LBCarCo Chatter 03/25/2012

The Chatter this Week at LBCarCo (March 25, 2012)

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New Orleans Revisited.

Trying to get this out to as soon as possible so doing in the truck on the way back from New Orleans. We wanted to let you know about the EXTENDED SALE. See the article just under article.

Back on track now as the show season starts up in full swing with three events in 3 weeks. Our first event was in New Orleans this weekend, one of our longest runs of the year for a single event. Event leaving from the Tampa Bar area the trek is about 12-13 hours. The scariest part is the cost of diesel and I think the highest we have ever paid at $4.23. Ya gotta sell a lot of key fobs to make it worth while I guess ;)

We left the Tampa Bay area a bit later than what we had expected on Friday since I wanted release our Friday order with our vendors. The ride was uneventful except for some heavy rain north in the Panhandle and we arrived at about 6:30ish only a half hour late for the Meet and Greet and there was still lots of great food left. The meet and greet lasted a couple of hours with introductions, door prizes and as I mentioned great food.

Up early for set up we set up our smaller display again and it worked a bit better this time but still have some fine tuning for it. Due to heavy rain during the week in the area, Delgado Community College where the show is held had to move the event to a parking lot on the other side of the student union, instead of the nice grass we have always been on. This worked out just fine for the 120ish cars though there was not as much shade as usual and registration and regalia set up inside the union n the comfort of generous air conditioning ;)

We were pretty busy almost all day long and in the sun it was super hot, but under our canopies it was not too bad. Our new LBCarCo signs worked out great in the breeze. I did get a chance to walk around and check out the cars and have included some pics in this article. The AC Ace turned out to be best of show after the lengthy awards ceremony which started about 4PM ended about 5:20ish. Thanks to the many folks that helped us finish packing after the awards and helped us to get on our way. We usually stay over night and get together with folks, but this year we had a function back in the TB area so had to leave on Saturday after packing. There is always next year though.

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Next weekend we plan on being in Winter Park, FL for the Breakfast Club car show, which always has been a fine event. Usually about 150-200 cars assemble for the show.

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LBCarCo Great Cover Up Sale - Spring 2012 - Interiors, Carpets, Tops, Sidecurtains, Tonneaus and more!

The Great Cover Up Sale Is ON with savings up to 24% off the regular retail. Don't wait and be left out in the "Heat of Summer." Order today so you don't miss the savings during the LBCarCo Great Cover Up Sale! Our Sale Ends the Same Time The Moss Sale Ends so don't Delay, order Today. The sale ends on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 3AM EST

Now is your opportunity to SAVE on these BIG projects that you have saved for the warmer weather. Take advantage now so your LBC is ready for the 2011 driving season in STYLE! Almost everything for your interior and weather equipment that covers your LBC is on SALE! Everything is PRICED just right for you to SAVE as usual with LBCarCo.

We have tops, tonneaus, side curtains, dashboards, headrests, Carpet Sets, Interior sets, Seat Kits, Panel Kits, Tops, Tonneaus, Side Curtains and More! You will SAVE up to 38% off on over 1500 of these great products. Just click on the sale link of our Great Cover UP Sale at
www.LBCarCo.com. Remember you ALWAYS save MORE with LBCarCo!! Previous orders are of course excluded, Orders must ship from LBCarCo Office to qualify for savings.

When shopping at www.LBCarCo you also get at no extra charge that hard to find "Personal Touch" which you just don't find any longer in the retail business. We even try to answer your emails and personally confirm your orders within minutes from about 7AM to midnight 7 days a week.

LBCarCo wants to be your One Stop source for all your parts. Why spend more somewhere else? Visit us today and come back often, for the best selection, prices and customer service in the business. No matter if you have a TR, Mini, MG, Jaguar or A-H you can save some extra dollars when you buy your parts at Little British Car Co, Ltd. (LBCarCo.com).

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Finally A Place To Rest Your Arm for MGTC, MGA, SPM, MGB and TR3

The perfect solution for your LBC. Similar to vintage after market consoles made by Amco some years ago, but with superior styling and quality. Black grained ABS thermoplastic base with leather covered armrest. A large storage compartment (great for maps, tire gauge, flashlight etc) is located under the armrest pad and a cup/change holder is located in the forward portion. Available for Sprite/Midgets (All Years), MGTC's, MGB/MGC (1962-1971), MGA and TR3 (the MGB Console fits the TR3.)

Truly looks like original equipment, Styled just like the factory consoles that appeared in 1972. Black grained ABS body, and the armrest itself instead of covered in black vinyl is covered with with GENUINE LEATHER. Installs over that sun-bleached bald spot on your tunnel ;)

Add our Rubber Console to any of our above consoles. The Mat also fits the 72-80 MGB factory console.

SAVE EVEN MORE WITH OUR SALE WHEN YOU BUY MORE THAN $200.00 OF MERCHANDISE!

Add a touch of luxury to your MGB with this practical Rubber Console Mat! Many higher-end cars now come with mats such at this, and for good reason. Installing this Mat stops the annoying rattling of items against your console floor, and prevents them from sliding around and scratching as well. The Soft Touch Mat FEELS great--makes picking up coins, etc. from its ribbed surface a pleasure. And it LOOKS terrific, too! It will fit our other consoles as indicated with some trimming. Made in USA of high quality industrial rubber and comes in black only.

Also available from LBCarCo:

Upgrade your vinyl Console Lid (armrest) with our Quality GENUINE Leather replacement. (included with above consoles)

Leather shift lever boot for MGB 1968-1980.

Centering guide and latch plate for MGB console (included with above consoles.)

MGB Console coin dish fits 72-80.

You can view our Weekly LBCarCo Featured Items with one click
here.

Visit us for year round savings at www.LBCarCo.com and check out our exclusive and/or specially priced items on our Specials/Gifts pages.

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Designs From Devon - Great Gifts or Anytime Too!

We don't know of anyone else in North America carrying these fun and useful accents for your home, all made in Britain. These are great for gifts and priced right. Designs include great British traditions – think fish & chips and cream teas, bright and bold Minis, and humorous drawings by Dartmouth artist Simon Drew.

SAVE EVEN MORE WITH OUR SALE WHEN YOU BUY MORE THAN $200.00 OF MERCHANDISE!

Keyholder

Wall hung decorative key holder fitted with beechwood pegs. Individually boxed and supplied with fixing screws. Approximately 9” wide by 7 ¼” high. Made in Devon in southern England. Available in these designs - Rabbits, Shepherd Spy, 3 Minis, and Cream Teas.

Magnetic Notepad

A useful notepad for shopping lists that will stick to your fridge or will hang on the wall. Fitted with a pencil on a cord and a replaceable notepad. Approximately 9” high by 4” wide. Made in Devon in southern England. Available in these designs - Rabbits, Shepherd Spy, 3 Minis, Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, Full English Breakfast and Cream Teas.

Single Hook Plaque

Wall Hung decorative plaque fitted with one metal hook. Individually boxed and supplied with fixing screws. Approximately 4 ½”’ by 4 ½”. Made in Devon in southern England. Available in Cream Teas design only.

You can view our Weekly LBCarCo Featured Items with one click here.

Visit us for year round savings at www.LBCarCo.com and check out our exclusive and/or specially priced items on our Specials/Gifts pages.

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Low Cost Country of Origin or Cool Cotton Marque Tote Bag Price Just Right

We now have available canvas tote bags for United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales. These heavy duty totes measure approx. 16" x 15" x 5" and look great. Take them anywhere, great for beach, shopping, as an airline carry on, you name it! You can't go wrong with one of our Totes. Priced at only $8.00 it is a great value.

Or if you want something more in line with your LBC you can also go with one of our generously sized natural canvas tote with 24" straps . The bag measures 20'w x 16"h x 6"d and includeds a full zipper top for security and an extra zippered inside pocket along with an outside pocket that's not zippered, you can't beat this for value and functionality. We have MG, Jaguar, MINI, Austin Healey, Triumph, Sunbeam, Sunbeam Tiger, Morgan, Tote may be delivered in Natural or Navy depending on stock at time of order. Only $15.00 on our website.

SAVE EVEN MORE WITH OUR SALE WHEN YOU BUY MORE THAN $200.00 OF MERCHANDISE!

You can view our Weekly LBCarCo Featured Items with one click here.

Visit us for year round savings at www.LBCarCo.com and check out our exclusive and/or specially priced items on our Specials/Gifts pages.

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For The Small LBC'er in your Family

Since we introduced our LBCarCoWear for Toddlers, each week we are asked what do you have for the older kids (but not too old of course) Well now we have them! Our new line of LBCarCoWear T-Shirts for the 2-8 year old are now in! These range in size from XS 2-4, S 6-8 and M 10-12 and are all 100% Preshrunk Cotton. Perfect for the Little One when they ride in their LBC with Mom and/or Dad or Gramps and/or Grams. Telling the World that they one day will own one of our Beloved LBC's. Priced at only $12.00.

SAVE EVEN MORE WITH OUR SALE WHEN YOU BUY MORE THAN $200.00 OF MERCHANDISE!

You can view our Weekly LBCarCo Featured Items with one click here.

Visit us for year round savings at www.LBCarCo.com and check out our exclusive and/or specially priced items on our Specials/Gifts pages.

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British GB EMBLEM - Self Stick

The Ultimate Country of Origin Emblem! This is the perfect addition to your British Car. Made from Stainless Steel polished to a very high Mirror Bright Finish, it will not rust and will look great on rear of your LBC. Easy installation with self-adhesive backing and will take only minutes to install. Each Letter is approx 2-1/8" wide x 3-5/16 high.

Put one on your LITTLE BRITISH car today! (or any other car for that matter) Another little taste of Britain from LBCarCo and priced at only $30.00.

SAVE EVEN MORE WITH OUR SALE WHEN YOU BUY MORE THAN $200.00 OF MERCHANDISE!

You can view our Weekly LBCarCo Featured Items with one click here.

Visit us for year round savings at www.LBCarCo.com and check out our exclusive and/or specially priced items on our Specials/Gifts pages.

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Blow Out Heritage Tech Manuals on CD - Last Call $16.00 Each (or Less) - While They Last - Final Sale

Get your ORIGINAL TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE ON CD ROM Only $16 while supplies Last, No Back Orders, No Returns or Rain Checks.

Most CD's include THE PARTS CATALOGUE, WORKSHOP MANUAL, DRIVER’S HANDBOOK and OTHER INFORMATION YOU NEED FOR YOUR CLASSIC BRITISH CAR - ALL ON ONE CD ROM! LBCarCo is your ONLY source in the USA for ALL of the manuals and at a great price too! Get your own for only $16.00 (Final Sale). Compare at $27-35.00 elsewhere.

Final Close out on this exciting range of classic car (Jaguar, Land Rover, MG< Triumph, Austin Healey and More) original technical publications on CD Rom from the Heritage Motor Centre. Original parts books, workshop manuals and handbooks for the classic models from the Rover Group, British Leyland, BMC and Standard Triumph stables have always been greatly sought after, and rightly so: nothing compares, for example, to an Austin Healey workshop manual compiled by the car's manufacturer. Now for the first time owners and enthusiasts have the opportunity to effortlessly collect all the original publications for their car, on one handy and cost-effective CD Rom. CD'S DO NOT RUN ON VISTA, Windows 7 or Mac MACHINES.

By combining the incredible resources of the archive at the Heritage Motor Centre with the industry-proven electronic publishing expertise of the Publisher, an unequaled range of original technical publications is now being made available for models produced by such great marques as Austin, Austin Healey, MG, Mini, Morris, Riley, Rover, Triumph, Vanden Plas and Wolseley. Each DVD focuses on one model or family of models and each has the same format: the original parts catalogues (from parts book and/or microfiche, as appropriate) are followed by the workshop manuals and driver's handbooks when available. All are reproduced in an easy-to-use and easy-to-print PDF format. Also included on each DVD are details about the Heritage Motor Centre and the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, along with useful information for relevant car clubs and enthusiast's organisations, plus PDF reader software for those requiring it.

SAVE EVEN MORE WITH OUR SALE WHEN YOU BUY MORE THAN $200.00 OF MERCHANDISE!

You can view our Weekly LBCarCo Featured Items with one click
here.

Visit us for year round savings at www.LBCarCo.com and check out our exclusive and/or specially priced items on our Specials/Gifts pages.

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Classic Mini, New MINI, Mustang, Miata Parts, F150 and Accessories at LBCarCo

Don't forget we also carry all the Moss Classic Mini and new BMW MINI items on our site, check it out and save a few bucks on these items. There are lots of performance, trim, chrome, interior and fun items for you to choose from. Just use the Moss part number in our search page. Click on the Classic Mini logo at the top of our site and you can download the pdf version of the catalog. Save some of your hard earned dollars at LBCarCo.

We are also offer the Moss Miata, Mustang, F150 accessories and parts on our site along with the New MINI. If you have one of these cars please stop by and visit our site. Save a few bucks with our easy online ordering today, just use the Moss part number on our search page. Prices subject to change without notice.

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LBCarCo Gallery of Stars - Is Your LBC a Star, Upload it Here!

Is your LBC a Star? Well we all know that each and every one of our little beauties is a star in our own eyes. Take a LOOK at our NEW gallery set up for our customers and friends to show off their pride and joys. Each week customers send me images to show me their newly done restoration (with parts from LBCarCo of course) or just to let me know what their LBC looks like. Now you can display YOUR LBC for everyone to see. We have had numerous requests for this feature over the years and now it is here. There are categories for most of the marques as well as an other British Category and of course a British Motorcycle category too.

This Issue of the Chatter StarCar is Philip Williams' 1949 MGYT. Fully restored, white with beige seating surfaces and black carpets.

We also have included a FOR SALE category that will allow your image and any notes on your LBC to be posted for 30 days from upload date. We really hope you like these features.

To access the gallery, to view or to upload your image, please click on the word GALLERY on the Blue Top Bar of our website from any page. Once it is uploaded it will be reviewed and once approved will be released. This should only take a day or less. Have fun! Jan and I can't wait to see all your LBC's.

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LBCarCo Loyalty Program - Save $150 or $200 Off Your Next Order

Loyalty Program Points will be $1.00 spent equals one point (including domestic shipping charges and taxes, if any, since it is easier to keep tabs of it that way for us.

Our LOYALTY program lets you save either $150 or $200 on your next order. Now you can redeem a block of 3000 points for $150 off your next order, or 4000 points for $200 off your next order. If you have the required number of points just put a note in the comment section of your order and we will apply either the 3000 or 4000 point level to your order. Can be applied to sale merchandise too, but not to shipping or any applicable taxes. Limited to One Block of Points Per Order.

We will also give our customers a head start by back dating your points to August 1, 2005. So everything you have purchased so far from that date forward will count towards your points balance. I won’t be sending out statements like the airlines do so we ask that you keep track please, but if you think you may be close you can email me anytime and I can let you know what your points balance is (points balance may only be obtained via email). Please note that cash and points cannot be combined and there is no cash value to this offer and orders must be placed via our website. Program subject to change at any time.

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Spam or Not to Spam

In this day and age Spam is not a good thing as we all know, but at one time it was the main staple to feed our troops in the field. Somehow this word has now been attached to unwanted emails. Our Chatter can also be viewed as Spam by some folks that get it when we send a NewsFlash or Chatter. PLEASE if you decide you don't want our emails rather than choosing to block it click on the link at the top of the Chatter or NewsFlash that says:

"To unsubscribe from our mailing list, please click here."

You will be automatically removed from our list no questions asked. Some folks enjoy reading the Chatter, which includes tech tips, event listings and more, but if you decide to block our newsletters with your Spam Blocker this sends a Blacklist warning to many ISP's and can prevent other folks from receiving our information.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

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LBCarCo Tech Tips - Each Chatter a New Reader Submitted Tech Tip!

Our Tech Tip this issues tip is from John Mandella. Thanks John ($20.00 will be credited to your LBCarCo account) Please contact us ASAP for further info.

A Bleeding Tip.

I needed to bleed the clutch cylinder on my MGB after replacing the clutch line. I had NEVER bled a hydraulic system before. After much research I bought a MityVac kit, but was NOT impressed the rubber fittings that are supposed to go over the bleed valve. I threw them across by workshop and bought a foot of clear tubing and some extra hose clamps. I clamped the tubing between the bleed valve outlet and the Mitivac. This created a good seal and had the extra benefit of keeping the tool connected to the car (really nice if you are working alone). Priming the system is good idea. I bought a cheapo, 79 cent syringe from a ranch/livery store (any store that sells saddles and horse stuff will suffice) and used the same “clear-tube connection” on the syringe before using the MityVac. Fast, easy, no fuss, no muss, no-pedal pumping, no broomsticks. Good solid clutch in 10 minutes.

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Keep those TIPS and Humorous Stories coming, WE ALWAYS NEED THEM!

You can earn a $20 purchase credit for each Tip or Story that is published in our weekly mailing. Please send your tech tips or other submission to me at LBCarCoNews@LBCarCo.com put the words Tech Tip or Story in the subject line please. If you don't currently have an account with LBCarCo you can still make a submission. We will provide your credit of $20.00 (only one credit may be used per order/shipment, not valid for subscriptions) any time you should purchase something online from LBCarCo. Humorous Story or an article about and picture of your first LBC you would like to share with our audience, drop me a note along with the submission. They should be no more than 500 to 1,000 words. If we use it we will provide you with a $20 LBCarCo purchase credit.

Tech Tips are a service of LBCarCo and our friends and customers. They are provided on a use at your own risk basis. These tech tips may be reprinted in club publications as long as credit is given to Little British Car Co, LTD along with reference to our website and the individual that provided the tip. All award certificates or credits such as show, email, tech tip etc. (but not limited to) are good for one year from date of award. Paid gift certificates do not expire.

You can now view our entire list of previous tech tips by visiting LBCarCo Tech Tips or by clicking on the link at the top of our website.

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Read All About It - Subscribe Today at LBCarCo Savings to the British Marque Newspaper

Since we started offering this item it has been a big hit with our readers. Are you looking for something interesting to read every month (11 issues per year) that is dedicated to only British Cars? Are you tired of the same old stories in those BI-monthly or quarterly glossy publications? Well we have just the prescription for you! I have been receiving this Tabloid Newspaper now for over 7 years and love reading it every month. It is informative, full of great articles, a superb monthly events calendar, classifieds (free to list for subscribers up to 20 words - non-commercial), our new printed version of the LBCarCo Tech Tips Column, lots of club news from all parts of North America and the World, relevant advertising for accessories and parts suppliers (other than LBCarCo of course ;) and more. Subscribe today and start enjoying your monthly dose of LBC reading NOW!! We are sure you will love this publication that is why we have made arrangements to offer one of the best annual subscription values around. Give a subscription as a gift or get one for yourself.

You always SAVE with LBCarCo! Regular Subscriptions are $24.00 U.S., $36.00 Canadian and $48 for the Rest of the World per year. When you subscribe via LBCarCo you will get our Low Subscription Rate starting at only $14.50 per year for USA Subscriptions.

Each subscriber is also entitled to one free classified (up to 20 words) per issue. Sell those extra parts lying around, or even your LBC. (This is for non-commercial ads only!) Don’t delay - Subscribe today on our Specials/Gifts pages!

Visit us for year round savings at
www.LBCarCo.com and check out our exclusive and/or specially priced items on our Specials/Gifts pages.

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LBCarCo and Guy's Garage Team up in the Detroit Metro Area

Guy's Garage and LBCarCo team up to provide mechanical services for our local customers. Guy has been doing mechanical work now for over 10 years and is meticulous in all aspects of his workmanship. In fact I use Guy for all my mechanical work too!!! Now you can really save by ordering your parts on our website and have them delivered right to Guy's Garage. Then when Guy performs his magic you will save again with traditional low LBCarCo pricing from Guy, while still maintaining the quality and service you have come to expect from LBCarCo. Contact Guy today for an appointment at 248-349-3649 or Email Guy's Garage guystjohn@comcast.net and start saving NOW!

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Event Listing - Your Events can Appear in This Newsletter

LBCarCo is pleased to publish British Car event information of interest to everyone in our weekly newsletter for any National/Regional Register or Club of any British Marque. Please let us know at least two weeks before your event. To add your event click on our Add Event link and follow the directions. Once it is reviewed and accepted it will be published on our events page and placed in our weekly Chatter. We will also indicate which events we will be at and hopefully if you are there you will stop by and say hello, we would love to see you.

April 7, 2012 Jupiter, FL. - 6th Annual Wheels Across The Pond (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
Join us for the Sixth Annual WHEELS ACROSS THE POND charity car show on Saturday April 7th, 2012 at beautiful Carlin Park in Jupiter Florida. More than 30 categories of British and European cars and motorcycles will be on display in a scenic Oceanside setting with great camaraderie and a relaxed family atmosphere. Attracting over 200 cars and motorcycles, Wheels Across The Pond has grown into one of the largest and best British car shows in the Southeast. We’re proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MGB in 2012. Over 65 trophies and prizes will be awarded including Best in Class, Class Runner Up, and of course Best In Show, all by popular vote.. Pre-registration is now open at $7.50 per wheel ($30 for cars and $15 for bikes). Entries received prior to March 20th, 2012 also receive a free event shirt, dash plaque, goodie bag, and raffle ticket. On the day prices will be $35 cars and $20 motorcycles. Spectator admission is free although we ask you to please make a small donation to our charity. All proceeds from the show will benefit Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. For complete information and online registration please visit our dedicated website at: www.wheelsacrossthepond.com We’ll see you there! Contact: Neil Archer. Phone: 561-601-3212. Email: info@wheelsacrossthepond.com.
 
April 15, 2012 Williamsburg, VA. - WBCC 13th Annual British & European Car Show
The Williamsburg British Car Club will have their 13th Annual British & European Car Show at Chickahominy Riverfront Park at 1350 John Tyler Highway(Rt 5) in Williamsburg, Va on April 15th, 2012(Sunday). Please plan to open the 2012 car show season with our event in beautiful Colonial Williamsburg. Contact: Roy Gavilan. Phone: 757-220-4774. Email: rgavilan@verizon.net. Website: http://www.wmbgbrit.com/.
 
April 18-21, 2012 Cherokee, NC. - The Mini 53 - Spring back to the Smokies
The last and BIGGEST North American 3 day classic Mini adventure in the history of the world! Don't miss your last chance to enjoy the Springtime colors, Mini friends, and twisty roads with a gaggle of classic Minis before the Mayan calendar and world ends! This year we chose Cherokee, NC as the base for our 3 day driving adventure. It's located at the south entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and at the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway. As with all of our Classic Minis United events, we like to drive, and that's what we'll be doing. We will have drives each of the three days with plenty of stops and things to see. Oh, and to experience the power of nature, we're offering optional whitewater rafting! If you haven't been to a CMU event before, we do it differently; we like to drive/cruise a lot and see all around the area we're visiting. With this being a CMU event, you must be a member to enter a Mini. Membership is free, if you own a classic Mini go to the website and become a member! As with all of our events, this is for everybody, but all of the drives/cruises/anything is only for classic Minis and its variants produced from 1959-2000, no exceptions. There's always room to ride in someone’s Mini if you come in something else. We don't leave anybody behind! So, come join the 100+ classic Minis before the world ends! Contact: Mike Guido. Phone: 321-890-9888. Email: mike@classicminis.org. Website: www.classicminis.org.
 
April 21, 2012 Elkton, MD. - British Invasion at Elk Landing
A gathering of all makes and models of British Vehicles on the historic grounds of the landing of the English during the war of 1812. Contact: Donald Henderson. Phone: 302-284-4672. Email: suehen@wildblue.net. Website: bccdelaware.com.
 
April 21, 2012 Elkton, MD. - British Invasion at Elk Landing
A gathering of all makes and models of British vehicles on the setting of Elk Landing. 590 Landing Ln,Elkton, Md. $5 donation to Historic Elk Landing Foundation. Raindate June 9, 2012 Contact: Don Henderson. Phone: 302-284-4672. Email: dhenderson@wildblue.net. Website: bccdelaware.com.
 
April 21, 2012 KATY, TX. - HOUSTON MG CAR CLUB V
This is our 5th annual spring MG PLAY DAY car show for all models of MGs at LA CENTERA AT CINCO RANCH, KATY, TX Contact: RON REDDING. Phone: 281-346-2417. Email: ron@5RRestorations.com. Website: houstonmgcc.com.
 
April 21, 2012 PENSACOLA, FL. - BRITS ON THE BAY
Brits on the BAY, Panhandle British Car Association's 20th ANNIVERSARY ALL-BRITISH CAR SHOW. Join us celebrating 20 years of British car shows in Pensacola on April 21,2012. Show off that little British car in a great car show on the "EMERALD COAST" We're going "ALL-OUT" to make this show our best ever. Arrive show day, April 21, or plan an arrival on Thursday or Friday to enjoy our beaches, great food, and shopping. We will also have self-guided tours of historic Pensacola, the Naval Air Museum, Civil war forts and lighthouse. One tour will be Henry Hensel's vast collection of automemorabila, from old pinball machines to a working British phonebooth. You wil say "I remember that" and "I can't believe he has that. GREAT FUN! On Friday evening, join us on the beach at the host hotel for our "FAMOUS" red beans and rice welcome dinner (free) DAY'S INN PENSACOLA BEACH RESORT Special rates have been arranged for this show, please call 1-800-934-3301 and mention "British car show rate" for Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2012. Reduced rates are limited, reserve early. Dusk to Dawn Professional Security both nights Please log on to WWW.PBCA1.com for show registration form and details. Contact: Curt Derby. Phone: 850-626-1083. Email: cderby@bellsouth.net. Website: www.PBCA1.com.
 
April 23-26, 2012 Key West , FL. - Key West British Car Club Gathering
Come join the fun. Enjoy food, drink, driving events, the worlds longest parade and general tom foolery. We will be celebrating the Conch Republic Independence Celebration 30th anniversary. Brought to you by the Key West British Car Club. We welcome all little British cars or anyone interested in British cars. Registration information is on the web site or email for more information. The KWBCC 2012 Gathering has been designated a NAMGAR Regional GT. Contact: Jim Ferguson. Phone: 828-244-6945. Email: ViceAdmiral@KWBCC.com. Website: http://keywestbritishcarclub.com/.
 
April 26-28, 2012 Broken Arrow, OK. - VTR South Central Regional
Please come and join us for the 23rd annual Vintage Triumph Register South Central Regional to be held in Broken Arrow, OK. This is the longest continuous running of a VTR Regional event in the country. We will have a weekend full of fun andevents including an autocross, funkhana, fun rallye, and awards banquet. The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Broken Arrow. They can be contacted at: www.hiexpress.com/brokenarrowok Contact: Sam Clark. Phone: 918-455-8993 or cell 918-625-6798. Email: trdoctor@aol.com. Website: www.greencountrytriumphs.com.
 
April 27-29, 2012 Braselton, GA. - Classic Motorsports Mitty (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
Join the staff of Classic Motorsports and the folks at HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing) for a fun weekend of vintage racing, car shows and vendors. The 2012 Mitty is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Spitfire, TR4 and the MGB. We've teamed up with Triumph and MG legend, Kas Kastner to bring you a great weekend of fun at Road Atlanta. Plenty of areas for British car clubs to host picnics and parties in the infield. For more information. Contact: Andy Reid. Phone: 386-239-0523. Email: office@classicmotorsports.net. Website: http://www.themitty.com.
 
April 29, 2012 Portland, OR. - All British Autojumble (Swap Meet)
Sixteenth Annual AutoJumble All British Swap Meet – Spring 2012 SIXTEENTH ANNUAL AUTOJUMBLE! A let's – get – ready – for – SUMMER swap meet for British cars, parts, and related items. This meet is scheduled for the last Sunday in April to allow time to get your prize vehicles ready to DRIVE. Because of the success of our previous Autojumbles and the lack of British auto items at the much larger Portland Swap Meet, we are committed to making this an annual affair. (Remember, always the last Sunday in April) We are continuing with the same successful format; inexpensive for exhibitors, free to buyers, and not overorganized. The focus is on British car stuff only – no muscle cars, model "A" Fords, speed equipment, or antique or collectable glassware. Only British cars and car related items will be displayed. The sites for parts vendors will be covered in case of rain. There will be adequate space for cars to be displayed for sale, possibly covered. Any British car club that has members committed to a total of five or more spaces will get the use of a free space to solicit membership or sell regalia. Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Location: Montgomery Park Parking Deck, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Portland, OR Hours: Setup from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sales from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everything cleared out by 3:00 p.m. Fees: Parts for sale spaces – $10 (one normal parking space) Cars for sale spaces – $15 Please mention this in your club newsletter and/or at your club meetings. Directions – From I-5 (North or South) take I-405 to Route 30, St. Helens, NW Industrial Area exit. Follow signs to Vaughn St. and turn right onto NW 27th. You will enter from 27th. Spaces are limited – first come first served. Questions? Call Tim Foren, (503) 287-2024. Vendor Registration Please download, print, and fill out the registration form, and send to the address found on the form. Please include a check made out to Club "T" MG. Contact: Tim Foren. Phone: 503-287-2024. Email: s_debaker@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.clubtmg.org/autoJumble.html.
 
May 5, 2012 Succasunna (Morris County) , NJ. - Britfest 2012
Annual British car show and automotive vendor flea market hosted by the MG Car Club Central Jersey Center at beautiful Horseshoe Lake Park. Join us for the first British car show of the new driving season in the mid Atlantic area. This years feature will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the MGB. Contact: Charles Tregidgo. Phone: 201-796-8648. Email: ctregidgo@gmail.com. Website: www.mgccnj.org.
 
May 6, 2012 Solon, OH. - 35th Annual British Swap Meet & Car Show
First of the year British Car Show and Swap Meet. Come out and join us. Get the year started on the right foot and see some awesome cars and shop for that elusive part. Contact: Daryl Wagner. Phone: 330-650-0223. Email: neoahc@yahoo.com. Website: www.neoahc.com.
 
May 11-13, 2012 Townsend , TN. - Springtime in the Smokies (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
May 11, 12, 13, 2012 - Springtime in the Smokies British Car Gathering - It is our 25th Anniversary. - Townsend, Tennessee at the Tally Ho Inn (1-800-448-2465. Friday evening, May 11, starts with hospitality and "free" barbeque dinner to those that pre-register by April 30, 2012, meet and greet, and movie night with name the car, movie and actor event. Saturday, May 12, day of show. Open to all British Cars and Bikes. Vote by people's choice and awards base on number of cars pre-registered by April 30. Lunch can be purchased on the grounds. There will be a tech session or two during the day. Saturday night will be a banquet and after the banquet a guest speaker. Friday and Saturday night there will be a fire pit, complete with fire, to sit around and tell stories or meet with old friends. Sunday will be breakfast and goodbyes at the Carriage House before leaving. The featured mark will be the Triumph Spitfire. We will also have the unveiling of our club project "Ilene", a 1966 Triumph Spitfire that we are restoring and will start the raffling process and will raffle for 1 year. All proceeds will go to the Blount County Children's Home, Our club has been supporting the Children's Home for 25 years. Please visit our web site for the "Ilene Story" and registration information. Contact: Jim Watson. Phone: 865-599-4305. Email: spridget@charter.net . Website: www.blountbritishcars.org.
 
May 19, 2012 Raleigh, NC. - 16th Annual Triangle British Classic Car Show
Car Show, Awards, Raffle, 50/50, Band, Food 22 + British Car Display Classes Saturday, May 19, 2012 Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Location: North Hills Mall 4351 Lassiter Mills Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 Contact: Gary Mills. Phone: 252-243-4757. Email: trianglebritishclassic@gmail.com. Website: www.ncmgcc.org.
 
May 20, 2012 Columbus (Polaris), OH. - British Car Day XXVIII at Quaker Steak
Celebrating 50 years of both the MGB and the Triumph Spitfire; event to be held at Quaker Steak and Lube at Polaris, Columbus, OH. 9am to 3pm, awards in 28 classes, $10 in advance, $15 day of, Saturday drive to Herman Hermit's concert, host hotel is Cambria Suites Polaris. Over 200 cars expected, family fun, spectator admission is free. Contact: Bill Blake. Phone: 614-403-1074. Email: billblake@thekayesco.com. Website: >www.buckeyetriumphs.org/BCD/bcdindex.htm> .
 
May 20, 2012 Danville, CA. - MGs by the Bay
An MG-only informal show, with judging by popular vote, and awards for People's, Choice, Best Daily Driver, Premier (from previous winners), plus for every class. All MGs are welcome, from daily drivers to complete restorations. The entry fee includes a dash plaque, an event T-shirt, and special coupons from our sponsors. Contact: Craig Kuenzinger/Mike Jacobsen. Phone: 925-899-1218. Email: MikesMuseum@yahoo.com. Website: www.mgocsf.org.
 
May 26, 2012 Greenville, SC. - Great Scot! British Car Show
Join us on the beautiful shaded mall of Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Please mark your calendars for an exciting and unique British Classic car show event on Saturday, May 26, 2012. This years featured marque will be MG, with a special nod to the MGB on the fiftieth anniversary of it 1962 debut. The show is held in conjunction with one of the largest Highland games in the southeastern states, so there is plenty to do and see such as the heavy athletic events, pipe and drum bands, and the traditional food vendors. All British cars and motorcycles are eligible. Contact: Sam Maw. Phone: 864-431-1148. Email: britishcarshow@yahoo.com. Website: www.gallabrae.com.
 
June 1-2, 2012 Louisville, KY. - 28th Jaguar Drivers' Club, Area 51, Concours d'Elegance
Located on the shaded lawn of St. Joseph Children's Home from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with trophies awarded at approx 4:00 PM. Food and parts vendors on-site all day. Car display Friday night, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Concours site including food vendors. The Concours coincides with the British Sports Club's British Bash. Contact: Walt Hancock. Phone: 502-897-0742 or (502) 262-8267. Email: hancocdc@insightbb.com. Website: http://www.jcna.com/clubs/main.php?club=nc49&Vref=nc49.
 
June 2, 2012 Westtown, PA. - Cars and Motorcycles of England
All British marque judged show, and a nationally sanctioned Jaguar concours. Hosted by the Delaware Valley Triumphs, and Delaware Valley Jaguar clubs. On the grounds of Oakbourne Mansion, 1014 South Concord Rd.,Westtown PA 19382 Contact: Bruce. Phone: 609-760-8198. Email: klassiccar@aol.com. Website: www.dvtr.org.
 
June 1-3, 2012 Bloomington, IL. - Champagne British Car Festival
The 21st Annual Champagne British Car Festival will honor Aston-Martin and its upcoming 100th anniversary as the featured marque. Like the car, the emphasis will be on driving on Saturday. The Sunday showfield will again be the tree shaded lawn of the historic David Davis Mansion. Contact: Dave Hauman. Phone: 309-838-4707. Email: hauman48#10l.com.
 
June 1-3, 2012 Louisvile , KY. - 28th Annual British Bash
The British Bash is held on the shady grounds of the St. Joseph Children's Home. This is the 28th annual Bash, It is located at 2823 Frankfort Avenue Louisville. There is a children's play area with food and refreshments. Friday June 1st is a mixer for people to just mingle from 7pm till 9pm. Saturday June 2nd starts with registration to begin at 9am and runs though 12pm. Judging will be from 12pm till 3pm. The awards will be handed out at 4pm. June 3rd is something new we are adding this year. Details will be available at a later date. Admission on June 1st & 2nd are free, there is a $5.00 parking fee that goes to St Joseph's. Bring the Family for a day of Fun. Contact Greg Bowman gbwmn007@gmail.com, Phone 502-727-9246. Website Britishbash.com Club Website: Britishsportscarclub.com.
 
June 3, 2012 Clinton, NJ. - Red Mill British Car Day
17th annual British car show to benefit the work of the Red Mill Museum Village 56 Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809. The beautiful Victorian village of Clinton is full of 40 wonderful shops, restaurants and the Hunterdon Art Museum. Something to do for everyone in the family. Preregistration required-open to all British cars and motorbikes-classic and modern. Only space for 100 cars at the museum show site. Held rain or shine. Contact: Richard Miller. Phone: 908-713-6251. Email: mgdriversclub@hotmail.com. Website: www.mgdriversclub.com.
 
June 3, 2012 Perrysburg, OH. - 14th Annual British Return to Fort Meigs
The Lake Erie British Car Club will be hosting their 14th annual car show "The British Return to Fort Meigs" at the Fort Meigs Historical Site, Route 65, Perrysburg, Ohio. The show runs from 10 am to 3 pm. After viewing and voting on your favorite British vehicles, you will have opportunities to tour the restored fort from the War of 1812, shop at one of the vendors or sample some tasty food. Voting by popular vote. Dash plaques to the first 200 registered, goody bags, and lots of door prizes. Pre-registration is $12.00, day of show is $15.00. Event shirts will be available. Mark your calendars now! See you there. Contact: Tony Shoviak. Phone: 419-878-2041. Email: tenntony@roadrunner.com. Website: www.lebcc.org.
 
June 10, 2012 Buffalo (Williamsville), NY. - Euro Car Day
This is the 20th annual Euro Car Day sponsored by the British Car Club of Western New York held at the Rose Garden Grove, 2753 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221. Last year attended by over 120 European cars and motorcycles. Registration begins at 9:00 am with awards presented at 3:00 pm. Free spectator admission, food & beverages available all day and baskets raffle. Contact: Dave Kray. Phone: 716-633-4586. Email: dkray1@aol.com. Website: www.bcc-wny.com.
 
June 10, 2012 Hellertown, PA. - 19th British Motorcar Gathering
The Keystone Region MG Club is pleased to announce its Nineteenth Annual British Motorcar Gathering. All British automobile and motorcycle owners are invited to join the Keystone Region MG Club on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at the Hellertown Reservoir Park, Hellertown, Pennsylvania. This is a low-pressure, popular vote event. There will be three awards per voting class. Classes will be by Marque and the number of classes will be determined by pre-registrations. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Registration forms will be available in the spring of 2012 by mail and on our website. The show is held rain or shine. Spectators are asked for a $2 donation ($5 for a family). Pre-registrations are due by May 31. Participants may also register on the day of the show. Our organization promotes the enjoyment, use and preservation of British automobiles in the tri-state area. Information about the show is available on our website at www.keystonemg.com or contact Mike Jones, Show Chairman, at: mojones@enter.net Phone: 610-865-3419.
 
June 6-10, 2012 Dillard, GA. - MG2012 (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
NAMGBR Annual show hosted by the Peachtree MG Registry at The Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia. Details @ the MG2012 web site or www.peachtreemg.com. Come join us for a true Southern Experience. Contact: Larry Norton. Phone: 404-386-1151. Email: mgbnut1973@yahoo.com. Website: www.mg2012.com.
 
June 8-10, 2012 Glenwood Springs, CO. - 60th Annual Rallye Glenwood Springs
Join members of the MG Car Club - Rocky Mountain Centre for this landmark event! The fun begins Friday with a scenic Road Tour winding through canyons and over mountain passes between Denver and Glenwood Springs. Saturday’s main event is a time-speed-distance rally to challenge both novice and experienced rallyists running through the beautiful mountain valleys around Glenwood Springs. The weekend culminates with the Banquet on Saturday night and the Car Show, Funkhana, and Awards Presentation on Sunday. Contact: Steve Hart. Phone: 303-985-2763. Email: stephen_hart45@msn.com. Website: mgcc.org.
 
June 8-10, 2012 Sand Springs, OK. - 6th Euro/British Motor Extravaganza
This 6th Annual Euro Motor Extravaganza is a combination European / British Car Show, Autocross, Party, and Charity Fund Raiser Event benefiting Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma. EVENT DETAILS: This is a European and British Car Show where only the entrants vote on best in class cars for trophies. Friday Registration, June 8, 2012 will be at the Sand Springs Hampton Inn, 7852 West Parkway Boulevard from 3:00 till 6:30 pm. At 6:30 we will have a free Tail Gate Party and Car Wash in the parking lot. Dinner will include smoked meats, BBQ beans and salads. Special room rates have been provided for show entrants who pre-register with the hotel. Hampton Inn, call (918) 245-8500, or email Matthew.Knight2@Hilton.com. Be sure the Hotel knows you are there with the Euro Motor Extravaganza. Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 8:00 till 10:00 am we will continue Registration and set up show entrant cars around the Triangle, on North Main & East Broadway in Historically Beautiful, Sand Springs. There will be a 'silent auction' Proceeds go to benefit Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma, www.therapetics.org . Frequent Door Prize drawings for entrants. Judging between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Best in Show judging will only be available for those cars shown ‘open bonnet’. Again this year the club will sponsor “Valve Cover Racing” starting at 11AM. The Awards Banquet will be held with Cocktails and conversation start at 6:00 pm, dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. At 8:30 pm, we will have more door prizes, and the presentation of awards. Sunday, July 10, 2012, we Autocross / Slalom race For businesses or individuals wanting to donate items to either the ‘silent’ auction benefiting Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma, please call Dave Sutton, Jaguar Club of Tulsa, (918) 850-4318. Contact: Roger Hanes. Phone: 918-663-6627. Email: roger.hanes@att.net. Website: www.EuMoEx.com.
 
June 14-17, 2012 Ada, OH. - Ohio Chapter New England MG-T Register GOF (Summer Meet)
Registration is now open for the Ohio Chapter GOF, June 15- 17, 2012 at The Inn at Ohio Northern University, located in NW Ohio. Details and electronic registration form can be found on our website. We're looking forward to hosting everyone for a great time here in the Village of Ada and Hardin County, Ohio! There is an optional event on Thursday, June 14th... a trip to Indiana club member Carolee Snyder's nationally-known herb farm. Call The Inn at Ohio Northern University at 866-713-4513 to make room reservations. Request "MG Car Club" for our special rates, which includes full breakfast. The Ohio Chapter of the New England MG-T Register welcomes our MMM, MG-A, B, C and Midget friends, plus, other British sports car enthusiasts to participate in this event. Contact: David Smittle. Phone: 419-230-8147. Email: d-smittle@onu.edu. Website: www.ohiogof.org.
 
June 17, 2012 Cazenovia, NY. - MGCCCNY - Eurocar 2012
Eurocar 2012- Sunday June 17th The MG Car Club of Central New York presents the 11th annual Eurocar European Motorcar & Motorbike show, to be held on the lawns of Lorenzo State Historic Park, @ Rt 13 & 20, Cazenovia, NY. The Largest European Car and Motorbike Event in Central New York! As always, dash plaques and goody bags will be provided to the first 200 entrants - entrant door prizes, Music and food vendors and spectators are free. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Food Bank of Central New York. Show Field opens at 9:00 AM and the show will run from 9am to 3 pm, with 25 Classes and a diverse range of vehicles dating from Pre-war through current day luxury sport models. Participant Judging! Pre-Registration $7.00, day of Show $15.00. Please visit our website for details. Contact: Glenn Markam. Phone: 315-450-5144. Email: Kafermann58@AOL.com. Website: www.mgcarclub.com/cny.
 
June 17, 2012 Sussex, WI. - 31st Anniversary British Car Field Day
WHERE: Sussex Village Park WHEN: Show from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, rain or shine. Refreshments: Will be available on the grounds, proceeds go to the Boy Scouts of America. BCFD Shirts: BCFD shirts for order (see entry form). This year’s shirts will feature an embroidered BCFD logo, adding a quality, distinctive look for all shirts. Register on or before May 15th to ensure Golf / Tee Shirt / Windbreaker orders can be filled. PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-registration will speed your entry onto the field as you will not need to exit your vehicle to register. Pre-registrations post marked on or before June 9th are $10.00 for each car or motorcycle. Registrations post marked after June 9th or on the day of the event increase to $15.00 for each car or motorcycle. Award winners will be determined by a popular vote by registered event participants on ballots provided by BCFD. "People's Choice" Award is selected from the balloting of public viewers. Award(s) for each class, diamond in the rough, people’s choice and best of show. Dash plaque for registered cars and cycles. (Limit first 275) THIS EVENT BENEFITS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MILWAUKEE AND THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Call: (414) 687-8447 or (262) 521-1072 or Email jstockinger4@wi.rr.com Entry form available courtesy of the Milwaukee and Great Lakes MG Motorcar Group ( http://mg3club.org/ ) Contact: John Stockinger.
 
June 17-22, 2012 Louisville, KY. - Louisville Conclave 2012
The Bluegrass Austin-Healey Club in partnership with the Austin-Healey Club of America invite you to the annual Conclave. This year the Bluegrass Club is proud to host this yearly gathering in beautiful Bluegrass country. This event is open to anyone with an interest in the Healey Marques. Events include tours, gymkhana, funkhana, popularity car show, hospitality, arts and craft contests, ladies tea, tech sessions, and much more! Contact: Ben Moore. Phone: --. Email: ben.moore@mac.com. Website: http://www.2012conclave.com/.
 
June 21-23, 2012 Little Switzerland, NC. - Triumph Register of America National Meet
TRIUMPH REGISTER OF AMERICA NATIONAL MEET. All Triumphs welcome to enjoy 3 days of driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, tour of Biltmore Estate, judged concours for TR2, TR3 and TR4. Socialize, Morning Breakfast run and many driving events!!!! More info and registration at Triumph register.com Contact: greg walker. Phone: 313-737-8732. Email: gkawalker@gmail.com. Website: triumphregister.com.
 
June 22-24, 2012 McCall, ID. - Idaho British Car Club Summer Tour
This is your invitation to join the Idaho British Car Club for our 11th Annual Summer Tour to the Beautiful mountain town of McCall Idaho. Save the dates of June 22-24 and come have some fun in the mountains and along the shores of Payette Lake. Contact: Rick Mills. Phone: 208-895-0752. Email: rm1950@mac.com. Website: www.idahobritishcars.org.
 
June 24, 2012 Notre Dame, IN. - Michiana Brits 25th Annual British Car Show
25th Annual British Car Show at Saint Mary's College on the North side of South Bend, IN, across the street from Notre Dame. Featured Marque is Jaguar XKE Series I, II & III. Judging by popular vote, entry fee of $20/vehicle, arrive after 8:30 AM, judging from 11AM-2PM, awards at 3 PM. Goody bags & collector show pins for first 100 vehicles. Concrete ramp for ingress/egress to show field, newly expanded food sales in air-conditioned clubhouse (rain or shine!) by Saint Mary's College. Open to public 10AM-3PM, free admission, club house restrooms. Bring a can of food for our "Help Michiana Brits Drive Out Hunger" donation to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Register at show or on-line at www.michianabrits.com Contact: Larry Palguta. Phone: 574-288-3923. Email: palguta@sbcglobal.net. Website: www.michianabrtis.com.
 
July 9-13, 2012 Dayton, OH. - NAMGAR GT-37 (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
The North American MGA Register's annual Get-Together, GT-37, will be hosted by the Southwestern Ohio Centre MG Car Club, July 9-13, 2012 in Dayton, OH. Planned activities include a funkhana, road rallye and the 2012 MG Olympics. Numerous local tours and sightseeing opportunities include Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park sites, the Museum of the United States Air Force, America's Packard Museum, twisty back roads, lots of covered bridges and much more. Scheduled tech session speakers include national award winning restoration shop owners, Dayton Wire Wheel factory representatives and John Twist's rolling tech. The car show will be held at Dayton's Carillon Historical Park. Contact: Dave & Lois Gribler. Phone: 937-671-8994. Email: gt37info@gmail.com. Website: www.gt37.namgar.com.
 
July 14, 2012 Kintnersville, PA. - Brits on the Delaware
10am-until All foreign marques welcome pre-registration $10 or $15 day of show. Pre-registration cut off July 9, 2012 Food on site Awards/dash plaques Contact: Tony Hess. Phone: 610-346-9026. Email: aghbop@aol.com. Website: tvrccna.org.
 
July 11-15, 2012 Jackson, NH. - Summit 2012 - Healeys on the Summit
15th Anniversity Summit Meeting for Austin Healeys. Events include: tour of an auto museum with one car for every letter of the alphabet, sunset drive to the summit of Mt. Washington, tech sessions, car show in North Conway with public voting, valve cover racing and banquet. Contact: Larry Swift. Phone: 508-641-6162. Email: lawrenceswift@comcast.net. Website: www.ahca-newengland.com.
 
July 15, 2012 Fairfield, Ohio (Cincinnati), OH. - British Car Dau
25th Annual Britich Car Day - Sunday July 15,2012 -9am to 4pm - Harbin Park 1800 Hunter Rd,off Hamilton Ave. Fairfield Ohio. The 2012 Featured cars are the MGB and Triumph Spitfire. *Trophies, *Door Prizes, *Tech Session, *Food and *Live Music. Contact www.BCCGC.com Contact: Larry Stransky. Phone: 513-779-0520. Email: lwstransky@hotmail.com. Website: BCCGC.com.
 
July 20-22, 2012 Windsor, NOVA SCOTIA. - British Motoring Festival
The Third Annual British Motoring Festival will be held on the weekend of July 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2012 on the grounds of Kings-Edgehill School- Canada's oldest independent school. At the heart of it, are the British cars that will be on display for the public, BUT other things British are also celebrated! Come see the 84th Regiment of Foot- a Loyalist re-enactment group, the Nova Scotia cricket players, the Thistle dancers, an English Model Airplane display, and a performance from our very own local Mr. Bean! Enjoy an "English" style lunch and later in the afternoon- stay for English creamed tea! Come for the cars. Stay for the fun. Contact: Margaret Bond. Phone: 902-866-1554. Email: info@britishmotoringfestival.com. Website: britishmotoringfestival.com.
 
July 24-27, 2012 ST. CHARLES, IL. - GOF CENTRAL 2012
GOF Central Mark XXXIV - This event is now in it's 34th year and has been hosted by clubs in the midwest on an alternating basis. Typically 100-125 cars attend this event which is open to all MG Marks. This year the Vintage MG Car Club of Chicago will proudly host this GOF at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. A rally will end at the Volo Auto Museum where 300 vintage and classic cars are displayed. Other events include a First Timer's car show and a lineup of MG's according to class, a funkahna to test your driving skills, tech sessions, scenic drives along the Fox River, an auction and many vendors. For those who want to take a break from their car, a bus trip to downtown Chicago to shop and enjoy the Magnificent Mile on the Gold Coast. The event will end with an awards banquet. The members of the VMGCC look forward to seeing you at the GOF Mark XXXIV. Visit our website for more information and a registration form. www.gofcentral.com. Contact: JERRY CIHAK. Phone: 708-246-6951. Email: jerrycihak@aol.com. Website: www.gofcentral.com and www.vintagemgchicago.com.
 
August 2-4, 2012 Armagh, PA. - The Drive- In
15th anniversary gathering of the M.G. Drivers Club of North America held in conjunction with The Roadster Factory Summer Party; site of the very first "Drive-In". Car show, field party, banquet, road rally (and winery tour), drive-in movie night and more. Contact: Richard Miller. Phone: 908-713-6251. Email: mgdriversclub@hotmail.com. Website: www.mgdriversclub.com.
 
August 4, 2012 Dayton, OH. - 28th British Car Day (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
Celebrating 50 years of Triumph Spitfires & MGB’s Popular vote car show featuring 38 classes, vendors & swap meet, full service concession stand, dash plaques to first 325 entrants, spectators admitted free! Registration: $15 in advance includes free BCD t-shirt if received before July 14, 2012; $15 day of show, registration open 9 am until Noon. Show runs rain or shine! Special Awards: Royal Air Force Award, Longest Drive, Ranger’s Choice & Best of Show (Presented by the British Transportation Museum) Register online at www.mgcars.org.uk/mgccswoc Contact: Skip Peterson . Phone: 937-293-2819. Email: DaytonBCD@gmail.com.
 
August 4, 2012 Schwenksville, PA. - 8th Annual Pennypacker Mills British Car Day
Hosted by the Delaware Valley Classic MG Chapter (DVCMG) 10AM-3PM (voting at noon) Entry - $15/car (pre-register by 7/20) $20/car (after 7/20) Spectators free (General admission 11am) Free T-shirt to first 40 paid pre-registrants Dash plaque to all entrants Fun for the whole family! Picnic area, free tours of the mansion, nature walks, historic canal. And again this year, we will be holding the show in association with the Mansion's "In the Good Old Summertime" festival. For information and pre-registration contact: Paul Phillips - 610-792-1158 carshow@dvcmg.com or visit our website at http://www.dvcmg.com
 
August 4, 2012 Wolfeboro, NH. - 16th Annual Show Of Dreams
Show of Dreams is a non profit event in support on N.H. High Hopes Foundation.The>Foundation.The featured Marque is the MGB. With 20 classes and trophies, Mega raffle, Regalia, DJ, Vendors, and Concession Contact: Robert Stanley. Email: tickit@yahoo.com. Website: www.BCNH.org.
 
August 3-5, 2012 Forest Grove, OR. - All Triumph Drive-In
32nd Annual All Triumph Drive-In. Join the Portland Triumph Owners’ Association on the beautiful campus of Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon home of Forest Grove Concours d‘Elegance. We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the TR series represented by the prototype 20TS introduced in 1952 which began the TR series. All Triumph cars are welcome. Registration opens August 3rd at 1 p.m. with popular choice judging on August 4th from 9 a.m. to noon, awards ceremony and banquet on the campus later that evening. There will be a reception on Friday, August 3rd at the University. Contact: Frances Grace. Phone: 503-621-3856. Email: 2012ATDI@gmail.com. Website: www.portlandtriumph.org.
 
August 11-12, 2012 Port Perry, ONTARIO. - BRITS ON THE LAKE Classic Motoring Revival
FOURTH ANNUAL “BRITS ON THE LAKE” Classic BRITISH MOTORING REVIVAL EXPANDED weekend to include new activities on SATURDAY AUGUST 11th! ROAD RALLY/TOUR of approximately 90 miles in distance starting mid-day and circumnavigating Lake Scugog and a LAKE CRUISE with Dinner and Dance in the evening. FEATURED MARQUE: MG CARS in celebration of the 50th Anniversary for the FAB MGB! EVENT THEME: “STEP BACK IN TIME – GOODWOOD STYLE” - The Revival will be a magical step back in time, a unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of classic British motoring set in the romantic time capsule offered by the historic Port Perry streetscape. AWARDS - First three finishers in each class plus two CLUB PRIZES: The NIGEL SHIFTRIGHT AWARD going to the Club having the most members in attendance and The AMBASSADORS AWARD for the club with the best Club Display. PHOTO CONTEST and VIDEO CONTEST JUDGING: This is a ‘PEOPLES CHOICE’ judged show. Contact: Bob DeShane. Phone: 705-878-5422. Email: brits@britsonthelake.com. Website: www.britsonthelake.com.
 
August 9-12, 2012 Somerset, NJ. - Healey Encounter 2012
The Austin-Healey Sports & Touring Club is holding its 35th Annual Encounter at the Plaza in Somerset, NJ. All Healey owners and enthusiasts are invited to participate in a full schedule of activities including a rally, gynkhana, funkhana, valve cover races, charity auction and tech sessions. This year, the 60th anniversary of the Austin-Healey, we are pleased to have Gerry Coker, the designer of the original Austin-Healey 100 attend. Details and registration details are found at the club's website: www.austin-healey-stc.org. Contact: Steve Feld. Phone: --. Email: stevenergy@optonline.net.
 
August 26, 2012 Rochester, NY. - UK Car Day IV
The Greater Rochester Triumph Touring Club and the Webster Lions Club are presenting UK Car Day IV on Sunday August 26, 2012, 10:00 to 4:00. UK Car Day is the only All-British Car Show in Western N.Y. The show field is a scenic, riverside location within Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, New York. We are excited about the return of the band, Paulsen, Baker and Garvey, an acoustic trio that has been entertaining audiences for 35 years. Come and join he fun! For more details and directions, go to ukcarday.com Contact: Ned Paulsen. Phone: 585-749-4097. Email: nedpaulsen@aol.com. Website: ukcarday.com.
 
September 7-8, 2012 Fayetteville, AR. - Brits in the Ozarks
All British car and bike show. Contact: David Freeman. Phone: 417-206-4039. Email: dlfreeman@cableone.net. Website: www.britishironnwa.org.
 
September 8, 2012 Bridgewater, NJ. - FALLFEST 2012
Fallfest is our annual event held at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, NJ. The beautiful setting holds over 150 cars. There are trophies for three places in 24 classes, including Best in Show. This is by popular vote of the registered attendees. Dash plaques for all those registered. Registration is $15.oo if preregistered. We will have a food vendor and parts vendors as well. Always a beautiful day at FALLFEST Contact: Larry Gersten. Phone: 908-879-3993. Email: austhealey@aol.com.
 
September 9, 2012 Palatine, IL. - Chicagoland British Car Festival
The event is a celebration, not a show…. A come as you are party for British cars and their lovers. All owners and fans are welcome. You don't even have to have a car entered to enjoy the Festival. This is the largest British themed car show of its kind in the Midwest with over 500 British cars, auto parts vendors as well as food and entertainment. The event is FREE to the viewing public! For driving directions, contacts, and a registration form please visit our website at www.britishcarunion.com. On line registration is available. Contact: Jack Feldman. Phone: 630-515-0377. Email: qualitas.jack@gmail.com.
 
September 15, 2012 Ocean Grove, NJ. - 15th Annual Brits on the Beach
15th Annual British Car Day at Historic Ocean Grove, NJ on Saturday, Sept. 15th. Presented by the Positive Earth Driver's Club. Judging by participants choice, dash plaques for the first 130 cars, Awards and Classes determined by pre-Registration. Walk the Ocean Boardwalk just 2 blocks from the show field. Have lunch at one of Ocean Grove’s many cafes and restaurants. Stroll the Main Ave. business district and check out the town’s antique dealers, gift shops, clothing stores and other businesses. Tour the area and see the historic Great Hall, quaint Tent City and the many Victorian Hotels, Inns and other buildings. This is the one car show your wife will want to come to! The show will go on rain or shine. Contact: Bob Canfield. Phone: 732-620-2378. Email: show@pedc.org. Website: www.pedc.org.
 
September 15-16, 2012 Arvada, CO. - Colorado English Motoring Conclave & Ride the Rockies
The Colorado Conclave and Ride the Rockies Tour, Arvada, Colorado, September 15th and 16th. The largest and best-known British motoring event in the Rocky Mountains. This year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the MG-B to America. We should have over 500 British vehicles joining the Ride the Rockies Tour and the Colorado English Motoring Conclave car show. First organized in 1983 by the Denver metro area British car clubs, this event encourages participation by anything English from rusting heaps to everyday drivers and Concours "as they came out of the factory" examples. Email us at: scstory@comcast.net. Contact: Scott Story. Phone: 303-755-1426. Email: healeyhundred@comcast.net. Website: http://www.thecoloradoconclave.com/.
 
September 28-29, 2012 West Windsor, NJ. - Out of the Woodwork
TVR Club of North America Presents Out of the Woodwork at Mercer Co Park NJ. 10am-until All foreign marques welcome Pre-registration $15 or $20 day of show Food on site Dash plaques/awards Contact: Tony Hess. Phone: 610-346-9026. Email: aghbop@aol.com. Website: tvrccna.org.
 
September 29, 2012 Bel Air - Rocks State Park, MD. - 33rd Annual MG's On The Rocks
If you love British cars this is the place to be the last Saturday in September. The Rocks State Park 4H Camp is an excellent country setting in rural Harford County, MD. Bring a picnic basket or purchase your lunch at the show and join the MGs of Baltimore for what has always been a superb show. Bring your parts shopping list for your ongoing renovation projects or your Christmas wish list for shirts and books. See you at the Rocks! Our Regular Features The things that have brought British car drivers back year after year will be there: - A field full of British cars in a casual park setting - Lots of vendors of new and used parts. - A great selection of various British cars for sale. - An unlimited supply of expertise on whatever technical or restoration problem you have. - Classic British Invasion Era Music - Loaded Pit Beef Sandwiches! - A wide range of classes for awards for all British Marques. Put your car on the field! Although we have many beautiful cars, this is very much a come as you are gathering. Only owners of cars on the field can vote. New Things This Year The 2012 MGs on the Rocks will have a special emphasis on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the MGB. Things To Remember Pre-register! as awards (normally 3 for a class) are based on Pre-registration as is the receipt of a dash plaque. Plus you can drive right past that long line of on site registrants! Important times: The field opens at 9:00 a.m., all vendors should be in place by 10:00 a.m. Voting is closed at 2:00. Awards will take place on the show field as soon after 3:00 as vote counting allows. Sorry, no pets please, Park Rules. Lodging is available at Exit 77A of I-95, Days Inn – 410 671-9990 Comfort Inn – 410 679-0770 Best Western – 410 679-9700 Contact: Jack Long. Phone: 202-746-8252. Email: jackandlizlong@comcast.net. Website: www.mgsofbaltimore.com.
 
October 6, 2012 Winona Lake , IN. - Fall Out 2012
Sixth Year Event for all British Cars and modes of transportation, Boats welcome! Show set along the lake canal in an artisan village with unique shops and restaurants, this show is gaining notoriety in the Midwest as one of the favorite shows of the year. See web site for judging classes, and Miller Award of Excellence for best and most notable restoration at show. Show from 10am to 3pm Contact: Bruce Woodward. Phone: 574-551-1133. Email: nilbmc@gmail.com. Website: http://www.nilbmc.org/FALLOUT_2011.html.
 
October 19-20, 2012 Fairhope, AL. - 2012 British Car Festival
Join the South Alabama British Car Club for the 22nd Annual British Car Festival, celebrating 50 years of the MGB. Sponsored by MINI of Pensacola, the Festival is held on the south lawn of Faulkner State Community College, just blocks from scenic downtown Fairhope, a quaint village on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. The Festival is open to all British marques. A pre-show dinner for all registrants and guests will be held at historic Dahlgren Hall on the FSCC campus on the 19th. Please visit www.sabcc.org for show details and registration information. Contact: Michael King. Phone: --. Email: mdkgator@bellsouth.net. Website: www.sabcc.org.
 
October 20, 2012 Mt. Pleasant, SC. - British Car Day
The event will feature food, music, vendors, and a silent auction. There will be 40 judging classes. Pre-registration is $30. The show supports Garrett Academy's auto collision body shop. Contact: Dennis Wunsch. Phone: 843-696-0910. Email: HD1CH@aol.com. Website: britishcarclubcharleston.com.
 
October 27, 2012 Safety Harbor, Florida, FL. - 26th Annual All British Field Meet (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
This event is one of the largest All British car shows in the Southeast. Safety Harbor is a quaint little town on Old Tampa Bay with many shops and restaurants. Join us Friday evening 10/26/2012 for a Meet and Greet. The show on Saturday 10/27/2012 will once again be held on Main Street. Over 200 British motorcars and cycles will be on display. Mini is the featured marque. For details and a registration form visit our website, www.tbahc.com. Website is updated regularly with more show info so check back often. Contact: Ron Swiger. Phone: 321-278-4973. Email: rswiger3000@tampabay.rr.com.
 
October 28-November 2, 2012 Galveston, TX. - VTR National Convention
Annual Vintage Triumph Register National Convention. We are expecting over 350 cars and even more vintage car enthusiasts at this years convention. Please visit the Texas Triumoh Register website for more detail reservation and event information. www.texastriumphregister.org Contact: Hal Sharp. Phone: 713-844-0062. Email: h-dsharp@sbcglobal.net.
 
August 11, 2012 - August 12, 2112 Alden, MI. - Alden Classic Sports Car Show
Our annual sports car show is held each August in the town of Alden, Michigan. We welcome all sports cars and all marquees, but no hot rods or kit cars. Saturday, we have a tour aroung beautiful Torch Lake and a picnic, and Sunday is our show, beginning with registration at 9 am, show opens from 10am - 3:30pm, then awards. Come and join us in beautiful Northern Michigan. There is shopping, casinos, water sports, and fun! To see pictures of the 2011 show go to: http://public.fotki.com/DonaldL/alden-classic-sport-3/ Contact: John Russell. Phone: 231-883-1588. Email: tcphoto@aol.com. Website: twinbaybrits.com.
 

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