1st Annual SLTOA Poker Run


And yes, there will be a second annual event, next year this time.  Put together primarily by Prez Steve, this event was a pretty big success: seven cars competing, 26 people participating, great route ( great confusion at a couple of places on the route, resulting in some hilarity and in one case, directly contributing to the Hard Luck Award) and a fun picnic/awards ceremony at the end.

Next major events?  Well, the Slow Roller Racing Team returns to the track at the Boeing Sports Car Club autocross on 10 September.  The 23rd bring the BIG one, the annual All British Car & Cycle Show, should be another good turnout.

BBC Sighting

Yup, I returned from the Pacific Northwest and the two-week work-related road trip. However, the last evening at the motel, as I returned from dinner, I took note of this vehicle: a 1950 Bentley MkVI, in very nice condition.  Great to see some of the older BIG British Cars out running around!


Back to the Northwest


Two-week exercise in western Washington, courtesy of your United States Air Force; the trip up here to my old stomping grounds (1976, 1996-1998, 1999-2005) marked my second in only three months.

As always, the search for LBCs and in particular, Triumphs, continues.  While Puget Sound has a particularly large, active Triumph club – Tyee Triumph – I haven’t seen any yet, nor any other classic British car for that matter.  Several hot rods, yes, plus the two rather unique vehicles in the photo.

I took the shot at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, on Thursday 3 August while documenting the exercise.  The vehicle on the left is an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), while the wheeled conveyance on the right is an M1131 Stryker Fire Support Vehicle (FSV).  Something tells me the drivers of these two fine examples of technology rarely have to contend with road rage…