San Francisco Bay Area Section

SFBA - Front Page

San Francisco Bay Area Section

San Francisco Bay Area Section

February 9, 2020 Third Annual Delta Drive

February 9th - 2020 First* Sunday Drive – Third Annual “Delta Drive” to Brunch* at the Grand Island Mansion - *Actually the Second Sunday, as the GIM was closed on the 2nd of February … Ground Hog Day or something!

The starting line begins at Peet’s Coffee in Concord.

We’ll meet up at Peet’s Coffee in the “Clayton Valley Shopping Center” at the intersection of Clayton Valley and Ignacio Valley Roads in Concord at 9 to 9:45 a.m. for coffee and snacks. Peet’s is located behind the Bank of America on the corner at 5458 Clayton Valley Road, Concord.  Sign ins and map handouts completed by 10:00 a.m.; ladies and gentlemen… “start your engines” …  for a prompt departure and a right turn east onto Clayton Valley Road.

We then get on Marsh Creek Road passing by the historic city of Clayton and then into the wilds of the northeast side of Mt. Diablo.  Expect great views and possibly lush green grass covered hills as we wind down the road towards the Delta.  Note, there are warning signs posted regarding the possibility of “ICEY” road conditions.

There is a lot of early California packed into this area, as John Marsh was the first “Anglo” landowner in “Alta California” (2).  We are driving thru history!   About 11 miles down Marsh Creek Road, we’ll make a left turn on to Deer Valley Road headed towards Antioch and a right turn onto Hwy 4 (9 miles) then onto the gateway to “The Delta” Hwy 160, staying to the right.  Next is “The High Bridge”, which is a “toll bridge”, if you don’t have “Fastrak”, have dollars ready!  The plan is to go thru the “collection side” to keep our run together, a beep = $!

Just past Isleton, we follow Hwy 160 over the old bridge and a right turn following Hwy 160.  Next is a left turn on to Hwy 220 just past the Ryde Hotel in Walnut Grove. This is where the driving gets little more interesting as we drive across Grand Island with farm vistas!  Take a right turn on to “Grand Island Road” heading North East. (Note, “The Grand Island Road” is basically a “loop” around the perimeter of the Island can not get lost!)  A short distance on this levee road is our destination on the right … The Grand Island Mansion (“GIM”) 13415 Grand Island Road!

The Finish Line ends at “GIM” with a delicious brunch.          

* Brunch Reservations are required!  They sell out 2-3 weeks in advance, if you plan on having brunch please book yours with “GIM” as early as possible!  The run is about 1.5 – 2 hours, 12 o’clock or after should be safe.    Book on “Open Table” – Note “MBZ Club Group”, call GIM directly @ 916.775.1705.  Informational links:

Grand Island Mansion

Mount Diablo



PRESIDENT                      Mike Vasquez      619-734-1529 

VICE PRESIDENT             Barton Lane     650-888-8952

SECRETARY                     Deinse Sheehan    925-683-2708 

TREASURER                    Nadine Lane           510-335-5931

ACTIVITIES                      Barton Lane            650-888-8952

MEMBERSHIP                 John Goode             650-215-3402


TECHNICAL EVENTS       Kourosh and           408-656-2028       

                                          Sassan Behnam     408-707-0331         

ADVERTISING                   Theo Burger            650-906-5275

FIRST SUNDAY DRIVES    Harry Andreades    703-474-4215

Connect with us!

Get Involved

Be Part of the Action

You can:

  • Lead an event
  • Plan a Drive
  • Help with the Website
  • Contribute to the Newsletter
  • Make a Suggestion, Share an Idea
  • Click here to find out how


First Sunday Drive

First Sunday Drives

February 9, 2020

Delta Drive


Upcoming Events

February 9, 2020

Third Annual Delta Drive




Members Recommend

Biscotti and Cars


First Saturday of Each Month


Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

Open Garage Talk


Shops in Your Area

San Francisco

1745 Clay Street, San Francisco 415-441-5896


Upcoming Events

Event Reports

San Francisco Bay Area Annual Holiday Party

Overlooking the Sausalito Harbor in Marin, the renownded Spinnaker Restaurant...

Carmel Mission Classics

CARMEL MISSION CLASSIC For the first time this year, the Carmel Mission Classic...

Array ( [domain_id] => 35 [subdomain] => [sitename] => San Francisco Bay Area [scheme] => https [valid] => 1 [weight] => -30 [is_default] => 0 [machine_name] => sfba_benzowners_org [path] => [site_grant] => 1 )