63 XKE Engine Bay
63 XKE FHC Rear view
63 XKE side view
Austin’s 72 XKE 2+2
Bill Hilands 72 XKE V12 2+2
Milt & Austin’s 67 & 732 XKE’s
Garth Norton’s 63 Jaguar Mark II
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 email@example.com
and include the details on any car you would like to bring to display on the 10th.