South Coast Botanical Gardens Picnic and Show

Article by Don West

On September 26th, 1999, the Ferrari Club of America and the South Bay Pantera Club got together at the lush green lawns provided by the beautiful South Coast Botanical Gardens. Twenty Ferraris and as many Panteras were on display which made for a great outing to have a car show and picnic.

As before, all of the cars were commingled in order of arrival so that we didn't have a "them and us" mentality. The Ferrari owners all seemed to strive for originality whereas the Panteras were all equipped with various modifications and upgrades resulting in some very interesting cars. All of the cars were immaculate in appearance and made a fine display. Red was the predominant color as befitting their Italian heritage.

The clubs provided complimentary iced soft drinks and water with many members bringing their own beverage of choice that originated in California and Italy. As there was no judging, this kept the tension of the owners to a minimum.

Look for the date of this event next fall and plan not to miss a relaxing afternoon with friends.