The annual California Caterham Club picnic was held at Vasona Park in Los Gatos. This year 17 cars attended, several Caterhams, a Lotus, a Westfied, a Birkin and 2 WCMs. Following are the pictures……and some video links, with the drive map at the end.
Leaving home with the 7 on a trailer.
That 7 is mighty close in the rear view mirror
Pit stop at Gold Run
The 7 line up before the drive
Panoramic view of all the cars with Sarah & Dave in foreground
Adam,Dave & Julie
Adam, Dave & Dot
Larry, Goya & Doug’s wife
Grid line up, ready for the drive
Dot, sitting on the grid
We found this Frog Eye at Alice’s Restaurant on Skyline Boulevard
Also this Morgan +4
On returning, we discovered Dave Lowe’s car on a AAA trick, he had only managed about 1 mile before the engine died. Suspected head gasket.
This was half the gang
Left to right: (omitting the non 7’s)Doug Lowe’s, Larry & Goya’s Birkin, Raul’s WCM, Jeff & Julie Hamlin’s Lucy Cate; GWise’s red Lotus 7.
and the other half making 17 total
Left to right (back): Jeff &Julie Hamlin’s Lucy Cate; GWise’s red Lotus 7; Jim’s blue WCM; Russ, Andreas, Mark & Sarah Pierpoint’s CSR 175, my 7.
Left to right (front): Sean’s; the Westfield; green 7; Adam’s CSR260; John’s green 7 with yellow nose & gull wings; CASweede Don’s green 7 with yellow stripe & gull wings; Mopho’s yellow 7
Car inspections going on
Mark’s limited soft top from “Softbits for sevens”
Close up of the top
Julie’s short top has a zipper
Wind deflector & mirror on Lucy Cate(Jeff & Julie’s 7)
This is Sean’s engine, Duratec, Cosworth and ~260bhp
Mark’s engine in his CSR with Euro style exhaust
Sean’s inboard suspension
Mark, Sarah, Sean & Lorraine
Lorraine, Steve, Andreas & Dave (with eye’s closed)
Heading home the following morning
Here’s a link to Mopho’s video: http://vimeo.com/103043966
Here’s a link to Julie’s video: http://vimeo.com/103079152
Here is the drive route……