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Sears Point Wine Classic Vintage Cruise
2002-05-30
Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma California Wine Classic Vintage Races Pre raceday cruise. We enjoyed a good turnout for this event considering it was Thursday. In attendance were 13 Prowlers and 1 Viper. Linda Johnson and her husband Al Collins, of Healdsburg, Ca. had a pretty full day scheduled for us. We started the day at at Sears Point Raceway where we met and had coffee and donuts provided by our host, Melvin Record,(Sears Point Marketing Director). From there we cruised over to Mario Andretti's Napa County Winery where we enjoyed tasting some of his great wine and recieved souvenir wine glasses. We then hit the road to Oakville and traversed the steep and winding Oakville Grade through some beautiful redwood trees with fantastic views Of Napa Valley and the Sonoma Valley of the Moon. For lunch we stopped at the General's Daughter, a fine Restaurant on the outskirts of Sonoma, Ca. After lunch it was into Sonoma's town square and cheese tasting at the Sonoma Cheese factory. Then to top off the day we traveled back to Sears Point where we were fortunate enough to be allowed 3 laps around the racetrack. After the second lap we were allowed to stop and let the passengers have a lap. What a great day!!

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  Parking outside Mario Andretti's Napa County, Ca. Winery  
 
 
  That's Laddie's Prowler, the one with the American bra, all the way from Louisianna, WOW! 
 
 
  Linda Johnson outside the entrance to Andretti's Winery 
 
 
  There's Mario. 
 
 
  Back to the parking lot  
 
 
  Leaving Andretti Winery on the way to Oakville. 
 
 
  The lunch bunch, ready to munch after their hairraising journey over Oakville Grade 
 
 
  More of the Lunch Bunch 
 
 
  During Lunch, Maurice, a Prowler and Viper owner surprised us with his own raffle off of Prowler goodies. I Think everyone won something. Thanks Maurice!! 
 
 
  Linda Johnson in front of The General's Daughter Restaurant 
 
 
  Jim Shipman's lonely Viper. Was he wishing it would turn into a silver prowler? 
 
 
  Now wait a minute, thats Linda Johnson in Jim's Silver Viper. What happened to her Silver Prowler?? 
 
 
  Ok Linda what happened to Jim Shipman? You didn't horsetrade him for your prowler did you? 
 
 
  Ok, Ok, Laddie, we're going back to the racetrack. Hold on to your prowler. 
 
 
  We're back and ready to lap the track. 
 
 
  Back to your cars. Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines.  
 
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