2018- a new season on the horizon- couple of dates already set.
January 13, 2018. A special day at Simeone we may want to attend. Billed as poster car day, they will exercise the squire, 37 alfa, DBR1 Aston, and Auburn 851. In addition, photographer Michael Furman will be on hand to discuss automotive photography. Doors open at 10, program starts at 11. So there’s probably not time for breakfast, but we could always try to do lunch again afterwards. I got this from www.motorsportsmarketingresources.com a newsletter that comes once a week. If you don’t already get this, click on the link and sign up for the weekly update. Great race reports, Furman photography, and general commentary on the hobby. Check out images on Facebook postings (click on like us on Facebook on main page). Here is brief video: https://youtu.be/Y9XJr4ER2vA
March 3, 2018. Finally, the Martin Bike show does not conflict with Lotus Pals. Here’s some info: Sat. 9am to 5pm. 1037 Unger Lane Boyertown, Pa. 19512. 100 rare bikes from the 60’s to early 90’s. 10 bucks at the door. Google Martin Moto Modern Classics
March 10, 2018, Kyle Kaulbeck’s Lotus spring thaw event at the Lotus Barn. The start of the season.
April 13-15, 2018. Cecil Kimber festival at the Glenn Curtis museum in Hammondsport, N.Y. We saw a display from this museum at the concours in Watkins Glen during the Grand Prix festival. We resolved to get there one day, and this could be a good time. They have motel rooms reserved in Bath, NY, at 69 bucks a night. When the festival was in Allentown a couple years ago we attended and learned more about vintage MG’s than imaginable. May attend again up in N.Y.- not too far away.
April 15, 2018. The Norton confab at Washington Crossings Park. Thats below New Hope about 5 miles on the Delaware River. Hundreds of bikes gather in this rite of spring. http://www.dvnr.org/gathering/2018_25th_flyer.pdf
April 21, 2018. Confirmed date for Porsche only swap meet in Hershey. Billed as the largest event of its kind on the planet. 650 vendors, 1000 Porsches, 6,000 Porsche fans. Mike and Edie usually have a booth, as does Todd. Those of us who just come to the show will probably do breakfast at the Starlight in Fogelsville, say at 8:00. Leave for Hershey at 9:00.
May 5, 2018, Britfest in Succasunna NJ. Nice show in Horseshoe Park off of Eyeland Avenue. Put on by MG club of central NJ, its been beset by typically English weather the past couple years. No matter, we will leave from Petro’s house and the RCM garage at 8:00. Stop for breakfast at the homey Belvedere Diner at 9;45 or so. Pretty drive over along the Delaware and Muscanetcong rivers. Late lunch or refreshments in Milford, and then home. Always a great car day.
May 18-20, 2018. Carlisle Import and Performance car show. This multi day event includes a good flea market and car corral. Saabs usually rule the roost in terms of participation (as many as 300), but there are British, German, Italian, French as well as Swedish entries. The rice burner set also makes a showing, and if you get there early its cool to watch the drifters burn up their paychecks.
May 19,2018. Up at Watkins Glen there’s a cool event that started last year. Grist Mill Brewery sponsors a 100 mile ramble with 4 state parks, 20 waterfalls, a car show of participants, laps around Watkins Glen International, the old course, a box lunch, and a growler of beer for 75 bucks. Sign up through the stone bridge drivers portal. You get 10% off of your room as well if you stay at the brewery site. Our information is the tour is simply a map you take at your own pace, so might be wise to hook up with some of the other participants to make a group. Not for classics only, open to all makes, and the Miatas come out in force. Box lunch is not gourmet per our reports as well, so keep expectations low on that front also.
June 2, 2018, Cars and Motorcycles of England . Moved this year to Hope Lodge Mansion in Fort Washington. Judged Jaguar concours. Maybe Jeff’s SS-1 will be ready for the trip? Or at least the XK-150. Mini went last year, Europa a couple years before. B-GT has made the run but not put in the show. Supercharged B the likely steed this year. We will use back roads down towards Skippack, then Morris Road to Fort Washington in a thematic tour, as the site is the old Morris Mansion.
June 10, 2018, Keystone MG’s British car show at Reservoir Park in Hellertown.
June 18, 2018, the national MGB show takes place this year in nearby Gettysburg, Pa. This is a rare opportunity to attend a national show at a close destination. Its at the Wyndham. Here is the link: mg2018.namgbr.org