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Bonneville Austin Healey Club

Events and News

Recent Events

Valentine's Day Dinner

We had a good turnout for the 2019 Annual Valentine's Day ("Sweethearts") Dinner on Feb. 12. Fifteen BAHC members and friends attended. The event was held once again at the Red Butte Cafe in Foothill Village, SLC. The "good time" meter (as indicated by the background din of conversion) pegged out at maximum. Thanks to Sheryl Thornton for bringing some fabulous cookies for dessert. 

 Please see photos for this event in the Photo Gallery. 

Article: J. Hanson

Photos: J. Thornton 





Dec. 3: Holiday Party

The 2018 BAHC Holiday party at the Cottonwood Country Club was a great success! We had a good turnout and attendees included: Paul and Theone Evans, Jim and Susan Revel, Jim and Sheryl Thornton, Myron and Carolyn McAllister, Ann Henderson, Marc Henderson and his friend Lindsay, Darin and Elaine Graber, Judy and Allen Brown, Glen and Karen Schimmelpfennig, Grant Fairbanks and his friend Jayne Norris and Jon Hanson. Some interesting Healey-related stories were told by Paul Evans, Grant Fairbanks and Jim Revel .... ranging from a tragedy (kids pushing a Healey over a cliff) to elation (finding that the Healey you just bought is really an original 100-M).

Many thanks to both Anne Henderson (member of the country club), Allen Brown  and Jim Thornton for arranging this gathering. Much appreciated!

Please see Photo Gallery for pictures of this event. 

Article and photos: J. Hanson

Sept. 29, Show and Shine at Sam's Club

There was a good turnout for the Show and Shine at Sam's Club on State Street. We had five Big Healeys, a Frogeye Sprite and a Jaguar posing as a Healey. Attendees included Jim Revel, Dil Strasser, Jon Hanson, Don Colman, Jim Thornton, John Mackay and Darin Graber. Bob Keeney and Don Hughes dropped by to say hi to the group. There had been planned a road tour up Millcreek followed by a BBQ at Dil Strasser's cabin after thie Show and Shine . Many of the S&S attendees were unable to stick around for the Millcreek run and so it was cancelled.  Thanks to Jim Revel for bringing a box of gourmet coffee for the lot of us. After the S&S, we all went our separate ways. This event was the first time since March (Autorama) that I have been able to get my Healey out of the barn, so after the S&S broke up, I did a run up Immigration Canyon - great fun! There were some Fall colors but the canyon looked very dry.

Thanks to Dil Strasser for organizing this event. More photos in the Gallery.

Article: J. Hanson

Photos: J. Hanson 




Aug. 11 - Tech Session on SU carbs

We had a small turnout for our monthly tech session held last Saturday at my shop but it was informative.  Darin Graber instructed Dill Strasser, Glen Schimmelpfenning and myself on rebuilding SU Carburetors.  We disassembled  a pair of carbs  and learned how to replace the needles and seats. Dil ordered rebuild kits for his carbs. Hopefully next session we can work on his car.  Thanks to Darin for taking the time to explain and alleviating a lot of our SU fears.  Only negative of the session was I had to eat all the left over donuts.

 Article: Jim Thornton

BAHC is represented at Indiana Conclave

Darin Graber and Jim Revel attended the 2018 French Lick Conclave in Indiana (July 15-20). Congratulations to Darin for placing best in show in the BN4 / BT7 class!





Summer Tour: Idaho British Car Club

Several BAHC members participated in this event: Don and Julie McEligot and David George. Here is Don's writeup of the event.

David George plus Julie and Don McEligot represented BAHC and BMCU at the annual summer tour of the Idaho British Car Club during 21-23 June, in Idaho Falls this year.  On Thursday night they attended the Welcome Reception at the Snow Eagle Grill, enjoying dinner (included) and the cash bar.  Friday featured local tours with David joining one to the Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg while Julie and Don joined the circuit to Swan Valley, Pine Creek Pass, Victor, Driggs, Tetonia, Rexburg and back to Idaho Falls;  a delicious lunch was enjoyed at Hacienda Cuajimalpa in Driggs. 

The Summer Tour Car Show was held Saturday morning at Taylor Crossing on the west bank of the Snake River.  David displayed his yellow MGB-GT and Julie had her 1960 Old English White AH BT-7 Standard class (= disc wheels and no overdrive).

On Saturday evening the Awards Dinner was held at the Museum of Idaho.  First place in Class 1 (big Healeys and Sunbeams) went to Julie, probably helped by Dave Maxwell's restored factory hard top plus the car's history since her original purchase in 1961 and in spite of its usual protective coating of dirt (others in the group were well polished -- "detailed").  Next year's IBCC Summer Tour will be to Moscow, Idaho in June.






Playing in the sand: 1985 West Coast Meet, Monterey, CA

Upcoming Events

Mar. 17: St. Patty's @ Black Sheep Bar and Grill (BMCU)
Mar. 22-24, AutoRama, load on Mar. 21.  If you are planning to attend the AutoRama with the club, please fill out your registration form and make out your checks for $25 to the BAHC, NOT to the show. The club will send a single check to the show on behalf of the club. Remember the deadline to submit your check/registration to Darin Graber (12702 S. Sienna Meadow Way Unit 105, Riverton UT 84065) is March 1. Entry form in link below. More details later.

April 13: Ogden Canyon/North Ogden Divide & Little Taste of Britain (BMCU)

May 4: Coalville/Taggart's (BMCU)

May 11: Drive to brunch @ Silver Fork Lodge/Restaurant (WMJR)

May 16-19, Bluegrass Club "Spring Thing". Additional information in link below.

May 25-27: Memorial Day Tour, Steamboat Springs, CO (BMCU)

May 26-27: Morgans over America: Nineteen Morgans and their drivers from the UK, New Zealand and France will be in SLC staying at the Park Plaza Hotel (SLC),  arriving Sunday afternoon and leaving Tuesday morning. They would be interested in meeting other crazy British car drivers. If interesting in hooking up with this group, please call Elaine Fisher at (510) 325-6037.

May 29-June 11: Red Rock Rallye Tour of S. Utah (WMJR)

July 2: Eaglewood Festival of Speed (BMCU)

June 15: British Field Day, Liberty Park in SLC. Registration is at 8 am. All cars in place by 9 am. Show is between 9 am and 2 pm. Contact for this event: Bill Davis [801-860-6975]

June 27-30: Idaho British Car Club summer tour. See details here.

July 4-6: Logan Car Show (Cache Valley Cruise In), Logan, UT. For more information, here is a link to their site.

Aug. 3: Planes & Horsepower, Russ McDonald Field, Heber (WMJR)

Aug. 10: 2nd Annual Economy Run, meet at 900W, 2100S (Flying J / Denny's) at 10 am to start.

Aug. 17: Trapper's Loop & Huntsville BBQ (BMCU)

Sept. 2: State Street Criuse (BMCU)

Sept. 6-11: AHCA 2019 Conclave sponsored by the Minnesota AHC "Healey in the Hills" in the hills of S. Dakota, details here.

Sept. 7: Weber Canyon drive to Taggart's (WMJR)

Sept. 14: Alpine Loop & BBQ (BMCU)

Sept. 28: Fall Color Tour (BMCU)


Autorama 2019 entry form

Bluegrass Club "Spring Thing" registration

Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2018 minutes

March 13, 2018 minutes

April 5, 2018 minutes

July 10, 2018 minutes

Sept. 11, 2018 minutes

Nov. 13, 2018 minutes

Jan. 8, 2019 minutes



Delegates meeting reports

November, 2018

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Electric conversions





Safety tips for club touring (thanks to the AHCUSA)