The British Car Club of Delaware, Inc., held its Annual Fall All-British All-Years Car Show at The Friends of Bellanca Airfield Museum, 2 Centrepoint Blvd., New Castle, Delaware. Special thanks to our hosts, The Friends of Bellanca Airfield Museum, managed by Ms. Barbara Finnan and Bellanca board member Bill Wilson who by the way, is also a British Car Club of Delaware member, opened the “Hanger Doors” fully providing untiring assistance that made the venue “show perfect.”
The show opened at 9:30 after a year postponement due to COVID-19. Our British Car Show club team members led by David Mitchell, Annual Fall Car Show Chairman and car club members Sharon Kalinowski, George Alderman, Calvin Jackson, Marion Woodruff, Jim Martin, Steve Woodward, David Barlow, Jeff Barlow, and Bob Wall jumping in to help. Planning of several months paid off. Each detail checked off, one by one, leading up to show-day.
Additionally, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragic events we were privileged to have First Responders from the Good Will Fire Company Station 18 attend. Firefighter David Majewski and two volunteers, Mike and Wyatt, brought their 1919 Ahrens “Fox,” MK-4 Reg# 861, Pumper to the show. The “Fox” was delivered in 1919 to New Castle’s Good Will Fire Company via rail car. Thee it served until the 1950’s. In the mid 1980’s the “Fox” was shipped to Fire Fly Restorations in Maine. It was returned in 1990 fully restored! The Ahrens “Fox,” MK-4 Reg# 861, Pumper also known as the “Marvelous Water Moving Machine” is currently on permanent display at the Good Will Fire Company No 18. Be sure to look for it in many local parades.
Food was provided by Delaware Provision Co. Inc., Billy Hayes, Sean Buckley served their iconic kielbasas with sauerkraut, peppers and onions, as well as sweet and hot sausages, briskets, coleslaw and pierogis. Guests and visitors alike enjoyed the excellent food while touring the rows of exhibited vehicles. A bonus, throughout the day was the British sounds played by DJ Mike Parrish, British music befitting the venue.All the preparation paid off with fifty-four spectacular British automobiles registered. The day ended by recognizing the best of the best by popular peer vote. We are delighted to present the following results.
Best in Show: 1955 Jaguar XK140MC, Mr. Michael Eck, Glassboro NJ
President’s Award: 1930 Norton Model 19, Mr. Andrew Berman, Bear DE
First Responder Award: 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII, Mr. Armand Pouliot, Newark DE (Show Marque)
2010 Lotus Evora, Mr. Tom Cloud, Wilmington DE
1999 XK8 Convertible, Mr. David Prostko, Clayton DE
2017 Jaguar F Type, Mr. Karl Kyriss, Malvern PA
1995 Jaguar XJS, Mr. Svilen Bobev, Newark DE
1997 Jaguar XK8 Convertible, Mr. Wayne Segal, Wilmington DE
1960 Triumph TR3A, Mr. Robert Gannon, Hockessin DE
1971 Morgan Plus 8, Mr. Fred Schuchard, Bridgeton NJ
1977 MG B, Mr. Don Boudwin, Dover DE
1974 Triumph TR6, Mr. Kirk Whaley, Newark DE
1968 Jaguar E-Type, Mr. Alex Neill, Swarthmore PA