Paso Robles – British Invasion at Vino Robles

In August a few members of the Valley British Auto Club headed to the coast. We were invited to the British Invasion at the Vina Robles Winery in Paso Robles. They were celebrating the 60’s with a live band, wine and fish and chips, with a display of British cars. Hey, whats not to like; entertainment, wine, cars, wine, and food and more wine. We drove over that morning checked in and rested before the event at 4 ish. They had us park our cars up and down the driveways. A TR3 and 2 MGB’s represented our club. There were about 40 cars in all.

British cars in Paso Robles

British cars in Paso Robles

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It’s About That Time of Year Again – Roundup Time 2012

It’s about that time of year again,

when the Valley British Auto Club puts on it’s “British Car Roundup” in “Old Town Clovis”, CA. This year’s show is the weekend of Sept. 29 and 30 and is open to all British cars.  Start the weekend off with a run into the Sierra mountains on Saturday with a wonderful catered lunch waiting for you put on by Fresno Wildlife and Rehabilitation for the benefit of the Valley Nature Education and Rehabilitation Center and a “meet and greet” dinner that night in the patio at the Yosemite Falls Restaurant.

Sunday, Sept. 30 is the car show. One of the good things about “Old Town Clovis” is that is located smack dab in the middle of California. This brings in British cars from as far north as the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento area and as far south as the  Los Angeles basin providing plenty of “eye candy”.  If your passenger seat occupant doesn’t really get a kick out of talking about carburetors, tires or engine compression, guess what, “Old Town Clovis” closes down it’s streets for the car show and an Antique and Collectable Show with around 100 antique vendors in the street along with the cars and the various stores, restaurants and art galleries.

If you want more to eat than a hot dog and a coke in a can, you can go to one of the many fine restaurants serving just about anything you want.
And of course there is our world famous “Oil Spot ” competition that can be won by applause, cheating, bribery or any other way, after all we have the best judges money can buy. Some of them may even run for congress.
This show grows every year and has everything except you and your car. For more information and entry form go to or call (559) 352-7968.

Saturday, June 4th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm @ the Mooney A & W
Come enjoy some All American Food while hangin` out with your “hot rod” buddies!
Disclaimer: You are sure to enjoy good food and cool cars.
A & W Restaurants
2611 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA 93277