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.
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).
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).
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!
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.
CTR Tour of Paddock Classic Car Restorations – February 29th 2020
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…….!
Please 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
All 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 tables 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
June 12 & 13 — British Motorcars of New England 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
NOTE: Cardone & Daughter Open Shop has been POSTPONED
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 email@example.com.
Come join us and blow the dust off your LBC!
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.