Panhandle British Car Association: May 2006 Newsletter


PBCA masthead from British Marque

THE BRITISH LINE

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE

PANHANDLE BRITISH CAR ASSOCIATION, INC.

May 2006


Contributing Editor: Bill Moseley
President: Mickey Kay

BEACH SHOW A ROARING SUCCESS

(14 pages long)

 

Bill Moseley

 

DON’T MISS OUR TOUR TO LULU’S!!

 

JUNE 11 - LULU’S - This will be a big tour from Pensacola to LULU’s restaurant on the intracoastal waterway in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Jimmy Buffet’s sister owns lulu’s.   The drive over and food will be great fun!  This event is similar to the old Bon Secour Fish House tour.  For those who don’t know, the fish house was sold and a condo took its place.  You will receive an email from Tom Schmitz with details or you may call him at 251 961-7171.

 

 

PBCA PENSACOLA BEACH BRITISH CAR SHOW

 

Pensacola Beach – April 29.   The statement, “One hundred five British cars enjoyed the sea breeze from the Gulf of Mexico” does not serve as an adequate introduction.  As an old Navy officer and amateur historian, I submit a quotation from Herman Melville’s WHITE JACKET - LIFE ON A MAN-OF WAR in which he describes his duty as a top sail man:  Let me snuff thee up, sea breeze, and whinny in thy spray”.  We were met with a constant gale force wind that roared across the beach with the accompanying sugar sand!  The sugar sand didn’t cut any paint but the spray left the dreaded salt-oily film on our cars and on us.  Just another excuse to give our British cars a thorough cleaning!  Personally, I loved it but it resulted in the PBCA Hard Luck Award being awarded to Mike Cook who chased down the hood of his 1978 MGB V8 after opening it early Saturday morning in the host hotel parking lot.

 

This said, our Pensacola Beach show had the true sea breeze that many of us enjoy.  The surfers who came from Mississippi couldn’t go in the water and were our biggest fans, walking around and asking questions about out LBCs. 

 

See every entrant’s car individually on www.PBCA1.com as well as the winner’s list with photos.

 

CUDOS to show chairmen, Tom Schmitz and Bob Henson and special thanks to Keith Sanders who brought his motor coach as show base, organized and transported much of the gear, and set up and operated PBCA’s speaker system.  Also, Webmaster, Mike Japp, who made photos of everybody as they entered the show area and posted them on PBCA website.  Other notable persons were (if I leave out a name, please forgive me) Registrar, Jeanne Schmitz assisted by Peggy Overly, Kay Kay, Margaret Henson, Midge Derby, Mitzi Maddux, Donna Weeks, and Bob McCrea who assisted with registration, handled tee shirts, regalia, raffle tickets, and many other details.  Show parking features Bob Henson, overall supervisor, assisted by club president, Mickey Kay, Joe Hajcak, Bill Weeks, Curt Derby, and Kip Lee.

 

For the highly successful Friday night Red Beans and Rice party, the key persons were Mickey and Kay Kay, Curt and Midge Derby, Peggy Overly, and Margaret Henson.

 

Attendance from out-of-town clubs was most gratifying.  It is notable that twenty-two drivers from the hurricane Katrina devastated areas in Louisiana and Mississippi attended.  The biggest attendance was from British Motoring Club of New Orleans, South Alabama British Car Club and the Mardi Gras MG’s.  Many show photos can be viewed on BMCNew Orleans’s Webmaster, Keith Vezina’s site at www.BMCNO.org - Click on Gallery.  New Orleans’s Sally Breithoff’s MGB still sported the watermark from hurricane Katrina!

 

 

 

 

New Orleans’s Sally Breithoff’s MGB still sports the Katrina watermark.       Photo:  Keith Vezina

 

 

 

 

 
PBCA show in progress – The Navy Blue Angels weren’t there but Pensacola Beach is their favorite show site.      
                                                                                                         Photo and Blue Angels:  Bill Moseley                    
 
 
 

 

 

The MARDI GRAS MG’s Land Rovers provided protection from the gale force wind.    

 

 

Pensacola Beach – Palm trees and FEMA trailers!                                

 

 

 

Red Flag Flying means, “Deadly surf”         

 

 
 

WINNERS – BRITS ON THE BEACH, 2006

 

Below are the winners, by class, of the 2006 Pensacola Beach British Car Show, Brits on the Beach:

 

Best of Show - Judged

Stuart Waddington

1977 MGB

 

 

 

 

Peoples Choice

Ann Klumpp

1954 Jaguar XK 120 DHC

 

 

Hard Luck Award

Mike Cook

1979 MGB V-8

 

Longest Distance Driven

Chuck Reeves

Columbus, N.C.

 

Ancient Age

(Determined by adding the car’s age to the driver’s age)

Mike Lewis

1950 MG Y-Type

 

Valve Cover Race

Barry Rosenberg

 

CLASS A - MIDGET/SPRITE

First Place

John Childress

1958 Austin Healey “Bugeye” Sprite

 

Second Place

John & Cindy Huggins

1972 MG Midget

 

Third Place

Kip Lee

1975 MG Midget

 

CLASS B - AUSTIN HEALEY 100s, 3000s

First Place

Alan Apel

1967 Austin Healey BJ8

 

Second Place

Lou & Pat Ballard

1963 Austin Healey BJ7

 

Third Place

Chuck Reeves

1967 Austin Healey BJ8

 

CLASS C - MG T-SERIES

First Place

Curt & Midge Derby

1953 MG TD

 

Second Place

Joe Hajcak

1953 MG TD

 

 Third Place

James Dougherty

1948 MGTC

 

CLASS D - MGA

First Place

Jerry Cram

1959 MGA

 

Second Place

Kelly Young

1957 MGA

 

Third Place

Paul Hornsby

1960 MGA

 

CLASS E - MGB CHROME BUMPER 63-67

First Place

Mickey & Kay Kay

1967 MGB

 

Second Place

Richard Bishop

1966 MGB

 

Third Place

Diane Seals

1973 MGB

 

CLASS EE - MGB CHROME BUMPER 68-74

First Place

Bill & Janet Gillson

1971 MGB

 

Second Place

John Mahone

1973 MGB

 

Third Place

Bill Sonnier

1972 MGB

 

CLASS F – MGB GT

First Place

Gene Johnson

1973 MGB GT

 

Second Place

Scott Putriment

1971 MGB GT

 

Third Place

Jack Dowling

1972 MGB GT

 

 

CLASS G – MGB RUBBER BUMPER 74 ˝ - 76

First Place

Keith Vezina

1976 MGB

 

Second Place

Sandy Walter

1976 MGB

 

Third Place

Terry Mason

1976 MGB

 

CLASS GG – MGB RUBBER BUMPER 77-80

First Place

Stuart Waddington

1977 MGB

 

Second Place

Fred Beinke

1980 MGB

 

Third Place

Sally Breithoff

1977 MGB

 

CLASS FF -  MGC

First Place

Ralph Overly

1969 MGC GT

 

Second Place

Keith Sanders

1968 MGC GT

 

Third Place

Keith Sanders

1969 MGC

 

CLASS H – JAGUAR XJS & XK8

First Place

Theresa & Donnie Ellison

1996 Jaguar XJS

 

Second Place

Robert McCrea

1988 Jaguar XJS

 

Third Place

James Caudill

1997 Jaguar XK8

 

CLASS I – JAGUAR XK 120, 140, 150

First Place

Ann Klumpp

1954 Jaguar XK120 DHC

 

 

Second Place

George Mohanco

1956 Jaguar XK 140

 

CLASS J – JAGUAR E-TYPE

 First Place

Bob & Margaret Henson

1967 Jaguar E-Type

 

Second Place

Robert Herman

1969 Jaguar E-Type

 

CLASS  K - JAGUAR SEDANS

First Place

John Hans

1967 Jaguar 340

 

CLASS L – TRIUMPH TR3, TR4

First Place

Russ Austin

1958 Triumph TR3A

 

Second Place

Karen Enos

1959 Triumph TR3

 

Third Place

Mike Simon

1964 Triumph  TR4

 

CLASS M – TRIUMPH TR6, TR250

First Place

 Wally Friloux

1971 TR6

 

Second Place

Allen Bradley

1971 TR6

 

 

Third Place

David Adamson

1968 TR250

 

CLASS N – TRIUMPH TR7

First Place

Joe D’Aquila

1975 TR7

 

Second Place

Bill Cornacchione

1977  TR7

 

CLASS O – TRIUMPH TR8

First Place

Bill Moseley

1980 TR8

 

Second Place

Bob Jones

1980 TR 8

 

Third Place

Ron Newman

1980 TR8

 

CLASS P – TRIUMPH SPITFIRE, GT6

First Place

Doug Kirkley

1979 Triumph Spitfire

 

Second Place

William & Mary Newman

1976 Triumph Spitfire

 

Third Place

Janet Lovett

1979 Triumph Spitfire

 

CLASS R – SMALL SEDANS & CONVERTIBLES

First Place

Mike Lewis

1950 MG Y-Type

 

Second Place

Bill Silhan

1964 Austin Mini Traveler

 

Third Place

Mark & Terri Caldwell

1974 Mini

 

 

CLASS S – BRITANNIA OPEN CARS

First Place

Tom Schmitz

1968 Morgan 4/4 Competition

 

Second Place

Ray Reese

1965 Sunbeam Tiger

 

CLASS TO – BRITANNIA CLOSED CARS

First Place

Pat Cashman

1953 Triumph Mayflower

 

Second Place

Jonathan & Bonne Foulds

1959 TVR Grantura

 

Third Place

Jonathan & Bonne Foulds

1974 TVR 2500M

 

CLASS U – MODIFIED, RACE CARS

First Place

Mike Cook

1979 MGB V-8

 

Second Place

John Hans

1974 MGB GT V-8

 

Third Place

Rick Huber

1975 MGB V-8

 

CLASS X – NEW MILLENNIUM, CARS 2000-2006

First Place

William & Mary Newman

2005 Mini Cooper S

 

Second Place

Wanda Campbell

2003 Aston Martin DB7

 

Third Place

Jim Lilly

2005 Lotus Elise

 

If you have anything to add to the British Marque under your name, please email it to Bill Moseley.  It does not have to be in finished-print form.