LULU’S TO THE FORE
Last Is First! June 11 - The latest event in this
writing comes first – with real DRIVING.
The most successful event of the month involved a scenic rally-like tour
of 50 minutes, which terminated at beautiful Lulu’s restaurant in
Lulu is Jimmy Buffet’s sister, if you didn’t know. Great fun!!!!
Photos speak louder than words:
All photos: Bill Moseley
PBCA British Invasion musters for the tour to Lulu’s
Cars photographed from Bill Moseley’s TR-8
Ordering lunch at Lulu’s
Capt. Vince Cooke and Tom Schmitz look at camera.
A tugboat pushes a giant barge.
Lunch is served.
Bill and Melissa Silhan’s Austin-Cooper Traveler in front of Lulu’s
Letter of Commendation from Capt. Vince Cooke, U.S. Navy, Ret.
Vince and Pat Cooke leave Lulu’s in style.
Lulu’s Tour Questionnaire results and list of who attended – Tom Schmitz
Lulu’s Road Trip and Lunch Attendees: Other than the PBCA Christmas Parties and the Pensacola Beach Show, this was an all time high turnout of PBCA members for an event and an all time high for number of British cars participating. 42 members and 22 LBCs....Great job folks!!!!
Those attending in order of Tour Questionnaire Contest Results: (After removing “The white house that was actually red brick with 16 white columns” and the controversial “Wolf Creek under Hwy 20” questions:
1st Place - Diane Seals & Kathryn King – ‘73 MGB - Missed none of the 18 questions. Good for you ladies!
2nd Place –Missing 2, all of the following:
Vince & Pat Cooke – ’69 E-Type roadster
Keith Sanders & Judi Bottari – BMW Z-3
Chuck & Charlene Byrne -’94 XJS V-12 Conv.
Rich & Darla Willows – ’75 Triumph Spitfire
Kay Kay – 67 MGB (with no help from organizer and Prez Mickey)
3rd Place – Missing 3
Bob & Margaret Henson – ’95 XJS Conv
Bill & Melissa Silhan – ’64 Mini Traveler
4th Place – Missing 4
Tom & Carolyn Wolf – ’74 Porsche 911
5th Place – Missing 5
Ralph and Peggy Overly – ’69 MGC GT
Steve & Margie Farrell – ’67 MGB
6th Place – Missing 9 and the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge, Whoops!!!!
Phil & Marian Wismer – ’77 MGB
Gus & Ann Fell, TR-8. were honest enough to admit that they were given a questionnaire with the answers typed in the blanks spaces. (Tom’s grading sheet got away some how).
Jeanne Schmitz answer most of the questions but was not qualified as Tom, ‘68 MGB, set the course with Mickey Kay and made up the questionnaire. She never gets to play!!!
Also, making the run but not doing the tour contest for various valid reasons were:
Robert & Paula Herman – ’69 E-Type coupe
Bill Moseley – TR-8
Scott & Brenda Putriment – ’71 MGB GT
Kip Lee - ‘75 Midget
Richard Cunningham – ’65 E-type coupe
Fred Beinke - ’80 MGB
Gerald & Mary Davis – ’93 Acura NSX
John & Judy Mahone made a valiant try all the way form Ft. Walton Beach, in their ’73 MGB, but the British gremlins got them and they had to complete the trip in a non Brit car.
EURO CAR GATHERING AT NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM
May 20 – N.A.S. Pensacola - Our sister club, Sonnenschein (Sunshine) Porsche Club took the lead at this year’s annual Euro Car Gathering right on the green grass in front of the National Museum of Naval Aviation at N.A.S. Pensacola. All Euro makes from Ferrari to Sprite were in attendance. The location is in front of the meticulous reconstruction of the old Cubi Point Officer’s Club. All you had to do was sit by the large glass wall, enjoy air conditioning and food, and get a full view of the gathering of about sixty-five cars. Congrats to Porsche president, Pete Mellin.
Porsches gather in front of the Naval Aviation Museum
SPORTS CARS AT TANNEHILL
May 13, near Birmingham, AL –
HADJI TEMPLE SHOW
May 20, Pensacola, FL - The annual all-make show at Hadji Shrine Temple boasted some fine PBCA British cars in competition for the judged British car class. Jim Haskins had not arrived when the photo was taken. In the photo, in order, L to R, the cars belong to Ann Klumpp, Jag 120, Curt and Midge Derby, MGTD, Joe and Pat Hajcak’s MGTD, Fritz Klumpp’s Volvo, Keith Sanders’ MGC; and PBCA Webmaster, Mike Japp’s Triumph Spitfire which, incidentally, [his father] bought [it from the 1st owner].
Winners of the British class were – 1st – Curt and Midge Derby’s perfect MGTD, tied for 2nd were Jim Haskin’s (not pictured) and Joe Hajcak’s MGTD, and 3rd, Keith Sanders with his yellow MGC.
Photo: Mike Japp
SILVERHILL, ALABAMA SHOW
May 20 – Silverhill, AL -124 cars were on hand for the all-make show about 40 miles to the west of Hadji Temple at Silverhill, Alabama. No special British class. PBCA’s Tom Schmitz was awarded Best in Show, judged, Open Class in his beautiful MGTF!!!!! Some of the U.S. iron went home disappointed, I’ll bet! Silverhill and Hadji were on the same day. President Mickey Kay also attended and nabbed one of the “Top Fifty” awards with his MGB.
It was a great month for PBCA. Let’s pat ourselves on the back and make it happen again!