Welcome to our website. We are a very 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 drive their cars! Click on Club Events Calendar to see our current schedule.
Our annual car show, Autumn in the Mountains, featuring the 60th anniversary of the MGB and the Triumph Spitfire, is scheduled for September 24, 2022 and returns to the Mills River Brewing Company, in Mills River, NC. Full details of our 2022 show, plus 2021 photos and award winners can be viewed HERE.
Limited Edition 22nd Annual Autumn in the Mountains T-shirts can also be purchased HERE for delivery directly to your home.
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 begin with dinner starting at 5:30 pm for conversation time. The business meeting is at 7pm. Please see our Club Events Calendar page for the meeting location. Our meetings encompass sharing stories and information on upcoming events, planning socials, some programs, and generally enjoying another excuse to drive our LBC. 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.
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 make, 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 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
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 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.