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#1 Jerry Entin

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 21:32

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Jerry Entin and Nick Colonna on the pre grid at Coronado
This is the McLaren Mk 2 I last drove in 1967. It was restored for the current owners Bob Hardison and Paula Hardison by Ike Smith with help from many.

I have just returned from a weekend taking part in the HMSA event at Coronado, California on the North Island Naval Base. I am going to show the Forum members what it was like to be a part of the Cris Vandagriff run HMSA 15th annual races at Coronado. And what a great event it is and the wonderful people who attended this event.


photo: David Pozzi

Edited by Jerry Entin, 30 September 2012 - 05:07.


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#2 JacnGille

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 00:41

:up:

#3 David Pozzi

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 00:41

http://blogs.hotrod....aren-37441.html

Above is a link to more photos & a writeup by Elana Scherr of Hot Rod Magazine.It was wonderful to see Jerry back in his McLaren again!

Edited by David Pozzi, 25 September 2012 - 00:53.


#4 Jerry Entin

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 21:52

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Gary and Vicki Knutson and Rick Knoop and Robert Ryan and Jerry Entin
Robert won the CanAm group race on Saturday in his Mk 6 McLaren, on Sunday he had gearbox issues.

This was the first Vintage race that Gary and Vicki Knutson had ever attended and it was the first Vintage race that Jerry Entin has ever participated in.

Thank you David Pozzi for all the help on the weekend and it was great getting the chance to drive my McLaren Mk 2 once again.

photo: Albert Wong

#5 Jerry Entin

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 22:44

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Robert Ryan in his McLaren Mk 6 on pre grid for Saturday group 7 race
Robert won this race after a hard fought battle with Tom Malloy.
Robert's twin brother John Ryan looking on and his daughter in law Wendy Ryan holding the sun protection.
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Dan Ryan and crew chief Sue Krout and Robert and Paul Ryan
Ready to go out and win Saturdays Group 7 race.



photos: Albert Wong

Edited by Jerry Entin, 25 September 2012 - 23:54.


#6 arttidesco

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 22:48

Great stuff Jerry how did your old McLaren feel compared to last time you drove it ?

#7 Jerry Entin

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 23:35

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Tom Malloy's Beautifully prepared Lola T-70 Coupe
This car was also beautifully driven by Tom Malloy, his crew had it running perfectly. Very well presented car.
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Jerry Entin and Gary Knutson and Ike Smith and David Pozzi and Chris Hines
I would like to thank Chris Hines and his whole Arrowlane Group for their help all weekend long.

Art: It was alot of fun to get behind the wheel after not doing it for 44 years. I can't thank Bob and Paula Hardison enough for giving me the chance.

Also Paul and Robert Ryan for helping make it a great weekend for us. And of course Ike Smith and David Pozzi for bringing the car to Coronado.

Photo: Albert Wong
bottom photo: Vicki Knutson

Edited by Jerry Entin, 03 March 2013 - 19:43.


#8 Jerry Entin

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:37

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Vicki Knutson and Madhu Arora in Madhu's 360 Modena Ferrari

Vicki loves Yellow and thought Madhu's Ferrari was gorgeous. I told Vicki to hop in and Madhu gave her a wild ride.


photo: Gary Knutson

#9 Jerry Entin

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 19:03

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Cris Vandagriff and his Trusty Steed
Cris and his HMSA crew did a great job of putting on a Fantastic race weekend. He was wounded this weekend and tried his hardest to make this event a great one for all the fans and participants.


photo: HMSA collection

#10 David M. Kane

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 21:16

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Gary and Vicki Knutson and Rick Knoop and Robert Ryan and Jerry Entin
Robert won the CanAm group race on Saturday in his Mk 6 McLaren, on Sunday he had gearbox issues.

This was the first Vintage race that Gary and Vicki Knutson had ever attended and it was the first Vintage race that Jerry Entin has ever participated in.

Thank you David Pozzi for all the help on the weekend and it was great getting the chance to drive my McLaren Mk 2 once again.

photo: Albert Wong


Good to see you racing again Jerry! :up:

#11 David M. Kane

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 22:26

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Jerry Entin and Nick Colona on the pre grid at Coronado
This is the McLaren Mk 2 I last drove in 1967. It was restored for the current owners Bob Hardison and Paula Hardison by Ike Smith with help from many.

I have just returned from a weekend taking part in the HMSA event at Coronado, California on the North Island Naval Base. I am going to show the Forum member what it was like to be a part of the Cris Vandagriff run HMSA 15th annual races at Coronado. And what a great event it is and the wonderful people who attended this event.


photo: David Pozzi


Sweet looking car Jerry isn't Bob Hardison from from Phoenix? Is he going to race out of Arrowland Racing?

Edited by David M. Kane, 27 September 2012 - 04:04.


#12 Jerry Entin

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:33

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Navy Seal carrying the Flag to begin the Sunday program

Dave: Bob Hardison does race his Echidna with the Arrowlane group. He is from the Phoenix area. Ike Smith has done the restoration on my McLaren for Bob and Paula Hardison.


Edited by Jerry Entin, 27 September 2012 - 10:37.


#13 Jerry Entin

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:43

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Donn Vickrey's King Cobra on the pre grid




#14 David M. Kane

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:40

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Donn Vickrey's King Cobra on the pre grid


I saw that King Cobra at Pomona at the Shelby 50th, you have see it in the flesh to truly appreciate just how neat it is! :up:


#15 David M. Kane

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:41

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Donn Vickrey's King Cobra on the pre grid


Jerry what kind of car is this orange racer? It is presented beautifully. :up:

#16 RonPohl

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:08

Looks like a bobsy to me. Some great little sports racers made in the U.S. in the early and mid 60's.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:43

Looks like the same car at Monterey 2003:

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Bobsy-Porsche SR3 1965 No. 65 2195cc
Chassis No. --
Don Anderson
Started, Finished 3

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Jerry, I'm really enjoying all this Coronado stuff. Thank you.

#18 Jerry Entin

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 18:54

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Lotus 11 and Elva MK I group 1 on pre grid
This class was won by Thor Johnson in a Lotus 17 followed by John Goodman in a Devin SS followed by Robert Engberg in his Elva Mk II.


photo: Chuck Engberg

Edited by Jerry Entin, 04 October 2012 - 01:24.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 23:52

Jerry,

It was great to meet you in person! I'm glad you finally got the chance to get the McLaren on track again after delays earlier in the year. Will you get to race it again any time soon?

While our King Cobra suffered from a control arm failure, the GT350 ran like a dream all weekend.

Hope to see you at another race again soon.

Donn

P.S. Great shot of the Knutsons, Robert, yourself and my good friend Mr. Knoop. Speaking of the latter, have you seen his Knoop-Mann special? It's not vintage, but it looks the part and goes like Hell. I liken it to a "vintage" Panoz LMP, if such a car existed.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 23:55

I saw that King Cobra at Pomona at the Shelby 50th, you have see it in the flesh to truly appreciate just how neat it is! :up:


Thank you David. Next time you see her, LMK and we can go for a ride! The passenger's seat is a bit cramped, but once you're in it's a fun ride. :)

#21 David M. Kane

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 19:33

Thank you David. Next time you see her, LMK and we can go for a ride! The passenger's seat is a bit cramped, but once you're in it's a fun ride. :)


Thank you for the offer! It really knocked me out when I saw it. Looks likethere were a lot of nice cars at that meet. :up:


#22 Jerry Entin

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 20:44

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Antonov AN-124 Cargo plane.
This plane which is one of the largest Cargo planes in the world was at the Naval Base on Coronado. It is also called an AN-40.

photo: Chuck Engberg
all research: Paul Ryan

Edited by Jerry Entin, 30 September 2012 - 20:47.


#23 Jerry Entin

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 21:17

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Coronado Bridge just before Sunset

The view from this bridge of the bay and all the boats and the planes taking off is unbelievable.

photo: Chuck Engberg

Edited by Jerry Entin, 04 October 2012 - 17:44.


#24 Jerry Entin

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 22:29

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Gary Knutson standing by the Debra Kazamek run Lotus 11
In his youth Gary had a Lotus 11 he shared with his buddy Jerry Mallett.
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Tom Kazamek explaining to Gary Knutson about the Lotus 11 of his wife Debra Kazamet. Tom drives a Lola Mk 1 of his own. It is the red car at the end of his pit.


photos: Vicki Knutson

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#25 Jerry Entin

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 20:35

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2 F-18 Jets doing a Fly By for the Coronado Speed Festival Crowd
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Helicopter Fly By on Sunday before the races.
I am dubbing Coronado the New Santa Barbara. It was a great event and can only get better.


photos; Albert Wong

Edited by Jerry Entin, 01 October 2012 - 20:39.


#26 David M. Kane

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:47

Looks like Chris put on a super event!

#27 E1pix

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:01

Jerry, after the Elkhart no show I'm so glad you could do this! 44 years, amazing. I'll bet it was 'a lot of fun!' I was there in '68, in 3rd Grade. :eek:

Per the Bobsy I thought that was a SR3. Al Beasley ran one in Midwest club races forever.

Great to see Robert Ryan still running the M6A also, saw him in it 11 years ago. Forever, the way it should be done.

Looks like a lovely event, too.



#28 Jerry Entin

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 20:37

Here is a video on youtube that shows most of the classes and action from Coronado 2012



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Posted 03 October 2012 - 20:58

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Donn Vickrey's King Cobra on the pre grid


For some of us young un's that Direct Film #69 open wheeler, also holds a particular fascination ! :love:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 00:55

For some of us young un's that Direct Film #69 open wheeler, also holds a particular fascination ! :love:

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#31 E1pix

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:25

:up: :up:

Still the One.

#32 Jerry Entin

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 17:52

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Paul Ryan in his Lotus Super 7
Paul Ryan ran Saturday without any lining on his left rear brakes. That problem was fixed for Sunday and he got a 7th overall in his group.
Paul lives on Coronado Island and had a party for family and friends on Saturday night. It just so happens his brother Robert Ryan had won the group 7 race earlier in the day.
Group 5 was won by Tim Brecht in his 1969 BMW 2002 TA.

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Tom Malloy in his very fast Lola T 70 Coupe
One of Paul Ryan's neighbors Beth Delano had attended her first Vintage Sportscar race and watched Robert win. She was telling me this guy in this black car was all over Robert in the race and she was hoping he wouldn't pass Robert. It was Tom Malloy in his Lola T-70 Coupe. I told her come over here with me. I introduced her to Tom Malloy. I said you know that black car that you thought was going to beat Robert, well this is the driver. Tom just smiled and said he tried to get him but it was Roberts day. Beth was thrilled to meet him. Tom drove a really great race.

top photo; Paul Ryan collection
bottom photo: Albert Wong

Edited by Jerry Entin, 05 October 2012 - 23:36.


#33 MoMurray

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 15:04

Coronado through the eyes of a 13 year old

Had I realized you were there Jerry, I would have come toi say hello. Anyhow, my 13 year old son took my camera for the day and these are his results. Enjoy.

Mo Murray

#34 David M. Kane

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 15:11

Coronado through the eyes of a 13 year old

Had I realized you were there Jerry, I would have come toi say hello. Anyhow, my 13 year old son took my camera for the day and these are his results. Enjoy.

Mo Murray


Your son has a good eye. ncourage him and get him enrolled in some classes; he'll only get better and it will help him in his other classes.


#35 Jerry Entin

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:34

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USS Makin Island LHD 8 where awards Banquet was held.
What a thrill to be on a Helicopter carrier and go for a tour and learn about it's different functions.
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Ike Smith and David Pozzi with Presidents Trophy
The HMSA awarded the team this trophy for their effort to make the race.

Mo: I am sorry I didn't get to meet your son. He did take some very nice photos. I did see my old friend Frank Monise and his son and also Barry Blackmore from my youth. Also Fred Yeakel and his daughter and grandson.

top photo: David Pozzi
bottom photo: Albert Wong

Edited by Jerry Entin, 11 October 2012 - 02:58.