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Spring Dust Off Ride
April 21, 2013:
Spring is still a bit chilly, but that did not stop six little British cars from participating in our first driving event of the year. Nels Anderson lead the ride from Lexington to Framingham on a variety of back roads. Kurt Steele provides a photo gallery here.
F1 Dinner & Racing
April 13, 2013:
The club met at Ascari / F1 Boston for an evening of dinner and racing on their indoor track. Photos by Kurt Steele can be found here.
Columbus Day Parade
October 7, 2012:
Many BAMG members joined the Columbus Day Parade through East Boston, thanks to the organization of Dean Saluti. Though a bit gray the weather held and we had a nice event. Here are some photos.
Devens Autocross 2012
September 30, 2012
Several BAMG members joined JANE in an autocross event held at the old Fort Devens airport. Joe Castellano provided some photos:
G.B. Lodge provided an additional set of photos hereFaneuil Hall
August 18, 2012
Despite a rather dire weather forecast and gray and damp skies all day, we managed to hold our people's choice show in Boston on the scheduled date. The weather hardly deterred the crowds and we had a nice field of cars. Congratulations to people's choice winners:
The weather played tricks on us this time. The initial Saturday date was cancelled due to forecast rain that never showed, leaving us with a Sunday date that also looked kind of lousy, but actually turned out just fine. We had a nice group of MG's, Morgans and Minis at Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market under gray skies that yielded no rain. Check out the photo gallery here and another one from Kurt Steele here.
July 21 and 22 was a picture perfect July weekend for car events and the BAMG had two great happenings. First came the Otis AFB Car Show to benefit the troops and their families. Then on Sunday, we had our first Scituate BBQ and Beach Ride hosted by the Jays. What a great weekend to be an LBC owner! It doesn't get much better. Kurt Steele has supplied photos here.
The annual British Car Day show at Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline featured hot sunny weather and lots of fine British cars. Photos below supplied by G.B. Lodge.
Several club members attended this event in the Lenox area. Joe Castellano provided these photos.
Several club members participate in a car show that was part of Belmont Town Day. A photo gallery of the event can be found here.
We had great weather and a nice turnout for Dyno Day 2012. A photo gallery can be found here.
We had a great day. While the weather started out grey and damp, it did not deter 11 hearty souls from coming out and taking a beautiful, scenic ride up the coast to Brit Bits in Rye, NH. The people that went were...
Once up at the shop, we had a chance to tour the facilities, pick up some parts and everyone took advantage of the opportunity to have their car put up on the lifts and inspected by one of the mechanics. By the time all the cars were looked at and lunch had arrived, the sun came out and the weather turned decidedly warm....a great finish to our visit.
Our thanks to all the folks at Brit Bits for hosting us and a BIG thanks to Dave Swartz for organizing our visit and the ride.
See a photo gallery from Kurt Steele here and photos from Gerry Lodge here.
Quabbin Reservoir Ride 2011
October 16, 2011
A small group of BAMG members did an impromptu ride around the Quabbin Reservoir on October 16, 2011. It was a beautiful fall day with lots of wind and kind of meager foliage but a great ride. Photos can be found here.
Columbus Day Parade 2011
October 9, 2011
Many members of BAMG and other classic car owners participated in the annual Columbus Day Parade, held October 9, 2011 through the streets of Boston. Here are some photos.
North Shore Ride
October 2, 2011
Paul Zink and Al Viator set up a ride starting in Gloucester and ending in Newburyport for October 2. Weather was cloudy and damp, but we had a good turnout. Photos can be seen here.
Annual BBQ And Poker Run
September 11, 2011
Once again this year Kurt and Linda Steele hosted a BBQ and poker run at their home in Framingham. After a great lunch we headed out on a trip for ice cream that took us through the Blackstone valley into northern Rhode Island. The weather was perfect and so was the food and driving. A photo gallery can be found here.
Bocce On The Beach
August 20, 2011
Though not officially a BAMG event, a number of BAMG members provided their cars as atmosphere for the "Bocce On The Beach" charity bocce tournament.
August 20, 2011
Our August 20 British car event at Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market was blessed with great summer weather. As usual, we entertained the vast crowds with our little British cars. Check out the photo gallery here. This show was also featured on Boston.com.
MG Day At Larz Anderson Museum
August 13, 2011
The weather cooperated and many BAMG members participated in the annual MG Day at the Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline, with several taking home awards. Paul Zink has posted a photo gallery here.
July 23, 2011
Once again BAMG returned to Faneuil Hall in Boston for a British car show on the cobblestones between Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. The forecast was for brutally hot weather. Instead, we started the day with thunder and lighting and heavy rain, but shortly that turned into sunshine and it was actually a pretty pleasant day. Check out the photo gallery here.
British Car Day At Larz Anderson Museum
June 26, 2011
Many BAMG members were on hand for the large show held annually at the Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline. The weather cooperated, making for a great day. A photo gallery showing some of the cars can be found here.
June 19, 2011
Once again BAMG returned to Faneuil Hall in Boston for a British car show on the cobblestones between Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. We had a perfect day of weather and large crowds to look over our cars. Check out the photo gallery here.
Tanglewood Car Show
June 17-19, 2011
Not a BAMG event but a number of club members traveled to Tanglewood in western Massachusetts for this weekend event. Diane Balinski provided a photo gallery that can be seen here.
Collings Foundation Tour
June 5, 2011
On June 5, 2011 BAMG joined several other groups for a private tour of the Collings Foundation in Stow to see their aircraft and car collection. Derek Byrne provided a photo gallery of the event here.
Dinner And Racing At F1
March 20, 2011
On Sunday, March 20, 2011 BAMG members met at F1 Boston for an evening of dining and cart racing on their indoor track. Paul Seeberg has provided a photo gallery here.
BAMG/JANE Dinner At The British Consulate
February 24, 2011
On Thursday, February 24, 2011 the British Consulate-General of Boston welcomed the Boston Area MG Club (BAMG) and Jaguar Association of New England (JANE) with food, drinks and a presentation Wayne Carini, host of the TV program Chasing Classic Cars. Wayne also brought along his 1934 MG PA Airline Coupe. View the photo gallery here. The visit was also written up in the Post Gazette, "The Italian American Voice of Massachusetts"; read that article here.
2010 Year In Review
Larz Anderson Auto Museum Annual Gala
November 20, 2010
The Larz Anderson museum holds an annual fund raising gala event and several BAMG members attended this year. In the photos left to right are BAMG President Kurt Steele, Dean Saluti, Rover America President Dirk Burrowes, Lysiane Burrowes and BAMG Secretary Linda Morreale-Steele.
North Shore Ride
October 30, 2010
Paul Zink and Al Viator set up a ride starting in Gloucester and ending in Newburyport for October 30. It was a beautiful fall day and we had a good turnout with 13 cars and 23 people. Photos can be seen here.
Columbus Day Parade
October 10, 2010
Many members of BAMG and other classic car owners participated in the annual Columbus Day Parade, held 10/10/10 through the streets of East Boston. Our cars led the parade through the approximately two mile route. Here are some photos. Paul Zink also took photos which can be found here.
Faneuil Hall #6
September 26, 2010
Our final show at Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market on Sunday, September 26, 2010 featured New England Triumphs along with several of our club members. Fall has certainly arrived as it was cool and windy, but overall a great day for a car show. Check out the photo gallery here. Paul Seeberg took an additional set of photos that can be viewed here.
Faneuil Hall #5 - Peoples' Choice
September 25, 2010
A last hot and humid gasp of summer arrived for our "Peoples' Choice" show at Faneuil Hall. Paul Seeberg offers a photo gallery of the event here.
Congratulations to the People's Choice Award winners:
August 4, 2007
Dyno Day 2007 was another great success. What is it? A dyno is a rolling road you put your car on. A computer attached to the dyno will calculate the horsepower and torque of your car, as well as tailpipe air/fuel ratio to aid you or your mechanic in tuning your motor to its full potential. This is not only for high performance cars, but daily drivers as well.
Tea For Two
July 14, 2007
Several club members took part in an after tea at an English style garden in Manchester-by-th-Sea, held as a benefit for the British Charitable Society. A row of MG's ended up parked in from of the estate while their owners were enjoying the event.
Drive To Rileys
May 12, 2007
A nice, sunny spring day arrived for our first planned event of the year. A large turnout of about ten MG's met at Minute Man National Park visitors center for a ride to explore some of the back rounds in Bedford, Lincoln, Wayland, Sudbury, Marlboro and Framingham until finally arriving at the weekly cruise night at Rileys Roast Beef in Nobscot, where we met up with some additional members.
2006 BAMG British Car Show - Edaville Railroad
October 7, 2006
Saturday, October 7, 2006 was the date for our third annual car show down in Carver, MA at the Edaville Railroad. It was sunny, but a cold wind kept everyone bundled up. Everyone enjoyed the cars, train rides, craft vendors and food. We have two photo galleries of the event, one by Nels Anderson and one by Diane Balinski.
August 13, 2006
Instead of our regular August meeting, Kurt and Linda Steele hosted a cookout at their home in Framingham. We lined the busy road in front of the house with MG's, drawing a lot of stares from passing drivers! After eating we went on a drive for ice cream which also involved a quiz/competition to spot things along the route. A photo gallery of the day can be found here.
Drive To Rileys
May 20, 2006
The rain finally stopped, so a small group of BAMG members explored the back roads west of Boston, starting at the Minute Man National Park visitors center in Lexington then travelling through Bedford, Lincoln, Wayland, Sudbury and Marlboro before arriving at the Saturday night cruise at Rileys Roast Beef in the Nobscot section of Framingham. Several additional members met us at Rileys.
Winter Doldrums Party
January 14, 2006
Instead of the usual holiday party that everyone holds in December, this year we decided to have a "Beat the Winter Doldrums Party" in January, when everyone really needs a party. The event was held at Desmond O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Framingham. A photo gallery of the event can be found here.
2005 BAMG British Car Show - Edaville Railroad
October 1, 2005
Saturday, October 1, 2005 turned out to be a great day for our second annual car show down in Carver, MA at the Edaville Railroad. Everyone enjoyed the cars, train rides, craft vendors and food. We had a professional photographer to take everyone's photo and their prices were quite reasonable. Check out your car photos on their website www.BasketballPhoto.com and type in Edaville Railroad in the events box near the top of the page. We also have our own photo gallery of the event here.
Drive To Rileys
July 23, 2005
With perfect weather, a small group of BAMG membership explored the back roads west of Boston, starting at the common in Weston and travelling through Wayland, Natick and Weston before arriving at the Saturday night cruise at Rileys Roast Beef in the Nobscot section of Framingham.
British Car Day MOT
June 26, 2005
At least it didn't rain, as we've had way too much of that this spring. But the day did turn out brutally hot and any spot in the shade was much desired. We had a good turnout of members and cars.
Dyno Day at New England Dyno in Worcester
June 4, 2005
BAMG sponsored Dyno Day on June 4th at New England Dyno in Worcester. Participants had their cars run on the dyno to check performance, while others just come by for the mini car show and cookout. We even signed up three new members (welcome!). Organizer Paul Seeberg has provided a photo gallery here.
MG/Rover Day At The Museum Of Transportation
October 23, 2004
After being rained out in August, MG/Rover Day got rescheduled for late October. The day was gray and cloudy but the cold didn't seem to affect the attendance any with plenty of people arriving top down even. Two club members contributed photo galleries:
2004 BAMG British Car Show - Edaville Railroad
October 2, 2004
Saturday turned out to be a great day for a car show down in Carver, MA at the Edaville Railroad. Everyone enjoyed the cars, train rides, craft vendors and helicopter rides. We had a professional photographer to take everyone's photo and their prices were quite reasonable. Check out your car photos on their website www.BasketballPhoto.com and type in Edaville Railroad in the events box near the top of the page. Nels also did a great job capturing the days events and has them posted at Edaville photos
British Car Day MOT
June 27, 2004
This turned out to be a fantastic summer day. 10 BAMG members came to the show and we gained three new members. Steve MacKay took home first place for best MG at the show.
10 BAMG members met up with the Baystate MGA club at the Lexington Common and then proceeded on a great back road drive to the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA. This collection of cars and planes was absolutely amazing and highly recommended if anyone ever has the opportunity to visit. We had a personal tour by the owner of the collection. Once again the day was perfect with everyone enjoying a picnic lunch on the field on the Foundation grounds.
Riley's Roast Beef Drive
May 15, 2004
Nels led club members from the center of Weston along some back roads to Riley's Roast Beef in Framingham.
Click here for more great photos and a map to Riley's.
Owls Head Transportation Museum 2003
Owls Head, ME
The New England MG Car Club hosted a Fall Foliage Tour which was a great drive along some perfect back roads of Maine. Everyone on the tour had family two way radios which allowed for some great interplay along the way. An informal reception which offered wine, cheese and phenomenal fruit along with some great conversation was followed by several from the group gathering for dinner at a local hot spot. The show itself was at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The museum itself is worth the drive, but for the show they also had several of the vintage planes out and flying. The photo above on the right was one photo we couldn't pass up... The sign reads Hussey's General Store - Guns, Wedding Gown, Cold Beer.
Stowe, VT 2003
Many BAMG members braved the hurricane and made the journey to Stowe, VT for the 2003 British Invasion. Of course a celebratory dinner shown above had to be held to mark the occasion. At least six club cars and several more members made it to Stowe this year and were thankful the rain ended (for the most part) for the show. Those in attendance were Michael Crawford, Michael, Michelle and Kyle Nadeau, Barbara Day, Eric and Ronellen Gagnon, Denise Thorpe, Doug and Janice LeBlanc, Steve McKay and family (who walked away with several awards), and Gene Ware.
Prince Edward Island 2003
The show this year was another great success with about 180 cars. They definitely know how to make you feel welcome. They start off with a great informal reception party, have a wash and shine the morning of the show to remove that great PEI dust, the show, the awards dinner, and the drive across PEI escorted by local police officers who blocked every intersection to allow the 50+ car caravan to proceed uninterrupted. The drive there may be a little long but they make it worth the trip.
Strawberry Bank 2003
The British Cars of New England - Show of Dreams was held at Strawberry Bank which is located in downtown Historic Portsmouth which was a wonderful location for a show. Many of our members met up at the rest area on Rt. 95 and headed to this show together led by Michael Burgess (not shown above). Paul Seeberg received a third place award and Barbara Day received a diamond in the rough award.
Coastal Drive 2003
This year our drive couldn't have planned on a more perfect day. Sunday May 18th was warm and sunny for the 12+ cars that attended our first event of the year. Everyone seemed eager to get the cars out of moth balls and back on the road. The drive along the coast was as beautiful as ever and it was extra fun getting all the admiring looks as we drove down Hampton Beach. Sam at Brits Bits opened special for us thanks to the special assistance provided by his daughter (shown below with Kyle Nadeau - is this the beginning of a great relationship?)
BAMG Holiday 2002
The first Annual Boston Area MG Club Holiday was a great success. Dozens of gifts were donated by club members to benefit the Salem Harbor House Children. Almost 30 club members and guests were in attendance and enjoyed great food, great conversation, really had to put their British thinking caps on for Doug's quiz.
British Invasion 2002
September 21, 2002
The forecast rain held off and another great show was held in Stowe. Every year the number of amazing cars just seems to be increasing and this year was no exception. Six club cars made it to the show (Joe and Janice did not register) and Steve came as a spectator in a Miata.
September 22, 2002
There were close to 1000 classic cars in addition to the invitation only Concours D'elegance cars at the top of the hill at Castle Hill. The cars ranged from Model A's to Porsche 356's to a dozen Aston Martins... definitely something for everyone. A Porsche club had over 25 cars in attendance. We had 2.
Portland Head Light Car Show 2002
There is nothing finer than having a car show next to the ocean. BAMG members made it to the show along with some other fine cars who enjoyed the beautiful day at the Portland Head Light in Maine.
Marshview Farm Car Show 2002
The first Marshview Farm Car Show was a success. Many of our club members (and several new members) along with representatives from several other marques including Triumph, Rover, and Austin Healey all braved the 100 degree heat.
This year was another fantastic show at Prince Edward Island, Canada. Three cars from the club made the trip this year - Kim and Winnie Myers in their 1958 MG Magnette, Barbara Day in her 1953 MG TD, and Eric and Ronellen Gagnon in their 1970 MGB GT.
Merrimac Valley Rally 2002
The first annual BAMG Merrimac Valley Rally was held on June 23, 2002. Although the weather looked threatening, the showers held off until the rally was over. Dave Kalloch and Doug Snook took first place with a perfect score. Our new member John McDonald braved weather and the drive from Cambridge and took second place. Mike Nadeau took third without a navigator! Could this be due to his local knowledge of the area? Denise Thorpe actually tied for third, but the tie breaker was the actual mileage and Denise lost out due to a non-working odometer. Steve Devine managed to find a few new streets that even the rally masters didn't even know about.
British Cars by the Sea 2002
Coastal Drive 2002
"The Braving the Elements Tour"
Our first official drive of the year took place on May 18th...yes one might think mid-May would mean a nice spring day for a drive. Mother Nature decided one more day of snow was called for. We saw it all that day, rain, hail, and snow. A few brave souls (two MG's, a Porsche, two Toyotas and a Chevy) headed out that day for a three hour tour. The weather started getting rough, the tiny cars were tossed, if not for the courage of the fearless group the spirit would be lost...(Sorry got carried away)
McLean's Brits Bits was the first stop on our tour which afforded us a chance to warm up and then we all headed off to The Cape Neddick Light House. If we thought we were crazy going out in weather like that, we were not alone, there was actually a wedding that was taking place at the light house while we were there. We ended our grand voyage with some fantastic burgers on Rt. 1 in York, ME.