Triumph/Open British Car Events
25 Aug 19—Rescheduled SLTOA Annual Picnic, at Vlasis Park, 300 Park Dr, Ballwin. Starts at 11 AM at the No. 1 pavilion. The club will provide the fried chicken and hot dogs, please bring a side dish or desert and your preferred libation. A free membership will go to the winner of the Pin the Wheel on the Triumph game. There will be a short drive before the picnic, meet at the new BP convenience store, west side of MO at Vance Rd at 10 AM. Otherwise, , monitor www.sltoa.org for further information.
12-13 Sept 19—Triumphest, “Better Together in Santa Maria,” California, hosted by the Southern California Triumph Owners Association (SCTOA) and the Triumph Register of Southern California (TRSC). The host hotel is the Radisson-Santa Maria, 3455 Skyway Dr, guaranteed event room rate is $129 plus tax, make your reservations now by calling (805)928-8000 and mention Triumphest. Events include a dine around, walking rally, photo/model contest and tech session on Thursday; autocross, funkhana, hospitality party, raffle, vendor exhibits and moonlight drive on Friday; and car show, evening mixer and banquet on Saturday. Monitor www.triumphest2019.com/ for events and activities.
17 Sep 19—Monthly SLTOA meeting, at Culpepper’s Bar & Grill, 3010 W Clay (I-70 at Zumbehl), St Charles, show after 5:30.
3-6 Oct 19—TRials/6-Pack National Meeting, at the Sheraton West Chalet Hotel St Louis, Westport. The event will include drives of scenic 2-lane roads including stops at wineries and other venues, plus a Route 66 tour. For more information call up https://ckeefe4.wixsite.com/6-packtrial2019/ or contact Kevin Blume (yes, our Kevin Blume) at KBlume1@gmail.com. Updates will get posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/2065984406955406/. See pg 3 for additional information.
6-11 Oct 19—VTR National 2019, hosted by the Hill Country Triumph Club of Austin, TX, in Dripping Springs, the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Scenic drives filled with yucca, prickly pear, desert spoon and wildflowers (not to mention a few cows along the way) await you. As our club president says, “It ain’t a drive ‘til you cross a cattle guard and low water crossing.” Plan on a unique food, beer and wine experience, plus a run to Luckenbach. More details to follow, registration now available at http://hillcountrytriumphclub.org/vtr2019/.
15 Oct 19—Monthly SLTOA meeting, at Lazy River Grill, 631 Big Bend Rd (Big Bend at Sulphur Springs), show after 5:30.
26 Oct 19 – 6th Annual SLTOA Fall Colours Drive. Meet at the McDonalds in Alton at 10 AM, just off the end of the Clark Bridge; route will include Principia College and lunch, most likely at Aerie’s. More details to follow, monitor www.sltoa.org.
10 Nov 19—Annual SLTOA Veterans Run, south to Chester for lunch, all donations go to a veterans’ service organization. Open to all cars/clubs, details to follow.
6 Dec 19—Annual SLTOA Christmas Party, details to follow.
10 Feb 20—Annual Drive Your Triumph Day, in celebration of Sir John Black’s birthday. Info including past event photos at https://driveyourtriumphday.shutterfly.com/.
15-19 Jun 20—TRA/Triumph Register of America National Meet, hosted by the Miami Valley Triumphs, Clarion North Conference Center, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY. For information, contact Bruce Clough, firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Louis/Metro East LBC Events Go to top
28 Aug 19—MG Club of St Louis RUBCO breakfast, at Denny’s, Lindbergh and Midland, 9:30 AM.
19-22 Sept 19—Jensen East Nationals, 20th anniversary annual gathering of Jensen owners, in St Louis. Host hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites, Chesterfield, 5 McBride & Son Drive (I-64 at Boones Crossing), call (636)530-0770 and reference the Jensen Car Club for the event rate. Planned activities include a “British Invasion” drive to Fulton and the Winston Churchill Museum on Friday the 20th, open to all British and other special interest vehicles, followed by participation in Saturday’s All-British Car & Cycle Show at Creve Coeur Lake Park. Monitor www.jenseneast.org/index.html for additional information on activities.
21 Sept 19—38th All British Car & Cycle Show, Creve Coeur Lake Park, 13450 Marine Ave. Sponsored by the MG Club of St Louis. Featured marque this year is Jensen, keep an eye on https://allbritishcarshow.com.
5 Oct 19—Jaguar Association of St Louis Annual Concours d’Elegance, at Faust Park. Details to follow, monitor www.jagstl.com and the online Growl for more details.
17 Oct 19—Jaguar Association of Greater St Louis Classics & Cocktails, Missouri Athletic Club-West, 4:30 PM-7 PM. Great event for networking and showing our love of cars.
9 Nov 19—Jaguar Association of Greater St Louis Annual Meeting, Plaza Jaguar 11654 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, 6 PM.
11 Jan 20—Jaguar Association of Greater St Louis Annual Awards Dinner, at the Deer Creek Club, 9861 Deer Creek Hill. Details to follow.
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31 Aug-1 Sept 19—Annual Heartland All British Car Day, Kansas City. Please come join us for Kansas City's Premier Annual Heartland All British Car & Cycle Meet to be held on Sunday, September 1st at the Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive, Merriam, Kansas. Brought to you by Aristocrat Motors, Victoria British, Kansas City MG Car Club, KC Triumph Car Club, Heart of America Jaguar Club, and hosted by the Heartland All British Car & Cycle Meet Committee. We have over 25 classes, and this year even Morrises. Please check us out. We would love to have your participation in our show. We draw cars from MO, KS, NE, IA, AR, and OK. See website for details: www.heartlandallbritish.com.
5-7 Sept 19—18th Annual Brits in the Ozarks, hosted by the British Iron Touring Club of Northwest Arkansas, benefitting the ALS Association of Northwest Arkansas. At Agri Park, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Special guest this year, David Hobbs! Events include a southern route driving tour through the Ozarks on Thursday, northern tour to Crystal Bridges on Friday followed by a parking lot party, car show and banquet on Saturday. For more information, monitor www.britishironnwa.org/.
7 Sept 19—22nd Annual Donald M. Healey Rally, in association with the Chicagoland British Car Festival. Hosted by the Midwest Region, Austin-Healey Club of America, starts in the parking lot of Tinsel Town USA Theater in North Aurora (320 S Lincolnway St), at 12 noon. The drive finishes at the newly re-opened Blackberry Inn, Rt 47 and Main Street Rd, Elburn, IL. Open to all British cars, registration $15, for info call Bill Cantrall (630)338-7800.
8 Sept 19—33rd Annual Chicagoland British Car Festival, 9 AM-3 PM at Harper College, 1200 West Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL. The festival features authentic British food, entertainment, tech sessions, car merchandise giveaways, classic car parts vendors and classic British cars. Admissions to the general public are free, donations encouraged for Shelter, Inc, a non-profit dedicated to providing community-based emergency and long-term housing for abused and neglected children. For more info and online registration, call up www.britishcarunion.com.
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8 Sept 19—BSCC autocross #6, Family Arena, St Charles, show about 9:30 AM. To get on the event mailing list or for additional, contact Racer Steve at email@example.com.
13 Sept 19—Summer Sampler II/Off the Beaten Track Rally, sponsored by the St Louis Region, SCCA. Beginners-level charity road rally, organized in conjunction with the SCCA racing weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway (formerly Gateway Motorsports Park). $20 per team donation, bring a clipboard, writing instrument and a cell phone or tablet. For more info, call up
13-14 Sept 19—Midwest Division Summer Sampler II/Double Regional Road Race, hosted by the St Louis Region, SCCA. At Gateway Motorsports Park, events include a road rally, rallycross and road course autocross following the end of the road racing events. Register for the road race at http://msreg.com/sampler2019, time trial at http://msreg.com/stlmidivtt0919 and road course solo event at http://msreg.com/summer-sampler-ii-solo. For more info, call up https://roadracing.stlscca.org.
22 Sept 19—St Louis Region SCCA autocross #6, Family Arena, St Charles. Registration 7 to 8:15 AM, $40 for SCCA members, $40 plus $15 weekend membership for non-members. Info at www.stlsolo.org.
6 Oct 19—BSCC autocross #7, Family Arena, St Charles, show about 9:30 AM. To get on the event mailing list or for additional, contact Racer Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12-13 Oct 19—Double-National Weekend Rallies, course and tour, sponsored by the St Louis Region, SCCA. Details to follow.
13 Oct 19—St Louis Region SCCA autocross #7, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (GMP). Registration 7 to 8:15 AM, $40 for SCCA members, $40 plus $15 weekend membership for non-members. Info at www.stlsolo.org.
20 Oct 19—Rescheduled BSCC autocross #3, Family Arena, St Charles, show about 9:30 AM. To get on the event mailing list or for additional info, contact Racer Steve at email@example.com.
27 Oct 19—St Louis Region SCCA autocross #8, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (GMP). Registration 7 to 8:15 AM, $40 for SCCA members, $40 plus $15 weekend membership for non-members. Info at www.stlsolo.org.
3 Nov 19—BSCC autocross #8, Family Arena, St Charles, show about 9:30 AM. To get on the event mailing list or for additional, contact Racer Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Nov 19—St Louis Region SCCA autocross #9, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (GMP). Registration 7 to 8:15 AM, $40 for SCCA members, $40 plus $15 weekend membership for non-members. Info at www.stlsolo.org.
10 Nov 19—Gateway Autocross Association events 5 & 6, at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Gateway Motorsports Park), info at www.gatewayautox.com.
16 Nov 19—The Great Pumpkin Challenge Rally, sponsored by the St Louis Region, SCCA. Details to follow.
20-28 Jun—2020 Hemmings Motor News Great Race vintage rally, San Antonio, TX, to Greenville, SC. The route will include US 66 from Joplin to Rolla, then down to Cape Girardeau for an overnight stop. Details to follow.
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13-15 Sept—Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival, at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The weekend includes a re-enactment of the original road race Saturday afternoon, the “Gathering on the Green” Concours on the grounds of the Resort, practice and qualifying Friday, featured races Saturday and historic cup races Sunday. The Jaguar Association of Greater St Louis’ Phil Taxman is running his E-Type and the club’s forming a British Expeditionary Force to serve as pit crew and cheerleaders, for more info monitor www.jagstl.com.
13-15 Sept 19—Goodwood Revival, Goodwood Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex, England. Info at www.goodwood.com.
11-13 Oct 19—Thunder on the Cimarron XVIII, including a Formula Ford feature, hosted by Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing,. Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, 59901 E 5500 Rd, Jennings, Oklahoma. Monitor www.corinthianvintagerace.com.
12-13 Oct 19—Blackhawktoberfest III, hosted by VSCDA, at Blackhawk Farms, South Beloit, IL. Monitor https://vscda.org/.
11-13 Oct 19—Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival, Lake Garnett, OK. Vintage racing, an autocross, downtown car show and a chance to drive the historic old race course in your car. For details, call up http://lggpr.org and www.heartlandvintageracing.com.
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31 Aug 19—10th Annual O’Fallon (MO) Elks Lodge 2587 Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, 1163 Tom Ginneve. Registration 9 AM-noon, $20 show, $15 display, dash plaques to the first 100 entries, 1st and 2nd place trophies, 50/50 raffle, food and beverages. Proceeds benefit wounded warriors. For info call (636)219-0847 or (636)485-4388.
6 Sept 19—Memories Car Club Cruise at Faith Church, aka “The Zoo,” first Friday of each month. Rahning Rd off MO 30/Gravois, 4 PM-9 PM, all vehicles ’79 or older are welcome.
6 Sept 19—Kirkwood Sonic Car Cruise, at Big Bend and S Kirkwood, every Friday night through the end of September. Tends toward muscle cars and rods but foreign vehicles are welcome!
7 Sept 19—Cars & Coffee West/Sunrise Church, 7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd, O’Fallon, MO, 8 AM-10 AM. Info at https://calendar.time.ly/xzi1q8ed/posterboard.
7 Sept 19—First Baptist Church Lake St Louis 3rd Annual Car Show, 2230 Lake St Louis Blvd. Register prior to the 11 AM start time, show goes through 4 PM, $20, proceeds benefit those in financial need in our community. Dash plaques to the first 75 entries, attendance prizes, DJ music. Info at www.fbclsl.org/car show or call (636)448-5600.
7 Sept 19—69th Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Show, Second St and Capitol Ave, downtown, east of the capitol. For more information, all up www.cyberdriveillinois.com or emal email@example.com.
7-8 Sept 19—2019 Spirit of St Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, Spirit of St Louis Airport, featuring the US Navy Blue Angels and Royal Air Force Red Arrows, plus an F-22A demo, warbirds, stunt pilots and more. Tickets available at spirit-airshow.com, no tickets sold at the gate. LBC owners, grab your bulldogs and Union Jacks and come out to cheer on the Arrows!
8 Sept 19 —23rd Annual Walter F. Phillips Memorial Wheels in Motion Car Show, at Westport Plaza, 9 AM-4 PM. $20 entry, dash plaques to first 150 cars, all proceeds go to the National Children’s Cancer Society. Raffle, 50/50, food and drink vendors, for info call Elliott at (314)878-0534 or Al at (314)650-7639.
13 Sept 19—Misfit Toyz Car, Truck & Bike Cruise, 2nd Friday each month, April through October, 6-10 PM. At Hardees, 2580 Lemay Ferry Rd, St Louis.
14 Sept 19—Cars & Coffee/Fast Lane Classic Cars, 427 Little Hills Industrial Blvd, St Charles. Hosted by Fast Lane, C&C St Louis, the Bridge Coffee House and the Dokaj Foundation, 8 AM-10 AM. Info at https://calendar.time.ly/xzi1q8ed/posterboard.
21 Sept 19—Cars & Coffee/Westport, 8 AM-11 AM.
21 Sept 19—10th Annual Spirit of the Midwest Rides for Guides Classic Auto Show, 212 Utz Lane at the District 837 Machinists Hall behind Jack Schmidt Car Wash, Hazelwood. Registration 8 AM-noon, $20 entry, $10 for display, photo of your car included, judging at noon. Dash plaques to the first 200 cars, 50/50 and door prizes, food and drinks. Proceeds go to Guide Dogs of America; for more info, call (815)280-6400 or (219)427-8377.
27 Sept 19—Last Kirkwood Sonic Car Cruise of the season, at Big Bend and S Kirkwood. Tends toward muscle cars and rods but foreign vehicles are welcome!
4 Oct 19—Memories Car Club Cruise at Faith Church, aka “The Zoo,” first Friday of each month. Rahning Rd off MO 30/Gravois, 4 PM-9 PM, all vehicles ’79 or older are welcome.
5 Oct 19—Cars & Coffee West/Sunrise Church, 7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd, O’Fallon, MO, 8 AM-10 AM. Info at https://calendar.time.ly/xzi1q8ed/posterboard.
11 Oct 19—Misfit Toyz Car, Truck & Bike Cruise, 2nd Friday each month, April through October, 6-10 PM. At Hardees, 2580 Lemay Ferry Rd, St Louis.
12 Oct 19—Cars & Coffee/Fast Lane Classic Cars, 427 Little Hills Industrial Blvd, St Charles. Hosted by Fast Lane, C&C St Louis, the Bridge Coffee House and the Dokaj Foundation, 8 AM-10 AM. Info at https://calendar.time.ly/xzi1q8ed/posterboard.
12 Oct 19—5th Annual Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Route 66 Car Show, sponsored by the Chain of Rocks Community Association (CORCA). South of I-270 on Riverside Dr, register online or on the day of the event from 9 AM-Noon. Attendance prizes, multiple trophy categories, 50/50 drawing. For info, call up http://corca2stl.org/2019-show-classic-cars-wanted.html.
19 Oct 19—Cars & Coffee/Westport, 8 AM-11 AM.
St Louis Car Shows and Cruises: http://clubs.hemmings.com/lakerscarclub