Dover, NJ, September 8, 2007
By Giles Kenyon; photography by the author
Well, we really lucked out with a beautiful September day at our Annual Fallfest show at our East Coast Facility in Dover N.J. Organized by three of the major local car clubs and sponsored by Moss Motors, it was a real change from some weather we’ve experienced in recent years with some fairly wet Saturdays, which makes for a less than enticing day for getting your British sportscar out of the garage. Incidentally I wonder how many of you reading this have attended every one of our Fall spectaculars?
Cars began arriving early on Saturday morning and by lunchtime the Moss parking lot was pretty full with a wide variety of little British cars. As expected there was a good turnout of classic MGs, Triumphs, Healeys, and Jaguars. We had well over a hundred cars through the gate, complemented by a selection of British motorcycles who are always welcome. Plenty of raffle and door prizes were awarded to happy recipients and our thanks, as always, go to the local Boy Scouts Troop who again set up their shop and supplied us with great lunchtime food and refreshments.
We also appreciate the hard work put in by the local car club guys, Allen Rosenberg, Jon Rubel and Larry Gersten, and the members and their friends of the Eastern New York MGA Club, New Jersey Triumph Association and the Austin Healey Sports & Touring Club. As the accompanying photos show these sportscar owners have pride in their rides and it was encouraging to see a number of noticeably younger people in attendance. We hope they all enjoyed their experience and will become regular participants at future British car meets.
Rich & Val did some brisk sales work out of the warehouse, answering questions and assisting the many counter customers who wanted to take full advantage of the Moss 15% retail discount offered during the show hours.
We look forward to seeing you all again at both of the 2008 shows we are planning, namely Britfest in May at Horseshoe Lake, and then once again, at Fallfest next September, hoping the weather gods smile upon us once again!