2019 CTR British Motorcar Gathering & Picnic

The Sun Shines on the 39th CTR British Motorcar Gathering and Picnic!

By Janet Thomson

The promise of a beautiful day on Sunday September 8th brought over 80 cars and their drivers and navigators to Wickham Park in Manchester to enjoy Connecticut Triumph Register’s (CTR) 39th Annual British Motorcar Gathering and Picnic.  It was a great day for viewing cars, asking technical questions of owners, and catching up with friends.  Participants were able to vote for their favorite cars, buy club regalia, participate in raffles, and grab a hamburger or hot dog cooked up by the Boy Scout Troop 28 from Hebron.

This event always brings in distinctive and interesting British cars to look at and this year was no exception. The Best of Show Triumph was awarded to a 1966 TR4A owned by Jim Olson and Best of Show Non-Triumph was a 1966 Jaguar Mk2 owned by George Jones.  The Young Exhibitor Award was presented to Coleman Walsh of West Haven.  Coleman accompanied his father in their 1974 TR6. 

 

 

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This event would not have been possible without the many CTR members who stepped up and volunteered their time on the day of the event as well as the months leading up to the event.  This year there were 20 people on hand helping out, working on tasks big and small.  If it wasn’t for the team effort of volunteers, the event would not have been a big success. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

 

 

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It is also important to acknowledge the many British car vendors who support the event by donating items for the goody bag and for the raffles.  Those CTR supporters are highlighted on the back page of the newsletter. Please give them your business when you can.  Special thanks goes to CTR member Jeff Van Zandt who donated two framed Triumph-related prints for the raffle.

 

 

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Park looked fabulous!  Thanks go to park officials and rangers for making it possible for CTR to have a successful event. And finally a BIG THANK YOU to Show Coordinators Chris and Christina Wilson who were instrumental in making the day go smoothly.  See you next year!

Show Results by Class

Class

        Winners

TR2/3 1st Ron Masters-1961 TR3
2nd David Smith-1959 TR3
TR6 1969-1973 1st Mike Mikkelson-1973 TR6
2nd Brian Cunningham-1973 TR6
3rd William Leahy-1969 TR6
TR6 1974-1976 1st Dean Hall-1974 TR6
2nd Jay Jablonski-1974, TR6
3rd Donnie Mathis-1976, TR6
TR7/8 1st Gary/Karen Daigle-1980 TR8
2nd David Blozie-1981 TR8
3rd Anthony Mancini-1981 TR8
Spitfire/GT6 1st Denise Griffiths-1973 GT6
2nd Ronald Green-1978 Spitfire
3rd Michael LaRusso-1963 Spitfire
MGT 1st Duane Adams-1954 TF
MGA 1st Al & Cheryl Nosenzo-1957 MGA
2nd Alan Wiede-1956 MGA
3rd Phil Brown-1960 MGA
MGB Early 1st Rich Sugalski-1972 MGB
2nd Bob Snell-1971 MGB
3rd Bob & Dawn Belanger-1971 MGB
MGB Late 1st John Pandiscia-1980 MGB LE
2nd Ed Cooke-1977 MGB
3rd Mark Edwards-1980 MGB
MG Midget/AH Sprite 1st Matt Strus-1973 Spridget
2nd Doug LaBoda-1974 Midget
3rd Jason Dever-1971 Midget
Austin Healey 1st Ed Collins-1957 100-6
2nd David Berube-1967 3000
Jaguar 1st George Jones-1966 Mk2
2nd Alan Stavola-1958 Mk8
3rd Richard & Donna Sabonis-1965 C
Other British 1st Dave Icaza-1969 Austin Mini
2nd Kim Baker-1972 TVR
3rd John Reis-1972 Land Rover

Best Non-Triumph in Show

George Jones-1966 Mk2

Best Triumph in Show

Jim Olson-1966 TR4A


39th Annual

British Motorcar Gathering and Picnic

Hosted by the Connecticut Triumph Register

Venue
The Connecticut Triumph Register invites anyone with a British motorcar of any make, model, and condition to join the fun at Wickham Park in Manchester CT.  There are 250 acres of gardens, woodlands, ponds, and attractions including an aviary. A  beautiful venue for our Autumn even! when in the park, there are signs to direct participants to the registration and field parking areas.

Food and Family Fun
Meet and mingle with other Triumph and British vehicle owners. Bring your own picnic or purchase food and beverage provided by Boy Scout Troop 28 of Hebron. Tennis and volleyball courts are available. Awards and raffles are the afternoon highlights. You must be present to win raffle items.

Regalia
CTR shirts, hats, and other regalia will be available for purchase.

Schedule
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Registration
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Judging (participant’s choice)
Raffles @ 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM — Class Awards @ 1:00 PM

Judging
Judging is by popular vote of participants. Cars must be on the field by 11:00 AM. Classes with 2+ cars will be eligible for awards. A Best Triumph in Show and a Best Non-Triumph in Show will be awarded.

Contact Us
Check here on the ‘2019 CTR Annual Gatheing Page for information, updates, and registration form (below), or send an email to the CTR at ConnTriumph@Gmail.com

Registration Form
Here is the link to the 2019  CTR Gathering Registration Form. Click on the link to access a printable form. Print out the form and bring it with you on the day of the event (Sunday, September 8th, 2019)

CTR 2019_Show_Reg_Form

CTR Show Flyer 2019