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32nd year in the San Francisco Bay Area.....


And now for something completely different.......

Leave anytime between 8:30AM and 10:30AM

Parking Lot Show & Tell - 8:30AM to 1:30PM

Join your British car friends for a smashing weekend at the Brisbane
Marina. Over 200 quirky, classic, and lovable British cars will once
again gather in the Bay Area for our 32nd Annual British Car Meet.
We’ve been presenting this event on the same weekend for over
three decades and because the times, they are a-changin,’ we will
be a-changin’ with the times.

After careful consideration of the present economy, fading sponsorship,
and smaller attendance, combined with the decentralization of the hobby
and a number of new competing Northern California events, we have
decided to try something that is quite like the very first British Car Meet
held in Palo Alto in 1978. A one day FREE event...

That’s right, FREE.

* Saturday - Tour To Cameron’s Pub (leaving between 8:30 & 10:30AM)

This tour will take you over some of the most beautiful roads in Northern
California. People will be able to leave on the tour route anytime between
9:00AM and Noon. There will be two optional routes. One direct, yet still
quite scenic, and another with a backroad component. The shorter route
should take less than an hour and the backroads route will take a bit more
than an hour.

* Sunday - Parking Lot Show & Tell 8:30AM to 1:30PM (or so):

This will be a simple, no fees, no frills, no awards gathering of British and
Arcane car enthusiasts. We have made arrangements with the good folks
at the Sierra Point Yacht Club to set up in the parking lots around the club.
The Yacht Club will be offering an optional Sunday brunch and coffee. It
all starts Sunday morning at 8:30AM and goes on into the afternoon.

* Hotel Package

We also have set up a special Hotel package at the Radisson Hotel in
the Marina. For about the price of a airport motel, you can stay at a really
nice hotel right there at the Marina for $89.00 + 10.065% tax per night Friday
or Saturday night. You must book your room before August 28, 2009 to
ensure a place as there are a number of conventions in the area.

Radisson Hotel San Francisco Airport Bay Front
5000 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane, CA 94005
website: Radisson Hotel San Francisco Airport Bay Front: San Francisco Hotel Near Airport

Reservations for British Car Meet Folks:
Carole Burton at Santa Cruz Travel
831-632-2323 - home office phone and fax
Email: <[email protected]>,

* Directions To The Brisbane Marina:

The Brisbane Marina is located on Sierra Point, just east of the Bayshore
Freeway (101) in Brisbane, between San Francisco and the SF Airport
and Highway 380. Just take the Brisbane/Sierra Point Exit and follow the
signs to the Marina.

Cameron's Pub is located at 1410 S. Cabrillo Hwy in Half Moon Bay. It is
just south of downtown HMB on the west side of the coast highway.

Information: 310-392-6605 • e-mail: <[email protected]>
Website: The British Car Network


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fun time

I was not sure what to expect. I was a constant participant at the normal British Car Meet in Palo Alto. I used it as an excuse to polish my Lotus. I attended for many years with my Seven and people remember me for letting large persons try it on for size. The fellow in the yellow Seven remembers me from the old days.

This time, I was looking for something to do and made the trip. It was fun talking with other British car owners, some who knew the Lotus existed but not much else. When you think about it, Lotus is one of the few manufacturers left who is producing a performance car. Sure, Aston Martin and Jaguar have cars but they are more known for luxury than hard core performance.

There was a Dare there, imitation Ginetta, that might be considered performance but it was a retro recreation.

I will continue to go as long as it remains free to display. I will pay again, but the event will have to be huge, like the good ol' days.


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+1--a nice get-together with some interesting cars and people to talk to (and some good photo ops). A good location, too, but kind of remote, which certainly will limit casual spectators.
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