By Ken Smith; photography by Moss Motors staff
Britfest 2007, sponsored by Moss Motors and Castrol and hosted by the MG Car Club Central Jersey Centre, was held Saturday May 5 at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, New Jersey.
As the first all British car show of the season, this show is the annual wake-up call for hibernating cars of the Mid-Atlantic region. Participants come from all over the East Coast as this show is the must attend event for British car fans. From New Jersey and New York and as far away as Maine and Virginia, exhibitors come to display their cars, compete for trophies and catch up with like minded enthusiasts.
Clearly, many British sports car owners paid close attention to the weather, which resulted in an excellent turnout of about 250 cars, about fifty more than in 2006. All the classes were well represented with a great display of classic MGs, Triumphs, Austin-Healeys and Jaguars. There was also a strong turnout of Classic Minis, Morgans and related marques including Hillman and Sunbeam, one of which took Best in Show.
As a thank you to those attending, Moss Motors offered a 15% discount on retail purchases throughout the day at the East Coast headquarters in Dover, just a few miles down the road from the car show.
Our thanks and appreciation as always go out to the MG Car Club Central Jersey for their continued hard work and dedication each spring time, ensuring that this season opener is fun and successful for all the visitors.
For a list of Britfest award winners and more information on Britfest 2008 please visit mgccnj.org.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Moss Fallfest Show on September 8th at Moss Motors in Dover, NJ.