Tryon Rolling Art car, motorcycle and truck show joins Tryon Beer Fest Nov. 9

Published 11:02 pm Monday, November 4, 2013

Tim and Lucy Brannon’s 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster

Tim and Lucy Brannon’s 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster

Tim and Lucy Brannon’s 1950 Jaguar XK120 roadster was one of the crowd favorites at last year’s Tryon Rolling Art show.

The sleek British racing green sports car was purchased from a dealer in New York City by Tim’s father, George Brannon, who drove it back to Tryon in 1951 where it has remained in the family ever since.

An international icon among sports cars, the first Jaguar XK120 was brought to America by Clark Gable a few years earlier.

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Tim learned to drive in the Brannon Jaguar and used it regularly during his teenage years.
Only occasionally driven for decades, in 2003 Tim and Lucy entrusted it to Gallaher Restorations of Tryon for extensive renewal. Tires, brakes, fuel tank, paint, chrome-plated exterior parts and interior leather upholstery were all replaced. In 2005, the engine was overhauled by English Car Garage in Jacksonville, Fla.

You can see this beautifully-restored automobile – genuine Rolling Art – along with many others on Palmer Street in Tryon between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Everyone is invited to this free public show, which will run concurrently with the Tryon Beer Fest.

Exhibitor registration is also free. If you have a collector car, motorcycle or truck you would like to show, call 828-859-3185 or email and provide the year, make and model of your vehicle along with your contact information.

– article submitted by Warren Board