April Tech Session
Eight BAHC members, including myself showed up for our tech session
held at my work place. Attendees included Don Hughes, Bob Jahnke, Darin & Elaine Graber, Craig Ward, Dave Maxwell,
Glen Schimmelpfennig and myself.
Since we had no members needing help show up, we mainly worked on
donuts and coffee. Dave and Craig did replace a flasher unit and overdrive switch on Dave’s 100-4. Darin gave out a
check-list of items to service before hitting the road after a long winter.
Photos and article: Jim Thornton
The BAHC had a nice showing of Healeys at this year's AutoRama. Darin Graber, Craig Ward, Bob and Fran Riemenschneider,
Jim Thornton and Jon Hanson were BAHC participants in this event...who I might add won first through fifth in the "Foreign
Sports" category (in that order). It is my understanding that we were the ONLY entrants in that category - a convenient
The event actually started on Wednesday, March
21st when we loaded the cars into the Expo Center. The show was open to the public between 3 pm the following Friday
to 6 pm on Sunday. The BAHC display was a real standout with brass stanchions, red velvet rope, British flags and a number
of tastefully placed fake ficus trees (thanks to Bingham high school and the BMCU for the use of these items).
We exited the event shortly after 6 pm on Sunday into a well-timed snow storm.
Had I a camera handy, I would have taken a picture of a smiling Jim Thornton driving north on State Street in the
snow, no top, and wipers furiously clearing the snow off the windshield. My wipers croaked from snow load when I turned
off from State Street onto 21st South so spent twenty-six blocks with my left arm out the window clearing snow with
a towel and driving semi-blind. I should add that the snow stopped one hour after my arrival at home!
Many thanks to Darin for organizing this BAHC display and
doing the bulk of the work associated with it! This was a lot of work!
Please see additional photos in the gallery.
Article: J. Hanson
Photos: J. Hanson
was a great turnout for the annual Valentine's Day dinner. This year it was held at Red Butte Cafe located in Foothill Village. The
staff had set up one long table that handily accomodated the nineteen participants that came. Conversation was lively but
the background din was such that at times it was hard to hear the person across the table - but somehow everyone was able
to communicate! The Red Butte Cafe's menu is reasonably extensive and everyone ordered directly from that menu. Sheryl
Thornton brought some really quite good Valentines' cookies as a dessert for everyone - as for me, that cookie served as my "breakfast
dessert" the next day (thanks, Sheryl!). A toast to our friends Ernie and Vickie Reno, who recently passed
away, was made by Jim Thornton - their presence was and will be missed. All in all, everyone had a good time. Thanks to
Jim Thornton for organizing this dinner.
Article: J. Hanson
Photos: C. Mossberg
Guardsman Pass/Midway - October 28
What beautiful weather for a drive over to Midway for lunch via Brighton/Guardsman
Pass! Attendees included Darin Graber, Craig Mossberg, Doug
and Ann Lewis and Jon Hanson. We met at the mouth of Big Cottonwood and since Darin brought the only Healey in the lineup,
he was given the task of leading us up to Guardsman Pass summit. We passed a bit of snow in some shady areas but all things
considered, road conditions could not have been better. Darin left us at that point to drive back to SLC for a prior engagement
and the rest of us forged on to Midway for lunch. We were a bit late for serious fall colours - those extensive Aspen groves
just past the summit had to be spectacular. Now they are all leafless. After lunch, we decided simply to retrace our route
in order to avoid I-80 and that crazy traffic. Near the summit, the road on the inside lane got pretty bad for several hundred
yards. The slope was steep enough and the pothole density high enough that my Miata was actually having a hard time getting
traction but managed to make it to the top. After we got to the bottom of the canyon, we all went our separate ways.
Article: J. Hanson
Photos: C. Mossberg and J. Hanson