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British by the Sea

 

About the Club


Officers

PRESIDENT
Jeff Van Arsdale
VICE PRESIDENT
Pam Frank-Hall

NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Ed Cooke

 

MEMBERSHIP
Bobbie Juhas

REGALIA CHAIRMEN
Bob Lavezzoli

LIBRARIAN
Duane Adams
Library Onlin
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SHOW CHAIRPERSON
Steve and Annie Wincze

EVENT COORDINATOR
Matt Strus

SECRETARY
Angela Van Arsdale

 

CHARITY COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Al Nosenzo & Bob Vanesse

TREASURER
John Motyka

 

WEBMASTER
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 Vic at 203-378-5736 or mgvic@sbcglobal.net

 

 

Hartford County Gathering

We have a new Regional Leader! Stay tuned for further information on meeting and schedules for the new year!. 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 7 pm. For more information contact John Bubela at (860) 455 6464.

Middlesex County Gathering

Middlesex Group returns to The Ivory for its wintertime lunch, third Sunday of the month at noon. The Ivory, at corner of Kirkland Street and Rte 154, is a hospitable place that serves good lunches and takes good care of us. All are welcome to join the group, the only requirement being that one likes British cars. Bob Howard, 203-453-2842

 

 

New London County Gathering

The New London group will meet in 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. 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.
Regalia is available at all monthly meetings.