Panhandle British Car Association: November 2003 Newsletter

PBCA masthead from British Marque




November 2003

Contributing Editor: Bill Moseley
President: Ron Newman
           Where we've been...            
by Bill Moseley
Shows Attended 
The most strikingly beautiful photo I have ever seen -- the one made of PBCA member, Lou Goldstein sitting in his 1957 Jaguar XK-140.  It was made by Bob Goldberg at the Oct. 14 Navarre Beach car show.
Montgomery, AL - PBCA entered many shows since last month's Marque issue with outstanding success.  The most significant show was the British Car Festival held on the Shakespeare Festival grounds at Montgomery, AL.  on Sept. 27.  The two photographs show the beautifully manicured show area and MGB's lined up with the impressive Shakespeare Festival Auditorium in the background.
Milton, FL - PBCA members not attending the Montgomery show entered the Pensacola Antique Automobile Association show which was unfortunately on the same day as Montgomery.  Last year, twenty-one of our British cars were on hand.  The Association said that it would not conflict in the future.  This show is not a direct car-to-car competition.  Awards are solely based on points awarded by their judges. 
Navarre Beach - This all-car judged show features two British classes - one for four cylinder and another for eight and twelve cylinder cars.  PBCA members Scott and Brenda Putriment entered their beautiful yellow Gremlin in the highly competitive American Car class and earned a well-deserved third place award!!!  Other PBCAers will be announced next month.
Ft. Walton Beach - An all car show without a British car class but PBCA did well against the American iron.
PBCA Progressive Dinner - PBCA annual Progressive Dinner Sunday, Oct. 26.  We will meet at the Welcome Center at the foot of 3-Mile Bridge, Pensacola side, and drive to Vice President, John and Annette Barber's home.  Many of us will get a first look at his race prepared 1963 XKE, which he races around the S.E. United States.  Then we will drive to former President, Gus and Ann's home to finish eating as much - as fast as we can.

And where we're going...
Fairhope, AL British Car Show - Sat., Nov. 8 - Our sister club, South Alabama British Car Club, will host their British Car Festival.  It is the SABCC's big event which compliments the PBCA Pensacola Beach British Car Show coming up this April.  See website for details. 
PBCA Poker Rally - Sunday, November 16.  A scenic course of approx. 55 miles, only paved roads without speed bumps - to be followed by an automobile display and a sit down dinner at Mesquite Charlie's Steak's large reserved room.  Register between 11:45 and 1:15, get General Instructions and Route Instructions, then GO!
PBCA Christmas Party - Saturday, December 8.  Our very well attended Annual Christmas Party will take place on Pensacola Beach as before.  See website for details.
Lillian, AL Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 13.  A PBCA tradition, we will drive our British cars in the big Lillian, AL Christmas Parade.  Lillian is on Hgy. 98, only seven miles west of Pensacola.  We always throw candy to the crowd and generally make noise with our horns.  Always fun and a nice touch for the parade!!!
"New" MGB - PBCA Treasurer, Tom Schmitz, added a first-class MGB to his British car stable. Having just brought the MGB back from Meridian, MS, Tom drove it to the judged Navarre Beach show and placed first in the four cylinder British class.  Tom can smell out British gems like a bloodhound finds people.
Small correction - Last month I successfully spelled Cornacchione's last name but misspelled his first name "Bob" instead of "Bill".