What state has the shortest coastline of any in the US? That would be New Hampshire, with a tiny 13 mile strip of exposure to the Atlantic Ocean to call its own. On a picture perfect summer evening, we snaked our way from cheesy Hampton, boasting gorgeous beaches and surf (think New Jersey Shore, but it’s in New England) to our digs in Portsmouth, a chic small city which many affectionately call a ‘Boston in miniature’. I might disagree, as I find Portsmouth has a character unique to itself. She’s an old port city loaded with charm and charisma.
But I digress. Our car for the trip was an Infiniti G37S four door, bestowed with a six-speed manual. On our trip back to Portsmouth, ocean on our right, with mansions costing millions of dollars on our left, the sights were breathtaking. With windows down, and sunroof open, the music of Jimmy Buffet reflecting our relaxed demeanor, the Infiniti proved to be a fantastic end of summer vacation car.
Yet, soon our road diverged from the coast, where we came upon Brit Bits, a seller and restorer of British cars in Rye, New Hampshire. If I see a row of British sports cars, I must stop, and I did. What a treasure trove of Brit cars. Plenty of MGB’s, Midgets (one had a hardtop with portholes, ala T-Bird), a well worn Jag E-Type, a Morris Minor my wife was smitten with, in addition to other beloved cars in various states of repair. Readers, I hope you enjoy the photo gallery as much I did admiring these cars.