Car Guys of Los Gatos Car Show & Luncheon on Saturday

December 18th, 2014

The next gathering of the Car Guys of Los Gatos will be this Saturday, December 20th from 10:00 – 2:00 at Aldo’s of Los Gatos.

The weather forecast looks good and we expect at least 50 of our members to be on hand displaying their classic, vintage rides.

Special guest appearance by 15 Year old NASCAR racer Bryce Napier who will have his Rookie of the Year Winning SupportMilitary.Org Late Model Racecar on display.

The Car show is open to the public and free. ¬†Lunch at Aldo’s at noon is $25/person.

Mike C's 05 C4S

Mike C’s 05 C4S

M. Knips 39 Ford Coupe, Steve M.'s 58 Bentley

M. Knips 39 Ford Coupe, Steve M.’s 58 Bentley

Harold Mason's 39 Chrysler Imperial

JIm Weagers 59 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

Harold Mason's 39 Chrysler Imperial

Harold Mason’s 39 Chrysler Imperial

Don Sturtz 71 Challenger, Steve & Nancy Heymen's 56 XK140

Don Sturtz 71 Challenger, Steve & Nancy Heymen’s 56 XK140

1969 All Original Torino

1969 All Original Torino

cobra front view

1965 Superformance Sheby Cobra Mark III

Bryce Napier

Bryce Napier

Forrest Straights Cobra

Forrest Straights Cobra

Brooke Schwartz & Rubins 72 RR

Brooke Schwartz & Rubins 72 RR

R. Zimmermans 66 Vette

R. Zimmermans 66 Vette

Neil Kirkhams 38 Bentley Drophead Coupe'

Neil Kirkhams 38 Bentley Drophead Coupe’

 

NASCAR K&N EAST & WEST Schedules Announced

December 17th, 2014

The West Kicks off at Kern County on March 28 with the East rocketing off their 2015 season at New Smyrna on February 15th.

http://hometracks.nascar.com/races/KN-Pro-Series-West

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Crew Chief Jake Koens stands watch over Michael Shawhans JSR #11 at Sonoma.

http://hometracks.nascar.com/races/KN-Pro-Series-East

Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin

Jack Sellers Racing

Jack Sellers Racing

Mike Shawhan & his NASCAR crew chief, Jake Koens.

Mike Shawhan & his NASCAR crew chief, Jake Koens.

Mike Cesario & Cameron Millard

Mike Cesario & Stockton Competitor Cameron Millard.

Justin Funkhouser's #11 Jack Sellers Racing stock car is a fire breather.

Justin Funkhouser’s #11 Jack Sellers Racing stock car is a fire breather.

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French racer Anthony Garbarino drives the #5 Racers Drive Chevrolet at Miller

NASCAR Night of Champions

December 15th, 2014

http://hometracks.nascar.com/NASCAR_Night-Of-Champions_Honors_Seven_Titlest_121314nascar_touring_night-of-champions_final_121314

David Pearson Racing – Memorable Visit!

December 14th, 2014

Pearson Racing – Spartenburg, SC Visit

Lucky to have the time to take a run out to the Pearson Racing Compound in Spartanburg, SC for a tour of the legendary facility given to me by David’s youngest son, and former NASCAR and ARCA racer, Eddie Pearson.

The Family collection includes some amazing cars and racing memorability and my photos don’t do it justice but thought I would share them with you anyways. Memorable visit!

32 Deluxe Chey

32 Deluxe Chey

49 Chevy Dump Truck

49 Chevy Dump Truck

1969 Holman Moody Torino

1969 Holman Moody Torino

1969 All Original Torino

1969 All Original Torino

Dueling Pearson Torino's

Dueling Pearson Torino’s

Eddie Pearson & His Yates Chassis Historic Stock Car

Eddie Pearson & His Yates Chassis Historic Stock Car

#21 Golf Cart

#21 Golf Cart

David's Hall of Fame Banner

David’s Hall of Fame Banner

Holman Moody 1969 Torino Cobra Jet 429

Holman Moody 1969 Torino Cobra Jet 429

The Ultimate Man Cave Time Piece - David Pearson Holman Moody Clock.

The Ultimate Man Cave Time Piece – David Pearson Holman Moody Clock.

1923 Ford Roadster

December 8th, 2014
1923 Ford Roadster owned by Jim Nix.

1923 Ford Roadster owned by Jim Nix.

23 ford roadster drivers side rear 23 ford roadster passenger side viewStopped to help a stranded Jim Nix of Saratoga get his perennial Monterey Rolex entrant 1923 Ford Roadster going again. Very cool ride, Jim!

Hope to see you at an upcoming Car Guys of Los Gatos event.

Next one scheduled is Saturday December 20th in the parking lot of Aldo’s Ristorante in Los Gatos. Club members vintage classics will be lined up starting at 10:00 with lunch to follow at 12.

Display your car and have lunch – all for only $25!

RSVP to mike@racersdrive.com

“The Widowmaker” – Take a trip down My Own Personal Cobra Memory Lane

December 7th, 2014

1965 Mark III Superformance Chassis # 2022

418 Windsor Stoker from Performance Engineering in Ohio putting out 562 Brake HorsePower and 530 pounds of Torque

2400 pounds, 90 inch wheelbase

I named it The Widowmaker?

I was going to kill myself in that car.

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Alan Kulwicki Driver Development Support Program Announced

December 7th, 2014

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Alan Kulwicki

Alan Kulwicki

 

1/64 Scale Shelby Cobra – Spectacular

December 7th, 2014

Check out the workmanship on this 1/64 scale model of a Shelby Cobra built by my brother in law, Dr. Albert Mastraccio.  Unbelievable attention to detail.

Shelby Cobra Model produced by Dr. Albert Mastraccio

Shelby Cobra Model produced by Dr. Albert Mastraccio

cobra model side view

Historic Caterpillar NASCAR Stock Car Comes Back to Life . . And Competition

December 5th, 2014

The 1988 Caterpillar Historic NASCAR stock car is coming back to life as work continues under the guidance of John Krebs and the crew at Jack Sellers Racing.10846027_10204505348367297_3759056477059270118_n 10478537_845998842089953_8122564241265964321_n

1988 NASCAR Caterpillar Pontiac

1988 NASCAR Caterpillar Pontiac

The 90′s – A Decade of Change in Racing

December 4th, 2014
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Rusty Wallace Proved that Stock Cars Can Fly.

http://americanmuscledrivingexperience.com/1990s-decade-change/