The Loop Run Re-Run Wrap-up

One again the founding event of the BMCU was run on a beautiful day August 20. A good turnout at the South Town Mall left at 10 AM to see what changes were to be had on the east side frontage road between the mall and the Alpine road into Highland. Sure enough there were more detours and closures as the city continues to expand, but at least we avoided the unintentional tour of Sandy neighborhoods.

Heading into alpine after a brief and rare trip on I-15, we were amazed by the number of giant homes on tiny lots in the dry farms of Alpine. The road at the Chevron coffee exchange is now 4 lanes each way! After a brief pause, we continued up the canyon (after conning the gate people once again) an on up the beautiful canyon. We encountered several folks on the way up, but not too bad, and lots of old guys on new Harleys heading down. On up the perpetual construction zone in Provo canyon to a new route into Heber via Midway (much nicer) and Bingo we were there.

The picnic and raffle are really something you must experience to appreciate, as a few of the members get to ruin their reputations each year and host the raffle, this years trio; The Rat Pack of Frank (Mark), Dino (Rob), and Sammy (Gary), entertained the crowd as they raffled off some excellent gifts offered up by our generous donors. Some humor laced with barbs accompanied the raffle. New members were perhaps a little taken back, but they'll learn it's part of our club. After the raffle a hardy few continued on the after raffle trip to Park City as is tradition, with only two of completing the final triumphant smoking idle down main street, to be chased off by the local constabulatory.

Sincere thanks (and patronage, please, members!) are extended to our generous donors, including: Abingdon Spares, Antique Auto Battery, Bailey's Service, British Wire Wheel, British Wiring, Checker Auto Parts, Classic Industries, Classic Motor Sports, Coker Tire, Eastwood, Gardiner Wescott Stainless and Chrome Fasteners, Griot's Garage, Hemmings Motor News, Mitch Johnson, Kaysville Checker Auto, Koni Shocks, Layton Checker Auto, Little British Car Co., Moss Motors, Rainbow / Peppermill Hotel and Casino, TP Tools, Victoria British, Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino, and XKs Unlimited.

Thanks to all who attended, old new members, for a great time.

Rob Green (Dino)

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