2018 CTR British Motorcar Gathering & Picnic

British Motorcar Gathering and Picnic Turns 38!

By Janet Thomson, Chris and Christina Wilson

6ShowField_5AAbout 60 cars and accompanying participants came to Wickham Park on Sunday September 9th to enjoy CTR’s 38th Annual British Motorcar Gathering and Picnic. Wickham Park looked fabulous! Thanks go to park officials and rangers for making it possible for CTR to have a successful event.

7DSC_0282Participants were able to buy CTR regalia, participate in raffles, and grab a hamburger or hot dog cooked up by the Boy Scout Troop 28 from Hebron.

This year, the event brought in some very distinctive and interesting British cars to look at. Here’s what one participant had to say in an email: “I just wanted you to know how much my wife and I enjoyed the British Motorcar Gathering yesterday.  We liked everything – the cars, the people, the food, the way everything ran … it was a completely interesting and fun day. I even got to see a few cars like ones I used to own. The show made me regret that I never owned a Triumph!”

The Best of Show Triumph based on participants’ choice voting went to a beautiful 1973 TR6 owned by Rick Barnard.


Tom and Sue Stavola took the honors for Best of Show Non-Triumph with their 1958 Jaguar Mk8.


1Young_ExhibitorsYoung Exhibitor Awards were presented to Sean McFadden and Molly Laird. Sean accompanied his grandfather in an Austin Healey. Grandad is teaching Sean how to drive it. Molly is spending quality time with Dad getting her hands dirty under the hood of a TR4. Both will receive a one year subscription to Classic Motorsports.




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:

A big THANK YOU to the volunteers above, and listed below, as well as anyone at the event who helped even with the smallest task………..

Gary and Karen Daigle Angelo Sevarino
Chris Fisher Mike Stefanakis
Bob Gillis Matt Strus
Dave and Jean Icaza Alex and Janet Thomson
Jay and Linda Jablonski Bill and Beth Williams
Dorian Olivera Chris and Christina Wilson
Jim Olson and Ellen Wilson Ken and Maryellen Woolley
Paul Reder


We also acknowledge the many British car vendors who support our event by supplying items for the goody bag and raffles. Those CTR supporters are highlighted on the ‘Our Sponsors’ Page, and on the back page of our newsletter. Please give them your business when you can.


Here are the 2018 CTR Show Class Winners:

Class 1st 2nd 3rd
TR4/4A/250 Jim Olson-1966 4A, Windham
TR6 1969-1973 Rick Barnard-1973, Grafton Daniel Tutko-1972, Ellington Tom O’Connor-1972, W. Hartford
TR6 1974-1976 Jay Jablonski-1974, Avon Barton Bauers-1976, Wallingford Donnie Mathis-1976, Hamden
TR7/8 Gary/Karen Daigle-1980 8, Ellington
Spitfire/GT6 Mark/Linda Christensen-1970 Spitfire Mk3, Preston Mike Stefanakis-1979 Spitfire, Wethersfield Denise Griffiths-1973 GT6, Auburn
MGA Phil Roy-1961, Leicester
MGB Early Rich Sugalski-1972, Spencer Andre Dela Cheurotiere-1970, Meriden Bob/Ann Snell-1971, Pittsfield
MGB Late Paul Angelico-1980, Berlin John Pandiscia-1980 LE, Wolcott Frank Amara-1976, Unionville
Austin Healey John Bonczek-1963 3000 Mk3, Uxbridge
Midget/Sprite Matt Strus-1973 Spridget, Bristol
Jaguar Tom/Sue Stavola-1958 Mk8, Glastonbury
Other British Dave Icaza-1969 Austin Mini, Amston Chuck Thompson-1956 MG Magnette, Bolton Michael Lussier-2007 Aston Martin Vantage, Andover
Best Non-Triumph in Show Tom/Sue Stavola-1958 Jaguar Mk8, Glastonbury
Best Triumph in Show Rick Barnard-1973 TR6, Grafton

Our 38th Consecutive CTR Gathering & Picnic in a row…

See you at next year’s show,

Sunday September 8th, 2019 — Number 39!!