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BMCU Urban Cruise, September 5

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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.

Memorial Day trip to Torrey, May 2017

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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:   www.redsandshotel.com/home-page-red-sands

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

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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!

Impromptu drive, Sunday August 7

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

The unfortunate circumstances following the fire season bring some wonderful sunsets to the Wasatch front. For this impromptu drive we will meet at Hoppers brewpub at 6:45 for some delicious grub 🍽 & a pint ($2.50 pints on Sunday’s). For those of you that aren’t barley soup drinkers, Hoppers offers some great handcrafted root beer & cream soda or your choice of fountain drink. In traditional English fashion, I recommend the fish&chips! (Link to the full menu below)

Following dinner, we will venture east on 7200south turning left at the mouth of Big Cottonwood canyon (Wasatch Blvd.) then turn right just after the quarry continuing on Wasatch Blvd. until we will find the large parking area with a glorious view of the smoke filled valley & impending sunset.

Hoppers would appreciate an estimated headcount to ensure table availability. Please reply back to me if you plan to attend (& how many) so I can notify them Sunday morning of an estimated attendance. Last minute attendees are always welcome so if you forget to reply, no biggie, we’ll see you there.

Where: Hoppers Brewpub
890 East Fort Union Blvd. (7200so)
When: Sunday, 08/07/1016 at 6:45pm (this Sunday)

Hoppers Menu: http://www.hoppersbrewpub.com/assets/uploads/menus/menu.pdf

Estimated arrival time to see the sunset: 8:00 – 8:15, sun will set just after 8:30pm.

Always follow the STRICT club rules: show up, have fun.

Cache Valley Cruise In, July 1

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Yes, there is only a little more than a week until Field Day, but what you may REALLY want to be thinking about, is the Tiny Tour to Logan for the Cache Valley Cruise In on July 1st.    If you are on a car show overload from Field Day, then give some SERIOUS thought to participating in our FIRST Tiny Tour to Logan for possibly Utah’s largest car show.  Avoid the show crowds and go for a nice, peaceful, Summer’s evening drive.

You’ve always wanted to go on one of our Memorial Day Tours but didn’t want to spend that much time.   This is THE ticket!    We will leave the SLC area Friday afternoon and drive to Logan, using much of the same route that the Memorial Day Tour used; north out of Brigham City and using back roads, drop into Logan from the west.   This is one of the best kept secrets for scenic drives in Utah.

Friday evening, check into a hotel of your choice (Jill and I are staying at the BW Baugh) and enjoy a peaceful night in Logan.   Please make your reservations ASAP.  Word has it that the hotels in and around Logan fill up quickly and you may not want to be sleeping in or next to your car some where!   So make your hotel reservations NOW.

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