Panhandle British Car Association: October 1999 Newsletter



THE BRITISH LINE

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE

PANHANDLE BRITISH CAR ASSOCIATTON, INC.

October 1999

As published in the October 1999 edition of the "British Marque" newspaper.

PRESIDENT:  Jeff Olive, (850) 944-5509        EDITORS:  Pete & Norma Peterson, (850) 435-6859
PBCA WEB SITE: http:/www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/9977
GRAPHICS: spitfire77@netzero.com
The OCTOBER 1999 Event

Belive it or not, your faithful editor and his lovely roommate made a meeting! As a result, we received the great story from Keith Sanders on the CBA XIX held in Grand Rapids. In addition to Keith's great dissertation on the Meet, he provided us with a "tech tip" that could only be dreamed up by an MGC driver (although the "fix" could probably work on any British car). See that article in the next British Line.

Our September meeting was somewhat sparsely attended, which resulted in a great deal of business being conducted and decisions made. Due to his absence, our erstwhile President passed the gavel to Bob Henson again, who took the reins and guided us through the turbulent process of selecting a board to recommend officers for the year 2000. I don't remember exactly who volunteered (or was choosen) so sit on the board, but I think it was Barbara Sanacor, Gus Fell, and Bill C. (of Miata fame). Anyway, we know they wil do a good job and will choose strong and vibrant leaders to take us into the next century.

(Webmaster's note: The next year is really not the new century and millennium. It is not until 2001 because of our calendar's history see The US Naval Observatory for details.

Bob also reported that we are very, very solvent, and because of our large treasury, it was offered, voted on, and accepted that the club will buy a scanner for Mike Japp to use for our web site. With that, our meeting drifted to closure and we once again discussed what kind of cars we would like to have rather than the ones we already have.

We also discussed (what was at the time) the upcoming British Car Show in Montgomery, AL, on Saturday, Sept.25th.

Your editor gave a short talk about the British and European Motorcycle Show and Poker Run at D&D Cycles on Sunday, Sept.12th. A large and eclectic group of bikes where shown, dating from the '20s up to the '99s. The green T-Bird took a first place award for the 1990 and Newer Class British motorcycles.

One of the highlights of the event was that your Editor was able to ride the new Triumph Sprint ST (for those who are unfamiliar with the newer bikes, this is Triumph's latest and greatest) on the poker run, which was about 70 miles in length. This is the first year 2000 model to be released in the States (right here in Pensacola, no less) and sports a new colour as well as several improvements over prevvious Sprint models (such as computerized fuel injection). It is purely a sports bike, well capable of exceeding 145mph, and is a real hoot to ride!

All door prizes were provided by Loomis-Fargo. All money received from this show and the poker run was donated to the West Pensacola Optimists Club for the hearing impared children's program. The only profits realized by the "Jolly Holligans" rat club was the knowledge that our efforts went to a good cause.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • October 16= Brits on the Bluff, Natchez, Mississippi
  • November 13= Barclay House British Festival, Pensacola, Florida
  • December 4= PBCA Annual Christmas Part, Best Western, Pensacola Beach
  • December 18= Christmas Parade, Lillian, Alabama
    > > > For more events see our Events page.

    NEXT MEETING: MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1999, HALL'S SEAFOOD ON GREGORY STREET, PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. YA'LL BE THERE!!

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