May has arrived, temperatures are milder, the daffodils are in bloom and the pollen is turning everything a pale shade of green.
April was a busy month with vintage racing at Virginia International Raceway, the Williamsburg British and European Car Show, Spring Carlisle, our Spring Tune-Up Tech-Session and the Triumph Register’s Britain on the Green car show.
Speaking of the Tech-Session, if you weren’t there you missed another good one with Randy Shuck providing some great tips, tricks and demonstrations. Several club members received help addressing issues with their MGs. One of the clever tips that struck me was that the free, long paint stirrers from Home Depot are nearly identical to the wooden seat rail spacers in the MGB! Now there’s a useful and inexpensive replacement tip! Zora’s coffee and treats were, well, a treat too! Please see Mark Hanna’s article about this event elsewhere in this issue.
May brings the Jefferson 500 at Summit Point Raceway and the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals in Carlisle, PA. Both are fun events well worth your time.
At the Jefferson 500, you can watch vintage MGs racing their contemporaries, wander around the paddock, admire the race cars up close and talk to their drivers. Bring a picnic or visit the track vendors, it all makes for a great day. It’s also a great opportunity to get some great still shots and action photographs as well.
The Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals is a monumental, 17 acre automotive extravaganza. Hundreds of vendors of new and used items, for-sale car corral, car show and more. See their website for more information at carlisleevents.com.