The 12th Annual Joint Club Pig Roast will be held in Lillian , AL , at the Schmitz’s home on Soldier Creek Road . Members of all the area British car clubs, PBCA, South Alabama British Car Club, Mardi Gras MG British Car Club, and the Austin Healey Club are invited. Richard Cunningham will be staging the Road Races in Tom’s car garage. There will be swimming in the pool and fishing from the pier. Bring swim suits and fishing gear if desired. Check out the model car collection, there have been some additions from last year.
The Roast Pig is provided by PBCA and attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, appetizers, salad or dessert. Bring your preferred drinks.
The driveway and front yard are reserved for British cars and there will be parking across the street for others. Look for the signs.
Directions from Pensacola: Take US 98 to Lillian, AL, turn left at the stop light at the west end of the Lillian Bridge onto County Road 99, go south 6 miles, straight at the stop sign 8/10 of a mile, turn right on Soldier Creek Road, go 1 mile to 9609. House is on the left on the water. Look for the British flag.
From the West: Take US 98 to County Road 91 (yellow flasher and flower shop on NW corner, turn right (south), go 4 miles to stop sign, make a hard right onto County Road 99 and follow directions above to the house.
The May PBCA meeting featured a display of auto related T-shirts both worn and displayed by members. The members were asked to wear or bring T’s that were car, or car show related. Bill Silhan showed up with the oldest PBCA shirt from the 1990 show that most members did not know even existed. Gerald Davis had the oldest car related shirt, a 1975 Martini Porsche shirt and the oldest shirt displayed was a 1971 Marina Del Rey Liquormart T which Tom Schmitz got when he lived in the Marina in the early ‘70s. John Mahone had the most distant show shirt, which was a number from the 1992 John Twist University Motors Summer Party at Cannonsburg , Michigan . The grubbiest shirt honors went to Bob Henson wearing an old ratty PBCA show shirt and Gordon Levi, who wore a ripped up Triumph motorcycle shirt. Rich Willows’ shirt, on which he had painted an old racing MG was deemed the most colorful and original. Tom Schmitz set up a display of all the PBCA Show T’s from 1996 though 2009, the first SABCC Show (1992) and the first New Orleans Show (1992) shirts and had several other old shirts from his collection of 347 collectible T-shirts.
Gus and Ann Fell and Bill Moseley added to the fun with several of their prize Ts.
Recently Machinist’s Workshop magazine tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts.
They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants with the control being the torque required to remove the nut from a “significantly rusted” environment.
|Penetrating oil||Average Load|
|PB Blaster||214 “|
|Liquid Wrench||127 “|
|Kano Kroil||106 “|
|ATF-Acetone mix||53 “|
The ATF-Acetone mix was a “home Brew” mix of 50/50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone. Note that the “home Brew” was better than any commercial product in this one particular test. Of course, your experience may vary but it may be worth a try on in one of those really difficult situations we all run into from time to time.
David and Cathy Morgan rejoined PBCA recently. David was a member many years ago and now lives in New Orleans . David has three Bugeye Sprites. It is quite likely that you met David at this year’s “Brits on the Bay” where he served as our very successful 50/50 ticket seller. We look forward to seeing David when he is here in Pensacola and at future New Orleans British Car Shows.
Another old time member from many, many years ago rejoined PBCA at the May meeting. Ray Worden who lives in Bagdad , FL , has a collection of TR3s, TR7s, Sprites and Midgets.
Ray scored big on his first night back by winning the 50/50 drawing. Welcome Ray, we are glad to have you back in the fold.
|B and M Starter and Alternator Service- BEST OF SHOW||Tom Schmitz|
|Moulton Properties – SHOW SITE||Bill Weeks|
|Adcox Imports, Inc||Tom Schmitz|
|Advanced Auto Air and Repair||Gus Fell|
|All Pro Tune Up||Dick Maddux|
|Alley Cat Customs||Gerald Davis|
|Apple Market||Peggy Overly|
|Aragon Wine Market||Gus Fell|
|Baughn Alignment Service||Gus Fell|
|Bayside Collision Center||Steve Gundrum|
|Brown Imports||Ian Brown|
|Carnley’s Food Service Inc||Al De Weese|
|Chuck and Charlene Byrne||Chuck Byrne|
|CIE GIE Professional Hair Design||Peggy Overly|
|Coastal Ins Group-Hagerty Ins||Jerry Hall|
|Coastal Machinery Co||Joe Stephens|
|Creations by Beth||Beth Sanders|
|Crestview Sears||John Mahone|
|Custom Control Solutions||Joe Stephens|
|Cut-N-Up Barber Shop||Al De Weese|
|CVS Teleproductions||Richard Cunningham|
|Darby Classic Restorations||Mike Darby|
|Doug Kirkley||Doug Kirkley|
|Edward Jones, John Peacock||Curt Derby|
|Evans Automotive Service Ctr||Pat Cooke|
|Five Star Automotive||Bill Moseley|
|Hirst Transmission Specialists||Bob Henson|
|Hi-Tech Car Wash||Rich Willows|
|Jerry’s Cajun Café||Bill Weeks|
|Katy Bradshaw - Montgomery Realty||Peggy Overly|
|Kenneth and Emily Ray||Kenneth Ray|
|Logbook Magazine-Great Aviation History||David Powers|
|M&D Foreign Auto Parts||Bob Henson|
|Maaco Auto Painting||Al De Weese|
|Margaret Porter Ins Agency||Curt Derby|
|NAPA Auto, Truck & Industrial Parts||Bob Henson|
|O’Reilly Auto Parts||Rich Willows|
|Pentica, Inc Auto Maintenance & Repair||Michael Bamford|
|Penton’s Auto Trim & Truck Accessories||Al De Weese|
|Pfeiffer Drug||Peggy Overly|
|Raley Brake and Alignment Service||Al DeWeese|
|Ralph A. Overly||Peggy Overly|
|Robert Tau Automotive||Bob Henson|
|Robinson Automotive||Peggy Overly|
|Sanders Mountain View Lodge||Keith Sanders|
|Saturn of Pensacola||Al De Weese|
|Sew Sew Embroidery||Mickey Kay|
|Shields Lawn Care||Peggy Overly|
|Sonny’ Real Pit Bar-B-Que||Rich Willows|
|Susie Hastings LMT||Peggy Overly|
|Traction Heavy Duty Parts||Rich Willows|
|United Bank – Lillian, AL||Tom Schmitz|
|Virginia Bunde Ins Agency||Peggy Overly|
|Winged Wheel Garage||Rich Willows|
Rich and Darla Willows, Austin Healey 100-6, and Tom Schmitz, Morgan 4/4, attended the Battleship Alabama Memorial Fund Raiser June 6 in Mobile , AL . There were over 400 cars on display and the sponsors, Baldwin County Gearjammers, raised a sizeable donation for the building of a Memorial to Gulf War veterans.