On Sunday morning a lively group of PCA members, 25 members in all with 13 cars, met at Starbucks in Manteca to embark on a journey to the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. Norm Swanberg made the critical arrangements with Blackhawk, primarily through Wayne Craig, a former PCA-YOS member, also a Blackhawk docent. Chuck Pierce led us over the Altamont Pass using the country roads which were quite mellow by his standards. Norm and Virginia were “sweep” in their Honda (seems their lovely 944 decided to spring a fuel leak over the engine, so quickly shut off! The 944 now has a doctor’s appointment. Upon arrival at the museum, Jennifer staged the cars in the holding area while Chuck got the okay for our prearranged preferred parking right outside the door in front of the museum.
After several photos we headed inside to meet our docent Ed Holloway (arranged by drive leader, Norm Swanberg), who gave us a very detailed account of many of the cars on display in the Automotive Gallery.
OK, the cars were not Porsches, but, come on — they were beautiful — automotive ART.
Then we headed up to level 2 where we toured the Spirit of the West exhibit, with interesting Oregon Trail and Indian exhibits!
Then it was outside for more photos, including what has to be our “best” GROUP PHOTO!
After our tour, which could have lasted a lot longer, but we had lunch reservation to make! Chuck, Jennifer and Virginia worked hard to get a place to take the group, but did a great job, coming up with Canyon Lakes Golf Course for lunch. The food was great, the staff attentive, and the venue included an occasional wild turkey trotting by on the outside patio. Socializing, more pictures, and getting to know new members made for a delightful day.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the event “happen” and to everyone who came and had a great time.