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by rcollum

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23rd Annual Britain on the Green

April 26, 2020

The Capital Triumph Register is proud to announce that the 23rd annual Britain on the Green (BOG) will be held at historic Gunston Hall, the colonial home of patriot George Mason, in Lorton, VA, on April 26, 2020. BOG, which welcomes all British cars and motorcycles. is well-established as one of the premier all-British shows in the metropolitan DC area.

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend as we expect this year to be the best ever! In addition to hundreds of beautiful British vehicles on display, we’ll have live music, a Food Truck Alley, a sponsor/vendor Midway for your automotive needs, activities for children, and tours of the Gunston Hall mansion and gardens for participants and spectators.

For 2020 we will feature a special display of classic British cars and their modern counterparts. For example, a classic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s will be paired with a current Jaguar F-Type sports car. Other marques in the display of pairing of classic and modern examples will include Land Rover, Mini, Morgan, and Lotus.

Participant’s Choice honors will be awarded in 25 or more classes of British cars and motorcycles. There will also be a number of special awards including Best Resto-Mod, Best Survivor, Best Display, and of course, Best of Show. In addition, we will have Hagerty Youth Judging in which the next generation of British car drivers picks their favorites.

So please plan on joining us on April 26th for the 23rd annual Britain on the Green. It is a great day to bring out your car, celebrate the arrival of spring, and kick off the British car show and driving season with friends, family, and fellow enthusiasts.

Cars pre-registered by April 15 will receive the collectable 23rd anniversary show poster by famed artist Joseph Craig English. All for $25, a savings of $10 from day-of registration.

Further information on Britain on the Green can be found at:
www.capitaltriumphregister.com/bog/


Date/Time:
April 26, 2020
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location:
Gunston Hall
10709 Gunston Road
Lorton, VA 22079
www.gunstonhall.org/

Sponsored by:
Capital Triumph Register
capitaltriumphregister.com/

Britain on the Green website:
www.capitaltriumphregister.com/bog/

Capital Triumph Register contact:
John Buescher
4519 North 19th Street
Arlington, VA 22207
703-522-6571
bog@capitaltriumphregister.com

BOG Show Car Registration Prices:
On-line early registration received by April 15, 2020: $25 per car
Registration after April 15, 2020: $35 per car
Mail in registration: $35 per car

BOG Spectator Admission Prices:
Adults: $10
Children 6-18: $5
Children under 6: free


Abbreviated Description

British Car Show

The 23rd Britain on the Green show will feature two hundred British cars and motorcycles, music, food trucks, youth activities, and admission to historic Gunston Hall and grounds. For 2020, we will feature a special display of classic British cars and their modern counterparts. Participant’s Choice honors will be awarded in 25 or more classes of British cars and motorcycles. For more information, see www.capitaltriumphregister.com/bog/ or email bog@capitaltriumphregister.com




by rcollum

What fun is it to go to a cars & coffee in the rain? That depends... When you have friends developed over the years, and a comfortable familiarity, you can talk cars and listen to bad puns. I really enjoy Saturday mornings with these guys... even if I'm often asked to sit at another table.

--Bob Collum

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by rcollum
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Is it to early to think about a gathering of 7’s at the 2020 Jefferson 500.

Did you know that there's a track day exclusively for Sevens at NJ Motorsports Park, every July 4th weekend? They organize it over on USA7S.com.

I can never make it, because my wife and her sister have birthdays that weekend, every year.


--Bob Collum


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Is it to early to think about a gathering of 7’s at the 2020 Jefferson 500.

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Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group plan to carve out their engine operations and merge them into a stand-alone unit.

The new business will develop next-generation hybrid powertrains and internal combustion engines for group brands such as Volvo, Lotus, Lynk & CO and Geely Auto as well as third parties, according to a release.

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the move helps further accelerate the Swedish automaker’s push to have battery-driven cars account for half of its global sales by 2025.

“Volvo has taken another decisive step toward electrification by adjusting its business structure,” Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe.

The merger should provide lower-cost access to the powertrains that are expected to account for the other 50 percent of the company’s sales in the mid-2020s, he said.

"Because half of our cars will be hybrids [by 2025], we are securing the necessary resources to further develop [them],” Samuelsson said.

When asked how much Volvo stands to save Samuelsson said. "We haven't quantified it, but it will be huge. We are at least doubling the Volvo volume and that alone results in a significant cost savings."

Volvo sold more than 640,000 vehicles globally last year and aims to boost that volume to 800,000 by 2020.

With Volvo’s 2018 sales, Geely Group, which also includes UK-based taxi maker LEVC and Malaysian automaker Proton, had a worldwide volume of 2 million vehicles last year. “That will continue to grow rapidly in the future,” Samuelsson predicted.

Volvo says that what might be even more important than the merger's potential savings is that the move safeguards the company’s development resources, particularly engineers who would have seen their budgets squeezed as Volvo prioritizes full-electric drivetrains over hybrid and traditional powertrains.

“It’s likely they would not have gotten the resources they need to maintain their high level of competency in that area. With this change we avoid this,” Samuelsson said.

The new business is expected to be made up of approximately 3,000 employees from Volvo Cars and about 5,000 from Geely’s combustion engine operations.

The functions that will be part of the new company will include r&d, procurement, manufacturing, IT and finance.

No layoffs are anticipated because of the merger, Volvo said. Samuelsson said job losses might have been unavoidable if Volvo and Geely had waited to make the change.

“We have an advantage by doing this very fundamental restructuring very early because the market for combustion engines will not grow in the future," he said. “We are doing exactly the right thing, which is utilizing synergies. That's what you do when you are dealing with a shrinking market."

Volvo and Geely still need to negotiate the changes with their unions and get approvals from competition authorities to form the business, which will become a unit of the overall holding company.