3rd Annual Ted Ley Memorial British Car Gathering to Benefit SamaritanPosted: April 9, 2012
The 3rd Annual Ted Ley Memorial British Car Gathering will be held Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the historic town of Smithville, NJ. (Rain Date: April 22) Proceeds from the event will benefit Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, the not-for-profit organization that cared for Ted during his final illness and for which his wife, Joan, has volunteered for four years.
Ted Ley was a long-time member of the British Motor Club of Southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley Jaguar Club. He was the proud owner of a rare 1958 MGA Twin Cam and a black Concours-quality 1964 E-TYPE Jaguar (pictured below) which he painstakingly restored.
Ley passed away from Lymphoma in February 2010 while receiving Samaritan’s hospice care. His clubmates organized the British Car Gathering to honor his memory and to raise funds for Samaritan programs and services. “As a not-for-profit,” says Samaritan Development Director, “we have never turned away anyone from our care for an inability to pay thanks to the generous support of individuals and groups in our community. We are so grateful to the British Motor Club of Southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley Jaguar Club for helping to raise funds, raise awareness and honor their friend in such a meaningful way.”
The entry fee is $5 per exhibited car. “Admission is free for spectators but there will be a free-will donation jar for those wishing to support Samaritan’s cause,” says British Motor Club Vice President Ed Gaubert. ”Everyone who is active in our club knew Ted Ley for many years. So when we were deciding to donate the proceeds of our annual gathering to a charity, there was no dissention about choosing Samaritan and making the show in Ted’s honor,” continued Gaubert. “Samaritan was a charity in our own backyard and it had helped one of our own!”
For more information, visit the club’s website at bmcsnj.org.
For GPS directions to the gathering, use 1 North New York Rd., Smithville, NJ 08205.