Panhandle British Car Association: March 2003 Newsletter


PBCA masthead from British Marque

THE BRITISH LINE

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE

PANHANDLE BRITISH CAR ASSOCIATION, INC.

March 2003


Contributing Editor: Bill Moseley
President: Ron Newman

2003 -- FULL SPEED

Bill Moseley Feb. 3, 2003

Always check our website! Upcoming events and photos of past ones are always posted by webmaster, Mike Japp at www.PBCA1.com .

Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, with the exception of July and December, at the Seafood Shanty. Eat at 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00. Seafood Shanty, 6550 Pensacola Blvd. (Hgy 29), Pensacola, is on the east side, next to the large red Ramada Inn sign. For reference, it is about one mile south of the I-10 Pensacola Blvd./Hgy 29 exit.

Saturday, April 26 is show day for the Pensacola Beach British Car Show . A MUST-ATTEND show. 132 entrants were here last year. We will again host the Friday evening "Red Beans and Rice Welcome Party" which is always a highlight of the show weekend. The best red beans and rice anywhere will be served at no charge and PBCA members and our out-of-town guests always enjoy a great get together.

This year the show will feature a large canopy tent located in the middle of the show to shield folks from the beach sun and dusk to dawn paid security on Friday and Saturday night to keep the parking lot at the Pensacola Beach Best Western secure.

Read about the 2003 show, see photos from recent shows and get your entry form at the PBCA website.

First Event of 2003

Keith and Nelda Sanders led a tour ninety miles west to the giant Florida Caverns near Marianna. The 60 degree year-round temperature below the ground was much higher that the unusually frigid Florida day. Norma Peterson's complete article follows here.

Note to PBCA members:
Please cut this out and save for your future planning and participation. Reminders and details will be sent periodically.

PBCA 2003 Events

PBCA MEETINGS ARE THE THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH (EXCEPT JULY AND DECEMBER) AT 6:OO PM DINNER, 7:00 PM MEETING AT THE SEAFOOD SHANTY.

  • MARCH 8, SATURDAY PANAMA CITY BRITISH CAR SHOW PANAMA CITY, FL
  • " 15, SATURDAY FAIRHOPE ARTS FEST BRIT. CAR DISPLAY FAIRHOPE, AL
  • " 16, SUNDAY SPRING FLING BRITISH CAR SHOW LAKE HELEN, FL
  • " 22, SATURDAY NEW ORLEANS BRITISH CAR SHOW NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • APRIL 5, SATURDAY 19TH ANNUAL BRITISH CAR SHOW WINTER PARK, FL
  • " 5??, SATURDAY CAMELLIA CLASSIC CAR SHOW BELLINGRATH GARDENS
  • " 12, SATURDAY TECHNICAL SESSION TBA (PENSACOLA)
  • " 25, FRIDAY "RED BEANS & RICE" WELCOME PARTY PENSACOLA BEACH
  • " 25 SATURDAY PBCA PENSACOLA BEACH BRITISH CAR SHOW " "
  • MAY 3, SATURDAY TOWNSEND, TN, BRITISH CAR SHOW TOWNSEND, TN
  • " 10, SATURDAY EURO CAR SHOW (ALL EURO MAKES) NAVAL AIR MUSEUM
  • " 10, SATURDAY AACA MOBILE ANTIQUE CAR SHOW MOBILE, AL
  • " 11, SUNDAY CHUMUCKLA AIRPORT PICNIC CHUMUCKLA, FL
  • " 17, SATURDAY CHATEAU ELAN BRASELTON, GA
  • " 24, SATURDAY BIG BEND BRITISH CAR SHOW TALLAHASSEE, FL
  • " 24, SATURDAY HAJI TEMPLE CLASSIC CAR SHOW PENSACOLA, FL
  • " 31, SATURDAY LILLIAN ANTIQUE CAR SHOW LILLIAN, AL
  • MAY 24-JUNE 1 BRITISH CAR WEEK (Build awareness of our hobby by driving your British Car as much as possible during this week.)
  • JUNE 8, SUNDAY FISH CAMP RESTAURANT TOUR BON SECOUR, AL
  • " 19-22 NAMGBR CONVENTION ST LOUIS, MO
  • JULY 20, SUNDAY PBCA/SABCC PICNIC AT THE SCHMITZ'S LILLIAN, AL
  • AUGUST 24, SUNDAY TOUR TO AIR FORCE MUSEUM EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE
  • SEPTEMBER 13, SAT TBA
  • " 27, SAT AACA ANTIQUE CAR SHOW SEVILLE SQ. PENSACOLA. FL
  • " 27, SAT MONTGOMERY BRITISH CAR SHOW MONTGOMERY, AL
  • OCTOBER 10-12, FRI-SUN NATCHEZ, MS, BRITISH CAR SHOW NATCHEZ, MS
  • " 18, SATURDAY NAVARRE HIGH SCHOOL CAR SHOW NAVARRE, FL
  • " 25, SATURDAY NORTH ALABAMA BRITISH CAR SHOW FLORENCE, AL
  • " 26, SUNDAY 3RD ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER PENSACOLA, FL
  • NOVEMBER 7-9, FRI-SUN CHATTANOOGA BRITISH CAR SHOW CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • " 8, SATURDAY SOUTH ALABAMA BRITISH CAR SHOW FAIRHOPE, AL
  • " 16, SUNDAY 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN AND RALLYE PENSACOLA, FL
  • DECEMBER 6, SATURDAY PBCA CHRISTMAS PARTY PENSACOLA BEACH, FL
  • " 7, SUNDAY CHRISTMAS BRUNCH, BAYSIDE GRILL PENSACOLA, BEACH, FL
  • " 13, SATURDAY LILLIAN CHRISTMAS PARADE LILLIAN, AL
  • OFFICERS FOR 2003:

    PresidentRon Newman
    Vice PresidentJohn Barber
    TreasurerTom Schmitz
    Club Spark Plug (events and entertainment)Keith Sanders
    Show co-chairmen:Tom Schmitz and Bob Henson
    Technical AdvisorBill Snyder
    EditorBill Moseley
    WebmasterMike Japp

    Largest Turn-out Ever for Christmas Party

    The 2002 Christmas Party was held at the Pensacola Beach Best Western on December 7th. Very well attended by over 50 PBCA members, it featured fried turkey, ham and all the fixings provided by PBCA and coordinated by Ann Fell. Ann also arranged again this year for a cake with PBCA decorations for dessert. Another "Dirty Santa" gift exchange was held to both the delight and the chagrin of many members.

    Ralph Overly was presented with the Member of the Year Award by PBCA President, Ron Newman. Ralph, PBCA Secretary, attended every meeting and most other events, is always a big help with the annual British car show and is famous for his friendliness and willingness to help out in any way. The completeness and accuracy of his minutes of the club meetings have become legendary.

    The weather cooperated again this year and it was nice enough to lounge about in a light jacket on the beachside patio before and after the party and a number of couples did just that. Many then took advantage of the the very low room rate, spent the night, and got together for Sunday brunch at the Bayside Grill next door to the motel.

    See more about the Christmas party on our website on the "Other shows 2002" page. Click here for that page.

    PBCA Membership Soars in 2002

    Our membership, for the first time, went over 100 members in 2002 but dropped slightly with the occasion of people moving, cars being sold and a few illnesses. Within two months, the departed members were replaced by the following enthusiastic British car owners and we are again 100 strong. If you see an unfamiliar face in a British Car in your travels, invite them to join us.

    Please welcome the following new members:

  • Ray and Lida Agnew, Pensacola, 1984 Jag XJS Conv.
  • Dave Burrows, Gulf Shores, AL, 1967 MGB
  • Kevin and Susan Curran, Navarre, 3 TR6s
  • Curt and Midge Derby, Milton, 1953 MGTD
  • Bob and Carol Dorsey, Milton, 1975 & 1977 Spitfires
  • Don and Barbara Hambrick, Destin, 1962 Austin Healey
  • John Hassebrock, Cantonment, 1971 Spitfire
  • Mack and Debbie Innis, Pensacola, 2002 Mini Cooper
  • Chuck and Linda Johnson, Mary Esther, 1974 Midget
  • Barry Knight. Cantonment, 1980 TR7
  • Rick and Gail Leonard, Pensacola, 1980 Spitfire
  • Ed and Phyllis Lubbers, Milton, 1995 Jag XJR
  • Larry and Maureen McCain, Valparaiso, 1960 Morris Minor Conv
  • Tim and Amber Rosser, Navarre, 1973 Austin Mini
  • Michael and Janis Thomas, Pace, 1973 TR6
  • Bob and Helen White, Pensacola, No Brit car currently
  • *** THE END ***