Welcome to the British Car Club of Western North Carolina

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 run by area British car enthusiasts. That celebration continues on today…

We are an active club with 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 on this Club Events Calendar link to see our current schedule. Many are already set several months out. Our monthly meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at the Bay Breeze Restaurant north of Hendersonville.

Our 24th Annual “Autumn in the Mountains” Car Show is set for September 21. Early details are HERE, plus reviews and photos from 2023, 2022 and 2021!!!

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 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. 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, documents and Business Meeting Minutes.


History of the BCCWNC30 Years Young on January 12, 2014

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
• 2023-2024 David Wood

One of the founding members is still active with the Club. 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, Sunbeam, Triumph, and TVR cars. Many live beyond Western North Carolina. Thanks go to all who have been members over the years and to all who have volunteered their services as officers.