I got up early and changed the fan belt in the Sprint for the 4th time, this time with the right belt, a 17281, and headed over to Sausalito to meet up for the annual ‘One Lap of Marin’ presented by The Alfa Romeo Association, an SF Bay Area Alfa club and Dick Gale. I am going to poach part of the Snowball Rally next weekend (have to go to the company premier party for Pixar’s ‘Up’ next Saturday night with the Mrs.) and thought this would be a great chance to see some old faces and put another 100+ shakedown miles on the Sprint.
The meet up spot is on the Sausalito waterfront just off the Marin City exit of 101. The majority of the cars are imports, mostly Italian, ranging from humble Fiats to stately Lancia’s to once-in-a-lifetime Ferrari’s, though the field was primarily Alfa Romeo’s.
Here is the same Giulietta Spider from the back. That white cone in front of it is the hood of a BMW 327 (or was it a 328?) that died as it was entering the parking lot. I saw it later so it must have gotten sorted.
Even the black plate was close to mine. That’s Martins Super behind the Sprint, another well sorted stunning car. Note the motorcycle gang in the background. Tomales, the little town we stopped in has a population of 550. On a Saturday when the weather is good it approaches 1000.
Eclectic mix here. Foreground is a GTC, green headlight corner is a Lancia Aurelia Spyder. The Limo was full of teenage girls yelling “Wooooo” out the window like it’s spring break and we’re in Cancun. Awesome.
Andrew’s starter failed to do its job so I helped him bump his Super and then decided to head home and do a little sorting on the Sprint which, all things considered, had a perfect debut shakedown and in auspicious company for sure!
An event like this makes you remember all the great things about this part of the world we live in. Between the weather, roads, scenery and company you simply have to feel fortunate. Thanks organizers. I had fun!