The British were there! The British were there!

There is always a British Marques section at the auto show and it is a must visit for us.  Even though the Jaguar’s and Bentley’s had their own separate and larger sections from the British Marques grouping, I’m including a couple of them here with their fellow countrymen.

In order of appearance:

1937 Bentley Derby,  1969 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe,  1955 Sunbeam Aphine,  1948 MGTC (manufactured May 1947, registered in India in the 1970’s),  a MG next to a 1972 Mini Cooper that’s next to an Astin Martin (possibly a Lagonda, not sure),  1954 Austin Healey 100

Red appears to be a popular color doesn’t it 🙂

(Click on images to view larger)

Bentley0318-Edit copy GreenJag0472-Edit copy Sunbeam0678-Edit copy MGTC0692-Edit copy MiniCooper0694-Edit copy AustinH0708-Edit copy

 

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  1. #1 by Timothy Price on July 16, 2016 - 11:24 am

    Nice! I always loved the Jaguar XK-E. Even Harold’s mod of an XK-E into a hearse was way cool!

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on July 16, 2016 - 6:31 pm

      Who’s Harold?

      • #3 by Timothy Price on July 16, 2016 - 7:42 pm

        Harold and Maude! It’s a movie. Look up Harold’s XK-E it’s cool. I think you would like the movie if you haven’t seen it.

      • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on July 17, 2016 - 5:04 pm

        Never seen the movie but I did look up the car…interesting!

  2. #5 by allentimphotos2 on July 16, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    Stunning series.

  3. #7 by infraredrobert on July 17, 2016 - 7:26 am

    I am always amazed at how such a thriving car industry could fail in an entire country…

    • #8 by gtonthenet on July 17, 2016 - 10:51 am

      The cars had bags of character, but lacked somewhat in reliability. I remember my dad heating up the spark plugs in the oven on cold mornings, then borrowing my mums oven gloves to put them back in the engine and start up the car before they cooled too much 🙂
      By the time the reliability issues had been sorted – it was too late.

      • #9 by infraredrobert on July 17, 2016 - 11:29 am

        Plus they tended to rust in the showrooms….

      • #10 by gtonthenet on July 17, 2016 - 11:39 am

        yes – didn’t help – did it?

      • #11 by imagesbytdashfield on July 17, 2016 - 5:06 pm

        That’s going some…

      • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on July 17, 2016 - 5:05 pm

        Darn shame too, huh? Now that’s a story about starting up the car – wow!

      • #13 by gtonthenet on July 18, 2016 - 2:55 am

        Many more where that came from 🙂

    • #14 by imagesbytdashfield on July 17, 2016 - 5:04 pm

      Shrugs shoulders…

  4. #15 by Antonio on July 17, 2016 - 10:23 am

    a very beautiful cars!
    Congratulations for your blog.
    many greetings 🙂

  5. #16 by gtonthenet on July 17, 2016 - 10:52 am

    Great set of images. The 1948 MG is my favourite 🙂

    • #17 by imagesbytdashfield on July 17, 2016 - 5:05 pm

      I thought you might enjoy this set.

      • #18 by gtonthenet on July 18, 2016 - 2:55 am

        I did – thank you!

  6. #19 by ChgoJohn on July 24, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    Wonderful, Teri, although I think I best not take the Jaguar out for a spin. It’s far too expensive a car for me to learn how to handle that long front end. I had a hard enough time with my nose. 🙂

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