Article by Marshall Leib Photos by Earl Gandel
The Museum of Flying at the Santa Monica Airport hosted more than 45 Ferraris and 110
participants in a wonderful display of automotive and aeronautical excellence on Sunday,
August 8. Cars were scattered among the Museum's beautifully restored Warbirds in and
outside the hangar. The planes included WWII P-51's, Spitfires, a P-47 and a Zero.
Event Chairman Marshall Leib proclaimed the event a big success, as did Museum Programs
Director Marilyn McPoland. Ms. McPoland sent a complimentary letter to Marshall, thanking
the club and all member-participants, citing the three television stations that covered
it, as well as the extensive press coverage the show received.
An unusual but instructive part of the day's activities, which included a catered lunch
from Burger & Pie, was a demonstration by Juan Macias of Indepen Dent, specializing in
automotive paintless dent removal. (Kids, don't try this at home!) Singled out for thanks
by Marshall are Cindy Landa, Shin Takei, Fred Bogardus and Toni Thomas. Also a sincere
thank you to John Gilbert, Museum Historian, for his work on making this event successful.
Shin Takei, Wally Clark, Don West, Museum Programs Director Marilyn McPoland, Cindy
Landa and Marshall Leib were instrumental in organizing this fun event.
The FCA/SW took over the Museum of Flying both inside and outside by parking among the
vintage planes. Many spectators visit the museum on weekends, and they enjoyed looking at
our wide variety of cars.