For 19 years the Enderle Center in Tustin has been the location of the Al Enderle Classic Car show.
This year, with the passing of Al, it was also the first “Memorial” car show. So I headed down to Tustin early Sunday morning to meet up with other club members for the show. When I arrived at the meet up location I saw a BJ8 in the entry line and two other cars at the registration table.
The BJ8 was driven by the Reverend Dr. Barmore, whom I hadn’t seen since last year’s Holiday Party.
The other two cars were driven by Steve Prothero, a recently joined member who has had his BJ8 about two years and John Hummer and wife Alice Johnson, also new members from Baltimore with their 1957 BN4.
Once we were into the show parking area we found spaces, parked, and got to know one another and our cars as we polished chrome, cleaned glass and mirrors, and wiped down the cars with instant detailer. As a community involved event that raises money for a number of Tustin charitable organizations everyone gets involved. The Fire Department presented the Flag during the Opening ceremonies, Miss Tustin sang the National Anthem, a local preacher gave an invocation, the Orange County Pops Orchestra played and various youth groups performed during the day.
With over 200 cars of varying makes, models and years there was lots to look at and admire.
By 10:00am the foot traffic had really picked up and our Healey’s were getting a lot of attention.
George McHarris, past-President and Las Vegas correspondent for the newsletter stopped by to chat, check out the cars and meet the new members. By the time the trophies were being awarded the day had turned rather warm and with none of the Healeys having been singled out for an award in the Foreign Car prior to 1974 Class we made an exit and headed home.