It’s the perfect partnership: vintage British cars and the British pub with an American address.

The British Beer Company supports a number of organizations and one of its longest partnerships has been with Cape Cod British Car Club. BBC founders Gary Simon and Harry Gnong joined the club early on as both are fans of vintage motors (Gary, cars: Harry, motorcycles).

“I love anything with a motor and if it’s vintage British, that’s enough for me!” says Harry.

The club meets monthly at the Sandwich BBC. It’s quite a sight to see the parking lot filled with beautiful, classic British motors.

Members of the Cape Cod British Car Club gather at the Sandwich British Beer Company.

The idea behind the Cape Cod British Car Club started in May 2000 after the hosts of a Cape Cod event sponsored by New England Triumphs on Memorial Day Weekend decided it would be fun to have more such events on the Cape. The Cape’s scenic roads and ocean views made it the perfect destination for leisurely trips in British roadsters.

The first meeting, organized by Bob Greene, Kevin D. Thompson and Brian Nickerson took place at the British Beer Company in Falmouth Heights. Steve Harris joined the planning and serious work got under way and the group established the Cape Cod British Car Club.

The first meeting attracted about 30 people and by the club’s first year, membership had grown to around 150. Today, the club boasts a membership of more than 300, with members mainly from the Cape and South Shore but also from other states.

Their activities include biweekly cruise nights, backyard barbecues, local car shows, tours, dinner cruises, drive-in movies, and more. Their British Legends Weekend, a three-day extravaganza traveling in groups to different points of call, is a yearly happening.

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