British Invasion Weekend

So, the British invaded Central Texas this weekend.

More precisely, the Texas All British Car Days show was held in Round Rock today. I was planning to go as a camera-wielding spectator. Instead, through a combination of happenstance and generosity, I ended up being a camera-wielding JUDGE. And since it was raining off and on, I was also a cheetah rain boot-wearing judge. Because that’s how I roll.

The spectators and entrants judged several categories; we judges focused on right-hand drive cars (of which there were quite a few) and daily drivers. First prize for Daily Driver went to a lovely little MG that is its owner’s only car. That’s trust.

It truly was an honor to be a judge, to meet all the wonderful people involved with this event, and to see some really extraordinary cars. The Red MINI felt at home as well! There were MINIs, classic Minis, Jaguars, MGs, Triumphs, Austin Healeys, Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Lotuses, Aston Martins, an AC Cobra and more. I took over two hundred photos and will post a lot of them, once I’m through sorting and editing. I know you will enjoy the Aston Martin DB6 and the DeLorean. Until those are ready, here are some I thought you would like in the meantime.



Rolls Bentley

Rolls Royce (front) and Bentley (rear)

Bentley badge


classic Mini

Classic Mini

AC Cobra

AC Cobra

AC Cobra badge

Jag V12 badge



Austin Healey

Austin Healey

Lotus Elise red

Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise BRG

Kick ass

Triumph duo


Jag E-Type red

There were some lovely Jaguar E-Types.

Jag E-Type green


An extremely rare MGB GT V8

classic Mini lunch

No classic Minis for lunch, please

Austin Healey Sprite

An Austin Healey Sprite. I love this photo.

Yea for British cars old and new! What a fun day.