Category Archives: In Memoriam

2021 In Memoriam – Madeleine Pennoyer

Madeleine Pennoyer passed away at the age of 97 in June of 2021. She was a longtime BCCWNC member and enjoyed showing her many British sports cars.

Madeleine was born and brought up in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. During the war she volunteered in the Forces Canteen and Land Army. Over the years she lived in France, Hungary, Turkey, Canada and Scotland. 

She was a keen tennis player. She won many ribbons with her horse and carriage in Combined Driving Events all over New England. She gave obedience classes for dogs and in Florida was in a program training Dogs For The Deaf. She volunteered in Habitat for Humanity where an all woman team built a house. One of her hobbies was making stained glass.

She was married to Captain Frederick W. Pennoyer for 52 years. He passed away in 2014. She leaves a son, granddaughter, a great granddaughter and a dear friend, Rosalind, who lives in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Madeleine Pennoyer had a nice story of her history with cars published on the Flat Rock Together website. Please visit the link below to see the story and photos.

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.

2017 In Memoriam – Jim Moon

Jim Moon passed away Friday, May 19th, 2017 at the Elizabeth House. Jim had a long time interest in British cars, and wanted a Mini Cooper, when he noticed a number of Triumphs, MGs and Jaguars parked on his neighbor’s lawn in October 2005.  He became friends with those neighbors, then a member of BCCWNC in early 2006. Jim was involved in leading drives, planning road rallies, and hosting an annual chili party at his house in November for several years in a row, with his lovely wife Charline doing the cooking, There was always plenty of delicious food and libation for everyone, including second and third helpings. They continued the tradition even after they sold their prized 1967 MGB roadster in British Racing Green.

Jim had a love of model trains, and was active with the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club as well.  His basement was filled with an extensive hand-built layout.  Of course, the guys had to visit the basement at every chili gathering.  He also invited the club to view the well-known larger layouts of the Historic Hendersonville Railroad Depot, of which he had a part in constructing.

Jim’s knowledge of many different marques that he owned over a lifetime of car enthusiasm was very evident to all those who knew him well. His dedication to the hobby, putting together a club rally, participating at Autumn in the Mountains many times, sense of humor, and outgoing nature will be sorely missed.

Jim had to withdraw from most club activities due to his declining health in the past couple of years, but we were always happy to see him attend an event or a car show when he was having good days.  We’re saddened by the loss of Jim, but we’ll celebrate his memory and spirit as our friend and fellow club member.  Jim was a kind and gentle soul, and we’ll miss him. 

2015 In Memoriam – Denny Taylor

Denny Taylor, 77, of Lake Toxaway passed away at his residence on Monday morning, December 21, 2015 after a long battle with lung cancer. Denny was an integral part of our club for many years, joining in 2002. He was very active hosting events and drives, serving on committees, and helping with the annual Autumn In The Mountains show.