Contributing Editor: Bill Moseley
President: John Barber
SHOWS - DINNERS -
PBCA Pensacola, 10-19-05. Next meeting is November 21 at Po Folks.
NEW! PBCA webmaster, Mike Japp has introduced a great new interactive
calendar. ALWAYS CHECK UPCOMING EVENTS at www.PBCA1.com .
RALLY IS COMING UP RIGHT
Poker Rally is Sunday, NOV. 13.
Goat Lips Deli and Dinner House is open Sunday afternoon
exclusively for the
Rally. EVEN IF YOU DON'T DRIVE THE RALLY, MEET US AT GOAT LIPS ABOUT
2:30 - 2:45.
FOURTH ANNUAL POKER RALLY
The PBCA Poker Rally is a "planned driving tour and social
event" more than a "rally".
START: On Sunday,
Nov.13 we will gather at Bill Silhan's WINGED WHEEL GARAGE beginning at 12:30
for a social hour with coffee and donuts, have a look at Bill and
Melissa's great collection of rare cars and memorabilia (including
his newly acquired 1948 Packard Woody), and socialize. Shove off
We will finish at Larry Cowan's unusual Goat Lips Deli and Dinner House for
his great cuisine and make awards to the best and worst Poker hands.
Larry will open his restaurant especially for us on Sunday afternoon and we will
have it exclusively to ourselves. No entry fee will be charged by
For those who have not
seen Bill Silhan's Winged Wheel Garage, it is located on the east side
of Blue Angel Parkway, about
2 1/2 miles north of Highway 98 or
about 1/2 mile south of Saufley Road.
The planned route from Winged Wheel
will use some neat backroads that many have never been on before. The
rally will eventually wind through the University of West Florida campus
(incidentally, by Dr. Silhan's art department at the Fine Arts building), then
onto Scenic Highway. About a mile later will make a 90 degree
right which winds from Scenic into Ellyson Field, then go out the
front gate (Copter Road) and run right into Goat Lips. The rally will
not exceed 30 miles.
FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE
RALLY DRIVERS AT GOAT LIPS -- Love to have you eat with
us. You aren't required to drive the rally to join the group. Goat
Lips is a short distance north of I-10, Exit 13 (Davis Hgy, Hgy 291, University
Mall). Continue past W. Florida Hospital about a mile, turn right at
the light at Copter Road - Goat lips is a couple of hundred yards on your
right. You will know when to meet us as soon as I calculate the time
to complete the rally.
The Rare Air VW club, the
Porsche club, the Mustang club, British car clubs and others are invited to
join we Brits.
SHOW TIME AT NAVARRE
Navarre, 10-15-05. About 150
cars of all makes were in Navarre for their 5th Annual (judged) Car Show which
was hosted by the super-sharp Navarre High School Band. Two British
classes, a 4-cylinder and a 6-8-12-cylinder class were featured.
In the 4-cyl. class, Tom Schmitz took
first in his gorgeous 1955 MGTF and Scott and Brenda Putriment took a close
second with their 1971 MG-GT. Scott has his GT looking very nice now after
having had to redo it twice from being reended twice.
In the 6-plus cyl. class, Kenny
Justiniano's beautifully detailed 1976 Triumph TR-6 just edged out Bill
Moseley's (my) Triumph TR-8 but that might
change! Harry Sweet, took third with
his 1972 Jaguar XJ6. Harry has owned the car since
new and says it runs as it did when he bought it. The car has beautiful
willow green paint which is 30 years old. The original usual poor Jaguar
paint gave out after two years and after having repainted the car, it was his
wife's daily driver for many years.
PBCA member, Joe Hajcak, entered his
Porsche instead of his sharp MGTD. Ray Reese and his son, Taylor showed up
in his black Sunbeam Tiger as did Bob and Margaret Henson in Margaret's
1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible but both didn't arrive in time to
enter. Ernie Brousseau stopped by for a while with his newly acquired '67
MGB GT to get a few tips on restoration. Ernie then attended the PBCA
meeting Monday evening and became our newest member. Welcome aboard Ernie
(All photos: Bill
Tom Schmitz's MGTF and Scott and Brenda
Putriment's MGB-GT. Ray Reese's Tiger behind Scott's canopy.
Kenny Justiniano's TR-6, Harry Sweet's
Jaguar, and Bill Moseley's TR-8
Bill Moseley's TR-8
"BATTLE OF THE ENGINES"
Kenny Justiniano's TR-6 and Bill Moseley's TR-8
PBCA PROGRESSIVE DINNER
Pensacola, 10-16-05. This year's
Progressive Dinner was hosted by two member families who were PBCA Featured
Members in past issues. We first gathered at Vince and Pat Cooke's home in
Lillian, Alabama, to enjoy some imaginative Hors d'overes, prepared by various
PBCA members and to enjoy the blue waters of Perdido Bay from Vince
and Pat's back yard. Following this portion of the feast, the group
drove east all the way across Pensacola to stop again at the home of
Fritz and Ann Klumpp on Escambia Bay. Ann and Fritz opened their home to
the club and everyone enjoyed the fabulous desserts. Progressive dinners are definitely going on next year's club
In addition to Vince and Pat and Ann and
Fritz, those enjoying the culinary delights were: Chuck and Charlene Byrne
in their XJS, Bill and Elaine Cornacchione, Curt and Midge Derby, Gus and Ann
Fell in the TR8, Henry Hensel and Mary Bishop drove his '55 T-Bird while his
Mark V Jag is on the mend, Bob and Margaret Henson in Margaret's XJS,
Frank and Pat Hubbard, Mike, Cheri and Thomas Japp, Bill Moseley, TR8,
Ralph and Peggy Overly in their recently accquired MGC GT, Keith Sanders, Tom
and Jeanne Schmitz in the XJS, and Phil and Marian
"The Group" poses for photograph at the Cooke's.
Some members enjoying the magnificent view of the bay. NO
HAIL AND FAREWELL
HAIL -- Five families have joined
PBCA. New members are: Ernie and Gail Brousseau from Navarre.
Bill and Donna Weeks, '77 MG Midget;
Richard and Carla Willows, '75 Spitfire and '58 Austin Healey 100-6; and
Tom and Carolyn Wolf, '63 Triumph TR-3. Also, from Elberta,
AL, are Bill and Pat Specht who have a '74 MG Midget and a '79 MGB.
We hope to get to know you at future PBCA events. Only by
participating can you get the most out of PBCA membership.
FAREWELL -- Craig and Kathy Smith
have moved to Casper, WY with their MGA. Thanks to Craig
for many years of sponsorship of class trophies at PBCA's annual
Pensacola Beach British Car Show from his company, Ensafe.
Craig hopes to find a British car connection in the wilds of the northern
Great Plains. He may be driving a bit further to work than from Gulf
Breeze to Pensacola!!! We will
also miss Bill and Diane Edgington who
have moved to Kentucky with their freshly restored
MG TD. Fair winds and following
seas to both couples and we hope we may meet you again down the
The Nominating Committee sumitted its
proposed slate of Officers for 2006 at the October 17th PBCA
meeting. Acting President Keith Sanders opened the floor for
additional nominations. There being none, the committee report was accepted as
presented. The election will be held at the November 21st meeting and
the new officers will take office at the December Christmas Party.
The slate is:
President - Mickey
Vice President – Keith Sanders
Vice President – Curt Derby
Secretary – Ralph Overly
Treasurer – Tom Schmitz
Board Members at Large
Northeastern Florida Area – Midge Derby
Florida Area – Peggy Overly
Pensacola Area – Fritz and Ann
Alabama Area – Bob Henson and Jeanne
Saturday, December 3 - PBCA Annual
Christmas Party, The location will be announced by email,
website and at the November 21st meeting. The party room at the
Pensacola Beach Best Western has still not be repaired since damaged by
Ivan. CJ's BarBQue is also gone, therefore we will be gathering in yet
Saturday, December 10 - Lillian
Christmas Parade, Lillian, Alabama. Drive your British
car in this one! Parade kick off is 1:00 pm, plan to arrive
by 12:30 pm. Decorate your car or not as you choose and the club will
provide the candy to throw to the crowd. The parade is only about 3 miles
in length (cool December weather keeps overheating at bay), we all have a
great time and the kids love our LBCs almost as much as they do the