BRITISH CAR EVENT CALENDAR of the Northeast

Here are shows and events of interest to classic British car enthusiasts in the Northeast. Always confirm dates, times and other details with event organizers.

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This calendar is maintained by the Keystone Region MG Club, the British Car Club of Northeast Pennsylvania, and the British Car Club of the Lehigh Valley, all of eastern Pennsylvania.

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BUS TRIP TO SIMEONE MUSEUM

Summary: Chartered bus trip to Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. $50 per person includes bus, admission and catered lunch at the museum. Spouses and guests are invited. The bus will pick people up at the Viewmont Mall and the Wyoming Mall. (See schedule below) The Simeone Museum will be open for touring, plus will be having one of its Driving Demonstration Days outside. At noon, car collector and museum founder Dr. Fred Simeone will discuss four cars that ran in the Mille Miglia ("Thousa… Schedule: 7:30 a.m. — Martz bus departs Viewmont Mall, Scranton 8 a.m. (approx) — Bus arrives Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. (approx) — Bus arrives at Simeone Museum Noon — Driving demonstration begins in parking lot. 3 p.m. — Bus departs Simeone Museum. 5:30/6 p.m. (approx.) — Bus returns to WB/Scranton. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Tickets: ORDER ONLINE at the link below using a credit card, debit card or PayPal. Or sent your check for $50 per person, payable to BCCNEPA, to PO Box 884, Pittston, PA 18640. Ticket order form: http://www.bccnepa.com/rapidcart-3/simeone.html. Registration: Reservations must be paid for by APRIL 11. Venue information: http://www.simeonefoundation.org/. Directions: Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825-31 Norwitch Dr. Philadelphia, Pa. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825-31 Norwitch Dr. Philadelphia, Pa.

BRITAIN ON THE GREEN

Hosted by: Capital Triumph Register. Summary: More than 200 British cars expected for the 17th annual Britain On The Green British Car show, located this year south of Alexandria, Va. at Gunston Hall, historic plantation home of colonial statesman George Mason. The show is open to all British marques and features participants’ choice judging, food and merchandise vendors, a silent auction, and children’s activities. Complimentary tour of the historic house and grounds included with registration, along with dash plaque and commemorative poster. Schedule: Adults $10 Seniors (60 and above) - $8 Children 6 - 18 - $5 Children under 6 - Free. Advance Registration: $25 per car by April 14. Registration: $35 per car after April 14. Spectator Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children 6-18 $5 — Gunston Hall admission includes car show. Club/Event Website: http://www.capitaltriumphregister.com/bog. Venue information: http://www.gunstonhall.org. Email: bog@capitaltriumphregister.com. Phone: 703-354-1361. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, Va. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

CLASSIC BRITISH CAR SHOW

Hosted by: Positive Earth Drivers Club. Summary: Annual show hosted by the Positive Earth Drivers Club. Club/Event Website: http://www.pedc.org. Venue information: http://www.shoreantiquecenter.com. Phone: 732-531-4466. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Shore Antique Center, 413 Allen Ave. Allenhurst, NJ.

DRIVE YOUR MGA DAY

Hosted by: North American MGA Register. Summary: All MGA owners everywhere are called upon to drive their MGAs on this day, set aside by the North American MGA Register to promote getting these classics out on the road. NAMGAR chapter cClubs are asked to document their outings with a short article and lots of photos (with captions), and to send these to this website for posting. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Club/Event Website: http://www.namgar.com/events/article/chapter/namgar_proclamation/. Saturday, May 3, 2014. Everywhere!

BRITFEST 2014

Hosted by: MG Car Club - Central Jersey Centre. Field opens: 9 am. Summary: First big British car show of the driving season in the Mid-Atlantic area. Door prizes, swap meet, vendors, car corral, tech sessions. Registrants cast their votes, and there are also Peoples Choice and again this year, the "Future Drivers Choice" award, chosen by children in attendance. This year's featured class are the first-place winners at last year's show: Vote for the best of the best! Trophies awarded in 20 classes, and dash plaques to first 150 registered cars. New food vendor, Tastef… Schedule: Voting 9am-1pm Awards presented 2 pm. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: $15 by April 15. Registration: $20 after April 15 and at the gate. Spectator Admission: $3, children under 12 admitted free. Vendor information: Vendor spaces $35 each. Proceeds Benefit: Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry. Registration Form: http://www.mgccnj.org/flyers/Britfest_2014_Registration.pdf. Club/Event Website: http://www.mgccnj.org/. Directions: Horseshoe Lake Park, Roxbury Township Recreation and Municipal Complex. Just west of Route 10 on Eyland Avenue. Email: ctregidgo@gmail.com. Phone: 201-791-6675. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 72 Eyland Ave. Succasunna, NJ. For more info visit www.mcifp.org.

BRITISH ARE COMING AGAIN British Car Show

Hosted by: Lewes Chamber of Commerce and British Car Club of Delaware. Field opens: 8:30 a.m. (No cars permitted in after 10:30 a.m.). Summary: British car show features prizes in six categories by year of manufacture: Up to 1956, 1957-62, 1963-68, 1969-74, 1975-80, and 1981-2000. This year's featured marque is the "Spridget." (Austin-Healey Sprite/MG Midget) Premier class for past show winners, plus Best of Show award. Only original British vehicles made 2000 or earlier. Replicas, kits or reproductions will not be accepted. Event features winners' circle parade, commemorative dash plaques, and merchant's sidewalk sale. Food and beverages… RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: $15 before May 2. Registration: $25 after May 2. Registration Form: http://www.leweschamber.com/sites/default/files/2014%20Registration%20%281%29.pdf. Club/Event Website: http://www.leweschamber.com/news/community/lewes-british-motorcar-show-%E2%80%9C-british-are-comingagain%E2%80%9D. Venue information: http://www.historiclewes.org. Email: inquiry@leweschamber.com. Phone: 302-645-8073. Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lewes Historical Complex, Shipcarpenter and 3rd St. Lewes, Del. For more info visit www.bccdelaware.com.

Ragtops & Roadsters Spring Open House

Hosted by: Ragtops & Roadsters. Summary: Ragtops & Roadsters holds its 20th Annual Spring Open House. All British car enthusiasts and friends are invited to tour the shop and meet the staff. There will be many cars in the process of being restored to be seen. Scones, tea and coffee will be served in the morning and refreshments will be available throughout the day. The street and car park will be open for all who bring their sports cars. There will also be a British car "autojumble" with new old stock and used vintage parts for sale, and… RAIN or SHINE: No. Rain date: Sunday, May 11. Please call Saturday morning if weather looks questionable. Club/Event Website: http://www.ragtops.com/openhouse/2014_RagtopsOpenHouseFlyer.pdf. Venue information: http://www.ragtops.com/. Email: dave@ragtops.com. Phone: 215 257-1202. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 203 S 4th St. Perkasie, Pa.

CARLISLE IMPORT/KIT NATIONALS

Hosted by: Carlisle Events. Summary: At the Carlisle Fairground. Large three-day event and major parts vendor opportunities. British car field. Tech sessions, displays. Food and activities. British cars will be featured this year. Schedule: Gates open daily at 7 a.m. Car Show: British car "fun" field. (No judging). Registration Form: http://store.carlisleevents.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=23. Club/Event Website: http://www.carlisleevents.com/ce/events/import/. Venue information: http://www.carlisleevents.com. Directions: From Interstate 81 South: Exit 52 to Route 11 South. Follow Route 11 South 3.5 miles, turn right on Clay Street. Follow Clay Street to fairgrounds. Email: info@carlisleevents.com. Phone: 717 243-7855. Friday, May 16, 2014 – Sunday, May 18, 2014. Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd. Carlisle, Pa.

31st Annual Cruise to Wind Gap

Hosted by: Wind Gap Area Athletic Association. Summary: Annual Wind Gap car show offers 20 classes, including six by decade and a separate Sports/Foreign class. More than 500 cars expected. All receive commemorative dash plaque; first 300 receive die-cast souvenir plaque. Raffle, souvenirs, door prizes and goodie bags. All 1928 and older stock vehicles admitted free. Craft and flea market, food, drinks, ice cream, children's play area. Schedule: Field opens at 9 a.m. Registration closes at noon Closing ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: $10 by May 8. Registration: $15 after May 8. Vendor information: 10x15 spaces. Set up at 7 a.m. Call 610-704-6586. Proceeds Benefit: Local youth organization scholarships, athletics and community park improvements. Club/Event Website: http://www.cruisetothegap.org. Sunday, May 18, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Wind Gap Borough Park, 400 S Lehigh Ave. Wind Gap, Pa.

80 YEARS OF JAGUAR Demo Day

Summary: One of the Simeon Museum's "Demonstration Days," held the fourth Saturday of each month, weather permitting, to show racing cars from the collection being driven on the museum's three-acre lot. A brief lecture on the importance of the cars and their place in history precedes the driving demonstration. After its beginnings as the Swallow Sidecar Company, Jaguar leapt onto the international racing scene in the 1950s, establishing itself as one of the greatest automotive marques in history. The museum will… RAIN or SHINE: No. Spectator Admission: Museum admission: $12. Seniors $10, Students $8, children under 8 free. Club/Event Website: http://simeonemuseum.org/events/2013-best-of-britain. Venue information: http://www.simeonefoundation.org/. Saturday, May 24, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825-31 Norwitch Dr. Philadelphia, Pa.

Community Aviation Day Fly-In/Drive-In

Hosted by: Mt Pocono Rotary Club. Summary: Informal classic car and motorcycle show held in conjunction with local air show and airport open house. Memorial Day ceremony with veterans groups, parachute demonstration at 1 p.m. Static plane displays, antiques, military display, Pocono Raceway pace car. Refreshments available. Airplane rides, helicopter rides, kids activities available. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Registration: NO REGISTRATION FEE for classic cars. Spectator Admission: FREE. Proceeds Benefit: The Valor Clinic for Homeless Vets and Monroe County Joint Veterans Honor Guard. Club/Event Website: http://www.mpoairport.com/slideshow/scan0001.pdf. Venue information: http://www.mpoairport.com. Directions: Route 33 to Stockertown exit. Turn east from exit ramp. At the light, turn right onto Main Street/Sullivan Trail. After about two miles, turn right at the light on Uhler Road. Look for signs to enter airpark on the left, off Uhler Road. Sunday, May 25, 2014, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Route 611, Mount Pocono, Pa.

BRITISH CAR WEEK

A time set aside nationwide as a recognition of classic British cars. Get your car out and drive it! Summary: This special week is a calling for all British car owners to get their machines out of the garage and onto the roads and byways throughout their little corner of the world, and give these timely classics of the past the exposure they deserve. While not only heightening the awareness of these somewhat forgotten vehicles of the past, they will help assure their preservation for many years to come for future enthusiasts to cherrish. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Club/Event Website: http://www.britishcarweek.org. Email: sportycars@britishcarweek.org. Saturday, May 31, 2014 – Sunday, June 8, 2014. Everywhere! For more info visit www.britishcarweek.org.

CARS & MOTORCYCLES OF ENGLAND at Oakbourne Mansion

Hosted by: Delaware Valley Triumphs, Ltd. and Delaware Valley Jaguar Club. Field opens: 8:30 a.m. Summary: Annual all-British event is a judged concours award show and nationally sanctioned Jaguar concours event. Judging begins at 10 a.m. and is done on a 100-point scale. Vehicles must earn at least 70 points to be eligible for an award, with bonnets and bootlids up. Event features bagpipe band, car corral. Hot food and beverages available all day. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - Field opens 10 a.m. - Judging begins. RAIN or SHINE: No. Rain date: Sunday, June 1, 2013. Club/Event Website: www.dvtr.org. Venue information: http://www.oakbournemansion.org. Email: bschechter@comcast.net. Phone: 609-760-8198. Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Oakbourne Park, 1014 S Concord Rd, Westtown, Pa. For more info visit www.jcna.com.

ORIGINAL BRITISH CAR DAY

Hosted by: Cheseapeake Chapter of New England MG 'T' Register. Summary: More than 500 British cars gather on the grounds of Lilypons Water Gardens for 37th Annual Original British Car Day. Pets, picnic lunches welcome. Food and drinks available. Dash plaque and name in program for all pre-registered cars. Schedule: Field opens: 8 am Popular choice voting closes: 1 pm Awards: 3 pm. MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE AWARD. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Club/Event Website: http://www.chesapeakechaptermgtclub.com/OBCD_main.htm. Venue information: http://www.lilypons.com. Directions: From the North: I-270 or I-270 to Route 85 From the South: Route 28. Email: jtokar51@verizon.net. Phone: 410-775-0500. Sunday, June 1, 2014, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Rd. Adamstown, Md.

RED MILL BRITISH CAR DAY

Lodging suggestions: Clinton Holiday Inn Select (908) 735-5111 or the Hampton Inn (908) 713-4800. Both less than one mile from show ground. Hosted by: M.G. Drivers Club of North America. Summary: 19th annual show, limited to 100 pre-registered British cars. Judging classes determined by ages of the cars pre-registered, not marques, with the approximately equal number of cars in each class. Also a picnic basket competition in three classes: "Casual Picnic," "Best Menu Presentation," and "Formal Picnic: Era Appropriate to Car.". RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: $18 before May 20. Registration: $20 after May 20. Day of Show: No day of show registration. Spectator Admission: $9. Proceeds Benefit: Red Mill Museum Village. Club/Event Website: http://www.mgdriversclub.com. Venue information: http://www.theredmill.org/. Email: mgdriversclub@hotmail.com. Phone: 908 713-6251. Sunday, June 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St. Clinton, NJ.

A TOUCH OF ENGLAND British Motorcar Show

Hosted by: New Jersey Triumph Association. Field opens: 8:30 a.m. Summary: Popular vote show for all British cars and motorcycles. Registrants receive a goodie bag and a raffle ticket for door prizes. Participation limited to 150 cars. Schedule: Voting until Noon Awards and door prizes at 2 p.m. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Rain date: Sunday, June 8. Advance Registration: $15 postmarked by May 28. Registration: $20 after May 28 and at the gate. Spectator Admission: $6, benefitting The Hermitage Museum. Vendor information: $25 postmarked by May 28; $20 after May 28 and at the gate. Setup begins 8 am. Proceeds Benefit: Spectator admission benefits The Hermitage Museum. Registration Form: http://nebula.wsimg.com/e79bc6e2bbba94f71296b5830f7852b8?AccessKeyId=A4F5C7A89ECE1FA297B5&disposition=0&alloworigin=1. Club/Event Website: http://www.njtriumphs.org. Venue information: http://www.thehermitage.org/. Directions: Route 17 to Hollywood Avenue exit, and bear left. Take Hollywood Avenue west to Franklin Turnpike. Turn right onto North Franklin Turnpike and go 1/2 mile to The Hermitage, on the left. Email: emeryduell320@gmail.com. Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Hermitage House, 335 N Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ.

21st Annual BRITISH MOTORCAR GATHERING

Hosted by: Keystone Region MG Club. Field opens: 9 a.m. Summary: More than 200 vintage British sports cars on display at Hellertown's Reservoir Park, just south of Bethlehem, in eastern Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. The annual show features finely restored MGs, Triumphs, Jaguars, Austin-Healeys, Morgans and Mini-Coopers from every mid-Atlantic state. Popular vote awards. Door prizes and vendors. Music, catered breakfast and lunch foods, children's activities. Large picnic pavilion. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Club/Event Website: http://www.keystonemg.com/hellertown.html. Directions: See detailed map on website. Just south of Interstate 78 Exit 67 (Hellertown/Bethlehem). Sunday, June 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Alfred J. Fritchman Reservoir Park, 3400 Reservoir Rd, Hellertown, PA.

The Elegance at Hershey – The Grand Ascent

Summary: The Grand Ascent is a VSCCA sanctioned hill climb exhibition in the European tradition, where drivers will pilot some of the finest vintage race cars up the historic back road to The Hotel Hershey. Modeled on similar events such as England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and paying homage to long standing events such as Mount Equinox, The Grand Ascent will relive the excitement of race cars storming up hill to test the mettle of the driver and the machine. Schedule: Friday: Vintage hill climb exhibition on the historic back road to The Hotel Hershey. Saturday: Timed "Elegance Challenge" race in morning. Vintage hill climb exhibitions on the historic back road to The Hotel Hershey, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner party and charity auction in evening. Sunday: "The Elegance" car show on grounds of The Hotel Hershey. Club/Event Website: http://theeleganceathershey.com/event/the-grand-ascent/. Friday, June 13, 2014 – Sunday, June 15, 2014. The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.

AHCA HOMESTEAD CONCLAVE 2014

RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Hosted by: Carolinas Austin-Healey Club of America. Summary: Annual national convention of the Austin-Healey Club of America, held in a historic 250-year-old resort that includes championship golf courses, equestrian center, shooting club and water sports. Events include a mountain rally, autocross, funkhana and acceleration run on an airport runway. Resort movie theater will feature Austin-Healey-related movies each night. Registration Form: http://www.homesteadconclave2014.com/registration%20intro.html. Club/Event Website: http://www.homesteadconclave2014.com. Venue information: http://www.thehomestead.com/. Sunday, June 15, 2014 – Friday, June 20, 2014. Omni Homestead Resort & Spa, 7696 Sam Snead Hwy. Hot Springs, Va.

MG 2014 - NORTH AMERICAN MGB REGISTER

RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Hosted by: Southern Indiana Region British Car Club and Illinois Flat Land British Car Club. Summary: Annual national convention of the North American MGB Register, to be held at and around French Link Resort. Advance Registration: Register by May 1 for discount prices. Club/Event Website: http://mg-2014.com. Sunday, June 15, 2014 – Thursday, June 19, 2014. French Lick Resort, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, Ind. For more info visit www.willamettemgclub.org.

BRITS BY THE BAY 2014

Hosted by: TRiumphs Around the Chesapeake (TRAC). Summary: British car and motorcycle show, classic and modern, that attracts about 100 cars. Pre-registration includes show T shirt and dash plaque. Plenty of food available, goodie bags for all cars, Door prizes given away all day. Check website for online registration when available. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: $20 by May 26. Registration: $25 after May 26 through day of show. Club/Event Website: www.tracltd.org. Email: britsbythebay@gmail.com. Phone: 443-827-6116. Sunday, June 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S Center St. Westminster, Md.

Cars in the Water Gap

Commemorative dash plaques to first 150 entrants. Goodie bags to early registrants. $100 prize to club with most cars entered. Food, live music and entertainment. Held in conjunction with Delaware Water Gap Founder's Day festivities. Hosted by: Delaware Water Gap Classic Car Club. Summary: Unique vehicles of all eras. 11th annual show in conjunction with town's Founder's Day celebration. Car show classes by decade: To 1929, 1930-39, 1940-49, 1950-59, 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-89, 1990-99, and 2000 and up. Special class for Wills-Overland and pre-AMC Jeeps, this year's featured cas. Two trophies in each class. Music by Randy Bigness, broadcasting from the trunk of his Mackie muscle car. Town festivities include vendors, food, live music, trolley rides, pancake breakfast. SPECIAL… Field opens: 9 a.m. Schedule: Registration opens 8 am Car show 9 am-4 pm Vintage train arrives: 11:45 am Train departs: 3:15 pm. Registration: $10. Spectator Admission: Donations accepted. NOTE: Spectators must park in town or at provided parking at Laird Technologies parking lot. Free trolley runs all day from parking lot to car show and train station. Proceeds Benefit: Historic railroad station renovation project. Club/Event Website: http://www.dwgccc.org. Venue information: http://www.delawarewatergap.com. Directions: From Interstate 80 — Exit 310 (first or last exit in Pennsylvania, depending which way you are going!) Follow signs for Delaware Water Gap/Route 611 South. Left at the light, following Route 611 South. First left (at Sycamore Grille), on Oak Street. Registration is straight ahead. From Route 611 North: Follow scenic drive through the Gap to Delaware Water Gap borough. As you go down the hill through town, look for Antelao's restaurant on right (green Victorian house). Turn RIGHT on Oak Street, between… Phone: (570) 269-2142. Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Oak Street, Delaware Water Gap, Pa.

BRITISH INVADE GETTYSBURG

Hosted by: LANCO MG Club. Summary: British car and motorcycle show returns to 70-store outlet mall. Dash plaques to first 250 cars. Musical entertainment and "Christmas in July" shopping. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Club/Event Website: http://www.lancomgclub.com/big.htm. Venue information: http://www.theoutletshoppesatgettysburg.com/. Directions: Route 15, Baltimore Street exit. (See venue website for directions.). Email: Ralph_Eriksen@yahoo.com. Phone: 717-259-6324. Sunday, July 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, 1863 Gettysburg Village Dr. Route 97, Gettysburg, Pa. For more info visit www.lancomgclub.com.

NAMGAR GT-39

RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Hosted by: Ottawa MG Club and North American MGA Register. Summary: Annual national "Get Together" of the North American MGA Register. Vendors, driving tours, tech sessions, chapter contacts meeting, first-timers reception, barbecue and entertainment. Car show. Schedule: Monday, July 14: Registration, Sight Seeing, Reception Tuesday, July 15: See Ottawa Day Wednesday, July 16: Car show, funkhana Thursday, July 17: Rally, tech sessions, banquet. Club/Event Website: http://gt39.namgar.com. Venue information: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yowoe-courtyard-ottawa-east. Monday, July 14, 2014 – Thursday, July 17, 2014. Marriott Courtyard Ottawa East, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON. For more info visit www.daytonhistory.org.