The Chesapeake Lady is published almost bi-monthly by the Chesapeake Region of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club. Volume 53 Number 3 October/November/December 2017 www.ChesapeakeRROC.com
1985 Silver Spur LWB saloon 2001 Silver Seraph saloon
James Goode's 1985 Silver Spur (NAF-12776) LWB saloon and Jerry Panaro's 2001 Silver Seraph (LA1-05634) saloon in the rustic parking lot at the Union Market, the location of our July 22nd event at the Cotton and Reed Distillery in Washington, DC. On a different note, see page 5 for NAF-12776's younger twin.
The View from the Chair
n my six plus decades I've been called a lot of things, chairman has not been one of them until November 5, 2017, just a little after 11 a.m. and it happened. But after 32 years as a RROC/Chesapeake Region member it certainly put a smile on my face and I appreciate the nod of confidence that the Board and the Region has placed in me to become the new Chairman. Well, enough of that. Here we go.
La r r y S. Glen n
The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on November 5th and at that time a new Board took office. The only changes were the Chairman and Activities Chairman. First I would like to thank the Leimbachs for their service. They have been very active members in the Region for many, many years and this year Helene Leimbach became the Chairwoman and picked up the gavel and the reins and guided us through an active season of touring. At the same time Brian Leimbach, our Activities Chairman, made sure our events were well planned and kept the wheels turning and our motors running with a full slate of activities. I'm sure they will find their place and purpose in the Florida Region now that they have moved south to the Sunshine State. Thanks again. Secondly, Rod Rydlun agreed to be our Activities Chairman once again. Rod can always use help and we as a region are always looking for new events and venues to visit and explore with our spouses, our friends, and of course our motor cars. There's a few items that are in the works that the Board is focused on. These are not things that have just arisen,
but items that have been discussed at past board meetings. I, as the new Chairman just got the ball rolling on these items at the recent board meeting that was held at the AGM. The easy item is a new membership directory. Some layout changes are being made and Membership Director, Reneé Cooke, is constantly getting updates from RROC headquarters as dues are being paid. As of now we are looking at early February 2018 to have it available to our members. If you haven't paid your dues for 2018, please do so in order to be listed in the 2018 directory. The other item that's at the top of the page is to deliver the newsletter to members via e-mail. Obviously if you don't have an e-mail address you will receive a hard copy in the mail. This new delivery method will start with the first issue of 2018. My contact information is below and feel free to reach out to me if you have anything on your mind, good or bad.
A 2017 Mulsanne (BGH-02893) sedan waiting for its new owner to walk through the door at Bentley Tysons. Photo by Larry S. Glenn The Chesapeake Lady October-December 2017
Larry S. Glenn ● Chairman (301) 537-7340 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Monthly Bentley Drivers Club and Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Luncheon Note the change in restaurants.
Sponsored by the South East Region of the Bentley Drivers Club Maggiano's ● 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW ● Washington, DC ● (202) 966-5500 Parking is next door under the shopping area,cost is less than $3.00 for two hours with the restaurant's stamp. Upcoming dates - December 21st, January 25th, February 22nd, March 29th, April 26th Questions - John Beschenbossel (301) 261-4837
Activities for 2018 Icebreaker
January 27 Stanford Grill at Tower Oaks Rockville, MD Rod Rydlun (301) 990-8214 or rydlunMD@verizon.net
Note the change in restaurant location The Woodrow Wilson House The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay Exhibit and Lunch
February 10 Washington, DC Rick Otis (202) 543-1591 or email@example.com
Union Jack’s British Pub Lunch
March 10 Columbia, MD Ted Sterne (301) 693-1655
Mini Chesapeake Region Inter-regional Tech Meet, BBQ and Fun Weekend April 20-22 Middletown, VA Rod Rydlun (301) 990-8214 or rydlunMD@verizon.net Tech session and BBQ hosted by Moyer Motorcars
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Air & Space Museum Tour
May 5 Chantilly, VA Julian Gitlin (703) 961-1845 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Wine Tasting
June 2 Middleburg, VA Boxwood Estates Winery Tom Sabal and Dan Tucciarone (703) 764-3273 or email@example.com
2018 RROC Annual Meet* August 11-18 Lake Tahoe, NV RROC Headquarters (717) 697-4671 www.rroc.org or
Events that are in blue indicate that there's a flyer enclosed with this newsletter. Activities Chairman, Rod Rydlun, needs your help planning regional events. If you have an idea for an event or want to host an event contact Rod at (301) 990-8214 or rydlunMD@verizon.net - *For information concerning national events see The Flying Lady or www.rroc.org or (717) 697-4671. Page 3 October-December 2017 The Chesapeake Lady
Cotton & Reed Distrillery July 22, 2017
bout two dozen members of the Chesapeake Region including their spouses and guests toured the Cotton & Reed distillery in Washington, DC on July 22nd. Opening their doors in November of 2016 Cotton & Reed became the first rum distillery in DC. The tour was arranged by Paul Pascal. The tour was preceded by a brief history of the area and distillery and followed by a rum tasting at the bar, then lunch at one of the many restaurants in Union Market, which was a short distance away. Special parking was arranged for us and it was a memorable sight to see so many beautiful, elegant and classic Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars all parked side by side. The distillery, in the Union Market District was founded by Reed Walker and Jordan Cotton. Previously, the founders had worked and met at NASA.
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They became friends and discovered a shared passion for spirits at after work happy hours. The distillery occupies 3,300 square feet and their products are served and sold in many DC bars, restaurants and liquor stores. Brenda Pascal’s father, Fred Kolker, had a live poultry business at the same location, in what was then the Central Market district back in the 1930s which is now Union Market. In the subsequent decades the area has become a DC hot spot with the development of the Union Market complex. - Jerry Panaro Top of this page - Ralph Stewart's 1960 Silver Cloud II (LSWC504) saloon, John Paris' 1988 Silver Spur (NAJ23125) LWB saloon, Akin Davis' 1946 Mark VI (B76AK) Freestone and Webb drophead coupe parked outside of the distillery. Below - Reed Walker, one of the founders of Cotton and Reed, gave us a brief history of rum and on being the first rum distillery in our nation's capital. Next stop, the tasting room!
clockwise from left - Julie & Jerry Panaro ● Tony Wilner, Andy Diem and Bob Horotunian ● Paul Pascal ● James Goode
Those attending the tour and tasting: Akin Davis Andy Diem James Goode Robert & Marilyn Horoutunian Rick Otis Jerry & Julie Panaro John Paris Paul & Brenda Pascal Rod Rydlun Chaz & Carmen Sowers Ralph Stewart Tony Wilner It's dèjá vu all over again with these to Silver Spurs. Below is Brenda and Paul Pascal's 1988 Silver Spur (NAJ-24289) LWB saloon and pictured in the inset is James Goode's 1985 Silver Spur (NAF-12776) LWB saloon which is also on the cover of this newsletter.
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Lunch at Marsh Creek Manor - Gettysburg, PA September 16, 2017
Marsh Creek Manor is the home of Doug and Reneé Cooke
e had a beautiful day for a gathering of Chesapeake Region members at our old stone home (circa 1826) on the banks of Marsh Creek, just south of the Gettysburg battlefield. We enjoyed everyone’s company and our Border Collie, Mosby, made some new friends too. The long distance recognition goes to Sue and Phil Brooks. Sue is the current RROC President. They were returning from the Brandywine Valley and Delaware Tour on their way home to Williamsburg, VA. Their visit was a special treat. Our open house/lunch provided an excellent outing for owners and their guests. There were six fine Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars parked on our field. Unfortunately, our S2 and 20/25 were in our garage, where they are undergoing restoration. A number of us reviewed that progress. We hope to have the Bentley back on the road soon. Everyone enjoyed barbeque, fried chicken and good conversation for lunch. We also toured the house and our Civil War collection. These get-togethers are always fun for us and we hope to do this again in the future. - Text and photos by Doug Cooke Attending: Claudia Botty Phil & Sue Brooks Gary Canter and Marleen Weidner Dick Clow Doug & Reneé Cooke Akin Davis and Jean Snider Bob Hansen and Jane Boynton Richard Proctor and Julie Somer Rod Rydlun Gene & Linda Williamson
The group gathered around the dining room table ready to dig in to a fine lunch. What a clever use of a parts sorting bench, put the buffet on it. Singer, Thomas Dolby, said it best, "the most important room in the house, the garage." Looks like Doug already has his winter spoken for. The 1961 S2 engine is in the foreground and belongs to B138LCU in the background. On the right is a 1934 20/25 (GSF5) Kelner saloon that's waiting its turn. Note to Santa, Doug needs hand cleaner and shop towels.
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St. Michaels' Concours' 2017
The weather gods look favourably down on the St. Michaels' Concours d’ Elegance on September 24th. Fellow Chesapeake Region member Luke Phipps was Chairman of the entire event packed weekend. Luke together with his co-chair, Kevin Barrett, with the assistance of the entire Board of the Classic Motor Museum, along with all of the volunteers, did a spectacular job of making the Concours a world class event.
The overcast sky, out of town commitments, mechanical problems, and illnesses kept many of our regular members from attending the October 14th Rockville Car Show.
After months of planning the Board selected over fifty of the “best of the best” cars for a driving tour of the Eastern Shore on Saturday, September 23rd. The tour saw a very private collection of vintage, pre-war and post-war airplanes in Easton. The charming town of Oxford was the site of a scrumptious lunch at the historic 18th century Robert Morris Inn. In addition to the Honorary Chairman, Superior Court Judge Joseph Cassini’s magnificent 1931 Duesenberg J Duram Tourster, Chesapeake Region member Veasey Cullen brought his 1913 Silver Ghost (2380) Reuter tourer, his 1924 Springfield Silver Ghost (S309KP) Brewster Stratford, and Mark and Carolynne Corigliano's 1921 Springfield Silver Ghost (39AG) Brunn tourer of Buffalo, NY. The Corigliano’s Silver Ghost was a winner at the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance and was awarded Best of Show at the St. Michael’s Concours d’ Elegance. Brent Castle brought his 1926 3 Litre Vanden Plas Speed tourer, and also attended the Rockville show in October. The 1969 T Type (CBH7014) Mulliner Park Ward coupe owned by Brett Gage of Kilmarnock, VA was the only post-war motor car in the Concours. Fellow club member Mike Brown displayed his magnificent attention getting 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible. It was a real hit with many of the attendees. Yours truly had the honour of being one of the distinguished judges for the challenging job of evaluation the Concours automobiles. Hopefully more Chesapeake Region members will attend to see these great autos next year. - Andy Diem
The oldest Bentley attending was a 1926 3 Litre (PH1468) Gurney Nutting tourer. The car is owned by Brent Castle and has been in his family since the 1960’s. For those of you who missed it, Brent participated in the St. Michaels Concours de Elegance. It was great fun to personally follow his Bentley in the Concours Tour on September 23rd. Judy and Mike Lewis brought their 1937, 25/30 Sport Saloon. The car has been in their family since the 1960’s where it spent time in California before coming to the Maryland area. We hope to see more of them at future Region events. Charles Gillet, recovering from hip replacement surgery sent his 1953 R Type (B26WH) James Young saloon. We wish him a very speedy recovery. David O’Steen arrived in his right hand drive, 1972 Silver Shadow (SRH13592) saloon. He had many good things to say about the service provided by Rusty Owen at HR Motorcars in Hanover, MD. John Paris brought his 1976 Silver Shadow (LRE26693) LWB saloon. It is always nice to see John and a special treat to enjoy his drive-in movie display. It was an attention getter. He is a big supporter of our Region. Dan Tucciarone and Tom Sable brought their 2001 Silver Seraph (LA1-06400) saloon, the newest motor car to attend. Yours truly brought CLARET, a 1990 Silver Spur II (NAL-32589) Mulliner Park Ward Special Edition-touring limousine. Dan spent some time showing the accoutrements in the rear compartment to all interested visitors. If I ever sell the car, I know he would make a great broker. Hopefully next year’s show will have better attendance from the core members and the weather will be more accommodating. - Andy Diem
Andy Diem stands next to the Corigliano’s 1921 Springfield Silver Ghost (39AG) Brunn tourer that like Andy's body was built in Buffalo, NY. Page 7 October-December 2017
At the hop and the Rockville Car Show with John Paris' 1976 Silver Shadow (LRE26693) LWB saloon. Photos by Andy Diem
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The 2017 Annual General Meeting Normandie Farm Restaurant - November 5, 2017
Jerry Panaro's 2001 Silver Seraph (LA1-05634) saloon is first in line of the modern cars attending this year's Annual General Meeting.
ohn Beschenbossel, past chairman, called the meeting to order at 10:15 am. He reminded members of the monthly Bentley Drivers Club lunch meetings at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Chevy Chase, MD.
Mr. Beschenbossel also reported on the Region's activities: although 16 were scheduled, three had to be cancelled. John said the chapter needed more people to plan activities. One activity proposed was a Christmas/Holiday party starting in 2018. Treasurer, Daniel Tucciarone, gave the Treasure's report. The Region has $15,369.98 on hand, plus $10,000 in a CD, for a total of $25,369.98. Mr. Tucciarone suggested that the Region think of activities which would be appropriate for the Region to fund, as a way of “giving back” to the members for their support and contributions. Chairman elect, Larry S. Glenn, reported on the Region's newsletter, The Chesapeake Lady, and proposed that the newsletter be distributed electronically. Mr. Glenn reported that the Region has approximately 240 members, 210 of members have an e-mail address. He proposed that starting with the first newsletter of 2018 it would be e-mailed to members. Mr. Glenn also said that he was looking for articles and information to include in the newsletter. The newsletter is published four times a year and Mr. Glenn invited members to submit articles, photographs and information for publication. Secretary, Jerry Panaro, reported on the results of the election. Eighteen ballots were returned. There were The Chesapeake Lady
three write-in votes for activities director, two withdrew, leaving the third elected as activities director. Mr. Panaro reported that he coded and tabulated all ballots and stated that any member who wished to inspect the ballots could do so. The following members were elected to the following offices: Chairman: Larry S. Glenn Activities Director: Rod Rydlun Membership Director: Reneé Cooke Technical Director: Phil Warren Treasurer: Dan Tucciarone Secretary: Jerry Panaro Newsletter editor: Larry S. Glenn Washington, DC Director Rick Otis Northern VA Director: Julian Gitlin Southern VA Director: Bill Williams Eastern Shore Director: Richard Proctor Central MD Director: Ted Sterne Western MD Director: Doug Cooke At-Large: Sherry Brown At-Large: Andy Diem Membership Director, Reneé Cooke, gave the membership report. She reported that there were four new members as of April. She also reported that she was working on creating a membership directory, which would list past and present chapter chairs; the names, addresses and email addresses of members; pictures of members’ motor cars, and a map of the region. Ms. Cooke reported that work on the directory was substantially finished.
Board Members at Work at the AGM
Chairwoman - Helene Leimbach
Secretar y - Jerr y Panaro
Treasurer - Dan Tucciarone
Activities - Brian Leimbach
Membership - Reneé Cooke
Easter n Shore - Richard Proctor
Mike Brown (l) got the party started by handing out the much sought out Marshall stars. Paul Pascal accepts his star for the event he organized and hosted at the Cotton and Reed Distillery. Andy Diem holds on to his Most Active Member Award, presented to Andy by Brian Leimbach. Page 9 October-December 2017
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Activities Chairman, Brian Leimbach, reported on our year's activities and with the help of Mike Brown handed out the Marshall stars. Stars were awarded to Rod Rydlun for organizing the Icebreaker, Andy Diem for organizing the Sibley Car Show, the Mercedes Benz Club event, St. Michaels' Concours, the reception at the British Embassy, the Rockville Car Show and the joint lunch with the Mercedes Benz Club and the Chesapeake Region, John Beschenbossel for organizing the event at the British Embassy, the monthly Bentley Drivers Club lunches and the Annual General Meeting, Paul Pascal for organizing the tour of the Cotton & Reed Distillery, Doug and Renee Cooke for organizing the summer picnic at their home, and Richard Proctor and Julia Proctor for organizing the picnic at their home. Immediate Past Chairwoman Helene Leimbach presented an award to Brian Leimbach for his work in organizing the tour of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Britain on the Green Car Show, British Car Day and the Moal Car Collection Tour. Special awards were presented to the following members: Most Active Member: Andy Diem Most Improved Motor Car: Mike Brown Chairman’s Award: John Beschenbossel and Brian Leimbach Officer leaving office: Helene Leimbach Hard Luck Award: Larry S. Glenn Larry S. Glenn was introduced as the new Chairman of the Region. He invited the members to interact with him, touch base, and let him know what was on their mind. There was no old business. In new business, Ms. Cooke noted the 2020 RROC Annual Meet in Gettysburg, PA and the 2020 Keystone Region meet. Harry Tucy reported that he was restoring a 1934 Phantom II and was seeking white-face instruments. Rod Rydlun reported on the new location for the 2018 Icebreaker. The meeting adjourned at 11.00 am. Respectfully Submitted - Gerard P. Panaro/Secretary Activities Chairman, Brian Leimbach, presents Helene Leimbach with a special award as the out going Chairwoman of the Region. Larry S. Glenn received the Hard Luck Award for taking out a deer with his S1 on the way to the Annual Meet in French Lick. John Beschenbossel and Brian Leimbach share the Chairman's Award for service to the Region, and Mike Brown accepts the award for Most Improved Motor Car. AGM photos by Larry S. Glenn and Louise Bartley The Chesapeake Lady October-December 2017
Minutes of the Board of Directors' Meeting of the Chesapeake Region of the RROC - Normandie Farm Restaurant - November 5, 2017
Richard Proctor, Larry S. Glenn, Jerry Panaro, Julian Gitlin Reneé Cooke, Sherry Brown, Dan Tucciarone, Rod Rydlun, Doug Cooke, Andy Diem
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order at 12:10 p.m. by Chairman Larry S. Glenn. The following Board members were in attendance: Larry S. Glenn, Richard Proctor, Rod Rydlun Dan Tucciarone, Reneé Cooke, Doug Cooke Sherry Brown, Julian Gitlin, Jerry Panaro, Andy Diem A motion was made by Mr. Proctor and seconded by Mr. Cooke to publish the membership directory electronically by February 15, 2018. The motion was unanimously approved. Mr. Rydlun reported that tech sessions would be held at HR Motorcars and Moyer Motorcars. The Moyer event is scheduled for April 20-22, 2018. (Moyer's will do a BBQ on Saturday the 21st). Mr. Tucciarone proposed that members not be charged for these events.
Newly elected Chairman, Larry S. Glenn, (c) listens as board members discuss Chesapeake Region's old and new business. Board members hard at work. - Photos by Louise Bartley
No progress has been made on providing name tags for members. These would be free to members who would like one. Mr. Gitlin asked if persons acquiring their first RollsRoyce/Bentley would be interested in getting help from mechanics qualified to service them? Ms. Brown stated that she would host an event for members, either a breakfast or a lunch. Mr. Rydlun invited anyone interested in organizing an event to talk to him. Suggestions were the Air and Space Museum at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA and M.T.H. Electric Trains in Columbia, MD. Mr. Diem asked if there was any interest in doing the car show at Sibley Hospital.
The next board meeting will be at the 2018 Icebreaker. There being no further business to come before the board, the meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m. Respectfully submitted. - Gerard Panaro/Secretary
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