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Rugby British Car Show

The car show is open to all British marques, including those that may have been bought out by continental companies (new Mini’s are welcome). Judging is by popular vote and trophies are awarded.

Rugby British Car Show
Rugby British Car Show

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Rugby, Rugby, TN 37852, USA

About the event

Rugby British Car Show

For 2024, “Return of the British” will be held on Saturday, August 17. While the car show is the reason for the event, there are also other activities:

Friday evenings we gather for food, drink and friendship at the Harrow Road Cafe. That’s followed by Irish Road Bowling. Never heard of it? Check it out on Bing or Google. It’s a lot of fun. If your club is interested in a club team, let us know in advance and we can even offer you club team shirts for a small fee.

On Saturday, show day, there are cars to see and talk about, a silent auction and vendors’ goods to peruse. During that lull between the end of judging and the awards announcement you needn’t be bored: There’s always some new activity offered, plus a National Parks Service Ranger led hike, and a free abbreviated tour of some of Historic Rugby’s buildings for show car registrants. All day long there is shopping for unique Rugby souvenirs and gifts and a Tea Table-Setting contest for you to judge.

Saturday evening, all those remaining in Rugby, club members, volunteers, Rugby Residents and Historic Rugby, Inc. members, gather at Oak Lodge, bringing along a dish/libation to share. And it’s an evening of fun and review of all the hilarious events of the day.

Sunday morning, finish packing and say “good bye and see you at the next car show” to your friends. A new tradition started in 2019 was breakfast at Grey Gables, and a delightful, home made country breakfast it is. A great new event added to the weekend.

The car show is open to all British marques, including those that may have been bought out by continental companies (new Mini’s are welcome). Judging is by popular vote and trophies are awarded.

Directions to Historic Rugby.

Historic Rugby is located on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, between Knoxville and Crossville. From Knoxville, travel either I-75 North to Exit 141 (Huntsville/Oneida), then Highway 63 to a left on Highway 27. Turn right on Highway 52 and follow the signs; or (from the west side of town) take Pelissippi Parkway (62) through Oak Ridge, then turn right onto 27 at Oliver Springs. Follow 27 to Elgin, then turn on left on 52 and follow the signs to a marked right on Rugby Pkwy.

From Crossville, follow Highway 127 North to Jamestown, then right onto Route 296 through Allardt. Follow Highway 52 to a marked left onto Rugby Pkwy. In Eastern time zone, barely!

For Info about Historic Rugby, Go to www.historicrugby.org.

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