promptly for the BOBAC compound in Oakland to collect the cars. All were
under cover and safely roped off in their corner of the vast warehouse.
There were a variety of problems in getting cars started and after sorting
the inevitable paperwork all eventually exited, other than Uli Nater who had
inadvertently fouled his plugs!
Thankfully Phil Fisher pitched up with a trailer and en route to his
residence to get Uli’s car going we all filled up with petrol. At this stage
Rene Viret found petrol cascading from the rear onto the garage forecourt. A
portent of things to come!
At the Fishers residence Uli extracted his plugs, dried them and then drove
the car off the trailer. In the meantime turning attention to Rene’s car he
explained work had been done on his fuel pumps and further investigation
revealed that both filler pipes had jubilee clips at the neck of tank that
for some reason had been slackened off, but never retightened! Easily
All had returned safely to the hotel but we found Gerry Pell had a fractured
fan rim problem – a saga that lasted intermittently one way or another until
After a saunter along Fisherman’s Wharf we took early drinks at the
Reception suite and with Steve Roake we went to the delightful Kellerman
residence for dinner and to meet up again with Susan, son Zack and his wife.