What’s wrong with a little healthy competition? Especially when the net result is a big turnout of classic British sports cars? The Detroit Triumph Sportscar Club is stoking the competitive flames, challenging MG and Triumph owners to outdo each other at its 25th annual Battle of the Brits this weekend in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Think this is hotly contested? With all of the early registrations counted, the MGs were leading the Triumphs, 85 to 82. Final results will be determined on the show field on Sunday, September 9, in Freedom Hill Park. Last year, the MG owners nosed out the Triumphs, 110 to 107.

The Battle of the Brits is billed as Michigan’s largest British car and motorcycle show, with organizers predicting that 400 cars and 200 motorcycles will be on display. Show vehicle registration is $20 per vehicle. Awards will be presented in 37 judged classes and 11 participants’ choice categories. The show offers free admission for spectators (aside from $8 for parking), and will be held rain or shine.

Looking for a new project car, or some parts for your British beauty? You’ll find both there, too. Learn more, or register your own car, at: