Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mugs & Motors

OK, SABCC'ers it's time for another edition of Mugs & Motors Coffee and Conversation for Motoring Enthusiasts. We'll meet at the popular Serda's Coffee and Tea on Royal Street in downtown Mobile at 8:00AM sharp to be some of the first through the door for coffee and sweet treats and to snag the tables near the coffee roaster in the back of the shop. As always we'll enjoy the company of our friends and fellow British car enthusiasts for relaxed hour or so.

Next up on the agenda, SABCC's own Technical Advisor Jean-Pierre Fontana has graciously arranged a behind-the-scenes tour of one of his favorite automotive machine shops. Auto-Fleet Parts and Machine is located at the wye between Navco and Halls Mill Roads. Old-time Mobilians will remember this building as the former home of Datsun of Mobile. We'll travel there together in a British car convoy from downtown Mobile.

Pierre tells me that these folks have some very impressive engine credentials including knowing their way (competently) around such exotica as Offenhauser heads. We'll see some specialized machinery and techniques that can help bring a tired and worn engine back to rude health. Pierre is even packing his famous kit bag in case some of us might need a quick auto diagnosis while we are together! 

Afterwards, we'll decide as a group where we'd like to have lunch. 

I hope to see you and your British car Saturday, June 16th for Mugs & Motors!  

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