|Sun Mar 16 - 12:00PM|
|Sat Mar 29 - 04:00PM|
|Sat Apr 26 - 09:00AM|
Spring Thing Rally
|Sat May 24 - 10:00AM|
Show and Shine with Judges Training
|Sat Jun 07 - All Day|
Port Townsend Tech Session/ Show n Shine
|Sat Jul 19 - 10:00AM|
|Sat Jul 26 - All Day|
Western Washington All British Field Meet
|Sat Aug 09 - All Day|
Jaguars On The Green
Join us August 9th at "LeMay-America’s Car Museum" for "Jaguars on the Green". Our Concours will be on the 3.5 acre lawn at the front door of one of the world’s largest and newest auto museums. View the NW’s best Jaguars outside and over 500 vehicles inside under the roof of this four story uniquely designed structure. Entry fee to the museum is $14.00 per person paid at the door.
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When the first JDRC members started arriving at the tech session at MakerHaus a brightly and minimally covered participants in the Cupid’s Undie Run for Cancer had barely cleared the nearby intersections. MakerHaus is in the People’s Republic of Fremont, after all.
Many JDRC members have seen the video of Jay Leno explaining how technology allows auto restorers to recreate parts using 3-D printers and computer design and scanning programs. MakerHaus is one place to get that done. The printed parts can become the patterns for casting or other processes. For a monthly fee, MakerHaus provides access to such modern technology such as the 3-D printers, CNC routers, and laser cutters, plus more traditional wood and metal working equipment.
Delaney Cunningham guided about 20 JDRC members through the operation, which had plenty of people working on their projects. A few members talked with a professional industrial designer who was printing a prototype of an aftermarket case for an iPad Mini. He explained that if it did not turn out right, he could quickly scrap the piece, tweak the design and quickly restart the process in start over for very little cost. It is a perfect example of rapid prototyping. MakerHaus will also make contract for production runs of some products, help members develop business plans and coach them on financing, such as with Kickstarter. It offers numerous classes and even allows companies to host events and experiences there.
JDRC members browsed through the collection of material samples that can be used to stimulate design creativity. On one bench were examples of the kind of work the laser cutting equipment can produce, including etching to different depths. There is a metal fabrication shop, MIG and TIG welding, 3-axis mill, plus a woodshop featuring a CNC router.
Unfortunately we were not able to tour the second floor where there are lightweight and industrial sewing machines, the latter being used to create a sail. Also on the second floor where the design computers are located, a workshop was underway focusing on Arduino micro controllers, a sub-movement within the broader “maker culture” that MakerHaus supports. According to Wikipedia, “The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses new and unique applications of technologies, and encourages invention and prototyping. There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them creatively.” There are other hacker spaces and fab labs around the world where like-minded individuals share ideas, tools, and skillsets.
MakerHaus was an eye-opener to many of our members who did not know such a place existed. If you missed the tech session, you can take a tour at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. every day. www.makerhaus.com
Story and photos by Kurt Jacobson
The All British Field Meet moves to a lovely new venue on grass this year. Here is an update from the organisers. It promises to be a great event so mark your calendars for July 26th.
2014 Western Washington All British Field Meet
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
For the past several years, enthusiasts participating in the Western Washington All British Field Meet have made their desires known to have the show held on a more scenic venue than the parking lots of Bellevue College. Though the College has treated the show very well and has been most accommodating to our needs, there is little argument that parking lots, especially in the heat of summer, can be a bit uncomfortable and hard on the feet. Folks who have attended the spectacular Vancouver ABFM at Van Dusen Gardens or shows such as the Lynnwood Concours, Forest Grove Concours at Pacific University or such august and famed events as the Concours at Pebble Beach will attest that a scenic venue enhances the over-all feeling and enjoyment of a show.
As a result of this, the culmination of nearly three years of planning and negotiations have been realized.
The organizers of the ABFM are very excited to announce that plans have been finalized to enjoy a new venue for the 2014 Western Washington All British Field Meet! On Saturday July 26th 2014, we will be holding the show on the grounds of St. Edward State Park in Kenmore Washington. I look forward to holding the show on grass (relatively smooth and unlikely to remove low hanging exhaust systems!).
St. Edward is located at 14445 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028, on the northeast flank of Lake Washington adjacent to Bastyr University. For those who are not captivated by the 450 shiny and pampered (or well used and a bit worn) LBC’s,
St Edward State Park, situated on over 300 acres, features scenic views, a historic seminary building, many forested hiking and biking trails that lead directly down to the shore of Lake Washington.
In recognition of a rather significant anniversary, this year we will be celebrating the Triumph marque and 50 years of the great Tyee Triumph Club.
The ABFM will offer food, ice cream, live music, vendors, a swap meet, show regalia and the increasingly popular resource guide in the ABFM program. We will continue to build upon these amenities confirming this show as one of the premier events for the enjoyment of British Motor vehicles in the Pacific Northwest.
Cost of entry to the show and the fee to entrants for the increasingly popular Friday night cocktail party will remain unchanged from 2013. The State of Washington has agreed to wrap the State Park system Day Use Fee into the fees that the show organizers pay for the rental of the facilities.
Negotiations are well underway to continue to hold the Friday night Cocktail Party at the popular Kirkland Club Auto facility as we have for the past couple of years The show’s organizers are hard at work to build upon the popularity of the great catered
food, raffle prizes and photo contest that serve as the kickoff for the Saturday’s show.
We look forward to being at St. Edward Park and to the increased possibilities that it offers. The organizers will continue our tradition of working hard to incorporate the needs of our entrants to constantly evolve and improve the overall experience of our participants.
As we move into our 26th year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members of all of the fine marque clubs, who have stepped forward to give of their time and creativity to help grow the show and make it a pleasant and rewarding weekend for all involved.
As this article is being written, plans are being laid and negotiations are underway to find car friendly accommodations for our out of town guests, and to continue working with the City of Kenmore and the State of Washington to make the All British a bright and prominent star in the schedule of the community’s summer events.
I look forward to seeing all of you in July for what is shaping up to be a great day of enjoying great British vehicles ON THE GRASS!