The Kingstons made it into SLO late last night from Phoenix ....staying at La Quinta due to last minute (second almost) change of plans .... two minute walk from Quality Inn !!!!
Paul L. Watts posted:
I just made the lunch reservation for 12 "Whackadooz" at Monterey's Lalla Grill (Del Monte Shopping Center) @ 12 Noon - Just look for the funny looking Volkswagens parked nearby.
See y'all there and then!
Was great meeting everyone at Lalla grill. Nice to put a face with the name. Enjoy SLO. @@Vlad nice drive back. Hope the wife and yourself had a great time at SC
Terry Nuckels posted:
@OCC, you have hats? I want a hat.
“If you get a hat, then you most certainly will want the monogrammed speedo with the Plastic car logo....and of course you must get the rare African onyx, hand-carved toothpick in the shape of a 356 hood handle, commemorating the cruise. I tell you, I am saving a mint by not going!” ... He said jealously.
Just thought I’d share a few shots I snapped of the NorCal caravan’s southern journey on the PCH1. We were fortunate enough to have a few slow cars in front of our group (including a motor home) that refused to move over to allow us to pass; allowing us to take in the sites, clean our cars, do some knitting; while we slowly chugged down to SLO.
Awesome shots Kevin and Ryan! You guys are really doing the non-participants a solid by posting your pics. Post freely, post often. Oh yah, make sure those knitting needles are stowed away while you are on the road. You don’t need those flying about the cockpit!
^^^What Brian said^^^ Great shots Ryan and Kevin!
And I agree with Stan- we need hats! Maybe with PCCA embroidered across the front?
And to add- you guys have an absolutely awesome day!
I love the idea of an SOC or PCCA hat, but (no offence Brian) I wouldn't be caught dead in a hat like that. Maybe dark grey washed cotton? I'll bet it's an older guy thing...
Something like this with an SOC logo stitched in slightly darker? I just can't see myself doing the hiphop/rapper lid.
Y'all have a safe journey home. Wish we could do it again next weekend! Memorable moment among many: the fuel stop at Chevron in Paso/Niblick on the route, that's my regular Saturday morning top off. (Warmup from my garage is a neutral coast down the hill for some premium) To see Speedsters take over all the pumps, awesome, AND the ARCO across the street . I'll be in Paso in the meantime, give me a buzz if you come through. - Marcel
I am sure you can “bend” the hat to your liking
What are the specs of that hat? You know the drill. Is it 100 thread count per inch or a polymer blend. What percentage poly versus cotton? What is the weight difference between the mesh hat versus full cotton hat. If mesh, how many holes are in the plastic strap? If it's a buckle adjustment, what is the tension strength of the buckle? Can the hat brim be manually manipulated for a vintage curve? What would be the proper radius for a vintage curvature of the brim versus a more outlaw curve?
By the way, Longfella, what's your name. These avatar signatures are immoral.
Disclaimer: Just joking and having a little fun on here!
i drill holes in my hat to make it lighter
Safe drive home everyone
@SimplifyTALightness wrote- "Marcel is the name, and I believe I'm 1 of 2,..."
Thank you Marcel. Don't worry, I haven't met the other Marcel (is he a club member?) and don't even know who he is, but it will stay Marcel. Not Marcel 1. Or Marcel 2. Or Other Marcel.
i drill holes in my hat to make it lighter
After taking the time to compute structural integrity with various hole patterns and weight lost with each (69 different patterns and hole size scenarios with weight added for sewing hole edges so holes didn't fray uncontrollably and sun coverage/structural integrity was lost were run in the sophisticated engineering software on the newest, state of the art computing machine available in the secluded Yoda cave) it has been determined that in the interest of protecting my and other bald heads from the damaging rays of the sun that the official model for older farts should have no holes.
Sincerely yours, Al Lightening Holes Blanchette
I got home with the car’s own power, the ignition keeps cutting off and on again, I had to stop do some shade tree coil replacement and go on. I am not sure if it really the coil or the distributor. What is difficult to diagnose is the intermittent nature of the cut off.
Great to see some familiar faces and some new faces. I hope everybody will get home safe.
See you next year.
Another great event under our belts! Each year breaks the previous year's attendance record. This was largest group yet with 35 cars in our entourage and 70 knuckleheads and friends to wreak havoc at our host hotel.
I will start another thread to solicit pics and videos with some instruction for submitting. I will finish the Carlisle 2019 video and post later this week then will commence on 2019 SLO to post following week.
Greg, I concur, this was a great reunion if not the best we've had since I've been hanging around here the past 5 years.
Robert went to great lengths in terms of planning and running the show, the guide-books are a great example of that and the meal last night...spectacular!
Kudos too, for the great decals that will make their way onto our vintage suitcase for future speedster trips. Was Teby responsible for those? They are great!
Marcel is the name, and I believe I'm 1 of 2, met the other Marcel at lunch in Santa Margarita. However don't call me Marcel #2
Great lunch stop too BTW, good views...
We lost a great opportunity to make a speedster traffic light with the red, yellow and green speedsters. Next year!!
@@Kevin would have been a great poster/shirt graphics. Red Yellow and Green speedster
House LongFella made it back safe. I thought my Speedster was going to overheat when I went through Thousand Oaks at 106F outside temp in stop and go traffic... had to have been at least 125F inside the Speedster... it was HOT AS HELL!!!
That heat is making me re-think what I engine I put in the Coupe. It would have been too hot for my wifey and daughter...