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!

Impromptu drive, Sunday August 7

August 6th, 2016 | Posted in News

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:

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.

Drive to Brighton

August 5th, 2016 | Posted in Event Reports

Sunday morning was a beautiful morning for a top down drive in the mountains.  There were approximately 15 vehicles and 30 participants for this IMPROMPTU event.  As we headed up Big Cottonwood Canyon, the cool air coming down from the mountain peaks, served to keep both engines and passengers in a comfortable temperature range.  The Silver Fork restaurant was already packed and cars were parked on both sides of the road, in addition to the full parking lot.  I was concerned that perhaps others had come up the canyon, found the Silver Fork jammed, and continued up to Milly’s Chalet at Brighton.

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