The October 8, 1998 Meeting
This general meeting was held at the Rush Street Grill in Kingsport, Tennessee.
BEN BAILEY SHOWED US HOW IT WAS DONE
Fourteen of us made it in to the
President Herren Floyd
reminded those present that he had
appointed a committee in accordance
with the Club's by-laws to present a
slate of officers at the November
meeting, to be voted on at the
December meeting. That committee
consists of James Childress, Carl
Floyd and Al Bradley. At both the
November and December meetings
nominations will be taken from the
general membership, if there are any.
If anyone wishes to volunteer for one
of these jobs, he or she may also
contact any of the committee
members named above.
We were reminded of the
Rascals Teen Center Car Show in
Kingsport that many of us are helping
with. The next item was a reminder
of the Inter Club picnic at Panther
Creek Park on October 17.
Four of our members, Richard
Williams, Dick Williams, Gerald
Mitchell and Ben Bailey came away
from the Sevierville Car Show with
trophies. The classes there were very
competitive at Sevierville and there
were exotic cars such as Ferraris and
The trip to Middlesboro was
discussed. We were joined by
members of the Porsche Club and the
Knoxville English Car Society so that
about twenty people all descended on
poor Middlesboro at the same time!
The P-38, "Glacier Girl", is making
great progress, but will require an
estimated two more years of work
before completion. Some photos of
the sights were passed around for all
to see as well as photos of the August
trip to Grayson Highlands State Park.
Ben Bailey's program tonight
consisted of slides he had taken in the
60's of sports car events around the
general area and beyond. A lot of the
photos were taken of trips by the old
Sequoia Car Club of which Ben and
Clarence Goodson were members.
The slides amazed us all at the
types and quality of cars that were
visible at various events. Porsches,
Lotus, Elvas, all were seen at the
Chimney Rock (NC) Hillclimb.
Scarab, Lotus Elite, A C Ace, Cooper
Formula Junior cars were seen at
Virginia International Raceway near
Also featured prominently in
Ben's slide program were the cars of
the old Sequoia Club members such
as Clarence's nice new TR-3, Ben's
own Sunbeam Alpine, a TR-2, a
Healey 100, and other "modern"
sports cars then belonging to the club
members. These cars were shown in
various places that the club had
visited such as The Breaks Interstate
Park and, of course, the racing events
It was a nice demonstration of
the cars that we consider to be
'classics' now in their elements and in
use by their owners as daily transport
and for the occasional sporting event.
Thanks, Ben, for a well done
and interesting program that we all
were able to appreciate.