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  • 30 Aug 2011 9:21 AM | Bill Scott (Administrator)

    A somewhat delayed news FLASH, after returning home with no power or internet until late last night. So Tuesday morning, a delayed news update about the weekend event in Maine.

    We rightfully brought the coveted Dorothy Wiggin Teapot Trophy back home to the CCBCC where it should belong. Our club had the overall highest score to win the Teapot back from the Delaware Valley Club.

    Our club proudly took three of the top six awards; Mark Karas & Andrea Berman took 1st place and the honor of wearing the Yellow Traffic Cone hats, 3rd place was won by Kathy & Joe Rocha with 4th place honors won by Pam & Mike Dallaire.

    We congratulate our winners and our club participants in bringing home the trophy. There will be much more on this event to follow.

    Till Then,

    Bill Scott

  • 22 Aug 2011 9:13 PM | Michael Daley
    The September Newsletter is available for download in the Monthly Newsletter section. Or by clicking Here.
  • 07 Aug 2011 5:31 PM | Bill Scott (Administrator)

    President’s Boot-   August 2011   

    The lazy hazy days of August, just take it easy and savor the hot summer days,… don’t I wish!!! There are all these upcoming events and things to do. Our big club event, the British Legends Weekend, is fast approaching and we have plenty of planning, web pages and volunteer signups in preparation so that we will be ready for another successful BLW event Oct 7-9. Much of the ground work has already been put into action with permits and tents etc., and Paul and the web page team have been working to get the BLW pages up front and center on our home page. They have made it so easy, well even I can do it, so there is no excuse for you not to check in on the home page and among other things, sign up to volunteer on the duty roster. Here’s how; www.capecodbritishcarclub.org  and then if not already there, click “Home”.  Directly under the photo header of happy club members is a dark blue bar, in the center of the bar is a heading “British Legends Weekend”, place your pointer on it and a list of 6 choices drop down; Registration, events, car classes, show rules, DUTY ROSTER and lodging. I am encouraging you to click on all 6 to learn all about the event and register, but most certainly I want you to click on the “Duty Roster” and decide to volunteer to work on any one of the “duties” that you see listed there. Make a note of the ones you want to help with and then send an e-mail to our working from home computer POC of the BLW, Paul Hinchcliffe, so that he will put your name on those activities. His email (just to make it easy for you) is; phinchcliffe@comcast.net. Paul is just sitting there waiting for your e-mail saying that you want to be a part of this great team of BLW volunteers. Please do this and be signed up to help support and be involved with this important event.

     I mentioned there were 6 pages, all helping you learn about and register for this event, and one in particular is lodging. Green Harbor has once again agreed to block out some rooms at a special event rate so that it is convenient to come to the Meet & Greet and stay, have your car right there near all the activities for the week end. Remember this is Columbus Day weekend which for a resort operator should be a three day weekend, so I want to encourage as many members possible to reserve a room at Green Harbor and for those who can make it a full weekend, a leisurely drive home on Monday, sign up for Sunday night. It is important not only to support local establishments, but support places such as Green Harbor who has continued to support our activity as well. Please book those rooms soon, as they will go fast. Don’t miss out on all the fun staying with other members at Green Harbor.

    Another important action during the past month is that the BoG confirmed that the Club will officially file as a 501 (c) (7) Organizational (social club). The paper work is currently being filed to properly register our standing with both the state and the IRS for tax purposes. After some research, it was clear that our club does not meet the requirement for us to have filed as a 501 (c) (3) charitable club. As a social club, tax write offs for donations to the club will not be possible. We can still contribute to charities and scholarships as we decide to support with available funds from the club.

    Kathy Rocha is chairing the scholarship committee, who is working on boosting our scholarship efforts for the coming years. They are looking at our requirements on issuing scholarship, the follow up and the expectation of the club in offering these scholarships. I applaud Kathy and this committee for the important work they are doing for the club and the local community.

    As usual, check out the home page for the listing of future events. Remember you can view it as a list or by calendar page, just click the method of choice.

    Till then,

    Bill Scott,

    President,

    CCBCC

    Upcoming Events

                August –

              Larz Anderson - MG Rover Day

              13 Aug 2011 • Brookline, MA

              Jaguar Festival of New England

              13 Aug 2011 • Sturbridge, MA

              Monthly Meeting

              16 Aug 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA

              Special Interest & Forgotten Marques Show

              20 Aug 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston

              British Marque Triathlon IX

                26 Aug 2011 • Northport, Maine

              Lime Rock Historic Festival

              02 Sep 2011 • Lakeville, CT

              Falmouth Dream Cruise

              04 Sep 2011 • Falmouth, MA

              British Invasion

              15 Sep 2011 • Stowe, VT

              Goodwood Revival

              16 Sep 2011 • Chichester, West Sussex, England

              Monthly Meeting

              20 Sep 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA

              People's Choice Show

              24 Sep 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston

              50 years of Jaguar Show

              25 Sep 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston

    See the Calendar for future events later in the season.

              British Legends Weekend

              07 Oct 2011 • Falmouth, MA

              November Weekend Getaway

              05 Nov 2011 • Martha's Vineyard

  • 30 Jul 2011 4:35 PM | Deleted user
    The minutes to the July 25th Board of Governor's Meeting have been posted to the Meeting Minutes section of the Member's Only area of the web-site. You must be a logged in member to view this area.
  • 24 Jul 2011 7:29 AM | Michael Daley
    The August Newsletter is available for download in the Monthly Newsletter section. Or by clicking Here.
  • 14 Jul 2011 1:47 PM | Bill Scott (Administrator)

    Whew! Hard to believe that July is half over. Where is the summer going? Events are lining up on top of each other and Aunt Millie from Iowa is calling saying that she wants to come to the Cape for another visit, “What weekend is free?” Well Aunt Millie, the answer is none! I am booked solid for the rest of the driving season. It seems like we wait through the long winter and the never ending dreary spring here on the Cape, and suddenly summer is here with all too many events and obligations happening at once. It is hard to prioritize, to pick and choose the events in which you really want to participate, and reluctantly, you have to forgo  some that you would really like to have attended, but you just can’t be in two places at once.

     

    You know, the calendar on our new web site is really a great tool for helping one sort all this out. (You knew this plug was coming didn’t you?) It is easy, just type in www.capecodbritishcarclub.org , click the home page and scroll down to event listings. You can see a list or you can click to view the calendar page, either way, when you want to learn more, just click on the event and all the details show up. There is even a place to register right there, it is that easy. So no excuses, let’s start signing up and make each event a success. Getting to know and spend time with your fellow members is one of the better things about this club, great people and great cars equal great fun!

    Speaking of fun, we had a great time following the regular meeting with the ice cream run led by members Les & Cynthia Frank. We had a wonderful summer evening’s drive to the Polar Cave and with the club’s 50-50 take, bought ice cream for everyone! How sweet is that?.../…The Factory 5 tour, road trip and backyard picnic, hosted by Charlie & Karen Bohm, was an informative, relaxing and very enjoyable day spent with members and friends. …/…Although I didn’t attend (other priorities prevented), the 4th of July “endurance” parade in Bourne was a test of LBC’s and heat. Bob Vogel reports that Lotus and Jaguar prevails. …/… Kathy & Joe Rocha revived and redefined the VoS event by adding a charitable cause to raise funds for the Plymouth and Fairhaven animal shelters. June and Mike Daley mapped out a scenic road trip to enjoy the RI watery coast line, a winery visit and to end at the Rocha’s home for a back yard picnic. This event did take place under a sad note, as we learned that morning of the passing of our club’s Vice President’s wife, Pat Frett, just the night before the event. They were planning on enjoying the event with us that Saturday morning. Of course they were in our hearts and minds throughout the day and some expressed thoughts that maybe next year it should become the Pat Frett memorial run.

     

    There are many more events for the rest of the season, so sign up and get involved and enjoy our club activities and friendships.           

    Till then,

    Bill Scott,

    President,

    CCBCC

    Upcoming Events

              July -

              The Marion Classic Antique Auto Show

              16 Jul 2011 8:00 AM • Silvershell Beach, Marion

              Monthly Meeting

              19 Jul 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA

              Morgan's, Mini's & MG's Show

              23 Jul 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston

              Board of Governor’s Meeting

              25 Jul 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Cedarville, MA

                August –

              Marion Band Concert

              01 Aug 2011 . Marion, MA – Mike Daley

              Larz Anderson - MG Rover Day

              13 Aug 2011 • Brookline, MA

              Jaguar Festival of New England

              13 Aug 2011 • Sturbridge, MA

              Monthly Meeting

              16 Aug 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA

              Special Interest & Forgotten Marques Show

              20 Aug 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston

              British Marque Triathlon IX

              26 Aug 2011 • Northport, Maine

              Lime Rock Historic Festival

              02 Sep 2011 • Lakeville, CT

              Falmouth Dream Cruise

              04 Sep 2011 • Falmouth, MA

    See the Calendar for future events in September and later in the season.

    The British Marque Triathlon will be August 26th, 27th & 28th. Sign up as our club needs your attendance to win!

    Our own BLW will be Columbus Day Weekend and will be held at Falmouth Marine Park. We will not switch days as previously announced. The road trip will be on Saturday with the Car Show on Sunday. The Friday night Meet & Greet will be at Green Harbor as usual.

    Brian Nickerson will once again be the POC for the November trip and it will be to return to Martha’s Vineyard. Go to the web site to learn details and to sign up early. Car ferry reservations as well as hotel should be made well in advance.

  • 04 Jul 2011 2:32 PM | Deleted user
    To celebrate the Fourth properly four entrants showed up for this grueling endurance event.   Fog burned off by the start leaving dry road conditions.  Marques represented included Jaguar, Triumph (2), and Lotus.  Familiarity with the course being an advantage, the Lotus driven by the author had the pole position.  Next were the two TRs, the first of which had a driver and navigator team, the second one was solo.  Being last to arrive at the pits Dave Mac and navigator Nancy in their beautifully waxed Jaguar started about 35 seconds off the pace. 

    At the halfway point the third place solo driven but immaculate TR dropped out. The ranks closed. Dave and Nancy were gaining.  The remaining Triumph pulled up, it was neck and neck for the lead, but it was too much, the TR was overheating and it dropped out in sight of the finish line. Dave and Nancy closed in right behind me but the crowds were pressing in on both sides so Dave couldn't pass.  The Lotus just holds on to win.

    Its a shame that the MG contingent did not show.  Now Lotus and Jaguar have the club bragging rights.

    After the finish I made a sweep run to ensure that the Triumphs were not stranded.  Both of them had apparently moved on and hopefully enjoyed a safe run home.


    Note - In keeping with the privacy policy, DNF drivers and team members are not named without their express written consent.
  • 26 Jun 2011 7:05 AM | Deleted user
    The July Newsletter is available for download in the Monthly Newsletter section. Or by clicking here.
  • 23 Jun 2011 7:54 AM | Deleted user

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 20, 2010
    For Further Information Please Contact:
    Michael Daley – Newsletter Editor
    508-428-3852

     

    Recently the Cape Cod British Car Club, Ltd. completed our annual high school award distributions.  Each year the club provides a scholarship or tool grant to a graduating student from the Plymouth South High School in Plymouth, the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Bourne and the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich.

    Our car club targets these annual financial awards towards young men and women graduating from the area’s technical school programs.  We stipulate only that the student graduates from any of the schools’ automotive related educational programs.  Our assistance is designed to advance the training and future careers of these young technical high school graduates.  Each of the schools determines which of their students will receive our award.

    Jay Davies, an Automotive Technology student from Plymouth South High School, will be receiving a CCBCC, Ltd $250 Tool Grant this year.  Jay has excelled in his automotive technology studies over the past four years.  He is currently a participant in the co-op program working at Performance Auto.  While future education in the field is not out of the question for this Plymouth resident, initially Jay will continue to work at Performance Auto after graduation.

    Renee Thayer is the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School’s 2011 recipient of a CCBCC, Ltd $250 scholarship award.  This outstanding student is a resident of Falmouth.  Ms. Thayer is a recent graduate of the Bourne school’s Automotive Collision Program.  She will continue her studies next fall at Cape Cod Community College.

    Amanda Price also received a $250 Scholarship award this year from the CCBCC, Ltd.  Amanda is a 2011 graduate of the Cape Cod Technical School in Harwich.  She is a resident of Dennis.  Amanda’s program of study was the Harwich school’s Auto Collision Shop.  School officials describe her as “a hard working student”.  She will attend the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the fall.

    The Cape Cod British Car Club is comprised of about 275 members.  The club is a not-for-profit corporation offering our members educational, fraternal, recreational and charitable activities focused around historic and modern English automobiles.  The centerpiece of the club’s annual activities is the British Legends Weekend and Car Show.  The show supports our scholarship program. This year the club’s ninth annual all British car show is scheduled for October 9, 2011 at Marina Park in Falmouth.  The car show is free to the public.

  • 17 Jun 2011 2:21 PM | Bill Scott (Administrator)

    President’s Boot-   June 2011   

    The driving season is well underway, or at least I hear that it is. The only event I have done so far was the Sandwich Memorial Day Parade, a nice event with its solemn moments of remembrance and speeches. It also is a wonderful parade through a very quaint old New England Town here on the Cape. I think we had seven cars in total with some of the usual regulars and some new and recent members participating as well.

     

    Soon after the parade, I went in for neck surgery that has kept me out of the Jag or out of action on almost anything until things begin to heal. I am doing surprisingly well and am anxious to get back into action. I think I will make the June meeting, which is an ice cream run let by one of our members, Les and Cynthia Frank. How can anyone miss an ice cream run? What I did miss was our Vice Presidents Battle Ship Cove Run in Fall River, a new event for our club, the Brits by the Sea in Connecticut and the Hyannis Father’s Day car show on Main St, Hyannis. I certainly plan on enjoying the next upcoming events and for the rest of the season.

     

    Our new web site is up and running and from what I am hearing; most members find it very workable and like the new set up. Charlie Bohm and his team have been resolving the problems that were sure to come up whenever there is such a large change. Now that members can review and edit their own profile, there have been a number of corrections with name spelling, phone numbers and e-mail address. Since phone numbers and e-mail addresses are often changed, this new system helps us to stay current and improve our connection with each one of our members. I think most are appreciating the ease of access to the events and calendar sections, and in time, will learn to use the inter club communication available using “the pit” and other sites on the forum.

     

    Oh yes, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that under the volunteer section our Organizational Chart appears for everyone to look and see if there is something listed that you might want to use your expertise and talent to help with the overall operation of the club. We’re making progress with some fresh new faces volunteering to help, but there is room for more of our members to get involved in the club.

     

    I have listed many of the events here with this “Boot” and will continue to do so for awhile as members get use to using the events listing and Calendar on the web site. Come on out and join in with the upcoming events and get to know your fellow club members. 

         

    Till then,

    Bill Scott,

    President,

    CCBCC

    Upcoming Events

    June –

                Monthly Meeting

              21 Jun 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA

    Factory Five Tour & Run

    25 Jun 2011 – Charlie Bohm

              Triumph Car Show

              25 Jun 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston

              Factory 5 Tour - Back Road Drive - Pot Luck Cook Out

              25 Jun 2011 9:00 AM • Starting at the Trow Bridge Tavern in Bourne

              Larz Anderson - British Car Day

              26 Jun 2011 • Brookline, MA

              Goodwood Festival of Speed

              30 Jun 2011 • Chichester, West Sussex, England

              July -

              Bourne 4th of July Parade

              04 Jul 2011 8:00 AM • Bourne, MA

              Larz Anderson - Micro Mini Day

              09 Jul 2011 • Brookline, MA

              Valley of Sin Run - Kennel Fundraiser

              09 Jul 2011 9:30 AM • Starting at the Sears at the Dartmouth Mall

              The Marion Classic Antique Auto Show

              16 Jul 2011 8:00 AM • Silvershell Beach, Marion

              Monthly Meeting

              19 Jul 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA

              Morgan's, Mini's & MG's Show

              23 Jul 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston

    See the Calendar for future events in August, September and later in the season.

    The British Marque Triathlon will be August 26th, 27th & 28th. Sign up as our club needs your attendance to win!

    Our own BLW will be Columbus Day Weekend and will be held at Falmouth Marine Park. We will not switch days as previously announced. The road trip will be on Saturday with the Car Show on Sunday. The Friday night Meet & Greet will be at Green Harbor as usual.

    Brian Nickerson will once again be the POC for the November trip and it will be to return to Martha’s Vineyard. Go to the web site to learn details and to sign up early. Car ferry reservations as well as hotel should be made well in advance.


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