Greetings Gang, where do I begin. We had a great event.
The weather has improved. Still cold in the morning but getting nicer a little later.
An absolutely fabulous day to take out the classic. We had a superb turn-out for our monthly gathering at Farmer Boys in Riverside. There were 20 in our group of Inland Empire Car Guys & Gals this time.
One of our largest groups if not the largest.
Tony Platt, who we hadn't seen for a while, showed up in his Austin Healey BT7 to show off his newly installed Moss Motors alternator conversion. The Lucas alternator is a great Nit and keeps it English. Makes so much sense. New Moss "Dummy" regulator is actually a buss bar now and has a 50-amp fuse inside to add protection. I think he will be driving it more now. Nice job Tony. One of my Healeys might be next for this upgrade.
Jim Stewart, a longtime friend of mine and a multi-Mini owner, joined us for the first time and made a new friend of Jim Cregg, who also has Mini's.
It was good to see Kelly and Marion Barton in their MGA. Kelly is still recovering a bit from a fall in his shop but is back on the road, instead of the shop floor. :) Dan Mensinger showed around an unfortunate picture of his damaged Sunbeam Tiger. A low-speed accident by a careless driver who turned into him. Hurts to look at it.
Those in Classics were;
Ron and Sandy Davies - '56 AH 100 Modified
Bill Wilkman - '51 Austin A-40 Sports Convertible
Jim Cregg - '67 Mini Cooper S
Allan and Tina Perry - '60 AH 3000 Modified
Kelly and Marion Barton - '62 MGA
Jim Stewart - Morris Cooper
Tony Platt - '60 AH 3000
Pat McInturff - VW Thing
Randy Clary - '73 Jensen Healey
Those in future Classics;
Jimmie Davis - '03 Mercury Marquis
John and Marisue Meza - Audi Q5
Larry Reynolds - '08 Infinity G-37-S
Randy Main - '07 Honda Civic
Dan Mensinger - Mustang GT
Bob Saber - '21 Jaguar F-Type R
Manuel Ruiz - Cadillac CT4
I'm already looking forward to our March 4th event.
Hope you can join us at Farmer Boys on Alessandro Blvd. in Riverside at 8am.