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Everything but the same old cars

Treasure Island Vintage Bonanza

Posted by Mike Bumbeck On July - 19 - 2009

img_6473Old schools from all points descended from the Bay Bridge onto Treasure Island for a gathering of a different than the usual vintage show cars and trucks. An unofficial but mostly adhered to 1984 or so cutoff date allows for later lineage, as long as the model is progeny of the original. A 1988 Mitsubishi Starion? OK, as the turbo coupe made its debut in 1982. Everything from show quality seventies Toyota Celicas with modern engine and transmission transplants to daily driven Datsun 510 coupes showed up to show off. Owners and fans alike hung out, had some snacks, and swapped ideas and knowledge for the next project or upgrade plans. While there were a few race-only and half-finished builds trailered in for the event, most everyone else that rolled down off the bridge fired up their machines and drove right back off the island when the very well spent day was over.

Related: Origins of Old Schools at Treasure Island

10 Responses

  1. Clay Said,

    Sweet man! Good pics, thanks for the donuts!

    Posted on July 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

  2. Ray Said,

    Thanks for hanging out with us!

    (the guy with the blue Celica with carzy Honda S2000 motor swap)

    Posted on July 19th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

  3. Mike Bumbeck Said,

    You guys are more than welcome. I overshot the exit and got totally lost in Daly City!

    Posted on July 19th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

  4. Nathan Said,

    Thanks for the doughnut!

    Posted on July 20th, 2009 at 9:50 am

  5. Cary Said,

    Thanks for making it. Hope you had a great time. Sad….no pictures of my car in there….:( . Its all good. I have the Tubbed Celica with the 1J. Cary

    Posted on July 20th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

  6. Andrew Said,

    That Starion (Conquest) and Starlet both have SUPER POTENTIAL!!! Great coverage! See you Thursday? There’s some decent Indian fast food down there. Expect to see TONS of Datsun 510s!

    Posted on July 20th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

  7. Jayden Said,

    Thanks for the CHOCOLATE old fashioned donut, yummmy…Jayden in the Black sweatshirt.

    Posted on July 20th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

  8. Cory O'Brien Said,

    Nice shots! Here are a few that I took at the event:

    Posted on July 25th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

  9. Jeff B. Said,

    I see that black Starlet driving by my house almost every morning as I’m leaving for work!!

    Posted on August 5th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

  10. puregroove_org Said,

    Dang, there were some great lookin’ rides out there.

    Posted on August 8th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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