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Car show in Unicoi will feature British vehicles

Contributed Photo • Ben Bailey’s 1982 Jaguar XJ6 attracts onlookers while on display at the Unicoi Tourist Information Center.

By Richard Rourk

Unique cars from across the pond are scheduled to invade the Town of Unicoi on Saturday, May 29.

The Town of Unicoi and Appalachian British Car Society will host a car show Saturday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tourist Information Center in Unicoi. 

“This event is a part of national celebration that encourages British car owners to share their passion with the public,” said Communications and Programs Director Ashley Shelton.

The British cars will be displayed in the parking lot of the Visitor Center. The public is invited to come “kick tires” and learn about these unique vehicles from owners with an endless devotion for their hobby. 

“We have some beautiful automobiles to show off,” said ABCS member Ben Bailey. “We want people to see these cars the way we do and appreciate the fine craftsmanship.”

The British Car Show is also open to all vintage vehicles and everyone is encouraged to join the fun. Participants may register online at ExploreUnicoi.com. There is no entrance fee.

According to Shelton, the British Car Show is an event where all car lovers can come together and talk shop with other gear heads. 

“There’s a lot of classic cars of all types in our region,” Shelton said. “And I think this is a great opportunity to bring car enthusiasts of all makes and models together to celebrate a shared love of automobiles and learn about each others’ interests.”

For more information, call the Tourist Information Center at (423) 735-0517 or email [email protected] Additional information is also available on the town’s website, ExploreUnicoi.com.