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British by the Sea

 

British By the Sea

 

The 31th Annual Gathering of British Marques

2018 British By The Sea Gathering Marque of the Year is Jaguar XK 120, 140, 150

The CT MG Club's 31ST ANNUAL
"BRITISH BY THE SEA”

JUNE 3RD 2018 HARKNESS MEMORIAL STATE PARK, WATERFORD CT

The CT MG Club's "BRITISH BY THE SEA” is a fun GATHERING of people who own and appreciate British Vehicles of all Marques. Although we do present etched glass mug awards to vehicles selected by popular vote, "BRITISH BY THE SEA" is not a judged show. We want to encourage ALL British car, truck, and motorcycle owners and enthusiasts to attend and have an enjoyable time. Whether your vehicle is in pristine condition, or a daily driver, sparkling paint and chrome or with “Barn Fresh” patina, it deserves to be part of the event and on the display field.
The Featured Marque for this year’s 31ST Annual British By The Sea will be JAGUAR 120,140,150. As usual, our Featured Marque will be prominently displayed in the front row, and will have generous room to display the vehicles along with any club tents for memorabilia and hospitality.
Our BBTS Gathering is always scheduled on the first Sunday in June, at the scenic 240 acre Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford Ct., on the north shore of Long Island Sound. We want to encourage people to come down and enjoy a day mingling with other LBC owners, talk about cars, have a picnic, a glass of wine, and also take in all that Harkness Memorial State Park has to offer, such as the beach, the Mansion “Eolia”, and the Gardens. The CT MG Club donates a large amount of our proceeds from BBTS to the Park to purchase plants for the West Gardens, helping to restore the “Eolia” Gardens to their original grandeur as designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1919. In addition, we provide “people power” over a few weekends to plant them.
We have selected a variety of quality food vendors to attend in order to satisfy any appetite, from hot dogs and hamburgers, lobster rolls, and wood fired brick oven pizzas, to Ice Cream for desert. You can also bring a picnic to enjoy and share “out of the boot” of your car.


The expansive lawn areas offer ample room for the display vehicles, vendors, spectator parking and a spacious area for trailer parking.
Google BRITISH BY THE SEA 2014 YOUTUBE for an aerial video.
We hope to see you all on Sunday June 3RD 2018.

Please contact us if you need further information,
Steve an’ Annie Wincze
860-693-4249
MGTD52@comcast.net
WWW.CTMGCLUB.COM

BRITISH BY THE SEA 2018
CONCERNS, QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, & IMPROVEMENTS ??

This year’s BBTS was most excellent, and we are thankful and appreciative to all that helped make it so successful. We are however, open to any comments, concerns or ways to possibly improve it for next year.
So, Please send a note or contact us with your comments.

Thanks,
Steve and Annie Wincze
456 Cherry Brook Rd
Canton, CT 06019
860-693-4249    
MGTD52@COMCAST.NET


Aerial Video

See Petr Hejl's aerial video of a recent British by the Sea event.

Pictures that were taken of our British By The Sea Gathering from Petrs RC aircraft www.notadrone.com and here too


PLANTING DAY MAY 20th
        

I’m sure that you have all seen the articles in the MOWOGS, Planting Day is Sunday May 20th!!
Arrive around 9:30 or whenever you can make it. Coffee and donuts will be provided by the Park.  Stay for the day or just for a few hours. This is the Club’s contribution to the Park which allows us to use the area for our British By The Sea Gathering. Bring a picnic lunch. The more people that show up, the quicker it gets done and easier it is!

If you need more info, contact Annie at 860-693-4249 or MGTDANNIE@Gmail.com

 

 

Downloads and Printables:

We are asking that you print out the British By The Sea 2018 advertisements that you see here and post them where you think that they will get the attention of prospective attendees.
To be open a copy that you can print out, click on the following links:


CT MG CLUB
BRITISH BY THE SEA 2018 VOLUNTEER SYSTEM

In an effort to make the CT MG Club’s 2018 British By The Sea Gathering run smoother, and to make the volunteering and positions easier to understand, we are going to try using this sign up system.  It will be E-mailed via the Club E-mail list, and posted on the Club web site. This E-mail will be sent out a few times, depending on the response that we get. If we get a good response to the first emailing, and all of the positions are filled, there won’t be a need for further emails.
Please read the following to familiarize your self with the various Crews and positions.

The Volunteer positions are divided up into (4) Crews, with 2 shifts in each. The suggested shifts are 8:00 -11:30 and 11:30 -3:00.
Each Crew has a description of the various positions within that Crew. Decide which position and shift that you would like to volunteer for, contact the Crew Leader by phone or E-Mail, and he will add you to the list. Please show up 15 minutes before your shift.

The Crews, Leaders, and Positions will be as follows;
ENTRANCE CREW Headed up by Bob Howard 203-453-2842 MGBOBH@GMAIL.COM
            Includes the following;

  • GREETER (1) required per shift

This is the first person that our entrants will encounter and is located at the top of the Entrance Hill. The Greeter is responsible for greeting and giving initial direction to ALL of the vehicles and Vendors.
Display vehicles (either driven or in Trailers) and Vendors are directed to the MONEY People.
Spectators are directed to the State Parking Tent.
Support Vehicles do not pay additional State Parking fees.
Inform any SPECTATOR SPECIALTY CAR OWNERS about our SPECTATOR SPECIALTY CAR PARKING AREA.
It is IMPORTANT to Keep Traffic Moving so as not to back up on Beach Access Road.

  • MONEY PEOPLE (4) required per shift

These people check DISPLAY VEHICLES (either driven or in Trailers) and Vendors, for PAID pre-registration. (List is provided)
If not paid, they collect $20 for Display Vehicles, and give them a Registration Form to fill out with instructions to fill it out and bring it the Registration Tent.
Also collect $25 for non pre-registered Vendors and give them a Registration Form to fill out with instructions to fill it out and bring it the Registration Tent.
DISPLAY VEHICLES IN TRAILERS are directed to the Trailer Parking Area.
For safety reasons NO TRAILERS ARE ALLOWED ON THE DISPLAY FIELD ! (Unless Previous arrangements are made).
Support Vehicles do not pay additional State Parking fees.
DISPLAY VEHICLES are directed forward toward the field.

DISPLAY FIELD CREW Headed up by Jeff VanArsdale 203-215-1167 JVAMG@OPTONLINE.NET
Includes the following;

  • DIRECTION PERSON at Left Turn into DISPLAY FIELD (1) required per shift

Keeps Display Vehicles moving towards the Center of the Display Field.
With the exception of Vendors, ONLY BRITISH VEHICLES ALLOWED BEYOND THIS POINT.
For safety reasons TRAILERS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE DISPLAY FIELD ! (Unless previous arrangements are made)

  • DIRECTION PERSON located at the CENTER the of the DISPLAY FIELD

(1) required per shift

  •  Directs Vehicles toward their proper Class.
  • PARKERS to actually Park the vehicles and VENDORS.

Parkers insure that the display vehicles are in their proper Class.
(6)  required per shift.
Align front wheels on white line.
Remind drivers to fill out Reg Form and bring it to the Reg Tent.
SPECTATOR PARKING CREW Headed up by Bob Vanesse 860-875-7841 ROBERT.VANESSE@COMCAST.NET

  • PARKERS (2) required per shift

Park the Spectator Vehicles, direct SPECTATOR SECIALTY CARS to SPECTATOR SPECIALTY CAR PARKING AREA, and DIRECT TRAILERS to the TRAILER PARKING CREW.
TRAILER PARKING CREW headed up by Steve Holtz 860-529-9487
STEVEHOLTZ@COX.NET

  • PARKER (1) required, first shift only.

Responsible for parking trailers leaving adequate room to unload, load and maneuver.

PLEASE NOTE:
The following positions are not included in this sign-up system, and will be crewed with the usual “show up and volunteer” efforts;

  • Registration Tent
  • Saturday General Help;

There are a lot of small things that have to be done throughout the day, so we are asking that you take a nice drive down and lend a hand.

  • Sunday Setup, Cleanup, Trash pickup, Signage and Stake pickup and Equipment Storage.