Sorry for not posting in a while. Things have been incredibly busy here at the shop. We’ve got some great restoration projects underway and we look forward to sharing them with you soon. In the meantime, here’s a post about a very nice local charity car show we participate in every year.
The Fifth Annual Gathering of Friends All European Car Show was held at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, July 17, 2011. The show is an event all of us here at British Sports Cars look forward to every year. We have been an event sponsor of this show since its inaugural event several years ago. Every year, this show gets better and better and always seems to blow us away with the type and quality of cars on display. Just like the name says, this show truly is a gathering of friends. The event is very laid back and a lot of fun where everyone mingles and gets to know one another on a personal level.
This year we brought a few cars out from our personal collection and put on a small display. Peter Jurgens’ son Jonathan of Broad Street Automotive also put on a small display to show what his business can do. There were over 100 cars out on the lawn with everything from an early J Series MG to a very high dollar Mercedes Gullwing. I have to say that my favorite car of the event was a very cool Facel Vega. I know it’s not British but still very cool.
This is the best car show here on the central coast and is a must do for any classic European car show fans. As it has been in past years, this year’s event was a huge success, raising over $5,000 for local charities. We hope to see you there next year!
Photos courtesy of Tim Cool