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    • #87837

      Save the date and make your hotel reservations soon!
      Annual Sunbeams of the South (SOS) and SAOCA Sunbeam Invasion
      April 1st– April 3rd 2022
      Car Show is on Saturday April 2, 2022

      Get those Sunbeams ready! We are planning on having a large turnout of Sunbeams in the spring at our annual SOS in Columbia, SC. Our host motel is booked and the dates are set. If you have a car that you are working on you have a few months left to get it ready. All Sunbeams and Rootes vehicles are welcome-no matter what condition!

      Bring Parts to Sell!!!! Huge parts room will be available!!!!

      Event: Tartan Day South – Fun For Everyone! This is not the link to the car show but a link to the Tartan Day South Festival that we are tied to for the weekend. https://tartandaysouth.com/
      There are usually 10,000 visitors to this event. This is located at a historic racetrack in Columbia SC. We are given a large section in the infield to display our cars alongside over 120 other British cars. With all the festival activities and food it makes for a great weekend for the whole family.

      Sponsoring Club: http://www.bccmc.com/
      British Car Club Midlands Centre This is our home British Car Club that puts this event on. Please watch for the registration forms to be put on the site for early registration.

      Host Motel: The Wingate Inn -Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Lexington | Lexington, SC Hotels https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wingate/lexington-south-carolina/wingate-by-wyndham-columbia-lexington/overview?iata=00093763&cid=PS:i71sknb52fwi2q2&gclid=6b988fcfe3471206d1d1eeaa2ea46e9e&gclsrc=3p.ds
      We have discounted rates at $109.00 per night for this weekend at The Wingate. They have been our host motel for a few years. Please call 1-803-957-5000 and use the code word British Car Club to get your discounted rate.

      Agenda:

      Thursday 3/31/22– Early arrival no events planned but fellowship with other Sunbeamers.

      Friday 4/1/22 (APRIL FOOLS DAY) Arrival of Sunbeamers, Set-up of the parts room, pizza party in the parts room and guest speakers on a couple Sunbeam tech tips and other topics.

      Saturday 4/2/22 Tartan Day Festival with Car Show at Columbia Motor Speedway 8:30 – 3:30. Dinner at Hudson’s BBQ at 7:00pm.

      Sunday 4/3/22 Departure of our Sunbeamers

      Agenda is subject to change for the better as we are working on details now.
      Todd Smith (803)397-5556 [email protected]
      Eric Gibeaut (803)408-0206 [email protected]

    • #88072

      Car show registration form is here-register early for the lower price and free hat!
      http://www.bccmc.com/carolina-british-classics-xiv/

    • #89644

      Big showing of Sunbeams and happy owners coming to this event! About 20+ cars so far. Our all day swap meet at the host hotel on Friday will be a big one too. Several folks bringing pick up trucks full of parts to sell. Come join the fun-car or no car!

    • #89934

      Joined up with the local British club yesterday at the race track to help set up the car show parking. Over 120 British cars registered so far and Sunbeams are 30 of them. We laid out space for 40 Sunbeams and may fill them all.
      Not to late to join us. You can register your car at the gate on Saturday. The swap meet on Friday at the host hotel starts at 10 AM and goes on all day long. Just got a call today from another member who is bringing a truck full of parts to sell! Sunny and 72 degrees Friday, Saturday, and Sunday too.

    • #89978
      Bill Bulpitt
      Participant

      Great event Eric! Thanks for putting it together…

    • #90222
      Richard Fritz
      Participant

      I want to thank Todd Smith and Eric Gibeaut for their outstanding efforts to make the SOS weekend one to remember. Everything from the accommodations, sub and pizza party, wealth of car parts and gadgets to the amazing collection of Rootes Group cars and the after-car show dinner at Hudson’s Barbeque was as good as it gets. Its guys like you that keep Sunbeam fellowship interesting and fun.
      Thank you!
      The gang at WizzzBANG Motors

    • #90259

      Thanks Rich!
      What a fun weekend with perfect weather and lots of Sunbeams. Thanks to all who joined us-some coming from a long distance. Watch for the next month’s Rootes Review and Rich’s terrific article and photos!
      Eric

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