Last Thursday, March 18th, we had 19 folks (including 3 potential members) at the chapter meeting at the Abita Brew Pub, the first since the pandemic shutdown last June and an all-time record attendance for our group. We enjoyed the excellent company and catching up with everyone as well as Colin and Cliff’s report on the 2020 Amelia Island Concours.

Several members reported on recent work on their cars. Colin has been working on his Alpine; had the radiator serviced and replaced the water pump, negative battery cable, gas tank vent and filler pipes. Benny installed 2 SUs on his Spitfire to replace the US spec 2-barrel carb. David is replacing the thermostat on his MGB-GT and talked about a visit to A-to-Z Salvage yard in Albany. Cort worked on the head seals of his Morgan and got some period correct tires as well.

Saturday March 20th, 18 folks (another record) attended Cars & Coffee at Reiger’s on the Trace in Mandeville. In lieu of a drive afterward, Benny, Wiley, Cliff, Hugh, and Colin put their cars up on Jimmie and Debbie’s lift and wrenched, oiled, and greased our underbellies. Robert, Mike, Terry, Debbie, Richard, and everyone else provided extra hands, advice, commentary, and camaraderie. Jimmie worked the lift and provided whatever tools we needed.

A splendid time was had by all. The Northshore chapter is back full-time and rolling.

Colin McCormick
Mandeville, LA

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