Anti-Football Drive w/GGLC + Cobra Experience

This past Saturday, we attended Golden Gate Lotus Club's Annual Anti-Football Drive for the second time and had a great time. (Click here to view the blogpost from the previous year). We all met at Peet's in Castro Valley. The parking lot was packed and the turnout was great! I'm guessing about 25-30 cars. Obviously, a lot Elise/Exiges. There were some Espirits, Evoras, an Elan, and a Caterham (?). We brought the Golf R and there was another with an older generation GTI or Rabbit (?). There was a Hellcat, Focus RS, Evo X, 335i, and a 997 Turbo S. 

Meet in Castro Valley

We proceeded onto Redwood Rd and from there, had a great drive. It was sunny and roads were dry for most of the run. There weren't too many bikers, definitely not as much as the more popular weekend routes on the peninsula, like Highway 9 and 35/Skyline.

The beginning of the drive went through the woods. Beautiful trees and fun roads.

We started getting to cliffside roads with amazing views.

Stop Near Tilden Golf Course

There was a spot on the road with an amazing view, and surprisingly we all fit. We lost some people on the way but ended up finding everyone at the Cobra Museum.

If you look closely, you can see one of the bridges. Not sure if it's the Bay Bridge or the San Rafael Bridge. Either way, just beautiful!

Jon found a friend.

Cobra Experience

Last year's drive, we had lunch at a Rock Bottom Brewery and then headed to the "Mummy" Museum in San Jose. This year, we got a tour at the Cobra Experience in Martinez, CA and they provided lunch. It was a cool experience.

The Cobra Experience is a non-profit museum committed to the promotion, conservation, education and preservation of the cars produced by Shelby American. Unique to our museum is the 7.2 surround sound HD film not only about the cars themselves, but about the Ford and Shelby American story. The ultimate goal is to educate you on the unbelievable accomplishments of Ford and Shelby American during the 1960’s. They started with nothing and won every major race including Le Mans in the GT class in 1964, and FOUR times in a row over-all from 1966-1969, for a total of FIVE times! It is such a great part of racing history and this legacy must be told!

Laguna Seca!