That sucks Bob. Well, not for you if you're going to Cali.
Do you know where Competition Specialties is? (on W. Valley Hwy in Auburn)
.. well they are putting on their yearly Comp. show this weekend - Both days. I plan on going and popping the hood on my car, show it off, and probably buy a few go-fast goodies for the car. Send me a text if you want to meet me there.. I can get you a guest pass. And you can order parts from Edelbrock, Borla, Cooper Tires, etc (big name Companies), for underthecounter prices.
I'll probably be there around 9am this Saturday, and stay till who knows when. After noon probably.