Local Resources of Interest to our Membership: If you have any suggestions for good local sources of parts, body work, service or sales of British cars, please email the webmaster so they can be listed here.
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Triumph Club: Meets the third Thursday of each month at the Hut, Buckingham FL. Conducts the successful, annual B.I.G. car show for British,Italian German marques and have frequent fun runs that are open to British car owners.
President Dennis McKinley,
Tech Central: Welcomes British Car Owners on Fridays, 9-12 as a place to learn and participate in discovering the mystery of British cars. This very loosely organized club has annual dues of $25 and provides lunch (with a nominal contribution). Jerry Wilcox, 28049 Westbrook, Bonita Springs FL, 239-940-1341,
Weekly Car Show: Every Monday, September through May, except for rain & some holidays. 4 to 7:30 p.m., SHELL FACTORY CRUISE IN! Located 1.5 miles north of Pine Island Road (On FL 41), 2728 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903. This is a FREE Cruise In open to all cars and trucks.
Jaguar Ft Myers: Shop foreman, Dave, has a good handle on older Jags.
15875 S. Tamiami Trail #110, Ft Myers 33908 (Before Alico going South)
Hunt Automotive: Rick Hunt has extensive storage and maintains an immaculate shop.
2200 Andrea Lane, South Commercial Park, Ft Myers FL 33912.
Santana Body Shop: Reasonable prices and good work. Speak to Mary.
Mario Santana, 2290 Bruner Lane, Ft Myers 339012 (Off Andrea; Turn at Sherwin-Williams sign, shop in rear) 239-738-9457,
H & H Kustom Auto Body: Contact Chris at 239-267-1620, 17400 Alico Center Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33967.
Space Coast Plating: Recommended by BCCSWF members. Space Coast Plating, 975 Aurora Rd, Melbourne FL 32935. Shannon, 321-254-2880.
MAN CAVES now available in South Ft Myers: Climate controlled and customizable space for cars, RVs and boats. This is a unique opportunity. Contact Scott Allan 239-333-3637.
Tire and Whitewall Cleaning: Simple is better. Spray Scrubbing Bubbles on tire. Agitate with sponge scrubbing pad. Flush with water (spray bottle is best). Wipe with paper or cloth towel. To finish off, apply light coat of Mop & Glow> with sponge applicator. These items can easily be carried to a car show. It takes 10 Minutes. Recommended by Diamond Back Tires. Submitted by Gary Eidson.
LBC Key Replacement: Good local key shops can generally handle LBC key replacement with no problem. Good idea to get a second key as a hideaway or spare. Submitted by Rollie Welch.
Florida License Check: This web site (click here) allows you to check your drivers license status to make sure your license is not suspended. There have been DMV computer errors that can cause your drivers license to be suspended without your knowledge. It is a good idea to check monthly or quarterly at a minimum. Submitted 7/9/2015.
Wipe New: Wipe New has proven to be an effective way to get the black back on your bumpers and other faded rubber/plastic areas. Wipe New is available over the counter in Walmart and Auto Zone (Ft Myers area). $14 to $19. Member tested.
ReNu: ReNu is a similar product to Wipe New. It is an alternative suggested on the Internet. If buying on Internet, this product seemed to have a better ordering process than Wipe New and is available thru Amazon Prime. Not member tested (reviews welcome).
Very Cool 60s Car Display Video: In 1962, Pathe News visited the Earls Court Motor Show to get a look at the latest in British cars. It's a rich display. There's the classic Ford Cortina, a Mini Cooper with transparent panels all over, and a Riley Elf on a lifting suspension. They're all rotating. Because good cars in the 1960s apparently required rotating platforms. A theme of the show is the range of the market, even within Great Britain. There are giant cars and tiny ones. Sports cars like the Triumph Spitfire and Lotus Elan were brand new, and all the cars on display had sleek, swooping lines. Spokesmodels are present in droves, often used to illustrate the seating capacity or general size of vehicles. Engines are presented in cut-away views to illustrate their high-tech precision. Tune in for a brief time warp to an era when British cars were absolutely marvelous: