2014 FCA PACIFIC REGIONAL—Redwood City, California

 

2014 FCA Pacific Regional
by Al Aiello, Pacific Regional Director
photos by Tom BigelowIMG_0134

The Golden Gate Chapter hosted the 2014 FCA Pacific Regional Event in Redwood City, California, on October 10-11, 2014.  The Golden Gate Chapter is congratulated for hosting a wonderful event in beautiful Downtown Redwood City.  Redwood City is located about 20 miles south of San Francisco.

The event was kicked off on Friday (October 10th) with a Friday Night Cruise from Redwood City to the coastal city of Pacifica.  About 25 Falcons cruised up the Pacific Highway to have dinner at the Surf Spot restaurant in Pacifica.  The October weather was wonderful!  Most of the group had dinner and enjoyed the sunset on the restaurant’s patio.

IMG_0136The show started early Saturday morning on Main Street in Redwood City.  Main Street was closed to traffic except for Falcons (and a few Comets) only!  It was a great setting for a car show, and Ralph and Teresa Garcia’s Sewing and Vacuum Center located on Main Street was the Registration/Hospitality Center.  The City of Redwood City and the business owners on Main Street showed tremendous financial and logistical support for the show.  Two rock bands were hired and provided musical entertainment during the show.  Most of the businesses along Main Street opened their doors to show participants and the general public that came to see the show.

Approximately 60 cars were entered in the Regional.  The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all who attended.  After the show, an Awards Banquet was held at the Holiday Inn Express in nearby San Mateo.  On Sunday morning, a group of show-goers met at Angelica’s Restaurant (on Main Street in Redwood City) to have breakfast together and say their goodbyes.IMG_0140

This was the first Regional held on a public street in the 24 year history of FCA Falcon events held on the west coast.  The Golden Gate Chapter members are congratulated for a job well done, along with some members from other chapters that provided vital support to this endeavor.   Overall, it was an excellent Regional…and some say the “best ever”!