Upcoming Events

Due to our ever changing  COVID-19 virus environment, the events calendar below is somewhat questionable…….what with event cancellations, reschedules and postponements, 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:

Drive your Triumph 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 


2020 and older past events below:

Montville Road Rally

CTR Event Road Rlly

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

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.


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 2016 Shirt - fullcolor x

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


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.)


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


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

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…….!

Bowling Challenge and Pizza is Saturday March 14th

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


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


Rally for cure 2020


NOTE: Cardone & Daughter Open Shop has been POSTPONED

CTR Cardone Daugter 2020


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!
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s