This is Craig McLaughlin’s newly restored 1952 Roadster 4AD. Craig lives in California, and told us: “I truly enjoy the Singer crowd. I’ve shown my restored little Singer three times now and already have five awards – three First in Class, one Best of Show, and one 2nd in Class, to show for my efforts.
How do you get five awards from three shows you may well ask?
Well, we took home two First in Class awards from the British Invasion at Stowe, Vermont. One was ‘Pre-65 British Sports Cars’ (yes, my Roadster was considered a sports car!), and one was in their Competition of Colors, where we won ‘Best Two Tone Paint’. Then we took First in Class at the British Car Day in San Diego, where the class was ‘Still British’, meaning it was for cars that weren’t Rolls, Bentleys, Jags, Aston Martins, Healeys, Triumphs, MGs, etc, and then Best of Show as well, so we took two awards home at each of our first two shows and then the 2nd place at La Quinta near Palm Springs two weekends ago.
The 2nd in Class was to a car that showed at the prestigious Pebble Beach last year and was one of only 9 cars built of that type.
And there’s no shame in losing to a ‘Pebble’ car!”