Turnbull Canyon, (with a surprise along the way)

I have a big surprise for this month. I have an acquaintance,"Jim Williams", that has an 18 car garage that houses a very special car collection, and he has consented to allow us full access.
The location is the reason I chose Turnbull as the rides destination. The cars are in Cypress. Not far enough for a proper ride, and Turnbull is the closest of our usual destinations in proximity to Cypress.
Anyway, about the collection. This fellow has an affinity for fifties cars that are the last of a model year, or body style. And has a lot of cars with as many options as were available for that year. For example, he has a 57 Bel-aire that has 42 options on it. He explained to me that back then, when they discontinued a body type, at the end of the run they took everything off the walls and threw it on the car to use the parts up. Hence his 57 with the only padded dash he, or anyone he knows, has ever seen.
He also has two Rolls Royce, the last model year Silver Cloud, and the last model year Silver Shadow.
Twenty cars in all. G.M., Ford, and Chrysler products well represented. A lot to see and enjoy.
So by now your saying, O.K., vintage and classic cars, that's cool, but what about scooters? Well, he has an 84 Yamaha Riva with a custom paint job and pin striped helmet to match, done by local legend, Tom Kelly.
It should be a full day. We'll be at Jim's by 11:00, an hour to see the collection, Turnbull by 1:00, half hour to 45 min. to wiz around the canyon, late lunch by 2:00, and back to the area by 4:00. All times approximate, as we will of coarse be on scooter time, duh!
You've noticed by now that this ride is not on our usual Sunday. That's only for this month, because the collection is not available for viewing on Sundays. Sorry if this precludes you from joining, but it can't be helped. I had to choose between moving the date, or passing on this extraordinary opportunity.
Hope you all can make it, should be fun. And yes, we will drop in on the 6740 after the canyon.
Gassed up, kickstands up, and helmets on by 10:30. RAIN CANCELS

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  • Doug

    This looks like it was a blast. I gotta get back out with you guys again soon!

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Cherene

    Super fun! Thanks Dan.

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Dan G

    Thank you, every one that came. And a special thanx to those who shot, and uploaded pics to the site. It's always good to connect with friends, and make new ones. Hope to see you all at the next ride.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a really good time meeting everybody. Thanks for putting it together, Dan. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Terry C.

    It was fun meeting new friends and see some familiar faces.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Thanks Dan, it was a nice introduction to a great group. Had a fun day, can't wait for the next one.

    2 · April 20, 2013

  • liza

    I had a blast! Thanks Dan!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • AL B

    I'd like to thank you Dan for the warm welcome, in addition to the "surprise" tour extended by your friend. The ride, the meal, and most of all the ppl were fantastic, and I truly felt at home! Also, thanks to everyone I did meet, and for those that I didn't, I'm sure to meet you soon! All the best to everyone, and see you on the next adventure!!!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • AL B

    This ride was awesome!!!...and the "surprise along the way" was extraordinary!!!

    April 20, 2013

  • Tony R.

    Great ride, great people, let's do it again

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Doug

    The surprise was the only part we joined, but what a surprise. I trip back in time to say the least.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Dehlin

    THIS RIDE ECSEDED MY EXECTATIONS

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Gloria

    what's the 6740? See you tomorrow!

    April 19, 2013

  • Deirdre

    Something came up, enjoy your ride. Maybe next time.

    April 19, 2013

  • Rudy

    Sorry guys just found out I had to work this Saturday but I will make it for the next run

    April 17, 2013

  • Jean

    It should be a nice day to ride!

    April 17, 2013

  • NATE

    im running a (longer)gy6 belt right now (until i get the right one,monday) my top speed is down@ 45 so i might just meetup &make it to cypress

    April 16, 2013

  • AL B

    Looking forward to some great rides with this group.

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Tony R.

    Ok....see you Saturday. Looking forward to meet you all.

    April 15, 2013

  • Tony R.

    I pushed the wrong button. Sorry! I'm working on changing a commitment for Saturday. If it works, I'll be there. I'll confirm later.

    April 14, 2013

  • John R.

    I'll be riding alone and looking forward to meeting people. Turnbull Canyon is a nice ride. See ya'll!

    April 14, 2013

  • Dehlin

    I weaseld out of the Bowling tournament so I could make this one

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I'll be free after all. Looking forward to meeting the gang!

    April 11, 2013

  • Greg B.

    sounds good!

    April 11, 2013

  • Rudy

    Ok thank you Dan

    April 7, 2013

  • Dan G

    No T's at the moment. I'm working on getting more by summer.

    April 7, 2013

  • Rudy

    Dan is any T-shirts Available And if there is I need a 3X

    April 7, 2013

  • Rudy

    Oh okay thank you Dan Well there Be T-shirts available

    April 7, 2013

  • Dan G

    The canyon starts at the end of Beverly Blvd., at the top of old town Whittier. In runs between Whittier and Hacienda Heights. We take Painter Rd. up, then right on Beverly, and within two blocks it becomes Turnbull canyon Rd.

    April 7, 2013

  • Rudy

    Sorry can some one till me were is the canyon?

    April 7, 2013

  • Rudy

    We're is the the canyon?

    April 7, 2013

  • Adam M.

    cant wait, sounds fun!!

    April 5, 2013

  • Cherene

    I'll try to get the husband to come along to check out the pretty cars. :-D

    April 5, 2013

  • Dehlin

    After I signed up I noticed that it was Saturday and I help run a bowling tournament every 3rd Saturday. Darn-it

    April 5, 2013

  • Deirdre

    80% sure that I will attend. Thanks it looks like great fun.

    April 5, 2013

  • Don M

    Terrific. Sunday would have been a no go for me and Saturday is open.

    April 5, 2013

  • NATE

    hmmmm....thats april 20?....4:20!?......might go to a bbq party, but not sure on that one

    April 4, 2013

  • Dan G

    If the consensus is that 2 is too late for lunch. We can hit the 6740 before the canyon.
    Yeah, great, drunk people on the canyon. LOL

    April 4, 2013

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