Afterwards, we went out to dinner with some British-car friends and found ourselves in the midst of something truly scenic. Ride along with us...
MGB, Rolls Royce, Mini, Jaguar F-Type, Morgan three-wheeler.
Ken and Melody Klemmer's MG TC. We'll see it again later this evening.
Austin-Healey, Triumph TR6, Jaguar XJ6...
... and then an MG TC putts on by.
This Lagonda was lovely.
Monique loved this Invicta.
So this was really cool, a Rolls-Royce Mini. Apparently they built 1,000 of these back in 2018. The interior was every bit as plush as you might expect.
A Reliant Robin three-wheeler drew some of the biggest crowds at the British Invasion. I talked to the guy who owns it and he said it was much steadier around curves than its reputation.
How did it get that reputation?
Top Gear: The Reliant Robin
A nice sample of the variety: a Bug-eye Sprite, a Lotus 3-Eleven, and an old Rolls-Royce.
And that old Rolls was niiiiiiiiice.
Speaking of old Rolls-Royces, this 1909 Rolls-Royce was one of the real stars of the gathering. The details on it were amazing, and the restoration looked immaculate. Let's stop here for a few photos to look closer:
The second windscreen for the rear passengers
Now *this* is how you accessorize an air hose.
And yes, the rear tail lamps are real lamps.
Speaking of Rolls-Royces, the FUN MG was indeed parked next to one.
At this point I want to point out that the giant puddle of coolant next to the FUN MG did not come from us! It came from a Jaguar E-Type, which is what you should expect when you park a lesser car like that next to an MGB
Another pretty little MGB
Usually I take photos of the exterior of Jaguar E-Types. But this time I was struck by the lovely dash.
Oh, okay, have an exterior photo, too:
Factory Five AC Cobra replica
More Lotuses, these in orange.
Rolls-Royce Corniche. Nice.
Hundreds of *amazing* British luxury and sports cars and what was Monique's favorite? This wee little compact late-1940s Austin.
As the event began to break up, several of us decided to head up to The Garage in Northville, a restaurant in a converted 1930s garage. Much to my surprise, when we got up there with our B, Ken and Melody were waving in the British cars to park in their driveway:
As you might expect, we drew quite a crowd of passers-by. It took quite a bit of patience to catch these pictures of the cars without a crowd around them.
And then after dinner, the British roadsters went on their way....
All in all, an entirely fun automotive day in the Motor City!