Annual Christmas Brunch December 15, 2019

British Car Club Christmas Luncheon December 19, 2017

Next to the  All British Car Day, the club’s Christmas Brunch is the biggest event of the year. Beginning with a Hawaiian style road trip, with a fantastic brunch at a beautiful beachside estate on the North Shore, and followed by a buffet of raffle prizes.

Here is everything you need to know from how to RSVP and pay for the brunch, how to get there, and how to renew your membership for the next year.

Speaking of renewing your membership … this is an excellent time to write one check for both the brunch and next year’s membership.

If you are on the fence about renewing for another year, consider the perks of being a member; free maintenance on all your British Cars; a bunch of lifetime friends you can’t find anywhere else; fun events during the year including All British Car Day, and the Christmas Brunch with a raffle ticket possibly worth more than the price of an annual membership. Sort of a no-brainer if you ask me.

RSVP for the brunch by sending your payment to treasurer Dave Luengen. More information and mailing address below.

Below is the menu for this year’s English Tea themed brunch hosted by Joshua Greig. If you have attended any of his previous events, you know how lucky we are to have him step up and take on this event.

In the past, we have convoyed up the coast to Joshua’s house (a safety in numbers thing) and this year is no exception. It’s the closest thing to a road-trip and a beautiful drive. The meeting times and address are at the end of this email. I hope to see everyone there and look forward to another year of membership with all of you.

One more small detail. The Christmas brunch has always been an opportunity for a “changing of the guard”. Or in less dramatic terms, the election of club officers for the following year. If you have joined the club within the past decade, you probably have never known any other club officers other than the current bunch. Speaking of long term dedication to the club, secretary and treasurer Dave Luengen has been in his position since the 1980s. If anyone would like to challenge the current slate, or suggest a new position, now is the time to step forward and make your thoughts known. A word of warning … just because you may be absent from this event doesn’t mean you won’t be elected to fill a vacancy. Ask me how I know.

  • Christmas Brunch: $22 per person (which includes one raffle ticket per membership)
  • Family membership: $25
  • Single membership: $20

Make checks payable to BCCH and send them to:

Dave Luengen
91-1138 Lanakoi St
Kapolei  HI 96707


  • Lox’
  • Roast beef finger sandwiches
  • Quiche
  • Deviled eggs
  • Coronation chicken served on salad
  • Individual tiramisu cups
  • White cake petit fours with ruby chocolate buttercream
  • Chocolate petit fours with a chocolate espresso ganache
  • Passion fruit cheese cake tart (passion fruit subject to availability)
  • Lemon tarts with a shortbread crust and grapefruit ganache
  • Assorted drinks
  • An English tea

Meet at Temple Valley Shopping Center between 10:15 and 10:45 before caravanning to Josh’s house

Leave Temple Valley Shopping Center about 10:45

Arrive at Joshua’s about 11:30

Lunch will be served about 12:00


Joshua’s  house is at 55-271 Kamehameha Highway.  Coming from Kaneohe you will pass the Hauula Shopping Center on your left approximately two minutes before arriving at the house. You will pass Pounders Beach Park on your right shortly after and the house is the fourth driveway after the beach park. There will be balloons marking the entrance of the driveway. If you pass the Polynesian Cultural Center you have gone too far.

If you are coming from the North shore you will pass McDonald’s on your right and then the Polynesian Cultural Center, our home will be on the left less than a minute after, balloons will mark the entrance. If you pass by Pounders Beach Park you have gone too far.

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Two months in a row without a tech session. That must be some kind of record. But not to worry my wannabe mechanics. Hang on to your spanners, charge up the fire extinguisher, and get ready to dive into another project.

Tech Session

For next month, plan on meeting at Victor Geminani’s garage in Lanikai to get his Jaguar E-Type on the road. A variety of jobs await the collective wisdom of the club including brakes, installing a new gas tank, and predictably, an ignition issue that will surely come up as soon as the key is turned. 

We begin around 10:00 a.m. and break for lunch around noon. Depending on the progress, or lack of it, we either gloat in our success, or return to the garage and keep fiddling until we tire of defeat and go home, leaving poor Victor to grovel on his own. 

He has promised to fire up the grill but it’s always suggested you bring a beverage of your own. Victor lives at 1237 Aalapapa Drive Kailua (Lanikai). His house is almost at the end of the loop so if you head that way, you will go past his garage on the right.

A word of caution on weekend parking. It is extremely limited, if not impossible, and the parking police are not there to help. There is some room in the yard, but heed the signs if you don’t find a spot on his property. 

Holiday Party

The Christmas Brunch will be held again at Josh’s house on Sunday, December 15th. His family home on the North Shore is the perfect beachfront venue for this event and gets us out of the city for a real road trip sort of drive.

The cost per person will be in the $15 to $20 range, but if you have been to one of these wing dings, you already know the raffle gifts can easily equal the price of admission. Mark your calendars and make sure your old car can make it that far.

As in previous years, we will plan on meeting at the Temple Valley Shopping Center and caravanning up the coast together. In keeping with the phrase “safety in numbers,” we might as travel surrounded by helpful friends and tow ropes. More details when the date gets closer.

Ford vs Ferrari

Remember the club’s last movie night? I don’t either. I’d say we are over due for another one. This time we are going to take it up a notch and plan a real outing to see the new movie, “Ford vs Ferrari”, which is to be released November 15th. It is being offered in super sized IMAX format or regular screen. Either way, even though the link to British cars is sketchy, at best, it will still be a fun movie for a bunch of car guys to experience together. Time and date to follow on this as well. 

It’s a Wheel Deal

Here is another good deal for someone out there. Member Terry Tusher has an offer worth looking at. 

Contact him directly if you are interested: 808-225-2805

I have a deal for you if you own a TR2-4A, MGA, MGB, MGC, Morgan 4/+4, or Austin Healy BN1 – BJ8!

The car they were purchased for, unfortunately, is none of the above and the wheel offset is wrong.  

For Sale:  5 new MWS silver painted, 72-spoke, Heavy Duty, 5×15, wire wheels (Moss Motors #454-665).

My error is your good luck!  

My cost: $300/each + shipping.  Make me an offer I can’t refuse.

The next club meeting will be Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. at Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower Market Place. 

That’s all I have for now. Be sure to give Terry a call about his rims, mark your calendars for the Saturday, November 9th Tech Session, the Christmas Brunch on December 15th, and the next membership meeting on the 12th.