BMCU Struts Its Struts (and Other Components) At Field Day

The day was beautiful, and the turn out was excellent for this year's British Field Day in Salt Lake City's Pioneer Park. Mitch Johnson arrived early and staked out a prime row along the eastern perimeter (those military guys really know how to secure a perimeter). Along side the BMCU Boutique tent were Mitch's Spitfire, the Inman's Hyacinth, and a great turn out of MG A's including Bill and Julie Van Moorhem's coupe, driven all the way from Klamath Falls OR for the event. And oh yes, the Lindstrom's XK120 open two seater made its debut after four years of parts chasing and cheque writing.

Jon Hermance once again presided over the autocross course, on which the top time was 17.2 seconds by Bob Andersons' son, driving Ed Oblatt's Lotus Super 7, followed by Bill Rhinehart's race prepared Mini in the very low nineteens. As always, there were fine turn outs by other British vehicle clubs, including the Bonneville Austin Healey club, the British Bike Club of Utah, the Mini club, the Sunbeam club, and the Wasatch Mountain Jaguar Register.

The Utah British Isles Association provided music, dance, food, and even cricket lessons -- which reminded me of baseball in my youth: no gloves, and a fence slat for a bat.

This year the event benefited the food pantry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which helps many families and individuals in need. St. Paul's turned out a legion of volunteers, who kept all the administrative and logistical wheels turning smoothly. There were ample volunteers from BMCU the night before, and after the event, for set up and take down -- thanks guys and gals!

Bill Davis, Bruce Schilling, Duff Lawson, and the other Field Day committee members deserve thanks and kudos for keeping this great tradition alive and well.

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