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The Coveted Tartan Surfboard Award is presented at the Central Coast British Car Club Car Show held annually in July in Ventura, California. It is awarded to the car that best represents the history, uniqueness and quality of British Motor Cars during the show. The award is presented by the Chief of the Seaside Highland Games, Chief John Lowry, and the winning automobile is the featured vehicle at that year's Seaside Highland Games British Car event.

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2019 Winner

1960 Morris Mini Traveller Woodie Wagon

This "Woodie Wagon" is a 1960 Morris Mini Traveller living with Mr. Stephen Karolyi in Camarillo, CA. The Traveller was built in England on 27 October, 1960 at the Longridge Plant, Morris Motor Car Company, as an export to Canada. (That is why it is left-hand drive with the steering wheel on the left side of the cockpit and not on the right side as it would have been had it been built to remain in the UK) In the 1960's two British Automakers built the Woodie Wagons: the Morris Motor Company with vehicles called "MORRIS MINI TRAVELLER" and the Austin Motor Company whose woodies were called the "AUSTIN COUNTRYMAN." The vehicles were identical in all respects with the only difference being the badging on the hood.

Now THIS Woodie may well be the oldest surviving Woodie Wagon in existence due only to the fact that it was shipped to Canada the day after it rolled off the assembly line. Had it remained in the UK, it would surely have succumbed to rust many many years ago. There is an organization in Great Britain called the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) whose task it is to certify the authenticity of all autos manufactured in the UK. When Stephen submitted his data to the BMIHT their representative noted that this Traveller was the oldest they'd been asked to authenticate. The original vehicle type was manufactured in 1959 and as many of us know, it is still being produced by BMW and features the latest in automotive technology.


Previous Winners



2018

1952 ALVIS TB 21 Sports Tourer
1952 ALVIS TB 21 Sports Tourer



2016

1954 Triumph TR2
   1954 Triumph TR2"
2017   

1956 Austin Healey 100-6
1956 Austin Healey 100-6













2014

1965 Sunbeam Imp
   1965 Sunbeam Imp
Sprite
2015   

1965 Austin Healey
1965 Austin Healey













            2012

1959 Austin Healey Sprite
   1959 Austin-Healey
Sprite
2013

1990 Jaguar XJS V-12
1990 Jaguar XJS V-12













2010

1933 MG J2
1933 MG J2
2011

1953 Nash Healey
1953 Nash Healey













2008

1959 Austin Healey Sprite MK1
1959 Austin-Healey
Sprite MK1
2009

1933 Rolls Royce
1933 Rolls Royce 20/25
Shooting Brake













2006           

1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster          
1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster
2007

Morris Minor
    Event not held













2004

Triumph TR-3
1959 Triumph TR-3
2005

1930 Bentley
1930 Bentley
"Blue Train Special"













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