British By The Sea is not a Concours Event, but rather, it is a popular vote, fun Gathering. At the 2014 event, our final count was over 430 British vehicles displayed in 35 Classes, with etched glass mugs being awarded for first, second and third place in each class.. While we do have four excellent food vendors, we also encourage you to bring you own food, snacks, and refreshments to enjoy and share out of the “boot” of your car.
Entrants come from throughout New England, the Mid-Atlantic States and Canada to take part in this popular event at the beautiful Harkness Memorial State Park. The ample size of the display area allows for Auto products vendors to be located alongside the display vehicles on the field. Spectators are not charged admission to the Gathering, however, the Park will charge a Spectator Parking fee. British By The Sea is held “rain or shine.”
You can also walk the beach, or tour the Mansion Eolia and enjoy the gardens that were originally designed by Beatrix Ferrand. For the past 20 years, the CT MG Club has been providing a yearly monetary donation as well as “People Power” to plant the gardens, bringing them back to their original grandeur.
The 2015 British By The Sea Gathering will be held on June 7th 2015, at Harkness Memorial State Park on the North shore of Long Island Sound in Waterford Ct. Many entrants stay over for a few days, touring the coast into Newport or going to the Greenwich Concours on Saturday. Some even plan on arriving via the ferry boats which cross Long Island Sound from Orient Point, Long Island into New London, Ct.
If you wish to attend, you may request additional information and registration materials from the show’s co-chairpersons, Annie and Steve Wincze via email at: [email protected], or via phone at (860) 693-4249. You can also visit the Club website for more information, aerial video and photos at www.ctmgclub.com.
The slide show of our 2014 event will start automatically. All Aerials were provided by Petr Hejl, http://www.notadrone.com.