50th Annual Trophy Meet to be held in Pacific Grove, CA, October 11-13, 2018!

Tony and Glynis Greening are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Pacific Grove after the magnificent meets in Roseville, Boulder City, Jackson, League City, Lake Havasu City and Pasadena/Monrovia. The last time here was in 2011; it seems just like yesterday. Now is the time to register! If you need a registration form, just let David Kanally know. The meet will be epic, with tours and drives unparalleled in their interest in beauty. In addition, we’ll have a chance to enjoy each other’s company, share in good food, and share our cars with the car-loving people of the Monterey Penninsula. If you’ve never driven through legendary Pebble Beach, this will be your chance.

Itinerary

Motel - Pacific Gardens Inn owned by car buffs Robert and Lorraine Boerner. Address: 701 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove CA 93950 Phone: (831) 646-9414 or (800) 262-1566 toll free. Fax: (831)647-0555. Web site: www.pacificgardensinn.com
Rates - Rooms range from $135.00 to $158.00 and above. Robert has blocked 25 rooms for the Austin Bantam Society for the weekend of October 11-12-13, 2018. Members when booking must mention the Austin Bantam Society to receive a 15% discount on this rack rate. These rooms will be held at this rate until September 10th, 2018.
Welcoming Cocktail Party - Glynis and Tony will be delighted to host at our old house 441 Ocean View Blvd., PG. Not cocktails but Monterey county wine and California IPA’S and food.
Swap Meet - Parking lot of the Pacific Gardens Inn.
Tour - We can drive from Pacific Gardens Inn to the Lighthouse then into Pebble Beach, then along the 17 Mile Drive to Bird Rock thence Lone Cypress then a stop for Morning Tea at the Lodge. We then will travel along the ocean front to Carmel with a brief stop at the Mission where members could give thanks for making it thus far! We will stop for lunch and shopping in Carmel downtown. Then back to Pacific Grove along the ocean.
Business meeting - In Conference room at Pacific Gardens Inn
Car Show - On the grass in Jewel Park, downtown Pacific Grove in front of the Natural History Museum.
Banquet - Fandango Restaurant, Pacific Grove $50 pp.

49th Annual Trophy Meet, October 5-8, 2017 in Arcadia/Monrovia, California, a great event!

Under sunny and warm conditions, members and friends of the Austin Bantam Society had a wonderful time at the 49th Annual Trophy Meet. In case you couldn't join us, you can see the video here: https://youtu.be/PEWsRrn_8ZY

Austins and Bantams make a splash at San Marino Motor Classic!

For the first time in history, Austins and Bantams were invited as a class to show at the San Marino Classic Concours on June 11, 2017. A field of eleven cars was presented, with a wide variety of Austin and Bantam models showing the richness of the unique marque. Carol Whipple and Dave Aitken's '31 American Austin Roadster took first in the class, and even made the San Marino Motor Classic's profile shot on Facebook! More in the June/July edition of Rooster Tails.

"Warbaby" by ABS' own Bill Spear is a must for Bantam fans, military history buffs!

Bill Spear has spent much of the past twenty years investigating, researching, documenting, analyzing and finally, now, publishing the definitive history of the origin of the jeep. Please consider adding this book to your own library, and buying one to add to the collection of a library or museum in your town! Click here for more.

Lake Havasu City, NV 48th ABS Trophy Meet a Sunny Success, Oct. 13-15, 2016

ABS members and friends gathered for a sunny and warm Trophy Meet at the resort town of Lake Havasu City, Oct. 13-15, for a long weekend of driving and displaying their Austin and Bantam cars. Watch the video here!

47th Trophy Meet Celebrating Bantam Reconnaissance Car 75th Anniversary a Slightly Soggy Success!

Twenty-three running BRCs, more Bantam Reconnaissance Cars in one place since WWII led the Friday Fun Run at the Trophy Meet in League City, TX, October 22-14, 2015. A number of Austin and Bantam cars and their owners joined in the fun. Despite the fact that severe rain forced cancellation of the public car showon Saturday, a good time was had by all! Watch the video here!

46th Trophy Meet is Golden in Jackson, CA!

Jackson, California was a gold mining town for decades, but on the weekend of October 2-5, 2014, Jackson was an Austin Bantam town, filled with our favorite little cars descended from all over the country. See the video and photo reports on our Photos and Videos page!

Color, Electronic Rooster Tails the best way to get your ABS news!

Rooster Tails, the official journal of the Austin Bantam Society, is nowavailable in a full-color electronic version. New members are automatically enrolled to receive the electronic version, and over 80 members have already taken advantage of the new format. Why not join them and enjoy full color Rooster Tails with live links to videos, web sites and other online resources! Just send us an email to let us know you'd like to switch.

45th Trophy Meet a Great Success!

The 2013 Trophy Meet was held in beautiful Boulder City, NV on October 24-26-2013. In a reprise of their stellar event of 2008, hosts Mark and Kathy Richey hosted a wonderful meet. Watch the video and slideshow on our Photos & Videos page!

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Read a Rooster Tails article about a recently discovered former Austin Dealership in Denton, Texas!