There are a very few shops in North Texas offering the unique vibe of Grapevine’s British Emporium. And while this isn’t txPetStore – it’s txGarage! – we understand the affection people have for their pets; this writer has a huge affection for their pets…but wants none of his own. With that, the car, bike and dog get-together orchestrated by the British Emporium is the sort of thing we like to plug into – and if in town, something you should plug into. Info is below.
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (October 7, 2019): Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with three British traditions all in one event – cars, cycles, and corgis. The British Emporium, in Historic Downtown Grapevine, will be hosting this event featuring classic British cars, such as MGB, Jaguar, and Mini Cooper; British motorbikes, such as Triumph and Norton; and British canines – the adorable Corgi. The event will be held on Sunday, October 13th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the car park of the store, located at 140 N. Main St.
Cars and cycles have long been a tradition of British culture. So many families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have one, or more, of these vehicles. This free event is a great way for fans to see some of the great classics, while giving owners a great way to showcase their treasured car or motorbike. Registration for the vehicles is free. However, advance registration is required so a space can be reserved. Interested owners can contact the store at 817-421-2311. Awards will be given for “Best of Show” at 3 p.m.
Corgis, too, have become popular, especially having been the pet of choice for decades for Her Majesty the Queen. Corgi owners are encouraged to bring their adorable pets in costume – whether it be something for Halloween, something British-themed, or something different. The Corgi Parade will be held at 2 p.m. There will be a prize for the best dressed Corgi and another prize for the best dressed Corgi/Owner Duo.
Attendance and registration for the event are free. The British Emporium, though, does ask those attending to bring items for the GRACE Grapevine Food Pantry Food “Drive” to help those in need.
“This will be such a fun event for everyone,” said Sheela K. Bailey, owner of the British Emporium. “The autumn temperatures finally have arrived. It will be fun to see all the classic and modern cars and motorbikes. And the Corgis. They are so adorable. We know there are some creative people who love their Corgis. We can’t wait to see the fabulous costumes! “
About the British Emporium
For more than 26 years, The British Emporium has provided British groceries and gifts and hosted community-related events such as royal celebrations, car shows, Doctor Who parties, and meet-and-greets with VIP visitors from Great Britain. Owned by Sheela K. Bailey, the store is a popular gathering place for expat Brits and Anglophiles alike. Store hours are Mondays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m. The store is located at 140 N. Main St. in Historic Downtown Grapevine. More information about The British Emporium can be found at www.british-emporium.com.
- 11 a.m. Car/Cycle Show opens
- 2 p.m. The Corgi Parade and awards for best costumes
- 3 p.m. Car and Motorbike awards for “Best in Show”4 p.m. Event ends