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08-22-2003, 02:43 AM
I think it's time for another drive...how about it...let me here from all of those in the immediate area...and lets see if we can get more cars together than we had on our last drive...

I haven't done a route out yet...but I'm thinking a drive down the coast from Huntington Beach area...down to San Clementine...with some side routes...like the Newport Peninsula...also we'll stop for lunch somewhere...and see who can tell the tallest tales...hey we can even talk about all those MG guys back east...that wish they were in Southern Cal...

I'm going to say let try for...September 13th...school should be back in...and Saturday traffic down by the beach should be less...by then...okay...lets see a show of hands...

Oh...the drive will start around 9:30-10:00 am until we get finished...which should be around noon...

This is open to everyone that is visiting on this Forum...Jag's, Healey's, MG's, Triumph's...etc..those in the greater Orange County area...hey even those in LA County that want to met some of the names you see on this board...our last trip was lot's of fun... graemlins/driving.gif

Okay...it's hands time... graemlins/savewave.gif graemlins/savewave.gif

08-22-2003, 10:15 AM
Wish I could make it! Oh by the way, when planning the route, watch out for Basil's road works and don't forget to bribe the officials every now and again. images/icons/grin.gif

tony barnhill
08-22-2003, 10:22 AM
Henri...don't forget to post pics...we had a great "show/tech session" at Tom Bedenbaugh's in Memphis for our friends in this part of the country last week....maybe Basil needs to start thinking about a centralized forun meet/rally - not virtual but real!

08-22-2003, 11:05 AM
Sounds great Henri!

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Assuming that my better half doesnít already have plans for us that weekend, you can count me in. The only down side is that PITB drive up Ė itís all freeway driving and not a lot of fun in an MGB. However itís only about an hour & a half drive from where I live in San Diego County to the Huntington Beach area, so itíd be worth it for me if the timing is right.

Keep us informed as the plans jell.


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08-22-2003, 12:37 PM


08-22-2003, 01:17 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by tony barnhill:
&lt;snip&gt;....maybe Basil needs to start thinking about a centralized forun meet/rally - not virtual but real!<hr></blockquote>

Actually, I've tought of that. Was just waiting for the membership to grow to the point we'd have better chance for good turn out:

See this thread (https://www.britishcarforum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=8&t=000028)


tony barnhill
08-22-2003, 01:37 PM
Well, there ya go...great minds think alike! graemlins/cheers.gif

08-22-2003, 06:52 PM
Hey...I'm looking for some people to do a ride with...let's focus... coolgleam.gif

Super 7
08-22-2003, 09:07 PM
You might consider getting up early enough to hit the every Saturday meet at Magnolia and Adams in HB before the run. I assure you, if you have never been, it is worth seeing. You do need to be there by 6 or 6:30 to get a good space in the lot. It is always a good show, but it needs more British cars.

My Ford V8 powered Cortina is currently housed in Anaheim. I am happy to be working right now, but unfortunately it is on a missle defense site in Alaska, or I would go.

I spent most of the last two winters in Orange County, and hit Magnolia and Adams many a Saturday Morning. The beauty is that it is over by 8:30 or 9, so it doesnt wast too much of your day.

Maybe next winter, for me.


Don't you mean San Clemency?

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08-23-2003, 12:00 AM

Send me your key as I would be happy to take the V8 Cortina out for a little exercise images/icons/wink.gif

My Subaru WRX wouldn't really fit in.


Melvin R. Caslis
08-24-2003, 01:02 AM
Hi Henri,
If the Bugeye still starts and I can still fit into it we'll be there. Just let us know when and where.
You just gotta stay focused.

John Loftus
08-26-2003, 04:26 PM
Hi Henry,

Sounds like fun but I will be hiking Mount Whitney on the 11th and participating in a 100 mile bike ride around the Mammoth area on the 13th. Did you say something about LBC owners needing to work out? graemlins/iagree.gif

Anyway, the Healey is still being restored but I might be able to get an alternate ride for the next OC jaunt. Keep 'em coming.


08-27-2003, 12:45 AM
Okay...where are all the sign-up's people...I got one guy on a mountain-bike...another trying to drive someone else car...a transplant in Wisconsin who wants to be "virtually" there...and a MG from San Diego County...and a "Bugeye" that might not start...

Where are you...DougR, Healeygal, Tintinmilou and the rest of you Orange County people...let's see those hands... graemlins/savewave.gif

08-27-2003, 01:25 AM
Hi Henri,

Having trouble focusing - it's been so hot!! Haven't had my Healey out on a ride since the middle of July after getting back from the meet in Eureka, but I'll be there in September, will be watching for place and time.

08-28-2003, 03:19 AM
I'll come down from San Luis Obispo if I have my car sorted out by the 13th. But that is indefinite. I have a few other things that I need to do in La anyway so this would give me a good excuse to take the spitfire.

08-30-2003, 04:14 AM
Henri, Count me in. Work has been getting in the way lately, but the 13th sounds good.

08-30-2003, 01:55 PM
Hand graemlins/savewave.gif

Paul W.
08-31-2003, 11:42 PM
Both hands graemlins/savewave.gif Count me in, it sounds like fun.

May I suggest the car show at Crystal Cove as another alternative meeting site or maybe a stop along the way. Lots of nice sports cars attend that show. I think the Triumph club meets there on the second tuesday of the month for there weekend breakfast drive. Hey, by coincidence, that's the 13th also! I'll see if I can find more info. Will you be emailing more specifics on the drive to those of us who are interested?

Paul W.
1964 TR4
TS 29734 LO

09-02-2003, 12:31 AM
Well it looks like might have a little crowd of LBC's running up the coast on the 13th...I'm just finalizing the starting and finishing site...looking for a great place to eat...and we'll be off...I know there are still some people out there that are in Orange County...please try to make this ride...we'd love to meet you...maybe we can get 10-15 cars...on this drive...let seee.. graemlins/driving.gif

Paul W.
09-07-2003, 01:55 AM
As promised, more info on another British car cruise on Saturday 9/13/03 in Orange County.

Triumph Register of Southern California will be meeting at Crystal Cove shopping center parking lot at 7:00AM on PCH, just south of Corona del Mar. They will gather and enjoy the sports car/hot rod show until 8:15 when the TR caravan will depart, driving through a back bay scenic drive in Newport. From there, they meet and have breakfast together.

I'm not suggesting we join them for breakfast, or anything else for that matter, at least not without checking with them first. I'm just making you aware of more Brit cars that will be motoring about in OC on that day. I may join up with them first if your 9:30 start time holds true.

Paul W.
1964 Triumph TR4

09-11-2003, 02:47 PM

Hey Henri, got a starting place and time yet?

09-12-2003, 03:31 AM
Okay...here is the plan...we are to meet at Beach and Pacific Coast Hwy...Healeygal says there is a Hilton Hotel...with a large parking lot just north of Beach on Pacific Coast Hwy...try to get there around 9:30 in the morning...as we'll leave at 10:00 am...

If your get lost...or can't find us...call me on my cell phone...714-299-1763...

Hope to see all of you there...bring your camera's...

We'll be driving down the coast to San Clemente...where we will have lunch... graemlins/iagree.gif