Autumn in the Mountains Car Show

22nd Annual Autumn in the Mountains, September 24, 2022

Showcasing cars and motorcycle brands “manufactured” in the British Isles and Europe
and featuring the 60th Anniversary of the MGB and Triumph Spitfire!

Saturday September 24, 2022, 9:00am-3:30pm
Returning to:
Mills River Brewing Co., 336 Banner Farm Rd., Mills River, NC 28759

Pre-registration opens here July 15, 2022 and closes September 9, 2022.

First car registration will be $30, second car and more will be $25. Motorcycles will be $20.
You will receive 5 Raffle Tickets – for cash prizes, a Dash Plaque and a pre-printed Windscreen Placard in your pre-registration packet.

Due to the success of the 2021 show, we strongly suggest that you pre-register.
We are limiting the total number of cars in a class to 40.
Day-of-Show registration and show field parking may be limited.

Normally, show shirts have been delivered to you on the day-of-show.
This year we’ve worked with a vendor to make men’s, women’s and long sleeve limited edition show T-shirts
>> available for purchase HERE and delivered directly to your home << by the end of July.

All funds raised from T-shirt sales will be paid by the vendor directly to
British Car Club of Western North Carolina for our 22nd Annual Autumn in the Mountains event.

The event is free for spectators. Ample and easily accessible parking will be available. This is a Rain or Shine event.

2022 Preliminary Information

Classes are: British, Italian, German, Other European, Motorcycle
British car classes will be based on pre-registrations. The featured marques of MGB and Triumph Spitfire will each have separate classes for Chrome and Rubber bumper models. Classes will be limited to 40 cars.

Event parking will be organized by marque (make/brand)
3 cars make a class, 1st & 2nd place awards per class, peer judging for awards, Best of Show will also be awarded.
The featured marques of MGB and Triumph Spitfire will each have separate awards for Chrome and Rubber bumper models.

Food service is available from JUJU’s Craft Cookery fixed food truck from 11:00am. The brewery building also opens at 11:00am.

Schedule of Events ( preliminary – subject to detail changes as the event approaches )
7:30am: Vendor Set-up Open
8:30am: Pre-registered Participant Parking Opens
9:00am: On-site Registration Opens / Event Open to the Public
9:30am: Welcome and Donor Recognition
Noon: Automobile & Motorcycle Class Voting Opens
Noon: First Raffle Prize Winner Announced ($100 cash) – must be present to win
1:30pm: Automobile & Motorcycle Class Voting Closes
2:00pm: Second Raffle Prize Winner Announced ($250 cash) – must be present to win
2:30-3:00pm: Automobile & Motorcycle Class Awards Ceremony
3:30pm: Show Closes

Please note for your safety and comfort
No outside alcohol is allowed. Beer, food, and other beverages can be ordered inside and behind the Mills River Brewing building. No overnight parking in the show area.

2021 Autumn in the Mountains

On Saturday, September 25, 2021 we held a little car show.
200 cars and motorcycles on the field at Mills River Brewing Co.
We lost count of the people. Amazing day.
Now we are planning for September 24, 2022.
Thanks to everyone who participated, the show committee and all the day-of-show volunteers.

2021 AITM Award Winners

1st: Joe Henderson, Weaverville, NC. ’64 E-Type
2nd: Steve Chase, Seneca, SC. ’67 E-Type
1st: Steve Satterfield, Asheville, NC. ’70 E-Type
2nd: Ben Bailey, Johnson City, TN. ’69 E-Type
1st: Jacqueline Coffey, Salem, SC. ’73 E-Type
2nd: Steven Kalmin, Hendersonville, NC. ’74 E-Type
1st: Patricia & David Reilly, Wagener, SC. ’67 S-Type
2nd: Kevin Sweeney, Hendersonville, NC. ’05 XKR
1st: Greg Bentzel, Salem, SC. ’67 3000 BJ8
2nd: John Burton, Fountain Inn, SC. ’54 100
1st: Ned Gallaher, Landrum, SC. ’70 Europa
2nd: Hans Huwyler, Tryon, NC. ’64 Elan
1st: Bennett French, Arden, NC. ’76 BGT
2nd: Corky & Priscilla Guenther, Lenoir, NC. ’49 TC
1st: Mike Deegan, Asheville, NC. ’66 Austin Mini Cooper 1275 S
2nd: Kerry Williams, Brevard, NC. ’70 Morris Mini Moke

1st: Carl Ricker, Swannanoa, NC. ’66 Tiger
2nd: Max Vander Ploeg, Mills River, NC. ’65 Tiger 1A
1st: Bill Neidhardt, Asheville, NC. ’59 TR3A
2nd: Forbes Kayhart, Liberty, SC. ’63 TR4
1st: Mike Eckhart, Chapin, SC. ’64 Morris Minor Traveller
2nd: Mark Moore, Mineral Bluff, GA. ’57 Morgan Plus 4
1st: Denise Evans, Gaffney, SC. ’52 MG TD Replica
2nd: Janet Marshall and Syd Chipman, Hendersonville, NC. ‘52 MG TD Replica
1st: Randy Dillingham, Rutherfordton, NC. ’57 Porsche 356A
2nd: Amy Lester, Nebo, NC. ’72 BMW 3.0 CS
1st: Tim Gallagher, Asheville, NC. ’71 Ferrari Dino 246
2nd: Brian Cannon, Irmo, SC. ’72 Volvo P1800
1st: Tony Bland, Fletcher, NC. ’26 Triumph Model P
2nd: Danny Huggins, Hendersonville, NC. ’52 Vincent Rapide

Zach and Libby Merrill, Greenville, SC. ’66 MGB GT

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2021 AITM Participation Gallery