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Activities Director


April has been a whirlwind of activities capped by Britain on the Green on Sunday, 29 April. I hope to see many of you at Gunston Hall.

We had a great turn out for the hands-on tech session at the garage of Randy and Zora Shuck on Saturday, 21 April. More later in a the Spark.

Calendar notes:

Some of you may have noticed a 12 May date on our calendar for either the Braille Rallye or Test Drive. We have decided NOT to move either of those activities to that date. Sorry for any confusion, we have deleted that placeholder from the calendar.

Second calendar note about the Moss Motors Motorfest in June. I have confirmed with Moss Motors that they hold the Motorfest event every other year so I have moved that event to 2019.

Calendar announcement! Member Edward Johannemann has invited the Club to his house for a Patriotic Picnic at Mount Vernon on Saturday, 14 July. The general plan is to meet-up at Mount Vernon at 9 am, tour the mansion, then have a picnic/cook-out at Ed’s house, quite nearby. Please contact me if you are interested. Full details in the June Spark.

** Club or corporate sponsor event.

Sunday 29 Apr - The Britain on the Green at Gunston Hall Plantation, Lorton VA. Always a great show hosted by our friends at the Capital Triumph Register for 21 years! 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA 22079. See for registration details.

**5 May - 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 ( on our numbers.

18-20 May - The Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals - Carlisle, PA. This exciting event welcomes Imported vehicles from around the world as well as domestics, kit cars, motorcycles and trucks and high-end performance vehicles. See for details.

May 19-21 - Jefferson 500 - Vintage Racing at Summit Point Raceway. Spectators always welcome. See for details.

**2 Jun - 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 ( on our numbers.

**3 Jun - The 41st Annual Original British Car Day. Sunday, from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. Rain or Shine. More information and online registration available at

9 Jun - BritFest - BritFest is being staged at the Maryland Polo Club grounds in Jarrettsville, MD on Saturday, June 9th 2018 from 11.00 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. to coincide with Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday and will include cultural samplings and tastings not only from England, but also Scotland, Ireland and Wales; essentially the event is designed to bring together “all things British” including the food, the beer, the crafts, the sports and the activities, as well as the cars and the music. More information at www.britfest2018.

13-16 Jun - GT-43 - Richmond, VA. Annual gathering of the North American MGA Register (NAMGAR). See for details and registration information.

16 Jun - 7th Annual British Car Show at The Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, 10 am to 4 pm, Mt. Airy Fire Department Fairgrounds, 1003 Twin Arch Road Mt. Airy, MD 21771. Open to all British marques; No age limitations! $10 Car Show Registration (to be donated to charity), 2 FREE Adult Festival Admission for each British car registered, Dash plaques for first 50 cars. Registration day of show only! For more information: Don Dean 301-663-8591. See for details.

18-22 Jun - MG2018 - Gettysburg. Annual gathering of the North American MGB Register (NAMGBR). See for registration and Steve Boyce’s article in the April Spark for details on a Club member caravan.

**14 July - Club Patriotic Picnic in Mount Vernon, hosted by Edward Johannemann. More details in next issue.

C ya on the road!!


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