I count 29 clubs in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, and California. They are now listed in the IBCC Web HERE. Let me know if I have missed any.
The next addition to the Web I would like to work on is a list of local shops and mechanics that do a great job for us in keeping our LBCs on the road. If you have any shop or mechanic you can recommend, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cities of Boise and Garden City have followed suit with Eagle and have closed portions (actually, most) of the Greenbelt due to dangerous conditions along the river. This will force us to canceled the walk for this year. But I hope you all can make it to the Ram restaurant for lunch.
Where: Ram restaurant, 709 E Park Blvd, Boise. When: 11:30 a.m.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com
Bob Muenchausen, one of the founding member of the Club, recently cleaned house and donated lots of books and other items to the Club. Some of you are now lucky owners of some of these items! But in the these, that I held onto was a Spoke & Word newsletter from May 1992 (Volume 1, Number 2). Yes, the second newsletter for a new club.
Back then, it was the “Idaho MG’S” club. Sometime between then and now, the Idaho MG’S got together with the TOADS (Triumph Owners and Drivers) and formed the Idaho British Car Club. As the say, the rest is history.
You can find the newsletter here: https://www.idahobritishcars.org/newsletters/2001/5-May-2001.pdf
But wait! There is more. Also in the items was a CD with photos on it from a drive the club took up to the Brown Hole (Rex and Bev’s place) and lunch at the Triangle restaurant, Sweet, ID. You can see the photos here: https://www.idahobritishcars.org/gallery-2/#1491322736682-81babf47-02d7.
Be sure to mark your calendars for September 16 and 17, 2017 for a fun-filled weekend with other British car and motorcycle owners. Yes. Plans are coming together for the SWIABFM show. Not only will we have the show at the Village at Meridian as we did last year, we are also including a drive up to McCall Idaho for a show in downtown McCall by the lake. You can get more details on the SWIABFM website (http://www.swiabfm.org) and start planning your weekend with us.
Below are the logos for the McCall drive and the Village show. Be sure to bookmark the SWIABFM web for continuous updates. We should have hotel accommodations online soon!
Come join us for the 3rd annual walk along the Boise and Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands Greenbelt, followed up with a lunch at the Ram restaurant, 709 E Park Blvd, Boise, ID. This is a great way to add a little SPRING to your step and get you ready for the new driving season. As one of the club members has stated, “if you are driving little British cars, you should be prepared to do a little walking.”
We have planned several different starting points for you to choose or you can choose to meet up at the Ram for lunch. The main walk is approximately 7 miles with other walks at 13, 4 and 2 miles.
Here are the starting points, locations and start times:
7:00 am – Hilton Garden Inn parking, 145 E Riverside Dr, Eagle, ID. The distance to the Ram is a little under 13 miles.
This Saturday, I will have more photos of our cars for the IBCC wall at Eddie’s! Below are what I will have to give them. Is one of them yours? Join us at Eddie’s for breakfast this Saturday and see our Wall and the photos I will present to them for the Wall.
The Summer Tour Registration forms are now available on the web for you to register. If you have a PayPal account and would like to use it, we have an online form for you. There are also two versions of a PDF form which you can complete from your computer* or print out and fill in with a pen. With both of the PDF options, you will need to mail them in with your check to complete the registration.
Click HERE for more information about the Tour
– To fill in the PDF form on your computer, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader problem. Click the Acrobat logo to download the application
Yes, plans for the SWIABFM are underway! We have finalized the agreement with the Village and secured the date, September 17, 2017. When you have a successful show, there is not too much you want to change. So look for us to repeat what we did for last year’s show. The car show, a Beatles tribute band and the beer tent will all be there.
Yet we will jazz it up a bit with a drive to McCall for a mini-SWIABFM show on Saturday, September 16. Look for updates on the show here, in the IBCC newsletters, Facebook and the newly designed SWIABFM web page.
I have found that current day events are not showing when you go to the Upcoming Events page (https://www.idahobritishcars.org/events/). Example, we know we have a coffee meeting coming up on 2/18, but if you were to look at this page on the 18th the meeting would not be listed. It would be listed on any of the web pages that have the sidebar (right side) event list.
I have reported the problem to the publishers and hope to have a fix in place soon. In the meantime, if you want to be sure about an event on the same day you are looking, either check one of the sidebar views or go to the “Calendar View” from the Events menu.