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Northern California CHP Academy Tour, Brunch, and Cruise
March 16, 2002
Contributed by Phil & Jane Horvath
11 Prowlers with their drivers, spouses, friends, or arriving alone were treated to an amazing driving exhibition as the music from Top Gun was playing in the background. The precision was that of the Blue Angles in cars. From high speed driving touching bumper to bumper in two groups of 3 side by side, 165 MPH capable Camaro's performing 360's at 70+ MPH and completing them just before a tight left corner, to the Camaro's passing each other at 100+ MPH, this was a very impressive exhibition of the talent of the driving instructors from the CPH Academy. If you like the smell of rubber this was the place to be as the 6 vehicles went drifting around the 2 ½ mile course, 4 Crown Vic's and 2 Camaro's. These instructors came, some with their family and friends, on their own time to put this exhibition on for us. A special thanks goes to Manny and Alice Padilla for arranging this special day, the driving instructors, and Warren who runs the CHP Academy. Next time you consider trying to outrun the CHP, one of these or a past instructor might be behind the wheel as they rotate every 4 years, your odds are not very good. Manny and Alice thank you again for arranging this day, the goodie bags, and the Prowler Artwork in front of the CHP Academy sign.