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Meeting Minutes for October 16, 2019

Start time: 07:35 PM

Members in attendance: 15     British cars present: none

President..............Mark Waitkins- absent
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- absent
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 85
New Members:  

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

Christmas party at Stonehedge restaurant on December 15th, decisions on time, food, and cost have to be made at the next November 20th meeting. A donation and destination for a animal shelter also has to be discussed. Please attend.

A motion was made and passed to send a donation to the Fishkill Historical Society in memory of Malcolm Mills who recently passed away. He will be missed.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Woodstock British Car Show had 24 members attend and more than 24 cars from the club. This was the best turn out for cars with 115 cars in total. Best in show went to Tom McNamara for his 1947 MG YA, 1st place Healey went to Ted Cryer for his 1954 Healey 100, and 2nd place Healey to Joe Trupiano for his 1967 Healey 3000. Congratulations to all!

Wheels and Wings at Nu-Cavu was attended by 15 members. The show was so well attended that some people could not get in. Ted Cryer won a trophy for Best European Car with his 1954 Healey 100. There were also several vintage air planes on display.

BOTH Picnic had 39 members attend with 20 cars present. These cars ranged from a 1940 Simca Topolino to a 2016 Jag F-Type. The food was good that was catered by Brothers Barbecue and dessert was provided by members in a contest. The winners were 3rd Lorine Karabec, 2nd Ann Harmuth, and 1st Joe Trupiano with his rice pudding.

Columbus Day Drive was planned by Dennis Culligan and headed by Ted Cryer on Sunday. We had about ten cars show up at McDonalds in Newburgh and proceeded on a drive through Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties. An unforeseen detour with a bridge that was closed half way through the run provided an alternate route which also had some good fall leaf views. We ended up for lunch in New Paltz at The Gilded Otter Brewery with 11 members.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

Oct. 20th 31st Annual Gathering of Old Cars, Staatsburg, NY. We have a reserved parking area for the club. The organized drive that Dennis Culligan usually heads is going as scheduled with Ted Cryer leading the group.This starts from McDonalds on Rte 9W just south of the Mid Hudson Bridge at 8:45 and will leave promptly at 9:00AM. Please contact Ted at ccryer@hvc.rr.com if you plan to meet in Highland. This event is usually well attended by the club. For more information contact jadoyle@ frontiernet.net.

Nov 20th BOTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30PM in the group meeting room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, New York. For more information contact Dennis Culligan.

Dec 15th BOTH Christmas Party at Stonehedge Restaurant, Rt 9W West Park, NY. Details to be voted on at the November meeting. Decisions on time, food, and costs need to be made. Please attend the November meeting.

Dec 26th Boxing Day at the Moore's.

Meeting Closed: 8:30 PM





Meeting Minutes for September 18, 2019

Start time: 07:37 PM

Members in attendance: 17     British cars present: 6

President..............Mark Waitkins- absent
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 85
New Members:  

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

We had six British cars driven to the meeting!
Christmas Party discussion was to have the party location in the Northern section of club territory. The two choices are now NUCavu in Wallkill and Stonehedge in West Park, NY. Target date is December 15th. A decision should be made in the next couple weeks. Look for an email with more information.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Lime Rock Historic Festival August 29th had several Brits attend. Rick McCurdy made the field and completed five sessions with his Triumph, congratulations Rick! Steve and Anita Busch took a win in Concours class on Sunday with their SP-250, congratulations to them also!

Watkins Glen Hilliard US Vintage Grand Prix September 5th had several Brits attend. Rick McCurdy ran the Triumph but was plagued with an oil leak that caused him from completing the weekend. Mike Harmuth ran the Spitfire and had problems with the transmission causing him to drop out for the weekend. Dennis brought his TR6 and participated in the Triumph tour de Marque events for the weekend, Tom Waitkins (Mark's brother) was navigator for the old track and the new track and got a spirited ride. Ann and Dave Cooke participated with their TVR with the National TVR club events also.

Stowe British Invasion was attended by Lorine and Derick Karabec in the Wolseley Hornet. Attendance was down about 100 cars and venders were also down due to the drizzle and damp weather. Congratulations to Steve and Anita Bush for a Concours win with the SP-250!

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

Sept 22 11th Annual Woodstock British Car Show, 9AM at the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, NY. See www.woodstockbritishcarshow.com for details. There will be a caravan from Highland,NY led by Dennis Culligan. Meet at 8:30 AM at McDonalds in Bridgeview Plaza.

Sept 27-28 VSCCA at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT. Pre-War celebration. See www.vscca.org for complete details.

Sept 27-29 Connecticut British Reliability Run CT and NY. For full event details and information visit www.ctbrr.org or contact Neville Wardie.

Sept 28th Wheels &Wings Car Show and Fly In, Cars, Bikes, and Planes. Saturday, 9AM-4PM. Rain date Sept. 29,2019, Nu-Cavu Restaurant- Kobelt Airport N45, 857 Plains Road, Wallkill, NY. DJ provided by Pretty Boy Productions. Local Fly – In Clubs & Sky Divers. Food, Beverages, Photography, Raffles! Over 50 Door Prizes & Trophies will be presented! Registration at the gate $20.00.

Sept 29th Brits of the Hudson Annual Picnic, George Freer Park, Port Ewen, NY. 12:30-4PM. This will be a catered event by Brothers Barbecue with a dessert contest for members. For more information contact Lorine Karabec.

Oct 5th British Car Day at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, with a rain date of October 6th.

Oct 13th ? BOTH “Columbus Day Drive” with a rain date of Oct. 14th. Full details to be announced.

Oct.16th BOTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30PM in the group meeting room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, New York. For more information contact Dennis Culligan.

Oct. 20th 31st Annual Gathering of Old Cars, Staatsburg, NY.For more information contact jadoyle@ frontiernet.net.

Nov 20th BOTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30PM in the group meeting room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, New York. For more information contact Dennis Culligan.

Meeting Closed: 8:15 PM





Meeting Minutes for August 21, 2019

Start time: 07:35 PM

Members in attendance: 25     British cars present: None

President..............Mark Waitkins- absent
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 85
New Members:  

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

Annual Picnic September 29th, 12:30-5:00pm at George Freer Park in Port Ewen. It will be a Barbeque catered by Brothers again this year. There will also be a dessert contest for the members.

Christmas Party discussion was to have the party location in the Northern section of club territory. Suggestions were for the Ship Lantern, Novellas in New Paltz, and Stonehedge. If anyone has a place to recommend, please bring it up at the meeting. Target date is the 8th of December from 2 to 6 PM. Details to follow.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

British Car Day at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome was lightly attended mostly because the weather was extremely warm and humid. It has been rescheduled again for October 5th with a rain date for the sixth. Full details www.oldrhinebeck.org.

Orange County Antique Auto Club Annual Car Show was attended by 7-8 Brits with Gary Panarotto bringing home a trophy for special interest with his Morris Minor and Ed Tamburo winning Best British above 1991 with his XJS Jaguar.

Wine Tour on August 4th headed by Ted and Carol Cryer had 18 members attend with great weather. They did a ride to Benmarl Winery in Marlboro where a tasting of six different wines was offered and a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley landscape accompanied. Lunch was at NuCavu in Wallkill.

Summer Harvest Festival & 8th Annual Classic Car Show had six cars of Brits attend. Gary Panarotto took best Import with his Morris Minor. There were a half dozen cider donuts given out to the people participating with a car.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

August 29th Historic Festival 37,Lime Rock Park,CT. Featured race marque – Formula Fords, Morgan. Featured class at Sunday Gathering of the Marques – Italian Cars. For complete details www.limerock.com

Sept 5 – 8 Hilliard US Vintage Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, NY Featured marque – Triumph. It is also TVR Club’s National Event. For complete details www.theglen.com and www.grandprixfestival.com

Sept 13-15 British Invasion at Stowe, Featured marque – MG See www.britishinvasion.com for complete details

Sept 18th BOTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Group Meeting Room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, New York. For more information contact Dennis Culligan.

Sept 22 11th Annual Woodstock British Car Show, 9AM at the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, NY. See the event flyer for complete details.

Sept 27-28 VSCCA at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT. Pre-War celebration. See www.vscca.org for complete details.

Sept 27-29 Connecticut British Reliability Run CT and NY. For full event details and information visit www.ctbrr.org or contact Neville Wardie.

Sept 28th Wheels &Wings Car Show and Fly In, Cars, Bikes, and Planes. Saturday, 9AM-4PM. Rain date Sept. 29,2019, Nu-Cavu Restaurant- Kobelt Airport N45, 857 Plains Road, Wallkill, NY. DJ provided by Pretty Boy Productions. Local Fly – In Clubs & Sky Divers. Food, Beverages,Photography, Raffles! Over 50 Door Prizes & Trophies will be presented! Registration at the gate $20.00.

Sept 29th Brits of the Hudson Annual Picnic, George Freer Park, Port Ewen, NY. 12:30-4PM. For more information contact Lorine Karabec.

Meeting Closed: 8:13 PM





Meeting Minutes for July 17, 2019

Start time: 07:35 PM

Members in attendance: 20     British cars present: None

President..............Mark Waitkins- absent
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 84
New Members:  

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

Wine tour to be organized by Ted and Carol Cryer. August 4th was discussed as a date to stop at Kedem Winery in Marlboro, and Benmarl Winery in Highland. Details to come by email.

Annual Picnic discussion was made to have it catered by Brothers again this year. They did a good job for us last year.

Christmas Party discussion was to have the party location in the Northern section of club territory. Suggestions were for the Ship Lantern, Novellas in New Paltz, and Stonehedge. If anyone has a place to recommend, please bring it up at the meeting. Target date is the second week of December 2 to 6 PM.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Knights of Columbus car show at Newburgh Mall was attended by Jim Allen who won several prize drawings and showed his MGB GT. Glen Roy brought his Triumph Stag and was a trophy winner.

Dust off Tour organized by Dennis Culligan, led six cars on a 51 mile ride through Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan counties with a window of non rain in the morning. Lunch was at The Gilded Otter in New Paltz where it decided to rain. A congratulations to Don and Janine Weeks on a 46th wedding anniversary which was also celebrated!

Walden Classic car show was attended by Ed Tamburo, the import cars that showed up were few.

Locust Grove car show had a great turn out of Brits, the sun was out and it was hot, luckily the cars for the most part got shade to park under. Lee Goldstein took home a trophy with his TVR, and the Cookes took home a trophy with their MGB GT. This is a nice show.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

July 20th- British Car Day at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Starting at 10AM. Full details www.oldrhinebeck.org.

July 27th- ATA British Motorfest Saratoga Auto Museum, Saratoga, NY. Info. www.ata-ny.org/sched_events/

July 28th- Orange County Antique Auto Club Annual Car Show 9AM-? At Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery, NY

August 17th- Summer Harvest Festival & 8th Annual Classic Car Show From the Dutchess Cruisers Car Club at DuBois Farms at 209 Perkinsville Rd. Highland, NY. Rain date 8/18/19.

August 21st- BoTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Group Meeting Room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, New York. For more information contact Dennis Culligan

August 29th- Historic Festival 37, Lime Rock Park, CT. Featured race marque – Formula Fords, Morgan. Featured class at Sunday Gathering of the Marques – Italian Cars. For complete details www.limerock.com

Sept 5th–8th- Hilliard US Vintage Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, NY Featured marque – Triumph. For complete details www.theglen.com and www.grandprixfestival.com

Meeting Closed: 8:26 PM





Meeting Minutes for June 19, 2019

Start time: 07:43 PM

Members in attendance: 19     British cars present: 1

President..............Mark Waitkins- absent
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 84
New Members: Welcome Patrick and Michelle Query of Cornwall, NY. They own a 68 MGB roadster.

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

Route 9W was closed south of Marlboro which caused some of our northern members a lengthy drive to get to the meeting.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals- The featured car this year was Citroen and was well represented. The weather held out for the three days and Saturday was a good turn out for the car show which was joined by the younger generation with their newer Japanese cars. There were still enough British Cars and parts to keep a hobbyist occupied.

Brits of the Hudson Cars and Coffee- Dennis hosted at the Valley Diner south of Marlboro. Approximately 5 cars and members attended with a drive following that ended up at the Hudson Ale Works for lunch.

Empire Drivers Club/VSSCA at Lime Rock- A caravan was headed by Ted Cryer from the Dailey Planet Diner with seven members. Our own BOTH members Mike Harmuth, Rick McCurdy, and Terry Shank were participators in the event. The rest of the members were allowed to run a couple laps around the track in their cars at intermission. There are some great pictures of them on our website.

British Cars by the Sea- This year Mini was the Mark. This was attended by Lorine and Derick along with Ann and David Cooke from the club. The estimation of cars present was 300-350.
BR> A Touch of England- A caravan was headed by Dennis that met at Dottie Audrey's Bakery in Tuxedo Park. We had ten cars and members attend the show with eight bringing home trophies. This is a popular vote show. Way to go Brits! First place class winners included David & Ann Cook both (TVR & MGB GT), Artie Reyes(Other British(Morris Minor)), Matt Moment (Early TR6),Robert Walker(Lotus). Gary Panarotto (Other British 2’nd place(Morris Minor)), Dennis Culligan (3rd place ( late TR6)). Congratulations to all.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

June 23rd – 9th Annual Msgr. Henry O ‘Carroll Memorial Car Show- 10AM to 3PM at Sears at the Newburgh Mall. Rain date June 30 th. Registration form at kcreg.jpg

June 23rd British Car Day- Lars Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, MA.

July 6. 5th Annual Classics on the Green,East Fishkill Rotary Car Show- 9AM-4PM at East Fishkill Soccer Complex, 1925 Route 52, Hopewell Jct, NY. Any make and model welcome!

July 13th Walden Classic Car Show- Walden Village Square, 9AM-3PM. Preregistration by 7/1 -$10, Day of Show -$15. Rain date 7/20. Info – pjplate94@yahoo.com 845-774-9964

July 14 Locust Grove Car Show- 2683 South Rd.,Poughkeepsie,NY. 8AM-4PM, information www.Igny.org.

July 17th BoTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30 PM in the group meeting Room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, NY. For more information contact Dennis Culligan at dctr6@optonline.net

July 27th ATA British Motorfest- Saratoga Auto Museum, Saratoga, NY. Info. www.ata -ny.org/sched_events/.

July 28th Orange County Antique Auto Club Annual Car Show- 9AM-? At Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery, NY

Meeting Closed: 8:30 PM





Meeting Minutes for May 15, 2019

Start time: 07:31 PM

Members in attendance: 31 British cars present: 8

President..............Mark Waitkins- present
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 80
Soon to be member Tom Bucelot is looking for a GT6. If you have one for sale or know of one, let him know at the next meeting.

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

Brits of the Hudson Cars and Coffee- Dennis has set up this Sunday May 19th between 10-10:30 at the Valley Diner on Route 9W, south of Marlboro. A ride will follow. Please RSVP Dennis at dctr6@optionline.net if you plan to attend.

Organized Drives and Tech Sessions- Mark would like the members to put together some drives and tech sessions, always welcome.

New Brits Hats, Teeshirts, Sweatshirts- Lorine has reordered Brit apparel for the season.There is a detailed form on the website to order from.

Caravan to June 1st Empire Cup Races at Lime Rock Park. This is put together by Ted and members are to meet 8:45 am at the Daily Planet restaurant on Rte 55 east of Poughkeepsie. Full details will be sent by email. Contact Ted by May 27th to RSVP ccryer@hvr.rr.com

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

VSCCA/LRDC at Lime Rock Park- Dennis attended on Friday and it rained. Car count was low.

Britfest 2019- This was attended by Anne and Dave Cooke with their 70 MGBGT. Again weather wasn't the best for the event.

Rhinebeck 2019- This was attended by Ed Tamburro in a back up car XJ6 which won first place in the Jaguar judging. Again it was raining on Sunday.

April 28th Dust Off– Was postponed due to the weather forecast.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

May 19 Winona Lake Fire House Annual Antique & Classic Car Show from 9 am-4 pm at Newburgh Stop & Shop Rte.300 Newburgh, NY

May 17-19 Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals

May 18 4th Annual Wheels & Wings for Warriors Car Show 9AM-3PM Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, 199 Airport Rd., Ellenville, NY Info- 845-647-9100

May 25- June 2 British Car Week

May 31 – June 2 Empire Drivers Club/VSCCA at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville CT. A caravan to the track is planned for Saturday, June 1. Information at www.vscca.org.

June 1 - Cars and Motorcycles of England at Hope Lodge, Fort Washington,Pennsylvania.

June 1 – 24th Red Mill British Car Day at Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, New Jersey. Presented by The North Jersey Region of The Austin Healey Sports & Touring Club

June 1-2 Greenwich Concours, Greenwich,CT. European cars on Sunday

June 2 – British Cars by the Sea, hosted by CT MG Club, Waterford, CT. Featured Mark is Classic Mini Cooper. Information www.ctmgclub.com

June 2 – Kingston Point Car Show from 10am -2pm at the Kingston Rotary Park at 49-51 Delaware Ave. Kingston, NY. All makes & models, trophies for the top 25 cars.

June 2 – 2nd Annual Almost Summer Car Show hosted by the Hudson Valley Region Model A Restorers Club from 9am – 3 pm at the Newburgh Mall, Rte.300,Newburgh, NY. Cars from 1930-1989; trophies awarded for each class, $10 registration fee.

June 2 – 9th Annual Taconic State Nationals Car Show from 8am-3pm. Pre-register on Facebook, $20 day of show.

June 8th –Rondout Valley Methodist Church Car Show, 25 Schoonmaker Lane, Stone Ridge, NY from 9am – 3 pm. All makes & models pre 1980 cars, registration 9-12, judging starts at 1 pm. $10.00

June 8th – A Touch of England British Motor Car Show, hosted by the New Jersey Triumph Association. Hermitage National Historic Landmark, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07432-1035. 9AM-3PM (rain date June 9th)

June 9th – 26th British Motorcar Gathering, Hellertown, Pa. Information www.keystonemg.com

June 15 – 10th Annual Classics on the Hudson at Marist College from 9am – 2:30pm, 3399 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY. Rain or Shine. Registration fee $10.

June 19 th – BOTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30PM in Group Meeting Room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, New York.

June 23rd – Knights of Columbus Car Show at the Sears side of the Newburgh Mall. Details to follow.

Meeting Closed: 8:19 PM





Meeting Minutes for April 17, 2019

Start time: 07:30 PM

Members in attendance: 17 British cars present: 2

President..............Mark Waitkins- present
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- absent
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 80
New members: none

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

Tentative Dust Off April 27th or 28th
Dennis had set up the route and found that the destination place for lunch will be closed the day of the drive. He is currently working on an alternative plan and members will be contacted by email.

Club Picnic September 29th
The George Freer Memorial Park in Port Ewen has been reserved.

Organized Drives and Tech Sessions
Mark would like the members to put together some drives and tech sessions, always welcome.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Open house for Automotive Restorations Inc. and Vintage Sports were attended by Jim Allen and Ed Tamburo. This was highly recommended to visit.

Winners of the International Food/Chili Cook -Off:
Bill Moore’s bloody Mary’s – Drink
Dawn Goldstein’s Cranberry Meatballs – Appetizer
Eddie Tamburo’s Pulled Pork – Entrée
Sue Moore’s Chili – Chili
Verne Barone’s Pinole Cookies -Dessert
Congratulations to everyone! We had 33 people there and 4 British cars.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

May 15th BOTH Monthly Meeting at ABC Pizza in the group meeting room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, NY

May 3-4 VSCCA/LRDC at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT. Information available at www.vscca.org
May 4th Britfest 2019, Succasunna,NJ. Featured class is Austin Healey 3000. Information available at www.mgccnj.org.
May 5th Rhinebeck 2019, Rhinebeck, NY. Information available at www.rhinebeckcarshow.com
May 17-19 Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals
May 18 4th Annual Wheels & Wings for Warriors Car Show, 9AM-3PM Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, 199 Airport Rd., Ellenville, NY. Info- 845-647-9100 May 25- June 2 British Car Week
May 31 – June 2 Empire Drivers Club/VSCCA at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville CT. A caravan to the track is planned for Saturday, June 1. Information at www.vscca.org.
June 1 - Cars and Motorcycles of England at Hope Lodge, Fort Washington,Pennsylvania.
June 1 – 24th Red Mill British Car Day at Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, New Jersey. Presented by The North Jersey Region of The Austin Healey Sports & Touring Club
June 1-2 Greenwich Concours, Greenwich,CT. European cars on Sunday
June 2 – British Cars by the Sea, hosted by CT MG Club, Waterford, CT. Featured Mark is Classic Mini Cooper. Information www.ctmgclub.com
June 8th – A Touch of England British Motor Car Show, hosted by the New Jersey Triumph Association. Hermitage National Historic Landmark, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07432-1035. 9AM-3PM (rain date June 9th)
June 9th – 26th British Motorcar Gathering, Hellertown, Pa. Information www.keystonemg.com
June 19 th – BOTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30PM in Group Meeting Room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, New York.

Meeting Closed: 7:56 PM





Meeting Minutes for March 20, 2019

Start time: 07:31 PM

Members in attendance: 23

President..............Mark Waitkins- present
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 72
New members: none

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

The Brits Meeting for February was canceled due to inclement weather.

March 24th International Food/Chili Cook-Off from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Campbell Hall Fire House located at 13 Maybrook Rd. Campbell Hall. We had 24 attending at the time of the meeting. Prizes to be awarded to best made beverage, appetizer, chili, entrée, and dessert.

March 23rd Automotive Restorations Inc and Vintage Racing Sports, Stratford, CT open house 9AM-1PM. Highly recommended at the meeting to see how a top end restoration process takes place.

Mark is looking into a tour of a motorcycle museum in Newburgh for April. It highlights the old Indian marque and has displays like "The Wall of Death". This had great reviews from members at the meeting that had been there.

Dennis is working on a route for the Dust Off Drive for April.

Mark would like to see more organized drives this year, and needs members to head them up.

This is also the time of year for Tech Sessions. If anyone would like to share their knowledge with the rest of the club, or have a car that you are restoring that you would like to show us, we are looking for activities.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

60 Years of the VSCCA at Saratoga Auto Museum. Ted Cryer guided 9 Brits to the museum and met up with 7 people from the Adirondack Triumph Association and the Berkshire Motor Club to view the 16 race cars on display. Some of the cars were Allard, Porsche 356, Alfa Sprint, MG with some of the previous winners from Watkins Glen. On the second floor there is a display of race tracks with movies of Watkins Glen races. The group ended up at Carson's Woodside Tavern overlooking Saratoga Lake for lunch. The clubs enjoyed each other's company and there was a good car talk in the parking lot.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

April 17th BOTH Monthly Meeting at ABC Pizza in the group meeting room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor.
May 3-4 VSCCA/LRDC at Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT. Information available at www.vscca.org
May 4th Britfest 2019, Succasunna,NJ. Featured class is Austin Healey 3000. Information available at www.mgccnj.org.
May 5th Rhinebeck 2019, Rhinebeck, NY. Information available at www.rhinebeckcarshow.com
May 15th BOTH Monthly Meeting at 7:30pm in Group Meeting Room of ABC Pizza, located near the corner of Route 94 and Union Avenue in New Windsor, NY.



Meeting Closed: 8:10 PM





Meeting Minutes for January 16, 2019

Start time: 07:33 PM

Members in attendance: 18

President..............Mark Waitkins- present
Vice President........Dennis Culligan- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- absent
Secretary..............Dale Hobson- present

Membership in Total: 39
New members: Terry Shank, Napanoch, NY owns a 1960 MGA, 1965 Cobra replica, 1989 560-SL, 1983 Trans Am Mustang, 1962 Coupe de Ville

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Meeting Highlights:

Mark would like to see more organized drives this year, and needs members to head them up.

This is also the time of year for Tech Sessions. If anyone would like to share their knowledge with the rest of the club, or have a car that you are restoring that you would like to show us, we are looking for activities.

Ted is working on a caravan to Saratoga Auto Museum featuring 60 Years of the Vintage Sports Car Club exhibit. Details will be sent out by Dennis.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Holiday Party held at Bella Luna in Blooming Grove. The food was very good, and we thank Bruno for putting it together. We had a great turnout with 65 people and a very entertaining Yankee swap with a custom wood steering wheel clock, and a couple bottles of Baileys to name a few gifts changing hands. A car full of cat food and supplies with a very charitable money donation (including half of the 50/50) was made to the Animal Aide for Cats in Beacon. Thanks to Mark and Dennis for delivering the goods. The new officers were introduced and former officers, president Derick Karabec and secretary Ted Cryer were thanked for their past service. The recipient of the Gadabout trophy was Mark Heyburn for his behind the curtain contribution he does on behalf of the club. Mark had received the trophy years prior and remarked that the piston used to have rings on it.

Boxing Day 12/26/19 Hosted by Sue and Bill Moore. There were about 15 members that participated and all had a great time.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

International Food Cook Off – March 24 2019, Sunday, 1:00-4:00 PM, to be held at Campbell Hall Firehouse. Details to follow

Saratoga Auto Museum - Vintage Sports Car Racing Exhibit – March 9th. Organized Car Pool to SAM proposed itinerary-
What: Vintage – 60 Years of the VSCCA at Saratoga Auto Museum
When: March 9, Saturday. Meet at NYS Thruway parking lot in New Paltz at 08:00 AM. Car Pool for 2 hour drive to SAM.
Refreshments: Lunch in Saratoga after the exhibit. Place TBD.
Return ETA: 04:00PM to New Paltz
RSVP: Please let Ted Cryer know if you are interested by February 15: ccryer@hvc.rr.com



Meeting Closed: 07:59 PM





Meeting Minutes for November 14, 2018

Start time: 07:36 PM

Members in attendance: 24

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Membership: 97
New members-Raymond & Linda Eurich - Clinton Corners; 2010 Jag XKR
James & Arcinee Hermiston - Hudson; 1974 & 1979 Triumph Spitfire & 1960 A.H. Bugeye Sprite

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance.

Meeting Highlights:

This was the annual FREE pizza night and everyone enjoyed a delicious variety of pizzas.

New officers for 2019 & 2020 were voted on:
President - Mark Waitkins
Vice President - Dennis Culligan
Treasurer - Lorine Karabec
Secretary - Dale Hobson

New members Anne & David Cooke traveled all from Hamden, NY which is a two hour drive, one way! It was nice to meet them.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Gathering of Old Cars at Mills Mansion. Dispite brisk & windy day we had a very good turn out of 22 members & their Brits. Dennis led an organized starting at the McDonalds in Highland. Jim Allen & Dale Hobson won club awards, each with an MBG GT.

Bruno DeVuono chaired a Cars & Coffee in Washingtonville and had six members participated.

Dick King's Brass Era Car Collection in Redding, Conn viewing was cancelled due to bad weather, but will be scheduled for next spring. Look for an announcement in early 2019.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

Holiday Party - December 09, Sunday, 02:00-06:00PM. To be held at Bella Luna, Blooming Grove, same as last year. The price is $35.00 per person and the same menu. Details in email of October 28 from Lorine. RSVP by December 01 to Lorine Karabec. Donations will go to the to Animal Aide for Cats in Beacon. A Donations List email was sent from Mark Waitkins on November 08.

Movie Nite - January meeting will be chaired by Bruno. Feature film To Be Determined.

Saratoga Auto Museum - 60 Years of Vintage Sports Cars . An exhibition of over 16 VSCCA vintage racers running from Nov 03 - March 24, 2019. An email will be sent after first of year to assess a club caravan to SAM and a lunch.

Meeting Closed: 08:28 PM





Meeting Minutes for October 17, 2018

Start time: 07:35 PM

Members in attendance: 19

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- absent
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- absent
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Membership: 95, New members-Anne & David Cooke from Hamden, NY. Own a 1970 MBG GT, 1971 MBG GT, 1971 TVR Vixen, 1977 TVR 2500M and 1979 TVR 3000S

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Personal news: George Richardson recently under went heart bypass surgery. He is home and recovering well. Ted will send a Get Well card from the club.

Woodstock British Car Show- Dennis Culligan led an organized drive. Mitch & Jeanne Meisler provided a lunch for the members. Very good turnout for the club and show. Members won awards: Matt Moment - TR6, Artie Reyes - MG TD and Lorine Karabec - Wolseley Hornet.

Monticello Raceway - Art In Motion & Collector Car Show, Catskill Drive and track activities. Numerous members attended and felt it was a good show. It included some track time and great cars on display. Bob Prescott’s Elva Courier won Best British Car.

Annual club picnic at George Freer Memorial Park, Port Ewen. Was catered by Brothers Barbecue. Thanks to Jim Allen for picking up the food. The weather was great and 16 Brits were on display. Tasty desserts were provided by members and awards were given for the three voted tastiest. Dennis won the 50/50 raffle.

Columbus Day Tour - Ted and Carol Cryer conducted a 50 mile drive of 10 cars from Newburgh thru rural roads around Montgomery and then north to lunch at the NUCavu at Wallkill-Kobelt Airport. The weather was cooperative and everyone had a good time.

October 17 club meeting had the following nominations for new officers:
President - Mark Waitkins
Vice President - Dennis Culligan
Treasurer - Lorine Karabec
Secretary - Dale Hobson.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

October 21 - Gathering of Old Cars at Mills Mansion. Please RSVP is you plan to attend so we can submit $100 for a club parking area. Dennis will lead an organized drive starting at the McDonalds in Highland. Check for an email with details.

October 27 - Dick King’s Brass Era Car Collection in Redding, Conn. Invite by Austin Healey Club of New England. Although Ted Cryer is NOT going, please RSVP to him. (new date change from 10/13)

November 14 - Monthly Meeting- NOTE: date changed to avoid Thanksgiving conflict. Election of new officers. A free Pizza night.

Holiday Party - December 09, Sunday, 02:00-06:00PM. To be held at Bella Luna, Blooming Grove, same as last year. The price is $35.00 per person and the same menu. Donations will go to the to Animal Aide for Cats in Beacon.

Meeting Closed: 08:10 PM





Meeting Minutes for September 19, 2018

Start time: 07:37 PM

Members in attendance: 24

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- absent

Membership: 92, New member- Rene Freeman of Middletown. Owns a 1973 MBG GT

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Shawangunk Day Car Show at Walker Valley Fire Department. Poor weather. Only Eddie Tamburo attended.

Field of Dreams - New Paltz Movie - animated “Cars”. Poor weather. Only Ted Cryer and Jackson Rogers attended. People enjoyed seeing their cars.

Auto Cross at Tech City, Kingston hosted by Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club (PSCC). Mark Heyburn went and said a good turnout and event.

Lime Rock Historics Festival - There were 75 Bugatti’s. Ralph Lauren won Best of Show. Frank Barone drove his E-Type.

Watkins Glen Vintage Festival - Club caravan lead by Dennis Culligan on Thursday included Dennis, Mark Watkins, Rick McCurdy, Jackson & Ruiping Rogers, Susan & Dave Pendergast and Frank & Verne Barone. Triumph will be the featured marque in 2019

British Invasion; Stove, Vermont - Derick & Lorine went. Hot weather and about 100 less cars in the show than prior years.

Wings & Wheels at Wallkill Airport. A well attended show as usual. Frank Barone received People’s Choice for his XKE. Other members who won awards: Rick McCurdy - Lotus Elise, Gary Panarotto - Saab 96. Fellow club attendees: Denny Pantano - MGB GT, Dave Empie - MG TD, Gary Humphrey - TR4A, Eddie Tamburo - XJ6, Dennis Culligan - TR6, Jack Klix - Volvo PV 544.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

September 23 - Woodstock British Car Show. Dennis Culligan will lead an organized drive. Mitch & Jeanne Meisler will provide a lunch for the members.

September 28 & 29, Monticello Raceway - Collector Car Show, Catskill Drive and track activities. For more information see website: http://www.artinmotionmmc.com/event-aim/collector-car-display-and-show/

September 30, Sunday - Annual club picnic at George Freer Memorial Park, Port Ewen. Will be catered by Brothers Barbeque who did the MME picnic and was very good. There will be a contest for the Best Desert, top three awards. RSVP to Lorine at 845-532-8891. See email of 09/18 @ 04:56PM for more details.

October 17 - club meeting for new officer nominations. November is election month. Please consider running for office of President, Vice President or Secretary. Lorine has volunteered to continue as Treasurer

October 21 - Gathering of Old Cars at Mills Mansion. Please RSVP is you plan to attend so we can submit $100 for a club parking area.
October 27 - Dick King’s Brass Era Car Collection in Redding, Conn. Invite by Austin Healey Club of New England. Ted Cryer is coordinating a group drive. (new date change from 10/13)

November 14 - NOTE: date changed to avoid Thanksgiving conflict. Election of new officers. A free Pizza night.

Holiday Party - December 09, Sunday, 02:00-06:00PM. To be held at Bella Luna, Blooming Grove, same as last year. Need a suggestion for donations to a local animal shelter.


Meeting Closed: 08:21 PM





Meeting Minutes for August 15, 2018

Start time: 07:34 PM

Members in attendance: 24

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance & expenses high lighted contribution to club from the Mini Meet East.

Membership: 91

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Orange County Antique Auto Club. 45th show at Thomas Bull Park. A number of members did attend but no one received an award.

Museum Village Car Show, Monroe - A good show with chickens running around the show field….that’s a new one! Awards were won by BoTH members Gary Panarotto - Mini, Artie Reyes - MG TD, Eddie Tamboro - Jaguar.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

August 18 - Saturday - Shawangunk Day Car Show at Walker Valley Fire Department field, Route 52. $10.

Field of Dreams Movie - animated “Cars” at Ulster Co. Fair Grounds, New Paltz. RSVP Ted Cryer if attending: ccryer@hvc.rr.com Members bring their Brits for a pre-movie show from 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM. Members will meet at Tantillo’s Ice Cream & Farm Standat 05:30 PM on Route 208, south of Gardner.

August 19 - Auto Cross at Tech City, Kingston hosted by Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club (PSCC) Registration 08:00-09:00 AM www.psccny.com

August 31-Sept 03 - Lime Rock Historics Festival - see note from Lorine of 08/17 @ 05:43 PM for details and club discount.
• Friday, August 31 - Practice & Qualifying for all racing entries
• Saturday, Sept 1 - 18 races for the vintage racing entries
• Sunday, Sept 2 - Sunday in the Park: Concours d’Elegance & Gathering of the Marques
• Monday, Sept 3 - 2nd of 18 races for the vintage racing entries

September 02 - Cornwall Car Show - 02:00 PM-06:00 PM. On town green. 800-872-0222

September 06-09 - Watkins Glen Vintage Festival - BoTH caravan lead by Dennis Culligan meets Thursday, 09/06 10 AM at McDonald’s in Liberty. RSVP to Dennis if joining: dctr6@optonline.net.
Derick & Lorine planning club cook out Saturday nite at the KOA. RSVP if joining: wolfelor@aol.com

September 14-16 - British Invasion; Stove, Vermont

September 15 - Brits on The Beach, Ocean Grove, NJ.

September 23 - Sunday - Woodstock Car Show. Planning as a club event and an organized drive. $20 Club RSVP by Sept 19 to plan refreshments; ccryer@hvc.rr.com www.WoodstockBritishCarShow.com

September 30, Sunday - BoTH club picnic at George Freer Memorial Park, Port Ewen. Will be catered by Brothers BarBQue who did the MME picnic. Very good. There will be a desert contest.

October 17 - Club Meeting for new officer nominations

November 14 - NOTE: Club Meeting date changed to avoid Thanksgiving conflict. Election of new officers.

Holiday Party - December 09, Sunday (tentative). To be held at Bella Luna in Blooming Grove, as last year.

Meeting Closed: 08:24 PM





Meeting Minutes for July 18, 2018

Start time: 07:36 PM

Members in attendance: 24

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses. Highlighted contribution to our club from Mini Meet East; revenue, expenses and balance.

Membership: 91

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

July 02-05 - Mini Meet East hosted in New Paltz.
Lorine & Derick gave overview of the four days events and completely positive feedback from the Mini owners & attendees. Over 65 cars registered. The Panoramic picture at NP Field of Dreams was 82 cars. Highlighted some of the best moments. BoTH volunteers did a great job. Everyone survived the heat wave fine. NOTE: Members unanimously gave Lorine & Derick and Thanks Awards for all the work they did to make this a success and benefit to our club.

July 07 - Catskill Rivers & Mountain drive. Spurr of the moment idea to use Mini Meet drive from Thursday. Six cars & eight people tour along the Rondout Reservoir, into the Catskills, lunch at Phoenicia, then home thru Peekamoose Camping area and back over the Shawangunks.

July 08 - Locust Grove Car Show. Great weather and record crowds. BoTH members who won awards: Gary Panarotto - Spitfire, Bob Prescott - Elva Courier & Tom McNamara - MG TY.



Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

NOTE: Currently we have no club events or drives planned for July or August. ** Please contact any of the officers with suggestions
July 28 - British Motorcar Show at Saratoga Auto Museum (SAM) hosted by Adirondack Triumph Association 40th Anniversary. $15
July 29 - Orange County Antique Auto Club. 45th show at Thomas Bull Park on Rte 416 south of Montgomery.
August 12 - New Hope Auto Show - New Hope, Pa. Featured marque this year is TVR. www.newhopeautoshow.com
August 18 - Saturday - Shawangunk Day Car Show at Walker Valley Fire Department field. $10. Details coming.
August 19 - Auto Cross at Tech City, Kingston hosted by Poughkeepsie Sports Car Club (PSCC) www.psccny.com
September 15 - Brits on The Beach, Ocean Grove, NJ.
September 23 - Sunday - Woodstock Car Show. We plan for a good club showing and maybe an organized drive. $20 Club refreshments may be available. www.WoodstockBritishCarShow.com
September 30, Sunday - BoTH club picnic at George Freer Memorial Park, Port Ewen. Details in future.


Meeting Closed: 08:32 PM





Meeting Minutes for April 18, 2018

Start time: 07:34 PM

Members in attendance: 26

President..............Derick Karabec- absent
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present and conducted meeting
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- absent
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Membership: 87

* New member Vinny Bihl, Poughkeepsie. Has a 53 MG TD since he was 15 years old.

If you have not renewed your membership for 2018 you have received your last issue of British Marque (March issue).

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Spring Dust Off Tour - April 22. Meet at 10:45 AM in New Paltz at Novella’s Restaurant the parking lot.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

Members directory - Working on an online directory so that members can contact one another. No estimate on due date.
Car Shows to plan for:
May 5 - Brit Fest at Succasuuna, NJ.. Contact Gary Panarotto to drive down together.
May 6, Sunday - Rhinebeck Car Show. Numerous members always attends. www.rhinebeckcarshow.com
May 19, Saturday - Wheels & Wings for Wounded Warriors at Resnick Airport on Rte 209 south of Ellenville Airport.
May 19, Saturday - Spring Tour of Jim Taylor’s Auto Collection in Gloversville, NY. Meet at Saratoga Auto Museum. $85.00 per person includes lunch at Lanzi’s on the Lark.
May 20, Sunday - Spring Auto Show & Family Fun at Saratoga Spa Park. All makes and models welcome.
May 20, Sunday - North Jersey Auto Show. Gary Panarotto will lead a caravan if interested. www.northjerseyautoshow.com
June 02, Saturday - Lime Rock Park. Vintage Races by VSCCA/HRG/JANE. No admission charge to see great racing. Parade laps at lunch and club photos. Ted Cryer will lead a drive. RSVP by May 25 to ccryer@hvc.rr.com
June 02, Saturday - Cars & Motorcycles of England - Fort Washington, PA. Details at Delaware Valley Triumph website at www.DVTR.org
June 09, Saturday - Touch of England at Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

Mini Meet East 2018 - New England Mini Owners (NEMO) accepted for BoTH to coordinate this event to be held in New Paltz on Monday, July 2nd thru Thursday July 5th.
Schedule of Events outlining each days activities and volunteers needed was sent out by Lorine on April 16.
We need volunteers for all activities! PLEASE review and contact her for any activities you would like to help with.
Registration is now OPEN and filling up. Yeah!
Lodging will be at the Hampton Inn, New Paltz.
Picnic & panoramic photo at Field of Dreams at Ulster Fair Grounds.
Car Show & Funkana will be at Lenape school in New Paltz
Awards Banquet at Novella's Restaurant.


Meeting Closed: 08:09 PM





Meeting Minutes for March 21, 2018

Start time: 07:32 PM

Members in attendance: 16

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Membership: 83

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

International Food Cook Off - March 18 at Campbell Hall Firehouse.
Best attended to date - 41
Categories winners: Beverage - Bill Moore; appetizer - Sue Moore; chili - Malcolm Mills; entree - Sue Pendergast; dessert - Carol Rapp; 50/50 raffle - Sue Moore.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

April 15 - Sunday - Spring Dust Off Tour is being set up by Dennis Culligan. Save the date and watch for email with details.
Members directory - Working on an online directory so that members can contact one another. No estimate on due date.
Car Shows to plan for:
May 5 - Brit Fest at Succasuuna, NJ.. Contact Gary Panarotto to drive together.
May 6 - Rhinebeck Car Show. The club always attends.
May 19 - Wheels & Wings Show at Ellenville Airport to benefit Wounded Warriors.
June 02 - Lime Rock Park. Vintage Races by VSCCA/HRG/JANE
There is No admission charge and is great racing.
Parade laps at lunch and club photos.
Ted Cryer will lead a drive. RSVP by May 25 to ccryer@hvc.rr.com
Some BoTH members will be racing.
See email on February 19 for details.
Cars & Motorcycles of England - Fort Washington, PA. Details at Delaware Valley Triumph website at www.DVTR.org

Mini Meet East 2018 - New England Mini Owners (NEMO) accepted for BoTH to coordinate this event to be held in New Paltz on Monday, July 2nd thru Thursday July 5th.
Lorine sent email outlining & overview of activities on January 17, 2018.
PLEASE review and contact her for any activities you would like to help with. We need volunteers for Registration, set up for events, stuffing goodie bags and more.
Club insurance has been set up with J.C. Taylor
Auto Cross will be at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge
Picnic & panoramic photo at Field of Dreams near Ulster Fair Grounds
Car Show & Funkana will be at Lenape school in New Paltz
Awards Banquet at Novellas


Meeting Closed: 08:14 PM





Meeting Minutes for February 21, 2018

Start time: 07:34 PM

Members in attendance: 29

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Membership: 79

*** Sad News - Ron Regan passed away on February 13. A number of members attended the Celebration of His Life at their home. ***

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Tech Session on 3D Printing was hosted by George Richardson who demonstrated making a number of items. Very interesting and cool!

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

International Food Cook Off - March 18 at Campbell Hall Firehouse.
Start time 01:00 PM
$5.00 donation to offset expenses.
There will be a 50/50 raffle.
Categories will be: Beverage, appetizer, chili, entree & desert
BYO for beverage. Coffee will be provided.
RSVP to Lorine by March 16 with what you plan to will bring.

April is traditional Spring Dust Off Tour and is in process. Wait for email with details.

Members directory - Working on an online directory so that members can contact one another. No estimate on due date.

Car Shows to plan for:
May 5 - Brit Fest at Succasuuna, NJ.. Contact Gary Panarotto to drive together.
May 6 - Rhinebeck Car Show. The club always attends.
May 19 - Wheels & Wings Show at Ellenville Airport to benefit Wounded Warriors.
June 02 - Lime Rock Park. VSCCA/HRG/Jag vintage races.
There is No Charge to attend and is great racing.
Parade laps at lunch and club photos.
RSVP to Lorine by May 25 if you plan to attend.
See email on February 19 for details.

New England Mini Owners (NEMO) have accepted proposal from Lorine & Derick for BoTH to coordinate their Mini Meet East 2018 to be held in New Paltz on Monday, July 2nd thru Thursday July 5th. Lorine sent email outlining & overview of activities on January 17, 2018.
Please review and contact her for any activities you would like to help with. Volunteers are starting to come in.

Meeting Closed: 08:22 PM





Meeting Minutes for January 17, 2018

Start time: 07:36 PM

Members in attendance: 20

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Membership: 56 at present for 2018

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Holiday Party - Sunday December 10 at Bella Luna Restaurant in Blooming Grove. Everyone enjoyed the food, venue and Yankee Gift Swap.

The Gadabout Trophy was awarded to Jim Allen.

Woodbury Animal Shelter receive our donations handled by Sue & Dave Pendergast.

Boxing Day Party hosted by Sue & Bill Moore.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

Movie Night - Bruno and Malcolm Mills set up a movie about historic races at Watkins Glen. Popcorn was provided by Lorine. We will consider doing this occasionally.

International Food Cook Off - Save March 18, 2018. Location will be the Campbell Hall Firehouse. There will be a $5.00 donation to offset expenses. There will be a 50/50 raffle. RSVP by March 16 with what you will bring.

New England Mini Owners (NEMO) has accepted proposal for BoTH to coordinate their Mini Meet East 2018 to be held in New Paltz on Monday, July 2nd thru Thursday July 5th. Lorine sent email outlining & overview of activites on January 17, 2018. Please review and contact her for any activities you would like to help with. Volunteers are starting to come in. See Lorine to sign up to help with activities.

Meeting Closed: 08:52 PM





Meeting Minutes for November 15, 2017

Start time: 07:50 PM

Members in attendance: 32

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Membership: 105 members current. New member: Vincent Pandoliano discussed his recent 1980 MBG LE

Brits at Club Events - Ted Cryer will summarize who brings their Brit to an event.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Long Haulers Drive to Oneonta & Brooks BBQ - October 21. Five cars joined Derick and Lorine for an extended drive with super autumn weather.

Dyson Racing Shop Tour - November 11. Nineteen members enjoyed a tour of this amazing professional race shop. Rob Dyson welcomed everyone to view the 24+ race cars including ALMS Prototypes, classics including a Gurney Eagle, original 289 Cobra. The facility does work on customer cars and has a complete machine shop. They will have another open house next spring.

Pizza Night - the club provided pizza & soda to all members attending this meeting. Yum! An appreciation collection was taken for our always cheery and efficient waitress, Mary.

Club Officer nominations - There were NO new volunteers or nominations for 2018-2020. The current officers (see above) agreed to stay on one more year. Elections will take place in November 2018.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

Lost Speedways @ Saratoga Auto Museum - November 25. Rob Dyson will discuss the IMSA championship winning LMP675 Prototype he has donated to SAM. Presentations also by noted NASCAR and Sprint Cup members. Many great race classic will be available for tours.

Annual Membership DUES are due for 2018 - $30 per membership this includes your subscription to British Marque.

Holiday Party - RSVP no later than December 02.

Sunday December 10: time 02:00 PM-06:00 PM. Bruno has coordinated with Bella Luna Restaurant in Blooming Grove. Woodbury Animal Shelter was nominated by Sue Pendergast to receive our donations. Yankee Gift Giving will be held as usual.

Movie Night - Bruno and Malcolm Mills are setting up a car oriented movie for the January, 2018 meeting. Popcorn will be provided.

International Food Cook Off - Save March 18, 2018. Location will be the Campbell Hall Firehouse.

Mini Meet East 2018 have accepted proposal from Lorine and Derick for BoTH to coordinate their 2018 MME Event. It will be held in New Paltz. Lorine and Ted have arranged to use the New Paltz Field of Dreams for a picnic and group photo shot. See Lorine to sign up to help with activities.

MISC News: Congratulations to Jim Allen who is now enjoying his MGB GT after 5+ years of work!

Meeting Closed: 08:50 PM





Meeting Minutes for October 18, 2017

Start time: 07:35 PM

Members in attendance: 17

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Members: Four new members: Don Weeks - 1971 TR6, David Bushy - 1967 Morgan +4, Sarah & Michael Savelli - a variety of sports cars.

Brits at Club Events - Ted Cryer will summarize who brings their Brit to an event.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

September 23 -Wheels and Wings Car, - Kobelt Airport, Wallkill. A dozen members showed their Brits. Gary Panarotto got a trophy for his Spitfire.

September 24 - Village of Montgomery Car Show from 10:00 a.m.-3:00

- Show cars will park on the Village streets.

25th Anniversary Celebration - September 30 & October 01.

Saturday - Occasional showers did not hamper a brief tour to the Kingston Roundout for 59 members who went on the boat cruise. Lorine & Derick hosted 66 members at their very cool barn for Catered lunch by DiBella’s Italian Restaurant. The editors of “British Marque” gave an good speech about their magazine. A 50/50 raffle distributed many neat gifts to attendees.
Sunday - Dennis lead a good tour to the Woodstock British Car Show which had a special area for BoTH cars. Mitch Meisler & his wife sponsored a nice lunch for BoTH. Some members also brought food. Trophies were awarded to some members.

Columbus Day Tour - Bob Prescott lead seven cars on a very good tour up to Big Iindian and the Catskills.

October 15 - Mills Mansion - Gathering of Old Cars. Twenty one BoTH cars were on display on the lawn near the Hudson River.

October 15 - Peekskill GP. Lee Goldstein (TVR Grantura) and Glenn Roy (TR Stag) participated

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

October 21 - Long Haulers Drive to Oneonta and Brooks House of BarBQ. This is an extended drive tour put together by Derick and Lorine.

REMINDER - Club Officer nominations are open and elections will be at the November Free Pizza meeting.

Holiday Party - Sunday December 10: time 02:00 PM-06:00 PM. Bruno has coordinated with Bella Luna Restaurant in Blooming Grove.
Woodbury Animal Shelter was nominated by Sue Pendergast to receive our donations.
Yankee Gift Giving will be held as usual.

New England Mini Owners (NEMO) have accepted proposal from Lorine & Derick for BoTH to coordinate their 2018 East Event. It will be held in New Paltz.
... See Lorine to sign up to help with activities.

Meeting Closed: 08:19 PM





Meeting Minutes for September 20, 2017

Start time: 07:33 PM

Members in attendance: 21

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- vacation
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Members: 99

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of who brings a Brit to club events. There were six Brits at this meeting.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Vintage Triumph Registers Convention, Princeton, NJ. BoTH attendees: Dennis Culligan/TR6, Glenn Roy/Stag, and new couple from Conn. with their Spitfire. Ted Cryer only Saturday/no TR.

Cars & Coffee lead by Gary and Bruno. Nine Brit cars started at Chester and drove 40 mile and had lunch.

Lime Rock Historic Festival. Some members did go. Rick McCurdy drove his TR3.

Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival. Dennis Culligan's TR6 received 1st place in Concorso Especiale. Others who made it were: Gary P., Jackson Rogers, Frank and Vern Barone, Bruno and Mike DiPleco.

British Invasion, Stowe, VT. Derick & Lorine got 1st in class with their Wolsley Hornet. Larry and Linda Cantamessa also attended.

Storm King Arts Center - The Austin Healey Club NE invited BoTH members. Those who joined were John Conklin, George Tuchman, Charlie Muller, and Ted Cryer.

Upcoming events and car shows:

NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

September 23 -Wheels and Wings Car, Bike & Airplane show - - Nu-Cavu restaurant, Kobelt Airport, 857 Plains Rd, Wallkill, NY - To park together must arrive together. Meet at 9:15 AM parking lot of the New Hurley Reformed Church (corner of Rte 208 & Rte 20), near Wallkill Correctional. We'll leave for the show by 9:30.

September 24 - Village of Montgomery Car Show from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 - Show cars will park on the Village streets.

25th Anniversary Celebration - September 30 & October 01. Lorine sent an email on July 8 with all details. Some changes/updates are in BOLD below. See below for some highlites.

60 members have signed on for the boat cruise.
66 members will be at the lunch.
Two day event combining with the annual picnic.

Sept. 30, Saturday: a) Drive to the Kingston Roundout, b) Sightseeing Cruise on the Rip Van Winkle, c) catered lunch at Lorine & Derick's home. Catered lunch by DiBella’s Italian Restaurant.

"British Marque" editors will speakers.
PLEASE bring items you would like to donate to the 50/50 raffle.
* Moss Motors has donated a number of items already.

Oct. 01, Sunday: a) Members meet for a brief drive, b) Attend Woodstock British (& Swedish) Car Show with a special area for BoTH cars. c) A club lunch will be set aside for BoTH members. Sunday events are pay as you go.

Columbus Day Tour - October 9. Bob Prescott is laying out a drive thru the Catskill area.

October 15 - Mills Mansion, Staatsburg - Gathering of Old Cars. To have a club designated area please contribute $5.00 per car.

October 15 - Peekskill Grand Prix

October 21 - Oneonta Tour to Brooks House of BarBQ. This is an extended drive tour put together by Derick and Lorine.

REMINDER - Club Officer nominations are open and elections will be at the November pizza meeting.

Holiday Party - Sunday December 10: time 02:00 PM-06:00 PM. Bruno is negotiating with a place in the Florida-Chester area.

New England Mini Owners (NEMO) have accepted proposal from Lorine & Derick for BoTH to coordinate their 2018 East Event.

Meeting Closed: 08:21 PM





Meeting Minutes for August 16, 2017

Start time: 07:36 PM

Members in attendance: 18

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Members: 97

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of who brings a Brit to club events. There were nine Brits at this meeting.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

August 06 - Ten cars went on Wine Tour to the Millbrook Vineyards Winery. Seventeen participated in the tour & tastings and lunch. Everyone had a good time. Pictures are on the club website.

August 13 - Cars & Coffee lead by Bruno. Eight members joined and they took a couple of brief drives. He is planning one for September..

Upcoming events and car shows- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

August 18 - Vintage Triumph Registers National Convention, Princeton, NJ. Dennis is going for entire event. Ted Cryer just for Saturday show.

Aug 31-Sept 04 - Lime Rock Historic Festival. Rick McCurdy will be driving his TR3. Other members are going.

September 8 & 9 - Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival. Bruno & Gary are going. Contact Bruno if interested at mgbmini@yahoo.com

September 15-17 - British Invasion, Stowe, VT.

25th Anniversary Celebration - September 30 & October 01. Forty seven members already signed up. >>> See below for details.

October 9 - Columbus Day Drive - Need someone to coordinate.

October 15 - Mills Mansion Gathering of Old Cars which the club always has a good showing.

October 15 - Peekskill Vintage Grand Prix. Event originator Rick Pepe presented to us at July meeting. Lee Goldstein has entered his TVR Grantura. This should be a grand activity. Details are found HERE.

New Business:

25th Anniversary Celebration - September 30 & October 01. Lorine sent an email on July 8 with all details. Some changes/updates are in BOLD below. See below for some highlites.

Two day event combining with the annual picnic.

Sept. 30, Saturday: a) Drive to the Kingston Roundout, b) Sightseeing Cruise on the Rip Van Winkle, c) catered lunch at Lorine & Derick's home. Cost will be $25.00 per person for the Cruise and catered lunch by DiBella’s Italian Restaurant.

A guest speaker is being arranged.

Oct. 01, Sunday: a) Members meet for a brief drive, b) Attend Woodstock British (& Swedish) Car Show with a special area for BoTH cars. c) A club lunch will be set aside for BoTH members. Sunday events are pay as you go.

August 16th - Deadline for members to sign up for the event.

Contact Derick or any club officer to be on the 25th Committee.


New England Mini Owners (NEMO) have accepted proposal from Lorine & Derick for BoTH to coordinate their 2018 East Event. BoTH would receive the proceeds collected from this effort. Lorine handed out an activity plan to review for volunteers.
>>> Please Review and notify Lorine to volunteer for any of the events.

Meeting Closed: 08:12 PM





Meeting Minutes for July 19, 2017

Start time: 07:33 PM

Members in attendance: 26

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Members: 97

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of who brings a Brit to club events. There were seven Brits at this meeting.

>> The Pledge of Allegiance was done at suggestion of Bill Moore.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

July 9 - Locust Grove Car Show. Thirteen members attended with their Brits. There was a good variety of Brits and numbered as many as BoTH.

July 15 - Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Malcolm Mills went and reported there were twenty Brits, Morgans being the greatest marque.

July 16 - Eleven members joined Bruno for a Cars And Coffee at the Stewart Airport Diner. He is planning another one for September.

Misc: June 25-29 - Ted & Carol Cryer attended the NE Austin Healey Club Summit at Jimney Peak in June and had a great time.

Upcoming events and car shows- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

July 29 - British Motorcar Fest at Saratoga Auto Museum (SAM)
August 06 - Wine Tour to the Millbrook Winery and lunch at there led by Ted & Carol Cryer. Check email for updates. >> RSVP to Ted by July 30.
August 18 - Vintage Triumph Registers National Convention, Princeton, NJ. Some members are planning to go.
Aug 31-Sept 04 - Lime Rock Historic Festival. Some members are going.
September 8 & 9 - Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival
September 15-17 - British Invasion, Stowe, VT.
October 15 - Peekskill Vintage Grand Prix. Event originator Rick Pepe presented at this meeting the back ground and details of the event. This should be a grand activity. An email is being sent with all details. More info HERE.

New Business:

25th Anniversary Celebration - September 30 & October 01. Lorine sent an email on July 8 with all details. Some changes/updates are in BOLD below. See below for some highlites.

Two day event combining with the annual picnic.
Sept. 30, Saturday: a) Drive to the Kingston Roundout, b) Sightseeing Cruise on the Rip Van Winkle, c) catered lunch at George Freer Park in Port Ewen. Cost will be $25.00 per person for the Cruise and catered lunch by DiBella’s Italian Restaurant. A guest speaker is being arranged.
Oct. 01, Sunday: a) Members meet for a brief drive, b) Attend Woodstock British (& Swedish) Car Show, c) lunch at a place yet to be decided. Sunday events are pay as you go.
>>> August 16th - DEADLINE for members to sign up for the event.
Contact Derick or any club officer if anyone would like to be on the 25th Committee.

NEMO 2018 Event - New England Mini Owners (NEMO) have accepted proposal from Lorine & Derick for BoTH to coordinate their 2018 East Event. BoTH would receive the proceeds collected from this effort. Lorine handed out an activity plan to review for volunteers. More details will follow.

Meeting Closed: 08:29 PM





Meeting Minutes for June 21, 2017

Start time: 07:34 PM

Members in attendance: 25

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Members: 97

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of who brings a Brit to club events.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

June 3 - Lime Rock Park - VSCCA/Jaguar NE/HRG races. Ted Cryer led members in their Brits. Two members were also "turning a wheel in anger" on the track in the Brits racers.

June 4, Sunday - Brits by the Sea, Harkness Memorial State Park, L.I.. Lorine & Derick took their 1960 Morris Mini 850 and met members Alex & Janet Thompson.

June 17 - Dyson Racing hosted a tour of their racing shop. A number on members went and said it was super. A repeat is excepted this fall.

June - Hohokus, NJ Car Show. Attended by Larry & Linda Cantamessa and Gary Panarotto.

Upcoming events and car shows- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

July 9 - Locust Grove Car Show, Route 9, Poughkeepsie. Numerous members will be going. Great location, includes the gardens and views of the Hudson River.
July 15 - Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and British Car Day.
July 22 - Show of Dreams in Hudson, NH
July 29 - British Motorcar Fest at Saratoga Auto Museum (SAM)
August 06 - Wine Tour to Millbrook Winery and lunch at the Iron Furnace Restaurant, Verbank, NY. Details will be sent at a later date.
August 18 - Vintage Triumph Registers National Convention, Princeton, NJ. Some members are planning to go.
September 8 & 9 - Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival
September 15-17 - British Invasion, Stowe, VT.

New Business:

25th Anniversary Celebration - September 30 & October 01. See below for details.
Two day event combining with the annual picnic.
Sept. 30, Saturday: a) Members meet for a brief drive to the Kingston Roundout, b) Sightseeing Cruise on the Rip Van Winkle, c) catered lunch at Derick & Lorine’s home.
A guest speaker is being arranged.
Cost will be $20.00 per person for the Cruise and catered lunch by DiBella’s Italian Restaurant.
Oct. 01, Sunday: a) Members meet for a brief drive, b) Attend Woodstock British (& Swedish) Car Show, c) lunch at a place yet to be decided. Sunday events are pay as you go.
August 16th - DEADLINE for members to sign up for the event. Details will be forthcoming.
If anyone would like to be on the 25th Committee please contact Derick or any of the club officers.

NEMO 2018 Event - Lorine and Derick made a proposal for the club to assist the New England Mini Owners (NEMO) with their 2018 annual event being planned for Kingston. BoTH would receive the proceeds collected from this efforts. Numerous members agreed to volunteer.

Meeting Closed: 08:22 PM





Meeting Minutes for May 17, 2017

Start time: 07:38 PM

Members in attendance: 31

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Members: 96

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of who brings a Brit to club events.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Dust Off Tour - April 23 was lead by Tom Dinchuk and Steve Shuttleton. thru the Catskill Mountains, lunch at the Hurley Mountain Inn, and dessert at Brio's in Phoenicia. Sixteen members participated and there was ten Brits cars. Great roads and fine weather.

Lakota Wolf Preserve, April 30th - lead by John and Gina Walker. Seven members in three cars had a very good time, enjoyed good weather and a delicious late lunch.

Brit Fest, May 6 - in Succasunna, N.J. Gary Panarotto was only attendee.

Rhinebeck Classic Car Show, May 7 - Seven Brits members braved the occasional rain. Trophies were taken home by Stan Sinon (TR3), Dale Hobson (MGB GT), and Rick McCurdy (Sunbeam Tiger).

Discount on Parts -Stuart and Ann Arbeit, owners of Custom Spares, Brewster are offering a 10% discount to BoTH members by using coupon code BoTH2017 (order must be $20 or more) on everything on the website, classicgarage.com, thru 12/31/2017. Thanks, Stuart & Ann!

Tips & Tricks - This was presented by Stuart at last months meeting and we are working to have it posted to the club website Technical Section.

New Business:

25th Anniversary Celebration - Derick discussed the results of the survey taken at last months meeting:
Majority would like a two day event, combining with the annual picnic.
Activities preferred would be a drive/tour and boat cruise on Hudson.
Catered event with club contributing to the cost. Target of $15 per person to members.
Menu to be determined. Possibly a Bar-B-Que?
Guest speakers could be Editors of British Marque.
Targeted dates: September 23rd& 24th or 30th & October 1st.
    If anyone would like to be on the 25th Committee please contact Derick or any of the club officers.
Future Drives - At the moment there are NO other drives or tours planned. If anyone would like to volunteer or discuss an idea please let us know

Car Shows Upcoming- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

May 19-21st - Carlisle Import/Kit/Performance Nationals.
May 21 - Carlisle Imports & Kit Show
June 3 - Lime Rock Park - VSCCA/Jaguar NE/ HRG races. This is a free event. Ted Cryer will lead a drive to the track from the Dailey Planet restaurant on Rt. 55 in Poughkeepsie. An email will be sent out this week with details.
June 4, Sunday - Brits by the Sea, Harkness Memorial State Park, L.I. Featured marque is Mini.
June 8-11th, British MotorCar Fesstival in Bristol, RI.
July 9 - Locust Grove Car Show, Route 9, Poughkeepsie
July 15 - Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and British Car Day.
July 22 - Show of Dreams in Hudson, NH
July 29 - British Motorcar Fest at Saratoga Auto Museum (SAM)

Meeting Closed: 08:10 PM





Meeting Minutes for April 19, 2017

Start time: 07:39 PM

Members in attendance: 24

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- absent
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance and expenses.

Members: 94

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of who brings a Brit to club events.

New Member joined at meeting. Welcome to Ryan Evans who has a 1978 & 1976 MBG and lives near Bethel, Sullivan Co.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Slot Car Racing at the February meeting was set up by Bob Prescott. Many members joined in and it would be fun at future meetings.

March meeting was cancelled due to a BIG snow storm.

International Food Festival & Cook Off: March 19, Sunday at Campbell Hall Fire House. 30 members shared tasty foods and chit chat. Popular voted awards were: Beverage - Frank DiMaio's wine; Appetizer - Loraine (friend of Frank's); Main Course - Sue Moore; Chili - Jim Allen; and Dessert - Sue Pendergast. Frank Barone won the 50/50.

Tech Session on Suspensions: March 25, Saturday at Beek's Auto hosted by Derick and stuffed French toast by Lorine. 23 members attended. Derick was able to hilite topics on Dennis Culligan and Tom Dinchuk own Brits that were in the garage. Thanks.

Automotive Restorations and The Panel Shop - April 15. This was short notice event but 18 members partook of the trip and outstanding cars and super work at these shops in Conn. Three members won prizes that ranged from tickets to Lime Rock, a Classic Motorsports T-shirt, and a subscription.

Tricks of The Trade - Stuart Arbeit; business owner of Custom Spares, Brewster gave a presentation that included 30+ tips to keep our Brits running smooth, safe of the road and prepared for the un-expected. I am sure everyone learned a new trick or two…I sure did! Perfect timing for the coming Brits season.

Members chat of their Brits adventures followed.

New Business:

Dust Off Tour - April 23, Sunday. Led by Tom Dinchuk and Steve Shuttleton. Meet at McDonalds, Rte 9W, Highland, NY at 10:45 AM. The tour will go thru the Catskill Mountains, lunch at the Hurley Mountain Inn, a bit more touring and then an ice cream in Phoenicia. Check emails for more details.

25th Anniversary Celebration - Derick led discussion on alternatives for a date, and activities ideas. Ballots were distributed for members to vote on one or two day and activites such as a boat ride. If anyone would like to be on the 25th Committee please contact Derick or any of the club officers.

Car Shows Upcoming- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

May 6 - Brit Fest in Succasunna, N.J.

May 7 - Rhinebeck Classic Car Show

May 21 - Carlisle Imports & Kit Show

June 2-3 - Lime Rock Park - VSCCA/Jaguar NE/ HRG races. This is a fee entry event. Ted Cryer has offered to lead a drive to the track from the Daily Planet restaurant on Rt. 55 in Poughkeepsie.

Meeting Closed: 08:49 PM





Meeting Minutes for February 15, 2017

Start time: 07:36 PM

Members in attendance: 27

President..............Derick Karabec- absent
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- absent
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed current account balance.

Members: 84

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of who brings a Brit to club events.

Old Business and Prior Months Activities:

Honeymooners Bowling - Take 4 was on February 5th. Eight members took to the lanes and had a good time no matter what their scores. Eight additional members joined at the Pine Bush Chinese Restaurant for lunch.

Ted Cryer gave an overview of his trip to the Scottsdale Auctions in January. His focus was on Brits, or course.

At the end of the meeting Bob Prescott had set up a slot car track for some spirited fun.

New Business:

The Website has been updated for planned events in 2017.

Bob Strong’s wife has recently had surgery and is doing well, if anyone would like to wish her a speedy recovery. email: bob9091@optonline.net

Tricks of The Trade - At the March 15th meeting after business has concluded, member and business owner of Custom Spares; Stuart Arbeit will speak on this subject.

International Food Festival & Cook Off: March 19, Sunday @ 01:00PM Campbell Hall Fire House locates at 13 Maybrook Rd. in Campbell Hall. $5 donation per membership (up to 2 per membership). There will be 5 food categories for awards. Please RSVP to Bill & Sue Moore: moore7299@gmail.

Tech Session on Suspensions: March 25, Saturday at Beek’s Auto located at 3128 Rt. 44/55 in Gardner. Breakfast & arrivals at 09:00 a.m., Tech session starts at 10:00 a.m. RSVP by March 22; email: wolfelor@aol.com or call 84-331-3173. Okay to leave a voice mail. If you would like your cars suspension reviewed rsvp asap to reserve a spot.

Spring Dust Off Tour - April TBD. Looking for volunteer(s) to take lead and ideas for the event.

Wolf Preserve Trip & Tour - John Walker is planning another tour to the Wolf Preserve as he did last year. Date is to be determine for April or May. Stay tuned for more details.

Car Shows Upcoming- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

May 6 - Brit Fest in Succasunna, N.J.

May 7 - Rhinebeck Classic Car Show

June 2&3 - Lime Rock Park - VSCCA/Jaguar NE/ HRG races. This is a fee entry event. Ted Cryer has offered to lead a drive to the track from the Daily Planet restaurant on Rt. 55 in Poughkeepsie.

Meeting Closed: 08:08 PM





Meeting Minutes for January 18, 2016

Members in attendance: 30

In addition to- President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- absent
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- absent

Treasury report: Reviewed account balance & expenses, past & expected.

2017 Members: 46 (plus 5 who paid tonight to = 51)
1 new member: Sebastian & Frances D’Allesandro - '70 Jaguar E Type Coupe and '72 TR6

Old Business and Prior Month's Activities:

1- Holiday Party 12/11/16 -Attended by 57 members at the Ship Lantern’s Inn from 2-6 p.m. Our concerns from last year were heard and rectified. Feedback on the event was positive. Dennis Culligan won the 50/50 raffle. He generously donated $50 of his winnings toward our donation to Take Me Home Pet Rescue. We gave a $340.00 donation to the shelter along with miscellaneous material items.

2- Annual Boxing Day at the Moore’s 12/26/16 – Attended by 12-15 members. A good time was had by all with the exception of the drive home in the unexpected ice storm.

New Business & Upcoming Events:

1- The website has been updated with events that we currently have dates for through September. If anyone hears about an event that isn't on the website, e-mail knotwobad@aol.com and it will be added to the website, etc. Take a look at the website to start planning your season.

2- Sunday, February 5th 12:00 p.m. – Honeymooner’s Take 4 Event at Walden Bowling Lanes (formerly Hoe Bowl) on Rt. 52 in Walden. Lunch to follow (between 1:30 –2:00p.m.) at the Pine Bush Chinese Restaurant in Valley Supreme Plaza on Rt. 52 (behind Dunkin’ Donuts). Bowling is $10 per person (includes bowling & shoes) Money will be collected by Tom at the alley. RSVP to Tom D. at gldeagle@frontier.net by Wednesday, February 1st. Be sure to let Tom know if you will be participating in the entire event or just a portion of it.

3- Sunday, March 19th 1:00 p.m. – Annual International Food Festival Cook-off at Campbell Hall Fire House located at 13 Maybrook Rd. in Campbell Hall. $5 Donation per membership (up to 2 per membership), $5 per person, per additional guest. See website for details.

4- Saturday, March 25th Tech Session on suspensions at Beek’s Auto located at 3128 Rt. 44/55 in Gardiner – breakfast & arrivals at 9:00 a.m. Tech session begins at 10:00 a.m. RSVP by Wednesday, March 22nd; e-mail: wolfelor@aol.com or call 845-331-3173; ok to leave voice mail. If you are interested in having your suspension reviewed, rsvp asap to reserve a spot for your car.

5- April - Spring Dust Off Tour – Looking for a volunteer(s) to take the lead on this event. Bruno D. may be up for the task, no commitments to date.

Miscellaneous news and items:

- We discussed remedies to keep the mice out of our cars over the winter months.

- Celebration for the club’s 25th anniversary. In 2012 we had a weekend of different activities for our 20th celebration. Members asked to think about what they want to do this year.

- February’s Meeting – Once business is concluded, members will engage in some good old-fashioned slot car fun. Years ago, this used to be one of the meeting activities.

- March Meeting - Once business is concluded, member and owner of Custom Spares, Stuart Arbeit will speak about the "Tricks of the Trade".

Motion to Close/Meeting Adjourned





Meeting Minutes for November 16, 2016

Start time: 07:37

Members in attendance: 41

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Reviewed account balance & expenses, past & expected.

Members: 101- five new since from last month.
a. Jackson Rogers......Datsun 2000
b. Wayne & Silda Carver.....MG TD
c. Jack Klix......vintage Volvos

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of who brings a Brit to club events.

Old Business and Activities:

New members with non-Brits vintage cars guideleine was voted on and the criteria will be called "Classic Other cars".

New Business:

November 20 - Sip & Social at the Karabec's. Bring your own munchies and beverage. A tour will start at McDonalds in Newburgh Mall at 11:00. Watch for emails if tour cancelled due to weather.

December 11 - Holiday Party from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM at Ship's Lantern Inn, Milton, NY. Cost is $50 per person. Food selections were chosen at this meeting by ballots. More information will be coming.

December 26 - Boxing Day Party at Bill & Sue Moore's house. 72 Hill Rd, Goshen…..RSVP 845-294-53043 or moore7299@gmail.com

March 05- Cook Off / Chili Party at Campbell Hall Fire Department

Car Shows Upcoming- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

?? Any suggestions for a Tech Session??

Meeting Closed: 08:23





Meeting Minutes for October 19 2016

Start time: 07:36

Members in attendance: 34

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Account balance and expenses, past & expected

Members: 100 - Thirteen new since from last month.

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of all members who bring a British car to club events.

Old Business:

At August meeting it was voted to welcome new members who have non-British sports cars.

EVENTS:

September 24 - Wheels & Wings Show, Wallkill Airport. Thirteen members with their Brits attended.

September 25 - CLUB PICNIC; George Freer Park, Port Ewan. Great weather for 59 members with 18 Brit cars.

September 30 - VSCCA Fall Finale, LRP. Rick McCardy and Mike Harmuth participated.

October 02 - Woodstock British Car Show was attended by members.

October 09 - Columbus Day Tour by Scott Klion who led 13 Brits.

October 16 - Mills Mansion - Old Cars Show. Sixteen Brits filled the BoTH Club area.

Club awards were given to Dale Hobson & MBG GT and Rob Cabello for his Marcos.

New Business:

Discussed guidelines for new members with non-Brits vintage cars but screen newer cars and non-sports car marques. Note: To be further discussed at next months meeting.

November 12 - Merrie Olde Crafte Faire and British Festival at Grace Episcopal Church in Middletown

November 16 - Annual Pizza meeting.

December 11 - Holiday Party from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM at Ship’s Lantern Inn, Milton, NY. Cost is $50 per person. Food selections were chosen at this meeting by ballots. More information will be coming.

Car Shows Upcoming- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists upcoming shows and events.

NO tours currently planned for November.

Brits Car Stories - At the end the members kicked around a number of humorous and interesting stories about their Brits and adventures with them. Tech tips were also discussed.



Meeting Closed: 08:23





Meeting Minutes for August 17 2016

Start time: 07:34

Members in attendance: 23

President..............Derick Karabec- present
Vice President........Mark Waitkins- present
Treasurer..............Lorine Karabec- present
Secretary..............Ted Cryer- present

Treasury report: Account balance and expenses, past & coming due

Members: 86 - No change from last month

Ted Cryer keeps a summary of all members who bring a British car to club events.

Old Business:

July 23 - Catskill Mountains Tour by Bob Prescott. Twelve cars participated. It was a hot day but wonderful views and great sporty roads.

August 13 - East - West Tour started by Mark W. and handed off to Derick & Lorine on the west side of Hudson River and finale with a very good picnic at their home. Fourteen cars made the drive.

Reminder that at the last meeting we decided to welcome new members who have non-British sports cars. But not hot rods.

New Business:

- Cruise - Looking for interest in an overnight tour. Please submit ideas to any club officer.

- Custom Spares Tour - Stu Arbeit offered to host a tour and tech session in October if members are interested

- Stu showed the new reproduction line of classic Lucas PL700 headlights. He is offering them to cub members for $75.00 a pair with bulbs.

Car Shows Upcoming- NOTE: The club website Upcoming Events section lists shows and events thru October. Below are highlights of shows that were discussed:

August 20 - Hudson Valley Honor Flight Benefit for veterans to help them visit the memorials in Washington D.C. Located in Wallkill on Lippencott Road.

August 20 - ATA British Motorfest, Saratoga Auto Museum

September 02-04 - Lime Rock Vintage Festival

September 09-11 - Watkins Glen Historics and Races

September 16-18 - British Invasion, Stowe Vermont

September 18 - Brits By The Sea, Ocean Grove, NJ

September 24 - Wheels & Wings, Kobelt Airport, Wallkill, N. Y.
   NOTE: Members can meet at the Hurley Church, Route 208 outside of Wallkill to drive in together.

September 25 - Club Picnic, George Freer Park, Port Ewan.
   Notify Lorine of any side dishes you would like to bring.

October 02 - Woodstock British Car Show

October 10 - Club Columbus Day Tour, Scott Klion is laying out the tour.

October 16 - Mills Mansion - Old Cars Show

Brits Car Stories - At the end the members kicked around a number of humorous and interesting stories about the Brits and adventures with them.



Meeting Closed: 08:04









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