2022 Annual Veterans Drive and Celebration

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sunday, Nov 13
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Ingles Brevard - 684 N Broad St


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Annual Veterans Drive and Celebration

FBCC and BCCWNC Joint Adventure

Note from Denny:

What I Need From Previous Attendees

Review the Participation attachment of the participants from the drive roster of last
November 2021 event and I’m asking you to verify the information I have for you. Please
reply to me only at czindms@gmail.com to acknowledge and amend, if necessary, the
information. If you are NOT on the list, send me the information requested below.

Here’s what I need from NEW participants

List yourself and your co-pilot if you have one.
Which car you’ll be driving (year, make, and model).
Where you’ll “Meet-up” along the route unless you are solo routing to Brevard.
Lastly, if you or your co-pilot are veterans, please let me know. I need your NAME, BRANCH OF
SERVICE, and RANK. This is a recognition of Veterans and a spirited joint drive for both British
Car Clubs!!
Information Needed Example:
Pilot: Denny Somerville
Co-pilot: Kathy Somerville
Meet-up: 11/276
British Car: 1970 Triumph TR6
Veteran: Dennis Somerville, USMC, Sergeant

My email is: czindms@gmail.com

A participation/Information roster, Route Description and Directions to Jud’s Brown Building
are attached to this E-mail.

WORKING Drive List 2022

MASTER VET Drive Announcement 22

November 13, 2022

I am pleased to announce that the 5th Joint British Car Clubs, FBCC and BCCWNC, will be honoring and celebrating our Veterans with a drive through the mountains and valleys of western NC and the upstate of SC on Sunday, November 13.

We will begin our Joint Club Drive at the Ingles in Brevard and follow a route that includes East Fork Road, Highway 178 near Rosman, Scenic Highway 11, and Highway 133.

  • FBCC – BCCWNC Joint Group DEPART BREVARD INGLES at 11:00
  • FBCC Westerners – DEPART (11/276) PARKING LOT at 10:00
  • FBCC Easterners – Depart Sphinx (11/14) at 9:15

Our destination is once again the Clubhouse at Keowee Mountain where the Gathering of Drivers will honor Veterans.  The ceremony of recognition will occur on the deck overlooking the mountains. 

Limited seating is available so be prepared by bringing a folding chair for your own relaxation.

You are asked to BYOPicnic lunch of your choosing. Drinks, chips, and deserts will be provided by the Somerville Family for those who attend. 

General Information

The Joint Veterans’ Drive was started in November of 2018 which included the British Car Clubs of western North Carolina and the Foothills British Car Club of upstate South Carolina.

This was the first Joint Club Adventure of both clubs hosted by Dennis Somerville of Central SC. He himself is a USMC Veteran who served in Viet Nam in 1970.

Both car clubs, in addition to owning both classic and modern British Marques, are very patriotic sharing a common bond with those who have served. In each of the previous Veterans’ drives, this event has become one of the most attended and anticipated drives of the year. The last drive was attended by 39 British automobiles with 71 pilots and co-pilots of which 13 were honored veterans from the USMC, USA, USN, USAF, RCAF and the Dutch Army. The anticipated Marques include examples of Triumphs, MG, Austin Healeys, Jaguars, Minis, Lotus, Sunbeam Tigers, DeLorean, and Morgan. We are especially looking forward to an exhilarating drive, a beautiful venue overlooking the eastern face of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and fellowship as we honor our veterans and their service.

A participation and Information roster will be sent shortly for your review and sign-up conformation.

Veterans Drive Route 2022

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

Total number of attendees, Members + Guests = 16
Members booked:
  • Dennis Somerville
  • Carol Clemens
  • Syd Chipman
  • William Smith
  • Dewey Parker
  • John Sensor
  • David Wood
  • Alvan Judson
  • John Rachow
  • David Parrott