32nd Annual Sussex, WI British Car Field Day Father’s Day Car Show
Every year on Father’s Day at the Sussex Village Park in Sussex, Wisconsin, a group of Anglo-American motoring enthusiasts get together for the British Car Field Day. The local Boy Scouts, Troop 95, raise money through parking and selling concessions. (The brats are always particularly tasty.) And, the admission and registration fees are donated to the Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee.
My father, my brother and I have been frequenting this car show for about a decade and a half. Every year, you see some spectacular pieces of British automotive history. For example, this year along with the scattering of Minis, Lotus (or is Loti?), Aston Martins, MGs, Triumphs, Austin Healeys, Rolls Royce, Bentleys and Sunbeams, we were treated to lots and lots of Jaguar E-Types, a beautiful 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Superleggera, a 1957 Aston Martin DB Mk III, a 1961 Speedwell Sprite GT, a 1963 Riley Elf Mk II, an MG Midget that owner Chris Conrad is getting set to make a run at the land speed record in Bonneville later this year, and a kick-ass 1976 Mini Moke. There was even an Original Jaguar D-Type and a1958 Aston Martin Tojeiro DBR1. I could actually feel the rivalry between those two cars.
|Aston Martin Tojeiro DBR1|
So, if you ever find yourself in South-Eastern Wisconsin in the middle of June, be sure you have mosquito repellant (they don’t call mosquitos the Wisconsin state bird for nothing) and check out the British Car Field Day in Sussex. You won’t regret it. In the mean time, check out this gallery. Make sure you look at all the photos, there are some truly spectacular cars. And, thanks to my dad, Tom, for serving as photographer.
|Chris Conrad’s MG Midget|