All Roads Lead to the Stanley Fair

Hello Folks
It would be great to have a good turnout for the Fair this year.  People are meeting at Brookside Mall at 10:00 on Saturday, leaving shortly thereafter.  We are expected for 11:00.  Larry, and maybe Sandi if she can hobble to the TR, will join the group in Stanley. 
Until then. 

Jemseg Car Show

Here is the link to the registration form for those who might be going.

So far, Bob Laroche and I are going.


Jemseg Lions Club is proud to present their Annual Bob Murdoch Memorial Car Show & Shine. This show is for all Antiques, Classics, Rods, Tuners & Trucks. Car Show entry fee is $10, and includes a full breakfast. Goodie bags for the first 75 cars pre-registered by August 15. Local Farmers Market will also be happening inside the Lions Club. The show will be held in the field behind the Jemseg Lions Club (watch signs for directions) from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Entertainment provided by local talent, 50/50 draw, Tons of prizes to be given away! All proceeds of the show & shine will go to the Oromocto Public Hospital Foundation to purchase new equipment. Pre-register by emailing. or phone 506-476-4109.

Last Night's July (!) FABAC Meeting

     Braving a few clouds and a prediction of  "60% chance of rain somewhere", we gathered on the grass by the old Roundhouse (everyone knows where that is right?) for a picnic and meeting.
     Gary opened with a quick report on Alex Hoffman.  He relayed a message from Lise who would like a ride to our next meeting (see below).
  • The upcoming Gaspé tour still has room for a few cars. 
  • The Stanley Fair (16th Aug) is coming soon.  It's always a club favourite. 
  • The real August meeting (this one was a delayed July meetup) will be a pot luck at Rita and Bob's cottage on the 21st of August.  Due to road construction on the 690, we might meet at Kelvin's place.  Watch this site for news. 
  • Joe Hines related his recent experience competing at a local slalom event. 
  • Various runs were proposed, among them a run to St Martins.
      The club extends it's collective sympathies to Sandra who has broken her foot. Larry is now a chauffeur as Sandra can't drive.
     The gang broke for ice cream at Tingly's following eats and the meeting.

  Bob E.

July Meeting in August

Sorry for being late in getting this meeting together but events took over our schedule.

     Where the trip to Reversing Falls did not work out due weather and low numbers, let's try something closer to home. Let's go for a picnic supper on the Green in Devon for next Wednesday,  August 7 at 5:30. We'll get there early to secure a table. The weather forecast is calling for more seasonal temps and the river setting is beautiful this time of year. After our meeting we'll head up river for a short run to "Skinny's near Mactaquac for an ice cream.

 So don't forget to bring your picnic basket and chairs.

 Hope to see you there.

    Gary and Barb

Visiting Alex

Today Sandi and I visited Alex.  He is not in very good shape.  He is quite weak and experiencing significant pain.  Nevertheless, he was pleased to see us, and is quite lucid.  He seemed to tire easily so we only stayed for a short period.  He still seems to welcome visitors and takes a keen interest in FABAC happenings. 
- Larry & Sandi

Gaspé Trip Update

     We met Tuesday to review the details of the Gaspé trip planned by and to be directed by John D. It's going to be a wonderful trip so if you were on the line in deciding to go now would be the time to make your reservations. As a clarification we will be leaving Fredericton on Friday Aug 16 from the Ramada Inn at 9am. We will be returning to Fredericton on Monday Aug 19th.

      In addition, if the weather forecast is rainy weather while we're at Percé, then the trip will be cancelled. That determination will be made several days in advance to allow for reservation cancellations.

Call or email John if you have any questions.

Gaspé Gang lunch get-together

John has suggested that the gaggle of Gaspé travelers get together for lunch July 30th at 11:30 at the Riverside Resort and Conference Centre out near Mactaquac. We'll probably talk about finalized plans, but mostly use this as an excuse to eat yet again. John didn't mention that he was picking up the tab for this event, so I will assume that he isn't, and that you should bring your wallets.

Heat Wave Experiment

Someday I plan to make a Bimini sun top for my SS like this one for hot days:

Until then, I’ve tried this with my regular top by folding under the rear window. It works! Sun is kept off and wonderful flow of air. No apparent stresses or rubbing. The rear window doesn’t actually touch anything. All seems fine. And cool. 

A visit

I stopped in for visit with Alex at Hospice House after breakfast this morning(Tuesday).  I found him quite alert and talkative.  We spent some time reminiscing about FABAC and British cars in general and talked about our families and some everyday things.  He said he will be ninety-one next October and he and Lise will also celebrate their 61st anniversary. Alex praised Hospice House, looks well and seems to be in a good place emotionally and spiritually.  I know that he enjoys company.
- Phil

Greetings from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

The annual Alfa convention is being presented in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage show and race. I estimate approximately 200-250 British cars on display. More pictures upon my return to Fredericton.