English Auto Society
March 2009 Newsletter
President: Morgan Everett 379-8639
Vice-President Bob Carroll 971-1519
Treasurer: Mark Caldwell 671-3935
Newsletter Editors: John and Barbara Rigby 531-0918
Paraphernalia Queen: Mike McMillan 995-3366
Don’t forget to book for our car Smoky Mountain Brewery on
show – it’s only $20.00 to pre- Turkey Creek. 7:00 p.m. as usual.
book, make checks payable to
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. April Drive: The deRopp’s have
again extended an invitation to their
Some dates for your calendar: Annual Dogwood Drive on April
18thth starting off with coffee,
March Drive: Mike McMillan will Mimosas and crumpets at the
lead a Blount County Drive on deRopp House - 10:00 a.m. sharp.
March 22nd – leaving Weigels on The Drive starts at 11:00 a.m. and
Topside/I140 at 1:00 p.m. The will travel through the Rockford
drive will include a picnic courtesy area with great views of the Smoky
of Mike and Shelia - BYOB. Mountains, Neubert Springs,
McCammon cemetery and farms,
April 4th revised date for the British Maplecrest Farm and swan pond,
Car Fools Bash, Panther Creek State site of civil war camp, llamas, goats
Park, in Morristown. SEE and belted Galloway cattle from 16th
AMENDED FLYER AT END OF century Scotland. It will end at the
NEWSLETTER John Sevier Homestead with a
picnic (bring your own lunch)
NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE drinks and grounds for the picnic
April Meeting: will be at the will be provided! There will also be
an optional tour of the home. Townsend 9-11th May - one week
Directions to the deRopp’s house before our own Show – it will
are as follows: feature the Mini and the Sprite.
From east or west I-40, take exit
389B to Rt. 129 (Alcoa Hwy). After EAS European Car Show to be
passing UT Hospital and Naval held in conjunction with the Cystic
Marine Base on the right, go 1/2 Fibrosis Great Strides Walk on May
mile past the base and turn right 16th in Victor Ashe Park. Barbara
onto Montlake Rd. Go 1.1 Rigby still needs items for draw
miles and turn right at the stop sign prizes and also ‘fillers’ for goodie
onto Maloney Rd. Go 1.3 miles to bags. Also please distribute a copy
fork in the road and bear left onto of the flyer to any related business
dead end section. 4126 is the 7th in your area. Hopefully they will
house on the left, and it is an display the flyer and might even
English Tudor style home with a offer a prize or two for the event.
brick "troll house" near the road.
From the south, turn left onto Little British Car Co has a very
Maloney Rd. after passing Sevier extensive list of car shows. The list
Heights Baptist Church. Go 3 miles may not be definitive, but it is
(see directions above for more certainly long! To view full list go
specific information) to: http://www.lbcarco.com/
For the benefit of those who receive
If you get lost, here’s the “Help this newsletter via snail mail, I’ve
line”: 573-1507 or 389-4717. included the early shows next year.
Townsend will be hosting the Lane Motor Museum, Nashville.
Classic Mini 50 Party in the Join them for special tours and
Smokies, April 22-25 2009. This is vehicle rides for adults. See
driving event for Classic Mini’s. If www.lanemotormuseum.org for
you don’t have a Mini, but would operating hours and full details of
like to take part in any of these Mini their upcoming events.
only drives, please contact Mike
McMillan or Donna Kimble of the An early Alert for the MG
Mini Club for a seat in one of the Gathering of the Faithful at
participating cars. Hiawassee – details at the end of the
Full details at: Newsletter.
ni50.htm. Meeting Report:
Blount British will have their There were around 35 people in
Springtime in the Smokies Show at attendance at the meeting. Time
Warp Tea Room is certainly for a drawing, and possibly for a
interesting (pin ball machines, raffle, please see CFF letter at the
motor cycles and accompanying end of the Newsletter which you
paraphernalia) and we would like to can use to approach vendors for
extend thanks to owners Don and donations. If you can help in any
Peggy Moriarty for their hospitality. way please let Barbara know .
Treasurer’s Report: No formal 2009 is the 25th Anniversary of the
report, but we are apparently fiscally EAS so we would like to make this
sound! an outstanding event. We will be
following in Mark’s footsteps, so it
Bonne displayed the artwork for will be hard work! We will try to
the 25th Anniversary apparel and have a short meeting for volunteers
members were very impressed. It after the April meeting.
was agreed we purchase a ‘hoodie’
zipper top and tee shirts. Interest The charges for the show will be
was shown in polo shirts as well but $20.00 for pre-booking and $25.00
the club isn’t able to purchase large on day of show. Hopefully the
quantities of these, so if you are weather will be wonderful, but just
interested in either the hoddie or in case it doesn’t cooperate all
the polo let Bonne know. parking is on hard standing.
Hopefully prices will be available by An information sheet and the
the next meeting. registration form is at the end of the
Members were again reminded
about the EAS 2009 European Car Rigbys announced they will be
Show. We are joining with the offering additional awards based on
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation again the age of the cars. There will be 1
this year to put on our Car Show AWARD PER CATEGORY –
which will be held in conjunction CAN BE BRITISH OR
with their Great Strides Walk on EUROPEAN: CARS PRE-1950,
May 16th at Victor Ashe Park, 4901 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 &
Bradshaw Road off Pleasant Ridge MODERN.
It was brought to the attention of
We will need volunteers to help the meeting that there is a Classic
with the show, and will need all Car Show in Downtown Crossville
members to contact employers, every 3rd Saturday from 3:00 ‘til
suppliers etc for small items to go 7:00. If it’s decided to make a mass
into Goodie Bags for all registrants. entrance one weekend and we will
In addition we will also need items send out details. In the meantime if
you would like to know more
contact Charlie Bunnell (see The impromptu drive to Cherahala
Membership list). was led by Mike in a 911 (do you
see a pattern here?) There were 8
The Paraphernalia Queen advised cars in total and as we reached 6000’
that we were out of window stickers there was indeed snow, although
and it was agreed we should re- most of the road was very clear.
order these. The drive was a great idea Mike –
A reminder was given about the 3rd
bi-monthly Cars and Coffee to be Alan and Rachel extended an
held at European Auto Garage on invitation to their wedding which
March 7th will be held during the Mini’s in the
Smokies Event. Details: 7:00 p.m.
In addition, Eurotec of North April 25th in the KOA Campground
Knoxville are having an open house Amphitheater, Townsend.
on the 21st March - free food and
drinks will be provided. The Walter Mitty event at Road
Atlanta is at the end of April – it’s a
Reports on drives and events: great event and this year the
featured marque is the Jaguar.
Spring Thing: Sorry didn’t make a
note of those in attendance, but we It was agreed we would hold the
understand it was a great weekend, May meeting at Gunthers in East
some 90 Minis in attendance Mike Town Mall, and the June meeting
McMillan won the prize for furthest will take place at Waterfront Grill
drive in a Classic Mini. Maryville.
Those members who didn’t journey The Carmichael Inn in Loudon was
down to Florida, but who wanted to suggested for a meeting place but it
take part in a local drive joined the was decided to look into using this
Foulds who cruised all the venue for a meal following a drive.
roundabouts in West Knoxville at
least a couple of time each! There
were 7 cars led by Jonathan’s 911
and the back road trip to Melton
Hill Lake ended in Oak Ridge for a .
visit to Big Ed’s Pizza.
As next year is the 25th Anniversary of the EAS, we are continuing to sell off the current
supply of club Tee shirts at a reduced price of $5.00 each, in order to buy new ones for
the Anniversary. Current Tee Shirts are available in sizes XL, XXL and XXXL (great as a
night shirt). For Easter baskets we still have key fobs and grill badges available. Contact
We are still short of information for the Membership Roster – if you haven’t sent this in
already PLEASE let Barbara have names, addresses, phone numbers, emails and cars
asap. There is no listing from previous years – so we had to start completely afresh. All
previous information went POOF when the computer blew it’s top!!
If you have anything you would like to submit for next month’s
newsletter, including photos (which can be inserted via a link by
you or us), please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until then, see you on the road
April 4, Miccosukee, FL. - Extravaganza Under the Oaks
2009 The North Florida British Motoring Club will host Extravaganza Under the Oaks on
the lawn of the Van Brundt-Morris House in historic Miccosukee, Florida. Cars will
be on display from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Starting at approximately 3:30 PM,
participants will enjoy a drive along some of North Florida and South Georgia’s
beautiful canopy roads. The drive will end at the Miccosukee Community Center
for a catered dinner and presentation of awards. A silent auction will also take
place, along with a 50/50 drawing and live music throughout the day. Judging will
be People’s Choice with trophies and cash awards going to First, Second and
Third place finishers. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by
downloading the registration form from
http://www.nfbmc.com/show/registration.pdf. While registering, participants can
sign up for lunch (which will be catered on site) and dinner (which will be catered
at the Miccosukee Community Center).www.nfbmc.com/show/event.asp. Contact:
Charlie O'Connors. Phone: 850-539-1104. Email: email@example.com. Website:
April 4, Winter Park, FL. - All British Car Show - Mead Gardens - (Visit LBCarCo
2009 and Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
This our 25th Annual All British Car Show which will begin with a meet and greet
party April 3, 2009 at the Best Western Mt.Vernon Inn, Winter Park, FL. The show
is Saturday April 4th starting at 9AM - 3:30PM at Mead Gardens under the Oaks. If
you would like to be a sponsor or vender please check out our web site at
www.allbritishcarclub.com Contact: Diana Moore. Phone: 407-657-7825. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: allbritishcarclub.com.
April Jupiter, FL. - Wheels Across The Pond 2009 - (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi
11, to Jan and Jeff)
2009 Wheels Across The Pond has become a Major Classic Car Show in South Florida
with more than 150 entries and 2,000 Spectators. Visit our Website for all the
information about Wheels Across The Pond 2009. At Wheels Across The Pond,
you can expect to see the most beautiful examples of British Classic Cars and
Motorcycles in existence in South Florida today. Wheels Across The Pond 2009 is
a FREE Spectator Show. You can leisurely roam the 10 acres of Jupiter Farms
Park and marel at the wonderful cars and bikes on show, have a chat with the
owner and vote for what you think is the best entry in each class. All votes are
counted and you will have a say in who wins the prestigious BEST IN SHOW
award. We look forward to seeing you for a great day out in the heart of beautiful
Jupiter Farms, Florida - Easter Saturday. Contact: Neil Archer. Phone: 561-601-
3212. Email: email@example.com. Website:
April Pensacola, FL. - 17th Annual Brits on the Bay - (Visit LBCarCo and Say
17-18, Hi to Jan and Jeff)
2009 THE PANHANDLE BRITISH CAR ASSOCIATION presents the 17th Annual “Brits
on the Bay” Pensacola British Car Show, near the Bayfront Parkway in Pensacola,
FL, and only a few feet from the beautiful waters Pensacola Bay. The host hotel,
Days Inn Pensacola Beach Resort, is a lovely vacation or weekend paradise only
walking distance to restaurants and shopping and directly on the Gulf of Mexico
beach. "Red Beans and Rice" Social from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, April 17th, at
the host hotel party room. Registration is open Friday night and from 8:00 am to
noon on Saturday. Details, map, previous show photos and Registration Form on
PBCA website, www.pbca1.com The Little British Car Company will at the show
with an extension array of British car parts and accessories for you LBC needs.
Valve Cover Racing. Must be a British valve cover with overall length no more
than 24 inches and no propulsion other than gravity. DAYS INN PENSACOLA
BEACH RESORT. Reservations: (800) 934-3301. Car Show rates are $109 for
island side rooms and $129.00 for beach front rooms. We will have dusk to dawn
professional security at the motel parking lot both Friday and Saturday nights. For
more information, assistance contact Tom Schmitz, 9609 Soldiers Creek Dr,
Lillian, AL, 36549 (251) 961-7171, firstname.lastname@example.org P.B.C.A. is affiliated with
THE NORTH AMERICAN MGB REGISTRY
April Kintnersville , PA. - Brits on the Delaware
18, Spring Brits on the Delaware, 10am-4pm All foreign marques welcome pre-
2009 registration $10 $15 day of show Pre-registration cut off April 1,2009. Food/drink
on site. Awards/dash plaques Vendors welcome. For information Call Tony Hess
April Tampa, FL. - British Motor Classic
18, April 18, 2009 - Tampa, Florida - 1st Annual British Motor Classic In Conjunction
2009 with Davis Islands - Islands Fest™ (rain or shine) Davis Islands Seaplane Basin
Park At the Peter O. Knight Airport Tampa, Florida 33756 presented by the Nature
Coast English Car Club/Sun Coast Classic MG Club. Events for the day 8:00 AM to
11:00 AM - Placement of cars, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Participant voting, 2:30 PM -
Presentation of Awards (46 classes, Best Of Show). Registration information: Pre-
registration - Open until April 1st, Cost $25, Pre-registrants will receive a free
event button. First 50 pre-registered participants will receive one show t-shirt.
After April 1 or day of event - Cost $30 - 2nd car entry or more - no fee.
http://britishcarclub.net/BMCReg.pdf Islands Fest™ Annually draws thousands of
people - some of the activities taking place will be airplane rides for the kids, art
show, food or all descriptions, pet parade, magic show, sailboat racing etc.
Islands Fest™ website is http://www.islandsfest.com Contact: Rick Brown .
Phone: 352-650-5135. Email: email@example.com. Website:
April St Louis, MO. - 2009 Missouri Endurance Rally & Mini-Endurance
2009 The Missouri Endurance Rally and Mini-Endurance Trial is a shortest distance
rally that tests map reading skills of the driver and navigator over the course of a
300 (mini) to 600 (full) mile course. This year’s event will be Saturday, April 18 –
Sunday, April 19. The host hotel will be the Red Roof Inn – West Port. The hotel
confirmation # is B126000962 and we get the lesser rate of $44.95 PER ROOM (no
matter how many people stay there) All Doubles. Arrive April 17, Depart April 19.
Cut-0ff date for rate is March 17, so make your reservations soon! As usual, the
full rally is open only to British vehicles built prior to 1982. The mini rally is the
same, but I am open to allowing other European of the same vintage to
participate. Contact: Robert Rushing. Phone: 314-353-7655. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.stlouismgclub.com.
April Townsend, TN. - The Mini 50 - Party in the Smokies
22-25, 2009 is the 50th birthday of the Mini and Classic Minis United is going to throw a
2009 big party! For the 3 day gathering we're planning a cruise into the mountains each
day, a nighttime scavenger hunt, and a big birthday party. Our event base will be a
riverside KOA campground with a co-host hotel near by. The car show will be a 3
day moving car show, judged by their peers. As with all of our gatherings, this is
for everybody, but all of the drives/cruises/anything is only for classic Minis and
its variants produced from 1959-2000, no exceptions. There's always room to ride
in someone’s Mini if you come in something else. Please visit our website for all
of the details. Contact: Mike Guido. Phone: 321-724-8812. Email:
email@example.com. Website: www.ClassicMinis.org.
May 2, Succasunna (Morris County) , NJ. - Britfest 2009
2009 First British car show and vendor flea market of the new driving season in the Mid
Atlantic area. Sponsored by Moss Motors and Castrol and held at beautiful
Horseshoe Lake Park 72 Eyland Ave Succasunna, NJ 07876. $15 per car before
4/15 $20 after and $35 per vendor space. Join us for the fun! Contact: Charles
Tregidgo. Phone: 201-791-6675. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
April Road Atlanta, GA. - Classic Motorsport Mitty 2009 - (Visit LBCarCo and
30- Say Hi to Jan and Jeff)
May 3, April 30-May 3 – Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA Enter a world of growling engines
2009 and sleek machines at the 2009 Classic Motorsports Mitty—an automotive event
that will engage the senses like few others: The Walter Mitty Challenge is an
annual Historic Sports Car race taking place at Road Atlanta. There is a Group 44
Reunion this year and Jaguar is the featured marque. Please check out
www.themitty.com for more information. Contact: Greg Voth. Phone: 800-520-
8292. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.themitty.com.
May 3, Solon/Cleveland, OH. - British Swap Meet & Car Show
2009 Join us for the 32nd annual spring British Swap Meet 7 Car Show. Again this year
at Solon Commons in Solon, Ohio. Swap meet vendors and 29 classes for classic
British cars. Swap meet spaces $25 each, pre registration for car show $15.00. $20
day of show. firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Steve Hronek. Phone: 216-321-9158.
Email: email@example.com. Website: neoahc.com.
May 3, Williamsburg, VA. - British and European Car Show
2009 Come join us for a day of fun at the British and European Car Show, Williamsburg
Winery,5800 Wessex, Williamsburg,Va 23158. Field opens at 9:00AM, Awards
2:00PM. Great food and FREE Winery tours Feel free to contact me for any more
info. Contact: Doug Wilson. Phone: 757-565-4668. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 8- Townsend, TN. - British Car Gathering - (Visit LBCarCo and Say Hi to Jan
10, and Jeff)
2009 Springtime in the Smokies - May 8, 9 & 10 - Hosted by Blount British Cars, Ltd.
Our 22nd Annual British Car & British Motorcycle Gathering at the Talley Ho Inn in
Townsend, Tn. Free bar-b-que hospitiality Friday night for those pre-registered.
Meet, greet and tell stories around the fire pit Friday and Saturday night. Day of
show there will be food concessions, great show field, trophies, short ralley
through the country side after the show and a banquet Saturday night. The
original Mini and the Sprite/Midgets will be the featured Marques this year. Please
pre-registar in order to have the best classes set up. Contact Jim Watson,
email@example.com or Mack Sneed, firstname.lastname@example.org for more
details. Contact: Jim Watson. Phone: 865-599-4305. Website:
May Knoxville , TN. - English & European Car Show
16, The English Auto Society of Knoxville Tn is organizing a one day British and
2009 European car show to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The show will take
place at Victor Ashe Park. For full details contact Barbara Rigby, 865 531 0918 or
email email@example.com Contact: Barbara Rigby. Phone: 865-531-0918.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: 606 Villa Crest Drive.
May Raleigh, NC. - 13h Annual Triangle British Classic
16, 13th Annual British Classic car show sponsored by the North Carolina MG Car
2009 Club. Event will be held at North Hills in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, May 16th, 2009.
Polular choice car show, entertainment, raffle prizes at a terrific shopping venue.
Free to spectators. For registration form and more info, see club website. or
contact Gary Mills, Show Chairperson. Phone: 252-243-4757. Email:
email@example.com. Website: www.ncmgcc.org.
May Columbus, OH. - British Car Day XXV at Quaker Steak
17, Central Ohio's 25th Annual British Car Show celebrating 50 years of Mini and 100
2009 years of Morgan. Held at Quaker Steak and Lube just off I-71 and Polaris Parkway,
over 300 cars and bikes expected with participant judging in 33 classes.
Spectators are free, bring the family! Show hours: 9 am to 3 pm. Proceeds benefit
Canine Companions. Vehicle registration is $10.00 in advance, $15 after May 8.
Saturday drive leaves Comfort Inn next door at 11:30 am, Meet n Greet hospitality
suite open at the Magic Mountain Fun Center next door from 7 to 10 pm Saturday
night. Contact: Bill Blake. Phone: 614-403-1074. Email:
BRITSatPOLARIS@AOL.COM. Website: http://tinyurl.com/2bfsyz.
May Champaign, IL. - Champagne British Car Festival
22-24, May 22-23-24, 2009 The 18th Annual Champagne British Car Festival will be held
2009 in Champaign, Illinois. Go to www.champagnebritishcarfestival.com for event
information. Come join in with over twenty classes of awards to be presented,
local driving tour, fun local driving rally, funkana to test your driving skills, Help
us celebrate our 18th Birthday. This is one of the states oldest and best British
Car Events. Mark you calendar today! Feel free to contact us! Contact: Dick
Brown. Phone: 309-662-3020. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
May Paso Robles, CA. - California Healey Week
27-31, CHW 2009 will be held in Paso Robles, CA. Full Days of activities are planned for
2009 Thursday thru Saturday with departure following breakfast on Sunday 5/31. A
variety of events are planned including drives, tours. guest speakers, tech
sessions and a car show on Saturday and awards banquet on Saturday evening.
Owners of Austin Healey vechicles including Sprite, Jensen, and Nash are
welcome. Visit our website for updates on this and other club and related events.
Contact: George McHarris. Phone: 714-838-1097. Email: email@example.com.
May Blytheville, AR. - British Car Week SCCA Eastern States
2009 First of two National events in Blytheville Arkansas. Held during British Car Week.
Second event ProSolo held June 6th and June 7th 2009 Contact: Barry Harrison.
Phone: 870-763-9043. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.scca.org.
THE 4TH ONE - REVISED
BRITISH CAR FOOLS BASH
MULTIPLE CLUB REUNION
AND JUST A GENERAL GOOD TIME
HOST CLUB THIS YEAR:
APPALACHIAN BRITISH CAR SOCIETY
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2009
WHERE: PANTHER CREEK STATE PARK
2010 PANTHER CREEK ROAD
MORRISTOWN, TN 37814
TIME: 11:00 AM – 4:00 P.M.
4:00 TO 5:00 – SCENIC DRIVE OUT
MAJOR PLAN OF ACTION:
• WEENIE & BURGER COOKOUT – WEENIES, BURGERS,
BUNS & FIX-ENS FURNISHED BY HOST CLUB. EVERYONE
ELSE TO BRING THEIR FAVORITE COVERED DISH OF
FOOD/DESSERT TO COMPLIMENT THE WEENIES & BURGERS
• BRING YOUR FAVORITE YARD CHAIR
• YOUR BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
• BRING YOUR FAVORITE CLUB STORY FOR TELLING &
SHARING – WHAT IS YOUR CLUB DOING THIS YEAR?
JIM & MELINDA WATSON 865-379-
“E” MAIL email@example.com
“E” MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL AHEAD IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND – PRE-BOOKINGS CLOSED
Tennessee Chapter, Knoxville Office
5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 230
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
Come help celebrate the English Auto Society’s 25th
Anniversary by joining club members for the
European Auto Show
May 16th 2009
Held in conjunction with the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation’s GREAT STRIDES WALK at
Victor Ashe park
4901 Bradshaw Road, Knoxville, tn
Registration is 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Viewing & judging until 11:30 a.m.
Awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
Awards for best interior/best engine bay/best
paintwork. Also best overall English and best
overall European cars
Plus draw for entry prizes
People’s choice award*
*Bring lots of change (or checks we don’t mind!) – You vote for this award by putting
money in voting containers placed by each car
EXTRA AWARDS!!! 1 AWARD PER CATEGORY – CAN BE BRITISH OR
EUROPEAN: CARS PRE-1950, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 & MODERN
Cost: $20.00 per vehicle pre-registration or
$25.00 day of show
Make checks payable to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and mail with entry
Barbara Rigby, 606 villa crest drive,
Knoxville, TN. 37923
Questions? Email: email@example.com or Phone: 865 531 0918
Car Show: Victor Ashe Park
4901 Bradshaw Road, Knoxville, TN.
May 16th, 2009
City, State, Zip___________________________________________
Marque(s) & Year(s)_______________________________________
(Cost: $20.00 per vehicle pre-registration or
Amount enclosed _____________ $25.00 day of show - Tax deductible)
Make checks payable to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and
mail with entry form to
Barbara Rigby, 606 villa crest drive,
Knoxville, TN. 37923
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 865 531 0918