History of British Cars of New Hampshire
British Cars of New Hampshire was established in 1991 by Mike Sweet of Barnstead, NH. Mike had been a member of the New Hampshire Chapter of British Motor Cars of New England, which was headquartered in Fall River, Massachusetts. Most of the club’s events and activities where held in areas south of Boston, making it difficult for the New Hampshire Chapter to participate. There were no activities held in New Hampshire or the Southern Maine area. In 1990, Mike and six couples met in a restaurant in Concord, New Hampshire and decided to establish a new club that would better suit the needs of New Hampshire’s British Car enthusiasts.
Since this humble beginning, BCNH has had a steady growth in membership and now has about 250 members. In June of 1997, BCNH sponsored its first annual British Car Show at the High Hopes Festival in Milford, NH. This show attracted over 100 British Car registrants from the New England area. Proceeds from the BCNH show are donated to the High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire to benefit seriously ill children and the New Hampshire Food Bank. BCNH has held their British Car Show, now known as the Show of Dreams, every year since 1996. This year, the Show of Dreams will be held at Alvirne Hill House Field Route 102, Hudson, NH on July 22, 2017 rain or shine
Monthly meetings, as well as rallies, tech sessions, club socials and Car Shows are some of the many activities that are part of the benefits of being a BCNH member.
The Club publishes a monthly newsletter, The Boot, Hood & Bonnet. News of upcoming events, club activities, a monthly calendar, Car Show Results, technical tips and articles written by members are all included in the newsletter.
Become a Member
BCNH invites you to become a member of our active and growing club. Get more information about membership.
NOTICE: The CDC has recommended due to the COVID-19 virus that social gatherings and group meetings be suspended to control the spread of the virus. With that information in hand, British Cars of NH will follow that recommendation and cancel all four council meetings until further notice.
When we are able to resume meetings, we will post the new dates and times on the BCNH Facebook Page and in the BCNH Newsletter. Club members will be notified by club-wide email.
Please do stay in touch with club members via email, phone and the BCNH Facebook Community Page. Stay safe and healthy.
BCNH holds four meetings each month.
Manchester Council meeting is held the first Monday of each month at Moe Joe’s Family Restaurant, 2175 Candia Road, Manchester, NH 03104 (phone: 603-668-0131). The Meeting starts at 7:00pm.
PRIME MINISTER: Bob Dougherty, [email protected]
Seacoast Council meeting is held the second Wednesday of each month at Blue Lattitudes, 431 Central Ave. Dover, NH 03820 (603-750-4222). The Meeting starts at 7:00pm.
COUNCIL CO-MINISTER NORM MICHAELS, [email protected]
Monadock Council meeting is held the Third Tuesday of each month at Brady’s Bar and Grill, 225 Concord Street, Route 202N, Peterborough, NH 0458, (603) 924-9322 The Meeting starts at 7:00pm.
COUNCIL CO-MINISTER: Ramona Branch, [email protected]
Northern Council meeting is held the Third Thursday of each month at The Homestead Restaurant, 1567 Summer Street, Bristol, NH 03222, (603) 744-2022. The meeting starts at 7:00pm.
COUNCIL CO-MINISTER:Karl Braconier [email protected]
All members are encouraged to attend all meetings and bring guests. The meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend to learn more about BCNH.
Charitable Causes Supported by BCNH
BCNH raises money for charities through the annual Show of Dreams and other events. Profits from the Show of Dreams are donated to the High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire, a non-profit charitable organization with over two decades of wish-granting experience. Every year the High Hopes Foundation literally makes dreams come true for between 20 and 30 New Hampshire children with life-challenging conditions between the ages of 3 and 18. To date High Hopes has helped over 500 children. Visit www.highhopesnh.org for more information about High Hopes. In 2014 the BCNH club members voted to raise funds for The New Hampshire Food Bank. The NHFB is the only food bank in the State of NH and is the vital distributor and supplier to hunger relief agencies all over the state. Visit www.nhfoodbank.org for more information about NHFB.
|Bob Dougherty 603-948-2078|
|John Giese 603-654-2565||
|Louis Belanger 603-424-7835||[email protected]|
|Joan Young 603-435-8660||
|Norma Karle 603-437-8931||
|Show of Dreams Directors|
|Bob Stanley 603-776-6698||[email protected]|
|Bob Stanley||[email protected]|