1959 Rytune Scorpion Formula Jr Race Car is Ready to Go Vintage Racing Again

March 24th, 2015
1959 Rytune Scorpion Formula Jr Historic Race Car.

1959 Rytune Scorpion Formula Jr Historic Race Car.

Additional Upcoming Events for Car Guys of Los Gatos Members

March 24th, 2015

Car Guys of Los Gatos Special Announcement

 We have arranged for the Car Guys of Los Gatos to be invited and to have a unified presence at two upcoming Saturday events.  These will be in addition to our regular second Tuesday of every month Car Show and Luncheon at Aldo’s.

 The first event will be on Saturday May 16 at the Canepa Motorsports Museum Cars and Coffee Car Show and Open House located at 4900 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley.  Bruce Canepa’s Museum of vintage, historic street and race cars is a destination spot for automobile enthusiasts around the world and is not to be missed.

 We will have an area reserved to feature some of the older cars amongst our respective stables of Classic’s and Collectables.  This well attended event runs from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 and the cars participating may arrive and stay at their leisure during that time period.

 Please RSVP, ASAP, your participation request and car information and we will respond back with confirmation.  Space is limited in the CGLG compound area to a max. of 20 cars and we must provide confirmation one week in advance on the cars we expect to attend.

 Be advised we are entertaining the idea that some of us may wish to meet at Aldo’s that morning and drive in groups together over the hill to Scotts Valley.

 Then on Saturday June 13th we are invited to display our cars and have lunch at Silicon Valley’s Most Popular Automotive Themed Event and Business Center, Club Auto Sport, which is located at the corner of Junction and Charcot in San Jose.  The Club can handle upwards of 150 cars and we will have reserved spaces for 20-25 vehicles with other spaces available close by for additional vehicles.

 The “Cars and Coffee” car show runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00. after which the members will be served lunch in the TMFC patio area owned by Club Auto Sport Principal, and Car Guys of Los Gatos member, John Davis.  Tours of John’s multi-faceted collections will be a value-added benefit of the luncheon which for $25/person will feature homemade selections from John’s outdoor pizza oven, plus salad and wines supplied by sponsor, Villa Italia Imports.

 Participation at the car show does not require an RSVP but we do need to guarantee 30 attendees for the luncheon.  Therefore we would request that any member planning on coming to the show, whether they display their car or not, to please RSVP their intentions to stay for lunch which should prove to be an enjoyably social, relaxing and tasty mid day repast 

Thank you.

 Regards,

 Mike Cesario

408-220-3167

Neil Kirkhams 1934 Bentley

Neil Kirkhams 1934 Bentley

Garth's 1962 Series 1 XKE Roadster

Garth’s 1962 Series 1 XKE Roadster

Brian Richardson's 63 Corvette

Brian Richardson’s 63 Corvette

Forrest Straights "real deal" 65 Shelby Cobra

Forrest Straights “real deal” 65 Shelby Cobra

1969 Jag XKE led lineup

1969 Jag XKE led lineup

Aaron Brown’s Project 39 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod Looks UnCatchable!

March 20th, 2015

Aaron Brown’s Project 39 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod Hot Rod pays a visit to Call Family Distillers in Wilkesboro, NC to pose for pictures with Willie Clay Call’s Famous 1961 Chrysler Moonshine hauler.Moonshiners 1 moonshiners 2 unstoppable - drivers side rear view Unstoppable drivers side view

The Project 39 Rat Rod Hot Rod is Ready to Rip it Up!

March 14th, 2015

The Project 39 1939 Ford Pickup Rat Rod Hot Rod is one Fast, Mean Machine and the Aaron Brown led team will be going after the land speed record in its class later this year at Bonneville.

The team, already holders of the NASCAR Stock CAR Class Land Speed Record at 244 MPH, expect this hot rod to hit 230 MPH.

Marketing partnerships are available especially for any Moonshine or Spirit brand which would like to have a case of their product strapped to the bed of this hot rod as it makes a run on the salt flats thereby becoming the “World’s Fastest Moonshine”.

Contact Mike Cesario at 408-220-3167 or email him at mike@racersdrive.com for details.

Aaron Brown's Project 39 1939 Rat Rod Hot Rod

Aaron Brown’s Project 39 1939 Rat Rod Hot Rod

Car Guys of Los Gatos March Car Show and Luncheon at Aldo’s

March 10th, 2015
1969 Jag XKE led lineup

1969 Jag XKE led lineup

1987 911 turbo, 1962 jaguary and a 2011 Porsche Cayman

1987 911 turbo, 1962 jaguary and a 2011 Porsche Cayman

Brian Richardson's 63 Corvette

Brian Richardson’s 63 Corvette

Forrest Straights "real deal" 65 Shelby Cobra

Forrest Straights “real deal” 65 Shelby Cobra

Garth's 1962 Series 1 XKE Roadster

Garth’s 1962 Series 1 XKE Roadster

Jerry Stalder's 1989 Ferrari Mondial T

Jerry Stalder’s 1989 Ferrari Mondial T

Neil Kirkhams 1934 Bentley

Neil Kirkhams 1934 Bentley

3:10 - neils 34 BentleyWhile the memories of an excellent car show and luncheon are fresh in my mind I thought I would sent out a quick recap on today’s Car Guys of Los Gatos gathering at Aldo’s of Los Gatos.

We were glad to see CGLG Founder Rubin Jurman back on his feet after suffering some injuries in a crash involving his classic early 50′s Rolls Royce Limousine. Rubin was welcomed back with much enthusiasm from the members on hand.

We had over 30 classic cars on display with a list of the notables including the following:

Austin Kilburn – 91 Rolls Royce
Brian Richardson 1963 Corvette
Bruce Kennedy – 41 Buick
Dave Gitin – Buick Riviera
Dave Jensen – 2011 Porsche Cayman
Doug Bowyer – 38 Chevy Deluxe Roadster
Forrest Straight – A “Real Deal” 1965 Shelby Cobra
Garth Norris – 62 Series 1 Jag XKE Roadster
George Graveline – Mark 7 Jaguar
Jerry & Susie Stalder – guests of Jim and Bev Weager (59 RR Silver Cloud) who brought some Italian pizzaz to the show with their 89 Ferrari Mondial T.
Kirby Hollis – Porsche 944
Mike Cesario – 69 Series 2, XKE 2+2
Mike Knips – 64 Dodge Dart
Mike Yarman – 1978 Porsche Turbo in brilliant pearlescence splendor
Neil Kirkham – 34 Bentley 3 position Drophead Coupe
Ralph Flynn – 1937 Rolls Royce
Roger Zimmerman – 66 Corvette Roadster
Teresa Mills – BMW Hybrid

It seemed like all of the members enjoyed the car show and luncheon at Aldo’s which followed.

Our next regualrly scheduled gathering will be on Tuesday April 14th at Aldo’s. We’ll send out further email messages but please RSVP to mike@racersdrive.com if you plan on attending on the 14th.

Thank you.

Regards,

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

Bryce Napier Chosen for Kulwicki Driver Development Program

March 10th, 2015

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1992 NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki

1992 NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki

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.

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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