Impromptu drive brought many of us out

November 20th, 2016 | Posted in Event Reports


When we first thought to do an impromptu drive/brunch on Thursday night, we figured that we may have three or maybe four people show up.   With only the 24 hour notice, our expectations were not very high.

What happened was AMAZING!!!    At my last count, there were at least 15 LBCs and probably a few more that I didn’t count.   We even had three new members join us: John and Daphne in their beautiful Triumph Spitfire and Ed Schuyler in his immaculate Sunbeam Alpine!!!   As predicted, the weather was perfect for the drive along Wasatch Blvd to Draper.  There were so many of us, that I actually had to have a drivers meeting before we left Smith’s parking lot.   One of the items suggested by Jill, was that when we arrive at Penny Ann’s, if the place is jammed, we will go across the parking lot to the Corner Bakery.

Her forethought saved the day.  When we pulled into the parking lot at Penny Ann’s, there were lots of people standing around outside waiting to get in and there was no parking anywhere close to the restaurant.   So, the group continued through the lot to the Corner Bakery where there was plenty of space for our “mobile car show.”   Inside, we took over the western section of the restaurant and the Corner Bakery folks made us feel right at home and quickly served everyone.

After a tasty brunch, we conversed in the parking lot before setting out on our own routes toward home.   Several of us ran out to the Maverick station, kitty corner across I-15 from the State Prison and topped off our tanks with ethanol free gasoline.

Thanks to all that showed up to have Saturday brunch with us.

Keep an eye on these emails and our Facebook page, for you never know when someone is going to plan another IMPROMPTU DRIVE.

End of season dinner, Saturday, Nov 5

October 12th, 2016 | Posted in News

When:  Saturday, November 5th

Where:  Cafe’ Sylvester (downstairs): 3041 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT

When:  6pm

Now I know that the date of the dinner feels like a long way off, but actually, it’s coming up fast! Since you had the date on your calendar and have confirmed it on our website calendar, you can now put the LOCATION and TIME on YOUR schedule.

In case you missed it, here is a link to the menu at Cafe’ Sylvester.

End of year dinner, November 5

October 8th, 2016 | Posted in News

The end of year dinner will be held at Café Silvestre in Millcreek  at 3300 South aprox 3400 East next to Café Rio and Sids outdoor sports. Dinner will be at 6pm on  Nov 5. We have the downstairs set aside for us with lots of room to socialize.

Great food, check out their menu.

Alpine Loop Drive, September 2016

September 28th, 2016 | Posted in Event Reports

The big question was this: would later but just as early be better? The later, doing the drive in September rather than August. The just as early, starting at the earlier time of day. The better, would the traffic be lighter.

The morning started cool (in the 40s in Midway, just fine in the Morris) but clear for the rendezvous at the mall. A large group of people and cars arrived attracted by the prospect of beautiful colors and tasty burgers. The weather couldn’t have been nicer, and after some chatting and instruction handout we were on our way.

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Fall Color Tour, Saturday October 1

September 28th, 2016 | Posted in News

OK, let’s admit it.  The weather guessers have no idea what the weather is going to be like on Saturday.  I listened to three weather reports and received three different forecasts.   Come prepared.  I’m going to RainX my windshield.  That is usually adequate to drive AWAY any nearby precipitation!

Here’s what we’re doing:    This Saturday, Oct 1, members from SLC and points south, meet on the EAST side of the State Capitol at 9am for a 9:30am departure, north to Ogden and Rainbow Gardens.   We will take a route that avoids freeways, but is efficient to get us to the meeting location for those from the north.

The northerners will meet at Rainbow Gardens (mouth of Ogden Canyon, see attached map) where we’ve met previously, at 10:30am.  After the two groups congregate and have a humanities break, at approximately 11am, Pat & Donna will lead us the rest of the way up the scenic route to our picnic spot in the Monte Cristo Pass.

Please remember that this event is BYOL. (Bring Your Own Lunch)   Hey, if you wanted a free lunch, you should have shown up on the Alpine Loop Tour a couple of weeks ago!    BTW, If you weren’t there, you missed a great drive and tasty lunch.

If you are wanting club shirts, key fobs, or any of our merchandise, bring your cash as Rich will have boxes of BMCU products for sale.  Everyone does have a BMCU decal on their window, don’t they?

Rumor has it that since this is our LAST scheduled driving event, there will be drawings for really cool prizes, also.

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