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On Thursday Aug 15th the CT MG Club’s Hartford and Litchfield Regions had a combined Regional meeting and dinner at the Green Door Speakeasy at 41 Bridge Street, in Collinsville Ct,. Although it started out as a combined meeting of the two Regions, we had members from other regions attend also, ending up with 18 members seated at a long table on the covered deck overlooking the Farmington River.

The food was enjoyed by all, whilst Bill Benson sang and played his acoustic guitar in the background.

Out in the parking lot were a few B’s, some A’s, a TD, a Porsche and a Jaguar. The picture shows some of the early arrivals.

A great time was had by all!

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The Hartford Regional Group of the CT MG CLUB would like to invite all club members for a fun night of " Dinner and a Show" Friday Oct 4th at 41 BRIDGE STREET, Collinsville, CT.

The Featured artist is renowned folk singer, John Gorka. We will meet at 6:00 for dinner at the Green Door restaurant, located inside 41 BRIDGE STREET. Covered deck seating, weather permitting, or inside. The show begins at 8:00 and is usually over by 10:00.  Advance tickets are highly recommended, as this show usually sells out.  General admission tickets, which will allow us reserved seating together are $20.00 per person.  RSVP's are a MUST for dinner reservations ... call or email Annie at 860-693-4249 or mgtdannie@gmail.com

Please visit 41 BRIDGE Street's website...click on calendar and page down to Oct 4th...John Gorka...and "buy tickets" general admission...it's easy.  (Dinner is not included in the ticket price).Come one come all !!!

Annie Wincze and Bill Wright

NAMGAR GT 44 Is In The Books

NAMGAR’s GT (Get Together) 44 was held this year in Dubuque, Iowa. While this would be a two-day drive with a modern vehicle, but in our MG’s it’s a tad longer. Our journey began on June 7 by meeting Marv and Andrea Stuart and Jim and Chris Wiebe in Middlefield. The days leading up to the trip was hectic getting the car sorted out after pulling the motor to replace the clutch disc and the gearbox seals front and rear, more on this later.
Heading west on I84, not a lot of good ways out of CT, and after stopping for a late breakfast all was going well until I ran over something in the road. Everything seems fine, but there was a rest area up ahead so I thought I would pull in to take a look. There was some oil dripping under the car, a rare occurrence for our LBC but nothing was pouring out so we decided to press on. While trying to merge back on to the highway I noticed the clutch was slipping again which was the same symptom that caused me to replace the clutch disc and gearbox seals. Not a good sign. Pulling off at the next exit, I made a clutch adjustment at the master cylinder and tried again but not any better. At the next exit we decided to return home, pick up our Mini and meet up with our fellow travelers in Ohio. We were as far as exit 17 on I84 in PA. We were able to drive back home and put the car in the garage under its own power. However, by the time we got home there was no oil on the gearbox dipstick.

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We repacked the car, made a hotel reservation for the night and got in PA by the end of the day. After driving all day, we were 130 miles from home.
After meeting the Stuart’s and Wiebe’s in Ohio we set off for Dubuque. Over the next two days we crossed the farm lands of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. This was really my first time driving through the mid-west. The flat landscape is so different than I’m used to. I didn’t find it boring as each farm was a little different and the horizon visible as far as the eye can see.
As we crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa, I expected much of the same but was pleasantly surprised by the rolling hills and twisting roads. Once in Dubuque, we found the historic district we stayed in to be very inviting. The buildings were restored or renovated. The streets were very clean and the traffic was light. I was a great city to walk around in. The time in Dubuque was spent visiting local attractions such as Galena, IL and the site where Field of Dreams was filmed.
The car show took place on Saturday in a park on the river, walking distance for those of us who nothing to enter. About 130 MGA’s and Magnette’s participated along with other British cars. Mark and Donna McCarraher took 2nd place with their Glacier Blue MGA 1500 in the 1500 Wire Wheel class, always the largest one on the field.

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At the banquet on Saturday night Marv and I were able to have a brief conversation with David Hobbs driver, racing commentator and author who was the GT’s guess of honor. With a long career going back to the 1960’s he considers himself very luck to have lived though that era.
On Sunday July14th the Stuarts, Thompson’s and us headed home while the Wiebe’s left for the vintage racing festival at Elkhart Lake in WS. The trip back was uneventful and arrived move safely.
The GT for next year will be in Colorado Springs and plans are already underway for our next trip west.
Safe Travels

MG’s and Ice Cream What A Great Combination

We are glad to announce that once again Jeff Van Arsdale has organized twice monthly ice cream gatherings at various locations thought the state. The gatherings are scheduled for the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
There’s always an excuse to go get ice cream so combine that with driving your LBC and meeting up with friends what could be better. We are hoping that Mother Nature cooperates this year but remember any vehicle is allowed to join the fun so don’t let weather ruin a good time.
The dates are below and I want to thank Jeff for once again organizing this for the third year.

CTMG Club Ice Cream Gatherings – 2019

05/08:            Wentworth’s – 3697 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT. 06518
05/22:            Scotties Frozen Custard – 327 New London Rd, Colchester, CT. 06415
06/12:            Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop – 691 Oxford Rd., Oxford, CT. 06478
06/26:            CowLick’s Creamery, 521 Boston Post Rd., Waterford, CT. 06385
07/10:            Sweet Claude’s Ice cream – 828 S Main St, Cheshire, CT. 06410
07/24:            Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream – 20 Darling Rd, Salem, CT. 06420
08/14:            Rose Orchards Ice Cream – 33 Branford Rd, North Branford, CT.
08/28:            Durham Dari Serve – 13 Main St, Durham, CT. 06422
09/11:            Cromwell Creamery 2 Willowbrook Rd. Cromwell, CT 06416
09/25:            Guida’s Restaurant – 484 Meriden Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455

Wanted Librarian

Greetings All

The CTMG library has been developed and maintained by Duane Adams for many years and he will be stepping down as our librarian at the end of 2019. I want take this opportunity to thanks Duane for his years of service to our club and for the great job he has done to maintaining our library and adding many books of interest which are available to any member at no charge.
We are now reaching out to our membership to find a candidate to be nominated for this position and elected into office at our November meeting.

Our library is quite extensive. Its titles are viewable on our website. There is no time limit for the borrowing materials which include books, videos, magazines and special interest publications about all MG models and other British vehicles.
If you are interested to becoming our librarian beginning in 2020 please let me know and I will be sure to present you at our nominations meeting in October. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the librarian please contact Duane Adams at dpajradams@comcast.net or me at alnosenzo@gmail.com .

I thank you all for your support and look forward to working with our new librarian to insure the continued success of our club moving forward.

Safe Travels
Al Nosenzo


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