Chariots for Charity - Santa Barbara College

Article and photos by Tom Brockmiller

Lexus was the sponsor benefiting United Cerebral Palsy and the College for this annual event organized by non other than our own Fred Bogardus. Fred's venue of the college is possibly the most beautiful overview of the Santa Barbara Harbor one could imagine. That, with the placement of the Ferrari class being right on the bluff, provided a wonderful back-drop for the judging of our cars.

Weather was sunny and warm with a total turn out of over 200 cars. An excellent mix of early classics, hot rods, motorcycles and race cars. A marvelous tented buffet luncheon was provided that was re-emphasized by Fred's own generosity.

The Ferrari Club of America turned out a good assortment of cars. Even Murray Cogan uncovered his rare and beautiful 400SA out for this one. Wes Hatakayama brought his 288GTO recently having won at the FCA Annual meet in Colorado Springs. We were most proud to have Randy Reiss with his gorgeous 250GT cabriolet.

The winners were:

Class A - 3 series cars,

1st - Wes Hatakayama - 288GTO
2nd - Brent Smith - 355GTB
3rd - Andrew Levy - 328GTS

Class B - Vintage cars,

1st - Randy Reiss - 250GT Cabriolet
2nd - Phil Scheinberg - 330GTC
3rd - David Pham - 246GTS

Thank you, Fred, for another great event and the opportunity to drive our Ferraris.