British Cars of Bucks County
July 21, 2021
Our Next Event:
VFW Car Show
Sunday July 25, 0930-1500
1114 Yardley-Newtown Rd, Yardley
My apologies for the recent dearth of newsletters. I had some work that was a serious time-suck. But now the show season is back, we have great driving weather, and BCBC is ready to rock 2021!
A hearty BCBC welcome to our newest members:
• Alex Kromer, Warrington, PA, 1960 Morris Minor 1000
• Steve McDowell, Woodbridge, VA, 1979 MGB
• Gillian Fisher, Fanwood, NJ, 1977 MGB
• T.R. ‘Prince’ George, Ewing, NJ, Mini-Cooper
• Roger Williams, Princeton, NJ, Jaguar XJS
Edmund Fenton, M.D., son of Brendan & Carol Fenton, was just commissioned an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Based at Eglin AFB, Destin, Fl, we wish Capt Fenton an exciting tour, and kudos to Brendan and Carol for their outstanding parenting!
July 11, Cars & Coffee, Morrisville: As opposed to our frozen Feb C & C when our 5 hardcore members turned up, 11 BCBC’ers enjoyed the coffee and donuts provided by Mike S on a warm Sunday morning. And OMG; MGA Bob G appeared with his long-rumored MGA for Jeff D, Gerard, Marc, Rich, Andy L, Andy K, Larry T, Mike S, Brendan, and Mike R to appreciate. And how cool that
T.R. ‘Prince” George drove by in his #66 Mini, was awed by our cars, and then stopped to chat and promptly joined-up!
July 5: Rebels v Redcoats, Washington Crossing Park:
They did it! Jennifer and Denise from the Park Foundation got permission from the State to have a show – and what a show it was! 133 or so registered cars, more spectators then ever; and to no one’s surprise, BCBC had the largest club contingent registered, as Mike S, Larry R, John G, Marc, MGA Jeff, Gerard, Mike R, Todd (with his vintage Landrover!), Brendan, Jeff D, and Andy L enjoyed the day and some stunning cars. And how cool that Steve McDowell, Gillian Fisher, and Roger Williams wandered by and also joined-up!
Our Lumberton Kitchen Drive:
April 18: one of the best events we’ve had in some time. Marc & Mary -Lori & Gerard-Andy & Day – Marty & Teri – Brendan – Mike S – Joe P – Jeff C – Rich – Larry T & nephew Chas – Andy L enjoyed a lovely drive along the Delaware and an awesome breakfast with good friends!
Those Morgan owners were surely envious of what BCBC hath wrought. We’ll be going back soon…maybe for our Sept 19 drive we’ll do a breakfast there and then motor-up to Van Sant Aerodrome?
Atlantic City MG Extravaganza: June 14-17: Larry R and Jeff & Mary D attended; the following PDF of photos courtesy of Jeff & Mary.
WW2 Aircraft Fly-in: On June 13 a small contingent of BCBC’ers drove to Mercer County Airport to see a few of the remaining Army Air Force planes that were instrumental in winning WW2. Gerard – Mike R – Mike S – Jeff C – Rich H – Marc enjoyed seeing planes who were instrumental in saving democracy. And we whine about the mechanical and electrical issues of our cars…
1-Our Cars & Coffee SOP:
Since we formed BCBC some 5+ years ago, with few exceptions the same people have been funding our C & C’s. This year’s events have been hosted by Leslie, Larry R, Andy L, and Mike S. If you’ve been attending the C & C’s, but not hosting, now’s your time to step up. As Wilfred Brimsley used to say “It’s the right thing to do.” Contact Andy L.
2-Quality Parts Suppliers:
We’ve got a new mantra: “Anyone But Moss,” but with Jim Knight/BRG retiring, suppliers who offer that old-fashioned blend of prices-service-quality parts are hard to find. But we are pleased to remind you of these two, with whom several of us have built good relationships:
Sports Car Parts Ltd, Rockford, TN. 865-659-4386. Rob Garrison.
In business 10+ years, knows his stuff, plus his daily driver is an MGB. A Moss distributor, but he also sources parts from the EU. I’ve bought $ 1700+ worth of parts from him w/o any shipping or quality issues. A discount to Moss prices, real shipping costs, same day/next day shipment. SCP’s is a first-class operation with parts for MGA-B-C-TD, Midgets-Sprites-TR-3, Jaguar.
The Roadster Factory, Armagh, PA. 800-678-8764.
UK-sourced parts for MGB and Triumph, altho we’ve received some OEM from Denmark, Australia, and Mexico. Gerard and I recently bought some parts from them that were 45% cheaper than Moss. Same day/next day shipment plus real shipping costs. A first-class operation who supports British cars, clubs, and events.
Note: I bought a membership in the TRF Club since it offers a $ 25 discount every month for PO’s larger than $ 75.00. SO…look at their website for what you need, call me, and we’ll group-up our orders and use the $ 25 / monthly proportionally.
There’s no need to buy parts from Moss that catch fire, melt, don’t fit, or take forever to ship while you’re being charged extra for the privilege of being a Moss customer – let’s use SCP and TRF instead!
3- BCBC Apparel:
• 1 logo’d blue Hoodie, XL
• 2 gray T’s w/logo; XL, L
• 1 Blue BCBC logo’d polo shirt, L
Contact Andy L today
July 25, VFW Show, 1114 Yardley-Newtown Rd, Yardley. Free, 0930-1500. We’ll convoy from Gerard’s @ 0915. RSVP
Aug 7; Hope Lodge British Cars & Motorcycles; Fort Washington, PA. RSVP so we can arrange a convoy.
Aug 15 (Sun): A BCBC drive to Warwick Farm Microbrewery, Jamison. A scenic drive to microbeers and awesome foodtrucks! We’ll leave from Wash Crossing Park 1130. https://warwickfarmbrewing.com. They need a headcount, so RSVP.
Aug 22: BCBC Cars & Coffee! Wash Crossing Park, 0830-1000.
Sept 4-5-6. Labor Day Weekend; BCBC Labor Day Party!!
Sept 11 (Sat): Wings & Wheels! Blue Bell, PA. Their 30th annual show. We’ll be situated w/vintage planes and Mike S said only 1 British car appeared at the last show – an opportune time for us to get the word out! Lots of spectators, food choices, military recruiters, and the like. A big fundraiser for Angel Flight East. www.angelflighteast.org
Sept 19 (Sun): A Drive to Lumberton Kitchen & Van Sant Aerodrome Oct 2, Sat, Autism Car Show, Bucks County CC, Newtown. Details TBA
Oct 9, Brits at the Village, Lahaska. Details TBA
Oct 16: The Dog Event! Washington Crossing Park, NJ. Details TBA. Oct 17-Dec 31: TBA
We’ll see you at the VFW Show!
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Our July Cars & Coffee: (L-R): Jeff D, Gerard, Marc, Rich, Andy L, Andy K, Larry T, Mike S, Brendan, Mike R, MGA John
Following is Jeff & Mary’s photo montage from the Atlantic City extravaganza, along with a tech article from Steve McDowell. Your BCBC Newsletter editor thanks you for your submissions!
Securing the Radiator Temperature Sensor On Your MGB
By Steve McDowell (1979 MGB)
One (there seem to be several) weak engineering designs of the MGB is the radiator temp sensor mount and keeping it place. If you ever had one blow out, or had sleepless nights worrying about it, then you know what I mean. Besides the Moss retaining clip, and never reusing the bush seal you can rest better at night by adding two zip ties crisscross through the radiator to lock it in place.