In honor of the 75th anniversary of the American Austin automobile, the
Ironstone Concours D'Elegance decided to feature the American Austin and Bantam.
This was also open to the Austin Seven,
Dixi and Rosengart. We had a total of fourteen cars at the Concours
including Austin, American Austin and Bantam.
The day before the Concours Mike Harrell and I did some
cruising around town. We ran into Dave and Peggy Douglas and decided to
have an ice cream :-)
Dave & Peggy Douglas: 1940 Bantam Convertible coupe
Gayle, Jennifer & Mike Harrell
Who says you can't fit three in an Austin roadster!
Friday evening gala and auction
Seated at the table were Dave & Peggy Douglas, Bill Spear,
Jerry & Judy Collier, Lynn & Jan James (Jan taking the picture) and Mike & Gayle
Austin & Bantams at the Concours
Left: Dave & Peggy Douglas: 1940 Bantam Convertible coupe. Center: Bob & Carolyn Belton: 1940 Bantam Riviera
Bill Spear: 1939 Bantam roadster
Shirley Bollinger: 1939 Bantam Wagon
Mike Larro: 1934 American Austin coupe, Curt Scheberies: 1938 Bantam roadster
Curt Scheberies: 1933 American Austin coupe
Lynn & Jan James: 1931 American Austin roadster
Mike & Gayle Harrell: 1931 American Austin roadster
Lynn & Jan James: 1930 American Austin coupe
Jerry & Judy Collier: 1931 American Austin roadster
Earl & Alice Scheelar: 1926 British Austin Chummy
Left: Earl & Alice Scheelar: 1932 British Austin Arrow
First place went to Shirley Bollinger, 1939 Bantam Station
A YouTube Video of Shirley getting her trophy
Some shots around the Concours
Jack Passey seated on running board of his Lincoln. The
last two pictures are inside the Ironstone Music Room. Note pipe organ.