The FUN MG leads off a line of MGBs. Not surprisingly, there were a lot of MGs here, but there were also quite a few representatives of other marks. Here are a pair of Morgans Plus 8s:
British cars old and new, an antique MGT and a contemporary Lotus Elise.
Badges? We don't need no stinking ... oh, wait. We do need badges.
Another MGB joins the line. This yellow B belonged to a couple who had just bought it last month. I got to show them how to fold their convertible top. I felt like quite the savvy veteran.
And then there was this little fellow.
So, you might notice that my right rear wheel no longer matches the others. As seems to be the case for me this year with WDMGC events, there was a bit of an incident with the FUN MG. I drove over a nail on my way in to the parking lot. Fortunately, one of my fellow British car owners noticed the flat and let me know. When I went to pull out my spare I noticed it was very soft -- check the air pressure in your spare tires, folks! -- but fortunately we were right by Camp Dearborn's maintenance shed, which had an air hose that I used to refill the spare. And parked right next to me was a couple who had a hydraulic jack in their MGB's trunk, which made lifting the car to change the flat a heck of a lot easier than with my old scissors jack.
(Yes, it's true. MGB owners use their limited trunk space for things like hydraulic jacks. It's possible that these old cars need a bit more work than the average new Honda.)
All of it put together made what could've been a really annoying problem into a bit of a communal effort to get me up and on the road again. Thanks, everybody!
And now back to the British cars....
Looking for a British sports car of your own? This sweet MGA is for sale.
I like this random lineup. It's a nice representation of the variety of cars that showed up Sunday. From right-to-left: MGB, Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite, MGB GT, Triumph TR6, and a modern Jaguar XKR.
The Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite: really, the happiest looking cars of all time.
And finally, this young lad from Walled Lake was here with his parents, who own a classic Mini. He told them that he'd seen this car several times before ... and since I drive through Walled Lake all the time, I'll bet he's right!
All in all, a fun, casual afternoon.