CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA - Savoy Automobile Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its latest temporary exhibit, British Invasion. Opening February 28, 2023, to the public, the automobiles will be on display until July 9, 2023.
While serving during WWII, millions of American troops became enamored with British automobiles. Following the War, it became a necessity for Great Britain to restore its economy, and one way to do so was through exportation. In 1946, the British Government released an animated video via the British Pathé news titled “Export Or Die”, proclaiming, “...we must sell the things we like, to buy the things we need.” The message was received and by 1950, over half-a-million British cars were produced annually with nearly 400,000 being shipped directly to America. This exhibition features some of the finest examples of British sports cars of the postwar period to invade the American automobile market.
• 1949 XK120 Roadster Alloy, On loan from Patrick Hergenroeder
• 1950 Allard J2 Roadster, On loan from Wayne Carini
• 1950 Alvis TB14, On loan from Natalie and Scott Bluestein*
• 1952 Arnolt MG Coupe, On loan from Stan and Susan Cryz
• 1953 MG TD, Savoy Collection
• 1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide, On loan from Stan and Susan Cyrz**
• 1956 Austin Healey 100M, On loan from Peter and Pat Davis
• 1956 MGA Roadster, On loan from a private collection
• 1962 Lotus Elite, On loan from Ron and Harriott Mitchell
• 1963 Jaguar E-Type FHC, on loan from Janice and Jerry Wise
• 1964 AC ACE-Bristol, On loan from Henry & Rachelle "Rocky" Grady
The museum is open for visitors Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission is complimentary for members. For non-member adults, the price of admission is $15, for youth ages 3 - 12 it is $5, and complimentary for ages 2 and under. Savoy is located at 3 Savoy Lane in Cartersville, GA, 30120.
*Arriving for display in mid-March, following The Amelia.
**Leaving exhibit in early June.
1949 Jaguar XK120 Roadster (Alloy)