Jim Kipp Private Garage Collection – 2011


On this morning, we had a very unique opportunity to see a spectacular private collection belonging to Jim Kipp. The garage is located in Lake Elsinore. Jim is a friend of SDP member Ralph Suarez, and Ralph managed to talk him into letting our gang come up for a visit. Jim’s collection is very unique, and includes: A dozen or so stunning cars, tons of racing memorabilia, model cars, boats and airplanes, a massive 8-lane slot car racing track, a 2-lane slot car drag racing track, guitars, drums and much more. But perhaps his most impressive and amazing items are his collection of operating miniature internal combustion gas powered V8 engines! These are absolutely mind blowing, with miniature pistons, rings, cranks, cams, heads rockers, superchargers. Nothing short of incredible.

We had a great turn out of 14 Panteras and a GT40. Members and guests included: Ralph Suarez, Bobby Udell, Glen Chancellor, Bret & Nash Gann, Chris Lee, Leon Rower, George Bagdasarian, Klaus Schoenherr, Kevin & LLynne Ryniker, Dave Briggs, Mike & Mike Jr Becker, Craig & Randi Cline, Bruce Mallery, Ron & Carol Ketcham, Scott & Martha Miller and John & Kethy Buckman.

Big thanks to Ralph for arranging this and of course huge thanks to Jim Kipp for sharing his incredible collection.

March 12th, 2011


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