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ALDEN CLASSIC SPORTS CAR SHOW!

REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE 25TH ALDEN CLASSIC SPORTS CAR SHOW!


Click on the Registration Form to the right (or below on a smart phone), print it out, fill it out, and mail to the address listed on the form, along with payment! Save by pre-registering!

Revision 1 to the 2024 OFFICIAL TBBCC VALVE COVER RACE RULES AS OF 6/9/2024. (Ramp height changed from 4 ft high to minimum of 24 inches high).

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO THE LEFT (or above if on a smartphone) to see the rules for racing Valve Covers with the Twin Bay British Car Club. (These are revised rules from the 3/3/2024 version)!

25TH ANNUAL ALDEN CLASSIC SPORTS CAR SHOW
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25TH ANNUAL ALDEN CLASSIC SPORTS CAR SHOW

TBBCC Tour to NORTHPORT CARS IN THE PARK on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Seven TBBCC cars toured through Leelanau County to Northport. Several other members drove directly to the event. TBBCC member Skip Hujsak won the Best Sports Car Award for his 1957 Austin-Healey. State Representative John Roth was at the show and gave a speech on the new Historic License Plate Law that he helped pass in the State Legislature! Photos follow!

CHECK OUT THE NEWS


IN AN ATTEMPT TO REPLACE THE OLD CLUB NEWSLETTERS, CHECK OUT THE "NEWS" SECTION ON THE WEBSITE:

FIRST SECTION INCLUDES NEWS SUBMITTED BY CLUB MEMBERS.

SECOND SECTION INCLUDES PAST TBBCC EVENTS. (AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS POSTED ON THE "HOME" PAGE THESE EVENTS MOVE TO THE "NEWS" SECTION).

THIRD SECTION INCLUDES "HELPFUL TIPS FROM MEMBERS".

FOURTH SECTION INCLUDES "PROGRAMS FROM MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS".


IF ANYONE HAS A NEWS ARTICLE OR HELPFUL TIPS THEY WISH TO SHARE WITH THE CLUB SEND AN EMAIL TO:

gwolf7075@yahoo.com.

SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR NEW TBBCC MERCHANDISE SALES LINK! Embroidered logos for MG and TRIUMPH also available!


The following photos are from a TBBCC Tour to member Dan McDavid's garage full of exotic vehicles. From an MGTC, an old Triumph, and Dodge Vipers, to Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Dan has been collecting sports cars for years and has them housed in a beautiful log cabin style garage. The group had a great time climbing the bluff overseeing Lake Michigan, and learning about the vehicles in Dan's garage. The last photo of this slideshow shows a cabinet full of model cars in the loft area. These are exact replicas of the vehicles Dan owns, down to the color. Each time Dan bought a new model his wife knew a vehicle was soon to follow! Look for Dan driving one of these beauties around the peninsula this summer!

A huge THANK YOU to Dan for welcoming our group!

The Michigan House Bill to modify the requirements for LICENSE PLATES FOR HISTORICAL VEHICLES has been approved! See the following recent announcement:

The Governor of Michigan has signed into law changes to 1949 PA 300, changing the restrictions on historic and authentic license plates.
 Beginning this Memorial Day through Labor Day, historic vehicles can be driven as exhibition vehicles. 

Act No. 34
Public Acts of 2024
Approved by the Governor
April 2, 2024
Filed with the Secretary of State
April 2, 2024
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 2, 2024

STATE OF MICHIGAN
102ND LEGISLATURE
REGULAR SESSION OF 2024

Introduced by Reps. Roth, Kunse, Beson, Markkanen, Harris, Slagh, Schuette, Borton, Mueller,
Thompson, Bierlein, St. Germaine, Beeler, Breen, VanderWall, Jaime Greene, Rigas, Snyder,
Neyer, Wozniak, Bezotte, Steckloff, Hope, Brabec, Liberati, Mentzer, Martus, Outman,
Haadsma, Koleszar, BeGole, Conlin, Prestin, Farhat, O’Neal, Weiss, Hoskins, Fitzgerald, Paiz,
Steele and Whitsett

ENROLLED HOUSE BILL No. 4183
AN ACT to amend 1949 PA 300, entitled “An act to provide for the registration, titling, sale, transfer, and
regulation of certain vehicles operated upon the public highways of this state or any other place open to the
general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles and distressed vehicles; to provide for the licensing of dealers; to provide for the examination, licensing, and control of operators and chauffeurs; to provide for the giving of proof of financial responsibility and security by owners and operators of vehicles; to provide for the imposition, levy, and collection of specific taxes on vehicles, and the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees, and permit fees; to provide for the regulation and use of streets and highways; to create certain funds; to provide penalties and sanctions for a violation of this act; to provide for civil liability of manufacturers, the manufacturers
of certain devices, the manufacturers of automated technology, upfitters, owners, and operators of vehicles and service of process on residents and nonresidents; to regulate the introduction and use of certain evidence; to regulate and certify the manufacturers of certain devices; to provide for approval and certification of installers and servicers of certain devices; to provide for the levy of certain assessments; to provide for the enforcement of this act; to provide for the creation of and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies; to impose liability upon the state or local agencies; to provide appropriations for certain purposes; to repeal all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act or contrary to this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date,” by amending section 20a (MCL 257.20a), as amended by 2012 PA 239.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Sec. 20a. “Historic vehicle” means a vehicle that is over 25 years old and that is owned solely as a collector’s item and for participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, and similar uses, including mechanical testing, but is not used for general transportation. For purposes of this section, use of the vehicle during the period from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day each year is considered an exhibition. 

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Clerk of the House of Representatives
Secretary of the Senate

BIG THANKS TO JOHN RUSSELL, FRED STOYE, AND BETH & BRUCE WIEGAND for their efforts in pushing this legislation through. CLICK ON THE PARTIAL FORM TO THE RIGHT (or below if on a smart phone) TO OPEN THE APPLICATION FOR HISTORIC OR AUTHENTIC PLATES.


Historic Plates


The link that follows pulls up a YouTube video that TBBCC member Trent Tomlinson produced about the 24th Alden Classic Sports Car Show on August 13, 2023. Click on the IMAGE to the right (or below if using a smartphone). Enjoy!

If you want to learn more about TBBCC visit our 25th Anniversary video at www.wevideo.com/view/3129348979, or click on the IMAGE to the right (or below if using a smartphone).

About Our Members

We are a club of more than 200 members who are passionate about cars. The club was founded over 25 years ago by a small group of British sports car owners to share the spirit of collecting, maintaining and driving interesting vehicles.A few key points:

  • Members are mainly from the Midwest and most live within 80 miles of Traverse City (situated on twin bays of Lake Michigan) in Northwestern Lower Michigan.
  • You don't need a British sports car to be part of the fun. Vehicles of all types you'd see at a cars & coffee are represented--including American, British French, German, Italian, Japanese and a handful of others. And they include sports cars, sedans, military vehicles, motorcycles and trucks.
  • In fact, all are welcome to club activities focused on fellowship and motorized enjoyment.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

TENTATIVE TBBCC 2024 EVENTS


Rev. 1 (from Kirt Kilbourne)

  • AS THESE EVENTS FIRM UP THEY WILL BE POSTED ON THE UPCOMING EVENTS PORTION OF THE WEBSITE!

  • Note: Dates and events are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors
  • This year we will be having presentations at regular meetings and in “sports car season”, our own “Tea and Talk” car show gatherings at 4:00 preceding the 5:00 dinner. See you there!


TBBCC Sanctioned Events:

  • February 1 Dinner / Meeting at Incredible Mo’s, 5:00
  • Presentation by Lonnie & Mike Stevens on MG GoF Central Gatherings


  • February 24 It’s our own Marti Gras at Pearl’s Restaurant, Elk Rapids 5:30 p.m.


  • March 7 -Dinner / Meeting at Incredible Mo’s, 5:00
  • Presentation by Adam Hammer from Hammer & Dolly Restorations
  • March 24 Bowling at Incredible Mo’s. Be there at 1pm sharp


  • April 4 Dinner / Meeting at Incredible Mo’s, 5:00
  • Presentation by J.P. from Vans Garage


  • April 13 Tour of Dan McDavid’s Exotics Garage 1:00 pm, address will be emailed to members .
  • food opportunity following


  • April 27 Supply Road side clean up. 10:00 am - Lunch meet-up to follow
  • May 2 Dinner / Meeting at Incredible Mo’s, 5:00
  • 4:00 Tea and Talk Car Show “Marque” – Two Hagerty Garage cars
  • Presentation by Kyle Edmark and Steve Berry from Hagerty Insurance


  • May 18 Driving tour to Empire then Frankfort for Ice cream.


  • May ? ? A Saturday Cars and Coffee at Hammer and Dolly – weather dependent date email


  • May 25 Driving Tour to Northport Car Show, Haserot Park, 159 Rose St., Northport


  • June 6 Dinner Meeting at Incredible Mo’s. 5PM
  • 4:00 Tea and Talk “Marque” – Triumphs
  • Presentation on Triumphs – Speaker Jeff DeBoer


  • June ? ? ?Driving Tour to Moomer’s Ice Cream – weather dependent date email




  • June 20 Summer Solstice Party, Fred & Debbie Stoye’s, 5922 Cole Dr. (231) 409 0323


  • June 22 Driving Tour to Petoskey for Bay Harbor car show. Leave TC at 9am. Details to follow.


  • July 11 Dinner meeting at Incredible Mo’s.
  • Note: Date changed due to July 4th Holiday.
  • 4:00 Tea and Talk “Marque” – Jaguars
  • Presentation on Jaguars – Speaker Alan McColl



  • August 1 Dinner meeting at Incredible Mo’s. 5PM
  • 4:00 Tea and Talk “Marque” – Exotics/Domestic Sportscars
  • No Program This Is The Show Preparation Meeting


  • August 10-11 Our Alden Classic Sports Car Tour / Show, Alden


  • Sept 5 Dinner / Meeting at Incredible Mo’s, 5:00
  • 4:00 Tea and Talk “Marque” – Austin Healys
  • Presentation on Austin Healys - Ron Edwards Speaker


  • Sept 7 Driving Tour to Beulah, Tour of Member Ron Edwards car collection followed by food at local eatery


  • October 3 Dinner / Meeting at Incredible Mo’s, 5:00
  • 4:00 Tea and Talk “Marque” – MGs
  • Presentation on MGs – Speaker John Russell


  • October XX Fall Color Tour, Details TBD


  • November 7 Dinner / Meeting at Incredible Mo’s, 5:00
  • Speaker to be determined – stay posted!


  • December 5 Dinner / Meeting at Incredible Mo’s, 5:00
  • Election of Officers

  • Other events that may be of interest to Club members:
  • June XX Wings and Wheels, Yankee Air Museum, Ypsilanti
  • June XX St. Ignace car Show
  • June 28 Old Town Classic Car Cruise, Turtle Creek Casino start, 5:00PM
  • July XX Old Town Classic Car Show, 1:00 – 3:00PM, Grand Traverse Commons
  • July 14 Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Gilmore Barns Museum, Hickory Corners
  • July XX Rolling Sculpture Car Show, Downtown Ann Arbor
  • July XX Michigan Brown Trout Festival Car Show, Alpena
  • July XX Culvers Gathering, Veterans fund raiser
  • August XX Elk Rapids Car Show, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Elk Rapids
  • August XX Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit Metro
  • Sept XX Empire Hill Climb, Empire
  • Sept XX Eyes on Design, Edsel Ford Estate, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Sept XX Leland Classic Car Show? (Cancelled in 2022)
  • Sept XX Concours d’Elegance of America, Detroit Institute of Arts






TBBCC Bowling Tournament

at Incredible Mo's

on Sunday, March 24, 2024.


Contact Us

 

For Meetings & Events: Kirt Kilbourne,  231-357-7363, KirtKilbourne@charter.net

Upcoming Birthdays / Anniversaries
Celebrations

2023 ALDEN SPORTS CAR WINNERS

Country of Origin Awards:

First Place: British Sports Car: Thomas Chambers

1970 Jaguar XKE

Second Place: British Sports Car: Brian & Teresa Amato

1960 MGA

Third Place: British Sports Car: Mike Stevens

1933 MG J2 Midget


British Sports Car of Distinction: Ken Klemmer

1930 MG Midget

British Sports Car of Distinction: Ron & Michelle Edwards

1974 MGB

British Sports Car of Distinction: Ted Schroeder

1955 Austin Healey 100


First Place: North Amer. Sports Car: Richard Wollam

1963 Corvette

Second Place: North Amer. Sports Car: Ed Gourley

1951 Crosley

Third Place: North Amer. Sports Car: John Fortuna

1988 Cadillac Allante


First Place: Italian Sports Car: Joe Bartusek

1960 Alfa Giulietta Spider

Second Place: Italian Sports Car: Bob Pelto

2017 Fiat Spider

Third Place: Italian Sports Car: Fred Stoye

1972 DeTomaso Pantera


First Place: German Sports Car: James Walquist

1993 Porsche GTS

Second Place: German Sports Car: Rob Schneider

2014 Porsche Turbo S

Third Place: German Sports Car: Jamie & Joann Coobatis

1983 Porsche 944


First Place: Japanese Sports Car: Dean Ginther

1970 Datsun 240Z

Second Place: Japanese Sports Car: Ed Hallberg

2001 Honda S2000

Third Place: Japanese Sports Car: Joe Harris

1995 Mazda Miata


Other Special Awards:

Survivor Award: Phil & Nancy Planck - 1969 Porsche 912

Survivor Award: John & Meg Russell - 1953 MG-TD

Survivor Award: Kevin Blaum - 1967 MGB-GT

Restoration Award: Dave Sinclair - 1963 Triumph TR4

Classic Award: Rex Greenslade - 1992 Morgan Plus 8

Busted Knuckle Award: Lee Forton - 1979 MGB

Chairman's Award: Larry Peck - 1954 Jaguar XK120

Chief Judge's Award: Steve Alger - 1974 Mini Cooper

Best of Show: Lee Jacobson - 1939 MG-TA Tickford Coupe

Exceptional Volunteer Award: Alan McColl

Valve Cover Racing Award: First Place: John VanRaalte






TBBCC Merchandise for Sale!

This is a new feature for the Twin Bay British Car Club! Click the IMAGE to the right (or below if using a smartphone) to open a link to the Wagners Sign & Apparel Website. Here you will find many apparel items and accessories with the TBBCC logo, as well as an option for the MG logo and Triumph logo. We are working with Wagners to also add the Austin-Healey logo. Other vehicle logos not copyright protected are also being explored as options.

When you select an item you will have a choice of size, color, and logo, along with quantity. Logo 1 is the TBBCC logo, Logo 2 is the MG logo, Logo 3 is the TRIUMPH Logo!


Other items, like soft sided tool bags, are also being looked at as an addition to the site.

The club will receive a small percentage of each sale.

Shipping costs are reasonable!


Happy Shopping!!!


Wagners Sales

Become a Member

You can become a member by applying and paying the dues of $25 for 12 months. You will receive a name badge for both you and your Co-Driver who also becomes a voting member. Renewal dues are $25 for an additional 12 months. Dues are payable by check to: Membership Chairman Bruce Wiegand at 9122 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686-1565.

For information and a membership applications form, contact brwiegand@aol.com or 309-253-1874.

Welcome Members
Welcome New Members