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THE GENERATOR
Club Activities At-A-Glance

We had a great turnout for the Original British Car Day, it was great to see so many of our members in attendance and receiving so many awards, in the MG and other classes.

We also had a great turnout at the Tech Session - What we can learn from vintage British racing cars. We had at least 9 MGs leaving from Manassas, a few deviated to re-run the route from last year, the majority opted for getting to Kevin’s farm of buildings holding MGs but several other classic cars, scooters, parts and pieces including a stainless steel commode and sink combo from a prison. Everything, including the prison commode had a past and a future, some saved from the crusher. We saw several racecars, observed some special racecar features and possible application to our cars. We got to see works-in-progress and Mike was able to show us a few historic race-cars in his collection. Thank you Kevin, Mike and Jim for making this a great tech session.

The 55th Anniversary of the Braille Rallye is planned for 22 July. Please help us celebrate our 55th year in cooperation with the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind for this great event. Our Braille Rallye may be one of the longest continually held event by any MG car club. Its worthy goals have been replicated by many clubs. If you have driven in this event in previous years, you know it to be a unique and rewarding experience.

Todd and assisted by Ken Stepka, have planned an interesting run that must to be pre-driven, tested and refined before the directions are re-written in braille and large print for our navigators. The route covers some beautiful back-roads in and around Clifton and is navigated by our visually impaired navigators. Many of our club members and navigators have done this event for several years and look forward to a day out in one of our classic cars. Last year we added, Best Car and Best Horn awards as determined by our navigators. If you have attended this event before, you know what I mean when I say you will never forget it.

Also coming up in mid August is our annual Test Drive at Bull Run Park on 19 August. This event is joined by our friends at the Capital Triumph Register and is a unique one-of-kind opportunity to drive other MGs and Triumphs on a closed circuit at Bull Run park. Always a good time to meet some Triumph owners and drive some special MGs and Triumphs.

**8 Jul—Board of Director’s meeting - The Irish Inn, Glen Echo, MD, 11 AM-1 PM. Open to all membership. Please contact Mark Hanna at markhanna09@gmail.com or 540-931-7426 so that we can advise The Irish Inn on our numbers. See www.irishinnglenecho.com.

8 Jul – British Invade Gettysburg – The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, 1863 Gettysburg Village Dr. Gettysburg, PA 17325. No judging, no prizes, just lots of fun. Pre-Registration by June 17. See www.lancomgclub.com.

**22 Jul – 55th Annual Braille Rallye, Burke Lake Park, Clifton Va. Bruke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039.

**5 Aug—Board of Director’s meeting - The Irish Inn, Glen Echo, MD, 11 AM-1 PM. Open to all membership. Please contact Mark Hanna at markhanna09@gmail.com or 540-931-7426 so that we can advise The Irish Inn on our numbers. See www.irishinnglenecho.com.

**19 August – Test Drive – Bull Run Park. Contact Charlie Scott atseascott@cox.net or 703-863-8707. Directions: I-66 West to Exit 52, Rt 29 South. Two miles south on Rt 29 turn right onto Bull Run Post Office Road and follow signs to the special events center.

C ya on the road!!

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