Modified September 7, 2012
Austin Bantam Shows Coming up
44th Annual Trophy Meet of the Austin Bantam Society
October 4 - 7, 2012
(Actual public car show on Saturday the 6th on Main Street of the Roseville Fountains)
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2003
American Austins and Bantams as well as other members of the extended Austin family were greatly honored in 2003 to have new classes established for them at The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where they not only appeared in force (16 cars) and charmed the socks off all the experts there, but nobly acquitted themselves in completeing the "Tour d'Elegance", a fifty mile tour of the Monterey Penenusla which includes 1200 foot climbs (and decents) and tours of the Laguna Seca Raceway. Despite pre-event doubts of some of the organizers, seven of the little 750cc cars started and seven finished, which turned out to be an enviable record. Many more famous, expensive and powerful cars failed to 'make the grade'. For AB fans, this will be one of the great moments in the history of the cars. For more on this memorable event here are some non web events and leads as well as links.
By the Way. The poster above is slightly bogus since I did it myself for my fellow Bantam participants, but, if you want a copy..and they are very neat and will not be available forever... I will print out a very high quality, matte photo paper 13x19 (approx) with archival ink suitable for framing print for 25 dollars and 5 dollars for a tube and mailing. That is about cost when you get down to it. Order it through the Wm Spear Design site. Or firstname.lastname@example.org directly. Credit cards etc. okay.
Lynn James very complete coverage of the cars, the events and the people not to mention other links I am too lazy to link up :~).
Smugmug coverage of winning A/B's at Pebble.
Natalie Prcevski's Shutterfly slide show. 74 pictures, mostly of the P-2 and P-1 classes.
A great account of the whole event (including seveal articles by me) is written up in hard copy in the Rooster Tails Newsletter. Here are some of my articles about it which you might enjoy even if you aren't a Bantam fan.