A great day, and really enjoyable car show. The day started cool, and stayed very comfortable all day. A fair ocean breeze and lightly overcast skies kept it quite nice.
We mustered at the Carmel Mountain Ranch Haggen’s Food & Pharmacy as planned, with 9 cars making the caravan to the show:
Mike Sherbo’s 39 Chevrolet Coupe
Paul & Sigrid Bundy’s ’32 Ford Roadster
Bill and Lynn Bryan’s ’37 Ford 2dr Sedan
George & Joyce Cowman’s ’37 Buick Coupe (Wagon Masters)
Fred Adler in his ’62 Porsche 356
Alex Abosamra’s ’32 Ford Roadster
Rick & Linda Milford’s ’34 Ford Roadster
Fred LaCorte’s ’50 Oldsmobile Convertible
Bill Shiels and his ’06 Mustang GT
We made the drive down in fine fashion, arriving right at 0800, where we were greeted by some very nice and professional Marine MP’s, and processed in very quickly. We had a little mix up with getting parked, but got it worked out with most of us parked on the grass close to the bay.
Joining the group at the show were:
Patrick Burns ’68 Camaro driven by his brother Mark
Brenda Anthony’s Jeep
Ed VanLaningham & Lana Thompson in Ed’s ’49 Ford Pickup
Eric & Brenda Bence’s ’12 Dodge Challenger SRT8
This brought our group to 13 cars and 18 members at the show.
The rest of the morning and early afternoon were spent hanging out, shooting the bull, checking for prize drawings, walking the grounds seeing old friends and making new ones, and eating. The show greatly improved the food offerings over last year, with 3 food trucks in addition to the Bay Club Restaurant and the Boat House Grill. There was plenty to eat and drink.
As scheduled, the awards were presented starting right at 1330, and the whole thing was done by a few minutes after 1400. No one from the Cruisers trophied this time, but there’s next year.
Here are some photos of the show:
Hanging out at MCRD on the Bay 2015.
Poway Cruisers bivouac at MCRD.
Wide shot of Poway Cruisers row at MCRD.
Wagon Masters George & Joyce Cowman’s ’37 Buick at MCRD.
Bill Bryan’s ’37 Ford 2dr Sedan at MCRD.
Fred LaCorte’s famous ’50 Oldsmobile Convertible at MCRD.
Fred Adler’s fun ’62 Porsche 356 at MCRD, complete with sexy mechanic.
Mike Sherbo’s ’39 Chevrolet Coupe.
Brenda Anthony’s ’99 Jeep Wrangler.
Paul & Sigrid Bundy’s ’32 Ford and Alex Abosamra’s ’32 Ford Roadsters.
Rick & Linda Milford’s ’34 Ford Roadster, and Bill Shiels ’06 Mustang GT’
Ed VanLaningham’s ’49 Ford F1 Pickup.
Bill Shiels with his ’06 Mustang GT.
Patrick Burns’ ’69 Camaro, brought to the show by his brother Mark.
The Jaguar Club made an impressive showing at MCRD.
The Corvette Club was also prominently displayed.
The food trucks were right in the center of the show. Good location.
Even with over 350 vehicles on display, there was still room for more. We should shoot for 20 cars next year.
George & Joyce loaded up and ready to head home.
It was a very enjoyable day. We’ll definitely plan to attend next year, hopefully with a larger group.
George & Joyce Cowman