2005 NEWS & EVENTS Archive Page    




California Roadsters members . . . Dr. Mark Van Buskirk, Don Prieto, Bernie Couch and Mark Morton participated in the Pasadena Reliability Run.  Originated in 1947, this run is a remake of the original and actually had five of the original participating cars and two of the original drivers.   Dr. Mark Van Buskirk, owner of The Khougaz Roadster that finished third in '49, and his co-driver/navigator Don Prieto won this . . .  click photo for complete info




Roadster Roundup . . . Chuck Small, the event chairman for the 2005 Roadster Roundup hosted by the LA Roadsters said there were a lot of excuses for not attending this yearís event with only 84 entrants. President Jerry and Judy Kugel brought ten members of the California Roadsters to the 40th RR in SLO who didnít need an excuse to cruise back to the Central Coast.   click photo for complete info




Monterey Historic Automobile Races . . . California Roadster members invade hallow ground, when Dr. Mark Van Buskirk got a coveted invitation to race in this yearís Monterey Historics.  His little í32 channeled Ford (Khougaz) roadster rubbed elbows (tires) with some of the sports greatest vintage road (1947-55) racing cars ever built.  Starting with the 2005 honored marque, Chapparal with the legendary . . .  click photo for complete info




SLO 2005 . . . We donít know if he was serious, but Sherm said this may have been the last year for the SLO Roadster Run.  If this is true, the 32nd run (show) would be the end of an era and the demise of one of the most popular roadster shows.  Ever since the formation of the California Roadsters we have faithfully been heading north in mid-May for a long weekend . . .  click photo for complete info




The very first internet organized drag race ever!

I often ponder the fact that I have been involved in the sport of drag racing for longer than I care to admit...some fifty years now. It really is a simple form of organized motor racing that appeals to a relatively small percentage of the population even though a larger number inadvertently participate in an unorganized  . . .  click photo for complete info




Well, it's been confirmed again this year at the 2005 Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS), that the California Roadsters aren't show boaters. We were invited to participate again this year with a club roadster display, and our five entries all picked up class winner trophies. Don Prieto suggested a black roadster display in keeping with the Hollywood  . . .  click photo for complete info



California Roadsters lost Past President Bud Boyle, one of our original members, on January 8, 2005.  Bud had a large collection of vintage Fords, which he kept in two buildings in La Habra, that he affectionately called Budís Garage. Bud was a kind & generous man, always willing to host meetings at his garage, and share the newest car in his collection. He will be greatly missed.    click photo