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. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Show of Dreams has been cancelled. We are looking forward to the welcoming everyone to the Show of Dreams scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2022at the Alvirne Hills House Field, 211 Derry Road (Route 102), Hudson, NH 03051
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.