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Golden Cove - 3/17

 | Published on 3/17/2019

It doesn’t take much to make me want to get out and drive my car, but the Cars & Coffee at Golden Cove is always one I look forward to for a variety of reasons. When the weather is nice, the view of the ocean and coastline is just spectacular.

 

Since I live inland in Long Beach, I make a point of driving to 2nd St. and then on to Ocean Blvd. driving along the bluffs past historic buildings such as the Villa Rivera and the Breakers. Going over the Gerald Desmond Bridge brings back memories of the old pontoon bridge that scared me as a kid because I thought the car was just going to fall in the water.

 

Driving past the site of the old Long Beach Naval Shipyard, it is amazing how much the area has changed with the arrival of the massive shipping container port.

 

It’s fun to watch the construction of the new Gerald Desmond Bridge.

 

The view from up there will be awesome. Then I drive past the Port of Los Angeles and the passenger ships and on to San Pedro. I drive past the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and then past a colorful mosaic depicting the history of San Pedro being constructed on a retaining wall. It has been years since I stopped at the Wayfarers Chapel (Glass Church) but someday I will take the time. Once I arrive at Golden Cove the variety of cars and the great people who drive them make for an enjoyable morning.

 

March’s Golden Cove Cars & Coffee had a great turnout, minus Corkey, so I’m filling in as his reporter. My wife and I were joined on this St. Patrick’s Day drive by Bob and Shari Bolling. It seems the wives were in need of a little outing after the rain and cool weather. We arrived at Golden Cove a few minutes before 9:00 to an almost full parking lot. Bob and I found two parking spaces and started to look around. The warmer weather and bright sky really brought out the British cars. All the major marques were well represented including my wife’s favorite, a beautiful black on black Jensen Interceptor convertible. The Morgan folks grabbed a nice spot on the end so they could all park together, a nice sight.

 

Club members were well represented including: Jon Seiffer, Jay Miller, Ken Rocke, Dex Kaytis, Bob & Shari Bolling, Chuck & Barbara Meng, and Chuck & Dawn Lakowski. Apologies if I missed anyone from the club. On the drive home we were joined by Jay Miller.

 

Another beautiful drive in So Cal.