The marques for the first Sunday of March were British Cars, especially Lotus. When I arrived at Pierce College a little after 7:00am I found quite a few Lotuses, plus Austin Healey's, Rolls Royces, Aston Martins, MG's, Austins, and Jaguars.
First to arrive were Russ Thompson in his Black hardtop along with Joyce Maeda and her Florida green over white 100-6. I was followed into the reserved parking by David Thorne in his red BJ8. As we were catching up on each other's news another 3000 rolled in and parked. By the time we went to check it out the driver was gone.
I wandered over to the food truck and got my usual breakfast burrito and coffee. Then I took a tour around the parking lot to check out the other classics and ordinary cars on hand. It was during my walk-about that I ran into the driver of the unknown Healey, Frank Powell.
Frank lives in Camarillo and is also a member of the Central Coast British Car Club. His car was inherited from his father who had been a member of the national AHCA for over 25 years. This according to a plaque mounted on the car's dash.
By now it was close to 8:30 and like clockwork the Long Beach and South Bay contingent arrived after a stop at Paradise Cove.
Included in the group were Chuck Lakowski, Greg Aden, Dex Kaytis and his passenger Phil Caliva. Phil was in good spirits while complaining of his stiff hip which was recently replaced. Finally, Rich Jones pulled in driving his Sunbeam Tiger. A really good turnout by the Club and some great car viewing.