2002 Club Meets
Our coming events can be found on the Announcements page.
On November 3, 3 of our cars and 4 members plus guests joined the Tierra Del Oro Pantera club for brunch at the Grand Island Mansion. The Pantera group also had only 3 cars. This was the smallest gathering for each of our clubs to date, even though we both had planned for upwards of 10-12 cars each. Was it the unfamiliar back roads that kept everyone away? Some people did get lost. To those of you who missed it, it was a really class place with some really great meals. Both clubs have pledged to try another event together in the future.
To see the Grand Island Mansion, go to: http://www.grandislandmansion.com
On the 27th, a number of our members met for brunch at H's Lordships at the Berkeley Marina. The brunch at H's Lordships is incredible. Conversations centered around the usual subjects, mostly about our service situation. The more of us that drive our cars the more we need competent service. So far, we're barely holding on. Perhaps together we will find a solution.
The 2002 Tahoe Run September 7/8
Our first run to South Lake Tahoe and Reno worked out very well. Everyone had a great time, there was lots to see and we drew a crowd everywhere we went.
'You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant.'
Alice's Restaurant, Way up on Skyline Blvd. was our August 11 club meet destination. Alice's (not the one Arlo Guthrie made famous) is high in the hills between the coast and South San Francisco Bay. It's a popular meeting place for motorcycle groups and others with a 'need for speed'. The road is both winding and fast - a perfect course for both high speed bikes and DeLoreans. It's the kind of road where our cars really shine. I found that the car could handle the road better than my abilities as I tried to keep up with a band of kamikaze motorcycles who were taking the turns so fast that their knees were scraping the ground in the corners. - Exciting!
At the lunch we talked about the Tahoe/Reno weekender on the 7/8 of September and went over the details for the Tech weekend with Don Steger Sept. 28/29.
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Club BBQ, July 14, 2002
10 cars and 11 owners plus a few spouses attended the club BBQ.
A few photos of the cars. A few more came later and didn't make it into theses photos.
At last, down to business!
And in a very belated ceremony, Gary receives his 3rd place award for our 2001 Car Show.
Sandy's car was down at DeLorean One getting the On$$e over so he brought his 'American' car.
The United British Sports Car Club of Sacramento All British Motorcar Show and Swap Meet.
May 19th, 2002.
From Ken Montgomery, President, NCDMC.
My local British Car Club hosts one of the largest all-British car shows on the area. Our own Richard Lew took first place in class last year and he was featured in the new 'Winners Circle' at the show. This year, I took first in our class, but it was only me and John Forscutt that brought our DeLoreans.
This year we had a little trouble with the rain. It looked OK in the morning and it wasn't supposed to rain but by mid-day it started coming down in buckets. I was really unhappy because I've got a major leak in the vent system and my passenger side footwell and the blower assembly were flooded with water. This is something I've not been able to fix. Otherwise, it was a good start to the day. There were over 200 cars (until it started to rain) so the UBSCC did OK.
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More Mini pics A 1980 Lotus Esprit and a 2000 Esprit Richard fell asleep in his car and didn't notice it had started to rain! Crowding under the tents in the downpour during the raffle (I won an umbrella! Very handy!)
Derby Day 2002
On May 4, the club President, along with the Pantera Club participated in Derby Day 2002 at Lucchetti Ranch, a private estate in Wilton. This was a $250 a person fund raiser benefiting Miracles Through Music, Sierra Adoption Services and WIND Youth Center and Shelter.
Here are some of the cars near the lake for the house. There were around 25 cars total.
A view of a portion of the main house.
A couple of shots of the cars from the house side of the lake near/in the gazebo
Off camera, a full size big band group was playing. They had hired swing dancers to dance to the band.
Back from the house was the stables, which contained several race horses.
Our cars were placed on a picturesque, grassy area surrounding a beautiful lake on the 500 acre ranch (click on any of the above images to see a larger image).
We were invited, along with several other exotic car marquees, to attend this is private $250 a person fund raiser and all we had to pay was $25 to cover the lunch! Big screens were set up to watch the Kentucky Derby, which participants could bet on (all in the name of charity of course).
It would have been nice to have a stronger showing for our cars but I had just found out about the event a week before when we were invited by the Pantera club. Their President headed the car show portion of the event. It was a great chance to get in contact with other exotic car club members. There's been several discussions going on about combining some of our groups for outings and other events.
They plan to do this again next year and I'm sure we'll get more notice next time.
April 21, 2002:Brunch at El Torito Restaurant in Concord.
Thanks for looking at our photos. We hope you can make it to one of our gatherings!