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Fortunate To Be In Fortuna

Fortunate To Be In Fortuna

by Donna Ewald Huggins An intrepid group of (possibly) crazy people took off for a three day 500 mile sojourn to the fabulous Fortuna Auto Expo. This annual event is one of the best all around car shows I have ever attended. But first, let’s set the scene. We had ET driving Foot the ’36

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Bernard Maybeck’s 1929 Packard Returns to Its Old Haunts

September 12, 2016 By Donna Ewald Huggins The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association hosted a delightful afternoon that was perfect for fans of famed architect Bernard Maybeck and old cars. In 1929 Earle C. Anthony gave Bernard a deluxe 1929 Packard (only three were ever produced!) in appreciation for his design work on his palatial Los

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Model T Across America

Model T Across America

May 10, 2016 By Donna Ewald Huggins Here’s an article about the modern day cross-country journey of a vintage 1915 Model T across America. We were there to welcome its arrival in San Francisco and what a day it was! 1915 Model T owners Scot and Debi Kohler, who loaned their Model T to the

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4th Annual Driven to Perfection Classic Car Show in Sebastopol

4th Annual Driven to Perfection Classic Car Show in Sebastopol

By Donna Ewald Huggins May 28, 2016 On May 28th, Dean Brittingham, Transportation Coordinator at the Sebastopol Senior Center in Sebastopol, California pulled off another terrific classic car show as she wheeled the Fourth Annual Driven to Perfection Classic Car Show into the O’Reilly Center. These shows just keep getting better and better, and have

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My Friend Jeano Lacoste

My Friend Jeano Lacoste

June 1, 2016 By Donna Ewald Huggins My friend Jeano Lacoste is a true hot rodder. At 86 he still proudly drives his ’32 and ’34 Fords, often accompanied by his beautiful wife Carol. She is a bit of a hot rodder herself, and has stood by his side during countless rod runs, car tours,

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Rattletrap Road Rally

Rattletrap Road Rally

June 4th, 2016 by John Jamieson A pleasant day for a road rally turned out to be much grander than imagined! Concern for normal heavy Saturday traffic coupled with a forecast of hot dry weather forewarned that a major part of the Bay area populace might be heading north toward the coast, right into the

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Grant Fleming and his perfect ’36

Grant Fleming and his perfect ’36

1936 Ford Roadster May 18, 2016 by Grant Fleming Reprinted with Permission from the V-8 News Southern Ontario Regional Group #149 One evening in fall 2012, the phone rang. A friend in Northern Alberta had decided to sell his ’36 Roadster, and he wondered if I might be interested in acquiring the car. Having had

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The Great Race

The Great Race

June 18, 2016 Big Doings at The Great Race — San Rafael, CA to Moline, IL by Donna Ewald Huggins A really great weekend started with the showing of the 1965 lavish movie extravaganza The Great Race at the Rafael Film Center, starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, and Jack Lemon. Speaking as a vintage fashion

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Sending them Back to the Sea

Sending them Back to the Sea

June 25, 2016 By Donna Ewald Huggins We took the pickup out to Drake’s Beach in West Marin, stopping at the Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station for a great cup of coffee (no lattes here!) and one of their delicious pastries. Always a nice drive, we were about to witness something very special hosted

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Sturgeon’s Mill

Sturgeon’s Mill

June 19, 2016 By Donna Ewald Huggins On the advice of friends Brendan and Joanie Taylor, we took the roadster and coupe out to Sturgeon’s Mill in Occidental, California. What a treat! Considered one of the last great mills of its kind, this steam powered sawmill was originally built in the 1880’s near the Russian

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