Presented by the Central Coast British Car Club Annually
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.
1956 Austin Healey 100-6
The Austin-Healey 100-6 is a two-seat roadster that was announced in late September 1956 and produced from 1956 to 1959. A replacement for the Austin-Healey 100, it was followed by the Austin-Healey 3000; together, the three models have become known as the Big Healeys.
The 100-6 featured a 2 in (50.8 mm) longer wheelbase than the 100, a more powerful straight-six engine in place of its slightly larger inline-four, and added two occasional seats (which later became optional). The body lines were slightly streamlined, a smaller, wider radiator grille placed lower, an air scoop was added to the bonnet, and the windscreen fixed.
The 100-6 was produced in two model designators, the 2+2 BN4 from 1956 onwards and the 2-seat BN6 in 1958-9.
The cars used a tuned version of the BMC C-Series engine previously fitted to the Austin Westminster, initially producing 102 bhp (76 kW) and increased in 1957 to 117 bhp (87 kW) by fitting a revised manifold and cylinder head. The previously standard overdrive unit was made optional.
1954 Triumph TR2
1965 Sunbeam Imp
Event not held
"Blue Train Special"
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