Greetings Group, Wow! Great Day. Great turn out. Eleven Classics and nineteen classy people. There was so much to see and share in the parking lot that we were a little late for breakfast.
We all gave a shout out to our good friend Bill Wilkman, who couldn't attend due to a biking accident. He's recovering and we expect to see him next month. Get well Bill! For Show & Tell I shared a failed solar battery maintainer with the group. The two-year-old unit failed where the lead wire goes into the solar panel head. The wires partially shorted out and it became a heater. The wire burned through the car cover, scorched the paint on the hood and melted part of the rubber on the front bumper of my Toyota Tundra.
It could have been worse. The original pigtail that connects the panel to the battery did not have an inline fuse. There's a lot of amps in a car battery. I also keep all my Healeys on battery maintainers. They all now have a heavier-gauge pigtail with an inline low ampere fuse. See pictured in upper right of picture. Available from Amazon. Be safe.
Those in Classics: Allan and Tina Perry - '60 Austin-Healey 3000 BN7 Modified, Mark Gorden - '60 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7, Jim Cregg - '60 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7, Ron and Sandy Davies - '56 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 Modified, Larry Maloney - '79 Lancia Zagato, Randy Clary - '73 Jensen Healey, Pat McInturff - '52 MG TD, Bill Cowieson - '69 MGB - Original Owner.
Those in Future Classics: Bob Upton - '04 Chrysler Crossfire, Keith Downs - '03 Honda S-2000 - Original owner, Tom Yaeger - '01 Plymouth Prowler - Original Owner, Jimmie Davis - '03 Mercury Marquis, Bob Saber - '21 Jaguar F-type R, Larry Reynolds - '08 Infinity G 37 S, Dianne Wilkman -