Panhandle British Car Association: November 2005 Newsletter

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November 2005

Contributing Editor: Bill Moseley
President: John Barber
Bill Moseley
PBCA Pensacola, 10-19-05Next meeting is November 21 at Po Folks.  NEW!  PBCA webmaster, Mike Japp has introduced a great new interactive calendar.  ALWAYS CHECK UPCOMING EVENTS at .
Poker Rally is Sunday, NOV. 13.  Goat Lips Deli and Dinner House is open Sunday afternoon exclusively for the 



The PBCA Poker Rally is a "planned driving tour and social event" more than a "rally".  

START:  On Sunday, Nov.13 we will gather at Bill Silhan's WINGED WHEEL GARAGE beginning at 12:30 for a social hour with coffee and donuts, have a look at Bill and Melissa's great collection of rare cars and memorabilia (including his newly acquired 1948 Packard Woody), and socialize. Shove off at 1:30.    

FINISH:  We will finish at Larry Cowan's unusual Goat Lips Deli and Dinner House for his great cuisine and make awards to the best and worst Poker hands.  Larry will open his restaurant especially for us on Sunday afternoon and we will have it exclusively to ourselves.  No entry fee will be charged by PBCA.


For those who have not seen Bill Silhan's Winged Wheel Garage, it is located on the east side of Blue Angel Parkway, about

2 1/2 miles north of Highway 98 or about 1/2 mile south of Saufley Road. 


The planned route from Winged Wheel will use some neat backroads that many have never been on before.  The rally will eventually wind through the University of West Florida campus (incidentally, by Dr. Silhan's art department at the Fine Arts building), then onto Scenic Highway.  About a mile later will make a 90 degree right which winds from Scenic into Ellyson Field, then go out the front gate (Copter Road) and run right into Goat Lips.  The rally will not exceed 30 miles. 


FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE RALLY DRIVERS  AT GOAT LIPS -- Love to have you eat with us.  You aren't required to drive the rally to join the group.  Goat Lips is a short distance north of I-10, Exit 13 (Davis Hgy, Hgy 291, University Mall).  Continue past W. Florida Hospital about a mile, turn right at the light at Copter Road - Goat lips is a couple of hundred yards on your right.  You will know when to meet us as soon as I calculate the time to complete the rally.


The Rare Air VW club, the Porsche club, the Mustang club, British car clubs and others are invited to join we Brits.


Past Events
Navarre, 10-15-05.   About 150 cars of all makes were in Navarre for their 5th Annual (judged) Car Show which was hosted by the super-sharp Navarre High School Band.  Two British classes, a 4-cylinder and a 6-8-12-cylinder class were featured. 
In the 4-cyl. class, Tom Schmitz took first in his gorgeous 1955 MGTF and Scott and Brenda Putriment took a close second with their 1971 MG-GT.  Scott has his GT looking very nice now after having had to redo it twice from being reended twice.
In the 6-plus cyl. class,  Kenny Justiniano's beautifully detailed 1976 Triumph TR-6 just edged out Bill Moseley's (my) Triumph TR-8 but that might change!  Harry Sweet, took third with his 1972 Jaguar  XJ6.  Harry has owned the car since new and says it runs as it did when he bought it.  The car has beautiful willow green paint which is 30 years old.  The original usual poor Jaguar paint gave out after two years and after having repainted the car, it was his wife's daily driver for many years.
PBCA member, Joe Hajcak, entered his Porsche instead of his sharp MGTD.  Ray Reese and his son, Taylor showed up in his black Sunbeam Tiger as did Bob and Margaret Henson in Margaret's 1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible but both didn't arrive in time to enter.  Ernie Brousseau stopped by for a while with his newly acquired '67 MGB GT to get a few tips on restoration.  Ernie then attended the PBCA meeting Monday evening and became our newest member.  Welcome aboard Ernie and Gail.
(All photos:  Bill Moseley)
Tom Schmitz's MGTF and Scott and Brenda Putriment's MGB-GT. Ray Reese's Tiger behind Scott's canopy.
Kenny Justiniano's TR-6, Harry Sweet's Jaguar, and Bill Moseley's TR-8
Bill Moseley's TR-8
"BATTLE OF THE ENGINES"   Kenny Justiniano's TR-6 and Bill Moseley's TR-8

Pensacola, 10-16-05.  This year's Progressive Dinner was hosted by two member families who were PBCA Featured Members in past issues.  We first gathered at Vince and Pat Cooke's home in Lillian, Alabama, to enjoy some imaginative Hors d'overes, prepared by various PBCA members and to enjoy the blue waters of Perdido Bay from Vince and Pat's back yard.  Following this portion of the feast, the group drove east all the way across Pensacola to stop again at the home of Fritz and Ann Klumpp on Escambia Bay.  Ann and Fritz opened their home to the club and everyone enjoyed the fabulous desserts.  Progressive dinners are definitely going on next year's club schedule!!
In addition to Vince and Pat and Ann and Fritz, those enjoying the culinary delights were:  Chuck and Charlene Byrne in their XJS, Bill and Elaine Cornacchione, Curt and Midge Derby, Gus and Ann Fell in the TR8, Henry Hensel and Mary Bishop drove his '55 T-Bird while his Mark V Jag is on the mend, Bob and Margaret Henson in Margaret's XJS, Frank and Pat Hubbard, Mike, Cheri and Thomas Japp, Bill Moseley, TR8, Ralph and Peggy Overly in their recently accquired MGC GT, Keith Sanders, Tom and Jeanne Schmitz in the XJS, and Phil and Marian Wismer. 
"The Group" poses for photograph at the Cooke's.
Some members enjoying the magnificent view of the bay.  NO HURRICANES!!!

                                                                          HAIL AND FAREWELL
HAIL -- Five families have joined PBCA.  New members are:  Ernie and Gail Brousseau from Navarre.  From Pensacola,
Bill and Donna Weeks, '77 MG Midget; Richard and Carla Willows, '75 Spitfire and '58 Austin Healey 100-6; and Tom and Carolyn Wolf, '63 Triumph TR-3.   Also, from Elberta, AL,  are Bill and Pat Specht who have a '74 MG Midget and a '79 MGB.  We hope to get to know you at future PBCA events.  Only by participating can you get the most out of PBCA membership.
FAREWELL -- Craig and Kathy Smith have moved to Casper, WY with their MGA.   Thanks to Craig for many years of sponsorship of class trophies at PBCA's annual Pensacola Beach British Car Show from his company, Ensafe.  Craig hopes to find a British car connection in the wilds of the northern Great Plains.  He may be driving a bit further to work than from Gulf Breeze to Pensacola!!!   We will also miss Bill and Diane Edgington who have moved to Kentucky with their freshly restored MG TD.   Fair winds and following seas to both couples and we hope we may meet you again down the road.

                                                                      NOMINATING COMMITTE REPORT
The Nominating Committee sumitted its proposed slate of Officers for 2006 at the October 17th PBCA meeting.  Acting President Keith Sanders opened the floor for additional nominations. There being none, the committee report was accepted as presented.  The election will be held at the November 21st meeting and the new officers will take office at the December Christmas Party.  The slate is: 


President - Mickey Kay

 Vice President Keith Sanders

 Vice President Curt Derby

 Secretary Ralph Overly

 Treasurer Tom Schmitz

 Board Members at Large

 Northeastern Florida Area Midge Derby

 Southeastern Florida Area Peggy Overly

 Pensacola Area Fritz and Ann Klumpp

 Alabama Area Bob Henson and Jeanne Schmitz 


December, 2005
Saturday, December 3 - PBCA Annual Christmas Party, The location will be announced by email, website and at the November 21st meeting.  The party room at the Pensacola Beach Best Western has still not be repaired since damaged by Ivan.  CJ's BarBQue is also gone, therefore we will be gathering in yet another location.
Saturday, December 10 - Lillian Christmas Parade, Lillian, Alabama.  Drive your British car in this one!  Parade kick off is 1:00 pm, plan to arrive by 12:30 pm.  Decorate your car or not as you choose and the club will provide the candy to throw to the crowd.  The parade is only about 3 miles in length (cool December weather keeps overheating at bay), we all have a great time and the kids love our LBCs almost as much as they do the candy.