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Don't forget about our breakfast on June 6th at Golden Corral, Forest Drive in Columbia. The show at Furman University is the same day, so call or email me if you have any questions about the events.

Br itish Br iefs Brit ish Ca r Club M idl ands Centre June 2009

BREAKFAST 04/04/09 There was a shower during breakfast that got the attention of all with the top down. Those that attended were Mike Barnett, Walt and Iris Brown, John and Sandy Burrows, Lonnie Caughman, Thomas Cross, David and Jo Davis, Steve DeGroat, Fred and Betty DeShong, Brad Fowler, Eric Gibeaut and Kristen, Charley and Edith Hylton, Ron and Jerri Jarosz, Matt and Marie Moffat, Robert Muckenfuss (and his new TR6), Cecil and Connie Myers, David and Michelle Paulnock, Chris and Brenda Powell, Steve Ratcliffe and Madel Dobrushin, Lewis and Lois Rodgers, Jim and Vicki Scott and David and Amber Nicolson (2 of the grand grands), Todd and Courtney Smith and Denise Hollis, Mike and Marci Speer, Tony and Pat Stakis, Wally and Sonya Stewart, Eric and Cathy and Ross Szendrei. The Golden Corral was very good – about the same food as Ryan’s but the room is much bigger, we all fit with no effort. Todd’s ‘movie maker’ presentation of the last year with photos was great. CoExecutive Producer Courtney was also there looking very fine in the fedora.

w ww.bccmc.com Editor Sonya S Stewa rt sssjag@sc.rr.com Web M aster Steve Ratcliffe

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OFF ICERS 2009 President – Fred DeShong 755-0368 fdeshong@sc.rr.com

Vice President /British Marque Editor – Todd Smith 397-5556 alpine1963@aol.com

Secretary – Betty DeShong 755-0368 bett090@sc.rr.com

Treasurer – Edith Hylton 796-0199 egablehylton@earthlink.net

Social Secretary – Mike Speer 419-4599 mspeer1624@aol.com

Marque Secretaries Austin Healey – Tony Stakis 790-0393 astakis@sc.rr.com

Jaguar – Brad Wik 345-7071 bwik2@sc.rr.com

MG – Ron Jarosz 408-0870 RonJtheMGGuy@aol.com

Triumph – Bob Blundy 957-8566 ellenblundy@atlantic.net

Sunbeam – Todd Smith (above) Other – Jocelyn Davis 699-8968 Brandon1409@peoplepc.com

F RO M T H E PRESI DE N T The reason for this is the continued rising costs and time involved in sending out hardcopies. Our newsletter will now be on our new website, which is: bccmc.com. I am one of the last holdouts in getting into the electronic age, but even an old dinosaur has to change eventually. Steve Ratcliffe is doing a great job with our new website, and it will only get better over time.

N EW WEBSI T E IS AVAI LABLE Steve R and Madell D gave us a demo of the new web site. It looks great. There is a link from the old one to the new one. New pages for sponsors, for sale items, other car shows will be added. Send info to Steve at BCC1@gmail.com. The new site is www.bccmc.com. PAY ATTEN T IO N TO T H E 1


Mini (David and Jo D), MGBGT (Steve D), MGA (Brad F), Mini (Eric and Kristen (Bonnie was working)), TR6 (Robert M), MGA (Mike and Marcie S), Jag XJ6C (Wally and Sonya S), Austin Healey (Eric, Cathy and Ross S). Ross barely fits in the back. Another MGBGT joined us on the way home. Since it was behind Steve’s, do you know who it was? We started on SC 12, stopped to get gas and a quick rest. Then we passed the new US Military Cemetery at Fort Jackson. On Sessions Rd, an old and neglected MGB was sighted. Musky Vineyard was sighted on Spring Valley Rd (not the one in Richland County). The route was convoluted, including lots of curves on Lake Road. We turned right off Lake Road, curved all the way on Lake Road, did a U-turn and got the River Road again. There are lots of very nice houses on Lake Wateree, some for sale. Then we crossed Colonel Creek, June Creek, Dutchman Creek, stopped at Dutchman Marina for refreshments and a rest, found a prospective new member. We made the drive across the top of the lake and by the dam, drove down US 21, SC 99, SC 97. Then some started turning toward home. It was a very nice day, not too hot, one shower on the way, then sun and clouds the rest of the time. PROJECT CAR Directions to Jim’s – Broad River Road to Kennerly Rd.; turn right at the Publix. Take Kennerly for 7 miles. Just past the River Creek Subdivision sign, turn right on Pink Daley Road, there is a historical marker. Jim Smith’s garage is the first building on the right. There is a trampoline in the yard. Bill’s cell phone is 803-605-3635.

BREAKFAST CHANGES The June 6 breakfast will be at Golden Cor ral on Forest D r ive (almost I-77). There will be no July breakfast since it’s the 4th . August and September will be in Lexington. October and November w ill be North East on T wo Notch.

SON IC SONIC was on May 14 at the SONIC on Hard Scrabble Road. This group was at Sonic last night: Ron & Jeri Jarosz, Walt & Iris Brown, Bob & Ellen Blundy, Steve & Margaret DeGroat, Chris & Brenda Powell, Tom & Diane Caine, Donna Stanfield in the TD ( Ed was in Beaufort ), and Me in Betty's car. Seven British and one "other".

P I N E IS LAND COOKOUT AND SHOW 04/18 Andy Hitt and his Morgan won ‘Best British Car’.

WEEKEN D I N H E N D ERSONV I L L E MAY 29-31

LAKE WATEREE D R I VE 05/02 We did our annual drive around Lake Wateree. Sure was a nice day. Eric led nine cars: MGBGT (Mike B), 2


Have you made your hotel reservations? Eight cars and drivers committed at breakfast.

Point December – no breakfast But we will have a Christmas party

SPR I NG IS H E RE AND SO ARE T H E CAR SHOWS June 6 - Another opportunity – Greenville Scottish Games are at Furman University. This will include the Great Scot! British Car Show. Check www.greenvillegames.org for more information and details. Some of us will drive there after breakfast. Todd said he will be at Denise's that weekend, if anyone wants to go to a cookout. Our breakfast is that same day, so we may do it early so folks can daytrip to Furman.

CBC I I I September 12, 2009 Lake Weston, Ft. Jackson Registration forms were on every table the May breakfast.

June 14 This year the British Car Day South is in Concord at Frank Liske Park. www.BritishCarDaySouth.com

D U ES REN EWAL It’s that time of the year – dues are due. Form is included with this edition of the Briefs. 2009 CAR SHOWS AND EVE N TS June 6 – 9:00 Breakfast Golden Corral on Forest Drive; Scottish Games at Furman with Great Scot Car Show June 14 – British Car Day South Concord, NC July 4 – Celebrate our count ry’s 233rd Bi r thday (no breakfast) August - September breakfasts (Lexington) September 12 – CBC I I I Weston Lake, F t. Jackson Late September - Hendersonville October – November breakfasts (Two Notch) Mid-October – EURO 2009 October 24 – Charleston Show, Patriots’

Happy Fathers’ Day

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