2017 BMC Car Show

October has been a FANTASTIC month and as I write this, we have a few days left. A crispness is finally in the air and it is pleasurable to drive our Little British Ovens once again. Tired Butts 2017 and our 21st British Car day rounded out the month. First, I’d like to talk about some great people, then the cars.

We were very blessed to see the following folks at our car show. It makes me proud to be around them. Don Green and Ron Pardo’s efforts to remain active members of the club and support the show were way above the call and greatly appreciated. I hope everyone got around to visit with them. Then Bobby Gunter arrived unexpectedly, driven by Jon Miller. Those who know Bobby and his love for British cars – especially 100-4 Healeys – were thrilled to see him. Jon has been working on Bobby’s cars and recently completed his gorgeous 100-4 M. This is a dealer prep 1004-4M Bobby has been working on a long time. It was so great to see these folks at the show and appreciate the efforts they made.

On to the Show! Tom Terrific made the day.  Not only was THE ROLLS there, Tom handcranked her and took a much-deserved victory lap. What a great variety of cars in attendance, spanning 94 years of British auto manufacture.  From that magnificent Rolls to 2017 Jags and 2018 MINIs with everything in between. It’s been a while since we had a Morgan attend and even longer since we had a Lotus Europa join us. Blitz and his gangs of workers did great this year. Parking, registration, food, and even voting went very smoothly. I think we need more signs for next year, as poor Brandon manned the gate for us, yet no one followed his directions! Voting under the new award format provided enough variety to ensure the winners were truly the winners. Despite its success, I still feel we need a way to recognize more of our newer cars. So there now, you think on that! 

Great Show and thanks to everyone who worked and who brought your cars.


Car Show PHOTOS:
Entrants     Under the Shed

2017 Sponsors


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Bo Bogaty, 1959 Triumph TR3-A

(In no particular order)


 Bobby Gunter & Jon Miller, 1954 Austin Healey 100 Le Mans


Allen & Ione Williams, 1963 Austin Healey3000 Mk II BJ7


Mark & Vicki Taylor, 2015 Jaguar F-Type


Jason Adams, 2006 Lotus Sport Elise


 Ben Potter,  1973 MGB


C.H. Cox, 1951 MGTD


Yardley & Kim Bailey, 2013 Porsche Boxster S


Ian Peden, 1924Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 Limo


Ken McClellan, 1970 Triumph GT6+


Blitz Welch, 1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500

2017 BMC Car Show Entries

Last First Year Marque Model Winners
Gunter Bobby 1954 Austin Healey 100M Le Mans Top 10
Williams Allen & Ione 1963 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II BJ7 Top 10
White Brett & Barbie 1963 Austin Healey Sprite Mk II
Miro Thomas 2013 BMW 135i Convertible
Tompkins Taber 2007 Caterham 7 SV
Newcomb William 1996 Caterham Lotus 7 Super Sprint
Taylor Mark & Vicki 2015 Jaguar F Type Top 10
Sims Hank & Deborah 1992 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible
Green Don  1998 Jaguar XK8
Young Terry 1999 Jaguar XK8
Taylor Mark & Vicki 1998 Jaguar XK-8
Hall Charles 2004 Land Rover Discovery 2
Neuman Michael 1967 Lotus Europa S1
Adams Jason 2006 Lotus Sport Elise Top 10
Bizzoco Bruce 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF
Price David  1959 MG A
Branch Malcolm 1967 MG B
Potter Benjamin 1973 MG B Top 10
Young Terry 1980 MG B
Bransford Pam 1969 MG B-GT
Byrne Dan 1979 MG B-LE
Cox C. H. 1951 MG TD Top 10
Weldon Charlene & Tad 2006 MINI Cooper Cabriolet
Reed David  2003 MINI Cooper Hatchback
Dealer MINI of B’ham 2017 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works
Pardo Ron & Joyce 2009 MINI Cooper S Cabriolet
Dealer MINI of B’ham 2017 MINI Cooper S Cabriolet
Whigham Russell & Cathy 2010 MINI Cooper S Hatchback
Nunnally Skip & Jill 1990 Morgan  4/4 (4-passenger)
Miller Larry C. 2000 Porsche 911
Bailey Yardley 2013 Porsche Boxster S Top 10
Shelton Michael 2007 Porsche Cayman
Peden Ian 1984 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible
Peden Ian 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Limo Top 10
Bredlow Gordon 2017 Subaru BRZ
Garner Earl 1965 Sunbeam Alpine Series V
McClellan Ken 1970 Triumph GT6+ Top 10
Welch Blitz 1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Top 10
Miro Thomas 1976 Triumph TR6
Welch Blitz 1976 Triumph TR6
Hilton Ken 1980 Triumph TR8
Bogaty Bo 1959 Triumph  TR3-A Best of Show