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Antelope Island, soaking up the sun (and a few bugs)

Here’s a BIG thanks to all the members who came out on a beautiful Saturday to enjoy the Antelope Island Run and get lei-ed. The sign-in book shows that there were at least 33 VEHICLES and 51 PEOPLE who went on Island time!

An extra thanks to Paul, Larry, Mary & Rob and Ritt for helping make this one of the best Antelope Island Runs, EVER!

For those that missed out on this awesome drive, the BMCU has another sweet cruise coming up on May 6th, the Coalville/Taggart’s run.

Thanks to all who made the Antelope Island Run “miles with smiles.”

Aloha & mahalo!

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No Fairview run, now heading to Antelope Island instead on April 22

We have a change in our schedule. THE FAIRVIEW/HELPER RUN WILL NOT BE HELD ON APRIL 22.

The weather over the Skyline Pass has been determined to not be LBC friendly, at this time.

Instead, we will be substituting a run to Antelope Island on that date, 22 April. We have not been to the Island for a couple of years, so this will be a good time to make the run.

The SL and points South meeting place is now Warm Springs Park parking Lot on 300 West and approximately 800 North in Salt Lake City, behind a large brick building.   This used to be the Children’s Museum.

Gather, on April 22, at the Warm Springs Park lot at 9:30am for a 10:00am departure for Antelope Island.  We will take 100% surface streets with speeds not exceeding 55 mph and most in the 35-45 mph range.   This is a great drive if you, like me, are a fan of lower speeds and closer to home events.

Northerners, meet at the lot just west of Burger King in Layton (2010 N Main)  This is in the Northwest corner of the Antelope, Main St intersection.  We will all meet there at approximately 11am.   From there it is a quick jaunt to Antelope Island.   Remember, Antelope Island is a Utah State park and there is an admission fee; $10/car or $5/car for seniors.    

Bring your lunch for our picnic at the Garr Ranch.  There are no concessions at the ranch, so bring what you’d like to drink, also.

The views of the Wasatch Front are spectacular from Antelope Island.  Be sure to bring your camera for pictures of the bison that are often close to or on the road!

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Tech Session with WMJR, April 15

BMCU members are cordially invited to a Wasatch Mountain Jaguar Register Tech Session on brakes at 10am on Saturday April 15.

It will be given by long time WMJR and BMCU member J Jennings, at his home in Murray, 6046 Fontaine Bleu Drive. This is on a cul-de-sac with 2 houses just off Vine St. Home phone number is 801-274-2671.

Bring your brake issues for J and the assembled multitude to resolve.

However, if the brakes on the car you are driving are the issue please do not attempt parking in their driveway. (Small joke.)

–Gary

p.s. No tax questions allowed.

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Tech Session, April 29

Its time again for a tech day!

  • Where: 4325 Garden Drive Millcreek
  • When: April 29 at 8:30 am till we all quit chatting and go home

So what will we be learning about Well Denis will be doing a demo on body leading a fast becoming a lost art since bondo hit the scene. You will also be able to gaze at an on going frame up restoration of a tr6 and what it takes to sand blast and paint a MG TD frame. Then Rich will show how he makes that delaminating dash board look just like the factory just installed it. And if that’s not enough I invite any one that would like to do a demonstration of any thing they feel the group would like to enjoy.

Let Rich know if there is any problem you have you would like to get some information on I’m sure we can find lots of guys with input. Also bring out all those parts left over or bought by mistake and lets swap them off or find a good home for them.

There is plenty of parking So bring your LBC and lets have a informal little car show for my neighbors.

-Rich

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First Annual Gary Meldrum Eureka Run

Would wet weather keep you from taking your LBC on a BMCU drive?   If you answered “yes,” you may be surprised to find yourself in the minority.

Amazed as you may be at this fact, there were 18 member vehicles on the First Annual Gary Meldrum Eureka Run!!!    That also means that we had 27 members enjoying a great drive and excellent food at B’s Western BBQ in Eureka.

Now comes the MOST AMAZING THING.  I checked the Sign-in Book from last year’s Eureka Run and I had to count twice to make sure what I saw was correct:   19 vehicles and 27 members!!!!!

We gathered at 10am, under umbrellas, in the rain.  Incredibly, there was a lot of smiling and laughter.  Ritt’s Andrew found it fun to run and try to stay dry between the umbrellas.      Here’s something else that was interesting.  As we headed south from Saratoga Springs, the rain stopped and the road dried!   This made the drive much more enjoyable for everyone.   Sure, coming home was entirely in the rain as some members continued on the loop and returned through Tooele and others retraced the original route to Eureka.

Never let it be said that a little rain or bad weather will keep the BMCU members from having a good time with their British Iron.

BTW,  if you have pictures that you took of the drive, please post them here or send them to Rob Foye, our Newsletter Editor.

Thanks to the 27 hearty souls that enjoyed a fun day on the First Annual Gary Meldrum Eureka Run.