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.
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.
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.
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.
We had a great turnout for this year’s drive with 18 cars and 27 members and guests. The weather was cloudy with moderate temperatures but the rain held off. Our route went from west Asheville into Hot Springs, NC with a stop at Trust General Store & Cafe. Then we headed back along the French Broad River finishing with lunch at White Duck Taco on Riverside Drive in Asheville. Thank you Tray Houston for hosting this event. Photos by Terry Ramsey and Gene Carter.
Saturday, February 15 brought BCCWNC members together for Alvan and June’s annual Valentine’s Day do. Red or White attire was requested along with a bottle of wine and a dish to share. Thank you Alvan and June for hosting an enjoyable evening at The Tudor House. Photos by Terry Ramsey and Mitch Andrus.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 turned out to be a sunny but chilly day for the annual Polar Bear run. FBCC met up with BCCWNC in Flat Rock for the winter drive with lunch at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Thank you Denny Somerville for hosting this event. Photos by John Rachow.
Our annual holiday festivities held on Saturday, January 4, 2020. 60+ members and guests turned out for an elegant evening of conversation and dinner at The Cedars in Hendersonville. Photos by John Rachow.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 offered beautiful fall weather as Dennis Somerville led his 3rd Annual Veteran’s Day Tour with members from both FBCC and BCCWNC. 43 cars participated with a visit to the Sassafras Mountain Observation Tower where Dennis and Kathy recognized our Veterans. The drive continued to lunch at Mica’s Restaurant in Cashiers.
Denny Somerville USMC – Sgt
Gerald Medford US Navy – AMH3
SFC Rick Pitts US Army – SFC
Jud Chapin US Air Force – Capt.
Wayne Telman US Navy – E6/ET1
Marjorie Holtzclaw US Navy – E5
Jay Coffey US Army – 1st Lt
Bob Bigelow US Air Force – E4
Peter Dejong Dutch Army – Surveyor BCCWNC Veterans
Fred Wescoe US Air Force – SSgt
Tray Houston USMC – Sgt
Larry Griswold US Air Force – Lt. Col.
George DeWalder US Army – Sgt
Thank you Dennis and Kathy Somerville for hosting this event.
Photos by Terry Ramsey and Kelly Jones.