Not everything I saw and photographed during my weekend trip to the mountains was barn quilts. There were antique cars, too!
The Blue Ridge Parkway is much loved by motorcyclists and antique car aficionados due to its 45 mph speed limit and twists and bends. I've never driven the parkway without seeing packs of middle aged Harley Davidson riders and restored cars ranging from Model A's of the 1930's to muscle cars of the 1970's.
I drove up to Little Switzerland just off the BRP to see if I could get some good landscape shots. And this is what I found - all sorts of restored Triumphs.
This guy saw me in the parking lot and asked me to take his photo. His car is the only one I know the age of; he was driving a 1959 Triumph.
This was the Triumph Register of America's annual rally. It is associated with the British TR Register in the UK and is the national association for TR2, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, and 4A owners. They came from all over. I saw license plates from the Midwestern states and Canada in the parking lot.
The cars were gorgeous, but my brother owned a TR-7 back in the 1970's and it spent more time in the shop being repaired than being driven. I always regarded Triumphs as more of a weekend car and you better keep the phone number of a towing company nearby.