EMC 2016 Events Calendar
January 16, 2016 - EMC 2015 Awards & 2016 Kick-Off / Jackson MS -. New awards are always welcome! The fun and frivolity begins at 11:30am. Lunch will be from the menu. For a good time, Contact: John Turbeville (601) 940 – 5288.
February 27, 2016 – EMC Tech Session / Vicksburg MS - The EMC starts out 2016 with a tech visit to the garage of Pat and Barbara Cashman. Pat’s got a new welder and there parts to assemble. I’m sure and extra hands, eyes and thinking caps will certainly help get the correct temp. The party's always fun. Bring a dish and join the wrenching at 11:00am and lunch at 12:00pm. Details: Pat / Barbara Cashman (601) 638 – 3240.
March 12, 2016 – EMC Tops Down / Rocky Springs MS - For 2016 the EMC will be meet up down in Rocky Springs for with a hope of an early spring. St. Paddy’s day will be right around the corner, March 17, so you might consider wearing a wee bit of green to avoid the pinch. Bring a dish and enjoy. Those leaving from the Jackson area will depart from the Clinton MS Visitors Center (on the Natchez Trace) at 10:30am. Details: John Turbeville (601) 940 - 5288.
Due to weather Tops Down has been cancelled. Please check back for a possible rescheduled date. Details: John Turbeville (601) 940-5288.
March 18 - 19, 2016 – New Orleans British Car Day / New Orleans LA - Get your registration in early for the 26th annual BMCNO British Car Day. The BMCNO has promised another great show in the Big Easy so have your bags packed and ready to go. Travelers from Jackson area can give me a ring. Watch their website for show details: www.bmcno.org. Travel plans with the EMC: Gene Johnston (601) 201 – 0801.
April 2, 2016 - EMC/DSARC Fun Rally – It’s been promised that you won't leave the state during this rally unless you read from right to left. Then just reverse your direction to re-enter the state and have a great time at the ending ceremony. Members of the English Motoring Club and the Deep South Alfa Romeo Club have put together a great event again for 2016. Additional information will be forthcoming so stay tuned. When you receive notice, act quickly to ensure your entry. Details: Andy and Bonnie Menapace (601) 857 – 2829.
April 9, 2016 – Natchez Euro Fest / Natchez MS – Ring leader extraordinaire Mike Marsh has put together an outing for lovers of everything automotive to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the City of Natchez. Show site will be on the grounds of Rosalie overlooking the Mississippi and Mike has arranged a weekend full of activities. Details: http://www.euro-fest.net Mike Marsh (601) 946 – 1950.
April 15 - 16, 2016 - Brits on the Bay / Pensacola FL - For the 24nd annual show they’ll fill the field with friends, fun and automobiles. Make plans to attend a great weekend this time promised to be in the sun. Travel down to Pensacola with the EMC to join us for this yearly migration to sunny Florida. The Friday night gathering is a do not miss so make plans early. Details: http://www.pbca1.com Travel plans with the EMC: Gene Johnston (601) 201 – 0801.
May 13 - 15, 2016 – Spring time in the Smokies / Townsend TN - The annual event takes place in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. Friday night hospitality is an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. There will be time after the show and before trophies are presented to drive over and around the hills enjoying a little of what east Tennessee is famous for. Details: Jim Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Richard Lockhart, (865) 548 – 9891 or http://www.blountbritishcars.org
June 3 - 4, 2016 - British National Meet / Blytheville AR - Details: http://www.britishnationalmeet.com
June 13 – 17, 2016 – MG 2016 / Louisville KY – This is the big one folks. The all marque’s show will likely gather a count of MGs from around the country in excess of 1,000. Make plans early. Details: www.mg2016.com EMC Travel Details: Gene Johnston (601) 941 -4892
June 18, 2016 – EMC Tech Session / Brandon MS - If our Tech Guru calls for a tech session you know it'll be a real challenge. Join us to see the answer to whatever puzzle Keith has up his sleeve. Wrenching starts at 11:00am and lunch starts at 12:00pm. Details: Keith and Pat Anderson (601) - 829 - 2573.
July 16, 2016 – EMC Lotus Weekend / Braxton MS - I’m sure we'll find some interesting roads on our way down to the beautiful burg of Braxton. Come and join the drive and the visit with Mike and Alice. Bring a dish and enjoy lazing on a sunny afternoon in the summertime with the EMC. Lunch starts at 12:00pm. Details: Mike / Alice Glore (504) 231 – 5801.
August 20, 2016 – EMC Garage and Food Tour / Brandon MS - David and Jo Ann have a way of throwing a great party in lead up to the EMC show. Come on out and see what David has added or improved on for 2016. Always lot’s to see and do along with a great meal what else can you ask for. This will be the pre-Brits on the Bluffs gathering so bring along a dish and enjoy the fun. Gathering starts at 11:00am. Lunch starts as 12:00pm. Details: David / Jo Ann Bailey (601) 992 – 8566.
September (check for date), 2016 – Shoals British Car Show / Florence AL - If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting the Shoals British Car Show at Joe Wheeler State Park in Florence AL you should. It's a laid back gathering on the banks of Wheeler Lake. Everything including rooms, meals, Friday night reception and Saturday's Awards Banquet are within walking distance. Please check web-site to verify dates. Details: www.shoalsbritishcars.org.
September 9 - 10, 2016 - Brits in the Ozarks / Fayetteville AR - Still looking for excuses for a mountain drive? Here's another chance to see the Ozarks in all of their colors and have a car show at the end of your drive. The Fifteenth Annual Brits in the Ozarks will be there waiting for you. Details: www.britishironnwa.org
September 16 - 17, 2016 – EMC Brits on the Bluff / Natchez MS – Hang out on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River starting with our Friday night party and spend Saturday with us under the oaks at City Park. There will be lots to do on your visit with us. Stay tuned for registration information. Details: John Turbeville (601) 940 – 5288, Gene Johnston (601) 201 – 0801.
October 1, 2016 – Renaissance Euro Fest Car Show / Ridgeland MS - The 2015 Renaissance Car Fest was one to remember. Lots of participation from EMC members as well as friends from surrounding clubs will be the order again for 2016. When posted get your entry in early and make plans to attend. You’ll see cars that you don’t get a chance to enjoy often and in the surroundings of the Renaissance it’s just magnificent. Details: www.euro-fest.net.
October 3 – 7, 2016 – North American Triumph Challenge / Pottsboro TX - Bigger in Texas, better in a Triumph is their call out to join other lovers of everything in the land of Triumph for 2016. Make plans early. Details: www.vtr2016.org
October (check for date), 2016 - Brits at the Parthenon / Nashville TN - If you’re looking for a nice drive up the Natchez Trace there's no better reason than to attend the Nashville British Car Clubs Annual Show. Lot's to do including taking in the Lane Museum of Cars while in town. A reception is held on Friday evening and the shows on Saturday. Details: www.nashvillebritishcarclub.org
October 21 - 22, 2016 – South Alabama British Car Festival / Fairhope AL - It’s a nice drive down to Fairhope AL so join the caravan to the lovely city by Mobile Bay. The Friday night meet and greet is always fun and the food is fantastic. The 2014 show was a high water mark for the EMC's final travel and show each year. Although moved to a new location the 2014 show remained within easy walking distance of all that downtown Fairhope has to offer. The show organizers put on a well organized show so make plans to attend. Details: www.sabcc.org. Travel plans with the EMC: Gene Johnston (601) 201 – 0801.
November 5, 2016 – EMC Tech Session / Ridgeland MS - We’ll have the chili on the stove and a wrench ready for stirring. We’ll put together a project or two or perhaps take one apart. Hope you can make the final tech session of 2016. The garage opens early and lunch starts at 12:00pm. Details: Gene / Martha Johnston (601) 607 – 7021.
December 3, 2016– EMC / DSARC Christmas Party / Vicksburg MS - We return to the place that started the 2016 EMC tech sessions. Make plans to join us at Pat and Barbara’s to wind down 2016 with the EMCs year end gathering. Again in 2016 we will be sharing the table with the Deep South Alfa Romeo Club so bring a dish and join what’s become a great gathering. The party starts as 2:00pm. Details: Pat / Barbara Cashman (601) 638 – 3240.