The Brits at Shaker Square: 25 August 2013

LocoBrits on the Square
LocoBrits on the Square

Up early in the AM (0709) to give Mini a bath and pedicure for the annual Shaker Square Show.

I stopped at SpeedWay to top up on CAM2, and then over to McDonald’s, where I ate and joined up with friends, helpers, and neighbors Ed and Nathan Mayer in their 1974 MG Midget, and his lovely wife Jodi, in their MINI Cooper S.

We travelled in convoy through exurban, suburban, and urban interstate (I-90),  over city streets through downtown and  inter-city areas, and then past the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University Campuses to Shaker Square. http://www.shakersquare.net/

(Jodi followed as the support vehicle, and she told us people where taking pictures of our cars on the highway).

We arrived, and setup.

Tributes. etc
Tributes. etc
tech specs
tech specs

Shaker Square (actually in the City of Cleveland) is a great place for a car show: an urban oasis where old and new come together.  Sharon arrived, and we had a great lunch at Fire with Ed, Jody, , and Nathan. –  http://www.shakersquare.net/ssm/fire.htm

The Show from Fire.
The Show from Fire.
A view
A view
Another view
Another view

We had a good day, as Mini took first

First
First

And Ed second, in a very good Midget class.

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A winning combination...
A winning combination…
Another winning combination...
Another winning combination…

Ed and Jodi Mayer, above.

We had a nice drive back across town, and took Lake road from the Clague exit off of I-90, adding the scenes of Lake Erie and millionaires mansions to our viewing variety.

I recall many years ago, being in a small, old garage in Lakewood (Imported Car Service) that serviced British cars, seeing a poster from the Shaker Square show, and dreaming of someday being there…

“such stuff
As dreams are made on;”

From a Brit named Will (The Tempest), and though somewhat out of context, that’s my story, and I’m stickin to it!

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