Welcome to the British Car Club of Western North Carolina

Welcome to our website. We are an active club with many events to enjoy. This year will offer 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.

Current Members: it’s time to Renew Your Annual Membership Dues (you will need to login to renew)

Our 23rd annual car show Autumn in the Mountains” is scheduled for September 23rd, 2023 and returns to the Mills River Brewing Company!

BCCWNC March 2016 Drive on the BRP

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in British Cars. You don’t have to own one! We would love for you to join us at an event or a meeting! We meet the first Tuesday of every month. We usually begin with dinner starting at 5:30pm, but for February we’ll start at 6:00pm just for conversation time. The business meeting will run from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. Please see our Club Events Calendar page for the meeting location and full 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 everyone’s cars.

Our Repair Shops & Parts page offers links to local businesses that cater to the British Car enthusiast along with online parts suppliers.

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We hope to see you soon! Join us at a meeting, and be a part of the fun!

History of the BCCWNC

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. The BCCWNC is dedicated to maintaining and expanding interest in British cars of all makes, model and vintage. At the founding meeting, 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 170 households of one or two members, owning Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, Caterham, Jaguar, Lotus, MG, Mini, Morgan, Triumph, and Sunbeam cars. Thanks go to all who have been members over the years and to all who have volunteered their services as officers.