Spring Drive to Pella

Our spring drive event this year started off with some competition for parking with an Easter egg hunt contest, taking place on the square in Pella.

After loading up with baked goods and discussing how much it didn’t seem like spring, and regrouping after an initial start that was scattered traffic, we made our way off through the countryside around Lake Red Rock and through the towns of Pleasantville and Runnells on our way to Karl’s Performance Center in Des Moines.

After a lunch generously provided by the folks at Karl’s, we toured their very impressive facility and many of the projects underway. One surprise (BMW) project seen during the tour was an Isetta in for an interior restoration!

The tour wrapped up with a demonstration of an M6 on their four wheel chassis dyno—a chance to see a V-10 running at 8000 rpm under load! This is apparently the only four wheel chassis dyno in the state. If you are interested in a club dyno day at this facility let the club’s leadership know, as the crew at Karl’s would definitely be interested in hosting such an event.

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