Jerry Gurley stands proudly by his 1951 Bentley Mark VI
1969 Series 2 Jaguar XKE 2+2
This Grill says it all.
Jerry Gurley and his 1951 Bentley Mark VI “Wedding Car”.
1967 Series 1 1/2 Jaguar XKE
austin Kilburns 66 Austin Healey 3000
Neil Kirkhams’s very rare 1961 Alfa Sprint Zagato
Tom Schatzel’s 1978 930 Porsche
Our monthly gathering and luncheon at Aldo’s started a bit slow today but by the time 11:00 rolled around the parking lot was full of some very nice cars, appreciative fans and members new and old.
Among the first time attendees was John McCue of Half Moon Bay who had one of his two 2000 Bentley Arnage Red Badge rides on display. Originally owned by Goldie Hawn and her husband Kurt Russell, this is a beautiful car and for anyone hankering for some style & speed along with a celebrity history, John is looking to find a new and good home for this baby.
Also on hand for the first time were Juan Villareal, Ferrari engine and chassis expert extraordinaire, who owns Grand Prix Motors and his technical assistant, Chris Negron. Juan and Chris arrived in a one-owner 1967 Series 1 1/2 XKE convertible which has been in storage for years and whose owner was Western Movie star William Bryant.
Sporting a classy looking 41 Packard Clipper was first time attendee, Rory Brett who joined long time member and Pebble Beach judge, Milt Wheeler, who had his own Packard keeping Rory’s company in the parking lot at Aldo’s.
My favorite car and story attached to it was Jerry Gurley’s 51 Mark VI Bentley which he calls “The Wedding Car”. It seems that 33 years apart from each other both his daughter and his granddaughter were couched in comfort and style as they were transported to their individiual weddings in this very pretty, pale blue, elegant old girl.
Among the other noteworthy members and their cars on hand were the following:
Tom Schatzel – 78 Porsche 930 Turbo
Austin Kilburn – 66 Austin Healey 3000 – which he has owned since new!
Brian Richardson – 1963 Corvette
Dave Allen – 1960 Buick
Jim Weager – Porsche Boxter
Kirby Hollis – beautiful beige Porsche 356C
Mike Cesario – 69 Jaguar XKE 2+2
Neil Kirkham – 61 Alfa Sprint Zagato
Robert Reid – 72 Mercedes
Roger Zimmerman – 65 Corvette
Rubin Jurman – Feeling a bit tired after his trip to Hawaii but on hand with his 72 Rolls Royce
Steve Marchiaggiani – 58 Bentley
Dennis Byron – 59 Rolls Royce
John D. Carey – Volvo 544
Forrest Straight – Mustang Challenge Race Car
Bruce Bettancourt – Lotus Elise
I apologize for anyone or for any cars which I missed.
Everyone seemd to enjoy lunch which included several excellent courses courtesy of Aldo and his professional staff
Our next regularly scheduled Second Tuesday of every month gathering, car show and lunch at Aldo’s will be May 12th. As usual we will start to line up cars around 10:00 with seating for lunch to follow at 11:45-12:00. The price (including Tip) is $25/person and we appreciate the members who attend and show their cars to join us for lunch, if they can. We are a social group and its about appreciating the cars and getting to know the other members.
As previously announced, on Saturday May 16th The Car Guys of Los Gatos have been invited to participate in the Canepa Design and Museum “Cars and Caffeine” car show in Scotts Valley. The event runs from 8:00 – 12:00 and we will have space reserved for 20 cars from our group and expect to have a strong presence at the show.
Some of you have already RSVP’d and we urge anyone planning to bring something special to RSVP to this email address ASAP as we have to give Canepa a list of the significant cars expected to participate a week in advance. We will manage the space so that the members who RSVP can come when they can and leave when they please.
That’s all for now. We’ll have plenty of tme between now and June to discuss both our regular second Tuesday of each month event at Aldo on June 9th as well as the CLub Auto Sport “Cars and Coffee” show and Luncheon on Saturday June 13rh.