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Patrick's Day Picnic
Despite cloudy skies, a few hardy souls
brought their Porsches out on the morning of March 17, 2002
for the St. Patrick's Day run out to Ka'a'awa.
Richard Lau, Ambro Ilagan, Darryl Lee,Chip
Hughes, Bob Kawamura, Jack Cua, Scott Schulte, Pierre Bonet
and Ed Yuen met at Ke'ehi Lagoon Park and departed at about
10 a.m. for the H-3 freeway. Mike Lancial from St. Louis
Park, Minnesota, who was here on vacation with his wife
Lori and daughter Sarah, also joined the caravan, albeit
in a rental car. When he is at home, Mike drives a 1973
911T Targa and serves as the Advocate for the 911T1969-1973
Register, a special interest group within the PCA.
Although the group encountered heavy
rains as it approached the H-3 tunnel,the Kane'ohe side
of the island was dry. After exiting the freeway, the group
proceeded down Kahekili and then Kamehameha Highway past
Following a brief stop at Kualoa Park,
the caravan continued down Kamehameha Highway for another
mile and a half until reaching the beachhouse Bernard Chung
had arranged for our use.
Marsha Lee, Linda Cua, Maude Lau and
Bernard and his friend Beth had driven down earlier and
were already hard at work preparing for the noontime meal.
Bernard was nice enough to tear himself from his 356 Speedster
restoration project to join us for the picnic. As the burgers
and hot-dogs were being grilled, Jeff Yang arrived in his
'77 911 to the delight of many of the club members. Jeff's
been working on his car for quite a while and it was really
nice to see him on the road.
Eventually, Mark Teruya and Dan Doi arrived
in their 996 cabriolets. The DVD screen in the dash of Mark's
great looking car drew almost as much attention as Jeff's
There was a lot to eat and drink and
everyone had a great time enjoying each other's company.
By the way, someone up there must be looking after our Porsches
because there wasn't a drop of rain the entire afternoon.