Our group joined the Ventura V8 Ford Club for a nice journey to Piru and the beautiful Lake Piru reservoir. The group was made up of 10 cars and 20 people. Scotty organized the trip and a good time was had by all. We traveled the back roads winding through the agriculture areas of the small towns and ended up in the mountains of Piru.
Of interest in the quaint town of Piru, is this is where the California Kid movie was filmed in September of 1974. Martin Sheen was the star who drove Pete Chapouris’s now famous 34 coupe around the mountains and stopped at the garage in Piru. Several of us had photos taken of our cars while locals recalled the movie filming more than 45 years ago.
Scotty had arranged a nice lunch atBrenda’s Casamias Mexican restaurant who went out of their way to accommodate such a large group in a small place. The service and food were excellent. After lunch, we headed up the mountain to the beautiful Lake Piru for some breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Jane and I had never been to this place in our 30 years in California.
We headed down the mountain to a Baskin & Robbins for some Ice Cream and socializing before heading home. The day was perfect, the journey was invigorating and the destination was beautiful. Thanks to the Ventura V8 Club for inviting us.