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Colorado Conclave

The weather the last few days in sunny Colorado has been about as erratic as Jake Plummer’s passing for the Denver Broncos, going from temperatures in the comfortable mid-80s on Friday to windy, bone-chilling 50s on Saturday. Happily, though, the weather gods were smiling upon us on Sunday as I embarked on a road trip down to Arvada, motoring al fresco of course.

For what reason? Why, there was an all-British car show! I haven’t been to one since MGs by the Bay in May 2005. I had no idea what to expect but was hoping there would be a good turnout of cars.

I was not disappointed. The show turned out to be huge—almost as large as the annual All-British Car Meet in Palo Alto, which claims to be the largest in the nation. All of the major British marques were included, from pre-war MGs to royal Rolls Royces to the latest Loti. All this in Arvada’s Oak Park, where the trees were just starting to turn fall colors and a light breeze was rustling the leaves.

Unfortunately my camera batteries died after taking a couple of dozen photos, but I was able to take quite a few photos of vehicles I did not already have. Photos are here.

Goldie and I were there, albeit across the street in the Stanford parking lot, due to doing a timed hill climb up Old La Honda Rd beforehand.
A beautiful Austin Healey.
MGBs.  The blue one is a later rubber-bumper type.
Red MGAs.
I believe this is an MG TF.
A TR4, one of my favorite Triumphs.
Even in the parking lot (not on display) were interesting cars, including the new Mini, a Lotus Esprit, and a Jaguar XJS convertible.
The interior of a new Mini (with accessories from Moss Motors), which (being made and sold by BMW) is not strictly a British car, but at least the original was!
The door panel of the Mini.  Very stylish!
A Triumph TR3.
If you can identify this vehicle, can you tell me what it is?  That's neat how the spare tire also serves as a bumper!
A blue Marcos, which are little-known in the U.S. but very cool.