We had two great events in March, several MGs making the Winter Romp and very strong attendance at London Auto. Steve Boyce organized a great drive with lunch at the Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill. It was a beautiful drive through the Virginia countryside covered, as it turned out with the season’s last snow.
The Tech Session at London Auto had more than 44 members attending, as always our best attended tech event. Nick Vadala, proprietor of London Auto Services and Dave Shillerstrom gave us a great run-down of an MGB that was largely in good shape, but still had some areas that needed attention. I learned about harmonized drive shafts.
The spring show season is fast approaching so some action on your part may be needed. Pre-registration is now available on-line for Britain on the Green whilst The Williamsburg European Car Show is mail only preregistration. The Original British Car Day will have on-line registration soon. See details below and register now for these shows.
We had planned an April Hands-on tech session, now cancelled, because Mr. MG. John Twist will be taking up temporary residence in our area during the last week of April and the first week of May. He makes his services available to members of the Chesapeake T Register as well as our members who may wish to have John perform service on their cars. If you would like John to work on your car (and who wouldn’t!!) during late April and early May, you should contact Randy Shuck who can help schedule time with John.
Kevin O’Grince at Artisan Auto Body, host of a recent tech session, has invited us to a Cars and Wine show on 27 April in Delaplane, VA. Artisan is co-hosting with NOVA Subarus and tells us we would be most welcome to attend. Details to follow.
** Club or corporate sponsor event. All events on Saturday unless noted.
Apr 5-7 - Vintage Racing Group – 17th Annual Wild Hare Run, Virginia International Speedway. The best in vintage racing with many MGs already registered. See www.vrgonline.org for details.
**Apr 6 - Board of Director’s Meeting - The Irish Inn, Glen Echo, MD, 11 AM-1 PM. Open to all membership. Please contact Mark Hanna so that we can advise The Irish Inn (www.irishinnglenecho.com) on our number.
Late April – early May dates TBD – Mr. MG John Twist at the home of Randy Shuck. If you want John to work on your car during this time, you should contact Randy Shuck, who can help schedule time with John.
**Apr 15 – Classic Car Center 12th Annual Swap Meet and Car Corral – 9 AM – 3 PM, Classic Car Center, 3591 Lee Hill Dr., Fredericksburg, VA. Annual Free event held by one of our corporate friends and classic car service providers. See www.classiccarcenter.net for details.
Apr 27 - Cars and Wine, 11am-3pm. All cars welcomed. Artisan Auto Body co-host. Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery, 5535 Blue Valley Way, Delaplane, VA
Apr 27 - Treasured Motorcar Services Spring Open House & Car Show. 9am-2pm. 3051 Monroe Street, Manchester, MD 21102, www.treasuredmotorcars.com.
Apr 28 (Sunday) - Britain on the Green British Car Show at Gunston Hall Plantation, Lorton VA. Always a great show hosted by our friends at the Capital Triumph Register. 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA 22079. See www.capitaltriumphregister.com/bog/ for registration details.
May 4 – 20th Annual Williamsburg British & European Car Show hosted by the Williamsburg British Car Club, Revolution Golf & Grille @ The Shops at High Street 1430 High Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Pre-registration by mail only ends 26 April. Registration will be available on the day at the show field. See www.wmbgbrit.com for registration details.
**May 4 - Board of Director’s Meeting - The Irish Inn, Glen Echo, MD, 11 AM-1 PM. Open to all membership. Please contact Mark Hanna so that we can advise The Irish Inn (www.irishinnglenecho.com) on our number.
**May 11 (TBD) Tech Session at British Standard Motors. 2281 B Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax Virginia. POC Jim Spurgeon.
May 19 - Old Town Festival of Speed & Style. Display your MG along with other rare & exotic cars on the lower three blocks of King Street. This will be enhanced by a presentation of style, fashion & live music provided by over 40+ local merchants via the Old Town Boutique District. The event highlights the unique offerings of the Old Town community – history, architecture, great food, fabulous people, art, style, energy. All proceeds benefit ACT for Alexandria. Admission is free & open to all. See www.festivalspeedstylealex.com for details.
Jun 2 (Sunday) - The 42nd Annual Original British Car Day. Sunday, from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. Rain or Shine. New location: Serra Valley Farms!! Please visit their website at www.serravalleyfarms.com for directions. POC Tom Renda, Chairman. For more information & pre-registration (coming soon) visit at: www.chesapeakechaptermgtclub.com.
Jun 14-16 - Monongahela Melee - Vintage Car Rallye. The Second Annual running of Western PA/OH/WV’s best & most outrageous LOW BUCK ENTHUSIAST vintage car rallye is in the final stages of route planning including all the great roads, food stops, craft breweries & even more “along the way” fun, games & hijinks for this year! See www.monongahelamelee.com for details.
Jun 16 - Sully antique Car Show. Sully Plantation. New this year: Parade of 100-year-old-cars! Car Corral, Live Music, Food Vendors, House Tours, Children’s Activities, Antique Craft & Flea Market. Visit www.gwcmodela.com for details.
Jun 30 (Sunday) - Vintage Restorations Ltd. Antique & Classic Car Swap Meet/Flea Market. Club members are welcome to bring any parts, or cars, that you would like to sell. We have a 2 acre field available for you to display your parts. We ask that you please bring your own tables & tents as needed. A five dollar vendor fee is requested to cover the Porta-Pot cost. You can view our website: www.vintagerestorationsltd.com for directions to our shop. All are welcome & the event will be held rain or shine. Please let me know if you plan to attend.
C ya on the road!!