February 18 saw over 40 unique and classic cars lined up in front of Victory Girl hangar for an informal get together. Jerri and friend Jim Sheridan, caterer/B&B owner (www.farmhouseinnjulian.com) worked with Bill Story, a retired product designer, now a local car nut from Mission Viejo, who put the word out to other local car nuts that good eats & flyin’ could be found at Cable Airport. Car nuts came from as far north as Thousand Oaks, and from Julian, San Diego in the south.
Souped up Chevys, racin’ Corvettes and roadsters, along with lovingly restored classics pulled onto the field and parked alongside the Grumman Wildcat, the
Porterfields, and the PT-22s, in which Terry Friedman and Doug Schuster provided some great fly-bys. Also in attendance was car nut AND aviation friend Rick Van Arsdale, and his wife Phyllis, who brought their Grumman Widgeon seaplane over to join the event from Brackett airport. Rick and Phyllis have recently begun enjoying the Widgeon after it’s 3-year restoration.
All the cars were ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’ over by visitors and pilots alike. JeriLyn Kugel brought her 32 Roadster, with Kevin Elliott, technical editor of Rod & Custom magazine. This roadster has only recently returned from Bonneville flats, Nevada, where JeriLynn drove it at speeds of 224 mph, before putting it on the road and driving it home to California.
Another reason for the ‘oohs’ was the great food put out by Jim Sheridan, who regularly caters for large events in and around his hometown of Julian, CA. His pulled pork was fabulous, and he was generous enough divulge some of his secret ingredients, sweet rum and cranberries! See his website at www.chuckwagonguy.com. Victory Girl provided the chili, drinks and salads.
It was a great day for food and friends in beautiful crisp weather. Just another day at Cable!