On March 11th & 12th, the club returned to Dana Point for the 46th annual Festival of Whales.
There, we had a two-day car show called the “British Invasion”. The AHASC, along with the LA Jaguar Owners Club, invited other British cars to attend, including MGs, Triumphs, Minis, Cobras and a Morris Minor. All told, about 30 cars attended each day.
We were parked up on a grass strip, next to the public walkway in front of the harbor...and had great foot traffic and a lot of interest in our classic cars. The weather was pleasant, with a mixture of sunshine and fog. For those who stayed overnight, we had an excellent dinner at the Dana West Yacht club Saturday night and a few of us went back there for Sunday lunch. In the afternoons, wine miraculously appeared around cocktail hour.
Attending were Greg & Sandra Aden, Mike Biss & Anna Johansson, Mitch & Lisa Gonzales, Marty Hovivian, Steve & Cindy Kirby, Chuck & Dawn Lakowski, Duke Hingley, George Merino, Tim & Joyce McNiff, Jay & Katie Miller, Terry Morgan, Allan & Tina Perry, Peter & Alexandra Roses, Van Schultz, Mike & Kathy Scroggie, Tom Spangler, Tony & Debbie Trentacost, Steve Yates, and Jim Young.
This show was a good mixture of classic British cars; and the owners shared their stories and experiences with the other owners and sightseers alike.