Panhandle British Car Association: November 2021 Newsletter

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November 2021

President: Keith Sanders

PBCA Report

by Keith Sanders

Dog Days Rally

The Panhandle British Car Association held our annual Dog Days Rally September 25th with the proceeds going to the local Pensacola Humane Society. Team Willows, Darla and Rich, coordinated it, which marked our 10th annual event. The Rally started at the Humane Society off Navy Blvd. and ended up at the Orr House Seafood Restaurant.

We had wonderful weather and nine cars showed up. We contributed 162 pounds of food, mostly cat food, and $475 in monetary donations. This will help care for special-needs furries.

Tom Schmitz and his sister Linda were the recipients of the 1st place trophy and prize. Tim and Liz Maynard took 2nd place, while George and Bridget Wakeman skated into 3rd.

We gave a bonus prize, which was won by Paul and Mollie Reese. It was a print of the Hopkins House.

The Humane Society had a photographer on call who photographed each entry. Photos would be perused at our meeting on October 18th at Sonny’s BBQ.

Also at our October meeting (still in the future as I'm writing this), long time member and fire extinguisher expert, Stan Oman offered to present a program on proper fire suppression, including extinguishers and other tidbits, helpful information in case of a fire in your home or automobile.

Trailer driving school?

An impromptu driving event was established out of necessity. George Bruno has purchased a mobile garage (also known as an enclosed trailer) to transport his pristine TR6. Seems Brother George had very little experience backing and parking a towed vehicle. Members, Bob Manske, Tim Maynard and Dick Maddux took this opportunity to accompany George to an empty school board parking lot on Saturday morning with parking cones in hand to practice backing and parking. No photos, but excellent idea for some spirited extra-curricular activity for the whole club in the future.

Upcoming events

The next event scheduled is our Autojumble, to be held November 6th at Tom Schmitz’s Quonset huts in Lillian, Ala. He is located on Old County Road 95 just west of Lillian and south of US Hwy. 98. This giant, threeBritish-car-club event will begin at 9 a.m. and end around 2 p.m. Bring your unwanted or unneeded automotive paraphernalia or collectible items (anything is acceptable) and set up your own little sales area. Coffee and doughnuts will be on hand, but, feel free to bring any food item to share that you think others will enjoy. Your own table and lawn chairs would also be a good idea.

Another Board meeting and Show Planning Committee meeting was held October 7th at Action Mailing with Chairman Bill Weeks in charge, and looking ahead, the Classic Mini will be the featured marque for our 2022 British Car Show. The Show will be held at Seville Square in downtown Pensacola on April 23rd.

The date and time for our Panhandle British Christmas Party were confirmed. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday night, December 10th, and take place at the Spanish Cove Clubhouse, which has been our location for many events throughout the history of the PBCA.