Channel Islands–Father’s Day was special at Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) Sunday, June 19, as the Classics by the Sea Car Show meant cool cars, friendly people, plenty of food, music, and lots of visitors to the museum.
THEY free event also had wooden boats, music, and CIMM’s annual Treasure Sale.
Damian Bogosian brought his 1931 Model A Pickup Truck to the party and was enjoying the day.
“We’ve had this for eight years,” he said. “We bought it from a Norwegian family. I’m the second owner.”
He restored the truck from the Chassis all the way up and enjoys showing his ride off to younger people.
“That’s why we set out the gas station to show the people how it was in the old days,” he said. “We’ve been working on this for five years because it takes a lot of money and time.”
Damian is a Dad and has two girls and one boy that were coming to the show after work.
“After the show, we are going to dinner,” he said. “My wife and I brought three new lives into this world, and it changed my life completely.”
Sean Morreale brought his 1938 Plymouth Deluxe P8 Coupe to the show that he’s owned for about two years.
“I did the finishing part, and somebody else did the body and the paint on it,” he said. “I got it from the 10-yard line over the finish line, basically.”
Sean says he loves all kinds of cars, and if it has four wheels, he is there.
“It doesn’t matter what it is; it’s good,” he said. “This car spoke to me, I saw its potential, and I decided to do something with it and unlock its vision. It’s fast for its weight and its age.”
He said his son is coming to the show, but his daughters are too far away and not local.
“I’ll get what I get today, but I am having a great time talking to people and chitchatting with my neighbors,” he said. “The best part about being a Dad is watching your kids grow up, stretch their wings, be good people and be good to others. That’s rewarding for me.”
He started a nonprofit called Living Proof Photography.
“I have fun because I love cars, and I love photography,” he said. “Now, I sell all my prints, and all the money, the net proceeds go to charity.”
Vincent Glynn is 14 and came to show with his Dad and said it was a mutual decision.
“We actually have a car sitting at home in the garage that we are rebuilding,” he said. “It is a 1970 Chevy El Camino.”
Vincent thought the El Camino could go fast when he first saw it and hopes to borrow the truck from his Dad after he gets his license.
“The goal is to have it running for him after he is 16,” Dad Bernard said.
Vincent loves how laid back his Father is, and when they work on the El Camino, he gets to take over the restoration.
He planned to celebrate Father’s
Day at Neptune’s
Net with his
Bernard said his dream car is a 1969 Chevy Camaro with a 454 big block.
“I got my Dad a Dewalt impact gun for Father’s
Day,” Vincent said. “He really needs one.”
Bernard said Vincent has great curiosity.
“He’s very mechanically inclined, so he’s got a great mind about machines and an imagination for doing things and building things,” he said.
June Bug and Kare Bear brought their 1969 GMC Utility Truck they bought four years ago.
“I put in a new motor, transmission, rear end, rims, and I lowered it,” he said. “I put my Handyman logo on the side.”
June Bug never got to take part in a classic car show.
“When I got clean and sober, now I can afford something like this,” he said.
He’s had the truck for about five years and said the biggest issue it had when he bought it was that it wasn’t fast enough.
“Me and my friends from Maxwell Performance out in Ventura built the motor,” he said. “I asked them if I could take pictures, and they said, you know what, you can build it. I said I’ve never done that, and he said I’m going to help you. I put my blood, sweat, and tears into that motor.”
The truck now has a 410 small block with 500 horsepower and a 100-shot of nitrous and can go very fast.
Kare Bear said they’ve been invited to three or four different car clubs.
“You want to fill them out before you jump in, so we finally became a part of the 805 c10 Car Club, and they are our second family,” she said. “They are good humans, and we have 805 c10 here, and then we have c10’s from Kern County, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, all over. We get together, and we’re a big family.”
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