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  • #236096
    Tom Vilardi
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    @vilardi

    While I don’t intend to actually enter my TDr for any judging, here’s a handful of MG or English Car shows for the folks who live in the northern portion of the Garden State.


    May 7th – Succasanna NJ – Brit Fest – sponsored by the MG Club of Central NJ:
    Join us for the first British car show of the new driving season in the Mid Atlantic area. Featured: MGB and MGC-GTs. Held at beautiful Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, NJ 07876. Vendors $25 per space. Cars $15 thru 4/15 and $20 after. Info: Charles Tregidgo 201-791-6675 or e-mail: tregidgolaw@gmail.com. Website: http://www.www.mgccnj.org

    June 5th – Clinton NJ – 21st Red Mill British Car Day:
    Sponsored by the Austin Healey Sport and Touring Club to benefit the Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809 site of the show. Info and application: Steve Feld e-mail: stevenergy@optonline.net.

    October 23 – Sussex County NJ – Route 206 – Start at Yetter’s Diner – N. American Cecil Kimber Run:
    A British car tour thru the beautiful Skylands region of northwest New Jersey at peak foliage season with lunch and few surprises on route. Celebrating the founder of the MG marque. Open to all British cars classic and modern. Information contact: Richard Miller 908-713-6251, e-mail mgdriversclub@hotmail.com or website: http://www.mgdriversclub.com.

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

    #267834
    davearoy
    Participant

    @davearoy

    How well has your your TDr has been accepted in the various NJ British Car Shows? The MG Car Cub of the Tampa Bay, Fl area, has put me in the “Special Interest Class Section” of the British Car Shows here. I can participate in all events, but I can not be considered able to be judged for Show Awards. The so called “Purist MG People” still snub their nose at my TDr, but I have pretty much been accepted by all.

    Safety Fast with a VW Roar………….

    Dave

    Dave
    Lakeland, Florida, where we drive Topless every day

    #267835
    Tom Vilardi
    Participant

    @vilardi

    Hi Dave,

    I joined the Central Jersey Club because it meets nearby and I like all types of MG’s and English cars in general.  Call me lazy but right now I don’t have the time nor inclination to deal with 65+ year old car issues.  I like the “grab and go” aspect of the BCW ’52 and so far have been able to fix most things by getting parts at NAPA.
    I also joined the MG Drivers Club (NJ) because I wanted to be notified about their events.
    Neither club requires that you have an “MG”… so I leave it at that.
    Not worried about the purist MG snobs – I’d ask them how many times they actually get to go out and enjoy (and not have to worry about) their car after having spent at least 4 times what I paid.
    Cars should be used regularly and enjoyed.  I have more respect for a guy with a daily driver 70’s Toyota Land Cruiser with worn paint and some rust than for the guy in his “has never seen the rain” Mercedes Gullwing.
    My car is 30 years old now and one of the previous owners must have let it sit outside for a long time, so it has a certain amount of patina.  I’ve done my best to get rid of the obnoxious 1980’s GM stuff in it, and so far 99.9% of the folks think it’s a TD from the 50’s.  After a while you get tired of explaining and just tell them that it is. 
    I don’t think I’d ever enter it into a show (it looks too much lake a well worn daily driver), so I’d rather just go, park in the regular lot and let folks stand around scratching their heads wondering why it’s not on the grass with all the other antiques.
    Tom        

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

    #267836
    Tom Vilardi
    Participant

    @vilardi

    Reminder that Britfest in Succasunna NJ is this Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 to 3:00.  

    There is no “special-interest” or other “non-tin TD” categories from what I can tell, but I will be driving my “MG TD Mark 3” there and park with all the other regular folks to check out the cars on the lawn.
    I know there’s a fellow in Sussex County who posts here and perhaps another lurker or two nearby.
    Not too far a drive for me from Essex to Morris Counties… even with the dubious decades old Roadking Grenadiers I’m sporting now… thank goodness for that spare mounted on the back!


    Be well my friends!

    Tom

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

    #267837
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    wish I could make it up for that but I am slammed: neither the car, the garden, nor the 4-post lift is yet ready for action. All needs doin’, along with a dump run, an oil change on the truck and probably a half dozen other chores I can’t even remember right now. Dang!

    #267838
    Tom Vilardi
    Participant

    @vilardi

    2016 Britfest Roxbury Twp. NJ.  Rainy day but three T’s came out, a bunch of modern Jaguars (in this photo) and a big Healey “working restoration” in the distance (lots of B’s some A’s and other’s too). Dorve over 65 miles round-trip top down (stopped after 10 miles to get at least one wiper working) and scored a matching wind-wing from a suttler!

    Parked off the grass with the “regular” cars, but watched countless people leave the “concourse grass” to check out our “mystery” TD.  
    At one point (wen we were back with the car) an older (we think T-owing) couple came over and the wife remaked that our car was better than theirs because we had a gas guage and the other guages were easier to read.  The husband looked at the GM column and asked if it was incorporated from an MGB.  I told them there were alot of incorporated “bits and bobs” and left it at that.  Awesome newspaper-wrapped Fish & Chips van!  Good time had by all!
    Tom
       

         

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

    #267839
    Tom Vilardi
    Participant

    @vilardi

    And here’s our “mystery TD” as we went home.

    Tom Vilardi
    BCW Model 52
    South Orange NJ

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