Club History

Our club was founded in 2003 as the British Car Club of Northeast Pennsylvania. After many Saturday afternoon get-togethers at Euromoto Import Auto Sales in La Plume, the group — that sometimes and from time to time consisted of Norm Bourcier, Bill Demkovitch, Harry Ware, Bill Shamonsky, Jim Fox and Jeff Kiefer — kept wishing they had a local car club and show for British car enthusiasts in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. So, they thought, why not start one?

The club’s first meeting was held at Ben Mar Restaurant, Carbondale, and the club’s creation and its ultimate success was the result of the collaborative effort of a group of dedicated and like-minded individuals who share a common interest and goal. The first meeting was attended by Bruce Decker, Jeff Decker, Bill Demkovich, Bayard Denoie, the late Al Lipperini, Ron Roberts, Donn Shepard, Carl Lucas, Bill Shamonsky, Norm Bourcier, Bob Petras, and Harry Ware. This meeting was an attempt to start and build what is now known as the British Car Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The club is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of the British auto. The annual dues are $25, with a discount of $5 if paid by February 28. Membership now stands at almost 100. Members receive a monthly newsletter. You are welcome to join us!

BCCNEPA is affiliated with and is a chapter of the North American MGA Register.

Our club meets the third Thursday of each month except December. The location of each meeting is posted in the club events calendar, and a reminder is also sent out by email. We meet for food and drinks at 6 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.

Our annual club events are our holiday party in February, our club picnic in May after driving in the Clarks Summit Memorial Day parade, and periodic club “dinner drives” scheduled through the year. Some meetings are tech sessions, and we also participate in car rallies and in many local and national car shows put on by other car clubs.

Club members are encouraged to bring new ideas to the meetings. We welcome you to become part of the British Car Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania and enjoy all of our planned events.