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Events and Happenings - Stay tuned for updates and more information in coming months.
Driving Tour  |  Girls Night OutLive Auction  |  Wrench Wracing  |  Wine Events  |  BBQ  |  Autocross 

Driving Tour in the Blue Ridge Foothills
Friday, April
20
What's more satisfying than driving a well-tuned British sports car through gorgeous twisty terrain? (Would you believe....Driving an old worn out British sports car with wobbly trunnions and loose steering, on second thought, no)   You're invited to do just that on Friday, April 15th along with your fellow car enthusiasts. We've mapped out a beautiful route through the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. We'll be there to hand out directions from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, departing from the Hampton Inn..

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Girls Night Out @ Harvest Grill 
Friday, April 20, 6:30pm

Enjoy great friends, great food, great wines at Shelton’s Harvest Grill Restaurant. The girls can catch a ride from the Hampton Inn at 6:30 PM and then get a ride back after dinner. Seating is limited! You must register by Tuesday April 18 by emailing Jan Cook: kbtvr@triad.rr.com.

British Parts Auction 
Friday, April 20, 7pm

Each year, vendors in the British car community generously donate items for our auction.

(Used parts will be accepted for this year's auction, but only a a club donation with no money being given to the donor..  All items will be new parts, regalia or memorabilia donated by supporting vendors.)

Expected Parts/Items dontations by (in aphabetical order):  

Apple Hydraulics
Classic Motorsports
Competition Chemicals
Morrobuilt
Moss Motors
The Roadster Factory
TWOA (Triumph Wedge Owners of America)
Victoria British
VIR


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Wrench Wracing Competition and Concours
Saturday, April
21

Take an enthusiast, a tool, four wheels and too much time on your hands and what do you have? Wrench Wracing!

In past years, Wrench Wracing has become one of the most fierce (and funniest) competitions of the weekend as mankind and tool go head-to-head in search of the fastest. This Pinewood Derby-style race requires little other than an extra tool or two, some time and an imaginative mind.

Watch as kids and kids-at-heart assemble to find out which wracer will be the first to the bottom of the hill. If you are planning on attending the Gathering, this event is one not to miss! It's definitely worth the small effort required to build up a wracer of your own!

There will be both match racing and a popular vote “concours” held for wrench racers.

All entries must be:

  • gravity powered;

  • no longer than 9” and no wider than 4”

  • weigh less than 2 lb

  • feature a hand tool as a major portion of their design.

For more information, contact Jamie Palmer.

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Wine Events

Saturday, April 21, 11:30am

Picnic on the Patio - a lunch with a British theme - by Chef Paul on the Winery Patio. Seating @ 11:30am
$24.95 per person, plus tax and service charge. Reservations required by April 17.  Contact the Winery on  336-366-4724

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BBQ Dinner
Saturday, April 21, 6:30 pm
Relax after the car show with a buffet-style BBQ dinner at the Hampton Inn, 6:30 PM on Saturday. Banquet pre-registration is required, with a maximum of 120 participants. ($25) Food includes BBQ Port-A-Pit Chicken, Smoked BBQ Pork, Zesty Baked Beans, Creamy Potato Salad, Slaw (BBQ and Mayo styles), Rolls (Butter), Deviled Eggs, Tea, and bottled waters. Assorted mini desserts (Lemon curd tart shells, Fudge, Baklava, Amaretto Roll ups, and other assorted goodies.


Autocross
Sunday, April 22, 8 am–Noon

On Sunday, the Gathering Autocross returns.  Put your British iron through its paces as we compete for "Fastest Time of Day!"  Whether you are a novice or an autocross regular, you will have a great time!  If you don't want to run - come and watch - it's always exciting and fun. (First time I tried it, I got lost twice. And when I  did finish, I had the slowest time of the day and I still had fun!!!) Don't think you have to run all out to have fun at the autocross. Come on and try it out!

The autocross will take place at the Surry County Community College's Emergency Services Training Center driving course. The campus is located at 630 South Main Street, Dobson NC  27017.  Here's where you'll find  Directions and maps .

The Tech Inspection form is available here. We tech inspect your car prior to the event to make sure it's ready.  As an aside, we sometimes find some lurking problems that owners were unaware of.... (Just another free service from your friendly local British car club)

7:30 am - final timing set-up, course open for walking
8:00 am - final registration and tech inspections
8:15 am - drivers meeting and volunteer course worker assignments
8:30 am - first car off

Some participants may wish to walk the course, attend the drivers meeting, then go check out of the hotel and return for their timed runs, but every participant must have their car inspected  and attend the drivers meeting.

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