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See classic, rare and exotic European cars at Euro Fest in Bartlett Oct. 2

September 15, 2010

Larry Kiehna of Collierville and East Memphian Jim Hofer, chairmen of Euro Fest, and Jim Duke, longtime member of the Birtish Sports Car and Motorcycle Club of Memphis, pose with some classic cars at last year’s Euro Fest.

The 4th Annual Euro Fest, organized by the British Sports Car and Motorcycle Club of Memphis, is set for Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Youth Villages Bartlett Campus at 7410 Memphis-Arlington Rd.

The event, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Memphis, presents a wide variety of classic, vintage and rare European sports cars, sedans, motorcycles and touring cars brought in from around Tennessee and across the Mid-South. This year’s featured marquee is Mercedes-Benz.

The show is free to the public, and event proceeds and donations benefit Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping troubled children and their families. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their show favorite in the People’s Choice category.

The festival draws at least 100 cars and more than 1,000 visitors. To view pictures of cars at previous Euro Fests, go to www.memphisbritishcars.org.

Judging and tech sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m., followed by a fun rally at 3:30 p.m. starting at the Bartlett Campus.

Awards will be given out in the following categories: Best of Show – High Point Car and Longest Distance Traveled, as well as People’s Choice.
 Concessions, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.

Cars participating in the show must be registered by 10 a.m. on Oct. 2. Cars can be registered Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at the Wolfchase Galleria at 2935 N. Germantown Parkway. You may also register your car on Friday, Oct. 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Youth Villages Bartlett Campus at 7410 Memphis-Arlington Rd. or the morning of the show between 8 and 10 a.m. at the show site. Cars may also be registered by mail. To download a registration form, go to http://www.memphisbritishcars.org.

The British Sports Car Club LTD. of Memphis is one of the country’s oldest and most successful British car clubs. Founded in the early 1950s, the club has more than 100 members from the Memphis metro area, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, Illinois and places as far as 500 miles from Memphis. The annual car and motorcycle show is the largest in the region and attracts car fans from neighboring states and from as far away as Canada and Florida.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Valerie Wagner permalink
    December 4, 2010 12:53 am

    Sirs,
    I have recently inherited a 1969 Jaguar XKE convertible. It is a beauty & would love to see it go to someone who loves to own/drive this car. Very low miles. Mint condition. Would there be anyone in your club that may be interested? Please contact me if so.

    • Larry Kiehna- BSCC treasurer permalink
      March 17, 2011 12:22 pm

      Valerie- I just became aware of your comment on your Jaguar XKE. I would be happy to post it on the club for sale posting. Please provide details and we will publish it. Thanks

      Larry Kiehna- treasurer
      Memphis British Sport Car Club

      http://www.memphisbritishcars.org/

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