Blog – 5/24/2021

May 24

Blue Ridge Blogger

MembersSo, last week, we got members with the greatest longevity.  This week, we will do members (30 to 40 years)  

  • Danny and Kaye Marshall                  11/1/1981
  • Jerry and Rosie Hampton                    2/1/1984
  • Randall Handcock and Patricia Atkins 4/1/1984
  • Jeff and Daniel Wendell                       9/1/1984
  • Keith and Wanda Martin                      8/1/1985
  • Paul and Ann Hlusko                           7/1/1987
  • Marc and Mark Wilson                         3/1/1988
  • Frank and Barbara Rojas                    2/1/1989
  • Wallace Hampton                                6/1/1990
  • Max and Morris McCrary                     9/1/1990
  • Al and David Durham                          4/1/1991
  • Michael and Amy Paris                        7/1/1991


Eddie Fort had a call from Cindy Wilson, Gary Bell’s sister, who informed me that Gary’s wife, Nancy, had passed away on Monday.  She had moved to the Elks home in Bedford a while ago and she passed there. She had some of her family there with her.  No information on funeral arrangements.

With much sorrow we report today the death of Bill Repass, past BRR treasurer, husband of past BRR president Debbie Repass.

Lynchburg Cars and Coffee

Dave Chatntoo reported that he went to Lynchburg cars n coffee several Saturday’s ago and there was a great turnout.   There was another on May 22nd.  Did anyone go?  How was the turnout?  

Cars N Coffee – Blue Ridge Region
Top Secret – Something is planned for June but I cannot tell  you under penalty of death!  Stay tuned.

Werks Reunion May 22  Must Register  Amelia Island, FL 
Star City Motor Madness June 25 & 26  Roanoke, VA  

Star City Motor Madness in Roanoke, Virginia will be held this year! Last year with COVID-19 on the loose, state restrictions prohibited large events like ours but this year we’re making plans for our 2-day cruise and car show. 

Thank you for your past participation and we hope that you’ll join us again this year, Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26. The cruise on Williamson Road is Friday from 6pm to 10pm and the car show in downtown Roanoke is Saturday from 10am to 4pm. 

Attached is the car show registration form. Simply print out the registration form, fill it in and mail with your check or money order. You may also register online and pay with a credit card. Just go to thispage on our site and click on the car show online registration button. Star City Motor Madness is now in its 20th year supporting the Virginia Museum of Transportation and other area non-profits. 

Virginia Festival of the Wheel  September 3, 4, 5  

This looks interesting.   It is in the Charlottesville area.  

Festival of the Wheel Video As for our region, there are no events scheduled yet.  Plans are being made to restart Cars n’ Coffee soon.  The Region also is planning a delayed 40th Anniversary celebration in the fall.  Additionally our club is considering running a Tire Rack Street Survival for teen drivers also on the fall.  More to follow.

Hogan’s Corner

Picnic and Polo at King Family Vineyards, 2014


Bring a Trailer
So, do you remember the Allard?   When I was young, I owned an XK120 that I purchased for $150.  I told that story a few weeks ago.    When you own a car like that, you become a customer of the local junk yards. I went to this one yard, where I discovered two old Allards.   One was a Cadillac powered roadster and the other a Chrysler powered stationwagon.  I have forgotten about them until I saw a recent offering on Bring a Trailer.   Here is the J2.  A cool $125K is the current bid.  J2 Allard

And talking about ugly, here is the Allard Shooting Brake.

Also there is an interesting story about driving the Allards.  Arrive and Drive
James Dean
Another tidbit.  Last week, I mentioned that the transaxle from James Dean’s ‘cursed’ Porsche is up for auction.  Saw this Article about it. 

And Of Course 
A Porsche Gone Bad
FirstWhich do you Prefer?  Email me your comments for next week!

What kind of car is this?

Recent Barn Find