7’s Picnic

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.

Leaving home with the 7 on a trailer.

That 7 is mighty close in the rear view mirror

That 7 is mighty close in the rear view mirror

Pit stop at Gold Run

Pit stop at Gold Run

The 7 line up before the drive

The 7 line up before the drive

Panoramic view of all the cars with Sarah & Dave in foreground

Panoramic view of all the cars with Sarah & Dave in foreground

Adam,Dave & Julie

Adam,Dave & Julie

Adam, Dave & Dot

Adam, Dave & Dot

Larry, Goya & Doug's wife

Larry, Goya & Doug’s wife

Grid line up, ready for the drive

Grid line up, ready for the drive

Dot, sitting on the grid

Dot, sitting on the grid

Rear view

Rear view

We found this Frog Eye at the cafe on Skyline Boulevard

We found this Frog Eye at Alice’s Restaurant on Skyline Boulevard

Also this Morgan +4

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.

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

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

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

Car inspections going on

Mark's limited soft top from "Softbits for sevens"

Mark’s limited soft top from “Softbits for sevens”

Close up of the top

Close up of the top

Julie's short top has a zipper

Julie’s short top has a zipper

Wind deflector & mirror on Lucy Cate(Jeff & Julie's 7)

Wind deflector & mirror on Lucy Cate(Jeff & Julie’s 7)

This is Sean's engine, Duratec, Cosworth and ~260bhp

This is Sean’s engine, Duratec, Cosworth and ~260bhp

Mark's engine in his CSR with Euro style exhaust

Mark’s engine in his CSR with Euro style exhaust

Sean's inboard suspension

Sean’s inboard suspension

Mark, Sarah, Sean & Lorraine

Mark, Sarah, Sean & Lorraine

Lorraine, Steve, Andreas & Dave (with eye's closed)

Lorraine, Steve, Andreas & Dave (with eye’s closed)

 

 

Heading home the following morning

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……

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