Bring your blanket and picnic basket for this free family event. Attendees are also invited to bring their vintage car or motorcycle for a chance to win a “Fan Favorite” trophy. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
During February, Caltrans will conduct three significant road projects that could impact Santa Ana residents and commuters. Please be advised of the following dates and locations. Additional details can be found by clicking of the web links for each project. Detour signs will be posted to alert motorists of the closures.
Please note that during the weekend of Feb. 19 to 21, all lanes of the 91 freeway between the 71 freeway and Interstate 15 in Corona will be closed, weather permitting. Continue reading
Each May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), the City of Santa Ana experiences a high volume of unsanctioned cruising activity. This unsanctioned activity produces public safety concerns, numerous calls for service and grid-lock. In an effort to provide a safe environment and minimize the impact on our local neighborhoods, the Santa Ana Police Department will be deploying extra police personnel to deal with the influx of cruiser activity. Continue reading
WANTED: ARMED AND DANGEROUS SUSPECTS:
1) Darnell Washington, male Black, 24 yr-old, 6’2,” 197 lbs.
2) Tania Washington, female Black, 25 yr-old, 5’3,” 130 lbs.
On August 28, 2012, Suspect Darnell Washington escaped from the San Bernardino County Jail with the aid of his wife, Suspect Tania Washington. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Community: Police Department Contracts with Central Parking for Parking Enforcement Duties
In an effort to provide more efficient and effective services to the community, the Santa Ana Police Department has contracted with Central Parking System, Inc. to assume some of the City’s on-street parking enforcement effective September 4, 2012. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Department conducting DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Friday, August 3rd, 2012, 7:30PM -1:30AM, 2300 N. Tustin Avenue
SANTA ANA POLICE STEP UP DUI ENFORCEMENT
The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, August 3rd, 2012. It will begin at 7:30PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30AM. It will be conducted in the area of 2300 N. Tustin Avenue, in the City of Santa Ana. Continue reading
Exotic Cars & Cockpits Pre-Superbowl Meet
Trying to figure out something to do before the big game? How about stopping by the Lyon Air Museum for our Exotic Cars & Cockpits Pre-Superbowl Meet event. We will have a line up of Porches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other exotic cars in the parking lot, as well as Hitler’s Mercedes, vintage aircraft and other great civilian and military automobiles inside the museum!
When: February 5th,10:00am-11:30am Continue reading
SANTA ANA, Calif., August 1, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will host members of the Southern California Datsun Roadster Owners Club (SoCalROC) at its “Cars & Cockpits” event scheduled for Sun., August 7, 2011, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the facility, located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. (NOTE: Weather permitting). Continue reading
Time: Friday, April 29 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Marconi Automotive Museum 1302 Industrial Dr. Tustin, CA
You are invited to join us for a special evening of wine tasting, gourmet food, and live entertainment… surrounded by beautiful and exotic cars at the Marconi Auto Museum. The festive evening will also include a high heel “stiletto strut”, tables full of silent auction items, an exciting live auction, and slot car racing. Our Master of Ceremonies, Michele Gile, award-winning news reporter from KCAL 9 and CBS 2 will lead the way to “heel hunger” by putting our best foot forward.
With food stamps, children nutrition programs and other anti-hunger and poverty programs at risk, our Orange County Food Bank has join forces with those OC Newport ladies to put on a fun event that involves fast cars, high heels and 8 top chefs cooking their hearts out with a great supply of wine and happiness. Go to www.ocfoodbank.org to party at the “Race to Heel Hunger” at Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Friday, April 29th, 2011 from 6-9 p.m.
Cars & Cockpits – BMW, on March 6 at the Lyon Air Museum
CLASSICS INCLUDE BMW ‘BLUMAX’ 1969 E9 2800CS WITH WORLD RECORD 417,000 MILES
SANTA ANA, Calif., February 25, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, is scheduled to host dozens of rare BMW sports cars as part of “Cars & Cockpits Day,” scheduled for Sun., March 6, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon at the facility, located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. (NOTE: Weather permitting—rain would cause cancellation of the event.)
The classic BMW vehicles will be driven by owners from across Southern California, including Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino counties. One enthusiast is even flying in from Vancouver, British Columbia. Also participating will be rare cars from the collection of Santa Ana dealership Crevier BMW, as well as two new special BMW preview models. Crevier BMW is the nation’s top seller of BMWs by volume. Gourmet food trucks will also be stationed at the Museum ready to serve hot refreshments.
“This special event has a definite excitement factor because it presents Museum visitors with an exceptional opportunity to view some of the rarest BMW cars, like the early coupes,” said Mark Foster, president of Lyon Air Museum.
One such vehicle is a two-door, six-cylinder 1969 E9 2800CS model owned by Murray Fowler, 82, of Costa Mesa, Calif. The car (license plate “BLUMAX”) has the unique distinction of being the highest mileage BMW of its type in the world with 417,000 miles on the odometer.
“I bought BLUMAX from the original owner thirty-nine years ago and, except for the wheels, most of the parts are original,” said Fowler. “Technically, my E9 is un-restored while remaining in very fine show condition.”
According to Fowler, BLUMAX is the 16th E-9 from among a total of 3,721 built on order from Hoffman Motors for the North American market. The E9 platform was very successful in racing and helped to establish BMW’s status as a sport driver’s car.
BLUMAX was delivered to its original owner—a young U.S. Army officer from San Marino, Calif. stationed in Germany—at the Munich factory on October 1, 1969. Since Fowler took ownership, the coupe (which he also used as his primary business car in Orange County for a few years) has travelled across the U.S. Canada and Mexico numerous times. He estimates that he has driven more than 500,000 miles in the BLUMAX and similar autos. Fowler and BLUMAX are featured in a video produced by BMW (and available on YouTube) that is part of a series called “Unscripted” in which everyday owners talk about their life and passion with BMW vehicles.
The 30,000-sq.ft. Lyon Air Museum opened in Dec. 2009. The facility represents the fulfillment of a dream of Maj. Gen. William Lyon, USAF (Ret), who held the position of Chief of the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1975 to 1979. Currently, Gen. Lyon is Chairman of the Board and CEO of William Lyon Homes, Inc., Newport Beach, Calif. His passion for aviation history and youth education is the driving force behind Lyon Air Museum. In establishing the Museum, Gen. Lyon sought to create a world-class facility that would be available to the local community and would offer educational exhibits designed to inspire young people. The Museum has on exhibit some of the world’s rarest operational aircraft and vehicles.
Lyon Air Museum is located at 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707. P: 714/210-4585. F: 714/210-4588. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.lyonairmuseum.org.
Hours of operation are daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission rates: General admission–$8; Seniors and Veterans–$6; Ages 5-17–$4; Under age 5—Free. Groups of 10 or more–$1 off each visitor. Pre-arranged school groups—Free.
Media Contact: Ned Madden
Rodheim Marketing Group
Press Release, for Immediate Release
Media Contact: Ned Madden, Rodheim Marketing Group, 949/547-0143
January 8, 2012, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
SANTA ANA, Calif.—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will host dozens of classic Jaguar vintage sports cars as part of a “Cars & Cockpits” event scheduled for Sun., Jan. 8, 2012, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the facility, located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. (NOTE: Weather permitting). Continue reading