Austin Bantam Society

42nd National "Come As You Are" Trophy Meet

Ventura, California  September 25th. 2010


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Photos of the Saturday Car Show by Steve Heathcote




The Austin Bantam Society will be holding its annual 42nd National “Come As You Are” Car Show on Saturday, September 25th.   The event will be held on the main lawn at the Ventura Marina Harbor Village from 10:00 am until 3:00pm.  Admission is free. 

 American Austin and Bantam vehicles were produced in limited quantities in Butler, PA during the 1930’s and into the early 1940’s.  They are often referred to as “little” or “mini” cars due to the fact that they appear dwarfed when compared to the larger cars that were being produced at the time.  Though small in size the cars were known for their rugged and economical abilities and were produced in a wide range of models for personal, business and utility use, including the prototype for what would later become known as the Army’s jeep.       

 The Austin Bantam Society is a non-profit organization with roots that began in Pasadena, CA in 1969 to promote and stimulate interest in the restoration and preservation of American Austin and Bantam vehicles.  Today, the organization’s membership is world wide and its charter includes pre-war English Austins and derivative cars such as the Dixi, Rosengart and Datsun. 

Been feeling kind of run down and dogged out? Come to Ventura this September and get revitalized.

I can't think of a better place to be.