Cape Gazette

The British invasion on four wheels

At 121 cars, annual Lewes show sets new record
May 08, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Avery and Kendra Priest of Rehoboth Beach honk the horn of a rare 1924 Morris Cowley, a first-place winner in the annual show.

Winners in the 19th annual British Motorcar Show were selected by a popular vote of show attendees at the Lewes Historical Society complex May 3. This year’s show set a record for the number of cars entered - 109 preregistered cars and 12 cars registered on the day of the show. More than 1,000 people attended this year’s show. Winners are listed by categories based on the age of the car with the exception of the featured marque and premier categories.

Best in Show: Dennis Morrison, Falston, Md.,1960 Triumph TR3A.

Category I, up to 1956: First place; Ian Robinson, Barnegat, N.J., 1924 Morris Cowley Bullnose Morris; second place; Bill O’Brien, Newark,1956 Austin Healey 100M; third place; Robert Gannon, Hockessin, 1949 Triumph Mayflower.

Category II, 1957-1962: First place; Patricia Marchione, Absecon, N.J., 1959 Lotus Elite SI; second place; Mike Tyler, Lewes, 1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKII; third place; Frank Angelini, Downington, Pa., 1959 Triumph TR3A.

Category III, 1963-1968: First place; Walt Lubun, Newark, 1967 Austin Healey BJ8; second place; Jack and Carol Schmelyun, Glen Burnie, Md., 1968 Triumph TR250; third place; Bill Tattersall, Frankford, 1963 Elva Courier Mark IV.

Category IV, 1969-1974: First place; Jeff Pulford, Rockville, Md., 1972 MGB roadster; second place; Richard Popham, Ellicott City, Md., 1970 Jaguar E-type; third place; Harold Dew, Fredericksburg, Md., 1974 MGB roadster.

Category V, 1975-1980: First place; Vince Lee, Lewes, 1976 Triumph TR6; second place; Suzy Smarr, Milford, 1976 Triumph TR6; third place; Jason Witter, Mount Airy, Md., 1977 Leyland Mini Cooper.

Category VI, 1981-2000: First place; George Alderman, New Castle, 1977 Caterham 40th anniversary; second place; Joe and Sue Schell, Dover, 1982 Morgan Plus 8; third place; Leonard Claudins, Ocean Pines, Md., 1995 Morgan Plus 8.

Featured marque – Spridget: First place; Edgar Moss, Jefferson, Md.,1974 MG Midget; second place; Lawrence Cordeiro, Newark, 1969 MG Midget; third place; Larry Roberts, Mount Airy, Md., 1967 Austin Healey Sprite.

Premier class – Comprising first place winners and best in show winners from the 2013 show: First place; Michael Browne, Waretown, N.J., 1968 Riley Elf Mark III.

British motorcars back in Lewes
(Video by: Ron MacArthur)
British cars are on parade along Second Street in downtown Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Outgoing Lewes Mayor Jim Ford gets out of a police escort car to present awards to show winners. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Spridgets – a hybrid of a MG Midget and Austin-Healey Sprite – are the featured car during the 19th annual show. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Mike Tyler of Lewes, chairman of the show since its inception, has a new paint job on his 1962 Austin- Healey 3000, which he has owned for 44 years. He also picked up a third-place trophy. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Jeff Broderick's 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom III is always a crowd pleaser. The Lewes car has won so many awards, it's been officially retired from competition in the Lewes British Motorcar Show. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
This 1948 Triumph Roadster takes its turn in the parade following the show. Owned by Bill Tattersall of Frankford, the prize-winning car has been retired from the local competition. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Michael Browne of Waretown, N.J., shows off his 1968 Riley Elf Mk III, which won the premier class prize. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Charlie O'Donnell of Rehoboth Beach and his 1961 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
British cars are in line on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Complex during the 19th annual British Motorcar Show. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The British Union Jack serves as a colorful backdrop to the car show. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The hood ornament of a 1948 Triumph Roadster is a reminder of a bygone age of motor vehicles. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
A large crowd attends the 19th annual British Motorcar Show in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Joe and Sue Schell of Dover win second place for their 1982 Morgan Plus 8. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Each show ends with a parade through the streets of Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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