Another lake is no longer an Amphicar "virgin"

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Ed Howard

Guest
Hi Folks:

This past weekend I had an interesting and unique experience.

I was invited by friends to visit a private 100 acre avocado ranch
located in Rainbow, California, which is near Fallbrook in northern
San Diego County.

On this ranch was a beautiful, yet quite small (only about five
acres), lake, and I was invited to be the first ever Amphicar to be
in this lake since it was dug in 1970.

It was a gorgeous, lush lagoon feeling, not unlike the "Jungle
Cruise" ride at Disneyland, complete with an island, rope swing, and
frogs on lily pads!

The owners were very gracious and amazed at my Amphicar, although I
was equally amazed when he showed me the Concours quality 1973
Ferrari 246GTS in his garage!

I have posted a few photos in the "Files" section in a folder
called "Fallbrook Lake."

Enjoy!

Ed Howard
Orange COunty, CA
64 Red
 
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Ken Chambers

Guest
Anyone keeping track of all the lakes we've been? I was just giving
rides in a seaplane landing strip.

Another group I hang around with is The Arcane Auto Society,
http://arcaneauto.org/. A couple weeks ago about 25 "odd" cars
assembled for filming for a local San Francisco area show called Bay
Area Backroads, a long time weekly favorite on fun things to see and do
around the area and beyond. The host, Doug McConnell, was so
interested in the Amphicar that I had the honor of chauffeuring him
around all day. He enjoyed driving the Amphicar in a local lake we
stopped at on the way to our ultimate destination for the day. The old
cars joined up with a bunch of old time airplanes at a small country
grass strip airport. Parallel to the grass strip was a 3000' x 60'
lake, the seaplane landing lane. Since there was only one seaplane
based at the airport, and he was down for annual inspection, I was
invited to give rides to the delight of many.

Ah, the places we've been.

All the best,
Ken Chambers
'64 Red


> Hi Folks:
>
> This past weekend I had an interesting and unique experience.
>
> I was invited by friends to visit a private 100 acre avocado ranch
> located in Rainbow, California, which is near Fallbrook in northern
> San Diego County.
>
> On this ranch was a beautiful, yet quite small (only about five
> acres), lake, and I was invited to be the first ever Amphicar to be
> in this lake since it was dug in 1970.
>
> It was a gorgeous, lush lagoon feeling, not unlike the "Jungle
> Cruise" ride at Disneyland, complete with an island, rope swing, and
> frogs on lily pads!
>
> The owners were very gracious and amazed at my Amphicar, although I
> was equally amazed when he showed me the Concours quality 1973
> Ferrari 246GTS in his garage!
>
> I have posted a few photos in the "Files" section in a folder
> called "Fallbrook Lake."
 
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