Low Flying Ferraris

Article by Marshall Leib Photos by Earl Gandel

The Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica Airport hosted more than 45 Ferraris and 110 participants in a wonderful display of automotive and aeronautical excellence on Sunday, August 8. Cars were scattered among the Museum's beautifully restored Warbirds in and outside the hangar. The planes included WWII P-51's, Spitfires, a P-47 and a Zero.

Event Chairman Marshall Leib proclaimed the event a big success, as did Museum Programs Director Marilyn McPoland. Ms. McPoland sent a complimentary letter to Marshall, thanking the club and all member-participants, citing the three television stations that covered it, as well as the extensive press coverage the show received.

An unusual but instructive part of the day's activities, which included a catered lunch from Burger & Pie, was a demonstration by Juan Macias of Indepen Dent, specializing in automotive paintless dent removal. (Kids, don't try this at home!) Singled out for thanks by Marshall are Cindy Landa, Shin Takei, Fred Bogardus and Toni Thomas. Also a sincere thank you to John Gilbert, Museum Historian, for his work on making this event successful.

Shin Takei, Wally Clark, Don West, Museum Programs Director Marilyn McPoland, Cindy Landa and Marshall Leib were instrumental in organizing this fun event.

The FCA/SW took over the Museum of Flying both inside and outside by parking among the vintage planes. Many spectators visit the museum on weekends, and they enjoyed looking at our wide variety of cars.