September 3, 2016
The September 3, 2016 meeting of the Southeastern British Motorcar Owners’ Club was called to order by Co-President Sebastian DiMauro. The attendance roster was passed, and there were about 32 members in attendance. There were no guests but there were two renewing members – Bob and Linda White.. Jerry Azzara gave the Treasurer’s report. Included in his report were expenditures and receipts from our Lake Lure Tour event.
My First British Car: Continuing our new agenda item with one’s experience when purchasing their first British car – Larry Diaz related that he found his 1967 MGB in Marian, NC. He had no intention of purchasing a car, but saw this one, stopped to look at it and ended up purchasing it for $200. He never thought about how he was going to get it home and finally attached a chain to his vehicle and pulled it from Marian, NC to Blacksburg, SC. The police stopped him and he finally convinced them that he was very close to his destination and let him proceed. It all turned out to be quite an experience, indeed.
Knights of Columbus Poker Run on August 27, 2016 – was a fun 3 hour drive around the area ending up at The Beacon in Spartanburg. They had 55 sign-ups with 35 total participants raising money for their charity for physically and mentally challenged.
Noggin and Natter – “Select Restaurant” in Spartanburg with a good group and delicious food.
Future SBMOC Events:
Nog and Natter – September 15th at Guacamole Restaurant in Greer at 6 PM.
Fall Leaf Run for September 27th with a drive toThe Blue Ridge Parkway in NC and lunch.
Fall Leaf Drive for October 26-27th with lunch at the Pisgah Inn Restaurant, dinner in Hendersonville, overnight stay, and a Flat Rock Playhouse event. A request for volunteers needed to help plan. Please check website for any new details.
Soup ‘N Shoot – November 5th at The Diaz’s.
2016 Christmas Party will be December 10th [second Saturday] at Dimetri’s Restaurant in Duncan. Please bring non-perishable items for auction. Volunteers are needed to help collect items and prepare baskets. Sheila and Mary volunteered – thank you!
Hickory Knob trip is November 14-18, 2016. Lots of fun, food, and stories, plus golf for men and shopping for ladies. Make your reservations now!
Go Cart Racing – John Dusky said this track is in Spartanburg behind the Marriott and he checked out renting the track, The prices to race are $15 to $40/per person depending on number of laps. After a discussion, it was determined that a good time to schedule this would be after the January meeting, as there are so many events going on in the next few months.
Pictures of Members and their Cars – website needs updated pictures of you in your British car. Please take photos and send to John Dusky.
Beer & Brats at Edwards Jesus Our Risen Savior – September 16-18th – Marilyn’s church having this charity for the community. Christmas items, great food and entertainment. $2 admission.
Hendersonville British Car Show will be on September 24, 2016.
Petite LeMans, Road Atlanta – October 1st
Beerfest and Oyster Feast in Tryon, NC – November 5th – admission $35 advance or $40 at the gate. Food is extra.
Private car and farm collection, Anderson, SC
Paul Ianurio revisit.
Respectfully submitted by Jean DiMauro, SBMOC