1890s estate began welcoming the first entries of what would become a showing of 77 cars. Participants competed for numerous awards throughout the day, enjoying near perfect summer weather, a guided tour of the Pennypacker Estate and music from a by-gone era.
This year the Daimler and Lanchester Owner’s Club of North America included our show as part of their weekend gathering. They had members from Canada down to Virginia showing off their beautiful examples of the marque. A big thank you to them for attending and hope they come back.
The first award given out was the British Marque Car Club News Favourite Award presented by Faith Lamprey and Bruce Vild. It is in recognition of people who seem to get the most enjoyment using their cars. DVC members, Graham and Susan Gill, with their 1950 MG TD received the award. Other members recognized the car, “Crusty”, as it used to belong to Dave Schwab.
Thanks to all participants and Pit crew members for creating a great event. Also, thanks to the following sponsors for their donations for the “goodie bags” and awards:
- Apple Hydraulics
- British Marque Car Club News
- Haggerty Insurance
- Moss Motors
- Rock Auto Parts
- JC Taylor Insurance
- Victoria British