Tour of Kirkham factory, April 23

April 17th, 2016 | Posted in News

Steen has arranged with David Kirkham, owner of Kirkham Motorsports and the builder of EXTREMELY authentic reproduction Cobras, for a tour of the Kirkham facility!

The tour will occur NEXT Saturday, April 23rd. We will meet at 11010 S Redwood Rd at 9am for a 9:30am SHARP departure. If by any chance there is another County-wide Easter Egg hunt, we will, as a secondary meeting place, use the IHC parking lot, a bit south of 11010 S. Redwood Rd. A brief stop at the Chevron in Saratoga Springs for a Drain & Gain, before heading out to the Kirkham location in Provo.

This is a personal tour that has been set up by Steen for the BMCU. David Kirkham is the foremost manufacturer of reproduction kit Cobras in the world. The bodies are made in Poland . As was written in, “The Smoking Tire” magazine, ‘Kirkham Motorsports out of Provo, Utah makes aluminum bodied 427 Cobra replicas by hand. I don’t mean the kit-car definition of “by hand,” I mean the Rolls-Royce definition of “by hand.” That curvaceous body is pounded out using hammers, English wheels, and sweat.’ The finished product “is such a faithful replica that Carroll Shelby himself buys Cobra bodies from Kirkham.”

This has got to be an EPIC event!

BUT WAIT!! THERE’S MORE!!! As if that were not enough to get your interest, how about this. After the Kirkham facility tour, Steen and Wayne are going to be providing a BBQ lunch for us.!!!

FAQ:

Are these real Cobras?   Technically, no.  They are, however, just about as accurate a reproduction as you can find.

Can I meet BMCU at the Kirkham facility?  Absolutely.  We will ask that, if possible, you drive your British vehicle.

What is the address of Kirkham Motorsports?  The address in Provo, is 2575 W.   1680 North

What time will the group arrive at Kirkham Motorsports?  We will be arriving at around 10:30-11am.

Can we bring our kids?   This is a working facility and has relatively very little space, we are asking that children under 16 not attend the tour.

Is there a charge for the BBQ?    No, this is a being generously provided by the Steen and Mortensen families.

What are the directions to the BBQ?  Directions to the BBQ will be given out, with a map, at the Kirkham facility on Saturday.

May I bring a camera and take pictures?  In the past, there has been no restriction to taking photos.  Just share them with BMCU.

Inaugural drive to Fairview and Price

April 17th, 2016 | Posted in Event Reports

Yep, it was DeJa Vu all over again.  After a week of very sketchy weather, Saturday was an awesome day to be driving a British car.  It was just like a couple weeks ago when we had our Eureka Run.  After a group determined that it really was a Triumph engine in the TR, lol, we headed south to Springville to regroup and meet with the members from the south.  From there, we had 16 vehicles and 24 members in our rolling car show.

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Gary Meldrum Memorial

April 5th, 2016 | Posted in Event Reports

The club would like to thank everyone that attended Gary’s memorial and contributed to his funeral expenses. The club donated $100.00. His niece Cindy will be keeping his TR-6 ( Molly) and has told us that she plans on staying active with the club, and will be going on the Memorial trip with us and will be taking over the Poker Run That Gary started last year.

Fairview/Price/Helper, April 16

April 4th, 2016 | Posted in News

Let’s meet at 8am with a 8:30am departure at the southeast corner of the South Towne Mall, 10600 S & State St in Sandy. This is the location we’ve used in the past. We will get onto I-15 for a short run to head East on US Hwy 6 in Spanish Fork, Exit 258. Re- group at the Chevron, on the left, FIRST stoplight, for a quick Drain & Gain. Then east on US Hwy 6 to the Thistle/Hwy 89 junction where we will turn right, south, and on to Fairview. Entering Fairview, there will be a stop at the Chevron for a regroup, Drain & Gain, and meet up with our guides, Doug & Peggy Wright, who will lead us to our eventual lunch stop.

Then we will head this way: http://mapq.st/1ysJWek.

We will be making a stop at the Skyline Overlook to regroup. There is a rest stop at Mammoth Lake with an information kiosk telling about the great mammoth discov- ered on this site. Continuing down the canyon, we will stop at Crandall Canyon Mine Memorial: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=3945838. From there we will continue down to the town of Huntington to HWY 10 and head North to Price for lunch at Groggs Pinnacle Brewing: http://www.groggspinnaclebrewing.com/ordereze/1000/Page.aspx.

From Price, there are a number of paths that can be taken back to the city. We would continue on this route with anyone if this is the way they choose.

This takes you back to US6 to US191 up Indian Canyon, to Emma Park Road and back to US6 and on to the Scofield turnoff, HWY96 to HWY264 then back down Fairview Canyon. If they wish, they can continue up US191 to Duchesne then West on US40 to Heber City or where ever they want.

Eureka!

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in Event Reports

The weather for the Eureka Run turned out to be pretty darn nice, considering that we experienced snow earlier in the week. Everything was coming together for a trouble free drive when I received this email at 9:50am Saturday:

“There is an Easter egg hunt at the starting point.”
“Half of the children in the valley including all of their family members cars are lining the street.”

Wow, was Ritt ever correct. As we rounded the corner onto Redwood Rd from 106th South, it looked like an ant hill had been kicked over. There were cars parked every where, people were walking and running with their children, it looked like total chaos! The park where we normally gather was jammed with people, cars, trucks, even fire trucks! But of course, it’s the day before Easter and this had to be one of the LARGEST Easter Egg Hunts in the valley! It had never crossed my mind that this would/could happen.

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