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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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. Time to start thinking about getting your "A" ready for the first drive of the year. Plan to get together with other MGA owners/drivers and enjoy the day. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Club/Event Website: http://www.namgar.com/events/calendar_details/namgars_drive_your_mga_day3/. Saturday, May 7, 2016. Everywhere!

BRITFEST 2016

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 car is the MGB-GT and MGC-GT. Trophies awarded in 20 classes, and dash plaques to first 150 registered cars. Food vendor "Tastefully British" serving breakfast and lunch Show benefits a… Schedule: Voting 9am-Noon 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, 20x20 $25 each. (MUST pre-register). 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 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 72 Eyland Ave. Succasunna, NJ. For more info visit www.mcifp.org.

Annual LEWES BRITISH MOTORCAR 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. Held at Lewes-Rehoboth Canal behind Beacon Motel, 514 E. Savannah Road. 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. Held in conjunction with Merchants’ Spring Sidewalk Sale in the Historic Lewes Commercial District. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: $15 by April 30. Day of Show: $25 after May 1. Spectator Admission: $3 adults, children under 12 free. Club/Event Website: http://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/lewes-british-motorcar-show. Venue information: http://www.beaconmotel.com. Email: inquiry@leweschamber.com. Phone: 302-645-8073. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Beacon Motel, 514 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, Del.

Ragtops & Roadsters Spring Open House

Hosted by: Ragtops & Roadsters. Summary: Ragtops & Roadsters holds its 22nd 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 15. Please call Saturday morning if weather looks questionable. Club/Event Website: http://www.ragtops.com/openhouse/2016_RagtopsOpenHouseFlyer.pdf. Venue information: http://www.ragtops.com/. Email: dave@ragtops.com. Phone: 215 257-1202. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 203 S 4th St. Perkasie, Pa.

CARLISLE IMPORT & PERFORMANCE NATIONALS

RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Hosted by: Carlisle Events. Summary: At the Carlisle Fairground. Large three-day event featuring import and kit cars, and major parts vendor opportunities. British car field. Tech sessions, displays. Food and activities. New this year: Carlisle is combining the import show with their "Performance & Style" event, and moving it to a weekend later in the month. German cars will be featured. Schedule: Thu.-Sat. 7am-6pm Sun. 7am-3pm. Car Show: British car "fun" field. (No judging) Register for the showfield and park with your friends or club. Registration includes weekend admission for two people. To qualify for the 10% Gate-N-Go pre-registration discount and have your entry window sticker mailed to you, pre-register before November 26 you can register for the non-judged show field for $31.00. To get this additional saving, simply use the code IMPORT2016 when you register. This in a special incentive for patrons at midnight. The discount… Advance Registration: $31 includes showfield parking and weekend admission for 2. Deadline: November 26 at midnight. Registration: Car registration price for non-judged field $40, includes showfield parking and weekend admission for 2. Spectator Admission: Gate price daily Fri $10, Sat $10, Sun $7 — Wkd pass $15. Club/Event Website: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-import-and-performance-nationals/default.aspx. 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 20, 2016 – Sunday, May 22, 2016. Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd. Carlisle, Pa.

BRITISH CAR MEET

Hosted by: British Car Club of Southern New Jersey and Monroe Township Historical Society. Summary: Third annual Car Show and Open Houses at the historic 1843 Ireland Hofer House and Hall Street School of Monroe Township, N.J. Non-Judged show, with no charge to car owners or spectators. Crafters, flea market and exhibits; flower sales, food. Schedule: 9am-3pm — Tours, car show and crafts 1:30 pm — Garden Dessert Tea with speaker discussing "Herbal Teas: Then and Now" ($15 per person; reservations required. Call 856-875-2943). RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Vendor information: $10/space — Call 856-875-2943. Club/Event Website: http://monroetownshipnj.org/2016/04/ireland-hofer-house-car-show-tea-party/. Email: wgbryson@comcast.net. Phone: 609-313-3045. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ireland Hofer House, 313 S. Main St. Williamstown, N.J.

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 extended awareness 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 cherish. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Club/Event Website: http://www.britishcarweek.org. Email: sportycars@britishcarweek.org. Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Sunday, June 5, 2016. Everywhere!

BRITISH BY THE SEA GATHERING 2016

Hosted by: Connecticut MG Club. Summary: 29th Annual British By The Sea, a fun gathering of people who own and appreciate British vehicles. The BBTS Gathering attracts more than 350 cars every first Sunday in June, at the scenic 240-acre Harkness Memorial State Park on the north shore of Long Island Sound in Connecticut. Come enjoy a day mingling with other LBC owners, talk about cars, have a picnic, a glass of wine. Featured marques this year are Rolls-Royce and Bentley. Etched glass mug awards to vehicles selected by popular vote. Als… Registration Form: http://www.ctmgclub.com/bbts/BBTS%20REG%202016.pdf. Club/Event Website: http://www.ctmgclub.com/BBtS.html. Venue information: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325214&deepNav_GID=1650. Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Harkness Memorial State Park, 275 Great Neck Rd,. Waterford, Conn.

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. Entries are judged by their marque's standards for authenticity and period correctness. British motorcycle entries judged by "People's Choice" ballot. Ballots will be distributed to each registered vehicle entrant in the show. Judging begins at 10 a.m. and is done on a 100-point scale. Vehicles must be at least 15 years old, and must earn at least 70 points to be eligible for an award, with bonne… Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - Field opens 10 a.m. - Judging begins. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: Cars $20. motorcycles $15 before May 28. Registration: $25 thereafter and day of show. Spectator Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 youth 6-17; $12 for family of four. Vendor information: Car corral and auto jumble vendor space: $25. Registration Form: http://www.dvtr.org/flyers/CMoE_2016_Flyer.pdf. Club/Event Website: http://www.dvtr.org/CMoE.html. Venue information: http://www.oakbournemansion.org. Email: bschechter@comcast.net. Phone: 609-760-8198. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 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 39th Annual Original British Car Day. Pets, picnic lunches welcome. Food and drinks available. Dash plaque and name in program for all pre-registered cars. This year's featured marque is the MGB-GT. 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 5, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Rd. Adamstown, Md.

21st 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: Austin Healey Sports & Touring Club — North Jersey Region. Summary: The Austin-Healey Sports & Touring Club takes over this 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. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Day of Show: No day of show registration. Proceeds Benefit: Red Mill Museum Village. Registration Form: http://www.austin-healey-stc.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Red-Mill-Registration-2016.pdf. Club/Event Website: http://www.austin-healey-stc.org/regions/north-jersey. Venue information: http://www.theredmill.org/. Email: stevenergy@optonline.net. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St. Clinton, NJ.

THE BRITISH MOTORCAR FESTIVAL

RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Hosted by: Motorcar Productions. Summary: A four-day weekend of British car-oriented events, produced by the same people who run the British Invasion in Stowe, Vt. every fall. Schedule: Thursday, June 9 — "Hidden Highway Hundred" rally on the rural coastal and back roads of Rhode Island, with stop at a local winery for lunch and car display. Must pre-register for this event. Friday, June 10 — Registration packet pick-up (event is pre-registration only.) — Afternoon: Fun Rally for car show registrants — 6:30-9:30 p.m. British street party with live music, Independence Park, Bristol Saturday, June 11 — Concours d'Elegance judged competition AND People's Choice show. Day will feature… Registration: All cars must pre-register by June 1 for Popular Car Show. Spectator Admission: $15 for Saturday-Sunday pass or $10 for Sunday only. Registration Form: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/55142090e4b0bccda76fb602/t/56d904563c44d8f97d7f1cf5/1457063000862/2016+BMF+Registration+Package+2-22.pdf. Club/Event Website: http://www.britishmotorcarfestival.com. Venue information: http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationColt.html. Email: mgaetano@britishmotorcarfestival.com. Phone: 508-395-6663. Thursday, June 9, 2016 – Sunday, June 12, 2016. Colt State Park, Route 114, Bristol, R.I.

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 10, 2016 – Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.

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 14. Advance Registration: $15 postmarked by June 5. Registration: $20 after June 5 and at the gate. Spectator Admission: $6, benefitting The Hermitage Museum. Vendor information: $25 postmarked by June 5; $20 after June and at the gate. Setup begins 8 am. Proceeds Benefit: Spectator admission benefits The Hermitage Museum. Registration Form: http://nebula.wsimg.com/32e0b1c5d20591d716f4b4b68cd996dd?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. Phone: 201-934-1141. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Hermitage House, 335 N Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ.

AHCA CONCLAVE 2016

Hosted by: Ohio Valley Austin Healey Club. Summary: Annual five-day convention of the Austin-Healey Club of America, dubbed "Wheels Over the River," will be held in the Cincinnati, Ohio, and northern Kentucky area. Tech sessions, driving events, tours, car show. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Registration Form: http://www.2016healeyreunion.com/registration.html. Club/Event Website: http://www.2016healeyreunion.com. Venue information: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cvgam-cincinnati-airport-marriott/. Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Thursday, June 16, 2016. Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron Ky.

23rd 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. 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 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Alfred J. Fritchman Reservoir Park, 3400 Reservoir Rd, Hellertown, PA.

MG2016 ALL-MG CONVENTION

RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Hosted by: North American Council of MG Registers. Summary: SAVE THE DATE! Fifth all-MG convention, held every five years. Incorporates annual conventions of the North American MMM Register (pre-war Midget, Magna and Magnette), New England MG 'T' Register, North American MGA Register and the North American MGB Register, which now incorporates the MGC. The mid-week event will allow for travel to and from Louisville on the weekends before and after. Plan to arrive on Monday, in time for the opening event at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. (This eve… Registration: Will be posted online in Fall 2015. Club/Event Website: www.mg2016.com. Venue information: http://www.louisvillewaterfront.com/. Email: mg2011info@aol.com. Monday, June 13, 2016 – Friday, June 17, 2016. Louisville, Ky.

Wheels in the Water Gap

Hosted by: Delaware Water Gap Classic Car Club. Summary: Unique vehicles of all eras. This is the 13th 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, and also classes for "Rat Rods," "Tuners" and "Anything Else." Two trophies in each class, plus three Grand Prize winners. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Water Gap Station Preservation Partnership, which is working to restore the old DWG train station, which will be open for… Field opens: 9 a.m. Schedule: Registration open8 am to noon. RAIN or SHINE: No. Rain date: Sunday, June 16. Advance Registration: $12 in advance, through June 15. Registration: $15 at the gate day of show. Spectator Admission: Donations accepted. Proceeds Benefit: Historic railroad station renovation project. 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 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Oak Street, Delaware Water Gap, Pa.

BRITS BY THE BAY 2016

Hosted by: Triumphs Around the Chesapeake (TRAC). Summary: British car and motorcycle show, classic and modern, that attracts about 100 cars. Pre-register by May 22 to receive show T shirt and dash plaque. Plenty of food available, goodie bags for all cars, door prizes given away all day. Food, snacks and beverages available. ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE at link below. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: $20 by May 22. Registration: $25 after May 22 through day of show. Spectator Admission: Free. Vendor information: Car parts flea market and vendor spaces available. Registration Form: http://www.tracltd.org/BBTB/BBTB16/BBTB_Order_Form.html. Club/Event Website: http://www.tracltd.org/BBTB/BBTB16/BBTB2016Flyer.pdf. Venue information: http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/farmmus/. Email: britsbythebay@gmail.com. Phone: 443-827-6116. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S Center St. Westminster, Md.

BRITISH INVADE GETTYSBURG

Hosted by: LANCO MG Club. Summary: British car and motorcycle show returns to 70-store outlet mall. No judging, no classes, but door prizes will be available. Open to all British cars and motorcycles of any age, and British car lovers of all ages. Food available at The Outlet Shoppes of Gettysburg food court and other mall restaurants. "Christmas in July" shopping. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Advance Registration: $10 by June 20 to receive pre-registration packet; by July 11 for pre-registration price. Day of Show: $15. Spectator Admission: Free. Proceeds Benefit: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. 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: bob_arlotto@yahoo.com. Phone: 717-259-6324. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 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.

PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX RACE WEEKEND

Summary: Weekend of vintage racing on the streets of a city park culminates a 10-day celebration of motorsports in and around Pittsburgh. 2014 Featured marque is the Mini. British Car Day show Saturday at Schenley Park Golf Course, plus concurrent combined shows of American, German, Japanese and Italian classics. (See separate calendar listing.). Schedule: Saturday: Vintage race practice and qualify heats, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: Featured races, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Car Show: Saturday: British Car Day plus Combined Car Shows, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: Larry Smith Car Show, featuring best of Saturday's shows, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Spectator Admission: Free. Club/Event Website: http://www.pvgp.org. Phone: 412-299-2273. Saturday, July 16, 2016 – Sunday, July 17, 2016. Schenley Park, 5370 Schenley Dr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

NEPA VINTAGE MOTORS REVIVAL

Hosted by: British Car Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Field opens: 9 a.m. Summary: "War Birds, European Automobiles and Motobikes from a Bygone Era" Cassic car show, open to all British and European classic cars and motor bikes. Those registered will cast votes for their favorite cars in 25 classes by marque and model, including "Best of Show" and "Diamond in the Rough." Also: BCCNEPA Officers Award. Classes determined by pre-registration as of June 30. Flea market for new, used, reconditioned and recycled parts. Food available. Airplane rides available. Model train exhibit.… Schedule: Live music from Rossi-McGurl Project, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Judging ends at 1 p.m. Awards presented at 2:30 p.m. RAIN or SHINE: Yes. Club/Event Website: http://www.bccnepa.com/carshow.html. Email: info@bccnepa.com. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport, 2001 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort, Pa.