NEW ENGLAND REGION | 2018 TOUR DATES SEPTEMBER 7th - 9th
America's British Reliability Run
ABOUT THE EVENT
What is America's British Reliability Run?
Begun in 2002 by Blake Discher of Detroit with help from John Macartney and based on similar events in the UK, the ABRR is a three day drive for charity in British cars. It is not a race, and is run on public roads at posted speeds. It is not a rally as there are no checkpoints or deliberately vague instructions. It is an endurance test of sorts, intended to be challenging but fun for the participants, and to see just how reliable these supposedly “unreliable” British cars really are.
ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND ABRR
Lobsters & Lighthouses
September 7th - 9th
For the 2018 the New England British Reliability Run we will be touring the many small harbors along the New Hampshire & Maine coast in search of lighthouses and delicious “Homarus Americanus” (lobsters!). You can expect beautiful views of the coast as we motor on back roads through historic villages, some dating back to the 1600’s! Never far from the ocean, we will have ample opportunities to see & visit famous lighthouses that protect the harbors of New Hampshire and Maine, some that have stood guard from before the Revolution! Of course, being so near to the sea, there is much more than lighthouses to look forward to…did I mention the lobsters? I’m not at all certain there isn’t a better combination than crisp fall weather, the smell of the ocean and the taste of a lobster tail dripping with butter!
Our route will take us through the tiny harbors and rocky coves that Maine and New Hampshire are famous for, framed by the fall colors that will just be beginning to grace the scenery…the drives should be spectacular.
Oh, and did I mention the lobsters?!
Day One, Friday, September 7th
Meet at Historic Motor Sports in Candia, NH for an 8:30 AM drivers’ meeting where we will receive our route instructions. At 9:30 AM we will head southeast to the seacoast of New Hampshire before turning north to follow the coast into Maine. On the morning drive we will travel through New Hampshire’s oldest town, pass by two of New Hampshire’s famous lighthouses and cross into Maine through her oldest town (both settled in 1623!). For lunch we will visit a much-loved lighthouse and feast on lobster before heading up the coast, driving through lovely coastal villages, passing by the seaside home of two Presidents, and continuing through a wildlife refuge honoring an early champion of the environmental movement before we head inland to avoid Portland. Once again back on the coast our route will take us down the lovely Harpswell Peninsula before heading to our headquarters for the next two nights in Boothbay Harbor.
Day Two, Saturday, September 8th
We’re on the road by 9 AM for a busy day of travel along the Maine coast. On day two we will visit one of the most iconic lighthouses in Maine, pass by harbors filled with 19th century sailing vessels, climb up the famous Mt. Battie auto road & stop for lunch at a lobster pound on the shore of Penobscot Bay. After lunch we will climb over Hatchet Mountain and visit one of the finest transportation museums on the east coast before heading back to Boothbay Harbor.
Day three, Sunday, September 9th
9 AM start as we bid goodbye to Boothbay Harbor for a nice 150 mile day back to Candia. Along the way we will pass by Sebago Lake, the deepest and 2nd largest lake in Maine and enter New Hampshire on Route 202 which stretches 630 miles from Maine to Delaware. We’ll follow Route 202 for some distance passing through rural New Hampshire villages until picking up the final back roads into Candia, where we will enjoy a BBQ at Historic Motor Sports before saying our goodbyes after a successful 3 day 500 mile journey.