Our Monthly Business Meeting Day and Location have Changed!
All the details are HERE. Please Register at least 24 hours ahead.
Our 2023 Autumn in the Mountains was another great success. Winners and photos are listed here: “Autumn in the Mountains”. There’s also links to videos HERE on our Forum.
We are an active club with many events to enjoy. Monthly meetings, drives on our beautiful mountain roads, parties and picnics, car shows and plenty of opportunities to drive your British Car with others who love to get out with like minded people! Click here for our Club Events Calendar and see our current schedule.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in British Cars. You don’t have to own one!
We meet the first Wednesday of every month. Dinner and socializing time is 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The business meeting is 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Please see our Club Events Calendar page for the full meeting location and details. Our meetings encompass sharing stories and information on upcoming events, planning socials, financial updates, some programs, and generally enjoying another excuse to drive our LBC’s. During the warmer months, you will find us in the parking lot after the meeting socializing and looking at cars. JOIN HERE!
Our website also includes a Forum, a link to our Facebook group, photos from past car shows, a Repair Shops & Parts page, plus hidden content for Members including the club roster and documents.
In celebration of the cars that started the sports car movement here in the US and the spirit that continues today, the British Car Club of Western North Carolina (BCCWNC) was formed in January 1994 as a not for profit organization to be run by area British car enthusiasts. BCCWNC is dedicated to maintaining and expanding interest in British cars of all makes, model and vintage. At the founding meeting, held at 7:00pm on January 12th 1994, at the Denny’s on Patton Avenue in Asheville, some 30 British car enthusiasts wholeheartedly approved of forming the BCCWNC. At a subsequent meeting, a board of officers was elected to serve for one year. Dues were set to help defray the cost of a newsletter, mailings and other necessary expenses.
Our first president was Tom Boscarino. Other Officers elected were, John LaForge, VP, Kay Crozek, Secretary, and Luke Duncan as Treasurer. The first issue of “The Gearhead Gazette” was March 1994, edited by Piet van Rossum. These hearty volunteers have subsequently served as President:
• 1994 Tom Boscarino
• 1995 Patrick Price
• 1996 Ray Week
• 1997 Bill Snyder
• 1998 Bob Blackwell
• 1999 Steve Hollar
• 2000 Bennett French
• 2001-2003 Neal Weinmann
• 2004-2005 Alvan Judson
• 2006-2007 Carole Carter
• 2008 Bennett French
• 2009-2014 George deWalder
• 2015 Carole Carter
• 2016-2017 Robert Milks
• 2018-2019 Mitch Andrus
• 2020-2022 Carol Clemens
• 2023 David Wood
The membership grew to over 60 enthusiasts owning MG’s, Austin-Healeys, Triumphs, Rovers, Jaguars, Lotus and several other makes. Membership increased again with the advent of monthly drives in 2006, and currently stands at over 160 households of one or two members, owning Austin, Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, Caterham, DeLorean, Jaguar, Jensen Healey, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, McLaren, Mini, Morgan, Morris, Triumph, TVR, and Sunbeam cars. Thanks go to all who have been members over the years and to all who have volunteered their services as officers.