Britain on the Green, the annual Capital Triumph Register car show at Gunston Hall, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the TR250.
Being held Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Lorton, Va., the celebration of all British Cars is open to the public starting at 9:30 a.m. The forecast for Sunday is sunny.
The featured make model is personal for me and my family — my late father Bill bought his British Racing Green TR 250 (4-speed, straight six) in Arlington new. He was with a friend who had to run a quick errand at the dealership.
“Bill, just stay in the car.”
By the time the friend returned, Dad was on a test drive. Now, 50 years later, my brother Christopher is showing “Tommy” at BOG for the fifth time. In 2017, the “Best Surivior Award” was won, though I’m not sure if it was for the car or the owner. Christopher has been an excellent steward of our dad’s beloved British Racing Green convertible.
While the collection of Triumphs on display would be enough of a reason to go, there will be Jaguars, Austin Healys, MGs and more. So whether you like roadsters, lovable project cars (hint all British cars are) or just the irony of British motorcars on the grounds of an early American patriot’s estate, Britain on the Green is a good time. They’ll be a food truck or two as well.
Children 6-18: $5
Children under 6: free
Family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children): $25
Admission to Gunston Hall is included.