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40th Annual BASH: Bring a Sunbeam Here

garage2015 BASH Itinerary

820 Fishing Creek Valley Road (PA Route 443)
Harrisburg, PA  17112
Site is about 1 mile east of intersection of PA 443 and PA  322)

Early-Bird Activity: Friday Evening, May 15

This is usually a one day event, but if you’re in town on Friday evening, we’ll be having dinner (Dutch treat) at the Stoney Creek Inn  in Dauphin, PA, (probably about 7 pm)

Please advise BASH registration if you plan to dine and spend the evening with us. We want to be sure there’s plenty of space at the table.

Saturday, May 16

(all times approximate)

Morning:  Arrive, drink coffee, etc.
Noon: luncheon buffet
1:30 pm: Short Gimmick Rally on local roads
3 pm: Valve Cover Racing

Other activities:

Display our Beams for oohs and ahhs, questions and answers.
Website TESTING: An opportunity to say what works and what doesn’t
Prizes for ALL kinds of stuff!

Staying over Saturday night after the BASH?

This is Carlisle Import and Kit Car weekend. And the site is close!
Here are some other great places to visit as part of your BASH experience

Need a place to stay?

A variety of lodging is available near by. If you want additional help figuring out where to stay or if you want to camp, please call us (717) 474-8311

BASH Registration: Deadline May 9
Fee: $25 each person. Children ten and under free.
Download details and registration form (with mailing instructions) Or use the form below.

More information: Contact Joe McConlogue  or call  (717) 474-8311
Day of event contact (like if you’re lost or something) (443) 255-3401
If you want to trailer your car, please let us know. If your car can drive ¼ mile, there’s plenty of space. If it won’t move under its own power, we need to talk first – our driveway can be a challenge.

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United XXXIII – Banquet

The banquet was held in the main lodge of the Boyne Mountain resort.  After a social hour where new and old friends chatted the group was seated and distribution of the door prizes commenced. As always there were quite a few desirable prizes and the drawings held everyone’s interest.  After dinner awards were presented for the Concours and Autocross. Tom Calvert gave a description of the Tiger 50th Anniversary events (and some touring) in England last summer. (Apologies to a few people whose names we don’t recall. Please fill in any blanks or call out any mis-identifications in an email)

 

Tom Jeffers surveying the banquet hall as the festivities commence

Tom Jeffers surveying the banquet hall as the festivities commence

 The Dinner:

Clockwise from bottom: Judy Sharkey, TBD, TBD, Larry and TBD Marocca, Bob Sharkey

Clockwise from bottom: Judy Sharkey, Janice and Russ Eshelman, Larry Marocca,Shannon Nesbitt, Bob Sharkey

L - R: Grodon Foss,TBD, TBD

L – R: Grodon Foss,____ &________

Gwen and John Logan Sr, TBD and TBD

Gwen and John Logan Sr, Todd and Ann Marie Nordby

TBD, Joel Griffin, Curt Bowland, Tiger Tom Ehrhart

Joel Griffin, Curt Bowland, Tiger Tom Ehrhart

Nick and Carolyn Kintner, Kerch and Joe McConlogue

Nick and Carolyn Kintner, Kerch and (a surprised) Joe McConlogue

Banquet - 3

Background: Barb Geshke, Barry Schonberger; Foreground: Joanie Erickson, Barbara and Art Bonsignore

John Logan

John Logan kicks off the evening

The Concours Awards:

Bob Sharkey ran the concours at Boyne City Park and presented the awards after dinner. Awards were made for several classes of Alpines, Tigers, and Rare Rootes, as well as some others.

Bob Sharkey introducing the concours awards

Bob Sharkey introducing the concours awards

The Autocross Trophy Awards:

Barry Schonberger organized and ran the Autocross and presented the awards for the various classes that ran in the autocross.

Barry Schonberger introducing the autocross awards

Barry Schonberger introducing the autocross awards

 

United XXXIII Concours

Concours – Boyne City Park

The concours was held in a grassy park on the shore of Lake Charlevoix in the heart of Boyne City.  There was a good turnout of Tigers and Alpines as well as some of the rarer Rootes vehicles, including two “proper” Alpines an Alpine GT and a very well preserved Super Minx wagon. The intermittent rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the participants but it did reduce the participation by the public at large. Several hardy souls came out to see the cars and chat with the owners though. (click on the pictures for a larger version)

 

United XXXIII – 2014 Boyne Mountain Resort

Some photos of the Boyne Mountain Resort:

(click on a photo for a larger view)

United XXXIII – 2014 – Autocross

Autocross at Boyne Mountain

The Autocross was held across the street from the hotel. The weather held out and we had a dry course, if it was a bit chilly. Barry Schonberger brought all of the equipment needed for an SCCA event and a good time was had by all. Volunteers arrived at the ridiculously early hour of 7 am to set the course up for the drivers who arrived at a more civilised 8 am.  (The time stamps on some the photos are clearly off a few hours!). After setting up the corner positions, briefing the drivers and leading a walk though of the course Barry turned Master of Ceremonies duties over to Gordon Foss. The drivers autocross skills ranged from the novice to the pro. Harry Elam acted as the starter. With the relatively small turnout each driver could have up to 10 runs, and most improved their times as the morning went on. Thanks to Pam for taking the driver portraits as they lined up for the start and to Ken Johnson for the action shots.

See a video of Nick Kitner and Tom Jeffers or of Larry Marrocca.

 

United XXXIII – Autocross Awards

Barry Schonberger set up and ran the autocross and presented trophies to the drivers with the best time in their class. The results were:

Stock Alpine:

Stock Tiger:

Street Prepared Tiger:

Modified Alpine:

Modified Tiger:

 

Alpines

Larry Marrocca accepts the Autocross trophy for Stock Alpine - 2nd Place

Larry Marrocca accepts the Autocross trophy for Stock Alpine – 2nd Place

Joe McConlogue accepts the Autocross trophy for Stock Alpine - 1st Place

Joe McConlogue accepts the Autocross trophy for Stock Alpine – 1st Place

Bob Sharkey accepts the Autocross first place trophy - Modified Alpine from Barry Schonberger

Bob Sharkey accepts the Autocross for Modified Alpine – 1st Place

Tigers

Tom Jeffers accepts the Autocross second place trophy - Stock Tiger from Barry Schonberger

Tom Jeffers accepts the Autocross trophy for Stock Tiger – 2nd Place

Tom Calvert accepts the Autocross trophy for Stock Tiger - 1st Place

Tom Calvert accepts the Autocross trophy for Stock Tiger – 1st Place

Clyde McLaughlin accepts the Autocross trophy for Street Prepared Tiger - 2nd Place

Clyde McLaughlin accepts the Autocross trophy for Street Prepared Tiger – 2nd Place

John Logan accepts the Autocross trophy for Street Prepared Tiger - 1st Place

John Logan accepts the Autocross trophy for Street Prepared Tiger – 1st Place

Hugh Guynes accepts the Autocross trophy for Modified Tiger- 2nd Place

Hugh Guynes accepts the Autocross trophy for Modified Tiger- 2nd Place

Doug Jennings accepts the Autocross trophy for Modified Tiger - 1st Place

Doug Jennings accepts the Autocross trophy for Modified Tiger – 1st Place

 

United XXXIII – Concours Awards – Tigers

After dinner Bob Sharkey presented awards to for the concours.  Concours rules are available on the website and anyone is invited to participate. Links are provided to photos of the cars and the 2014 winners are:

 

Stock Tiger:

Personalized Tiger:

Most Desirable Tiger:

Stock Tiger

Clyde McLaughlin accepting his concours trophy for Stock Tiger - 2nd Place from Bob Sharkey

Clyde McLaughlin accepting his concours trophy for Stock Tiger – 2nd Place

Al Erickson accepting the concours trophy for Stock Tiger - 1st Place Al Erickson accepting the concours trophy for Stock Tiger - 1st Place

Al Erickson accepting the concours trophy for Stock Tiger – 1st Place

Personalized Tiger

Joel Griffin with his concours trophy for Personalized Tiger - 3rd Place

Joel Griffin with his concours trophy for Personalized Tiger – 3rd Place

Bill Waite with his concours trophy for Personalized Tiger - 2nd Place

Bill Waite with his concours trophy for Personalized Tiger – 2nd Place

John Logan Jr accepting his concours trophy for Personalized Tiger - 1st Place

John Logan Jr accepting his concours trophy for Personalized Tiger – 1st Place

Most Desirable Tiger

Nick Kintner admiring his Most Desirable Tiger concours trophy

Nick Kintner admiring his Most Desirable Tiger concours trophy

 

United XXXIII – Other Awards

Two attendees at each United are recognized for their special efforts in getting to the event. These may not be the most coveted awards at the United. Presentations were made by John Logan and Tom Calvert.

 

Longest Distance Driven to the United in a Rootes Vehicle:

 

The “Shoes” for Most Problems encountered getting to / at the United:

 

Long Distance

Lora Sharkey accepting the Longest Distance Award from John Logan

Lora Sharkey accepting the Longest Distance Award from John Logan

Old Shoes

Quick repairs before the cruise on Larry Marrocca’s Alpine.

 

United XXXIII – Special Awards

Beyond the concours and autocross awards are the special awards, the Lord Rootes, Wally Smith, and Keith Porter Awards. These were presented by Pam Jeffers.

The Lord Rootes trophy is presented to a member who has made significant contributions to TE/AE and the Marque during the previous year. This award is considered to be the club’s highest honor since it is bestowed by peers and is recognition of commitment and service to others.

The Wally Swift Award is presented to the owner of the car or cars that does the best in the combination of the Popular Vote and the Autocross.

The Keith Porter Award recognizes a United attendee who completes the Autocross runs with enthusiasm, goodwill, team spirit and a top percentile finish in class. The award is presented to both an Alpine owner/driver and a Tiger owner/driver.

Awards were presented this year to the following:

Lord Rootes Trophy:

  • John Logan Jr.

Wally J Swift Award:

  • John Logan Jr

Keith Porter Awards:

  • Alpine: Joe McConlogue
  • Tiger: Hugh Guynes

Lord Rootes Award

John Logan accepting the Lord Rootes Trophy

John Logan accepting the Lord Rootes Trophy

 

Wally Swift Award

John Logan Jr accepting the Wally Swift Award from Pam Jeffers

John Logan Jr accepting the Wally Swift Award from Pam Jeffers

 

Keith Porter Awards

Joe McConlogue accepting the Keith Porter Award - Alpine from Pam Jeffers

Joe McConlogue accepting the Keith Porter Award – Alpine from Pam Jeffers

Hugh Guynes accepting the Keith Porter Award -Tiger from Pam Jeffers

Hugh Guynes accepting the Keith Porter Award -Tiger from Pam Jeffers

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United XXXIII – Concours Awards – Alpines

After dinner Bob Sharkey presented awards to for the concours.  Concours rules are available on the website and anyone is invited to participate. Links are provided to photos of the cars and the 2014 winners are:

Stock Alpine:

Personalized Alpine:

Most Desirable Alpine:

 

Stock Alpine

Joe McConlogue accepting his concours trophy for Stock Alpine - 3rd Place from Bob Sharkey

Joe McConlogue accepting his concours trophy for Stock Alpine – 3rd Place

Wayne Pierzga with his  concours trophy for Stock Alpine - 2nd Place

Wayne Pierzga with his concours trophy for Stock Alpine – 2nd Place

Gordon Foss accepting his concours trophy for Stock Alpine - 1st Place from Bob Sharkey

Gordon Foss accepting his concours trophy for Stock Alpine – 1st Place

Personalized Alpine

Bruce Quarles accepting his concours trophy for Personalized Alpine - 2nd Place from Bob Sharkey

Bruce Quarles accepting his concours trophy for Personalized Alpine – 2nd Place

Lora Sharkey accepting her concours trophy for Personalized Alpine - 1st Place

Lora Sharkey accepting her concours trophy for Personalized Alpine – 1st Place

Most Desirable

Wayne Pierzga accepting his concours trophy for Most Desirable Alpine

Wayne Pierzga accepting his concours trophy for Most Desirable Alpine

Back to the United XXXIII menu

Back to the Banquet

On to the Tiger awards

On to Rare Rootes awards