2017 Spring Tour

2017 SPRING TOUR
LAKES TOUR PART TWO
SATURDAY 3 JUNE, RAIN DATE 4 JUNE

OUR TOUR WILL LEAVE 10 AM FROM FORTNATE CUP
ON WEST AVE SARATOGA SPRINGS AND END AT
EXIT 22 I87 LAKE GEORGE. TOUR IS ABOUT 180
MILES AND ABOUT 5 HOURS LONG.
NICE ROADS
LIGHT TRAFFIC
GREAT VISTAS
MANY LAKES
LUNCH IN TICONDEROGA
GOOD FRIENDS

PLEASE JOIN US
TERI AND BILL

74 mgb

FOR SALE Early 1974 Chrome Bumper MGB ,Dual SU’s, 77,000 mi, nice interior, new tires, oil cooler, alternator, fuel pump and more. Some usual lower front fender rust, otherwise very solid. Paint and black top in fair condition. Runs good, $4,000.00

call 423 2594 or e mail dvtosti@gmail for more info or pix
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British Car Corrals – Vintage Motorsports Festival at Thompson Speedway

Good afternoon,
I am reaching out to invite you and the members of your British car group to the 3rd Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, on June 23-25. This event takes place on our historic 1.7 mile road course, and has quickly become the marquee event of the season for road racing at our facility – featuring 2 days of racing for over 200 vintage race cars ranging from pre-war through to the muscle cars of the 70’s.

This year we are excited to be offering a British Car Corral on Friday, June 24. We are also offering parade laps around the track for the first 30 car corral participants to sign up.

Also available is everything else our facility has to offer including one of the top-rated golf courses in New England, and Bogie’s Ice Cream Stand.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets or car corral spots, please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Theresa Condict
Director of Marketing
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
205 East Thompson Road
Thompson, CT 06277
P: (860) 923-2280 x214
E: theresa@thompsonspeedway.com
W: www.thompsonspeedway.com

ATA – BBMC Maple Syrup Run VI

This from Al Chicolte of the BBMC.

This is BBMC event is alot of fun.

dave

It’s Official !!

21 Days till

MAPLE SYRUP RUN VI

Sunday March 6, 2016

Bennington Battle Monument parking lot, Bennington, VT

Meet at 10:00 AM with First car off at 10:30 AM

Once again the Berkshire British Motor Club (BBMC) invites you and your family to shake off winters ‘cabin fever’ and ‘blahs’ and join everyone exploring back roads in VT and NY to visit a producer of TRUE Maple Syrup. If Mother Nature isn’t cooperative with her ‘sap run’ there are alternatives at this years ‘Maple Syrup’ producer.

British Cars are not required seeing as weather conditions are ‘iffy’ this time of year. Wear suitable foot wear seeing as we will be at a farm.

As usual, this is a two leg ‘gimmick rallye’. The first leg will get you to the Maple Syrup producer and the second to the Pub for vitals, libations and awards.

An RSVP is appreciated so the Maple Syrup producer and Pub can plan accordingly as well as the rallyemaster.

Directions: Once in Bennington, VT…………those heading North or South on US RT 7: at JCT of US RT 7 and VT RT 9, head West on VT RT 9 to top of hill past Bennington Museum (stone building on left) and
turn Right onto Monument Ave. Right at STOP and park on far side of Monument (look for British Flag).

For those heading into Bennington from the West on VT RT 9, Monument Ave is the first left / straight access after the 1st Old Church (first church seen in VT and sits directly across
from the sharp Left for VT RT 9) onto Monument Ave. Right at STOP and park on far side of Monument (look for British Flag).

Those heading into Bennington from the East on VT RT 9, continue East on VT RT 9 after US RT 7 & VT RT 9 JCT to top of hill past Bennington Museum (stone building on left) and
turn Right onto Monument Ave. Right at STOP and park on far side of Monument (look for British Flag).

Hope to see everyone on March 6th.

Enjoy.

Al

ATA Membership Night

These are the notes submitted by Dave Faulkner.

November 7, 2015
There were 32 ATA members in attendance along with 3 guests, Andy Mier from the Capital District Jaguar Club and from the Haggerty Education Program Diane Fitzgerald and Ryan Levesque. The club didn’t collect the suggested $5.00 donation because it was forgotten and not included on the announcement to the membership. The 50/50 was collected with Cal Rolling winning and donated the winnings back to the club.
To start off the night after welcoming everyone the three guests were introduced. While waiting for the first round of pizzas, Harry Bartik gave us an overview of his interview about the DeLorean with the Schenectady Gazette and CBS 6 for the 30 anniversary of the movie “Back to the Future”. Also mentioned was that Drew Kinum would like to hold an ATA Movie Night on Saturday February 20th at the Christ Church in Guilderland. Drew has picked out the Elvis Presley movie “Via Las Vegas”. In addition, it was pointed out that Drew has had this plan in the past and the movie night wasn’t held. Also, that Annual ATA Banquet is scheduled to be held in either January or February 2016. There was a question of where? Those present were happy with the Barnsider. Deirdre indicated she would work on planning the banquet. Mentioned to the membership present but not discussed was the upcoming ATA 2016 Events/Activities Schedule and a call for suggested events and or activities. As a side note, I have been in regular contact with both Al Chicote of the BBMC and Andy Mier of the Jaguar club about holding joint club events and activities, or at the least sharing event/activities schedules. This is already done with the ATA and BBMC.
The next order of business was that this is an election for the ATA Officers. Mentioned to the attending members, ATA Secretary Bruce Hering through email doesn’t wish to be nominated for his office again or another office. In Bruce’s emailed he would still help out with the British Motorfest. Also, ATA President Bill Cook doesn’t wish to be nominated for his office or another office in the club. ATA Vice-President for British Motor Peter Fullam didn’t attend and did not indicate his intentions for continuing to be an ATA Officer. Both Val Kushner and Deirdre Sauter Garland were in attendance and when inquired about to continuing to hold their current officer indicated they would be willing unless another person would like to take over the position. The members attending raised questions concerning the officer nominating process and who they should contact if they or if they would to nominate a member for office? I (Dave) suggested that a current club officer be contacted with a potential nominee or contact me (Dave) and then forward the information to the current officers. There were no nominations put forth at the membership appreciations night and no voting for officers was held. There was also not a good numerical representation of the club membership to hold a vote. After the conclusion of the membership night, Val Kushner and I (Dave) were discussing the officer nominations. We both concluded that an officers meeting be held with the purpose of setting up a nomination committee and use the ATA web site and email to inform the membership.
The Haggerty Education Program (HEP) speakers Diane Fitzgerald and Ryan Leveque discussed their involvement with Haggerty Education Program. Diane Fitzgerald is the Haggerty Education Program coordinator based in Chicago and it is her job to secure and give funds to educational programs for the preservation and restoring classic automobiles. Ryan Levesque gave the membership an overview of his involvement with Haggerty Education Program as a student with Precision Motor Cars in Allentown, PA and securing employment with KIP Motor Company in Dallas, TX as Restoration Specialist, Journeymen Carchaeologist. There is a more detailed information about Ryan’s involvement with HEP on the Kip Motor Company web site in the “our staff” page.
The night concluded with those who wanted to take home pizza. Andy, Diane and Ryan enjoyed

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