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British By the Sea



The 30th Annual Gathering of British Marques

2017 British By The Sea Gathering Marque of the Year is


JUNE 4TH 2017


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. Weather 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.

This is going to be our 30th anniversary event, and we want to make it Special ! The Featured Marque for this year’s 30th Anniversary British By The Sea is the MORRIS. 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, andlso 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.

We hope to see you all on Sunday June 4th 2017. Please contact us if you need further information, Steve an’ Annie Wincze





Yes, it’s time to get working on a “T” Shirt design for BBTS 2017 ! This is a special event as it is our 30th ANNIVERSARY !! In the past, we have had quite a few outstanding designs submitted,,, If you think you have a unique design, now is the time to get it on paper! Let’s see what you’ve got!!

As you are designing the winning T Shirt design, the following are some of the points to use as a guide;
        1) 2017 will be the 30th year. Do Not include the actual date.
        2) Words that should be included, but not limited to, are;
                     >British By The Sea
                     >30th Annual Gathering (please do not use the term SHOW)
                     >Ct MG Club
                     >Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford CT (We have been asked to NOT use the short phrase “Harkness Park”)
        3) Art Work should be "Camera Ready" for Voting at the March Meeting.
                     > Camera Ready means “Finished Design” ie ready to go to the printer without any more work.
4) It is possible to use a “Greyscale” (black and white) of a photo for the design.
                     Contact us for details.
         5) Use only 3 or 4 colors in your design. One color will be the background or shirt color, and the other 3 would be the artwork ink colors.
                     Keep in mind that more colors = higher cost for the printing!
         6) Do not use a color scheme that would require a black or very dark color  shirt. This would be too hot during a warm day on the field.
7) FYI, the Marque of the Year for 2017 is THE MORRIS This does not mean that MOTY must be included in your design.
         8) The design is for the front of the shirt.
         9) The winning “Camera Ready” design will be chosen by popular vote at the March Meeting.
         10) The winning Artist will receive a free Shirt, and free registration for one vehicle to BBTS.
         11) Contact Annie or Steve with any questions,

or 1-860-693-4249

It’s probably a bit too cold to enjoy driving your LBC now, so why not curl up next to a warm fire place and come up with a design.




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Downloads and Printables:

We are asking that you print out the British By The Sea 2017 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:


Call Annie for details 860-693-4249



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.

Steve and Annie Wincze
456 Cherry Brook Rd
Canton, CT 06019

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

British by the Sea Updates:

2016 "T" Shirt design