As a child, I spent a lot of time with my British great-grandmother (who lived in upstate New York), so I have an appreciation for British products, like tea and scones, The Beatles (one of my favorite bands), James Bond movies (I’ve seen almost every one of them) and British cars.
I don’t own a British car and don’t know nearly enough about them, but I do appreciate a fine automobile.
My mom used to own a Little British Car, a Triumph, when she was in her early 20’s, and my aunt and uncle owned a convertible MG.
I’d love to be able to own a Little British Car someday, but for now getting to stand next to one and ask questions and take photos will be good enough for me.
The British Invasion Cruise-in from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 will allow you to do just that. I plan to go with a few family members and take some photos of the cars and ask plenty of questions.
Tim Macsay, longtime owner of the MGBGT (the green car pictured) coordinates the British Cruise-in event. I recently spoke with him about owning it.
For Tim, one of the best things is meeting people who used to own a Little British Car (and all of the memories that brings back) or knew someone who owned one. He also enjoys answering questions about his car and British cars in general.
Q: Do you drive your your British car often? And, if so, is there a favorite drive or place you go to in Hendricks County?
A: I try to drive my car as much as possible when weather permits. I go on “Road Trips” which means I just head out with no particular place in mind. I cruise around Hendricks County and the surrounding areas, wherever the roads take me.
Make plans to stop by Downtown Danville for the British Invasion Cruise-in. Don’t forget to say hello to Tim and the other car owners. They enjoy answering questions.
British Invasion Cruise-in
- When: Saturday, Aug. 31
- Where: Downtown Danville’s Courthouse Square
- Time: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Cost: Free!
- Family-friendly: Yes
- Parking: Available around the Courthouse Square or on U.S. 36
If you own a British vintage car, a European vintage car, classic or exotic car — by all means drive it over and show it off on Downtown Danville’s Courthouse Square. The more, the merrier!
Insider tip: Bring a few friends or family to the Cruise-in and make an evening of it by enjoying dinner at one of Danville’s restaurants.
If you’ve previously been to one of the Cruise-ins, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment below.