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Tour of Kirkham factory, April 23

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

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.!!!


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.

Fairview/Price/Helper, April 16

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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:

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: 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:

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.

Drive to Eureka, March 26

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

If there weren’t changes in the weather, Utah would be a pretty boring place to live. As I write this, the prediction is for snow down to the valley floor, Tuesday. I guess that is the price we have to pay for the previous awesome, warm, Spring days.

But have no fear! Will will have our run to Eureka this coming Saturday, March 26. We will meet at the park in South Jordan at 11010 S. Redwood Rd. The time to meet is 10am. This is the park that we have used in the past for other runs and our Annual Memorial Day Tours to Southern Utah. The sun will be up and the temperature rising. Looks like it will be a bit cool, but you know what? Our British cars were designed for these temperatures. PERFECT!!!!

We will depart the park at 10:30am and proceed south on Redwood Rd. The first stop (other than stop lights) will come approximately 30 minutes later when we pull into the Chevron in Saratoga Springs to meet up with the Utah County contingent and for a restroom break. When we depart the Chevron, get ready for a beautiful, winding road through the foothills of Lake Mountain. An easy right hand turn onto the US 6 highway and we are only minutes away from our Eureka destination. The cooler weather will keep our LBC engines happy. Hey, they might even think that they are back in jolly old England!

B’s Hangout, right across the street from the High School, is where we will have lunch. It is a brand new building in the old mining town of Eureka. Eureka was founded in 1870 when ore was found there. In 1871 the first permanent buildings were built. The town’s elevation is 6430′ ASL and has over 700 residents.

Come and join us on a run that is close to home, yet the atmosphere is like miles away.

St Paddy’s Day Brunch, March 20 11 am

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

The BMCU, like all organizations, has rules that we must abide by. Rule #1 is that you must show up. Rule #2 is that you must have fun. There is also an unwritten rule that we make efforts to obey, and that is each event, be it driving or social, must include FOOD!!!

Our St Paddy’s Day Brunch, at 11am , at McCool’s, 1400 S. Foothhill Blvd, in SLC, Sunday, March 20th (that’s this Sunday) is definitely in accordance with this unwritten rule. In fact, that last sentence qualifies because it is a mouthful, just to read.

The weather is going to be fantastic , so fire up your old hot rod, don some green and join us for our annual kick off event of the season. Hurry, but don’t speed and join us to tell lies about what you’ve been doing all Winter. Let’s hear the sweet music of those British motors as we begin with a cool social event. Get yourself out of bed, get cleaned up and cruise on over to McCools. If your car isn’t drivable yet , no worries, hope in your backup daily driver and come have brunch with your BMCU friends.

I’m certain that some of the discussions will be about who wants to go on an impromptu drive and where to go. Put your thinking cap on, and write down your ideas so that you don’t forget them.

Come check out my new, BRIGHT, attention getting tail lights. I think they are the bomb. If you are behind me and you don’t see my brake lights, then I’ll know for certain that you are asleep at the wheel.

SUNDAY, 11am, McCOOL’s, 1400 S Foothill Blvd in SLC. Y’all ready for this? It’s time to get this party started!

Annual Planning Meeting, February 6 at 6 pm

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The evening of February 6th is a date that you’ll want to reserve.   That is the date of our 2016 Planning/potluck dinner.

So choose a food item you’d like to share, bring your ideas for some BMCU events, and enjoy discussing what and when we will be getting together for the coming driving season!

When:   Saturday, Feb 6th, 6pm
Where:  6876 South Highland Dr (2000 East), Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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