It was a little cool on the drive down to the Petersen but it warmed up as the morning wore on. After receiving my parking validation and car number and ballot for the peoples’ choice award I drove up to the third floor of the parking structure where I saw Phil Caliva’s and Dex Kaytis’ cars. However, they were nowhere to be found. I parked and headed for the coffee and bagels.
On this particular Sunday the Museum had invited Galpin Motors to bring some of their new Aston Martins to display. They had six cars on hand, a couple of different models, and some new colors I had never seen – an electric blue and bumblebee yellow. In addition to the Aston Martins there were a couple of new Lotuses parked nearby.
As I wandered up and down the rows of cars I saw club member Dave Beugen driving in in his “nasty boy” 3000 MkII. As I spoke to him, the missing Healey drivers, Phil and Dex, showed up. They had walked from the museum up to the Farmers Market to have breakfast at DuPars restaurant. We all enjoyed the mix of cars including the other classic Brits, Jaguars and Triumphs, on hand. Another club member who had his ’65 BJ8 at the show was John Seiffer there with his son. I hadn’t seen John since last summer when he won the People’s Choice award his first time at the Petersen.
There is always something new or unique to see at the cruise in each month. This month it was a very unique and heavily modified motorcycle. The overall effect was like it had been designed for a “Mad Max” movie or maybe for Willie Wonka.
Whatever the owner had in mind it drew a lot of interest.