It was a British weather type of morning as an intrepid crew of Car Guys of Los Gatos members braved the elements and vigorously mastered Highway 17 on the drive over the hill to the Canepa Cars and Coffee show in Scotts Valley.
We had a special area with room for 25-30 vehicles and we put forth a quality show rather than the big numbers we were hoping for this morning.
As an early arriver Lord Byron’s elegant Rolls presided in our paddock alongside Jim LaMaacks’s consistent award winning 56 Tbird in Thunderbird green . Both played nicely together to help highlight the aged but rich in depth of color of my 69 E Type 2+2. Larry Simon rolled in in his 1971 Series 2 Toronado followed closely by Brad McClure in his 74 Porsche Carrera and Larry Battista in a recently acquired and refreshed 1978 Porsche SCR.
The Porsche onslaught continued (we are hardy souls – we drive in any condition) with the arrival of John and Reid Bertolotti in dueling Porsche’s – John had a serene 72 Leaf Green 911T and Reid rumbled in in his mocha brown Ducktail draped 74 Carrera. Rolling in after the Bertolotti’s were Jim Weager and Greg Smith in their individual Porsche Boxter’s.
Grabbing a lot of attention was Luke Rizzutos’s 1918 Chevy V8 which has competed in a number of long distance races including the New York to San Francisco event in 2008. Amazingly cool piece of automotive history still going strong.
Perennial show winner Neil Kirkham expected to arrive in his 1934 Bentley 3 Position Drop Head Coupe but he encountered some fuel starvation issues so returned to arrive a bit delayed “on Italian time” in his son’s 1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato.
Thanks also to master machinist and CGLG member Ron Fowler for attending and joining the party.
Im sorry more of you couldn’t attend as the Canepa restoration shops and museum is a world class facility and was open for any and all to check out.
Next event for the Car Guys of Los Gatos is our regularly scheduled 2nd Tuesday of each month at Aldo’s of Los Gatos on Winchester on the 12th. Cars can start roiling in at 10:00 with seating for lunch to begin at 11:45. $25 Inclusive
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