3rd Annual South Coast Botanic Garden Picnic

Held on September 15th on a beautiful and sunny Sunday in cooperation with the Pantera Club of the South Bay. It just keeps getting better. The assortment of cars and the addition of music and operatic singing added a very special touch.

Silver TRs Shades of TRs, battleship gray and Mercedes silver (just a joke Tom), an F40, and the musician?s gazebo.

This garden show and picnic was created as a low key, get acquainted and casual on the grass event, twenty Ferrari friends and about seventeen Pantera members in a joint gathering. You can imagine the difference in the color assortment. Ferraris - all red and one black. Panteras - not one alike. I must say that the Pantera Club has some beautifully prepared cars and very nice members. They will be most welcome at any of our events. By the way, I read where Pantera is the featured marque at Concours Italiano next August.

People at Picnic The gang relaxes on the grounds of the Gardens (left to right) Marshall Leib, Raphael, Debra Smith, and Sharon Stone.

After placing all the cars on the grass at around 10am we were able to enjoy Violettas singing accompanied by Italian opera. Our one man band filled in during interludes. Soft drinks and waters were provided by the FCA. People renewed old acquaintances and enjoyed a beautiful day.

Cars at Picnic Many models were represented at the gardens; 308 GT4, a 330 GTC, a 348 spyder, a 288 GTO replica, and a Daytona.

Our thanks to all that attended and provided us with a great assortment of cars. The plans for next year are already in the works. They include the Pantera Club and jointly we intend to provide you with some "never before" show events. You will be surprised.