Upcoming Events

Sat. June 29th, 2019 — CT MG’s Annual Dust Off Rally

Come and join us for a fun drive thru western Connecticut, ending at a great road food joint!  Open to all owners of LBC’s. 

This years’ dust-off rally will start in Beacon Falls, CT. in the commuter parking lot located across the street from 27 Railroad avenue.  GPS coordinates: 41°26’27.3″N 73°03’46.2″W.   The “driving tour” will end at a family style eatery where we can enjoy a lunch and the company of our fellow participants while the event results are tabulated.

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.  The 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 70 miles. 

Participants will need to bring a clipboard (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.  

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:  1:30 p.m.

Awards approximately:  2:30 to 3:30-ish p.m.


Sunday August 11th — CTR vs MG Club Miniature Golf Challenge


Fri – Sat – Sun September 27 – 28 – 29th  

British Reliability Run 

Find out all about this year’s Run, go to their dedicated page    CLICK HERE


Oct 6th, 2019 — 14th Annual Cartoberfest Car Show 

Update from Connie O’Brien:  Join us at Hurley Park on Farmington River, 34 Greenwoods Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057 on October 6, 2019   from 10am to 3pm.
For the 14th year, great friends are gathering with the cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. to have a great time and benefiting the New Hartford Volunteer Fire & Rescue.

All Welcome – if you love your ride, show it!

Door Prizes  – NASCAR tickets for Dover, Pocono, New Hampshire , Charlotte, Lime Rock, Hockey and baseball games.  Theatre Tickets – Bridge St. Live, Warner Theatre,  Infinity Theatre.  Restaurant Certificates – Saybrook Fish House, Georges, Edisons, etc and much much  more…….

Great Food – Famous Firehouse  Clam Chowder

On Stage ‘Whiskey Rebels’

Dash Plaques

Oh, and lets not forget, a Rose for the Ladies!

100% of the proceeds are donated to the New Hartford Volunteer Fire & Rescue.  Always a good time and a great place to meet new friends.  Spectators Welcome.  

Sponsored by Time Was Garage



October 25th – 27th 2019

THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUNTAIN RALLY 

Invitation from Gary Hamilton to enter the 2019 event……….

  CTR 2019 Mtn Rally route

I wanted to reach out to you about this year’s rally.  With support from the New England Region SCCA and personnel from local sports car clubs I know that this event will rival & hopefully exceed last year’s event. Many have reached out to me offering support in running the event; to those my profound thanks.  

History of the Great American Mountain Rallye

The flag dropped on the very first GAMR on Thanksgiving Day of 1953 and the rally continued every November through 1957. Described in the April 1956 issue ofAuto Age as “America’s longest, toughest, and coldest rallye,” the races attracted driving teams from across America, Europe and Scandinavia. Conducted the weekend of American Thanksgiving, the rally typically featured challenging snowy weather through New York’s Adirondack, New Hampshire’s White, and Vermont’s Green Mountains. Tire chains were an absolute must!

In its day the Great American Mountain Rallye attracted top teams from around the world.  The Rootes team entered Sheila van Damm in 1953 and 1954.  Stirling Moss also competed in this rally in 1954.  The great Maurice Gastonides, the 1953 Monte Carlo Rally winner, was a competitor as well.  One year, multi-time world driving champion, Juan Manual Fangio was the official starter.

The current event includes 3 days of Rallying. Day 1 will start in the Capital District of New York State and run Northerly thought the center of the Adirondack Park to Lake Placid; the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics with lodging at an exclusive inn.  Day 2 of the event will include a loop from Lake Placid North and West to the Saint Regis and Saranac Lake Regions and will end back at our exquisite host inn.  Day 3 will see us travelling East through the High Peaks and Keene Valley to Lake Champlain where a short ferry ride will take you across the lake to Vermont. The last leg of day 3 will take us South through the Western edge of Vermont and the Green Mountain Forest, including a number of the infamous ‘gaps” that traverse the Green Mountains. The culmination of the rally will once again end at Hemmings Motor News (our host from last year) with a scoring and a reception in the museum.

Preliminary Itinerary: (mileages subject to change based upon final reconnaissance runs.)

Thursday Oct 24th

  • Lodging in Saratoga Springs New York.
  • A private wine and cheese reception at Saratoga Auto Museum (museum closed to the public).
  • Final Registration
  • Rally preview and school

 Friday October 25th

  • Rally start at Saratoga Auto Museum
  • Approximately a 200 mile route to Lake Placid New York.
  • Lodging at a fine Inn on Mirror Lake in downtown Lake Placid, including dinner in a private function room.

Saturday October 26th

  • Saturday morning Breakfast at Inn and start of day 2.
  • Approximately a 150 mile loop route starting and ending in Lake Placid.
  • Dinner and lodging at Inn

Sunday October 27th

  • Sunday morning Breakfast at Inn and start of day 3.
  • Approximately a 200 mile route to Vermont ending at Hemmings Motor News.
  • Scoring, awards and luncheon.
  • Departure

Additional details and package pricing will follow upon final negotiations with food and lodging vendors.

Here are some links about last years rally:

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/04/03/great-american-mountain-rally-revived-for-2018/

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/10/28/re-starting-a-new-england-tradition-with-the-great-american-mountain-rally-revival/

Save the date Oct 25th-27th 2019! Updates will be posted as we get closer to the actual event.  In the meantime please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.   

Gary  J. Hamilton    Rally Master GAMRR 2018/2019     gamrrrally@gmail.com


 

 

 

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