Club News!

Here’s news about upcoming CTR club events and happenings!!

Last updated – Mar 12th 2018


For the second year in a row, CTR beat the CT MG club at the Annual bowling challenge at the Apple Valley Bowl.  It was a really fun event,  followed by a variety of pizza flavours and toppings at Vinnies Pizza!  It was a great time to gloat over our victory, as the Trophy was again handed to Dave Icazza to be displayed proudly on the wall of his Shop in Manchester!  Stay tuned for more details and results from the event…………

CTR vs CTMG Club Bowling Challenge and Pizza

Please join fellow CTR members and folks from the CTMG Club for a night of bowling and pizza. This event has been held annually for many years with our MG friends It is always an evening of fun, food, and friendly competition– a great way to chase away the winter blues.

The date is Saturday, March 10, 2017 from 6PM-8PM at the Apple Valley Bowl in the Plantsville section of Southington (1304 S Main St, Plantsville, CT).

After bowling (about 8:15PM), we will head to Vinnie’s Pizza (868 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Southington, CT) just a few miles away for pizza and refreshments.

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

If you have any questions please contact organizer Janet Thomson at or 203-266-4067 (landline).



We are again having the MG team vs the CTR team slot car races!    Bring the kids, bring the grandchildren…….children of all ages are welcome to join us!

Saturday March 31st, 2018 . 3:00PM at Rapid Raceway, Unit 55. 161 Woodford Ave –  Plainville, CT 06062   Tel 860-793-1888  (behind GE Building off RT10 Plainville, CT)

The cost for controllers, cars and track time is $8 per hour (or bring your own cars & controllers, but it’s still $8 per hour!)

For more info, contact Matt Strus  –  860 584 5760 or

Reservations not required, just show up, ready to have some fun!! 

Day With Dave!

Day with Dave!

On Saturday April 7th Dave Icaza will again open his garage in Manchester to us all.  You can get your car checked out by experts and have your oil and filter replaced at a very reasonable price.   Say tuned for specifics on this great day with Dave!==========================================================================

Cardone and Daughter – Spring Open Shop

 Neville contacted Dave Cardone, who told us that they would be having their Spring Open Shop on Saturday April 21st from 9am to 1pm. As usual, they will have their special refreshments available for us to enjoy.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen. The rain date is Saturday April 28th. 
(In the past we have done a Cruise along the shore, ending up at their venue on that day, and we could possibly do one again this year.   Yes??

‘Synchro De Mayo’ Tech Session – May 5th 2018

TR6 Tranny

Join us at John Esposito’s Quantum Mechanics shop in Oxford on Saturday morning for a tech session for CTR club members.  Plans are to concentrate on how a gearbox is dismantled, discuss what items wear out in there, overdrive units and differentials.

Space is rather tight, so we will have to limit participation to the first 15 members to sign up.  If you would like to join us, please send an email to Neville at to reserve your space.  More details to follow……..


The Next Royal Wedding – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry (formally known as Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales)  will marry Meghan Markle on Saturday May 19th  in an short hour-long ceremony starting at 12 noon local British time (7 am EST).  It is quite unusual to have the ceremony on a Saturday, since most British Royal weddings take place on a weekday.

Also rather unusual is that the wedding will be at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.  The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service and The Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate as the couple make their vows.


TR6 Tranny
TR6 Tranny

**** Save the Date…..the 2-18 CTR vs G Mini-Golf Challenge will take place on Sunday, August 12th… cream too!!

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