|In Southern California, it doesn’t take Springtime to get our C1’s out of the garage. We can drive them most all year around. But this is Springtime again and as in past years, we are having our bi-annual Tech Session, Spring ’08.The Tech Sessions during 2007 were both held at a grand facility belonging to Toyota Co. with two of our members working for Toyota. This year, another member of SoCalSACC, Kent Browning #118, invited us to his facility located centrally in our So. Cal. Chapter Region. As in the past, the So. Cal. Chapter Technical Advisor Chip Werstein was organizing the Event. Although Chip was home recovering from a knee replacement, the Event went off with a splendid success. Chip began these Tech Sessions almost 3 years ago starting in his garage, and this latest was the best attended session yet. Our final count was 36 C1’s and a paid attendance of 90 people of which 76 are current members.
Kent Browning, who owns a local automobile dealership, is also affiliated with the original Browning Oldsmobile. Kent recently acquired this facility and has only recently began consolidating his collection. Below are shots of the event and his set-up is so clean and spacious we could have all eaten off the floor.
Four speakers entertained our group over this several hour Event. After two sessions, a catered lunch was enjoyed by everyone.
The initial speaker was Ed Justice Jr. of Justice Bros. Oil. This nationally known company is located locally and their history goes back into the 1940’s when Ed and Zeke Justice did a lot of racing and developed many of the oil additives which can be found on Auto Parts Stores everywhere.
Our second speaker was Ron Lefler, #91, who spoke on the restoration of C1 hardtops.
After lunch, , from Eurobody Painting held a Q&A session on C1 painting. This speaker is currently painting a ’60 Covette body for Chip Werstein. The Q&A lasted the full 45 minutes with many questions coming from the audience.
The final speaker was Larry Pearson, #5C, and he discussed electrical needs in our C1’s and missing such items a key grounding straps can create many problem. He also discussed wiring of taillights and parking lights.