Panhandle British Car Association: April 2008 Newsletter


PBCA masthead from British Marque

THE BRITISH LINE

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE

PANHANDLE BRITISH CAR ASSOCIATION, INC.

April 2008


Contributing Editor: Bill Moseley
President: Curt Derby

PBCA Winners

Bill Moseley
Pensacola, Florida –

WINNERS AT NEW ORLEANS, NATIONAL CAR SHOW, AND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

New Orleans, March 29 - Four PBCA cars and six members were in New Orleans for the annual New Orleans British Car Day and all four cars brought home awards. They were:

  • Bill and Melissa Silhan’s 1967 Marcos 1600 GT placed first in the Empire Class
  • Tom Schmitz’s 1972 MGB-GT placed first in MGB-GT and MGC-GT class
  • Mike Japp’s 1977 Spitfire placed second in the Spitfire and GT-6 class
  • Mike Darby accompanied by Richard Cunningham placed second in Jaguar Sedans in Mike’s 1967 Jaguar 240

    (Photos by New Orleans British Motoring Club)


    Bill and Melissa Silhan and Marcos 1600 GT


    Tom Schmitz in ’72 MGB-GT


    Mike Japp and nephew in ’77 Spitfire


    Mike Darby and (Original) 1967 Jaguar 240 Sedan

    Panhandle Cruisers’ National Show, March 29 – I entered my Triumph TR-8 in the Panhandle Cruisers’ National Show at the Pensacola Fairgrounds. About 180 cars were on hand. My Triumph TR-8 won First in Class ahead of several BMWs, Porsches, Miatas; a Lancia Zagato-GT., and an Alfa Romeo Giulietta.


    Bill Moseley and 1980 Triumph TR-8 1st in National Show (Photo: Panhandle Cruisers)

    Strawberry Festival Show, April 12 - Panhandle Cruisers hosted the 21st Annual Strawberry Festival Show in Loxley, Alabama. The Panhandle Cruisers now feature British classes with unlimited class splits if enough British cars enter – the first time this has been done at any Open show. Lets support them! Other all-car show promoters should take notice!. (See photos in Club Events, www.PanhandleCruisers.org)

    Winners were (L to R in photo) Art Perez, J.B. Clark, Bill Moseley, Herb Hackman holding Roger Reetz’s trophy, and Dick Bishop.


    British Invasion at Strawberry Festival Show (Photo: Bill Moseley)


    British Class Winners at Strawberry Festival (Photo: Panhandle Cruisers)

    April 12 – Valve Cover Racer Construction Seminar, Tom Schmitz’s home, Lillian, Alabama More on this next month.

    Upcoming Events:

  • June (TBA) Sunday - Picnic at Bill and Melissa Silhan's home
  • June 16 Monday - PBCA Meeting at Piccadilly Cafeteria, Town & Country Plaza, Pace and Fairfield, Pensacola.
  • July 20th or 27th (TBA) Sunday - Joint PBCA-SABCC-MGMG Pig Roast at Schmitz house, Lillian, AL. Monthly meeting announcements included.
  • August 18th Monday - PBCA Meeting at Piccadilly Cafeteria, Town & Country Plaza, Pace and Fairfield, Pensacola.
  • August 23rd or 24th (TBA) Sat. or Sun. - Chumuckla Int'l Airport Picnic hosted by Mitzi and Dick Maddux. Bring covered dish or dessert.

    READ ABOUT OUR APRIL 19 SHOW IN THE NEXT ISSUE!

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