About BCNH

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.

Monthly Meetings

BCNH holds four meetings each month.

The 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,  RDOCMG@GMAIL.COM

The Seacoast Council meeting is held the second Wednesday of each month at the Roundabout Diner, Portsmouth Traffic Circle, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603-431-1400).  The Meeting starts at 7:00pm.

COUNCIL CO-MINISTER NORM MICHAELS,  NHMICHAELS@AOL.COM  

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,   RAMONABRANCH1@GMAIL.COM  

Northern Council meeting is held the Third Thursday of each month at, Common Man Restaurant, 231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 03264,  (603) 536-2200  The  Meeting starts at 7:00pm.

COUNCIL CO-MINISTER:Karl Braconier    BRACTEK@GMAIL.COM      

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.

 

 

 

Monarchy

 

Directors
Bob Dougherty         603-948-2078
Rdocmg@gmail.com

Treasurer
John Giese             603-654-2565


johgie@tds.net
Newsletter Editor
John Giese             603-654-2565


johgie@tds.net
 Chuck & Diane Connors 603-401-0101  canddconnors@comcast.net
Membership Directors

Louis Belanger        603-424-7835
80mgbman@comcast.net
Regalia
Joan Young   603-435-8660


twyjgy@aol.com
Secretary
Norma Karle          603-437-8931


karle01@comcast.net
Show of Dreams Directors
Bob Stanley           603-776-6698 bobstan1950@gmail.com
Webmaster
Bob Stanley webmaster@bcnh.org