If you are a lover of classic British automobiles you don’t want to miss out on The 20th Annual Best Of British Cars Show taking place on May 5th at USS North Carolina Battleship Park 10.00 am – 3.30 pm.
The British Motor Club of The Cape Fear puts together this annual event featuring classic British cars, Trophies and awards, great food, a 50/50 raffle and some great folks all to benefit local charities!
The British Motor Club of The Cape Fear
Up to and during the 60’s, the main sports car focus in the Wilmington, NC area was on racing and rallying. In order to hang out with other car nuts who liked to tinker with SU carburettors (British spelling for what we Americans would cal a carburetor) and Lucas electrics one pretty much had to drive at least a hundred miles.
Finally a small but tenacious group of British car enthusiasts got tired of watching the hot rodders and Saturday night cruisers have all the fun and began to scour the area for known British car owners. They even went so far as to chase people down who were seen driving a British car and do a little arm twisting in the name of the hobby.
After a few sputtering starts, in 1998 a solid core of around fifteen people founded the club and chose the first slate of officers. The club has grown slowly but steadily since then with a current roster of one hundred and fifteen enthusiastic family members.
If you are interested in being a member – monthly gatherings are held on the third Thursday of each month in order to take care of club business and planning. Currently, meetings are held at Temptations restaurant & Deli, Oleander Rd. Wilmington, NC at 6:00 pm if you wish to eat with us. The Actual proceedings begin at 7:00pm. Be sure to check their current newsletter on their website to see if the location has changed for the month.
|Brits At The Battleship Best Of British Car Show
Saturday May 5th, 2018
1 Battleship rd. NE Wilmington NC 28401
Visit The British Motor Club of The Cape Fear website