Car Guys of Los Gatos Car Show Tomorrow at Aldo’s of Los Gatos

March 9th, 2015

The monthly Car Guys of Los Gatos Gathering and Car Show is tomorrow at Aldo’s of Los Gatos.

We’ll start lining up members cars around 10:00 with lunch served beginning at 11:45 for the very reasonable fee of $25/person.

Rubins RR, Milt Wheelers 67 XKE 2+2

Rubins RR, Milt Wheelers 67 XKE 2+2

With over 30 RSVP’s already in CGLG members are encouraged to email mike@racersdrive.com to reserve a spot for their classic ride and their seat at the table for lunch.

 

The Car Guys of Los Gatos are a group of similarly minded collectors and enthusiasts and our gatherings are non-commercial, social events with the emphasis on the cars and not business.

 

The public is invited to attend and may join the club and participate in future gatherings.

Project 39 Rat Rod Land Speed Record Update

March 7th, 2015

Project 39 1939 Ford Pick up Rat Rod Hot Rod Update

The Project 39 team is looking for a marketing partner/sponsor/distiller who wants their brand to be declared the world’s fastest.

Any amount available will be most appreciated and reciprocated with some solid PR support.

Already holders of the NASCAR Stock Car Class speed record at 244 mph, the team will now be going after the land speed record in the Rat Rod class and will be participating in both speed and non-speed Rockabilly/Rat Hod/ Hot Rod events around the country this year.

Thanks.

Mike Cesario
Racers Drive
408-220-3167
mike@racersdrive.com

Aaron Brown's Project 39, 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod Hot Rod

Aaron Brown’s Project 39, 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod Hot Rod

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1969 E Type Jaguar – Days of Wine & Roses

February 21st, 2015

Just took the 69 E Type and Miss Ellie for a maiden drive around the hills and highways around Los Gatos and Saratoga.

2:21 - passenger side all access

Access? We have Access!

2:21 - front view 2:21 - rear access 2:21 -  picket fence drivers front view 2:21 - picket fence rear seat 2:21 - drivers gauges 2:21 - drivers side viewI was pleasantly surprised at the drivability and the sensory experience that you just don’t get in todays cars.  Nice experience.

Alex Bowman Crashed out of Duel and Will Miss the Daytona 500

February 20th, 2015

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2015/2/19/daytona-500-field-drivers-who-failed-to-make-field.html

Really tough break for Alex and Tommy Baldwin Racing.

Alex Bowman

Alex Bowman

Austin Hill Wins 3rd in a row at NASCAR K&N East Season Opener at New Smyrna

February 16th, 2015

http://hometracks.nascar.com/NKNPS-East_Austin-Hill_Keeps_On_Rolling_In_New_Year_021515

Austin Hill in Victory Lane at New Smyrna

Austin Hill in Victory Lane at New Smyrna

NASCAR K&N East Season Opening Entry List for New Smyrna

February 16th, 2015

Entry List for this weeks NASCAR K&N East Season Opening Race at New Smyrna
http://hometracks.nascar.com/NKNPS-East_New-Smyrna_020914_Entry-List

Mike Senica

Mike Senica

 

Mike Senica's ride for New Smyrna.

Mike Senica’s ride for New Smyrna.

Good luck to our friend Mike Senica and to all the drivers entered.

John Krebs Racing has New Chassis & Seats Available in the K&N Pro Series West

February 10th, 2015

John Krebs and his Roseville based crew of experienced professionals look to have some new bodies and chassis ready for this years K&N West season.

The team has competitive and affordable seats available for testing as well as for individual and multi race programs.

Contact Mike Cesario at Mike@racersdrive.com or call me at 408-220-3167 to discuss your needs.

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Car Guys of Los Gatos Club Brings out the Sun Today!

February 10th, 2015
63 XKE Engine Bay

63 XKE Engine Bay

63 XKE FHC Rear view

63 XKE FHC Rear view

63 xke side view

63 XKE side view

Austin's 72 XKE 2+2

Austin’s 72 XKE 2+2

Bill Hilands 72 XKE V12 2+2

Bill Hilands 72 XKE V12 2+2

Milt & Austin's 67 & 732 XKE's

Milt & Austin’s 67 & 732 XKE’s

Garth Norton's 63 Jaguar Mark II

Garth Norton’s 63 Jaguar Mark II

Rubins RR, Milt Wheelers 67 XKE 2+2

Rubins RR, Milt Wheelers 67 XKE 2+2

 

Well the skies cleared and the sun came out and the February gathering of the Car Guys of Los Gatos turned into an excellent event held on a beautiful Northern California February day with over 30 cars and members on hand for the car show and lunch.

Thanks to our intrepid long time member and Pebble Beach judge, Milton Wheeler, it turned into a day dominated by the might and right of the British empire as a number of Jaguars were proudly waving the Union Jack.
These included Milt’s own white/with red interior 67 XKE 2+2, new attendee John A. Carey with his immaculate graphite grey 63 XKE Fixed coupe, Garth Norton’s very pretty 1963 Mark II, Dave Jensen’s 56 XK140, Bill Hiland’s 72 V12 XKE Coupe and Austin Kilburn complementing Bill with his own white 72 12 Cylinder 2+2.
The rest of the cars on hand were outstanding in their own right.
Bob Semichi had his 31 Plymouth, Kirby Hollis displayed his Arena Red “last of the air-cooled” Porsche 993/911, Dennis Bryron’s beautiful silver Rolls Royce is always a treat to see and “Mr. Buick” Dave Gitin had his 48 Buick alongside Dave Allen who was looking for a wide boulevard to cruise in his 1960 Buick LeSabre Convertible with Doug Bowyer waving the GM flag in his 1938 Master Deluxe Sports Sedan Chevrolet.
I personally loved George Graveline’s Burgundy 1939 Cadillac which looked like it was going 90 when it was sitting still, Hal Chase’s spruced up 36 Chevy Pickup, along with Mike Knips more utilitarian 1939 Ford or for the Grey Poupon crowd, Steve Marciaggiani’s Rolls Royce Silver Spur.  Jan Van der Linde had his 1973 Citroen DCV parked next to and in marked contrast to the 85 Testarossa of Brian Richardson.
For fans of cars from this millenium Bruce Bettencourt brought his Lotus Elise, Jim Weager drove his Porsche Boxter and Forrest Straight had a 2005 Mustang SCCA race car still sporting and looking real mean with its sponsorship decals and safety equipment.
All in all everyone seemed to enjoy the selection of cars on hand, the company and lunch which followed inside Aldo’s.
It is our intention to have our next regularly scheduled gathering of the Car Guys of Los Gatos will be held at Aldo’s on Tuesday March 10th.  We’ll hae somone there to help park cars by 10:00 with lunch sit-down scheduled for 11:45.
Please RSVP your intentions to mike@racersdrive.com and include the details on any car you would like to bring to display on the 10th.
Thank you.
Mike Cesario
408-220-3167
mike@racersdrive.com

 

Rocklin, CA Native, Justin Marks to Race at Daytona with American Made Moonshine on Board!

February 10th, 2015

http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/nascar/sprint-cup-nascar/marks-to-attempt-triple-at-daytona/

Support American Made Moonshine, a brand co-funded by Iraqi War Veteran Sean Koffel!

Justin Marks

Justin Marks

Sitting on the corner in Sicily – 1970 Targa Floria – Courtesy of The Chicane

February 5th, 2015

http://thechicaneblog.com/2015/02/04/sitting-on-the-corner-in-sicily/

1970 Targa Floria

1970 Targa Floria