October 22nd 2014
By Paul Hinkle
British Car Roundup
A rain shower moved through the valley early Sunday morning leaving the air clean and the skies blue. Below on the streets of Old Town Clovis Jaguars, Austin Healeys, MGs, Mini Coopers, and Triumphs from all over the state were on display. The British Car Roundup is held in conjunction with the Old Town Clovis Antique fair, which draws big crowds. This meant that for some seeing these small stylish and uniquely colored cars was a first. I heard a lot of “what kind of car is this” and “what kind of gas mileage do you get”. Those that knew the pedigree were treated to beautiful examples of British cars with low import numbers and few survivors. The small sports cars ranged in condition from numbers matching to hot rodded to weathered. Despite the condition every car shown was driven on a regular basis and enjoyed by their owners. A couple of New Jaguars XFs and Minis where parked along side the classics offering contrast between the new and old. All the awards at this show were voted for by the public walking the show. A full list of winners can be found at Valleybritish.org and pictures can be viewed at Clovisparkinthepark.com.
Best of Show Open 1945-53 – Louis Levin 1953 Singer, Big Healey – Seth Stairs 1956 Austin Healey 100M, Bugeye Sprite – Bradley Holland 1959Austin Healy Sprite, Delorean – Chris Miles 1983 Delorean DMC12, Jaguar 120-150 – Kennon Jarvis 1962 Jaguar XK150, Jaguar E-Type – Loren Allen 1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2, Jaguar Sedan – Ron Stockall 1986 Jaguar XJ6, Jaguar Sports Modern – Bruce Williams 2015 Jaguar “F” Type, Jensen Healey – Chuck Lakowski 1974 Jensen Healey, MG Chrome – Richard Thornberry 1971 MGB, MG Rubber – Brent Stanley 1975 MGB, MGA – Paul Clement 1961 MGA 1600, MGB GT – Randy Watson 1973 MGB-GT, New Mini – Alyson Gorubec 2013 Mini Cooper S, Old Mini – Martin Connolly 1972 Austin Mini Panel Van, Open – James Bull 1967 Morris Miner, Triumph TR3/4 – Betty Rodgers 1959 Triumph TR3, Triumph TR6 – Marty Hardison 1972 Triumph TR6, Winners Circle – Terry Starr 1973 Triumph TR6.