Upcoming Events

Due to our ever changing COVID-19 environment, we encourage you to ALWAYS check with the event organizer to confirm the status before you head out.   Thanks.

Current “planned” 2021 events are below in chronological order:


Abington Spares Cars and Coffee, Saturday October 16th – 9am to 11am

Ed Cooke of Abingdon Spares in Deep River invites CTR members to their Cars & Coffee, and conversation event this Saturday morning, October 16th from 9-11 am. Coffee and donuts will be provided. This might be the last one of the season so come and join the crowd. Hopefully it will be a nice fall day for a drive, with a bit of “British Weather”. Bring your car or come as you are, all are welcome!

Rain Date will be Sunday, October 17th, but only if Saturday is a total washout. The bridge on Rt. 80 is now open, so no problem to get there. See you there, 900 Industrial Park Road, Deep River, CT.

Unless it is really pouring consider it on for Saturday. Rain date will be Sunday if needed. Watch website: www.abingdonspares.com or Facebook page for cancellations or give them a call: 800-225-025



CTR Fall Foliage Drive to Great Falls Brewing Co., in Canaan, CT.

Great Falls Brewing

Please join us on Saturday, October 23rd for our annual Fall Foliage Drive.  This year we will meet at 11:45am for a noon departure from the commuter car park on CT route 188 at exit 16 off I-84. The route will run through Bethlehem, Morris, Washington Depot, past Lake Waramaug, through Kent ending up at Falls Village.  That’s about 72 leisurely miles of driving on some of the country roads less travelled.  The drive ends at the old Canaan Union Station which today is the home of the Great Falls Brewing Company (greatfallsbrews.com).

Since foliage is best viewed in sunshine a rain date of  Sunday, October 24th is planned. To receive notifications of any changes in plans please email Neville Wardle at nwardle2@comcast.net to tell him know that you plan to attend.   So, please join us and the CT-MG club for this end of year driving event.

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PLEASE NOTE: All events below have already taken place (or cancelled).  They are here for reference and archival purposes only!

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 CT MG club trip to Eastern CT Railroad Museum, Willimantic.

Willamantic museum

Saturday, October 9th 2021

The  CT MG club has invited the CTR to join them on a drive to the CT Eastern Railroad Museum, in Willimantic. It is a small museum that many of us haven’t heard of, located in a former marshalling yard, in the former Thread Capital of the World.  Those who would like to travel in a group should meet up in Cobalt, in the parking lot at DaVinci Pizza, which is on the right, just east of the intersection of route 66 and 151, ready for departure at 9:00am.  We will motor along Rte 66 into Willimantic, then turn into the Museum’s dirt road at 55 Bridge Street.   Those who travel separately and arrive early may
wish to tell the ticket vendor that they are part of the MG Group to get a reduced rate.  The museum also said that they might park us inside the grounds instead of parking lot. For route details and last minute changes please contact Bob Howard, 203-453-2842 MGBobH@gmail.com

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CTR’s 41st ANNUAL BRITISH MOTORCAR GATHERING AND PICNIC

- CTR 2016 Shirt - fullcolor x

Hosted by the Connecticut Triumph Register Sunday, September 12th, 2021 – 10:30am thru 1:00pm

Venue:

The Connecticut Triumph Register invites anyone with a British motorcar of any make, model, and condition to join in.  Meet and mingle with other Triumph and British vehicle owners.  Bring your own picnic lunch and beverages.

Wickham Park:

With 250 acres of gardens, woodlands, ponds, and attractions including an aviary, is a beautiful venue for this autumn event. Signs within the park will direct participants to the field parking area. There is no registration fee for the CTR event.  (At this time but subject to change, Wickham park is a privately managed park, and  charges $7/car to enter the grounds.)

Directions:

Wickham Park is located at 1329 West Middle Turnpike in Manchester, CT and is easily accessible from Interstate 84 (exit 60).

Information and Updates:

Here on the CTR website is the place to see event information, status updates and weather related info.  This will be done daily on the Home Page for the week before and day of the the event. Specific questions can be sent to the CTR email address — ConnTriumph@gmail.com



CTMG’s British By The Sea,

Harkness Memorial Park, Waterford CT

zzMG Show 2021

zzMG Show

 

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British Motorcars In Bristol

Colt State Park, Bristol, Rhode Island
August 20-21, 2021

Start your engines! British Motorcars will be descending on the beautiful seaside village of Bristol, Rhode Island August 20 and 21. You are inviteed to come and explore the charm of beautiful and rustic Bristol, Rhode Island, and all that it has to offer as part of our very special annual event.

Friday
British Motorcars Road Tour 8:15AM – 2PM
Parade of Cars to Independence Park 5:45PM – 6PM
Explore Bristol
Street Party 5:45pm-9pm

Saturday
Show Grounds Open to Cars 8:30AM – 5PM
The show opens to the general public 9:00AM – 5PM
Ballot casting begins 9:00AM – 1PM

Day, February 10, 2021

Dear Fellow Triumph Owner,

One thing that has remained constant in this crazy pandemic year, is the pleasure to social distance by taking a drive in your Triumph.  So, with that in mind, it’s time to plan a social distance activity for Drive Your Triumph Day, February 10, 2021.

My name is Rye Livingston and I’m with the Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club in Northern California, which is celebrating our 62nd anniversary.

As you may remember a number of years ago, I encouraged members of our club to drive their Triumphs on February 10th, to celebrate Sir John Black’s Birthday, the man who organized Standard’s purchase of Triumph after the war, and went on to make the cars we enjoy driving today.

Last year I received about 350 photos from all over the world: Scotland, Ireland, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Uruguay, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Canada, Holland, Czech Republic, and of course all over the USA.  I’m hoping we can increase that number this year!

The concept is straightforward. On Wednesday, February 10th, go for a drive in your Triumph.  Take a scenic drive on a country road or out to lunch, to the market, to work, wherever. Go for a drive alone or in a big group from your local Triumph Club. Take your spouse, buddy, child, grandchild or your dog; then take a photo. The photo is mainly of the car, and the owner if possible, ideally in front of a cool spot, landmark, scenic view or in your driveway. If it’s the middle of the winter where you live and your car is in hibernation, or in the middle of a restoration, take a photo of it anyway.

Next step is to email a high-resolution photo to driveyourtriumphday@gmail.com, along with some basic information: owner’s name, year and model of car, and place photo was taken (city, state, country). The photos will then be published not only in our club newsletter, but also in USA’s national magazine: Vintage Triumph Registry, and on the Drive Your Triumph Day website: https://driveyourtriumphday.shutterfly.com

Please feel free to send this on to other Triumph Clubs you may know of, and your club Activities Chairman and Newsletter editor. Last year a few Standard Clubs joined in too, which is great.

Be sure to contact me with any questions you may have, and thank you in advance for getting the message out to your members and friends to Drive Their Triumphs on February 10th.

2021 CT MG British By The Sea event rescheduled to August 29, 2021.

CTR’s 41st ANNUAL BRITISH MOTORCAR GATHERING AND PICNIC  is scheduled to be held from 9:30am to 1:00pm at Wickham Park Manchester on September 12th 2021

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Montville Road Rally

 
CTR Event Road Rlly
 
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CTMG September Cruise

The CT MG Club invites everyone to join in a drive on Sunday September 27thl led by one of the best route-masters in CT.  Meet them at Roberts Food Mart, at Rt’s 79 and 80, ready for a one pm (1300) departure. Anticipate 2.5 hours of great driving, in which 18th century engineering will be prominent.  Bring your 20th-century self, car and CB radio.  Please tell Bob Howard of your plans to participate, MGBobH@gmail.com, 203-453-2842, so we can keep track of everyone and can call if rain forces postponement.  If postponed, rain date will be Sunday, 11 October, and be part of their Pumpkin Run (already scheduled).
Bob Howard
203-453-2842
MGBobH@gmail.com 
 


CTMG’s British Car Cruise Night

UPDATE:  There will be only 2 more British Cruise Nights at Abingdon Spares for 2020.  They will be Thursday September 10 and Thursday October 8. The hours will remain the same 5-7 PM

Abingdon Spares in Deep River is hosting a British Car Cruise Night every Thursday night this summer from 5 – 7 pm. Join us at Abingdon Spares, 900 Industrial Park Road, Deep River, CT for cars and conversation.

Masks and Social Distancing observed, we want this to be a safe and enjoyable, low key event for everyone. Not much going on, this is a good excuse to get out and drive your British Car on a summer evening!

Hope to see you there. Weather cancellation info at 800-225-0251.


Concours and Gathering of the Marques

Although the racing over Labor Day Weekend may be without spectators, the Sunday in the Park Concours & Gathering of the Marques car show at Lime Rock Park will be opened to participants, car enthusiast, and vendors!

Lime Rock Park will be hosting its annual car show on Sunday, September 6, 2020. The Sunday in the Park car show fills the entire race track with some of the most beautiful/rare/incredible vehicles that many would only dream of seeing in person. The Concours D’Elegance portion of the show displays some of the rarest and prestigious collector cars in the market today. The Gathering of the Marques outlines the remainder of the track with hundreds of vehicles from various car clubs and marques from across the northeast. We understand that this year has been difficult for many, so we are happy to provide the car community with a little piece of normalcy this year by continuing our traditional car show this year over Labor Day weekend. COVID-19 precautions and guidelines will be in place and enforced to ensure guests and vendors have a safe and positive experience.

We are asking all car enthusiasts/collectors who are looking for something to do over Labor Day Weekend to consider wiping off the car and showing it off during our Gathering of the Marques car show. With over 80 different marques, there is a spot around the track for almost every type of vehicle, even an Autocross section! There will be awards and prizes throughout the day as well, so make sure you polish off that hood. If you are part of a car club and would like your own designated parking area, please let me know and we can discuss various options!

Event: Sunday in the Park Concours & Gathering of the Marques
Date & Time: Sunday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Where: Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, Conn.
Cost: $25.00 Advance Price (8/28 – 8/30) or $40.00 at the gate!

To learn more about the event or if you have any questions, call Mike DiStefano at 845.264.1569 or mike@limerock.com or visit our website for more information.

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Rallye For A Cure

The event has been rescheduled for September 12, 2020.  A great amount of consideration has been incorporated into planning and scheduling this popular event. Please visit their website via this link http://caea.net/RFAC/     for more information and to register.

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CTR’s 40th ANNUAL BRITISH MOTORCAR GATHERING AND PICNIC

- CTR 2016 Shirt - fullcolor x

Hosted by the Connecticut Triumph Register Sunday, September 13th, 2020 – 9:30am thru 1:00pm

Venue:

The Connecticut Triumph Register invites anyone with a British motorcar of any make, model, and condition to join in. This year’s gathering is low key —no classes, voting or awards- no pressure! Take your car out for a drive and stop in for a while. Meet and mingle with other Triumph and British vehicle owners.  Bring your own picnic lunch and beverages.

Wickham Park:

With 250 acres of gardens, woodlands, ponds, and attractions including an aviary, is a beautiful venue for this autumn event. Signs within the park will direct participants to the field parking area. There is no registration fee for the CTR event.  (At this time but subject to change, Wickham park is a privately managed park, and  charges $7/car to enter the grounds.)

Directions:

Wickham Park is located at 1329 West Middle Turnpike in Manchester, CT and is easily accessible from Interstate 84 (exit 60).

Information and Updates:

Here on the CTR website is the place to see event information, status updates and weather related info.  This will be done daily on the Home Page for the week before and day of the the event. Specific questions can be sent to the CTR email address — ConnTriumph@gmail.com


2020 CT British Reliability Run

For Complete information details on this event, please go to the Reliability Run Page.  The event this year will be as follows:

Friday, September 18th: depart Southbury CT for a tour of western MA and the Berkshires

Saturday, September 19th: depart Abingdon Spares in Deep River CT for a tour of CT’s Quiet Corner and the Litchfield Hills

Sunday, September 20th: depart Southbury CT for a tour of the Catskill Park

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Monday February 10th, 2020 — Drive Your Triumph Day!

Drive Your Triumph Day - Las Vegas

 

CTR Tour of Paddock Classic Car Restorations – February 29th 2020

CTR Paddock tour


Bowling Challenge and Pizza is Saturday March 14th

In light of the arrival of COVID-19 here in Connecticut, and after consultation with the CT MG Club, we have decided to cancel this event.  We do plan to reschedule our Bowling Challenge for a date and time that would work for both our clubs. After all, bragging rights are still up for grabs…….!

Bowl 54Please join members from the CT Triumph Register and the CT MG Club for a night of bowling and pizza. This event has been held annually for many years and it is always a night of fun, food, and friendly competition. It a great way to spend a wintry Saturday evening!

The date is Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 6PM-8PM at Apple Valley Bowl in Plantsville:  Address: 1304 S. Main Street, Plantsville, CT        Phone: 860-628-4553

After bowling (around 8 PM), we will head to Dominic and Vinnie’s Pizza just a few miles away for pizza and refreshments…….Address: 868 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT     Phone: 860-621-9846

Please arrive a few minutes early for bowling so we can get started right at 6PM and get a full two hours of bowling in.

If you have any questions, please contact organizers Janet and Alex Thomson at ALJLThomson@charter.net or 203-266-4067 (landline/leave message).



Sunday, April 26th, 2020  at 10am — Shop Skills Tech Session

and Spring Bar-B-Q/Pot Luck Lunch

ctr bbq 6All CTR and CTMG members are invited to attend a tech session where we will revisit some of those old time shop skills such identifying fasteners, cutting threads, installing helicoils, identifying tubing connections and sharpening drill bits.  Alex & Janet Thomson are hosting this event at their shop at 21 Peter Rd. in Woodbury. This will be a hands-on session in the heated shop so dress appropriately. Coffee and other light refreshments will be provided.

At high noon, we will put away the tools, clean off the tablesCtr BBq 2 and enjoy a pot-luck lunch.  Janet and Alex will have a charcoal grill set up and will cook hot dogs and hamburgers. We will also have space available for crock-pots for those who wish to bring a warm dish and there will be plenty of refrigerator space available, as well.

Directions from US Rt. 6 in Woodbury: Turn north onto CT Rt. 47 across from Canfield Corner Pharmacy. Proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Peter Rd. We are the first house on the left – Red house, red barn, red shop – if you see a traffic light on the shop with “Gulf” gas pumps, you are probably at the right place.

Space is limited to 15 so please RSVP Alex or Janet by calling 203-266-4067 or e-mailing at ALJLThomson@Charter.net

 

Saturday May 30th — Robert J. Beeney Memorial Car Show

CTR Show 22


June 12 & 13 — British Motorcars of New England BRITS IN BRISTOL

CANCELLED

ctr Brits in Bristol

Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th

Friday AM Tour with optional Luncheon

Friday Evening Parade of Brits –

Friday evening Downtown block party on Independence Park

Saturday British car show and festivities with 33 classes.  Other fun stuff during the day!  Picnic Basket Contest, Hat Contest – Raffle items!

More information to come. Save the date and stay tuned………


June 20th, 2020 – Rallye For A Cure

POSTPONED

Rally for cure 2020

 



NOTE: Cardone & Daughter Open Shop has been POSTPONED

CTR Cardone Daugter 2020

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August 1, 2020 — CT MG Club 2020 Dust-off Rally

This years’ dust-off rally will start in Thomaston, CT. in the commuter parking lot located across the street (Pleasant St.) from Duncan Donuts. Exit 39 off CT route 8. GPS coordinates: 41.674446, -73.064099.
Plan to arrive by about 9:30 a.m. A drivers meeting will take place at 10:00 am with the first car off by about 10:20 a.m. This driving event is a GTA style (Game Tour Adventure) rally, designed to be a low pressure, fun driving tour. Participants will follow a published route, answering a few questions whose answers will be found
along the route. Participating teams consist of a driver and a co-driver; navigator. Driving distance will be approximately 83 miles.
Participants will need to bring a clip board (route instructions are printed on 8-1/2 X 11-inch paper) pens or pencils and some way of keeping track of the time of day and cumulative miles driven. Participants should consider themselves personally subject to all rules then in effect as established by state and local authority
regarding the present health emergency so bring your mask and keep your distance.
The start location has enough room to permit us to park in alternating slots, it will make for quite a lot of room between cars. Event organizers will bring your documentation to you so that safe distances may be maintained so stay in /with your car on arrival. Signatures for registration etc. will be collected while you are in/with your car. The drivers meeting / event updates may be achieved by updating several small groups of cars as the rally master moves down the line. Cars will be started onto the event from the places where they are parked.
The event end location has been carefully chosen to permit attendees to safely submit their route instructions for score and 1: To allow for those who wish to bring their own lunch and beverage and eat apart. 2: To have a call in-take out menu (copies will be provided) that can be taken to the car for consumption and social distancing (BYO beverage) and 3: Has outdoor seating for those who wish to eat off the menu at a table.
Prizes/trophies will be placed into a plastic bag and tossed to (at) you from a distance. The rally master will be wearing a “full moon suit” PPD. (Or maybe a quarter moon). Or the equivalent thereof.
Questions / RSVP’s may be sent to the Rally Master at gdabrowski@yahoo.com.
Come join us and blow the dust off your LBC!
SCHEDULE:
Registration: 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Drivers meeting: 10:00 a.m.
First car off: 10:20 a.m.
Car#1 approximate finish time: 1:45 p.m.
Awards approximately: 2:30 to 3:15-ish p.m.



On Monday July 26th, (weather permitting) the Connecticut Triumph Register goes on the road to Mark’s Drive-in in Granby, CT.

The plan is to assemble at Gio’s Pizza (3 Turkey Hill Road, East Granby) at 5:30pm and drive to Mark’s in a caravan at approximately 5:45pm. If you arrive later, just head straight to Mark’s and look for the British car contingent.

The cruise is located on 25 acres of land in East Granby, Connecticut. This family friendly cruise is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of antique, classic and special interest vehicles.

Marks Classic Cruise is an OPEN cruise night; which means anyone is welcome to attend regardless of year, make, and model driven. The theme for the 19th is Corvette.

Vehicles must be clean. The cruise runs every Monday night (unless inclement weather or saturated field conditions.) from 5pm to 9pm between May and September (excluding holidays). Food vendors offer a menu of: burgers, chili, pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, soda, water, coffee, and desserts. Often times there are specials available too.

Mark’s Classic Cruise is adjacent to Bradley International Airport. From I-90, take exit 40 (CT route 20), turn onto East Street and take a right onto Russell Road. The website for Mark’s is at www.markscruisenight.com Check their website if the weather looks doubtful.

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