Test Drive 2017
The Club’s annual Test Drive event is scheduled for September 24, 2017, from 09:00 to 12:00 in the Special Events Center area of Bull Run Regional Park, a property of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, in Centreville, VA.
If you’ve ever wanted to drive a classic British car … other than your own ... this is your opportunity to do so, and that opportunity is only limited by your attendance and whoever else attends. Our brethren in the A & T clubs are welcome and we’ve invited our friends in the Capital Triumph Register to join us again this year so your choice of “other than your own” could include a GT6, Spitfire, TR6, TR7, TR8 (or whatever else the TR folks bring with them), in addition to a MGA, Midget, T-series, or just another version of your MGB (the most commonly owned car in our Club). In previous years we’ve had members/participants bring other types of cars such as a Factory Five Cobra, Jaguar XJ8, and Porsche 911.
The way this works is after brief opening remarks to welcome everyone and explain how little structure there is to this event we’ll ask everyone to introduce themselves and their cars and then pair up for a little reciprocal driving (i.e., you drive mine, I drive yours). Provided one of my two roadworthy MGs (74 Midget or 78 B) will start after a long period of neglect (hey, I was occupied with something more important) I’ll bring one of them, and if not a 2014 Prius wearing MG Car Club Washington DC Centre license surrounds front and back.
We’ve reserved the special events sections of Bull Run Park where we have about a mile and a half out & back, and other than the occasional non-British car we pretty much have the road to ourselves. There is a speed limit (and that is highlighted in our contract with the park), so we won’t be racing up and down the road, but rather a chance to work through the gears in a car similar to, but ultimately different than your own. There may also be some other traffic on the access road preparing for an event the next day. Please make sure you have proof of insurance in your car -- just in case anyone asks (e.g., law enforcement) because we told the park that ALL of the cars will be legally licensed and registered (hence insured) to drive on public roads.
To get to Bull Run take exit 52 off I-66 and go approximately 2 miles South on Route 29. Turn left on Bull Run Post Office Road and follow the signs to the Special Events Center -- we’ll be set-up in an area just off the main road so look for a growing collection of classic British cars.
If you have any questions you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-863-8707, and at that number the day of the event. Look forward to seeing you there!