Upcoming Events!

Here’s news about upcoming events & happenings!    ==========================================================================

Rallye for A Cure — Saturday June 16thRALLYE-logo-The Jaguar Club of Southern New England’s 6th annual Rallye for a Cure will take place on June 16th, 2018. The Rallye for a Cure invites classic and vintage car owners to a rally that starts at Jaguar Hartford and winds its way through beautiful back roads of Connecticut. Along the way. drivers and their navigators are encouraged to watch for clues and follow creative directions to stay on course. It’s a really fun event for the whole family!
The rally this year ends at Palmer Motorsports Park, where participants will enjoy lunch, an auction, and take a lap around the track! On that day the Vintage Air-Cooled Porsches are having an event and are excited to help support our cause.
The proceeds from the “Rallye for a Cure” benefit the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) whose mission it is to cure, treat, and prevent Type 1 Diabetes. The goal is to raise over $10,000, as we have every year so far!
To find out more, view photos of previous events, and to register, please visit www.rallyeforacure.org.  For more info, contact Bill & Linda Wright,            Rallye Coordinators (860 236 5920)  — wrighttheelder@gmail.com



The Vintage Motorsports Festival June 21 – 24 2018

This years Festival  will showcase cars from each of the periods in which the Thompson road course has operated, and embodies the rich history of the track. The 2018 event will see over 130 cars, including sports cars, open wheel, production and sports racers, along with the INEX sanctioned MSD Legend series and Formula Vees race wheel-to-wheel throughout the 3-day event, and will be co-hosted by VRG (Vintage Racer Group) and VSCCA (Vintage Sport Car Club of America).

Great News! Enjoy the British Car Corral at Thompson Motor Speedway June 23rd thanks to CT Triumph Register (CTR) member Blair Cole worked with the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to offer a British Car Corral at the Vintage Motorsports Festival on Saturday June 23. Anyone with a vintage British car is invited to register and get in on the fun! 

The cost for joining a Car Corral is $30 for the day which includes admission for one person, plus the car being included in the corral and parade laps. Any additional person in the car will pay a $10 admission price ($8 discount) with one person being allowed in at that price.

Parade laps are limited to the first 30 entries per Corral. You must register 48 hours in advance. Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance to get a refund.

To register, use this link: https://thompsonspeedway.checkfront.com/reserve/?item_id=32 to get to the booking page for the CTR British Corral. Click on the event date (June 23) and the option should come up for “Book Now”. Registrants will have an option to add a guest for a discounted price of $10.  For more information about Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, go to their website: www.thompsonspeedway.com



Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome – British Car Day & History of Flight Air Show Saturday, July 15, 2017

Come see the History of Flight Air Show and see a smashing display of classic British Cars.  Drive your LBC to the Aerodrome for British Car Day.  The Museum and grounds will be open from 10am to 5pm. Display your car during the day before the air show (which will begin at 2pm and go until 4pm.) The air show will highlight the Pioneer, WWI and the Golden Ages of Aviation. BTW, if you are looking to display your British Car please contact Carol at carol@oldrhinebeck.org.


The July CTR membership meeting will be held at

Mark’s Classic Cruise Night in East Granby

On Monday July 16, 2018

(Weather Permitting)

Rain Date is Monday, July 23th

Check out Mark’s website for the latest updates on weather/cancellations.  http://www.markscruisenight.com

Directions: From Interstate 91, take exit 40 (Route 20). Turn right onto East St. then right onto Russell Rd. The address is 22 Russell Rd, East Granby, CT.

We will meet at 5:30PM at Gio’s Pizza located on Route 20 (3 Turkey Hill Rd. East Granby) so that we can drive in and park together. We will head over at 5:45. If you arrive later, head right on over and look for your fellow LBC’s and check out some great cars. It’s a great night out. If this event is cancelled due to weather, we WILL NOT hold our monthly membership meeting at Oasis Restaurant in Forestville.

At little more about Mark’s:

2018 is the 23rd year of the cruise, and it has grown into the largest weekly cruise night in New England.  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. 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.


**** Save the Date…..the 2018 CTR vs MG Mini-Golf Challenge will take place on Sunday, August 12th at the Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream at 1048 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032.  We will have a designated parking area for our cars.  There will be ice cream and a cook-out after the golfing!!


Sunday, September 9th

British Car Gathering at Wickham Park

Mark your Calendars………..!!


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The American British Reliability Run……..

Here’s a chance to take part in a driving event that will put you and your car to the test.  Blake Discher of the Detroit Triumph Sportscar Club founded America’s British Reliability Run in 2002. The idea is spreading throughout the USA and so far has raised more than $215,000 for worthy children’s charities.

……..comes to Connecticut……..

The CT Triumph Register and the CT MG Club are staging the first CT British Reliability Run, on September 14-16, 2018. The goal is to field 24 British cars/teams and raise funds for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The event is not a race or a road rally, there are no checkpoints or time/speed/distance parameters. It is something of an endurance test, intended to be challenging but fun for the participants. The event will begin in CT and run through the Adirondack Park over the weekend before returning to CT. It will be a great fall drive covering around 600 miles through beautiful countryside in the company of fellow British car friends.

………..to help children and families in need.

The only competition is how much each CT Reliability Run team can raise from friends, family or colleagues for the chosen charity: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by Paul Newman. This organization is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the northeast, free of charge.  The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s website is at https://www.holeinthewallgang.org/

Are you and your car up to the challenge?

You can learn more about the history of British Reliability runs by visiting the event website at http://www.ctbrr.org If you are interested in registration details or have any questions, please send an email to nwardle2@comcast.net. We hope to see you on the road!

Click here to see all the details!


British Wheels on the Green – Sunday September 23rd 2018

Jaguar Club of Southern New England is moving their British Wheels on the Green to a new location for 2018.  They will be holding their all British show at the Farmington Polo Grounds. This allows them to have their event on a Sunday.  This years it’s Sunday September 23rd.  After the show, at 3:00 PM, there will be a Polo match!  Cool!



British Wheels on the Green


SUNDAY, Sept. 23, 2018

Farmington Polo Grounds

152 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT

Contact Bob Aldridge at thespottedcat@optonline.net 



2 Responses to Upcoming Events!

  1. Mike Mikkelson says:

    The September show was advertised in this Sunday’s Hartford Courant as being held on Monday, September 11. Someone may want to alert them and correct this error.

  2. Bill Williams says:

    Is an advance registration necessary for the British Motorcar Gathering & Picnic on 9/9/18?
    I am a member of the Connecticut Triumph Register and will be attending this event for the first time.

    Please advise
    Bill Williams

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