A video John Rachow wanted to share with everyone. Vehicle production by country since 1950.
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Classic Motorsports Article – Alfa vs Triumph
Carol came across a wonderful article and wanted to share it with others…
Classic Roadster Showdown: Alfa Romeo Spider vs. the Triumph TR6
2021 In Memoriam – Richard Dick
Richard Dick passed away a few days into 2021, he was a member of BCCWNC for 5 1/2 yrs with his blue 1980 Triumph TR7. He was very active in the club, joining on many drives and volunteering for AITM. He enjoyed helping coordinating parking.
He was often accompanied by his wife, Judy, and was always cheerful, many times being a joker!
Richard’s son will be keeping Richard’s beloved TR7 in the family. Judy requests that anyone wishing to honor Richard’s memory to please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as her and Richard did for many years.
I encourage all members to please share their stories and memories of Richard, for he surely will be missed.
2020 Meals on Wheels Check Presentations
BCCWNC representatives presented donation checks of $1,000 each to:
1. Meals on Wheels of Asheville & Buncombe County.
2. Council on Aging for Henderson County – Meals on Wheels program.
Due to COVID restrictions, BCCWNC was forced to cancel our Autumn in the Mountains Car Show for 2020. For more than 20 years the show has raised funds for these local Meals on Wheels charities. In lieu of 2020 show proceeds, BCCWNC members voted to use club funds to make donations to these important charities.
Larry Griswold found a very enjoyable, nostalgic, article about 1967 cars including British cars.
Long Read Rewind: Fall 2017
20 March 2020
Ethanol Free Gas Locations
David Wood found a website that might be helpful when planning a drive. Can be searched by State and City and includes octane levels. North Carolina list: https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=NC
We’ve moved our event photos and member discussion to our website Forum and Facebook Group. Our website Forum is in our website menu bar BCCWNC Forum
Our Facebook Group (a Private group) is at the link below.
2020 Troyer Drive
Terry Ramsey put together an outstanding drive for his Troyer event this year. 20 cars turned out and we spilt into two groups. Terry led one group and David Wood led the other. They took us on a pretty drive from Fletcher to Lake Lure and then out Highway 9 to Fairview. A big bccwnc thank you to Terry and David.
Photos by Terry Ramsey, John Rachow, Joyce Young and Carl Pacileo.
*New* Harbor Freight Jack Stand Recall
July 2020 Update:
Harbor Freight added a fourth jack stand to their recall list. This jack stand has been recalled because of the weld splitting (breaking). This new recall is for the Pittsburgh 3 ton jack stand number 56373.
The May 2020 recall applies to three-ton and six-ton heavy-duty steel jack stands with these 3 item numbers:
The number on the three-ton units can be found on the label at the top while the six-ton stands have their numbers printed in the yellow section of the label found on the base. These jack stands carry the Pittsburgh Automotive brand name. These jack stands have the potential to disengage their support pawl under shifting weight, causing the stand to drop suddenly. Based on the NHTSA filing, the recall applies to approximately 454,000 jack stands made between 2013 and 2020.
Harbor Freight urges anybody in possession of affected jack stands to return them to a store in exchange for a gift card equal to the current shelf price of comparable models. Any unsold jack stands covered by the recall have been removed from stores. Owners may contact Harbor Freight customer service at (800) 444-3353 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Cabin Fever Drive
June 13 was the perfect day to get our British cars out for some exercise. The route included North Bear Wallow Road east of Hendersonville. It offered smooth pavement with a twisty run up to Bear Wallow Mountain and back down to the apple orchards. 18 cars and 24 members turned out for the event. Just what we needed to relieve cabin fever.
Photos by Joyce Young, Terry Ramsey, Gene Carter, Scott Jones, Robert Milks and Mitch Andrus.