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It’s Queen’s English Car Show Time Again

Robert Emslie April 17, 2017 Car Shows 2 Comments

Once a year Woodley Park in Van Nuys CA hosts what I like to call the annual oiling of the grass, or as its promoters prefer; the Queen’s English All-British Car Meet and Jumble. This year’s British invasion takes place next Sunday, the 23rd. Assuming participants can get their cars started (and it doesn’t rain) the show will kick off at 9am.  Food vendors will let you get your bangers and mash on, and things will wrap up at a questionable electrical system-friendly 4pm. One thing to keep in mind is that spectator parking is somewhat limited so you might want to come early. Maybe right after having your kippers for breaky.

It will be well worth it. Participating will be over 400 cars, trucks, and motorcycles, including a riot of Rovers, a multitude of MG, an avalanche of Austins, and lots of Loti. The Jumble (or swap meet) may be the opportunity to find that missing leaf spring gaiter or key fob you’ve been desperately seeking. The show is free for spectators, and there’s a nominal charge for getting your own Brit barge on display, the participant entry form may being found here. Similarly, a Map and directions are here.

If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area this upcoming weekend, this is a must-see event for all enthusiasts, and especially so if you also happen to be an anglophile or just someone who’s always wondered how Lucas manages to put all that smoke in their wires.

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  • Batshitbox

    I was under the impression that rain made British cars more reliable. They seem to run just fine in Old Blighty, but tend to wilt in the Southern California climate.

  • outback_ute

    I will be impressed if there are any Rootes Group cars there with a roof (ie not Alpines/Tigers)