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British by the Sea


About the Club


Al Nosenzo

Jim Vibert

Ed Cooke


Bobbie Juhas

Bob Lavezzoli

Duane Adams
Library Onlin


Steve and Annie Wincze

Neville Wardle

Andre de la Chevrotiere


Al Nosenzo & Bob Vanesse

John Motyka


Bill Wright

Regional Gatherings

There are five very active regional groups within the club , representing five areas of the state. These groups arrange monthly gatherings, drives, picnics and technical sessions. Everyone is invited to every club event.


Fairfield County Gathering

The Fairfield group has a new location for their monthly gathering. This group will be gathering on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 pm, Pop's Family Restaurant 134 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT (203) 876- 1210. Details and directions contact Jeff Van Arsdale



Hartford County Gathering

We meet ont he third Tuesday of the month at Plan B in Simsbury at 6:00. Join us for camaraderie, good conversations, and $5 burgers and happy hour pricing! For more information or ideas, contact Bill Wright

Litchfield County Gathering

Litchfield County will remain at the Pizza Palace in Torrington, on the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm. For more information contact John Bubela at (860) 455 6464.

Middlesex County Gathering

The cheery lads and lasses of the Middlesex Regional Group, and their friends too, are returning for the cold months to The Ivory, 1 Kirtland Street, Deep River, on the Third Sunday of each month. That will be 19 November, 17 December, then 21 January in the New Year, 18 February, 18 March and 15 April. We gather about noon. All are welcome; we have a good time.
The management requests that we give them an idea of the number coming. Please tell Bob Howard, by email or telephone (203-453-2842) on Saturday. If you can come at last minute, please do, but they are requesting an approximate count so we don't have 40 people and one waitress.Bob Howard, 203-453-2842



New London County Gathering

The New London group will meet at 6 pmat The Groton Townhouse Family Restaurant at 355 Route 12, Groton, CT (860) 449-0355. These monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, starting at 6 pm. For more info, contact Dave

Quiet Corner Region Gathering

(Tolland/Windham)- Contact John Motycka


The Connecticut MG Club was started in 1987 by a small group of British car enthusiasts. They met regularly at Reilly's Restuarant in New Haven to talk about their common interest, the MG. Through word of mouth, nerve and lots of chutzpah, this small group managed to get together enough interest to hold their own event, "Cars at the Castle," at Gillette Castle in 1988. About 30 cars attended and, by the end of that year, the membership had grown to 56. Meeting on the first Tuesday of every month, the group continued to expand, picking up members from throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. By June of 1989, at their second "Cars at the Castle," membership had skyrocketed to over 100 members. By their third event, the membership was close to 215 and growing!
Soon the group of MG enthusiasts had outgrown Reilly's and had taken monthly residence at Britannia Spoon Co. Restaurant in Yalesville, CT. The annual car show had become an eagerly awaited event, and the Connecticut MG Club had become a respected force in the British car community. The club lent a helping hand to the Connecticut Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in their first ever car show "British MaDDness" in 1990.
By 1995, the annual car show had outgrown the field at Gillette Castle. It moved to Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford. CT and was renamed "British Cars by the Sea." Held every June this show has become one of the largest gatherings of British cars in Southern New England!
The club still meets on the first Tuesday on every month, but they have moved to Farrell's on Rt 66 in Portland Ct. The group now numbers around 280. In addition to general membership meetings, the club offers a monthly newsletter, regular "regional gatherings," various parties, picnics, and technical sessions.
The Connecticut MG Club welcomes all MGs - all types, all conditions - and also British "cousins" like Triumph and Austin Healey! All you need to do to be member is join up and participate! Above all, have fun and keep driving your British Car!

This article appeared in the June 2000 issue of The MOWOG News, our club newsletter.


Monthly Meeting First Tuesday of the Month, at 7:30 PM.
Farrell's in Portland. 860-342-4589
Regalia is available at all monthly meetings.