We are pleased to present the first in a series of contributions by founding SABCC member Mike Thomason. His accounts and photos will tell the story of our club in this, our thirtieth anniversary year. Ed.
The Founding of the South Alabama British Car Club
By Michael Thomason
South Alabama has always been home to British cars, exotic and ordinary, ‘Show Quality’ and ‘Daily Drivers’. Fifty years ago we had White’s Imports for MG’s and Freeman’s Sport Cars for Triumphs. Many owners, including Sam and Sandy Walter were members of SCRAM, a club for cars of all shapes and kinds, American and foreign with many British makes (marques) as members. It put on rallies and time trials, but not shows. SCRAM was a loose organization but a lot of fun. Still it wasn’t exclusively for British cars. That led to a big change in the late 1980’s which came not from Mobile but from Baldwin County’s Eastern Shore. The leaders were Bob and Sue Mason in Fairhope, Vince and Elaine Coll in Magnolia Springs and Bill Fearno in Fairhope. …
[This article continues in the January 2020 issue of Spark & Spanner]
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