DATE: Saturday, May 6th
TIME: 11am - 3pm
LOCATION: Lewes Ferry Terminal
ABOUT THE CAR SHOW
This event is run by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. The following information is from their website and event page with additional information found here.
The Lewes British Motorcar Show “The British are coming...Again!” will welcome a wide array of classic British vehicles to Lewes on Saturday, May 6 (NO RAIN DATE). The Lewes Chamber of Commerce sponsors the show with assistance from the British Car Club of Delaware. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. The show is supported by County Bank and Southern Delaware Tourism.
Twenty two years ago, Car Show chairman Mike Tyler and the British Car Club of Delaware originated the concept of staging a British Motorcar Show in the spring to attract visitors to Lewes before the summer season got into full swing. Each year the show features a different marque. The 2017 Featured Marque is the Triumph TR6, produced from 1968-76. It was the best-seller of the TR range built by Triumph. Of the 94,619 that were produced, 86,249 were exported.
According to Betsy Reamer, executive director of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, “The popularity of this show has continued to grow over the years and one of the unintended consequences is the number of entry cars now exceeds the capacity to stage it on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society complex.” The show’s new venue at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal was very successful last year, despite the rainy weather that developed after the show started. More than 50 of the 100 + preregistered cars arrived at the terminal and stayed for the duration of the show. One of the attractions to attending this show, both as a car entrant and as a spectator, was the show’s proximity to the historic business district with its shopping (Sidewalk Sale bargains!) and restaurants. To that end, this year free shuttles during show hours (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) to downtown Lewes will be offered to all the British car owners entered in the show and to the show attendees who pay the show’s $3 entry fee.