Project Shepherd's Gate

Racing 4 Heroes 09/11

Lanterns of LeMons

08 CDS Cherry's Jubilee

07 CDS Cherry's Jubilee

Got Guts at Thunderhill

2007 Charity Raffle

2006 Fathers Day Charity


08 Coastal Driving School (CDS) @ Cherry's Sweet 16th
We enter the SJFoS/Stealth Mazda RX-8, doing laps around the Cherry's show.  The RX-8 was one of a couple Mazdas in the Porsche club hosted event.
We enter the SJFoS/Stealth Mazda RX-8, doing laps around the Cherry's show.
Hot Laps, Crusin' to Build a New Hospital, Cannery Row Take Over, Awards, 1960's Trivia, Poker Run, Nostalgia Party, Oldtown Salinas Passport and more...

Classic Cruisers meet Contemporary Performance Cars

CDS supports Cherry's Jubilee again in 2008 to raise funds for the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Fund.  Highlighted by Hot Laps where participants of this event to showcase pristine classic cars also get a taste of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in track prepared Porsches. 

We're there Saturday for the show but the real action begins for us on Sunday when the track opens to drivers of other marques too.  We took the San Jose Festival of SPEED/Stealth RX-8 out to savor the experience.  What better way to test the new purpose built suspension components and tuning for the track than on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca was built in 1957 and has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP). The world-renowned 2.238-mile, 11-turn permanent road course has seen many of the all-time greats in motorsports grace its technically challenging layout that includes the spectacular signature Corkscrew (Turns 8 and 8A).

Among the many who have raced here are the likes of Mario Andretti, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Michael Andretti, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart and on and on through a virtual who's who of automobile and motorcycle racing.

SCRAMP is a not-for-profit corporation that donates net proceeds from each race season to the volunteer organizations that help put on the events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

and the TRACK


An opportunity to TEST

We weren't able to get enough tire in contact with the track to keep on line or pace.

and improve while supporting a good CAUSE.

Laura Thomas pilots her and her husband, Dean's, #72 ITMT/ITA/SM Miata around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the "enjoyment" of  Hot Lap fund rasing contributors.     In all seriousness, how does a skilled driver like Laura and Dean get around Laguna on a tear:
Click here to meet Laura and Dean.