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British by the Sea

 

Welcome to the Connecticut MG Club!

 

Since 1987 the Connecticut MG Club a non-profit British car-loving club based in Connecticut. The club is run solely by volunteers to promote interest in and help foster preservation of MGs and other vintage British motor cars. We are an affiliated chapter of NE MGT Register the North American MGA Register and the North American MGB Register as well as the Connecticut Councils of Car Clubs. Our over 250 members own and appreciate every kind of MG, from the early MG-TCs, TDs and TFs to MGAs, MGBs, MGB-GTs , MGC, MGCGT, Midgets and Magnets. Some members are multi-MG owners, some are devoted to their one special car, and others are still looking for that perfect MG with which to fall in love. But you don't have to own an MG to join. Some members just enjoy the club camaraderie, without the trials and tribulations of ownership while others enjoy group gatherings for tech sessions and help on other member's cars. All British car enthusiasts are welcome to join the Connecticut MG Club. People join our club for many reasons. There is a core group of members who enjoy the personal club fellowship and attend almost every meeting and event. We gather monthly for club meetings at Farrel's Restaurant, Rte 66, Portland, and we have five Regional Groups that meet at other times in various places for ice cream, pizza and lunches. Others can't make it to the meetings, but enjoying supporting the club and getting the Mowog News, the monthly club magazine or attending the various runs, rallies, and dinners the club sponsors. The club's major event is the British by the Sea, a show we host each year on the first Sunday in June. The event, held at Harkness Park in Waterford, CT attracts 300 British cars of all kinds, and is one of the region's most popular car shows. Enjoy our website, and send us an email if you'd like more information about our club. You'll find a wealth of technical expertise and experience among our members, and we are always happy to welcome new MG enthusiasts. Join us. Click here for a membership form.

 

CT MG Club Philanthopy Endeavors

The Connecticut MG Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting its member’s enjoyment of the MG marque of LBCs (Little British Cars). MG, which stands for Morris Garages, was established in 1924 in Oxford, England and continued production of models of both Saloons (sedans) and Sports Cars until 1980.
Since 1987 the Connecticut MG Club has been a great place for owners of all MGs and people who like MGs to meet, greet, have tech sessions and show their cars. We have more than 250 members, and cars in the club include a wide variety of models, from sedans to the classic MG-TD, MG-TF to the popular MGA, MG Midget, MGB, MGB-GT and MGC. We gather monthly in Portland for club meetings and we have five Regional Groups that meet at other times in various places for local activities.
The Connecticut MG Club hosts an annual gathering and car show at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford.  The event, known as British By The Sea, provides an opportunity for more than 325 LBC lovers to meet to show off their beloved British cars, trucks and motorcycles.  All the famous British Marques are represented in more than 30 classes including not only many models of MGs, but also such famous marques as Triumph, Jaguar, Austin Healey, TVR, Cooper, Riley, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Lotus, Land Rover, etc. and motorcycles such as Triumph, Norton and BSA.

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
As a nonprofit organization, the CT MG Club uses much of the proceeds from British By The Sea, the club’s only fundraising event, to support a variety of activities and charitable organizations throughout our communities in Connecticut. 
In appreciation of the Harkness Memorial State Park, which provides a beautiful, functional setting for British By The Sea, the club makes a sizeable donation to the park, earmarked for restoration and upkeep of the Harkness Estate’s magnificent and famous gardens.  In addition, the club sponsors an annual “Planting Day” in the Spring during which club members spend a full day working in the gardens in conjunction with the park’s Superintendent, with the club providing plants and flowers and prepares a section of the gardens.

The club has a standing Charity Committee which each year reviews suggestions from members and recommends charitable donations. Donations made by the CT MG CLUB in the last five years have included:
● Melanoma Research (multiple donations)
● Food Haven
● Shoreline Soup Kitchen
● Connecticut Food Bank (multiple donations)
● American Red Cross – Connecticut Chapter, disaster relief
● Americares
● Connecticut Children’s Place
●Klingberg Family Center – multiple sponsorships of the annual Klingberg Auto Show,     with the CT MG Club sponsorship earmarked for support of an automobile vocational shop for handicapped youth
● Waterford Country School – Christmas gifts for special needs children brought by club members to the club’s annual holiday party (multiple donations)
● Waterford Country School – contribution to help construct a gymnasium-activity center for special needs children
● Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – sponsorship of "Rallye for a Cure".

Rev. 12.2013