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 and Pere Marquette State Park, drive will end at the Loading Dock in Grafton for lunch. Monitor the club web page for any last-minute information.
18 Nov 18—6th Annual SLTOA Veterans Run. Open to all cars/drivers; meet at 9:30 AM at the State Farm parking lot in Columbia Center, immediately south of the McDonalds on IL 3 in Columbia. Cars roll at 10 AM for a flats and hills run to Chester, IL, for the traditional group photo at the Popeye statue overlooking the Mississippi and lunch at Reid's Harvest House. From there, the Illinois contingent can return home by their preferred route while Missouri drivers can cross the river to Perryville and head back to St Louis via US 61 or I-55. All proceeds from donations will go to the Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit which provides a variety of programs to assist veterans, wounded veterans and their families from all branches of the US armed forces. For info contact Mark Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
3-6 Oct 19—TRials/6-Pack National Meeting, at the Sheraton West Chalet Hotel St Louis, Westport. Hosted by SLTOA, for more information call up https://ckeefe4.wixsite.com/6-packtrial2019/.
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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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.
10 Nov 18—Jaguar Association of Greater St Louis Annual Meeting, 6 PM at Plaza Jaguar, 11654 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur. Monitor www.jagstl.com and the online Growl.
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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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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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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