June 17, 2023
Pictures by: Danise Cover
June’s Putt took the group to The Cracked Egg.
June 15-18, 2023
Photos by: Larry Besore
Writeup by: Larry Besore
My brother Steve and I headed out scary ole I-10 early thursday morning.
It was scary because we were in a small 32 Roadster vying for spots among the 18 wheelers. That continued off and on all the way into Pomona.
Head winds then cross winds kept Steve busy keeping the Roadster in one lane.
We found our hotel and got settled in.
We got up early to get in line for entry into the show, 3rd in line, maybe we got up too early!
Friday was a respectable turn out and a multitude of cars, we could never get to them all. Wanted to walk the swap meet but….. holy smoke main lane was about 3/4 mile long with dozens of side lanes each a 1/4 mile or more long. Nope my hips would not stand for that, so we didn’t buy any treasures!
We did buy a bunch of T-shirts… because (all together now); “You can never have too many T-shirts”
Saturday morning we up early again, 2nd in line … are we in a different tine zone?
Yesterdays car count was doubled or maybe tripled! I bet there wasn’t a roadster left in California not at the show.
One stunning example after the other!
We discovered they had a tram running to and from the swap meet so we rode down and walked back. We were just doing main aisle when Steve spotted Gene Winfield’s booth. We went over wished him a happy 96th birthday, and had him autograph a Winfield T-shirt.
Hot tired and sunburnt we headed for the hotel around 4PM where we are as I write this, trying to stay wake…. Too much fun!
We headed home Sunday morning to repeat the battle with 18 wheelers!
Ya shoulda been there!
San Diego, CA
May 11-14, 2023
Pictures by: Larry Besore and Danise Cover
Writup by: Larry Besore
AND THEN THERE WERE 4
7 fun seekers in 4 cars headed out Thursday, May 11 for San Diego and over The Hill Gang’s 50 th Streak. We were expecting a bigger turnout. Ready for fun were; The Ways and the red 40 Ford, the Covers and the Blue/Grey 37 Ford, Phil Murray (sans his better half) in the many colored 37 Phantom, and the Besore’s in the red 38 Dodge Brothers.
We met up in Gila Bend to minimize the I-10 issues. Freshly fed, cars gassed, people just out of the comfort station, we headed for the I-8.
Pretty much just chilling and cruising our way to Yuma and a gas lunch break. On into San Diego and the usual traffic.
We checked into our hotel and the guys went to Campland to get registration packets.
Early Friday morning we got to the show and we’re parked in the back row so we could get out later to return to the hotel. The rest of the cars stayed overnight.
We bought raffle tickets, hung out for awhile then went to back to hotel. We walked the Pacific Beach boardwalk area for dinner.
Sat-morning early, but not early enough as we got parked in the middle of the field.
We would not be leaving anytime soon as we had cars front back and both sides.
Danise has posted a lot of photos featuring the many great cars on our website.
I added some I took, great examples of So Calif hot rods.
Sat was a long day frustrating as nobody in our group won a raffle item.
Sunday we headed home into a headwind.
Larry and Teressa told us about a restaurant in Alpine “Janet’s Montana cafe”. Good food!
The San Diego chapter was very friendly and we received a warm welcome.
Imagine … 50 years they have been doing this show! What an accomplishment…