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Eric Gibeaut’s very nice Propane fueled 1989 Morgan at the Charleston, SC show.

Beth displaying the first place Blue Ribbon for there 78 MGB

78 MGB

Ott & Beth Renken’s First place 78 MGB at the 2022 Charleston show

Ron & Cyndi with the winning TD

Ron and Cyndi Platt Displaying the First Place ribbon at the 2022 Charleston show

David & Patricia Daughter Lesli’s 1928 BSA Motorbike at the Charleston, SC Show.

David & Patricia Reilly’s 1967 3.8 ‘S’ Jaguar Which they purchased new while in Great Britain.

Back row L-R Ott Ranken Ron Platt 2 of 3 At large Board Members Front row L-R Ed Stanfield President Donna Stanfield Treasure Robin Young Secretary VP Mike Eckhart and At large member Dave headrick not shown.

Robin Young and her son Henry enjoying tea while at the 2022 Charleston Show  High Tea luncheon.

As we near the end of 2022, it causes me to reflect on the events of the past year. From the early beginnings of the Sandlapper MGT Register to now the British Car Club Midlands Centre, has now grown to 84 households. Many of us appreciate the knowledge and help of some of the founding members, still with the club. Thank you to all of those who contributed their stories about the cars that they love.
This past year, in addition to our monthly meetings, we enjoyed a Polar Bear Run, hosted by the Yaussy’s. The ride took us through the back roads of Hwy 176 to Do Little field in St. Matthews, SC. Our British Classic Car Show XIV, brought the most cars ever to the show. Each year it is held in April in conjunction with the Tartan Day celebration. In 2022 we hosted the Sunbeams of the South and SAOCA Invasion clubs.  April also  had several members who went to The Gathering
British Car Show in in Dobson, NC. They took a side trip to Mt. Airy, Andy Griffith’s home town and home to the Mayberry museum. A sunny drive to Lake Wateree, with lunch at Beaver’s Dam, was yet another great event. In addition to fabulous drives, the numerous British car shows throughout the season brought many awards to our members. Ribbon winners at recent car shows were Ron & Cindy Platt winning first place with their 1951 MGTD at both the Myrtle Beach and Charleston British Car Club Show. Other winners in Charleston included the Mt. Pleasant Mayor’s Award for Eric Gibeaut’s 1989 propane fueled Morgan 4/4., Ott Renken took 1 st place with his ‘78 MGB, in the Rubber Bumper Category..
Dave & Patricia Reilly’s 1967 Jaguar 3.8 ‘S’, won the Jaguar Saloons Class and their daughter, Lesli’s 1928 BSA motorcycle placing second in the Diamonds in the Rough Class.

The Charleston show also featured a drive to the Charleston Tea Company farm, ending with High Tea, as well as an evening welcome reception which several of our members enjoyed. Congratulations to all. Fifty-five people, including members and guests, attended the November 5 th BCCMC Annual Meeting was held at DiPrato’s, in Columbia SC. Our existing Board of Directors and Members at Large are remaining the same: Ed Stanfield President, Mike Eckhart Vice President, Donna Stanfield Treasurer, and Robin Young as Secretary. Members at Large are Ron Platt, Ott Renken and Dave Hedrick. Missing from the photo are Mike Eckhart and Dave Hedrick.

The holiday party will be held on Saturday, December 3 rd at the Old Mill Brew Pub in Lexington, South Carolina. The next monthly meeting will be at the Lizard’s Thicket on Saturday, January 7 th . Members will meet at 9am to “kick tires”.

Plans are in process for the Annual British Car show, to be held in April. Check the website: BCCMC.com information for upcoming events.

To everyone, a happy and healthy holiday season, as we look forward to the events and drives that will come in 2023. Best to all in the New Year!