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British auto show takes place on Saturday at the Natchez Bluff – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

British auto show takes place on Saturday at the Natchez Bluff - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

British motor show to take place on Saturday at the Natchez Bluff

Published Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.

NATCHEZ — The British are coming to Natchez on four or two wheels next Saturday at the Mississippi English Motor Club’s annual British motor show at the Natchez Bluff.

The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and most cars will join the lineup by 11 a.m. Saturday, organizer John Turbeville said. The prizes will be announced at 3 p.m

This marks the 41 . from the clubst year of existence and 24e years of hosting shows in Natchez or across the river at the RV Park on the Vidalia Riverfront, he said.

“Most of our membership is in Jackson, but we have members in Natchez and New Orleans and we have participants at the Pensacola auto club and we all trade in — we go to their shows and they come to ours,” he said. .

The show is free to spectators and $25 for anyone to register a British car or motorcycle, Turbeville said. In a good show, there are usually about 60 contestants, he said.

“We take every British car or British motorcycle of every year model,” he said. “When the weather is nice, good weather brings a lot of cars and so hopefully a lot of people will come out.”

Sunny weather is forecast all day for Saturday with a maximum of nearly 90 degrees.

The festivities kick off on Friday evening with a reception for only car show attendees at Lower Lodge Antiques.

“Richard Branyan owns the company and is a member of the Mississippi English Motor Club and he is also a member of the Rolls-Royce Bentley Club,” Turbeville said. “If you have entered a car or are planning to enter, you are allowed to attend.”

Anyone interested in registering a car or motorcycle can do so the morning of or online at www.msemc.org, he said. Registration opens Saturday at 9 a.m.

“Awards are people’s choice, meaning when you come in, you get a vote and the people in each class get to vote for their favorite,” he said. “In every class there are first, second and third trophies. In general, it concerns about 20 car classes.”