View Full Version : Any Racers in San Diego, CA ?

David Mason
04-03-2007, 11:31 AM
I will be in the area of San Diego next week and was wondering if there are any boat racers in that area ? Actually going just south of the border for a few days of R&R and would welcome any racers who are in the area.


Ron Hill
04-03-2007, 12:40 PM
What dates???

I live 80 miles from San Diego... an hour and ten minutes...Any excuse to go to Rosarito Beach is good for me! We can go to Carnitas George's or Flor Michoacan...or Poncho's...or....

04-03-2007, 01:54 PM
Actually, the question is a very good one and deserves a little more thought. San Diego used to be a "hot- bed" of racing! San Diego had outboards, inboards, hydros & flats. San Diego was full of innovators in the world of boat racing. Where have they all gone? It seems that boats that left Los Angeles went to San Diego and were never seen again. Matter of fact, it seems like a lot of the Los Angeles boats have been lost in the same way, were they lost to POLITICS or did they just die a ........:confused: Rod

04-03-2007, 04:47 PM

We, myself and KT doodle are in Encinitas, about 45 minutes from Me-hiccup-co. If you're in the area, we would love to hook up with you. I don't do Mexico because of the boarder wait, averaging 1.5 hours in and 1.5 hours out...I got too much to do to wait 3 hours!

Rosarito is a fun place, so is the blow hole in Ensenada. Be careful of the stop sign that was never there....The cop will write you, unm ah, scam you for a bribe because of the alleged stop sign on the road to Ensenada...It was never there, but he will claim you blew through it. Usually cost $50.00 and he won't nail you for 2 days again....

David Mason
04-04-2007, 09:14 AM
Well here is my schedule.

Arrive San Diego atout 3:00 pm Sunday, we are supposed to drive to Rosarita then. COme back Thursday night or Friday morning to San Diego. Spending the day there and leaving Saturday afternoon I think about 3:00 to fly home.

Anyone available those dates ? Would like to have lunch, or dinner or something with y'all. Skootz ? Would love to meet you and KT. KT is one of my heros with her enthusiasm.

Ron, anytime you want to come down, just call me !! Not sure if my cell will work in mexico, but it is 269-420-1118. PM me your phone or something and we can arrange for something. Would like to meet you as well and have a couple brews and maybe some lobstor at that place down there and swap tales, well I will listen cause your tales are so cool. I might bend your ear on some prop ideas to !! You need anything from Vic brought to you that I could pack in a suitcase ? I am 45 minutes from Vic and could pack it in with my clothes.

Ron Hill
04-04-2007, 09:35 AM
Just bring Vic Brinkman with you!

The date??? 8th or 15th???

David Mason
04-04-2007, 09:59 AM
Flying in on the 8th, this Sunday.

Bunker Hill
04-04-2007, 10:47 AM
What a plan...
I am going to be staying at a villa south of rosarito in the "Ls Gaviots" complex with my girlfriend Annette!
The plan is to have easter sunday brunch at "La Fonda" GREAT DEAL$13.95 great location outdoors on a cliff above the beach GREAt, GREAT!!!! food and free bottomless bloody marys!!
I'll be there at 10ish!!
It's really one of the all time great brunches and beautiful locations!!


Bunker Hill
04-04-2007, 10:48 AM
Well, maybe see everyone else then??

04-04-2007, 07:50 PM

You and anyone else is always welcome here, we love guests, especially of the boat racing type. If ya want, we are in Encinitas, closer to Ron than San Diego and I could BBQ my world famous internationally renowned Baby Backs, maranded in Jack Daniels, candied with my secret sauce...That and Fat Tire with tatoes

I'll send you my #'s in PM and look forward to it if you can.

David Mason
04-05-2007, 07:18 AM
Well, maybe see everyone else then??

You going to be in Rosarita all week or just the weekend ? I seen pictures of the place you are talking about, looks very cool, or is it Sic now... ;) I won't be in town Rosarita until evening Sunday if all goes well. If you want give me a call, we are staying at the Festival Plaza Hotel in Rosarita. Under Dave Mason. I have no idea of the phone number.

Ron Hill
04-05-2007, 10:25 AM
There is a Tri Hull in a dump outside Rosarita...Maybe, I'll adopt it while I'm there...

Bunker tells me his "VILLA" has an extra bedroom...Well, not anymore...
Just got off the phone with Dave Mason, we'll "Hook Up" at his hotel Sunday evening...

1 taquilla, 2 taquillas, 3 taquillas, Floor! Maybe!!!

Bunker Hill
04-05-2007, 11:26 AM
Right near your hotel is a restaurant called "El NIdo" It is FANTASTIC!!!!!! Great Margaritas and excellent steaks, venison quail too all from their own ranch, We can all meet there for drinks for sure and maybe dinner??
Look forward to seeing you all

Bunker Hill
04-05-2007, 11:41 AM
maybe we should make a plan to "hook up" @ 7ish sun nite at "El Nido?"
Here is a link to the villa I have:

Ron Hill
04-09-2007, 07:05 PM
Bunker, Annette and I were there! Had a good day...Thought maybe your flight got delayed...

Love this fire place...

04-09-2007, 07:40 PM

Can you send me Dave's #'s if ya gottem? I'm making plans to see him the
13th, probably in San Diego, or have him over for dinner or sumthing. KT needs lots of support, those grades or hers are driving me to drink....

Ron Hill
04-09-2007, 08:31 PM
Ron, anytime you want to come down, just call me !! Not sure if my cell will work in mexico, but it is 269-420-1118.


Went by Mission Bay today, five boats on the whole body of water....It would have been prefect to test a small boat....

David Mason
04-17-2007, 09:38 AM
My phone did not work.

We ate at El Nidos like 4 times, that place rocks. We had the Venison more than once, and the quail. I even got the girls we met to eat quail eggs and venison for breakfast there.

So does Portifino in the hotel....

Ron, tried to hook up, we got in later than expected, got to hotel around 7:00 I think. Took forever to get rental car in San Diego straightened out.

Should have left me a message at front desk, sure could have used some boat racing stories while there !!

Not sure what Mexico did to my cell phone, but it took it two days to work right once I got back to the States.... or maybe it was operator error.. who knows !!

Oh yeah, Federallies like cash in case anyone needs to know, keeps you nice and safe when you screw up !!

Ron Hill
02-16-2008, 12:34 AM
Can't believe it has been a year since we were in Mexico...But we're heading down tomorrow for a "FUNCTION (S-S and Monday)...If you don't hear from Bunker, Russ and I for a few days...well.....we'll probably be busy...A lot of stuff to do in Mexico....you know...