Annual Car Show – 2018

Web_201808_Car_Show_20180803-231000  August 4, 2018

On August 4th, 2018 the DVC Pit Crew appeared in the early morning hours to transform an open field In Schwenksville, Pa into the car show field for the 14th annual “British Car Day at Pennypacker Mills”. After a night of heavy and steady rain, the morning took a turn for the better and the gang soon had the tents up, the car class spaces marked, and were set for registrations. Registrations this year were down some from previous years with 68 cars attending, but it was later learned that a number of roads in the area were closed due to flooding hampering attendance.

Once the field was set it was busy with people strolling around, examining the cars, seeing old friends and making new ones. Next the votes were collected and tabulated with the award ceremony to follow.

After the class awards were handed out a special award, “British Marque Favorite Award”, provided by Faith and Bruce of British Marque Car Club News was presented.  The purpose is to honor owners who seem to enjoy driving their cars and have fun with them.  No “Trailer Queens” need to apply.

Warren and Nancy Doerner of Schwenksville, PA were deemed worthy of the prize. No matter the time of year, every MG event they attend they will be seen driving their 1978 MGB. This year’s excursions included NAMBGR at Gettysburg.

With the ceremony over the Pit Crew reversed the morning process to quickly have the field back in its pristine shape and it was off to “Sally World” for a wonderfully hosted party at Curtis and Sally Yocum’s.

Thanks to all club members for their help with the set-up, keeping the event flowing, and take down. Every year they prove the old adage, “Many hands make light work”.

Also, thanks to the following show sponsors:

  • Apple Hydraulics
  • British Carburetors
  • British Marque Car Club News
  • British Wiring
  • Haggerty Insurance
  • Hendrix Wire and Wheel
  • JC Taylor Insurance
  • Little British Company
  • Moss Motors
  • Ragtops and Roadsters
  • Rock Auto
  • Victoria British Company

2018 Car Show Winners:

Class I – Austin Healey 100-4, 100-6, 3000, Jensen Healey
               First – David and Karen Paul, Flemington, NJ;   1960 3000 BT-7 #108

Class II – Austin Healey Sprite
               No Entries

Class III – Triumph TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR4, TR4 IRS
               No Entries

Class IV – Triumph TR250, TR6, TR7, TR8
               First – Neil Hamill, Collegeville, PA;   1976 Triumph TR6 #134

Class V – Triumph Spitfire, GT6, Stag
               First – Lyn Hughes, Harleysville, PA;   1978 Triumph Spitfire #101

Class VI – Jaguar Pre-war Roadsters, XK120, XK 140, XK150
               No Entries

Class VII – Jaguar XKE Roadsters, Coupes, XJS
               No Entries

Class VIII – Jaguar Sedans, Rolls Royce, Bentleys (Vintage & Modern)
               First – Eugene Gosthnian, Middletown, PA;   2018 Jaguar F-Type #151

Class IX – Mini Classic & Modern
               First – Thomas Potts, Allentown, PA;   1968 Morris Mini #163

Class X – MG Pre 1956 Roadster, Sedan, Magnette & Variant
               First – Lee Ahrens, Reading, PA;   1937 TA #148
               Second – Tom and Jaimee Rippert, Perkiomenville, PA;   1953 TD #129
               Third – Clifford Maurer, Kutztown, PA;   1954 TF #118

Class XI – MGA Roadster, Coupe, Twin Cam, Magnette & Variant
               First – Alex Grant, Allentown, PA;   1961 MGA #156
               Second – Herb Todd, Audubon, PA;   1959 MGA #139
               Third – Nancy Yankowski, Spring City, PA;   1960 MGA

Class XII – Chrome Bumper MGB, MGC & MGBV8 Tourer, GT & Modified
               First – Bruce Swanson, Fleetwood, PA;   1974 B GT #154
               Second – Lawrence King, Wyomissing, PA;   1971 B #153
               Third – Gloria Ciarrocca, Lancaster PA;   1970 B #128

Class XIII – Rubber Bumper MGB, MGC & MGBV8, Tourer, GT & Modified
               First – Steven McDowell, Woodbridge, VA;   1979 B #103
               Second – Richard Littick, Glen Arm, MD;   1977 B #135
               Third – Mark Johnson, Gilbertsville, PA;   1976 B #149

Class XIV – MG Midget Chrome & Rubber Bumper & Modified
               First – Noel Torchio, Blandon, PA;   1976 Midget #132

Class XV – Morgan & Daimler
               No Entries

Class XVI – Miscellaneous British Roadsters & Racers
               First – Lori Noyes, Brownstown, PA;   1965 Sunbeam Tiger #160

Class XVII – Miscellaneous British Coupes, Sedans, Saloons & Utility Vehicles
               First – Jeff Rose, Spring City, PA;   1994 Lotus Esprit S4 #123

Class XVIII – British Bikes
               First – Stephen Kemmerer, Perkiomenville, PA;   1974 Norton Roadster #170

Best Attending Club – Philadelphia MG

Diamond in the Rough – Pat Cawthorne, Warminster, PA;   1958 MGA #127

Ladies’ Choice –  Lee Ahrens, Reading, PA;   1937 MG TA #148

Best in Show – Lee Ahrens, Reading, PA;   1937 MG TA #148

British Marque Favourite Award – Warren & Nancy Doerner, Schwenksville, PA;    1978 MGB

— Paul Phillips

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