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.
Michael MJ Johnson - August 2021
Should I drive this thing at night? A question I ask myself this time of year, when It's too hot for top down driving and I miss the fun and excitement of driving. The answer to this question goes into the, “no, but I'm going to anyways” category of not the best decisions.
My LBCs are in a relatively good state of repair, I probably trust them to go anywhere. Probably! Reminds me of a restaurant in Thailand I visited a few years ago. Their tag line “Probably the Best BBQ Place in Phuket”. A huge banner on the side of the building drew me in. I didn't even want a BBQ dinner. Who goes to Thailand and eats BBQ? Well I did.
When I actually assess the risk vs the reward of driving an old British car at night, I think maybe it would be best to splash on some sunscreen and get out of bed early and count on the sun to light my way rather than 60 year old wires that wear the Lucas badge. What are the risks anyways? #1 Other people can’t see me. My cars are small and low, add in the cover of darkness and little to no lumens projecting front and back is not confidence boosting. #2 An electrical fire starting someplace behind or under something that does not allow me a fighting chance to extinguish the flames before my car becomes a S’more topping #3 I can’t see the road! My already less than perfect eye-sight combined with low light and higher speed, could be a dangerous place for me and those around me. All scary things to consider when on the roads in Las Vegas.
What are the rewards? #1 Night time top down driving is fun, maybe even better than daytime. #2 no sunburns, #3 For some reason my cars seem faster at night, I am sure they are! So is it worth all those risks for a short ride on a warm summer night? I don’t have a logical answer, but I do it every chance I get. If you are trying to turn this into a math problem in your head, give it up, the greater than or equal formula will not work out here. I realized a while ago that the idea of owning and driving vintage cars will never really pencil out in a math test.
So why do it? The same reason I tried “Probably the best BBQ restaurant in Phuket” Because I wanted to do it for the fun of it. But in the case of the restaurant, the real fun was not the food, it was the experience. By luck, the owner of the self proclaimed “Probably the best BBQ restaurant in Phuket” stopped by to check on us. Two hours later, I was in the kitchen helping them prepare the next day's meat for the smoker. The next day, he invited us to dinner at his beach house and showed us the local’s side of life in Phuket. “Probably” the best vacation experience of my life! By the way, the food was amazing and I am still in touch with the owner to this day. Is it safe to suppose that I will have some paradigm shifting experience while driving at night? “Probably” not, but I certainly will never know if I don't just get in the car and drive it for the fun of it.
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
P. O. Box 90973
Henderson, NV 89009
Wildhorse Golf Club 702-434-9000