21st ANNUAL BRITISH MOTORCAR SHOW
SPONSORED BY THE LEWES (DELAWARE) CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SATURDAY, MAY 7th
BEHIND THE BEACON MOTEL
2016 FEATURED MARQUE - JAGUAR XJS
MERCHANTS’ SPRING SIDEWALK SALE MAY 6-8
The Lewes British Motorcar Show “The British are coming...Again!” will welcome a wide array of classic British vehicles to Lewes on Saturday, May 7(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 a different location this year, behind the Beacon Motel, over the drawbridge, in Lewes. The venue for the show this year had to be changed because the grounds at the Lewes Historical Society are being renovated. The show is supported by County Bank and Southern Delaware Tourism.
The British Motorcar Show is scheduled the same weekend as the Merchants’ Spring Sidewalk Sale in the Historic Lewes Commercial District around Second Street. Their three-day sale begins Friday and ends Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are other events sponsored by Lewes Chamber members taking place that weekend including the Lewes in Bloom Spring Plant Sale, the Blessing of the Fleet at Fisherman’s Wharf and “Light and Color in Plein Air” Exhibition at Peninsula Gallery, located under the Beacon Motel. Details about all these events are on the Lewes Chamber of Commerce website’s calendar of events - www.LewesChamber.com
Twenty one 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 2016Featured Marque is the Jaguar XJ-S (later the XJS), a luxury grand tourer, produced by Jaguar from 1976 to 1996.
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 attracts British car owners from the contiguous states and as far away as Ohio. Car Show attendees not only are able to view the cars but the close proximity to the commercial districts on both sides of the canal, allow them to explore the shops, restaurants and other museums operated by the Lewes Historical Society and the State’s Zwaanendael Museum.
The show begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. with the Winners’ Circle Parade from the Beacon Motel, across the drawbridge and then down Second Street. Admission is $3 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information and to register a car in advance, call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302-645-8073. The fee to register the car in advance is $15 and $25 on May 7th. Car entrants can download the entry form by visiting the Chamber’s website at www.leweschamber.com
, click on Calendar of Events and scroll down to British Motorcar Show entry form.