Car Shows and Parades!
The 4th of July is almost upon us. There several car shows and parades to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, and this year we have two on the schedule-one old, and one new to the BMCU
Sandy Car Show and Parade. Although we have had this event on our event list for months, we have been unable to get firm information until recently. The car show has been our focus and it keeps getting passed around to different organizations to put it on. This year it is being handled by B98.7 radio. Here is the event info:
The car show will be held on the 4th at the Sandy City government center on 10000S and Centennial Parkway (a little west of State St.). Originally the show was to be limited to only 30 cars. After some complaining from yours truly, we can bring as many cars as we like. I also whined about the $20 entrance fee and got that reduced to $10. Included in your entry fee is a dash plaque and maybe (unknown at this time) a t-shirt.
Sign up is easy. I can send you a form. You can send it to me or bring it to the show on the 4th. At this time there is only 1 foreign car division to take care of everyone. But as last year, if we get enough pre registrations for our cars, they will give us a second division. For this reason, it is better to send me your completed forms and a check for the entry fee.
Show hours are as follows: Registration from 8-10 AM, judging from 10 AM-3 PM. Awards at 3:30 PM.
This show is always a bunch of fun. You need to bring shade and cool drinks as it will be hot. There will be lots of custom cars of all types and with them a lot of folks who will appreciate the work you have put into your cars. We always have prize winners from the club and this year should be no exception. Let's make a strong showing in Sandy again this year.
If you want to be in the show, please call me at 947-9480 or 947-5750 for the form.
Now for the parade. The deadline was the 15th, but I just got the info today from Sandy City as the radio station in charge of the car show promised and promised to send me the stuff and never did. The parade route is short. It basically goes around the civic center area and calls it a day. It is in the evening so, it's not so hard on the cars or the drivers. Misc. vehicle entries are not allowed by the parade committee.
We have to enter as a club. Therefore, I will act as entry coordinator for those who would like to participate.
The parade assembles at 4:00 PM is and the first entry starts the parade at 6 PM. Entry is free. If you are in the show you may want to be in the parade, as well, but it is not mandatory. You can elect to be in one or the other or both. If you have to prioritize, try to make the show.
Sorry for the lateness of all this, but it could not be helped. In spite of this, we can make a good showing at the car show again this year and hog all the prizes!
Call me (947-9480) or e-mail email@example.com for additional information and forms. (It's a city function-they gotta have forms!).
Kearns Hometown Days Parade. The BMCU has been invited to enter some cars to run in the Kearns Hometown Days Parade on Sat. July 7. The parade starts at 10 AM.
Entrants are to be pre registered and must arrive for check in between 7:30 & 8:30 AM on the 7th. There is no entry fee, but there are awards.
Want to join the parade? Please send an e-mail to Bill Robinson indicating your wish to participate. Bill will send you the entry form and parade rules.
Entry deadline is June 20. Let's see if we can get a few cars to show off our club.
For more information, call Bill at 801-947-9480 any time or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club 90 Night
After two successful years of showing our cars and enjoying a good dinner at Sandy's Club 90, we are ready for the event again in July. The date in the Lucas calendar had to be changed and is now set for Wednesday, July 11.
This year, we will take part in Club 90's classic car night with classics of all kinds. There will be a live DJ and extra events throughout the evening. The club manager told us he would have a special steak and lobster dinner while they last for only $12.95. Although the evening officially starts at 6 PM, the action starts early, so the sooner you can get there, the better. We'll try to have our British cars grouped together, but that will only happen if you let me know that you are coming and you will need to get there early. Randy expects at least 100 cars. Shine up the car and bring your appetite, Wednesday, July 11 to Sandy's Club 90, 9065S 150W. Take I-15 to 90th South, go east to the first light and turn right. The club is on the left. If you are coming via State Street, go to 90th South and head west to the light, then left. The club is behind the Arby's next to the State Liquor store. This event is free and open to all. Your only expense will be anything that you purchase at the club in the way of refreshments or food. If you have any questions, call Bill Robinson at 947-9480. See you there!
There will be an Antique Car Show at Christus St. Joseph Villa. The Villa is a long term care and rehab facility run by Catholic charities. The details are:
Christus St. Joseph Villa
1940 S. 500 E.
11:30am on Saturday, June 30
The featured era is the 1950's, but all vintages are welcome.There is no fee, and lunch is available. If you have questions, call Sandy or me at 532-1259, or send email to email@example.com. Gary
I've received the following info on a couple of upcoming car shows. I thought others in the Club might be interested:
Creampuffs 2001 - All Classes Vehicle Showcase
Saturday, August 4
3330 Wall Ave Ogden
Participants voting for top 15 vehicles of show. Registration fee only $5.00. Contact Dean's Automotive 801-394-9375 for more details.
Under the Stars Car Show
Saturday, August 11
Fisher Park, Clearfield (Exit 336 W off I-15)
Registration 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Show starts at 4:00
This is a great show (approximately
400 cars of all varieties). About 5 British cars appeared the
past two years, and 3 or 4 of them took awards. Our British cars
are very much respected and appreciated. This is a great opportunity
especially for those who live in the North to participate in a
great show and not have to make the long drive to Salt Lake. It'd
be really great if we could get a good showing of British cars!!!!
10th Annual British Field Day
The 10th Annual British Field Day car show event held Saturday, June 9th was a huge success! On behalf of the British Field Day Committee, the Center for Family Development and the Food Pantry, I'd like to thank everyone who brought their cars and who contributed their enthusiasm to this year's event.
We couldn't have asked for better weather or a better turnout. All in all, we had 99 cars and 29 motorcycles register, not to mention the bikes brought by Classic Cycle. This is the largest number of cars and bikes for this event. I believe everyone thoroughly enjoyed himself or herself, whether you were brave of heart and tried the road course or just enjoyed mingling among the cars and talking shop with other car owners.
Special Thanks. I'd like to thank everyone who donated items for the raffle:
British Car Magazine
Dairy Queen in Sandy
Sharon Forster Photography
Hemmings Motor News
Jamie Williams, hair specialist
The Roadster Factory
The Spa Club
Vintage Jag Works
The Westerner Club
Duff Lawson was the highest bidder
on the quilt.
Thanks again to everyone for his or her strong support. And a special thanks to all those that volunteered and helped set-up, man the entrances, raffle and registration tables and helped us to tear down. Without your help, this would not have been as fun and successful.
British Field Day Committee Chairperson
Trial Lake Run
Ever been to Trial Lake? It's a beautiful little lake in the Unitas. And the scenery getting there is as beautiful as the lake itself.
Now that your imagination is working, think about a cool summer drive through the mountains and toward the lake along one of the most scenic roads in Utah.
We will meet up on Saturday, July 14 at 9:00 am in the Wal-Mart parking lot at Kimball Junction. To get there, exit from I-80 at Highway 224 to Park City at Kimball Junction, exit number 145. Turn west at the first light after the exit, drive past the McDonald's, and then turn left into the Wal-Mart parking lot. If you drive past the the Factory Stores shopping mall, you've gone too far.
Bring a picnic lunch, and, of course, your British car. Get your car ready for a wonderful drive!
Heber Valley Parade . Don't forget the Heber Valley Parade coming up on Saturday, August 4th. The parade runs down Main street-a short, fun parade.
Originally, we had planned to combine this parade with a ride on the Heber Valley Railroad, but the schedules are such that you'd have to wait 2-3 hours or more between the two. So, the train ride is cancelled for the parade, but we may coordinate it with the Alpine Loop run .
We will meet at the Smith's grocery store at the north end of Main street in Heber (just as you enter town on east bound I-40) at 3:30 pm on Saturday, August 4th. The parade starts about 4:30 or so, but like most parades, there's some gathering up time involved. After the parade, we can meet somewhere for dinner if the group wants to do so.
For more information, call Doug Wimer at 435-654-2117.
August Social. It seems we have a social in the months that start with an A. Bruce Schilling will host a social at his home on Saturday, August 11th. Bruce's house is located at 917 East Mill Creek Way.
Come join the fun and great conversation with the club! For more info, call Bruce at 486-0425.
Alpine Loop. This is a club favorite! Look for details in the next newsletter.
By Mitch Johnson
As in, are you going? There's lots of Spits and TRs in the club, so hopefully, we'll have a great showing at the VTR 2001.
VTR 2001 is in Breckenridge, Colorado, August 22-25. If anyone would like to contact me to make arrangements to caravan over, I would be glad to try to coordinate. I know we have several folks planning to go, and it would be nice to know who and when, if not just to keep an eye out for each other!
Jerry Lloyd, a Triumph owner from Seattle, and several members of their club are driving to the VTR and will stay over in Salt Lake City on the night of August 20th. They will be staying at the Quality Inn-Mid valley (801-268-2533) and will roll out at 8:30 am sharp the next morning for Craig, CO, via backroads.
Jerry and I have exchanged emails, and he's cordially invited us to hook up with the Seattle group at the Quality Inn Midvalley, 4465 South Century Drive in Murray. We can meet up with them on August 20 for dinner, and meet up for the drive to the VTR on August 21 at 8:00 am in the hotel parking lot.
The Seattle group has a web site, www.tyeetriumph.org, that details the route they intend to take, including hotel reservations along the way.
If you would like to join us, please call Mitch Johnson at 801-547-1087 in Kaysville and I'll give you the details.
Being at the height of the Brit-car driving season, there's several events that have come to my attention, mostly by way of club members or other clubs.
One such meet is MG 2001 in St. Paul, MN on July 2-6. This is a large all-MG event coordinated by the MG registers: NAMMMR, NEMGTR, NAMGAR, NAMGBR, and AMGCR. These events only happen once every 5 years. It's a little late to make up your mind, but just in case, you can visit www.mg2001.com, or call 614-899-2394.
Dr. Dave Hobsen tells of a great British Car Meet on the Monterey Peninsula in CA on August 26. He attended once before, and was impressed with the many beautifully restored cars, as well as some very pleasant owners. And of course the scenery on the Monterey Peninsula is spectacular. And cool! (Expect temperatures in the 60's both day and night.)
The meet is the week end following the Pebble Beach concours, Laguna Seca historic car races, etc. (Might make a great 10 day trip!). For more information, contact Rich Saylor at (831) 646-1066.
The British Automobile Owner's Association of Albuquerque, NM is holding its 11th Annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Rendezvous on September 21, 22, and 23 2001 in Raton, NM. This is billed as the "Southwest's Premier British Motorcar Event." For more information, contact Andrea and Kevin Kittle at 505-345-4207.
For the well-traveled Brit-car enthusiast, there's the annual British Carmeet in Borgholm, Sweden on August 3-5, 2001. You can visit the website at www.british.carmeet.oland.com or call Stefan Ahlgren, 0485-126 28.
Finally, if you have the first and second Sunday in October open, you can attend either the San Diego British Car Days in Bonsal, CA (1st Sunday, 619-442-2794) or the Los Angeles British Car Meet in Woodley Park, Los Angeles, CA (2nd Sunday, 310-392-6605).
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