August 25th, 2014 | Posted in News
There have been times this summer when I’ve wondered if someone moved me to the Pacific Northwest — rain, rain, and more rain. Living in a desert as we do the rain is a blessing, but still it does make it less appealing to get out there and drive.
For this year’s Alpine Loop run the rain stayed away and we had a lovely blue sky over us for the day. Starting at the usual mall meeting spot we meandered over the surface roads to the first stop right before entering the Canyon. A big thanks to Roger Davis for figuring out the route — I’m glad I remembered to print up a few copies before leaving the house!
We picked up a few more folks at the south stop and over the loop we drove. The earlier start time seems to be working well, as we had a pretty open drive up and over. We continued on to a new lunch spot this year, at Big Springs Park in South Fork (off Provo Canyon). We set up under the pavilion and had a nice lunch while enjoying the views. After lunch we all went our separate ways to head back home. Next year we’ll organize something a little more specific for the way out, as there are a number of nice roads in the area to explore.
Thanks to all who attended for humoring me with the new lunch spot — a break from tradition, but it seemed to be well received.
August 5th, 2014 | Posted in News
The annual Alpine Loop Run will happen on Saturday August 16, 2014. We will meet at 8:30 AM or so on the east side of the South Towne Mall (take the 106th South exit off I-15 going east, enter the mall parking lot off 106th South or from State Street about a block north of 106th South). We will plan on departing at 9:00 AM.
For those who are coming from down south, we will be stopping at about 9:45 AM for bio-reconditioning at the C-Store and Chevron Station in Alpine just before SR 92 enters Alpine Canyon.
We will be doing something different for lunch this year. When we get to the intersection of SR 92 and 189 in Provo Canyon, we will turn RIGHT and head down Provo Canyon approximately 1 mile to South Fork Road. We’ll turn left on South Fork Road and proceed about 3 miles to Big Springs Park for lunch. This is a lovely little park near the end of South Fork. There are bathrooms but no other facilities so pack a lunch. Best to pack a chair as there are some tables but we can’t guarantee they’ll be available.
After lunch we’ll head up Provo Canyon to Heber/Midway and back to our homes. Should be a nice drive, hope to see you there!
Alpine Loop starting directions
August 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Event Reports
Now was that Hot or was it just Hot! What a fun time for all those that met for this fun event. To my count we had about 11 cars and some silly hats to boot. For those that missed this there were crowds of people all pointing and talking it up lots of ways and shouts. Even another group of car enthusiast with their accompanying tow truck.
Hope to see many more there next year.
July 9th, 2014 | Posted in News
Time for a drive!
Saturday morning we will meet at 9:30 am at the east end of the Hogle Zoo parking lot for a 10:00 departure. The route will be familiar to all, up East Canyon over to Morgan, stop at the Chevron to fuel then over Trapper’s Loop to Pineview, then down Ogden Canyon to the BDO and head for the water tower and just north on 6th to Steiny’s where John and Joey will be looking for us for lunch.
Dust off those cars and come drive with us.
June 17th, 2014 | Posted in News
British Field Day will be held at Liberty Park again this year. It is a time for all British car and motorcycle enthusiasts to get their rigs out of the garage, clean them up and get them running as well as can be expected. All British cars and bikes in any condition from 100-point restorations to works-in-progress or an old daily beater are welcome. The more the merrier!
There is something new this year in the food department that will enhance the Englishness of our event. Volunteers from the Liberty Wells CC will be serving a full English breakfast and Fish & Chips for lunch! All cooked on site and fresh as can be. To ensure that you can partake in these delicacies, we are asking folks to RSVP for either or both to BFDUtah@gmail.com. This way we will know how many meals to prepare.
Registration starts at 8 AM. We hope to have most bikes and cars in place by 9 AM and we encourage folks displaying vehicles to try to stay until 3 PM, but if you are late and can only make it for a couple of hours, that’s fine too! The registration fee is $10 per bike or car. A $5 donation is requested per adult. Kids 12 and under are free.
Volunteers are requested to help set up on Friday, June 20th at 6:00PM. If you can help, please bring a hammer, stapler, gloves, etc.