August 2011 - Cape Cod British Car Club

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August 2011 - Cape Cod British Car Club
August
2011
President’s Boot -
July 2011
Whew! Hard to believe that July is half over. Where is the summer going? Events
are lining up on top of each other and Aunt Millie from Iowa is calling saying that
she wants to come to the Cape for another visit, “What weekend is free?” Well
Aunt Millie, the answer is none! I am booked solid for the rest of the driving
season. It seems like we wait through the long winter and the never ending dreary
spring here on the Cape, and suddenly summer is here with all too many events
and obligations happening at once. It is hard to prioritize, to pick and choose the
events in which you really want to participate, and reluctantly, you have to forgo
some that you would really like to have attended, but you just can’t be in two places at once.
You know, the calendar on our new web site is really a great tool for helping one sort all this out. (You
knew this plug was coming didn’t you?) It is easy, just type in www.capecodbritishcarclub.org , click the
home page and scroll down to event listings. You can see a list or you can click to view the calendar page,
either way, when you want to learn more, just click on the event and all the details show up. There is even
a place to register right there, it is that easy. So no excuses, let’s start signing up and make each event a
success. Getting to know and spend time with your fellow members is one of the better things about this
club, great people and great cars equal great fun!
Speaking of fun, we had a great time following the last regular meeting with the ice cream run led by
members Les & Cynthia Frank. We had a wonderful summer evening’s drive to the Polar Cave and with
the club’s 50-50 take, bought ice cream for everyone! How sweet is that?.../…The Factory 5 tour, road
trip and backyard picnic, hosted by Charlie & Karen Bohm, was an informative, relaxing and very
enjoyable day spent with members and friends. …/…Although I didn’t attend (other priorities prevented),
the 4th of July “endurance” parade in Bourne was a test of LBC’s and heat. Bob Vogel reports that Lotus
and Jaguar prevails. …/…Kathy & Joe Rocha revived and redefined the VoS event by adding a charitable
cause to raise funds for the Plymouth and Fairhaven animal shelters. June and Mike Daley mapped out a
scenic road trip to enjoy the state’s southwestern coast line, a winery visit and to end at the Rocha’s home
for a back yard picnic. This event did take place under a sad note, as we learned that morning of the
passing of our club’s Vice President’s wife, Pat Frett, just the night before the event. They were planning
on enjoying the event with us that Saturday morning. Of course they were in our hearts and minds
throughout the day and some expressed thoughts that maybe next year it should become the Pat Frett
memorial run.
There are many more events for the rest of the season, so sign up and get involved and enjoy our club
activities and friendships.
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Upcoming Events
August –
Marion Band Concert
01 Aug 2011 • Marion, MA – Mike Daley
Larz Anderson - MG Rover Day
13 Aug 2011 • Brookline, MA
Jaguar Festival of New England
13 Aug 2011 • Sturbridge, MA
Monthly Meeting
16 Aug 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA
Special Interest & Forgotten Marques Show
20 Aug 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston
British Marque Triathlon IX
26 Aug 2011 • Northport, Maine
Lime Rock Historic Festival
02 Sep 2011 • Lakeville, CT
Falmouth Dream Cruise
04 Sep 2011 • Falmouth, MA
September –
Lime Rock Historic Festival
02 Sep 2011 • Lakeville, CT
Falmouth Dream Cruise
04 Sep 2011 • Falmouth, MA
British Invasion
15 Sep 2011 • Stowe, VT
Goodwood Revival
16 Sep 2011 • Chichester, West Sussex, England
Monthly Meeting
20 Sep 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA
People's Choice Show
24 Sep 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston
50 Years of Jaguar Show
25 Sep 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston
See the Calendar for future events in September and later in the season.
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The British Marque Triathlon will be August 26 , 27 & 28 . Sign up as our club needs your
attendance to win!
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Our own BLW will be Columbus Day Weekend and will be held at Falmouth Marine Park. We will not
switch days as previously announced. The road trip will be on Saturday with the Car Show on
Sunday. The Friday night Meet & Greet will be at Green Harbor as usual.
Brian Nickerson will once again be the POC for the November trip and it will be to return to Martha’s
Vineyard. Go to the web site to learn details and to sign up early. Car ferry reservations as well as
hotel should be made well in advance.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
The Cape Cod British Car Club is pleased to welcome the following new members:
•
Paul Lewis – 1978 Land Rover
FACTORY FIVE TOUR - Charlie Bohm
On June 25th about 10 LBC’s got together to do a little back road drive around Buzzards Bay, ending up at
Factory 5 Racing in Wareham for a tour of their manufacturing facilities. We then headed over to my
house for a cookout.
Things started a little dreary with mist and drizzle in the air as we gathered at the Trowbridge Tavern in
Bourne to start our run. We had a good mix of cars including Jaguars, Austin Healeys, MGs, Triumphs
and a Mini. By the time we headed out the weather started to clear.
Mike Daley led the run and we headed back over the bridge into Wareham, driving through Onset Beach,
cut up to Rt.6 and
headed into Marion. In
Marion we went down
Point Road, which took
us by some beautiful
homes and out to
Kittanset Golf course
and gave us some great
views of Buzzards Bay.
From there we headed
over to Great Hill drive
for some more great
views then hit some
back roads back
through Wareham over
to Factory Five.
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The Factory Five
tour was fantastic
and our tour
guide, Dan, did a
great job
answering all of
our questions,
and we had a lot.
Most of you are
probably familiar
with Factory
Five’s Cobra
replicas but they
also do a Hot
Rod, Coupe and
Supercar. We
started off in the
showroom where
they had
displayed some
finished products
as well as some chassis only versions. We were then taken step-by-step through their facility and
explained each process in detail. They manufacture all of their bodies and frames on-site.
After the tour was over we
just had a short trip over to
my house for the cook out.
By now the sun was
shining full force and we
all enjoyed some food,
booze and each other’s
company after a great drive
and tour.
Photos by Charlie
Bohm and June
Daley
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PAWS TO LOVE FUNDRAISER AND VALLEY OF SIN RUN 2011 - Kathy Rocha
Getting together with
friends and having a
good time is great.
When you combine these
things to raise money for
a great cause, it makes it
even nicer!
Joe and I are so very
pleased with the turn out
for the Valley of Sin run
and the Paws to Love
Fundraiser.
Together we raised four
hundred dollars in
monetary donations, gift
cards and t-shirt sales, as
well as so many
donations of supplies, old
towels, sheets, toys, treats, collars, leashes and food that were divided between the two.
Thank you to all who donated for the Chinese auction. That was a fabulous collection of items. The tshirt order will be in soon. We will contact each person to get you your shirt. Thank you again and God
willing this
will be an
annual
tradition.
Photos by
June Daley
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FIRST ANNUAL MARION CLASSIC ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW - Charlie Bohm
On Saturday July 16th I headed over to the First Annual Marion Classic Antique Auto Show. Held at
beautiful Silvershell Beach in Marion. It is a great beachfront location. The show was put on by the
Marion Recreation Department with proceeds going to support various Marion Recreation Department
programs.
I had a nice short back road drive
from West Wareham and the
weather was excellent.
As I pulled in I was just a few
cars down from fellow CCBCC
member Bill Dunn with his 55
Jaguar XK140 and Gilbert
Roderick with his 62 Jaguar
XKE. I counted 50 Cars at the
show and 6 of them were from
the CCBCC. Along with Bill and
Gilbert were myself with my 67
Sprite, Roger Canto with his 76
MGB, Larry Oliveira with his 67
Austin Healey Mark II and Joe
Sabatino with his 60 MGA.
The show had a nice
mix of cars with our
LBC’s, Hot Rods,
classic 50’s, muscle
cars and some early
model cars. One
standout that I saw
was an original Mini
wagon/clubman that
had a customization
done by Mini VTech
Conversions. This
thing was crazy, it
extends the front end
with a customized
frame and suspension
so you can stick a 210
hp Honda engine from
an Acura Integra Type
R onto the front.
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All-in-all it was a good
show and a strong first
effort. The show received
lots of foot traffic because
it was right at the beach.
Awards were giving for
participant votes and
public votes.
Our own Joe Sabatino
received a third place
trophy for the public vote.
Good job Joe. I plan on
attending next year and we
should try to get more
CCBCC members at the
show.
Photos by Charlie
Bohm
BOURNE ON THE FOURTH PARADE IN BUZZARDS BAY RESULTS – Bob Vogel
To celebrate the Fourth properly four CCBCC entrants showed up for this grueling endurance event. Fog
burned off by the start leaving dry road conditions. Marques represented included Jaguar, Triumph (2),
and Lotus. Familiarity with the course being an advantage, the Lotus driven by the author had the pole
position. Next were the two TRs, the first of which had a driver and navigator team, the second one was
solo. Being last to arrive at the pits Dave Mac and navigator Nancy in their beautifully waxed Jaguar
started about 35 seconds off the pace.
At the halfway point the third place solo driven but immaculate TR dropped out. The ranks closed. Dave
and Nancy were gaining. The remaining Triumph pulled up, it was neck and neck for the lead, but it was
too much, the TR was overheating and it dropped out in sight of the
finish line. Dave and Nancy closed in right behind me but the crowds
were pressing in on both sides so Dave couldn't pass. The Lotus just
holds on to win.
It’s a shame that the MG contingent did not show. Now Lotus and
Jaguar have the club bragging rights.
After the finish I made a sweep run to ensure that the Triumphs were
not stranded. Both of them had apparently moved on and hopefully
enjoyed a safe run home.
Photo by June Daley
Note - In keeping with the privacy policy, CCBCC drivers and team members are not named without
their express written consent.
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BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS
For the club newsletter that we maintain on line and, occasionally, have available at meetings, we will be
including a listing of members who have businesses or professions to serve the British automobile owner.
Listings will be kept simple and will be in order of the member’s club number. If you have a business
that relates to British automobiles, please send an email to the editor at [email protected]
Member 1: KEVIN THOMPSON
Used Triumph Parts 31 STANHOPE RD E. FALMOUTH, MA 02536 508-540-7401 [email protected]
Member 2: ROBERT GREENE
Cape Cod Powder Coating 22 BRIGGS RD BOURNE, MA 02532 508-292-7200 [email protected]
Member 10: ARTHUR CALFEE
Classic Car Automotive Insurance 336 Gifford Street (Homeport) Falmouth, MA 02540-2967 (800) 479-2601 [email protected]
Member 26: DOUG DEXTER
Austin Engine Repair and Rebuild 25 TARRAGON DRIVE EAST SANDWICH, MA 02537 508-833-3109 [email protected]
Member 31: SCOTT McNAMARA
SPORTS IMPORTS OF CAPE COD PO Box 137 NORTH FALMOUTH, MA 02556 508-563-3848 [email protected]
Member 60: SAM SMITH
BRIT BITS – British Car Sales & Service 14 SAGAMORE ROAD RYE, NH 03870 603-433-0001 [email protected]
Member 63: GARY SIMON & HARRY GNONG
BRITISH BEER COMPANY 2294 STATE RD, 2ND FLR PLYMOUTH, MA 02360 508-833-9590 www.britishbeer.com
Member 76: BILL PUTMAN, JR
B&B and Car Museum 288 SCUDDER AVENUE HYANNISPORT, MA 02647 508-775-3439 [email protected]
Member 106: JOHN ERIC LITTLE
Little Foreign Car Garage 2 HUETTNER ROAD WOODS HOLE, MA 02543 508-540-7897
Member 131: DUANE MERSEREAU
Power Sports Clothing PO Box 354 Humarock, MA 02047 866-477-4700
Member 170: JOHN SANDS
Birkin of Cape Cod PO BOX 73 CATAUMET, MA 02534 508-563-1946 [email protected]
Member 174: MICHAEL DALLAIRE
Automotive Photography and Graphic Art 15 WEEKS POND DR FORESTDALE, MA 02644 508-477-2173 [email protected]
Member 304: RICHARD WALTERS
Automotive Repairs PO BOX 1027 E ORLEANS, MA 02643 508-398-0571 [email protected]
Member 316: JEFF ZORN
Little British Car Co, Ltd. / Vintage Motors, Ltd. 29311 ARANEL Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2815 800-637-9640 [email protected]
Member 343: PETER BACHAND
Kustom & Restoration 65 LACOMBE ST, UNIT 13 MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752 508-281-6171 [email protected]
Member 392: ERIK NYGAARD
Her Majesty's Auto Service 2264 GAR Highway Swansea, MA 02777 508-379-9789...http:// www.hermajestysservice.com
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BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS (Continued)
Member 416: GREG COWELLl
Walter's Quick Lube 84 Main Street W.Yarmouth, MA 02673 508-778-2522 [email protected]
Member 421: MATT RIBIS
All Marque Restorative British Car Repair Service 19 Village Brook Road South Yarmouth, MA 02664 508-398-9358
[email protected]
Member 432: STACE AMES
AtoZTowing 406 WAREHAM STREET MIDDLEBORO, MA 02346 508-946-9570 www.atoztowing.net
Member 442: DAVID COLASURDO
Auto Broker - Repairs & Restoration 27 Spinnaker Drive West Mashpee MA 02649 508 539 3155 [email protected]
Member 479: DAVID & JEAN ICAZA
D&J Car Care Center 405 Main Street Manchester, CT 06040 860-649-5533 http://users.ntplx.net/ ~djauto/index.htm
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