HISTORY OF THE WEST ALABAMA BRITISH CAR CLUB
In the early 1990’s several individuals with an interest in old British cars became acquainted at some of the regularly held car shows/events being held at the time. It wasn’t long before we realized that all of us lived in the Tuscaloosa area and had cars we were either working on, or actually driving and enjoying. After a number of social events, as well as attending other club meetings in the surrounding area, Bruce Hill, Doug Kirkley and Allen Williams began to discuss the possibility of establishing a car club. Bruce Hill established a list of people he had met who were British car enthusiasts that might be interested in participating. Notifications were sent out, and the first official meeting of the West Alabama British Car Club was held in January 1996. There was no official count but approximately 25 people attended. Meetings were subsequently held quarterly that year chaired by Bruce Hill to promote participation in tech sessions, car shows, Tuscaloosa Cityfest, and parades for Labor Day and Christmas.
In January 1997, the club’s governing board was elected. Allen Williams was President, Ed West was Vice President, Bruce Hill was Secretary/Treasurer. Members of the Board of Directors were Doug Kirkley, Mike Powell, Grant Snead and Doss White. The official purpose of the club was established to be:
Over the last decade and a half, the club has adopted a more relaxed form of governance, and continues to enjoy participation in local events as well as its own activities. Our cars have gotten even better over the years!