The 55th Anniversary of the Braille Rallye on 22 July was a success despite the heat advisory. It was hot, and the beauty of the shady course that Todd Wells and Ken Stepka laid out for us was perfect for a drive in an MG. The drive down the tree covered back roads in and around Clifton was the best way to spend a hot Saturday afternoon. Our sight impaired navigators and our MG drivers had a great time. If you were not able to join us this year, please try again next year. The Braille Rallye is one of the most rewarding events that our Club does every year for the last 55 years!!
Looking ahead to September, please note the great deal for showing your car at the Virginia Scottish Games British Car and Motorcycle Show on the weekend of 2-3 September. Registration is $25, can be paid on the day of the event and includes two tickets to the Scottish Games!
Also, Vintage Restorations have just announced their 2017 Open House and Car Show for 9 September. John Tokar is a real asset to our classic car community and host for the Original British Car Show in June. Great opportunity to visit one of the best restoration shops in our community. Don’t miss the scale model stream trains!!
Our annual Test Drive at Bull Run Park is on 24 September. 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. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to drive other classic cars.
Please note, I am excited to announce that the Tech Session on 23 September has been cancelled in lieu of the John Twist Technical Session on 7 October in advance of our Hunt Country Classic British Car Show on 8 October. See Jim Spurgeon’s article in this issue.
** Club or corporate sponsor event. All days on Saturday unless noted.
**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 email@example.com or 540-931-7426 so that we can advise The Irish Inn on our numbers. See www.irishinnglenecho.com.
27-30 Aug – Put-in-Bay Road Race Revival, Put-in-Bay, Ohio. See www.pibroadrace.com for more details.
2-3 Sep – Virginia Scottish Games British Car and Motorcycle Show. Join other British Car and motorcycle owners at the Scottish Games for piping, dancing and haggis and a great show of British cars and motorcycles. Great deal - Registration includes a two adult passes for the two-day event. Show held at the grounds at Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198. On-line registration at www.vascottishgames.org/CarShow.html.
**9 Sep – 2017 Open House and Free Car Show – Vintage Restorations Ltd., 52 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD 21791, 10-3pm. Tours of shop and scale model railroad demonstrations will be part of the day. See www.vintagerestorationsltd.com or call 410-775-0500 for more details.
16 Sep – 42nd Edgar Rohr Memorial Antique Car Meet - Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas, VA 20111. This is an AACA judged event. Hours: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Car registration 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Pre-registration is $15, $20 day of the show. More information at www.bullrunaaca.org.
**24 Sep – Test Drive – Bull Run Park. Contact Charlie Scott firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
**30 Sept - Board of Director’s meeting - The Irish Inn, Glen Echo, MD, 11 AM-1 PM. Open to all membership. Please contact Mark Hanna at email@example.com or 540-931-7426 so that we can advise The Irish Inn on our numbers. See www.irishinnglenecho.com.
C ya on the road!!