Author Topic: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas  (Read 6267 times)

Offline MPlayle

Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« on: August 01, 2017, 08:10:17 PM »
One of the largest Texas "All British Car Days" 2017 show is approaching.  The dates this year are September 22, 23, and 24, 2017 (Friday through Sunday).

The official site with details is here: TXABCD

Friday has an evening "Meet & Greet" at a local tavern.
Saturday has registration, a morning drive (to a winery in the past), and an afternoon "rally" ending in an optional dinner.
Sunday is the "Show & Shine" with awards.


Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 05:42:33 AM »
I'll check it out.  Thanks!
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Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 09:20:29 AM »
If my car is ready by then I'd like to go to this show. 
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2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 03:07:28 PM »
Mark, do you think you might go to this? 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 03:11:39 PM »
At the rate Dan is progressing now, I'd bet your car will easily be ready by then Bruce.....

How many cars will show up for this event do you think?
« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 03:20:51 PM by MiniDave »
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Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 03:18:26 PM »
At the rate Dan is progressing now, I'd bet your car will easily be ready by then Bruce.....
It might be - that's what he's shooting for.   He and I talked about yesterday.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Online 94touring

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 03:46:31 PM »
This coming week I should have rear quarter lights in, rear lights, tank back in position, front light/indicators wired up, and probably enough time to throw on the boot lid and possibly color sand for the buff-o-rama. I ran out there this morning to throw on the doors to verify they in fact matched and reshimmed the one side.  Dash is loose till I fire it up and verify the new oil line doesn't leak off the back of the gauge.

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 03:51:21 PM »

How many cars will show up for this event do you think?

Not sure.   I started going to this show in the early 1990s when it was held on a big field at Zilker Park in Austin.  There were always at least 100-125 cars back then.  Sometime in the early 2000s it moved to Round Rock (about 25 miles north of Austin) and I'm guessing it's a much bigger show with the all the growth of the Austin area and all the wealthy California transplants who moved to that area.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MPlayle

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 06:20:52 PM »
The TxABCD still regularly pulls in about 110 to 130 cars each year.  It is an "All British", so lots of different marques to see.

The classic Mini presence varies from 5 to 10 cars most years, occasionally up to 15 cars some years.  The 50th anniversary of the Mini saw about 45 Minis so up!  Not been near that since.

The new MINI contingent is also way down from what it used to be - running about 5 cars per year the last few years.


Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 07:19:10 PM »
Mark, do you think you might go to this?

If I did, it wouldn't be in or with the mini.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2017, 09:07:09 PM »
Mark, do you think you might go to this?

If I did, it wouldn't be in or with the mini.

You don't think your wheel issue will be resolved by then?   Or just not interested in taking the Mini that far?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2017, 10:10:45 PM »
Need to build a tow bar so you can flat tow it.......
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 11:00:17 AM »
I'm hoping it will be fixed by then, but yea driving it with the brakes and noise that far I'm not sure about.  The flat tow is in the future for sure.  We also have a concert to go to that Sat. night.

I'll definitely add it to the list of to do's for next year.  Almost have all the mechanical parts collected for the car. 
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 09:09:05 AM »
 Just got here but I can tell already this is going to be a different kind of British car show.   They are trucking in new Rollers  and Bentleys  i'm going to drop them near the 12 Aston Martin DB9s they already have. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2017, 09:10:51 AM »
Nice Jag 420/Mk10 there......looking forward to more pics!
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Online 94touring

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2017, 09:18:48 AM »
Trailer queens  ::)

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2017, 09:30:34 AM »
Trailer queens  ::)

And they are modern cars! 

So now they 14 or 15 cars here directly purchased because their owners have James Bond fantasies!
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MPlayle

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 09:52:30 AM »
The local Rolls, Bently and Aston dealer(s) have been doing a "sponsor display" at the show the last few years.

The Aston club also has some folks that have their cars trucked in as well.

Things did not work out for me to be there this year.  Sorry I missed you Bruce.


Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2017, 09:59:14 AM »
No worries Michael.  I'm sure I'll see you and your new Moke soon. 

More pix
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2017, 10:08:29 AM »
Looks like there will be a good turnout of interesting Minis!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2017, 10:27:19 AM »
Looks like there will be a good turnout of interesting Minis!

No two the same!  ;D

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2017, 10:29:40 AM »
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2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2017, 10:35:54 AM »
Very very cool 1930 MG with period racing history.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2017, 10:40:47 AM »
Dave, tell Don this is what a later Midget looks like after a bumper-ectomy.   An improvement IMO
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Texas ABCD in Round Rock, Texas
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2017, 10:41:52 AM »
High Rollers
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville