BMCU Urban Cruise, September 5

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in News

You and yours are invited to join the BMCU gang for a holiday cruise around scenic and historic Salt Lake Valley.  The event will be on Monday, September 5th (Labor Day).

Join us for morning pastry at the Smith’s at 402 E. 6th Avenue (corner of E Street and 6th Ave.). We plan to meet at 9 a.m.  and start the cruise around 9:30.  By the way it will be BYOB.

The final destination is TBD.

Trapper’s Loop

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Event Reports

WOW, hardly expresses what we felt in regards to Sunday’s Trapper’s Loop Drive.  The weather in the morning was PERFECT for a run up the canyons.  Sure, we had a few bicycles to contend with in Emigration Canyon, but even they could not take the smiles off our faces.  When we made our scheduled Drain & Gain stop in Morgan, I think everyone would have liked to just continue driving; it was that PERFECT.

The clear, smooth, winding roads, along with the excellent temperature and sunshine, made this one of the best drives I’ve been on with the BMCU.   I believe that the other 34 participants in our group of 21 vehicles would back me up on that statement.   Snowbasin was also really nice.  It is so pretty up there.  The food, although a bit pricey, was very good and the lodge is incredible.

The trip home was uneventful even if the temps had now reached the area where our LBCs were getting close to engine temp limits.  I only took a few pictures as several others were also making a visual recording of the day.  To those folks, please post them so we can see what you saw.

Our next scheduled driving event is Labor Day, Sept 5, the State St Cruise.  Marty will be having more info regarding the Cruise on this Group site.

Great sunset drive!

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Event Reports

Thank you Roger and Jill Davis, Charles and Louise Edington, Larry Farmington, Jerry Gill, Marty and Wendy Nuetzel for making the Sunset Cruise a success.  We had some delicious food, most chose the traditional British option of the fish and chips. I couldn’t keep my eyes off Roger and Jill’s baked chocolate chip cookie desert, it looked delicious! We were all disappointed to hear that Hoppers had discontinued the homemade root beer and cream soda. I guess it had been a while since anyone had dined there.

We arrived at the overlook on Wasatch Blvd. just in time to watch the sun set and to see a stunning display of lightning, as the Lightning was getting closer and more powerful we chose to call it a night. Thank you again for making this last minute impromptu event a success!

-Ritt Bowen.

Memorial Day trip to Torrey, May 2017

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News

OK, now that your curiosity is peaked (hey, you’re reading this) the following is VERY IMPORTANT information that you need to know IF you are planning on going with the BMCU on our Memorial Day Tour 2017 to Torrey, UT.  The dates are May 27 – 29.  This Tour is one of our most popular drives, so NOW is your time to act if you want to go on the Tour and stay with us at the Red Sands Hotel.   Check out their website:

The hotel, where there is a block of rooms (15) have been reserved, is the Red Sands Hotel in Torrey.  670 East Highway 24, Torrey, UT 84775.

  • The rate is $98/night plus tax
  • There is a 30 day cancellation policy for us to get this rate.   NO 24 HR CANCELLATION.
  • We will have RESERVED, paved, parking so that no other unappreciative tourist will bang into our LBCs.
  • The Red Sands Hotel is working on an  arrival party  for us!

Ready to make your reservation?  Here’s what you do:

  1. Call Kelli Hansen at the Red Sands Hotel 435-425-3688 and mention that you are with the British Motor Club of Utah.
  2. Have your credit card handy.

So where does the gestation period come into play with all of this?   Well, its NINE months +/- until we head for Torry!!!

Sunday drive up Trapper’s Loop, 8/21

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in News

It has been too long since we’ve had a scheduled event.   Clear back to July 1st and that is WAY to long to go without seeing our fellow BMCU members/friends.

So, here’s the skinny.   Meet at the east parking lot of the Hogle Zoo, this Sunday, Aug 21st 2016, at 9am for a 9:30am departure.   You’re going to LOVE this drive!

Valley too hot for you?   That’s great because Jim is going to lead us UP Emigration to cooler temps.  We will continue UP to the top of East Canyon, before a leisurely drop down to the friendly town of Morgan.   A perfect spot for a Drain & Gain before heading on the surprisingly pretty, winding frontage road, to the Trapper’s  Loop road.   Then up Trapper’s Loop to more cool, refreshing air.  At the top of the pass, Jim will take us to Snowbasin where you can purchase a lunch at Earl’s.

There is a Blues, Brews & BBQ event that runs all summer and is free!   You may stay as long as you like.  Check with other members for return routes.  The most popular course is probably a retracing of the route back to the Zoo.  So make your arrangements and hook up with other members for your return.

See you this Sunday morning!

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