We had a good turn out at the Club meet-up before The Original British Car Day on Sunday 2 June in Mt Airy. The meet-up provided a great opportunity to regroup and refresh before the final couple of miles to the show and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. It was a very nice show at Serra Valley Farms; the Chesapeake Chapter of the MGT Register always does a great job hosting this event.
If you are attended the MGA Register GT 44, in Dubuque, IA or the MGB Register MG2019, in Traverse City, MI, I hope you had a good trip. Please send us a few photos if you can. Chris Kintner is always looking for photos and a report if possible for future issues of the Spark.
By the time you read this, we will have completed our first visit to the Armed Forces Retirement Home on 29 June. This was a new event for our club and I’m sure it will be a great success especially for our service members in residence.
Long time member John Tokar of Vintage Restoration is hosting a Swap Meet on 30 Jun at Vintage Restoration. This will be a rain or shine event. Bring your own table, tent, or canopy. Vendor cost will be $5 to cover rent-a-toilet. Please contact John Tokar. Details below.
We have three very exciting events in July including our 57th Annual Braille Rallye and an Overnight to Stanton VA.
Last year’s 56th Braille Rallye was nearly a washout with heavy rains most of the day. However, last year’s event may have been the most memorable for the fortitude of our navigators and the three MGs that ran in the event. We still had a great bar-b-que and the traditional cake. Please join us for the 57th Annual Braille Rallye, on Saturday 20 July. If you can’t bring your MG, please join us anyway for the celebration and bar-b-que. Volunteers to monitor the Braille Rallye check points and other minor duties are always needed. Please contact Ken Stepka, details below. The experience of this traditional and unique event is awe-inspiring.
Our Overnights Committee has planned an Overnight trip to Staunton, VA on 30-31 July. They have planned a great drive and have booked a block of rooms for “The MG Car Club” at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton VA (www.stonewalljacksonhotel.com), (540) 885-4848, for Tuesday, 30 July ($156.00 per night, including parking and breakfast for 2). If you would like to come along, we suggest you ‘do not delay’ to reserve your room! Full details will follow later in the Spark.
**As with all our events, your attendance makes our events worthwhile. There is no requirement or expectation for you to drive your MG. Any mode of transportation; including modern cars are most welcomed.
** Club or corporate sponsor event. All events on Saturday unless noted.
**Jun 29 – MGCCWDCC Drive to Armed Forces Retirement Home - Armed Forces Retirement Home (140 Rock Creek Church Rd., N.W. & Upshur Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011). We’ll meet at the Front Gate at 9 a.m. Please confirm your attendance by June 21 to Alphonso Stewart or Ed Johannemann.
Jun 30 – Swap Meet at Vintage Restorations. 52 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791. John Tokar has invited us to a swap meet. This will be a rain or shine event. Bring items you want to sell or swap, your own table, tent or canopy. Vendor coast will be $5 to cover cost of rent-a-toilet. Please contact John Tokar at Jtokar51@verison.net , (410)775-0500.
**Jul 13 - MGCCWDCC 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 numbers.
Jul 14-15 – Pittsburg Vintage Grand Prix, Vintage Races see www.pvgp.org for full schedule. British Car Show, Saturday, 14 July.
**Jul 20 – MGCCWDCC 57th Annual Braille Rallye, Burke Lake Park, Clifton Va. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039. Drivers and volunteers, please contact Ken Stepka.
**Jul 30, 31 (Tuesday-Wednesday) – MGCCWDCC Overnight to Staunton Va. A block of rooms have been booked for “The MG Car Club” at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton VA (www.stonewalljacksonhotel.com),(540) 885 4848, for the night of Tuesday 30 July ($156.00 per night, including parking and breakfast for two). Do not delay’ reserve your room! Depart Wendy’s Manassas at 9AM. Full details will follow later in the Spark. POC: Steve Boyce.
**Aug 3 - MGCCWDCC 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 numbers.
C ya on the road!!