Open House at Hi Tec Automotive - 13 Mar 2004.
Hi Tec Automotive is an independent
Porsche-Audi repair facility in San Rafael that hosted an open house
and tech session for the Redwood Region following a breakfast
run. They have been in business for 18 ...
Tour De Forge - 06 Mar 2004.
A number of 912 owners joined the 356
California Alta Region for their March 6 breakfast, drive and a tour
of Chuck Forge's shops, garages and laboratories. Chuck is an
electrical engineer, races Porsches and ...
Dunkels Feb 2004 - 01 Feb 2004.
Asha and I flew into Los Angeles after a trip to Tahiti. She came
home. I rented a car and met with Jeff Trask and the Southern
California 912 crowd at the Dunkels car show and swap meet. This has
been a very popular event for a ...
Jan 1, 2004 Anti-Football Run - 01 Jan 2004.
This was a tour that is
organized by Martin Swig and Dan Radowicz each year. This year 3
912s joined the group that took place at the tail end of a huge
storm. The drive starts in Mill Valley and terminates for lunch at
Poggio in Sausalito.
CSRG Races September 26-28, 2003 - 28 Sep 2003.
I went to Sears Point to see the CSRG races the weekend of September
26, the guest of John and Petey Thornton and their son Eli.
The mechanical picnic is an opportunity for guests to ride in the race
cars just before the lunch ...
Concours at Ledson Winery - 28 Sep 2003.
The Redwood Region, Zone 7, PCA sponsored a Concours D'Elegance at the
Ledson Winery at the north end of the Napa valley a few miles east of
Santa Rosa. This was my first visit to this event - it is
Ledson Winery is a beautiful ...
Bay 912 Rally Sep, 2003 - 21 Sep 2003.
For a different kind of local 912 event, we went on a 'rally' starting
at Alice's Restaurant, driving down to the coast and back to a park
for lunch. It was fun and I hope they do it again.
2003 German AutoFest - 13 Sep 2003.
The German AutoFest is a two day Porsche show that takes place at the
Ventura Seasside Park and is a gathering place for 912s. It includes
an indutry show, concours, literature, for sale corral, and swap meet.
Ventura is 320 miles ...
Black Hawk Concours and Museum - 07 Sep 2003.
There was a PCA Zone 7 concours at the Blackhawk Museum on Sep 7,
2003. We saw some nice Porsches. Prizes were won by both the 912 that
entered. There was an interesting 356 daily driver and we went to the
Monterey Historics, 2003 - 18 Aug 2003.
We have been going to the Monterey Historics for several years and
have been posting pictures of it on this site since 2000 (and if you
look around a bit there are also some from 1998, the Porsche 50th
1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35 - 22 Jun 2003.
This is Peter Giddings 1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35, chassis #50013
(Scuderia Ferrari #65) at the Palo Alto concours. Peter races these
old cars at the CSRG races. One time I saw the 1935 Tipo C at a CSRG
race, but it had a new paint job. He said, no that is a different car
than this one. They have adjacent serial numbers!
Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance June, 2003 - 22 Jun 2003.
The Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance for 2003 was interesting as
usual. We have been going to this event every year since 1998. This
year, the special interst groups were Corvettes, Bugattis and race
cars. CSRG was invited and John ...
Bugatti - 22 Jun 2003.
This car won the Most Elegant Open award in the 1999 Palo Alto
Concours d'Elegance and the Best of Show at the 2000 Hillsboro
Concours in addition to other awards.
Shown by the Morgan Family. ...
Argentina-Alaska - Following their Dream - 22 Jun 2003.
Herman and Cande Zapp of Buenos Aires are dreaming of driving a 1928
Graham Paige from Argentina to Alaska.They've been on the road for 3
1/2 years on that project. Their parents expected them back after a
couple of days. Thay had a baby on the way, ran out of money within 6
months of starting and have now figured out how to self finance the
trip by selling paintings and a copies of their book for $10. They had
a spring break down in Mexico, but was given a part from an antique
car show down the street.
Camping out at Parts Obsolete - 08 Jun 2003.
And we got this neat T-shirt.
The water truck kept the dust down.
Buy a gear shift knob, get a free beer for
$2.00. Or you could do like I did and just buy a beer for $2.00.
Rick taking his morning ...
Swap Meet at the Campout - 08 Jun 2003.
The swap meet is on Sunday. We had a full day of driving in front of
us so did not stay very long. We did make a walk around and saw some
interesting things including a couple of guys that create wood rimmed
Cars at the Campout - 07 Jun 2003.
The display area at the compout on Saturday had about 190 cars in it
from new to old. Porsches, VWs and replicas.
Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville Oregon - 07 Jun 2003.
Here is the Hughes Flying Boat. It had many names
including the HK-1 (Hughes-Kaiser), the H-4 (after Kaiser withdrew),
Hercules, Wooden Wonder (Flying Magazine) and the Spruce Goose (the
8 Pratt & Whitney ...
The Bone Yard - 07 Jun 2003.
At the back of the Parts Opsolete property are the scrapped cars.
Some sad, others amusing.
Race Cars at Parts Obsolete - 06 Jun 2003.
Gary Emory's son Rod runs the race car program at Parts Obsolete. They
restore and create race cars for customers including a pair of 356 for
Ted Rogers, and John Thornton's 912.
Parts at Parts Obsolete Campout 2003 - 06 Jun 2003.
Gary Emory runs the parts department at Parts Obsolete. A couple of years ago they purchased a major Southern
California Salvage operation and trucked 23 semi trailer loads of
Porsche parts to Oregon. This was in addition to the parts from
earlier businesses including a collection of early Porsche Racing
Parts Obsolete Campout - The Trip - 05 Jun 2003.
This was a long trip for Rick and I. We hoped the old car would
survive but did not really plan for it not working. We did have a
couple of minor problems with the dip-stick tube comming loose from
the case which led to some erroneous oil level readings. We also had
to stop often for Rick to attend to his medical needs. But I know he
enjoyed the trip a lot.
Parts Heaven Swap and Councours June 2003 - 01 Jun 2003.
This event included a couple of the 912 gang in the councours and a
chance to meet and talk to Tony Eugeneo, the key guy.
2003 Fresno Greater Valley Councours d'Elegance - 19 May 2003.
This was the third year we've gone to the Fresno Concours, typically
the first event of the season and always an interesting one. This
time Asha came along and we stopped at Brian Mendel's after the
show for a nice visit.
CSRG Races at Thunderhill May, 2003 - 13 May 2003.
My brother Rick and I drove up to Thunderhill for the Saturday session
of the May CSRG races. Thunderhill is about 3 hours north of San Jose
at Willows, CA just off Interstate 5 between Sacramento and
Redding. This was our first trip ...
902 Racing Through Turn 7 - 29 Mar 2003.
Here is a sequence of John Thornton's 902 racing at Sears Point in the
CSRG race on Saturday, March 29. This is the second lap where the cars
are still jockeying for position and are tightly bunched.
CSRG Races March, 2003 - 29 Mar 2003.
We spent the weekend at Sears Point for the CSRG races, the guest of
John and Petey Thornton, the owner of the #902 912 race car. Each of
the CSRG races includes a special race for another group. This race
featured the PreWar Racing ...
CSRG Weekend in Black & White - 29 Mar 2003.
One of my cameras usually has black and white film. Here are some
shots from the CSRG race week end.
Hey, he is using the same kind of a camera as me!
Captain Marco's 1938 Austin 7 Special.
WOOOOOO! Gorgeous ...
CSRG Race at Sears Point - 24 Mar 2003.
A Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) race
was held at Sear Point, April 22-24. This group is one of a number of
clubs in the country ...
Bay 912 Anniversary Meeting Feb 2003 - 09 Feb 2003.
Our first meeting was Feb 9, 2002, at the
Coyote Creek Golf course. There were 7 cars and 9 owners at that
one. Now a year later 20 cars and several additional owners and others
interested in these old 912s ...
Bay 912 Breakfast Jan 2003 - 12 Jan 2003.
The Bay 912 group got together for breakfast on Sunday, January 12,
2003 at McCarthy Ranch. 11 cars showed up plus the owners of 3 more. A
very pleasant morning.
Here are 10 of the 11 cars. That's my blue car out
of place near the ...
Emeryville Field Trip - 21 Dec 2002.
We took a field trip to Emeryville today. I wanted to replace the fan
shroud on my new engine because the old
one has some stress cracks in it.
We went to Easy, an east bay Porsche salvage
Swap Meet and Concours at Carlson, September, 2002 - 17 Sep 2002.
This years Carlson Porsche swap meet and concours was held at their
new Redwood City facility on the same weekend as the German Auto Fest
in Ventura and the Pacific Roundup, Vancouver, B.C. for 356
enthusiasts. I thought that the ...
Monterey Historics 2002 - American Cars - 18 Aug 2002.
Le Mans Class Winning Corvette and Trophy
2002 Le Mans Corvette C5-R. First in class, 11 th
overall. R Fellows,J O'Connell, O Gavin.
2000 Rolex 24 Daytona Dodge Viper ...
Porsches at 2002 Monterey Historics - 18 Aug 2002.
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, chasis 034, 1500cc driven by Robert L. Baker
and winner of the The Ken Miles Trophy (The representation of a
vintage race car under 1500cc).
Monterey Historics, 2002 - 18 Aug 2002.
The featured mark this year was Corvette. For Corvette lovers, it was
a terrific show, including a parade of 50, one from each year that the
Corvette has been in production.
Here were the shots ...
Bugatti's at the 2000 Historics - 18 Aug 2002.
Early Alfa's at Monterey Historics - 18 Aug 2002.
We stopped and looked at a couple of '30s Alfa racing cars.
1934 Alfa Romeo P3. 3200cc. John Shirley.
Overhead cam ...
Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance 2002 - 23 Jun 2002.
The 36th Annual Palo Alto Conccours d'Elegance was again held on the
Stanford Campus Sunday, June 23, 2002. The featured marks were
Cadillac on their 100th anniversary and Alfa Romeo.
As usual there where some extraorginary Porsches ...
Ken Brown with Plaque - 02 Jun 2002.
All that work is paying off.
First Place 900 Series Street. ...
Parts Heaven Swap and Concours, June 2002 - 02 Jun 2002.
We just learned that Ken Brown won first in class. Another great
showing for Ken and his 912!
The weather was a overcast and chilly in the morning.
Fresno Greater Valley Concours 2002 - 25 May 2002.
The Greater Valley Concours d'Elegance on the California State
University grounds in Fresno has a Concours within a Concours. The
Sequoia Region of Zone 7 of the Porsche Club of America hosts the 2nd
Zone Councours of the 2002 ...
Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance 2002 - 10 May 2002.
The Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance is the oldest running classic car
show on the West coast. The featured mark for 2002 is Porsche which
inspired us to visit it for the first time.
There were two 912s shown, one of which we saw a ...
Bay912.org - Parts Heaven Mar 2002 - 09 Mar 2002.
Amused by the thought of being seen on Dave's 912
After gathering briefly at the McCarthy Ranch, 5 912s drove together
to Parts Heaven soon met by several
others, including ...
Bay912.org First meeting - Feb 2002 - 09 Feb 2002.
At the suggestion and organizational push of Craig Norton, a group of
Northern California 912 owners met today at the Coyote Creek Golf
course just south of San Jose to meet each other, breakfast, pictures
Monterey Historics, 2001 - 18 Aug 2001.
My brother Rick and I spent Saturday, August 18, at Laguna Seca at the
Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races. I took a few pictures with
the digital camera which are shown here and quite a few more black
& that were taken with ...
Swap Meet and Concours at Carlson, August, 2001 - 05 Aug 2001.
Here are some pictures taken with both the Leica and the digital
camera of the Concours at Carlson Porsche-Audi. There were more cars
in the Concour than last year, but no 912s.
Carlson Porsche is in Palo Alto just off 101 near ...
Lodi Concours Yosemite Region 2001 - 01 Jul 2001.
This is a repeat of the event held last September. It follows the Palo
Alto Concours by only a week. It is hot in the Sacramento Valley in
the summer time. On the way home, it was 108 deg F indicated on the
temperature gauge of the 912.
Monterey Concours July 2001 - 15 Jun 2001.
The councours tour continues, this weekend in Monterey. There was a
great turnout of 356 cars including some very fine show cars.
Down the line they were beginning to judge the 356's. Reach way in
behind the engine and check for ...
Parts Heaven Concours and Swap Meet, June 2001 - 10 Jun 2001.
This is the third swap meet I've been to at Parts Heaven and is bigger
than either of the earlier ones last year. More of everything -
vendors, cars for sales and more cars entered in the Concours
Palo Alto Concours 2001 - 02 Jun 2001.
The Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance of 2001 was held on the Stanford
University campus and again represents a delightful collection of cars
from the near ridiculous to the sublime. In the former category, at
last year's event, we saw a ...
Greater Valley Concours 2001 - 20 May 2001.
The Greater Valley Concours d'Elegance, Fresno, CA.
For the second year, nearly on the anniversary of the 912 purchase, my
brother Rick and I went to this, the second PCA Zone 7 Concours of the
season. We drove the 912 and parked ...
Zone 7 Concours at Niello Porsche - April 2001 - 08 Apr 2001.
Niello Porsche in Sacramento is a strong northern California Porsche
dealer with a fine WEB presence and
considerable inventory in new and used cars. Their facility was the
home of the first Zone 7 ...
Parts Heaven Councours & Swap Oct 2000 - 08 Oct 2000.
Sunday October 8 was not a good day for a Porsche club event because
of the competition from other venues. The Raiders were playing the
49ers. The Yanks were playing the As and the Mets were playing the
Giants. It was Fleet Week in San Francisco where the Blue Angels were
performaing. As a result there were fewer swap meet booths and fewer
concours entries than usual, but we still met a 912 owner for the
first time, saw some nice cars and took some pictures.
Lodi Concours Yosemite Region 2000 - 17 Sep 2000.
My brother Rick and I drove the 912 to Lodi on September 17 to the
Yosemite Region Concours held at the Wind & Roses Inn. The little car
ran perfectly, complete with new engine and door sound dampening,
getting over 24 mpg for the trip. Traffic seemed to be going at least
70 mph and we still have noticeable acceleration at those speeds.
Monterey Historics, 2000 - 20 Aug 2000.
The 27th annual Monterey Historic Auto Race at Laguna Seca August
18-20, 2000. Thomas Dyall, my wife Ashas grand nephew, visiting from
the island of Reunion in the south Indian Ocean, and I went to the
races for a couple of hours on ...
Carlson Zone 7 Concours 2000 - 03 Aug 2000.
I went to this event with Thomas Dyall, my wifes grand nephew
visiting from Reunion Island. There was one 912 entered in the
concours and two more for sale that I spotted in the parking lot.
Ken Brown who we met at the 2000 ...
Monterey Bay Region Zone Concours 2000 - 23 Jun 2000.
Asha and I drove the Boxster to this event which took place at the
park north of fishermans wharf. There were about 25 cars shown
including one 912 that I had not seen before.
July 23, 2000 showing a very nice black 356 in the ...
Palo Alto Concours 2000 - 22 Jun 2000.
Unfortunately, there was only enough battery left in my camera to take
two pictures at this show. There were 2 912s, many 356s and other
The Guards Red 912 owned by Don Massaro, Atherton, CA. shown below was
also at the ...
Parts Heaven Concours and Swap Meet 2000 - 10 Jun 2000.
This was the first swap meet I went to after getting the 912. Bought a
pair of 944 seats, a 914 jack to replace the broken one that came with
my car, and other goodies.
Greater Valley Concours 2000 - 30 May 2000.
Greater Valley Concours, Fresno CA. My brother Rick and I went to this
event, the first PCA Zone 7 concours we have visited. Drove the
Boxster. There was one 912 in the Concours. Talked to Ken Testa, the
owner of that car, and ...