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Marina Motorsports Inc: Gallery

Welcome to the Marina Motorsports-site photo gallery. On this page you'll find lots of cool pictures of local events and garage scenes, as well as images from past events. If you have photos you'd like to post here, contact John Moulton at (831)484-1966 or jam@redshift.com.

The photos below are some of "The Little Car Show" entrants for 2010 through 2016. As with any online gallery, the contents of this page are in a continuous state of flux, so check back often.

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Table of Contents:
  • The Little Car Show 2016
  • The Little Car Show 2015
  • The Little Car Show 2014
  • The Little Car Show 2013
  • The Little Car Show 2012
  • The Little Car Show 2011
  • The Little Car Show 2010
  • Past projects
  • Current stuff
  • They're still out there
  • MPEG movie archive

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    The Little Car Show 2012

    Rick Harvie's 1954 MGTF. (Boulder Creek, CA) This MG has been restored to near perfect condition as it was in 1954. 2011 show participant. (1500cc, class 2a)
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    Nancy McCroskey's 1961 Austin Healey Sprite. (Pescadero, CA) Engine has been upgraded to 1275cc (from stock 948 cc). Datsun 5-speed transmission, disc brakes and other modifications have been done to improve drivability and increase the Fun Factor! 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1275cc, class 2a)

    James Lopez 1992 Daihatsu Rocky. (Prunedale, CA) 1of only 217 of these suv's that were imported to the USA in 1992; which was the last year of importation. 2011 show participant. (1600cc, class 2b)
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    Wild Bill Hill's 1959 Messerschmitt KR-200. 2011 show participant. (Roseville, CA) (200cc, class 1a)

    Jim Sklenar's 1967 Volkswagon Karmann Ghia. (Santa Cruz, CA) (1400cc, class 2b)
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    Jeffrey Brown's 1937 Morris Eight. (Upland, CA) Originally shipped in 1937 to New Zealand as a CKD from the factory with the wood body manufactured by the carriage maker Gaze of London (Gaze now makes expensive lawn furniture) The sedan delivery was used by Empire Bakery in Auckland, N.Z. as a bread truck for over 40 years. I am the 3rd owner and have all of the original paperwork from 1937 along with the original 1937 license plates and Auto Club badges. ( 919cc, class 1b)

    Mark Cunningham's 1970 Austin America. (Roseville, CA) (1275cc, class 2b)
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    Warren Braverman's 2012 Fiat 500c. (Pacific Grove, CA) 2011 show participant. (1368cc, class 2a)

    Kathy Stewart's 1954 Messerschmitt KR175. (Pacifica, CA) (175cc, class 1a)
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    Lynn & Jan James' 1931 American Austin Roadster (Tracy, CA) American Austin Built about 22,000 cars from 1930 to 1935. This is body #33 of about 1500 roadsters made. There are about 50 roadsters (1931-1935) know to still exist. 2010 & 2011 show participants. (750cc, class 1a)

    Jeff Ray's 1965 Citroen Ami-6. (Carmel, CA) The Ami-6 is a derivative of the famous and more reconizable 2CV model produced by Citroen. The Ami-6 model held best sales in Europe in the late sixties. The Ami-6 is also known as the 3CV. (602cc, class 1b)
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    Victoria Kellogg's 1955 MGTF 1500. (Los Gatos, CA) Victoria is the second owner of the "Black Pearl" and has the original sales receipt from Beverly Hills British Car. 2011 show participant. (1500cc, class 2a)

    Larry Steffen's 1956 Citroen AZU Truckette. (Elkhorn, CA) Truckette was owned by Hollywood movie rental studio and appeared in several movies including two Playboy movies and one Japanese commercial. The twin fore and aft wishbone suspension was designed for passenger comfort when crossing plowed or bomb cratered fields in France and Europe. Engine is 25 HP air-cooled and does 55 MPH at 75 MPG with 4 speed trans. Weight is 900 lbs. A hoot to drive! 2011 show participant. (425cc, class 1b)
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    Dan Yee's 1971 Fiat 850 Sedan (Foster City, CA) Last year of the FIAT 850 Sedan in the US. Originally sold in Connecticut but made it's way slowly to California and survived the trip. Very original condition. Has 817cc engine so was not subject to meet emission requirements because it was less than 50 cubic inch. 2011 show participant. (850cc, class 1b)

    Grady Johnson's 1991 Suzuki Cappuccino. (Los Gatos, CA) Visiting from Canada. (657cc, class 1a)
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    Dave Reid's 1948 MGTC. (Camarillo, CA) (1250cc, class 2a)

    Craig and Kim Kuenzinger's 1979 MG Midget 1500. (Walnut Creek, CA) Fully restored frame up, body off. This is a 98 point car that has won numerous concours, many "Best of show" awards, been on TV and in Hemmings Sports and Exotic Magazine. (1493cc, class 2a)
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    Mike and Nancy Bainter's 1951 Crosley Super sedan. (Pacific Grove, CA) This deluxe Crosley's odometer recently turned over 4,000 miles. It came with the original tires (updated with new ones for safety). Repainted once, it is otherwise as it left the factory in Richmond, Indiana 61 years ago. 2010 & 2011 show participants. (748cc, class 1b)

    Craig Oliver's 1972 Triumph Spitfire. In family since new. 2011 show participant. (1296cc, class 2a)
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    Chuck Latty's 1947 Crosley CC Sedan. (Pacific Grove, CA) The car was "restored" by a previous owner in 2004. It has the later Cast Iron Block Assembly (CIBA) engine and the original cable operated 6 inch diameter drum brakes. A right side tail light, turn signals, heater/defroster, and seat belts have been added to make it a better driver. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (724cc, class 1b)

    Del Meyer's 1962 Austin Healey Sprite (Monterey, CA) Has earlier front (bonnet) making it look like a Frogeye. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (948cc, class 1a)
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    Sarah Johnson-Gutter's 1956 MGA. (Santa Cruz, CA) This was a true barn find. Had to be removed with a fork lift from the above loft. Original interior. A very FUN car to drive! 2011 show participant. (1500cc, class 2a)

    Michael Goldberg's 1977 MG Midget (Pacific Grove, CA) Everyday driver. 50,000 actual miles. All original and stock. 2011 show participant. (1492cc, class 2a)
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    Brian Bliven's 1959 Austin Healey Sprite MK 1. (San Jose, CA) (948cc, class 1a)

    Pierre Bain's 1983 Citroen 2CV. (Pacific Grove, CA) 2010 & 2011 show participant. (435cc, class 1b)
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    Doug Brentlinger 1991 Geo Metro Convertible. (Newark, CA) (999cc, class 1a)

    Bill Meade's 1965 Austin Healey Sprite (Watsonville, CA) Restored as a Club Racer from the 1960 era with Minilite racing wheels, racing tune engine, yellow racing stripes, wood steering wheel, Ray-dot mirrors, lowered racing suspension. Car was featured on the cover of "Austin-Healey Marque Magazine" and won first place at the Sprite 50th Anniversary Conclave in San Diego, First at the California Autumn Classic and First at the All British Car Meet. 2010 show participant. (1380cc, class 2a)
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    Karl Pallastrini's 1959 Porsche 356. (Carmel, CA) Car was sold at Wester Motors on Del Monte Street in Monterey California. Sold "used" in 1963. Original in every respect and un-restored. One of the "few" examples of a 356A Cab that has not been entirely restored. 2011 show participant. (1600cc, class 2a)

    Paul Aliotti's 1971 Fiat 500-L (Pebble Beach, CA) 2010 & 2011 show participant. (500cc, class 1b)
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    James Nero's 1983 Morgan Roadster, (Pebble Beach, CA) Ford engine, five speed transmission and wire wheels. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1597cc, class 2a)

    Dick Tuttle's 1964 Peel Trident (Santa Clara, CA) From the isle of Man, World's smallest street legal 2-seater. Weighs 200 pounds. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (50cc, class 1b)
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    Jim Wilson's 1957 Morris Minor Pickup. (Carmel, CA) Jim's uncle bought it new. 90% restored, motor and drive train all original. 2011 show participant. (949cc, class 1b)

    Johnny Aliotti's 1959 Morris Minor Traveler (Monterey, CA) Real woodie modified with 1500cc Datsun engine. Car was in the National Automobile Museum. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1500cc, class 2b)
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    Pierre Ajoux's 1973 Thing. (Pebble Beach, CA) The VW 181, a.k.a. The Thing was called Kubelwagen by the Germans during World War II. These vehicles were imported in the U.S.A. only in 1973 and 1974. I bought mine the first week they arrived in May 1973. (1584cc, class 2a)

    Joe Palazzolo's Homemade Tipo 2002 (King City, CA) This toolroom hand built car has a 200 cc rear air cooled engine, rear hydraulic disc brakes, rack and pinion steering and working lights. 2011 show participant. (200cc, class 1a)
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    Hoss Rahnema's 1967 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. Fully restored 1967 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. One of 7597 Beetle convertibles produced for 1967. 2011 show participant. (Campbell, CA) (1600cc, class 2b)

    Warren Pierce's 1953 MGTD. (Aromas, CA) Unrestored survivor. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1250cc, class 2a)
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    Eric Lynn's 1975 Lancia Fulvia Coupe. (Phoenix, AZ) Last in the series of unibody sports coupes from the original Lancia manufacturer before they were bought out by Fiat. This car model won numerous Alpine rally events and hence was a popular consumer choice as well. This was more true in Europe however as there are only 100 known examples here in the USA. This car was imported last century, 1990s, by a US serviceman who was stationed in the UK and has several performance modifications typical to the rally edition. (1300cc, class 2a)

    Rick Jiloty's 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth. (San Jose, CA) New Fiat Abarth - purchased May, 2012. (1400cc, class 2a)
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    William Kirkwood's 1961 Elva Courier MK II. (Carmel, CA) Vintage racer maintained in the manner of the day where folks would drive to the track, race and then drive home. The interior has a full dash for example. 2011 show participant. (1500cc, class 2a)

    Sam Gesumaria's 1967 Mini Cooper S. (Carmel, CA) 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1275cc, class 2b)
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    Glen McKee's 2003 Grinnall Scorpion GS3 (Pacific Grove, CA) Produced in the UK this 850 pound kit cycle/car is powered by a 140 hp BMW motorcycle engine. Top speed of 130 mph and 0-60=4.5 seconds. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1200cc, class 2a)

    Kevin Catt's 1960 Austin Healey Sprite. (Salinas, CA) (948cc, class 1a)
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    Vickie Petree's 1959 Morris Minor Panel Truck. (Salinas, CA) Was originally one of the British Motors parts dept. delivery vehicles. (1500cc, class2b)

    Carla Nierlich's 1966 Renault R16. (Salinas, CA) First year for R16. Originally sold to Holland. Hatchback/station-wagon, front wheel drive, 4 wheel torsion bar suspension, front disc brakes. Drivetrain also used for Lotus Europa. (1470cc, class 2b)
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    Larry Miller's 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (Salinas, CA) Powered by 1300 CC Suzuki twin cam. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1300cc, class 2a)

    Richard Kraus' 1975 Fiat X-19. (Hayward, CA) I'm the origional owner, completely restored in 2007. (1500cc, class 2a)
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    Michael Bascou's 1973 Electra King. (Sand City, CA) Manufactured by B & Z Electric Car Company in Long Beach, Ca., other manufacturers also made these electric microcars in Southern California primarily from the mid-fifties until the 70s with some lasting into the 1980s. These cars were the first true Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) but in the late 60s and early 70s big automakers started funding lawyers to pursue nuisance lawsuits claiming safety problems with the cars and requiring changes to the designs that were appropriate to big, heavy Detroit metal. The states, especially California also wanted to license and regulate the cars adding additional costs and regulations that started driving the prices up and the cars off the streets. 2011 show participant. (class 3)

    Tony & Glynis Greening's 1930 Austin Seven (Pacific Grove, CA) Purchased 10 years ago in a tiny New Zealand town. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (725cc, class 1b)
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    Carroll Sather's 1959 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon. (Tracy, CA) Bought new at the Sacramento Morris dealership. I am the third owner. (1098cc, class 2b)

    Michael McClure's 2000 Honda Insight. (San Bruno, CA) This is a hybrid gasoline-electric powered vehicle, and it is utilitarian and a sports vehicle. It is my daily driver and dead stock. I drive it like a sports car, and still get 52 to 54 mpg on a tank. While not a 'vintage' car yet, it has been out of production for six years (the new 2nd-generation Honda Insights have very few similarities...) The 1st generation Insight remains the highest-miles per gallon production car ever available in the United States. (999cc, class 1a)
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    Byron Brill's 1948 Austin A40 Devon. (Menlo Park, CA) England's largest selling car and largest source of export currency during the 'export or die' immediate postwar period. (1200cc, class 2b)

    Byron Brill's 1959 DKW 3=6. (Menlo Park, CA) DKW was the postwar predecessor of the modern Audi (note the four rings symbol). This car features an inline 3 cylinder two stroke engine, 4 speed all synchromesh transmission and rack & pinion steering. Capable of 90 mph, this car has been driven from SF to LA for car meets twice by its current owner. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1000cc, class 1b)
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    Wayne Carini's 1966 Austin Mini Cooper S. (Portland, CT) This Twini has two 1275cc S spec engines giving it all wheel drive. (1275cc x 2, Guest, Display Only)

    Glen and Leslie Wolfson's 1956 BMW Isetta (Carmel, CA) Matching number (494569) car. Third owner, since 1980. Numbers matching Bubble Window Convertible. Engine uses aluminum connecting rod and produces 13hp. 2011 show participant. (298cc, class 1b)
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    Don Pepperdene's 1955 Porsche 1500S. (Monterey, CA) Same family owned since 1958, in Pacific Grove since 1959. Still has original rare roller bearing crankshaft. Rare sunroof and one off interior. Shown at the 1962 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance while being driven daily. 2010 & 2011 show participant. (1500cc, class 2a)

    Don Pepperdene's 1959 Alfa Romeo Guilietta 1300 (Monterey, CA) Semi restored as a useable everyday driver, unknown history. Purchased 15 years ago as a project from the "San Francisco Chronicle" classified ads. Started life as a Veloce, but is now Normale. 2010 show participant. (1300cc, class 2a)
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    John Carey's 1961 Austin Healey Sprite. (San Jose, CA) A stock Bugeye chassis with bolt on improvements to make a perfect balance of power, braking, and handling.....(with reliability) a car anyone would love to drive or own. (1380cc, class 2a)

    Rod Hill's 1960 Austin Healey Sprite. (San Jose, CA) (1589cc, class 2a)
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    James Muro's 2009 Brabus Smart Car. (Marina, CA) (1000cc, class 1b)

    Chris Thompson's 1967 Morris Minor Traveller. (Richmond, CA) Custom Maple & Mahogany Interior accent panels, including a wooden surfboard rear view mirror! Born March 1st-2nd 1967 and sold by Patrick N. Shinnie Limited Company of Aberdeen, Scotland. Whopping 48bhp and a 0-60 time of 21.6 seconds. Same owner in the U.S. since 1984! Chris has owned this woodie for 27 years. It's an older restoration done up in a wharf rat/surfer motif. (1098cc, class 2b)
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    Bob Jacobson's 2012 Mini Cooper JCW Coupe. (Lincoln, CA) John Cooper Works 208 horse power! (1600cc, class2a)

    Richard Saylor's 1935 MG PA. (Monterey, CA) This 1935 MG P Type A model has a four cylinder, 847cc overhead camshaft engine. In stock form it produces 36 horsepower, 47 HP when fitted with a supercharger. Later PB models had slightly larger displacement engines, raised to 939 cc, producing 43 HP. This example is currently undergoing a meticulous, not to mention lengthy restoration by its current owner, Rich Saylor, of Monterey, CA. This particular PA is registered with the MMM register. When completed, the coachwork will be a dark red, with matching dark red upholstery. The original wings are being replaced with period accurate alloy cycle wings, as were many PA and PB models, redone to trials specification. (847cc, class 1a)
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    Scott King's 1985 Fiat X-19 Bertone. (Palm Springs, CA) Completely original and stock with just 60,000 original miles. Car sat on Oregon dealer's lot for two years--not sold new until 1987. (1498cc, class 2a)

    Doug Skeen's 1969 Austin Healey Mini Cooper MKII S. (Vista, CA) This fully restored rally car competed quite successfully in VMSC & Speedline Quicksilver Cup slaloms in the late '70's & through the '80's. (1275cc, class 2a)
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    Windom Estes' 1953 MG TD MarkII. (Pebble Beach, CA) (1250cc, class 2a)

    George Gallucci's 1949 MG TC. (Aptos, CA) First place in 2011 Morgan Hill British Car Show. (1250cc, class 2a)
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    Richard Fredericksen's 1966 Citroen C-V2. (Carmel, CA) Car was imported to USA in 1986. I purchased it from Eurocar Imports, NJ in early 2010 who did a complete bare metal restoration to the Charleston trim. It has 29 HP and gets close to 50 MPG. Top speed 60 MPH on level road with no head wind. 2010 show participant. (602cc, class 1b)

    Barney Jones 1955 Porsche Speedster. (Pebble Beach, CA) This Speedster is a pre-356A model. It's also the 1000th speedster built and was a SCCA production race car in its' earlier years, but has all its' original body panels. (1498cc, class 2a)
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    Charlie Arolla's 1967 Rover Mini Cooper. (Santa Clara, CA) Originally sold and registered in Germany, "Red" is well-equipped for California roads. With upgraded suspension, he corners really well. A fun car with just 10,000 km on the odo. And, he has A/C installed as well. He draws thumbs up wherever he goes. (1300cc, class 2a)

    Carson Vgot's 2007 Mini Cooper S. (King of Prussia, PA) Turbo, 6speed, sun roof, british racing green. Will travel 3958.8 miles in 3.5 days to get to Pacific Grove 8/12 pm. (1598cc, class 2a)
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    Bruce Vgot's 2008 Mini Cooper S. (Pacific Grove, CA) If there is such a category I would qualify for shortest distance to the show @ 2 blocks! (1598cc, class 2a)

    Jerry Stalder's 2012 Fiat 500. (Hollister, CA) (1400cc, class 2a)
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    Steve Loy's 1974 Porsche 914. (Atascadero, CA) Sports racer custom modification in Gulf oil racing livery. 916 body kit inspired. all hand built by owner including amershield racing paint and custom metal work including chops, removable roof panel with vent scoops, and vent holes/spoilers. (1600cc, class 2a)

    Michael Malamut's 1959 Berkeley Roadster. (Thousand Oaks, CA) (400cc, class 1a)
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    Bud McDill's 1970 Austin Mini. (Salinas, CA) Right hand drive, fun fun fun. (998cc, class 1b)

    Bruce Blair's 1961 Morris Minor 1000000. (Carson City, NV) Number 338 of 350 produced to commemorate the millionth Morris Minor built. (948cc, class 1b)
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    John Tennyson's 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite. (Pacifica, CA) (1275cc, class 2a)

    Chris Jones's 1978 Triumph Spitfire. (Capitola, CA) (1500cc, class 2a)
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    Brian Morton's 1968 Riley Elf. (Carmel, CA) Born in New Zealand. (1075cc, class 2b)

    Jose Rossignoli's 1966 Mini Moke. (Carmel, CA) Family history of loving Mini-mokes! (850cc, class 1a)
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