18 Sept 18—Monthly SLTOA meeting, at The Corner Pub & Grill, 13645 Big Bend Rd No. 105, Valley Park (Big Bend and Dougherty Ferry).
21 Sept 18—Traditional Pre-ABCCS Welcome BBQ, hosted by All British Car Repair, at the show site, Creve Coeur Lake Park, 5 PM until dark. Burgers/brats/dogs with all the trimmings and soft drinks provided, please bring a side dish or desert and chairs.
22 Sept 18—37th Annual All British Car & Cycle Show, Creve Coeur Lake Park. Sponsored by the MG Club of St Louis with St Louis Triumph Owners Association handling the food concession. This year’s featured marque is the Austin-Healey; the show field opens at 9 AM, registration through 12 noon, awards at 3 PM. More information available at https://allbritishcarshowcom.
27-30 Sept 18—6-Pack TRials 2018, at Fontana Dam, NC. Annual confab for the TR250/TR6 owners, at Fontana Village Resort. Driving events, car show and much more; info at http://jimholewka.wixsite.com/trials2018, www.6-pack.org and www.6-pack.org/vb5/the-6-pack-forums/6-pack-club/trials.
27-30 Sept 18—Stake Your Claim at Triumphfest ’18, hosted by the Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club, at the Sacramento Hilton-Arden West, 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA. The annual event is close to Gold Country, world-class wineries, historic sites and the splendors of the Sierra Nevada. Info at www.triumphfest2018.org, or contact Cregg Cowan (650)619-8997.
16 Oct 18—Annual SLTOA Halloween Party/Meeting, at Jack and Bonnie David’s, 500 Marie Dr, St Charles. Costumes strongly encouraged!
27 Oct 18—5th Annual SLTOA Fall Colours Tour. Meet at McDonalds on Broadway in Alton at 10 AM, head out for a fun drive including a run through the campus of Principia College, drive will end at the Loading Dock in Grafton for lunch. More info to follow.
18 Nov 18—6th Annual SLTOA Veterans Run. Meet at the State Farm parking lot on Columbia Center, immediately south of the McDonalds on IL 3 in Columbia at 9:30, cars roll at 10 AM for a flats, hills and river run to lunch in Perryville, MO. All proceeds from donations will go to The Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit which provides a variety of programs to assist wounded veterans and their families from all branches of the US armed forces. More details to follow.
20 Nov 18—Monthly SLTOA meeting, Culpepper’s, St Charles.
7 Dec 18—Annual SLTOA Christmas Party, Missouri Athletic Club-West, details to follow, Niitakayama Nobore.
10 Feb 19—Annual SLTOA Polar Bear Run. Traditional kick-off event for the driving/show season, more information to follow.
24-27 Apr 19—Annual South Central VTR confab, at the Tanglewood Resort in Pottsboro, TX. This year’s event highlights the debut of the Wedge 45 years ago; the activities include a Funkhana, Gimmick Rally over North Texas backroads, an autocross, Triumph historical walking rally plus a 1974-appropriate costume contest at Thursday night’s Welcome Party. Registration and schedule at http://redrivertriumphclub.org/2019-registration-home/.
6-11 Oct 19—VTR National 2019, hosted by the Hill Country Triumph Club of Austin, TX, in Dripping Springs. Details to follow.
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22 Sept 18—MG Club of St Louis British Invasion: Cedar Lake Cellars/Pyromania! At Cedar Lake Cellars, 11008 Schreckengast Rd, Wright City; come see absolute pyromania, the biggest fireworks display in the Midwest, described as “a concert in the sky.” General admission $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Gates open at 4 PM, fireworks show at 9:30 PM. Monitor https://www.stlouismgclub.com/ for more details.
27 Sept 18—Gateway Healey Association RUMP lunch, monitor http://clubs.hemmings.com/gatewayhealey/events.htm for time and location.
5-6 Oct 18—Annual Jaguar Association of St Louis Concours d’Elegance, Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield. The weekend starts Friday with car-washing at the Drury Inn, 12-5:30 PM, followed by registration and a cocktail party, 5:30-7 PM. Cars go on display at Faust Park Saturday between 7 and 9 AM, judge’s meeting 11:15 AM to noon, judging through 3:30 PM with the awards dinner from 6-10:30 PM Saturday night. Details to follow, monitor www.jagstl.com and the online Growl.
18 Oct 18—JAGSL Classics & Cocktails, sponsored by the Business Development Group. View members’ classic cars while networking and sipping cocktails, prizes included. At the Missouri Athletic Club-West, 4:30-7 PM rain or shine. Limited to the first 40 cars; to register, contact Charley Baine at (314)255-3241 or call (314)539-4490.
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21-22 Sept 18—SIRBrit Motorcar Day on the River, hosted by the British Sports Car Club of Louisville, KY. At Old Dam Park, 525 E Highway 662, Newburgh, IN. Free to the public, $15 registration for display cars. For more information call Ric Boles (270)929-9608, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SiRbritSouth/.
28-29 Sept 18—Memphis Euro Fest, hosted by the Memphis British Sports Car Club, Ltd. At the Bartlett Campus of Youth Villages, 7410 Memphis-Arlington Road. Number of classes increased to 30 this year, awards will include a people’s choice for each class. Registration $30 per car/$15 per motorcycle, register on the show grounds Friday the 28th from 7-8 PM or Saturday the 29th from 8-10 AM. Monitor www.memphisbritishcars.org for more information.
19-21 Oct 18—Annual Red River Shootout, hosted by the Red River Triumph Club of Fort Worth and the Central Oklahoma Vintage Triumph Register of Oklahoma City. Host hotel is the Comfort Inn in Gainesville, I-35 and US 82, (940)665-5000. Additional information available in the events section at http://redrivertriumphclub.org.
23 Mar 19—Annual British Car Day, hosted by the British Motoring Club of New Orleans, at Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave, NOLA. Details to follow, monitor www.bmcno.org.
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23 Sept 18—BSCC Autocross #6. Show around 9:30-10 AM, six runs for $35. For more information or to get on the email alert list for events, contact Racer Steve at email@example.com.
30 Sept 18—SCCA Autocross #8, at Family Arena, St Charles. Registration from 7 to 8:15 AM, $40 for SCCA members, $40 plus $15 weekend membership for non-members.
4-8 Oct 18—24th Annual United States RoadRallyTM Challenge, hosted by the St Louis Region, SCCA. Celebrating sports cars and rallying with four diverse events: Tulips By Night Divisional Touring Rally, Thursday 4 October; Kaskaskia Trails National Course Rally, Friday 5 October; Le Petit Rallye du Rocher National Touring Rally, Saturday 6 October; and Monopoly Redux Divisional GTA Rally, Sunday 7 October. Banquet follows Saturday’s event. Registration available at motorsportreg.com, entry deadline is 30 September; contact Rallymaster James Heine for details including schedules and fees, firstname.lastname@example.org or (314)922-6120.
14 Oct 18—SCCA Autocross #9, at Gateway Motorsports Park. Registration from 7 to 8:15 AM, $40 for SCCA members, $40 plus $15 weekend membership for non-members.
21 Oct 18—BSCC Autocross #7. Show around 9:30-10 AM, six runs for $35. For more information or to get on the email alert list for events, contact Racer Steve at email@example.com.
27 Oct 18—Pit stop #1 for the Route Sucky Suck Rally from Chicago to Los Angeles, sponsored/contrived by the 24 Hours of LeMons gang along with a number of unindicted co-conspirators. As the name (sort of) indicates, a number of wholly unique vehicles will depart Joliet, Illinois the morning of the 27th and follow US 66 west to Santa Monica. Overnight stop location is the Sleep Inn, 140 Venita Dr, O’Fallon (conveniently located next to an IHOP and MotoMart!). For more information on the group (“Unwisely sponsored by Yokohama”), call up https://24hoursoflemons.com.
28 Oct 18—SCCA Autocross #10, at Family Arena, St Charles. Registration from 7 to 8:15 AM, $40 for SCCA members, $40 plus $15 weekend membership for non-members.
4 Nov 18—BSCC Autocross #8. Show around 9:30-10 AM, six runs for $35. For more information or to get on the email alert list for events, contact Racer Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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14-16 Sept 18—Vintage Sports Car Drivers of America (VSCDA) Vintage Festival, at Road America, Elkhart Lake. Info at https://www.vscda.org/.
24-27 Sept 18—Put-In Road Race Reunion, at Put-In-Bay, Ohio, hosted by the Put-in-Bay Road Race Heritage Society. For information call up www.pibroadrace.com.
12-14 Oct 18—Blackhawktoberfest, sponsored by VSCDA, at Blackhawk Farms, S Beloit, IL. Info at www.vscda.org.
13-14 Oct 18—Lake Garnett Grand Prix Revival, 500 N Lake Rd, Garnett, KS. This year’s gathering honors all pre-1980 British cars; events include drives on the historic former race course, autocross, car shows and great food. Participating car clubs include the Kansas City Triumphs, Heartland Vintage Racing, Lawrence All British Car Club, Heart of America Jaguar Owners Club, and Kansas City MG Car Club. Registration at www.lggpr.org.
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15 Sept 18—Cars & Coffee-Westport. 8-11 AM, at Westport Plaza, monitor http://carsandcoffeestl.org.
15 Sept 18—6th Annual Chesterfield Community Church Cruise-In, 14647 Ladue Rd at Olive, 3 PM to 7 PM. Open to all classics, customs, hot rods, exotics, special interest vehicles and motorcycles, food available from Kettlehut’s Smokehouse, music by Surrender Dorothy. No burnouts or alcohol please.
15 Sept 18—St Martin de Porres 6th Annual Car Show, 615 Dunn Rd, US 270 at Lindbergh next to Bommarito Ford. Registration 8-11 AM, dash plaques to the first 100 cars, $20 entry donation, attendance prizes and 15 classes, plus the Pastor’s Choice Award. 50/50 drawing benefits St Martin’s Parish. Info (314)895-1100 or email@example.com.
16 Sept 18—40th Annual Swap Meet & Car Show, hosted by the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri. At the Hollywood Casino, 777 Casino Center Dr, Maryland Heights. Free public parking; car show has 17 classes with awards for 1st through 3rd, dash plaques to the first 100 cars. Cars must be 1993 or older. More details including times will get posted at www.hccmo.com after 1 May.
22 Sept 18—10th Annual Spirit of the Midwest Rides for Guides, at the IAM District 837 Hall, 212 Utz Lane, Hazelwood. Register 8 AM-noon, show starts at 10 AM, judging at noon. Dash plaques to the first 200 cars, attendance prizes, 50/50, proceeds benefit Guide Dogs for the Blind. Info (815)280-6400.
22 Sept 18—Tire Rack Street Survival School, at Family Arena, 7 AM-4:30 PM. The primary emphasis is a hands-on driving experience in real-world situations. Info at http://streetsurvival.org.
28 Sept-7 Oct—Military Vehicle Preservation Association Show-Me Missouri Convoy. Starts and ends at the Auto World Museum in Fulton; convoy will travel to Jefferson City, Hermann, Montauk State Resort, Cuba and return with stops at the National Churchill Museum, Missouri National Guard Museum, Daniel Boone Home, Meramec Caverns, Fort Leonard Wood and other sites. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
29 Sept 18—Cars & Coffee/Gateway Classics, 1237 Central Park Dr, O’Fallon, IL, 9 AM-12 Noon. Info (618)271-3000.
29 Sept 18—Rev’n for Research Car Show, prostate cancer fundraiser, at the Museum of Transportation, 2933 Barrett Station Rd, 10 AM-2 PM. Monitor http://transportmuseumassociation.org or call (314)615-8668.
30 Sept 18—32nd Annual Oktoberbfest Antique Car Show, hosted by the First Capital Classics. 9 AM to 4:30 PM, $20 registration through noon, dash plaques to the first 150 cars. Three trophies, 22 classes including best of show, food and drink available. In St Charles, on Main Street (I-70 to 5th St, head north, head east on Boone’s Likc Rd to Main). For info call (636)928-8672 or (314)878-0534.
6 Oct 18—Cars & Coffee West/SunShine UMC, 7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd, O’Fallon, MO, 8-10 AM.
14 Oct 18—Military Vehicle Preservation Association Missouri Convoy, from the Arcadia Academy B&B, Arcadia (south of St Louis) to Caledonia’s Pumpkinfest with return via the Bonne Terre Mine. No dash plaques, t-shirts or prizes, just 74 miles of fun and scenery.
20 Oct 18—Cars & Coffee-Westport, 8-11 AM, at Westport Plaza, monitor http://carsandcoffeestl.org. Should be the last one of the season…
20 Oct 18—7th Annual Mascoutah Fall Fest Car Show, Main Street downtown. Register 9 AM-Noon, $15 entry, $10 display, dash plaques to the first 150 entries. Total of 16 classes, 3 trophies each plus special awards and attendance prizes.
27 Oct 18—Cars & Coffee/Gateway Classics, 1237 Central Park Dr, O’Fallon, IL, 9 AM-12 Noon. Info (618)271-3000.
27 Oct 18—Tire Rack Street Survival School, at Family Arena, 7 AM-4:30 PM. The primary emphasis is a hands-on driving experience in real-world situations. Info at http://streetsurvival.org.
St Louis Car Shows and Cruises: http://clubs.hemmings.com/lakerscarclub