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April 18, 2009 Kintnersville , PA. - Brits on the Delaware
Spring Brits on the Delaware, 10am-4pm All foreign marques welcome pre-registration $10 $15 day of show Pre-registration cut off April 1,2009. Food/drink on site. Awards/dash plaques Vendors welcome. For information Call Tony Hess 610-346-9026 [email protected]
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May 2, 2009 Succasunna (Morris County) , NJ. - Britfest 2009
First British car show and vendor flea market of the new driving season in the Mid Atlantic area. Sponsored by Moss Motors and Castrol and held at beautiful Horseshoe Lake Park 72 Eyland Ave Succasunna, NJ 07876. $15 per car before 4/15 $20 after and $35 per vendor space. Join us for the fun! Contact: Charles Tregidgo. Phone: 201-791-6675. Email: [email protected]. Website: MG Car Club Central Jersey Centre.

June 6, 2009 Westtown, PA. - CARS OF ENGLAND at OAKBORNE MANSION
All British marque judged car and motorcycle concours, and a nationaly sanctioned Jaguar concours d'elegance. Sponsored by Delaware Valley Triumphs, and Delaware Valley Jaguar clubs. This year's show location has been moved to Oakbourn Mansion, near West Chester, 1014 South Concord Rd., Westtown, PA 19382. Contact: Steve Klein. Phone: 610-825-2617. Email: [email protected]. Website: Delaware Valley Triumphs - Triumph motorcar enthusiasts in the Philadelphia area.

June 7, 2009 Clinton, NJ. - Red Mill British Car Day
Join us on the grounds of the historic Red Mill Museum Village at 56 Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809 for this popular vote annual British car show held to benefit the work of the museum. Limited to 100 PRE REGISTERED British cars and held on the banks of the south branch of the Raritan River in Hunterdon County. One of the most beautiful British car locations imaginable. Hope to see you (and your British car) on June 7, 2009! Contact: Richard Miller. Phone: 908-713-6251. Email: [email protected]. Website: M.G. Drivers Club is a national MG club.

June 14, 2009 Hellertown, PA. - British Motorcar Gathering
More than 200 vintage British sports cars will gather at Hellertown Reservoir Park, just south of Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley), for this popular-vote show hosted by the Keystone Region MG Club. Registrants will cast votes to choose the top three examples of each class and model of car, with more than 50 awards to be made. There will also be a "Best of Show" award. All makes of British cars and motocycles, old and new, are welcome. Registration is $10 by May 31, and $15 thereafter and at the gate. Field opens at 9 a.m., with judging from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food and drink available in a large picnic pavilion, with children's events and music all day. Rain or shine. More information, directions, and registration form available online. Contact: Mike Jones. Phone: 610-865-3419. Email: [email protected]. Website: Keystone Region MG Club Hellertown show.

July 12, 2009 Gettysburg, PA. - British Invade Gettysburg
July 12, 2009 - 9th Annual British Invade Gettysburg-British Car & Motorcycle Show. 9:00 AM-1:00 PM rain or shine. Dash Plaques to 1st 250. $7.00 before June 14, $10 after. A portion of the proceeds donated to "Toys for Tots". Join us for "Christmas in July"...shopping 70+ Outlet Shops at Gettysburg-. Directions & Info: British Invade Gettysburg or email: [email protected] 717-979-9242. Send checks payable to LANCO MG CLUB c/o Ralph Eriksen 1480 Table Rock Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325 Contact: Ralph Eriksen.

August 1, 2009 Schwenksville, PA. - 5th Pennypacker Mills British Car Day Car Show
The Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, located aside the Perkiomen Creek just below Schwenksville, PA off of RT 73 is an ideal and picturesque location to display your British car or bike. Plan also to attend and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Pennypacker Mills Historic Site's "In The Good Old Summertime" Festival adjacent to the car show field on the mansion's grounds. There's lots to see and do for the entire family including vintage big wheel bicycles, live music and Victorian lawn games. Refreshment service is available so you can relax under stately trees and enjoy both the car show and the festival. Information and pre-registration form is available at www.dvc.com. Free T-shirts to the first 40 pre-registrants. Contact: Paul Phillips. Phone: 610-792-1158. Email: [email protected].

September 19, 2009 Ocean Grove, NJ. - Brits on the Beach British Car Day
Brit’s on the Beach: 12th annual British Car Day at Historic Ocean Grove, NJ on Saturday, Sept. 19th. Presented by the Positive Earth Driver's Club. Featured Marque...Jaguar. Judging by participants choice, dash plaques for the first 100 cars. Walk the Ocean Boardwalk just 2 blocks from the show field. Have lunch at one of Ocean Grove’s many cafés and restaurants. Stroll the Main Ave. business district and check out the town’s antique dealers, gift shops, clothing stores and other businesses. Tour the area and see the historic Great Hall, quaint Tent City and the many Victorian hotels, B&B’s and other buildings. This is the one car show your wife will want to come to! The show will go on rain or shine, contact us or see our web site for full details. Phone: 732-477-3878. Email: [email protected]. Website: ..:: Positive Earth Drivers Club ::... Contact: Wayne Simpson. Phone: 732-477-3878.

September 24-26, 2009 Long Beach Island, NJ. - 6-PACK - TRials Festival 2009
Triumph TR250/TR6 Owners Club National Convention. Tentative list of the weekends events Return of "Name The Parts" Contest - Once again test your knowledge or lack thereof by guessing the names of the parts. TR Family Feud - You host once again for the evening will be the now imfamous Bruce Miles. TRials Hospitality Room - Renew old friendships and make some new ones as well. Special surprises to celebrate 40 years of the TR6. This is the hub for the weekends activities. Tech Session - Richard Good will present a session of his wide variety of TR6/TR250 performance parts. Run to Historic Smithville, New Jersey - So what is so historic about Historic Smithville and Village Greene? Pine Barrens Run or Rallye Welcome BBQ - Let the Festival begin! Renew old friendships and make some new ones as we get together for the opening ceremonies! After Diner Cruise - Don't forget your sea legs Beach Party - See what the Jersey shore is all about, please don't forget your beach blankets! TRials Festival Car Show - Rise and shine! It's time to show everyone what we are made of! Tour to see "Old Barney", Barnegat Lighthouse - After the show we will cruise LBI to Barnegat Bay and visit the historic Barnegat Lighthouse. Awards Banquet - Good food, good friends, good times. Phone: --. Email: [email protected]. Website: Trials Festival 2009.
 

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Don't forget the 2009 A TOUCH OF ENGLAND car show at the The Hermitage, in Ho-Ho-Kus NJ. (Worth it, just so you can say with a straight face, "I've been in a town called...'' ) :huh:

A Touch Of England - June 13

LEO has designated this as one of their club events. :cool: They will actually have awards for a Lotus class...

Last year's pictures:
LEO 6 14 2008
 

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I have a friend who actually lives in Ho-Ho-Kus. It's a nice town! Might have to drive up now, and do this one too! :cool:
 

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Throw in MD, VA, DE

Missing a couple in PA:

5/30. Meeting of the Marques. Home Up through last year, this was a Brit only show, and a nice, medium size show. Starting this year it will be open to all euro marques. I don't know how they're going to pull that off, because they always filled the available space, and there is no room to expand in its current location. If you go, get there early.

7/18. Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. Vintage racing and show. Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association | British Car Day

In VA:
4/26 Alexandria. Britain on the Green. Capital Triumph Register Home

In DE:
5/2. British Car Day in Lewes, DE. Cars must be MY 2000 or older. Up until last year all newer cars were allowed, but they've run out of space. Great location. info: [email protected]

10/3 Brits Invade the Capital. Dover. Small show. First was last year. should be a bit bigger this year. British Car Club of Delaware - Homepage

MD:
Maybe the biggest BCD on the east coast:
6/7. The Original British Car Day (32 year). Lilipons Water Gardens in Adamstown, MD. CCNEMGTR

6/20. British Car Show at Sunshine Grill, Fork, MD. Small show, but absolutely GREAT roads to get there. Maryland Car Shows & Free Summer Movies, Drive-In Movies- Sunshine Grill Greek Restaurant

9/26. MG's on the Rocks (originally an MG's only show years ago, now a full British Car Day). The Rocks State Park, Harford County, MD. MG's of Baltimore - Home

10/26. Brits By the Bay. Anne Arundel County MD. Full details not yet published. Great location in a State park right on the Chesapeake Bay.
 

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Choices, choices...

Yeti wrote...

"The worst part of most of these shows is that the cars just sit there!!"

Understood, but depends on how you look at it. Can go to summit point in early May for vintage racing, and many of these kinds of cars will be there. At these shows, it is still good fun to look at the cars, speak to the owners who have lovingly restored them. There are some great stories behind a lot of these cars, their owners, and the restorations.

At this particular Alexandria show on 4/26, the perenial Lotus class winner is a guy (and his wife) who shows up in a Lotus 7, Series 1 or 2, that I don't think has had a single bit of resoration done, just whatever is/was needed to keep it going. Great car to look over to understand Chapman's thinking.

In another thread Serpent wrote, re the two shows on 4/26 (Brits on the Green in Alexandria and mostly-Tuner cruise in at College Park):

"no, be sure to bring it to the University of Maryland Spring Meet for Charity in College Park, MD on 4/26."

I went to the CP show last year, 3 Lotus (and I don't think they were all there at once) and 2 or 3 Porsche were the most exotic cars there. Every 350Z, Civic, Accord, GTI, Celica, Mustang, Neon, STi, EVO, and S2000 on the east coast were there, though. (I've been told a million times not to exaggerate).

It was ok, but given the choice between these two shows, it really isn't a choice. I can see the cars at this show any time, every day, in every parking lot. The Brit Cars show up at a few scattered shows over the next few months.

Granted, there aren't any NOPI girls walking around the Brit Car show...but they ARE serving Fish and Chips and there is usually a bagpipe player walking around.:shrug:

The Lotus class is always small, but last year there were I think 4 or 5 Elise, an Europa, a couple Esprits, a Seven, etc. Now, if Tim would just get his Elan running and bring it.
 
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