ADM? What is ADM you ask? It is the Automobile Driving Museum located in El Segundo. And on this day it was sponsoring a British car show at the museum. So that was the reason I was headed for a meeting with other club members at a nearby Starbucks before heading over to the museum en masse.
I joined a large group of Healey and Jaguar owners in the shopping center parking lot and grabbed a cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich.
Then it was off to the museum. When we arrived we checked in with the staff and were told which parking area to park in. The Jaguars, one Aston Martin, and the Healeys were in the lot west of the museum and MG’s, Triumphs, Morgans, a Hillman, and some Rovers were in the east lot along with the entertainment, a local Beatles cover band. There were also some very unique cars of interest parked along the front of the museum: a C-type Jaguar, a 1948 Morgan three-wheeler, a 1948 Bentley Roadster to name a few. The hours passed quickly as interested members of the public checked out our cars and we got to browse through the Museum exhibits and listen to some very good tunes.
Museum staffers evaluated all the cars participating for the awards and participants and the public had a chance to vote for the People’s Choice.
Attendees from the club were Steve Kirby, Mike Scroggie, Tim McNiff, Phil Caliva, Tom Spangler, Chuck and Barb Meng, Jay Miller, David and Lisa Thorne, Dex Kaytis, George Merino, Greg Aden, Duke Hingley, and Al Edridge all in their Healey’s and Dave Beugen in his Bentley roadster. Bill Wilkman and Jimmy Davis made the long trip in from the Inland Empire, though Bill said it didn’t take long in his new Corvette. Jimmy seconded that saying that Bill was driving so fast his knuckles turned white! The day ended with most of the group heading for lunch at a local brew pub, while a few of us headed for home and a warm trip on the freeway.
The winners were:
For Excellence 1948 – 1960: 1953 MG YB
For Excellence 1961 – 1975: 1974 Jaguar E-
type series III
For Excellence 1976 – 1990: 1979 MGB
For Excellence 1991 – Present: 2007 Jaguar
People’s Choice: 1957 HillmanMinx
Best of Show: 1967 Jaguar MkII