Panhandle British Car Association: June 2010 Newsletter


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THE BRITISH LINE

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE

PANHANDLE BRITISH CAR ASSOCIATION, INC.

June 2010


Contributing Editor: Tom Schmitz
President: Tom Keyser

PBCA Summer Events

Mark these dates on the calendar and plan to participate:

June 26, Saturday - The club with take a back roads tour from Lillian, AL, to the Sweet Home Cheese Farm in Elberta to sample their wares and stock up on some fine cheeses. We will then continue with a leisurely drive to Gulf Shores to have lunch at Lulu's on the Intra-Coastal Waterway.

July 18, Sunday - 15th Annual Joint British Car Clubs Pig Roast. We will gather for the 15th year with the South Alabama British Car Club and the Mardi Gras MG Car Club at the Schmitz's home on Soldiers Creek in Lillian, AL, to enjoy the company of British car enthusiasts and devour another juicy fat porker with all the attendant salads, side dishes and desserts. Other than our local British car shows, this is usually the largest local gathering of British cars of the year.

August 13th or 20th (date TBA) - Friday Night at the Races. We will gather for dinner at a local restaurant and then proceed to Five Flags Speedway where we will take a lap on the race track while our cars and drivers are identified over the PA system and then spend the evening watching the stock car races. Regular Monthly Meetings at Sonny's Bar-B-Que on Navy Blvd, 6/7 pm, June 21 and August 16. The July Meeting is the Pig Roast. The program for the June Meeting will by a short history of PBCA back to the late 80's by Tom Schmitz. The August Meeting program will be announced in an email and the Marque.
Fred and Carolyn Easton's '67 Triumph TR-4A Best of Show
Larry McCain's '60 Morris Minor Traveller Peoples Choice
A variety of MGs ready for judging.
One lonely Morgan with 4 Sunbeams in the Britannia Open Class
Seven little Spitfires all in a row. The largest single model class for the second year.

Brits On the Bay 2010

The weekend of April 16-17 provided the nicest weather we have had on the Gulf Coast this year for the 18th Annual "Brits on the Bay" All British Car Show in Pensacola, Florida. 104 cars and several hundred owners and enthusiasts attended the Friday night welcome party at Pensacola Beach and the Saturday Show. The cars were arranged in 26 classes and the participating owners voted on their favorites in each class. The car chosen by a team of well qualified judges for Best of Show was the stunning red 1967 Triumph TR4A owned by Fred and Carolyn Easton of Jasper, Alabama. The car selected for the Peoples' Choice trophy was Larry & Maureen McCain's 1960 Morris Minor Traveler.

The event was again kicked off on Friday night at the Days Inn Pensacola Beach Resort at the "Red Beans and Rice" Party arranged by perennial hosts Ann and Gus Fell and their team of helpers. Many PBCA members turned out to welcome the guests from all over the southeast. Ann always does a great job with this party and everyone looks forward to it each year.

Many PBCA members worked both before show day and during the show to make the event one of the best in memory. Many were responsible for signing up the fifty show sponsors which included Overall Show Sponsor, Mini of Pensacola, Best of Show and Peoples Choice Sponsor, B and M Starter and Alternator Service and all Jaguar Classes Sponsor, Jaguar of the Gulf Coast. A large "Thank You" goes to the Moulton family who provides the beautiful oak shaded site on the Pensacola bayfront each year. Again this year, the winner of the Sponsor Contest was Peggy Overly who brought in a total of 10 Show Sponsors. Close behind her was Al DeWeese with 7 which included Mini of Pensacola and Jaguar of the Gulf Coast.

There were many PBCA members working both before the show and during the day. A few of the notable workers were Bill Weeks and Al DeWeese and their greeting and parking crew getting the entrants on to the show field after they were initially welcomed by Mitzi Maddux in her British Bobby helmet and uniform. Mike Japp and his photo crew got every one's photo in front of the McGuires double decker bus for the website and Mike has all attendees photos posted at www.pbca1.com.

On site food vendors were Cajun Specialty Meats and PBCA members Franz and Monica Bachman with their SnoCone trailer.

This was a good year for the valve cover races with eleven racers vying for honors. A.C. Tillman of Louisville, Kentucky, won the highly contested final heat.

Mickey and Kay Kay and Darla Willows kept a large crew working all day in the T-shirt and Raffle and 50/50 ticket sales tents. Mickey is also responsible for starting early in the year to bring in many of the door prizes given out to attendees during the day. The T-shirt design and all the show graphics was again done by Curt Derby. Keith Sanders manned the PA and music system all day. Keith came down from his home in Virginia to handle announcing and also provided his motorhome for registration where Jeanne Schmitz and Midge Derby handled all of the registration chores, not an easy task which they handle so very well each year. Other PBCAers who contributed to the success of the show were: Ian Brown, Chuck and Charlene Byrne, Pat Cooke, Richard Cunningham, Kevin Curran, Mike Darby, Steve Gundrum, Don Hambrick, Margaret Henson, Tom and Mary Keyser, Doug Kirkley, Richard Lewis, Dick Maddux, Bob and Risa Manske, Mickey McNair, John Mahone, Bill Moseley, Ralph Overly, Kenny and Emily Ray, Joe Stephens, Donna Weeks, and Rich Willows. Also Bill Gillson, Peachtree MG Registry, again lent his expert assistance as one of the judges.

Registration closed at noon and voting began. All the ballots were in by 2 pm and counting began, culminating at 4 pm with the announcement of the winners and presentation of trophies by show Co-Chairmen Tom Schmitz and Bob Henson.

Following waves if farewell, "Thanks" for coming and wishes for a safe trip home to the departing guests, many members retired to McGuires for dinner and to recap the day as well as to begin planning for the "2011 Brits on the Bay" which will be held on April 15 and 16, 2011.

Below are the 2010 Trophy Winners:

BEST OF SHOW - JUDGED
Fred & Carolyn Easton
1967 TR-4A

PEOPLESí CHOICE
Larry & Maureen McCain
1960 Morris Minor Traveler

Diamond in the Rough
Stuart Waddington
1972 Triumph Stag

Valve Cover Race
First Place
A. C. Tillman

Sprite/Midget Class

First Place
Jack Laird
1959 Bugeye Sprite

Second Place
Jack Durkin
1974 MG Midget

Third Place
Bill Weeks
1977 MG Midget

Austin Healey Class

First Place
Alan Apel
1967 Austin Healey 3000

Second Place (Tie)
Richard & Darla Willows
1958 Austin Healey 100-6

Second Place (Tie)
Marion Brantley
1967 Austin Healey 3000

MG T-Series

First Place
Bob Manske
1955 MG TF 1500

Second Place
Curt & Midge Derby
1953 MG TD

Third Place
Tom Schmitz
1955 MGTF 1500

MGA

First Place
David Stiebel
1957 MGA

Second Place
Robert Ogletree
1962 MGA

Third Place
Don Warnecke
1958 MGA

MGB Chrome Early

First Place
Malcolm Branch
1966 MGB

Second Place
Tom Warren
1964 MGB

Third Place
Richard Bishop
1966 MGB

MGB Chrome Late

First Place
Ken McElhaney
1972 MGB

Second Place
Gene Johnson
1971 MGB

Third Place
Blake Sonnier
1972 MGB

MGB/C GT

First Place
Bill & Janet Gillson
1972 MGB GT

Second Place
Ralph Overly
1969 MGC GT

Third Place
Tom Schmitz
1972 MGB GT

MGB Rubber Early

First Place
Keith Vezina
1976 MGB

Second Place
Herb Hackman
1975 MGB

Third Place
Alan McDonald
1976 MGB

MGB Rubber Late

First Place
Stuart Waddington
1977 MGB

Second Place
Steve Gundrum
1977 MGB

Third Place
Al DeWeese
1977 MGB

Jaguar XJS

First Place
Chuck & Charlene Byrne
1994 Jaguar XJS

Second Place
Michael King
1991 Jaguar XJS

Third Place
Richard Cunningham
1988 Jaguar XJS

Jaguar XK

First Place
George Mohanco
1956 Jaguar XK 140

Jaguar E-Type

First Place
Bob & Margaret Henson
1967 Jaguar E-Type

Second Place
Jack Ross
1968 Jaguar E-Type

Third Place
Mike Schiebert
1973 Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar Sedan

First Place
Mike Darby
1967 Jaguar 240

Second Place
Pat Cashman
1967 Jaguar 420G

Third Place
Dee Dee Daniels
1994 Jaguar XJ6

Triumph TR3/4

First Place
Fred & Carolyn Easton
1967 Triumph TR4A

Second Place
Wayne Pangburn
1963 Triumph TR4

Third Place
Dick Maddux
1959 Triumph TR3

Triumph TR 250-TR6

First Place
Steven Freeman
1968 Triumph TR250

Second Place
Kenny Justiniano
1976 Triumph TR6

Third Place
Laurence Vooght
1967 Triumph TR250

Fourth Place
Susan & Allen Bradley
1971 Triumph TR6

Triumph TR7/8

First Place
Bill & Monnie Moseley
1980 TR8

Second Place (Tie)
Gus Fell
1980 TR8

Second Place (Tie)
Alan Hummel
1980 TR7

Lotus

First Place
Russell Flowers
1991 Lotus Esprit

Second Place
David Jurkowski
2006 Lotus Exige

Third Place
Russell Flowers
1991 Lotus Elan

Triumph Spitfire

First Place
Tommy Boudreaux
1978 Triumph Spitfire

Second Place
Doug & Shannon McArthur
1974 Triumph Spitfire

Third Place
Russell Mills
1979 Triumph Spitfire

Restoration Class

First Place
Mike Darby
1959 MGA

Second Place
Stuart Waddington
1971 Triumph Stag

Small Sedans/Conv

First Place
Larry & Maureen McCain
1960 Morris Minor Traveller

Second Place
Mike Lewis
1950 MG Y-Type

Third Place
Larry & Maureen McCain
1960 Morris Minor Tourer

Britannia Open

First Place
Tony McLaughlin
1971 Morgan Plus8

Second Place
Don Wood
1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Third Place
Kenneth Kennedy
1971 Triumph Stag

Motorcycle

First Place
John Bolton
1975 Norton Commando

Second Place
Karl Savacool
1969 Norton Commando

Britannia Closed

First Place
Rich Allen
1968 AC 428

Second Place
Bill Silhan
1967 Aston Martin DB6

Classic Mini

First Place
Leah Payne
1977 Leyland Mini Pickup

Second Place
Richard Payne
1972 Austin Mini

Third Place
Bob Lembcke
1967 Austin Mini Cooper S

New Millennium 2000 Up

First Place
Gordon Levi
2004 Jaguar XK8

New Mini

First Place
Mary & Tom Keyser
2005 Mini Cooper S JCW

Second Place
Donald Revell
2003 Mini Cooper S

Third Place (Tie)
Rodney McDonald
2007 Mini Cooper

Third Place (Tie)
Gordon Oxford
2003 Mini Cooper S