Bill Moseley and Tom Schmitz
Pensacola, Florida. PBCA's October meeting will be Monday, October 17 at Po Folks, on 9th Avenue, across from Best Buy at Cordova Mall. Email notices for PBCA events will be sent to you and you can refer to www.PBCA.com for a complete listing. You will also receive a reminder call form the PBCA Telephone Tree. This seems to be working quite well thanks to our Board Members at Large, each of whom make about 25 calls every month to remind members of our meetings and special events. Attendance has been significantly up since this was implemented this year. When there is a need to know how many people are coming to an event, they will make that part of their message, as does the email you will receive, and it is important that you respond, as that is usually the basis we use for determining how much food is needed for an event. And events involving food seem to be our best attended activities. The members who make the effort to plan these events for the club will appreciate your cooperation in doing your part to make the events successful and their jobs a little easier to plan.
The Nominating Committee will present their slate of officers and additional nominations from the floor will be accepted. Election of 2006 officers will take place at the November PBCA meeting and they will be inducted at the PBCA Christmas Party December 3.
. Featured Events
PBCA PROGRESSIVE CHOW DOWN OCTOBER 16
PBCA Progressive Dinner is coming up RIGHT AWAY, Sunday, October 16 starting at 3:00 pm. The Progressive Dinner will begin with hors d'Ouvres at Vince and Pat Cooke's home on Perdido Bay in Lillian, Alabama at 3:00 PM. It will progress from there for a variety of desserts at Fritz and Ann Klumpp's home in Pensacola.
This is the part of the event that we need members cooperation for: If you are bringing hors d'ouvres, email call Pat Cooke at email@example.com or call 251 961-1221. If you are going to bring a dessert, email Ann Klumpp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8500 477-9277. Please let them know no later than Monday October 10 th.
Following are directions to both the Cooke's home and the Klumpp's home:
Bring your Imaginative Hors d'Oeuvres to the first stage of the Progressive Chow Down to the Cooke's at 3:00PM on 16 October in Lillian.
Directions to the Klumpps: Because you will be coming from the Cooke's part of the Feast in Lillian, these directions are from the Cooke's at Lillian: Go east on Highway 98 to Blue Angel Parkway; turn left (north) on Blue Angel and proceed to Pine Forest Road; There is a stop light and double left turn lane at Pine Forest; turn left and proceed north on Pine Forest, you will go under I-10, and continue to the stop light at Nine Mile Road; turn right onto Nine Mile and go east to Scenic Highway which is Highway 90, go right (south) on Scenic Highway to the second turn which is Noriega Drive; go to Noriega Lane and turn right and the Klumpps are the 4th house on the right. The address on the brick post is 10170 and their phone number is 850 477-9277.
PBCA POKER RALLY IN NOVEMBER
PBCA 4th annual Poker Rally -- Driving and eating! Mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon, November 13 th. Note date change from Nov. 20. Full details will follow. For those of you who aren't familiar with Poker Rallies -- they are just for fun; really a combination of driving and eating - not unlike a Progressive Dinner but with a planned tour and only one meal. Not a competitive rally or poker game!! You sign in, take a route sheet, start at your convenience, and drive a short, planned tour. You collect playing cards at the start, along the route, and at the finish. Many cars elect to drive together (which is OK because no competition is involved). At the finish, the tour will stop for a meal. "Winners" have the best Poker hands. If you elect to fill out a short questionnaire along the route you will probably be one of several 100% scores. "Winners" are selected by drawing a card.
Driving the tour is not a requirement!! If you are not driving, please volunteer to help out or just come and join the group at the finish. Questions? contact Rallymaster, Bill Moseley at Moseley1@Cox.net.
Hurricane Katrina Devastating to Some British Car Friends
We had hoped that a storm like Ivan would never happen again, but the British Car Club of New Orleans, the English Motoring Club of Mississippi, and the Mardi Gras T's endured an even worse hurricane, Katrina. PBCA members have heard from several of their members and more news is to follow. Homes and cars have been lost to be sure and we are not certain about the status of some of our friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
British Motoring Club of New Orleans' webmaster Keith Vezina has his website on-line again and says, "So many people are asking about the status and whereabouts of others. Since I don't have everyone's e-mail addresses, I would strongly suggest that everyone post their status reports and queries on the "Forums" page of the web site". The website is www.BMCNO.org <http://www.BMCNO.org> .
As we, PBCA members, get information, we will send emails to PBCA members with what facts we receive. The brief facts that we have so far is that Harold O'Rielly's cars and home were destroyed under 8 feet of water, Anne and Floyd Friloux had damage to their business but their home survived okay, David and Menda Hayden were far enough west in Abbeville to have survived well, Bill and Sally Breithoff and his TR8 are okay but we don't have any info on their home. Roy Richardson and his family are okay and in Houston. Allen and Sue Bradley, their home and cars are okay.
Club Fun at Hensel's Home
The September PBCA event took place at Henry Hansel's home in Pensacola on September 17th starting at 1 pm. Many thanks to Ann Fell for her efforts in handling food arrangements and coordinating with Henry. Lunch was catered by Rick's Ribs at the club's expense and we enjoyed touring Henry's extensive car collection which includes the '55 red T-bird many saw at the Pig Roast in July as well as a 59 Buick convertible, a Jaguar 120S that he is restoring and other rare cars. His eclectic collection consists of unusual antiques including pinball machines, one arm bandits and other collectibles including some nicely constructed bicycles that he made by hand. Henry has been collecting memorabilia his entire life as is evidenced by one of the antique toys on one shelf. It is a mechanical tin bulldozer that was given to him in the hospital at his birth. He has working antique telephones all over the house, working glass enclosed telephone booths, lamps made of old time parking meters that turn on when he inserts a nickel and goes off when the hour is up. When Henry moved to Pensacola from Wisconsin, he rented and fully loaded a ten car automobile transporter to bring some of his cars south. (See the sidebar Member Profile about more of Henry's collecting)
Henry and his friend Mary Bishop were perfect hosts and it was a fun afternoon. Henry, Mary, and neighbors Paul Salm and Bill Gibson did an outstanding job preparing the house and his various garages to entertain about 40 PBCA'ers.
PBCA members who enjoyed the event were; Bill and Monnie Moseley, Tom and Jeanne Schmitz, Bill and Elaine Cornacchione, Bob and Margaret Henson, Pete and Norma Peterson, Frank and Pat Hubbard, Gus and Ann Fell, Curt and Midge Derby, Keith Sanders, Bill and Melissa Silhan, John and Beata Bolton, Joe Hajcak, Dick and Mitzi Maddux, Ralph and Peggy Overly, Diane Seals her friend, Robert and Paula Herman, Bill Snyder, Fred Beinke, Dieter Bruening, Joe Stephens, and, of course, Henry Hensel and Mary Bishop.
Other Upcoming Events (for complete list, refer to website)
October15: Saturday Navarre Beach Annual Car Show, Navarre High School. (features two British classes) email email@example.com for further info and a registration form.
October 22: Saturday Annual Pensacola AACA Car Show, PJC campus, email Nr2boss@aol.com, Milton, FL. This is a show that PBCA members have attended in force for many years and it is hoped that we will do so again this year, particularly as the 2004 show was cancelled due to Ivan.
October 28 and 29: South Alabama British Car Festival. Fairhope, AL. Friday night Welcome and Elegant Dessert Party at Dahlgren Hall in Fairhope at 7 pm. Show is on Saturday. Registration 8:30 to 12:00. Awards at approximately 3:30 pm. Don't forget your valvecover racers for the races at 2:00 pm.
November 21: Regular PBCA Monthly meeting at PoFolks. 6/7 pm. Election of 2006 Club Officers.
December 3: PBCA Christmas Party, 6:00 pm at the Best Western, Pensacola Beach.
PBCA FEATURED MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Henry has a very interesting background in collecting and restoring cars and amassing a large and interesting collection of anything that is interesting. We found out on Sept 17 that he restored the interior of his home to best display much of his collection and it displays a real flair for the (tasteful) unusual. He started collecting cars before he could get collector's insurance and owned, built, and restored hundreds of bicycles before cars. He first restored a 1959 Buick convertible and still has it. In 1983, he found a 1953 Jaguar XK-120S roadster in a garage in Milwaukee that had been abandoned since 1963. It was raced at Elkhart, WI, Road America. It only had 23,000 miles on it and was rust-free. It's still under restoration. In 1988 he found a RHD Mark 9 and bought it as a mate for his 120S. He says it has given him many hours of pleasure, punctuated with moments of terror by a total brake failure in the 90's! His yard features a beautifully restored British telephone box -- it took him five years to convince the owner to part with it. He had to refinish it completely, including putting new glass panels in it.
Henry says that "collecting is a terminal disease which I hope there is no cure". "My house is a fun place to live in and if I was the last person on earth, I would still be dragging cool things home to enjoy".
Henry Hensel with King Tut (Photo: Bill Moseley)
Henry Hensel's Jaguar XK120S undergoing restoration (photo: Henry Hensel)
(the following photos -- Bill Moseley)
Bob Henson, Tom Schmitz, and Midge Derby in Henry's collection room
Mary Bishop and Ann Fell serve the Bar B Cue and Potato Salad at Henry's 50's style soda fountain counter
One of Henry's working telephones -- an authentic English Telephone Booth he restored
Pete Peterson, Curt Derby, Fred Beinke, and Keith Sanders compare notes on Henry's eclectic collection
Mark Your Calendars...
PBCA POKER RALLY Sunday, November 13 (changed from Nov. 20)