Travel Silver Fox Club
Classic car show is May 10
The Silver Fox Classic Car Club will hold its third annual Car Show May 10 in the Clubhouse 6 parking area, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The club expects 60-70 classic cars. There will be door and raffle prizes and trophies.
Invite friends with classic cars. There is no entrance fee.
All are welcome to come admire the cars and sample barbecued hot dogs, etc. There will also be displays from other Leisure World clubs including photographic greeting cards by Gil Moore; glass jewelry art by Dorothy Adams; gourd creations by Bonnie Freund; knitted scarves and blankets by Judy Girard; painted planting pottery from Donna Cooper; and computer-enhanced photos of Indy racing cars from John Harper.
The Silver Fox Car Club meets on the second Monday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, 6 p.m., there is no requirement to own a classic car, only to have an interest in the preservation of such cars. Contact Derek Hogarth, 310-7588, for more information about the show or club activities.
1972 Porsche 914
Robert Navarrete has owned his 1972 Porsche 914 for 10 years. In that time he has rebuilt the engine and repainted the car red; it was originally white. He has also upgraded the wheel rims and tires, and seats.
This Porsche is a four-cylinder version with a fiberglass targa roof, which stores in the trunk. It’s not the fastest Porsche, but it is a fun car to drive in the summertime with the top down.
Porsche cars have a virtually untarnished reputation and are considered among the finest performance vehicles in the world. With razor-sharp handling and power aplenty, Porsche vehicles offer a driving experience like no other. For years, the only Porsches available were sleek sports cars, but the manufacturer recently expanded its lineup to include other types of vehicles.
The brand has its roots in the Porsche Engineering Office, founded in Stuttgart, Germany, by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931. He brought years of experience as an automotive engineer. In the 20s, while employed with Daimler, his skill was tapped to create Mercedes’ iconic SS and SSK sports cars. Porsche has long had close ties with Volkswagen. The first Porsche vehicles were small two-seat sports cars that were largely based on VW chassis. Ferdinand’s first real production car was the VW Beetle, so it was no surprise that his sports cars used those components and had their air-cooled engines mounted in the rear.
1982 Ford LTD
Ben and Mary Berry’s 1982 LTD has a 5.0-liter Windsor V-8.It is all original except for battery, tires, brakes and oil pressure switch. They bought it from the original owner with 33,000 miles.
LTD is not an abbreviation for “limited.” The LTD designation is considered by some an abbreviation for “Luxury Trim Décor” and by others as a limited body style classification for the Galaxie. There is evidence that in Australia, it originally stood for “Lincoln Type Design.” The original “Car Life” review at the time the first LTD was released suggests that it stood for nothing. The LTD was designed and manufactured by Ford Motor Co. of North America. It debuted as the highest trim level on the 1965 full-size Ford Galaxie 500 LTD. It became its own series for the first time in 1966. A range of full-size cars has worn various forms of the LTD nameplate from 1965 to 1991 in the United States.
The last full-size LTD was built in 1982. The LTD shifted to a mid-size car based on the Fox platform, the top-trim LTD Crown Victoria remained a full-size car on the Panther platform. In North America, the LTD name was last used on the 1991 LTD Crown Victoria sedan and station wagon, and was dropped in 1992.
In the 1970s Ford responded to the downsizing of full-size cars by developing and introducing the Panther platform in late 1978 for the 1979 model year. It was used for full-size, rear-wheel drive cars. The Panther platform was progressively updated over the next 33 years. The last car produced on the Panther platform was September 2011, making it the longest used platform in North American automotive history. It also marked the end of the rear-wheel drive, full-size Ford cars, and the end of the traditional body-on-frame rear wheel drive car in the United States.
The Panther-platform (1979–1982) was assembled in Oakville Ontario, Canada, St. Louis, Mo., and Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela.
The body-styles were two-door sedans, four-door sedans and five-door station wagons.
CLASSIC CAR BUFFS— Ben and Mary Berry (left) purchased their 1982 LTD from its original owner. Robert Navarrete is the proud owner of a 1972 Porsche 914. These and many other classic cars will be on display May 10 in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot.
Join Garden Club at Getty May 29
The Leisure World Garden Club will tour the J. Paul Getty Museum in West Los Angeles on Thursday, May 29.
The Getty is an art lover’s dream, with hundreds of displays, paintings and sculptures from famous artists.
The tour will be a day of leisure, with all guests on their own schedule and at their own pace to take in all the exhibits and gardens.
A few seats remain, so call for tickets as soon as possible. The cost is $20. Lunch is on-your-own; there are several cafes from which to choose. Or pack a lunch and have a picnic on the grounds—definitely a relaxing way to enjoy the day at the museum.
The bus leaves the Amphitheater at 9 a.m. and returns about 4 p.m.
For ticket information, call 400-9334.
This is the last Garden Club tour of the season.
PHOTO— COASTAL TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN STATE— Jim and Lita Silvestri, Mutual 11, recently returned from a seven-day cruise along the California coast with ports of call in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico. They “left their hearts in San Francisco,” enjoying the cable car and Pier 39. Jim and Lita attended all the shows on the ship and performed karaoke and danced the night away.
Burgers, brats potluck is May 2
The Leisure World RV Club will meet May 20 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area for burgers and brats. This is a potluck; members bring side dishes. Social hour begins at 4 p.m.; dinner at 5. A meeting will follow at 6. A guest speaker from American RV in the city of Cypress, will discuss RV maintenance and service.
Sign up for the adventure at the Oceanside Elks, May 15-18. LWRVC members are welcomed guests.
Canyon Lake campground, July 11-13, will follow. A wagon master is needed for Canyon Lake.
Sign-ups are in the LWRVC lot office.
For more information about the RV Club, call Jack Carrigan, lot manager. Lot office hours are 9 a.m. to noon, Monday- Thursday. The lot office phone number is 596-5934.
Day-trip planned to Olvera Street
The American-Latino Club invites all residents on a bus-trip to Olvera Street, the birthplace of Los Angeles, on Wednesday, May 21. The cost is $35 per person.
The bus will depart at 10 a.m. from the Amphitheater and return about 3 p.m.
The Mexican marketplace recreates a romantic old Los Angeles with a block-long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops. There are also five museums at the location to explore.
For reservations and information, call Maria Rodriquez, 430-3405, or Mary Pompi, 342-5001.
St. Jude Support
Trip set to San Manuel Casino
The St. Jude Support Group will sponsor a day-trip to San Manuel Bingo and Casino in Highland on Tuesday, June 10. All LWers and their guests are invited.
The cost of the trip is $15 and includes $10 back from the casino for food or gaming. The bus will leave from Clubhouse 4 at 9:30 a.m. Call Aileen Ackerman, 493-6774.
Casino day-trip departs May 14
The New York Club will escort a day-trip to Pauma Casino on Wednesday, May 14.
The cost of the trip is $15, with $10 cash returned in the machine.
During the trip, bingo is played coming and going and snacks are served.
The bus picks up at three locations, Clubhouse 4, 7:15 a.m.; Amphitheater, 7:30; and outside St. Andrew’s Gate, 7:35.
For reservations and information, call Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.