Bringing the passion and enthusiasm of British Automotive Sport to the Las Vegas Valley since 1990.
The Club promotes information and networking and revels in the social elements of British car ownership.
Club members, prospective members, and British car enthusiasts are encouraged to attend our meetings and events.
A little about British Auto Club of Las Vegas
The club's member-elected Board meets monthly to discuss club business; they ensure the club is humming along without a hitch. Monthly membership meetings are designed to bring news and information to the members. Club business is presented to the membership, past events are relived, future events pitched, and a lively open forum ensues. The open forum gives the membership an opportunity to talk about project cars, what is going on around the valley, and other car news.
The Club has a few committees hard at work for its membership. The Event’s Committee conjures up events that entice the membership to get out, in either their British Cars or their daily drivers. The events reflect the membership’s enthusiasm and love of British Cars, good food and fun. The Newsletter and website are an integral part of the club and communicate information to its membership in print and online. The club boasts a tech editor, historian, and many members steeped in the maintenance and restoration of their LBC - Little British Cars. These members often share their wisdom and experience with the membership through articles written for the newsletter and website.
Our organization is comprised of many people from various backgrounds. The strength of the club lies in its enthusiasm for British Cars, the dedication of the membership, and our monthly events. Please join us at one of our General Membership Meetings and find out what our club is all about.
Becoming a member of the British Auto Club of Las Vegas is easy. Simply complete the online application, submit your dues, and your membership is complete.
Included in your membership is a subscription to our monthly newsletter the SPANNER.
Shelley Hiestand - January 2023
I spent my Christmas/New Years in New Zealand (NZ), my home country that I haven’t been to since before Covid. Had a wonderful time catching up with family and friends but realized, traveling around NZ, one of the reasons why I left and now live in Las Vegas! NZ is a gorgeous country don’t get me wrong, probably the most beautiful country in the world, and fantastic for visiting but there are very few motorways in NZ, and the speed limit is archaic! 50km (31 mph) on the surface streets, 80km (49.7 mph) on the smaller country roads, with an average of 100km (62.24 mph) on the main roads, and sometimes, if you are lucky, 110km (68.35mph) on the new motorway around Auckland, for example. The roads are mostly single-lane throughout the whole country and in the cities - very different to the 3 lane standard streets in Las Vegas that we are used to, where we can drive 45 mph (72.4km) around town!! So that is definitely one of the reasons we left NZ! Plus, the fact that Denie maxed out his NZ driver’s license, and his US one, with speeding tickets when we lived there in 2006!!! Luckily, we only had one speeding ticket this trip! He was driving so self-contained too! Keeping the speedo to only 9 kms above the speed limit, but even that was too much!!! The cop who pulled us over was very nice about it, especially when Denie originally insulted him about being a Pom (a downunder term for English people), due to his accent. He was a bit taken aback and said, “No, I’m from the land where sheep have no tails, and motorcycles rule.” I immediately said, “Isle of Man!” and he was quite impressed. But we still got a ticket! Fortunately, only NZ$30 (equivalent to US$20) and 10 demerit points. Denie cheekily asked how many demerit points one is allowed, to which the officer replied 100. Denie’s response, “Well that’s good – I have another 90 to go!”
People drive so slowly over there, and the weather is always changeable. Four seasons in one day! Needless to say, we only saw one Triumph go by us on the other side of the street on a sunny day. Quite a few minis though! And yes, it did take a bit to get used to driving on the left-hand side of the road again!! As Denie said, “just make sure you keep the steering wheel in the middle of the road!” And the other annoying thing was getting used to using the indicator there. It is the opposite here, on the right, and the windscreen wipers are on the left. Needless to say, the windscreen wipers were well used – even when it wasn’t raining!!!
I am happy to be back on American soil, back in my “now” hometown Las Vegas. Although it is pretty chilly – after our NZ summer! As well as driving on the opposite side of the road there they have the opposite seasons to us!
My main aim for this year as President of our wonderful little club is to get more members involved in our activities and expand our membership to other British car enthusiasts here in Vegas. Your help with this would be very much appreciated! In order to keep our club alive and thriving we need to expand our membership and bring in some new blood! Thank you to all members who have contributed time and energy so far and thank you to the new board. My other passion is vintage car racing which means I will be away for several events and meetings this year but am grateful to have a board and active club members who will keep the wheels turning!
Please join us at our
General Membership Meeting
the last Sunday of the month
from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (approx.)
Wildhorse Golf Club
2100 W. Warm Springs Road
Henderson, Nevada 89014
Wildhorse Golf Club (702) 434-9000
Club USPS Address:
P. O. Box 90973
Henderson, NV 89009