Hooray, I thought, as I saw bright sunshine at the house as I pulled the Healey out of the garage. That elation was short-lived though as I descended into a wet and thick fog heading for the freeway. Most of my morning drive to Woodland Hills was in the fog, which didn’t clear until I was in Canoga Park.
Arriving at the Promenade I found the show being held in the upper parking area since the lower parking lot was being used for the skating rink. Cars were a little sparse when I arrived at 7:10, but within 30 minutes or so the parking lot was buzzing with all sorts of cars pulling in.
Already on hand was a 1937 Mercedes Benz roadster with right-hand steering, owned by a customer of Russ Thompson. There was another of Russ’ customers there with his “nasty boy” 100M. And then Russ arrived and we were joined by a Bugeye Sprite that had the same paint as my old Sprite! Tom Spangler soon joined the rest of us and proceeded to fill us in on the status of repair work being done on his yellow Bugeye.
As we walked the aisles checking out the cars we spotted a familiar Black over White BJ8 being driven by last year’s top point getter, Phil Caliva. Phil was doing his normal three or four events in a morning. We all spent more time looking at cars and telling stories before heading our separate ways.