THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 6 - #4 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
APRIL - 2001
Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
CLUB MEETING APRIL 4
14900 E. 14th St, San Leandro
HAT - LAPEL PINS
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
Looks like Spring is here judging by our recent weather. It is really nice to see the sun for a change. Time to fire up that barbeque and get that GTO ready for some cruising!
We got our Dyno Day in on March 3rd, in between rainy days. Nine members ran their cars and many more members came by to watch. A really fun time was had by all. We definitely are planning on doing this again. Horsepower readings at the rear wheels went from 225 to 430. The 400 cars were at 225 and the top 389 tri-power car was at 290. The 455’s took over from there. 4-speeds are more efficient than automatics and lose less power through the driveline.
Individual bragging rights belong to the participants and I will not be one of them as I had a mechanical problem on my way there and did not participate. I did make it to watch though. It was a learning experience for all of us! Overall, some cars made less power than their owners thought and some made more. No doubt that the horsepower and torque printout you get is a great conversation piece!
Our year end 2000 Treasurers Report was presented at our recent meeting by Will Valle. We also talked a bit about our upcoming May 5th event featuring Jim Wangers. As always, we had a very productive meeting although attendance was a bit low this time around. Our next meeting is on April 4th in San Leandro. On May 2nd we are back in Redwood City, both meetings at Harry's Hofbrau. Both of these meetings are very important as we will be getting ready for our upcoming events including the Jim Wangers event and June GGuys. Both those events are covered in detail in this newsletter. Your participation at both these meetings is requested. Lot’s of opportunity for you to be involved and help out for these two events. We need help in several areas for the Jim Wangers event and we cannot have too many volunteers for June GGuys.
Chronologically, here is what we have for you through early June. Details are in this newsletter for all the events discussed here. There truly is something here for everyone. Please for all these events, follow the instructions provided by the event coordinators. Some events can be laid back with no sign ups required while others require a lot of structure. Your cooperation with this makes everyone’s job easier and goes a long ways towards having these events runs monthly. Your enjoyment is our primary goal. We begin with our next club meeting on April 4th. April 14th is our Day at Filoli in Woodside. You can join us for breakfast and a cruise to Filoli or simply meet us there.
Sunday, April 29th, we return to
Benicia for the Benicia High School Band Car Show. GGG has won the club
participation award at this show for top attendance, so come on out! On May 2nd,
we are back in Redwood City for another meeting. May 5th we are in San Jose for
our car show and presentation by the
one and only Mr. Jim Wangers. This
event has specific instructions as there are only so many spaces available for
both the car show and the theatre. Please take the time to CLOSELY read the flyer on this event. It is truly something special and
we may not be able to do this again. Seize the opportunity you have been
presented with and signup TODAY. THIS EVENT ROCKS !!!!
On May 11th and 12th, we have been invited to participate in the Central Pontiacs of CA. car show in Madera. These folks are really pleasant to be around and put on a really nice show. It is open to Pontiac, Olds and Buick and gives you a chance to see something a little different. Great way to spend a couple of days or just jet down there on Saturday. May 19th has us up to Sonoma and Sears Point Raceway for the Vintage Car Races. This event also requires you to follow specific instructions so please read the information carefully. On May 26-28th we have been invited to participate in the Tiger Run GTOAA Regional show in Bend Or. This is one of the best shows in the country and allows you to visit western Oregon.
2nd and 3rd has us once again being the HOST CLUB for our 5th year at the GGuys
Summer Get Together in Pleasanton. You can let me know immediately if you want
to participate. We cannot have too many cars and volunteers for this event. With
our current roster at 200 plus members let us set a goal of 100 cars for both
the Jim Wangers event and GGuys. Optimistic you say? Yeah, definitely, but we
CAN MEET THESE GOALS. We have the members, we have the cars, we have the events.
If we get enough of you fired up to come on out and join us, we make the number.
I cannot emphasize enough and this is directed at what Jim Lent refers to as “
Ghost Members”. You owe it to yourselves to come out to some of these events
and join in the GGG Experience. Your car does not need to be perfect. Rest
assured that mine is CERTAINLY NOT. You will enjoy the time you spend
participating in club activities. You will learn more about your car and make
new friends. That is without question, time well spent. We truly enjoy seeing
cars we have not seen before and meeting their owners. We all benefit from
increased member participation. Make the commitment to attend an upcoming event
TODAY. The GGG Experience is honestly something special.
covers everything between our next club meeting and June GGuys. We are one busy
club! Look for updates online and on the website in addition to the newsletter
as these events get closer. Any questions on any of these events, just ask the
event coordinators. They will be more than happy to help you in any way they
Recipe Corner has been up and running in the newsletter for several months now.
How are you all enjoying it? Please send any suggestions, comments and of course
recipes to my wife Marsha at email: MITYGTO@aol.com, fax to 650-349-2095 or mail
to her at 435 West 25th Ave. in San Mateo, 94403.Thanks a lot!
have a really fantastic assortment of club Tees, tank tops (Ladies too!), caps,
pins and window stickers in stock. Ordering info is in the newsletter. Get your
do believe we have a wrap so to speak.
to see all of you real soon and as always;
YA IN THE FAST LANE !!!!!
Bye for now,
GOLDEN GATE GOATS EMAIL LIST
The GGGOATS frequently uses an email list to get out information about events that may not have been available when the newsletter went to press.
This has proved very useful and, if you have an email account, you might want to join the list. Sometimes people change their email accounts and forget to let us know. If you would like to join or rejoin the list then please send me an email with your correct email address.
Please send additions or corrections to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HAT - LAPEL PINS
DA PINS ARE HERE, DA PINS ARE HERE!!
WELL FOLKS THE GOLDEN GATE GOATS HAT-LAPEL PINS HAVE ARRIVED. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. SIZE IS 1 1/8 INCHES. PIN ARE IN THE SHAPE & SAME COLORS AS OUR LOGO AND HAVE EPOXY DOME THAT COVERS & PROTECTS THE PIN. PRICE IS A MODEST $3.00 EACH. BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK TO OWN ONE!
CHECKS, MADE OUT TO GOLDEN GATE GOATS, FOR $3.00 FOR EACH PIN AND INCLUDE 33 CENTS SHIPPING FOR ANY NUMBER OF PINS CAN BE SENT TO:
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547
CHANGES, MISSPELLINGS, ETC.
IF WE HAVEN'T GOT YOUR INFORMATION MIXED UP YET, JUST GIVE US TIME. WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN.
Please contact Jim Lent with any name, address, phone number or vehicle corrections or changes. (510) 799-6096.
SNAIL MAIL: Jim Lent
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547
GOLDEN GATE GOATS UPCOMING EVENTS
Filoli Estate & Gardens Tour - Saturday, - April 14th.
A fantastic tour of a beautiful old estate. Beautiful gardens. Fun for everyone. Breakfast before if you are interested. Click here for flyer.
Benicia Classic Car Show - Sunday,
April 29, 2001.
This has proven
to be a popular show for East Bay GGGoaters the last two years. We have won the
participation award each year. This year we are again invited to Larry &
Mary Holt’s house after the show to enjoy some of Mary’s super gourmet
treats. Those of you who enjoy good eating should not miss this opportunity.
Note The deadline for advance registration is MARCH 31st. to get the $15.00
rate. We will meet at the Starbucks located in the Southamptom shopping plaza at
7:45. Lots of parking there and latte fixes are available before we
caravan to the show. They also have a restroom for those of you who have
traveled a distance nonstop. Take the "SOUTHAMPTON" exit from
780 and go north 200 yards to the traffic light. Turn left into the
shopping center and you will see Starbucks on your left with lots of parking
right there. We will leave for the show @ 8:00 AM. Once again they
will accommodate us all parking together. If you are planning to attend, please
let Mary & Larry Holt know, so that can plan an appropriate amount of food.
email - email@example.com Phone 1-707-558-8438
Central Pontiacs of California Car
Show - May 11/12 - Madera
members have attended this show over the past three years. The hospitality is
outstanding, from a free BBQ dinner at a local Pontiac Dealership on Friday
evening, to the laid back car show at the Madera Fairgrounds with plenty of
shaded parking. should not miss this
opportunity. Note that $15.00 admission is only available in March!
See flyer this issue.
Vintage Car Races
- Sears Point Raceway - May
not too early to start planning for our May 19th club event. It will be at Sears
Point Raceway in Sonoma. http://www.searspoint.com/ We will have special car
coral parking for GG Goats only. We get a discount price for race tickets, only
$15.00 (regularly $20.00). If you’ve been to these races
you know that it is very exciting, very diverse racing. You will see everything
from ‘20’s vintage race cars to ‘80’s Formula One cars. The track is
undergoing a $35 million modernization to the accommodations will be
outstanding. There will also be a food and wine pavilion for your dining and
drinking pleasure. We will arrive at the track around 10:00 a.m. and can leave
anytime after 3:00 p.m. We will be organizing Bay Area meeting locations so we
can convoy up to Sears Point. Approximately 30 vintage race cars will leave the
track around 4:00 p.m. and convoy over to Sonoma where they will parade around
the square. There is also a food and wine event that evening in downtown Sonoma.
We went last year and it’s some of the best food and wine around. For those
that are interested, I’m working with Sears Point Raceway to tag onto the
convoy of vintage racers and parade around the square in Sonoma.
you are interested in the food and wine tasting in Sonoma Saturday evening, call
Sears Point Raceway for tickets to that event. If you want to stay overnight in
Sonoma, there are several motels and many Bed and Breakfast Inns. We will be
staying at the El Pueblo Inn, 896 W. Napa Street,
IMPORTANT!! We must purchase 20 tickets to have our own car coral and get
the discount. That shouldn’t be too hard, only 10 cars with 2 people each
equals 20 tickets. VERY, VERY IMPORTANT!!!! You must get your money for the race
tickets to me no later than April 30! Make you checks payable to Skip
Hendricks and mail to: 3384 Bridle Drive, Hayward CA, 94541 or give it to me
at a club event or meeting. This is not my idea, Sears Point requires that we do
it this way.
is not an event that you can wait until the last minute to decide to participate
Subject: CINCO de WANGER
As you know, the GGGoats will be having a day with Jim Wangers on Sat., May 5, 2001, at Peggy Sue's Diner in San Jose. A fun filled day, with inside information about Pontiac GTOs, is planned. We will have raffle prizes, music and books, etc. available for Jim to sign for you. Please see the flyer in this newsletter.
Many folks have asked for advance reservations for this event. The theater where Jim will make his presentation has two hundred seats, so a sold out event (with 2 tickets per car) will end up with 100 entries. It is not unlikely that we will easily reach this goal, with our large club membership, inviting other clubs to attend and simply the great opportunity to get the “inside scoop” about development and sales of the GTO.
Cost for the event is $15.00 per car, which will include a goodie bag, one free raffle ticket and two tickets for the Wangers presentation. We already have 15 people who have paid for advance registrations, so please don’t delay if you want to attend. You can send $15.00 checks (made out to Golden Gate Goats) to:
118 IRIS COURT
HERCULES, CA 94547
MAIL RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 28TH.
Names of those who prepay will be placed on the show packages.
PARKING OF SHOW VEHICLES WILL BEGIN AT 9:00 AM.
PREPAYS MUST BE IN PLACE BY 10:00 AM TO GUARANTEE RECEIPT OF THEIR PACKAGES!
Unclaimed packages will be sold at the $15.00 rate until exhausted. Prepaid members, arriving after 10AM, may claim their packages (if unsold packages remain).
RESERVATIONS WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED AT THE APRIL CLUB MEETING AT HARRY’SHOFBRAU IN HAYWARD.MAIL RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 28TH.
JOIN YOUR FELLOW CLUB MEMBERS
FOR A SUPER GTO EVENT!
ENJOY A GREAT DAY WITH GTOs, MUSIC, PRIZES
PONTIAC AND JIM WANGERS BOTH TURN 75 THIS YEAR
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS POSSIBLY ONCE
IN A LIFETIME GTO OPPORTUNITY!
GOOD GUYS SUMMER GET TOGETHER
JUNE 2nd & 3rd, 2001
As many of you already know, Golden Gate Goats is the host club for the Good Guys 8th Summer Get Together at the Pleasanton fairgrounds. This has proven to be our largest event to date with 50+ GTO’s in attendance last year. Our club has become one of the largest GTO clubs in the nation with approximately 200+ current members. The enormous amount of exposure we get at this show hasplayed a large part in helping us increase our membership. Good Guys management was very happy with the job we have done as well as the fact that we pretty much blew 'em away with our level of participation! They invited us back for this years show during last years show! For a niche club such as ours, the opportunity to host a show of this caliber is a really big deal!
Myself along with Jim Lent & John Phillips will be the event coordinators. I will be the pre-show contact and the three of us will be working together during the event like we did last year. We will be spending whatever time is required at the next two club meetings to plan for this event. 2001 will be our fifth year as the host club. The previous events went off without a hitch as I am sure this years event will as well. Like fine wine, we are improving with age. It takes a lot of member involvement to make this work.
I would like to thank all of you that have worked the previous shows for all your hard work. I am sure all of you will want to participate again this year. Let’s make it our goal to make this our largest event ever. One of the many benefits we receive as the host club is our choice of where we want to park. Plan to come on out and work the show, you will have a GRRR8 parking place for the day!
Let me go back to early 1997 when our club was but a few months old. Club member John Phillips was at the right place at the right time and was instrumental in introducing us to the Good Guys. John also belongs to the P-Town Pushrods, the club that hosts many Good Guys shows each year. He found out that P-Town was not going to be hosting the upcoming Muscle Car Nationals as they werealready doing three shows and their members are heavy into rods. John called me immediately and we were able to get the “gig” so to speak. Without John’s help, we never would have been given this opportunity. Thanks a lot, John and I hope I got the facts close to correct!
Those of you that have not yet participated must be curious as to what “hosting” the show entails. Here is what is in store for ya! Our day begins early. We rendezvous in front of Specialty Sales on 1st street in Pleasanton at 5:30 a.m.! We leave promptly for the fairgrounds at 5:45 a.m. We drive to our club parking area near the museum and park the cars. The fairgrounds are very quiet until the exhaust note of 20,000 GTO horsepower fills the air, along with blipping throttles as we back em in. Unless you plan to cruise the fairgrounds, this will be your spot for the day. Good Guys event personnel will meet us here and outline what weneed to do. We have done everything in previous years from helping with the special areas to directing traffic inside the fairgrounds. Whateverassignment we get is always a good time. Our level of participation determines how long we each need to work. I anticipate one hour per day per person. Those of you with cars in progress, come on out and join in the fun! As more information comes in, we will do a work schedule and post it via e mail and on the website so each of you knows exactly where you need to be and when so you can maximize your fun at the show.
What do you get?
1) Complimentary admission both days to members that work the show
2) One complimentary event T shirt per worker and additional shirts can be purchased at Good Guys cost ( yet to be determined ). Our club logo will be in color. The shirt will have last years big winners and is always very colorful.
3) BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs, chips & fixins are provided for members and their families each day.
Just bring a side dish, or dessert and your own beverages of choice.
Those of you that will be at our April meeting can let me know then or you can sign up with me via e mail immediately. We cannot have too many volunteers to work the show. My final deadline to get everything back to them is May 4th, just after our May meeting. Once again, if you are working the show you do not need to register (pay) as you get in complimentary. You can work either day or both days. I will have a work schedule for each day. Don’t be shy, let’s reallypull out the stops and make this our best turnout ever. If any of you have questions, or want to volunteer you can call me at (650) 349-2095 or e mail me at MITYGTO@aol.com or better yet, let me know at a meeting. The sooner you let me know, the easier my job becomes. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME IF YOU CAN ARRIVE AT A LATER TIME. WE ALL NEED TO BE THERE EARLY AS IT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN MAKE IT WORK! Thank you for your understanding and support. To those of you that don’t attend many club functions, this one has evolved into the BIG DADDY of them all so to speak. As I mentioned, it is a two day show and we are there both days so if you are busy
one day, you have the other! It is impossible to talk this show up too much! To my knowledge, this is the largest muscle car oriented show on the west coast. We may be the only GTO club in the country hosting a show like this. I urge all members to come on out and join the fun!
Once again, we will be discussing this event in great detail at the next two club meetings. With our April meeting in San Leandro and our May meeting in Redwood City, we will have a great, opportunity to pre-plan for this event. This hopefully will result in a record number of cars along with a new attendance record. Let us set an aggressive goal of 100 cars to attend. I will be e mailing allthe car mags letting them know that we are coming out in force. They are always looking for GTO’s to do articles on and we have some mighty fine examples of the ORIGINAL MUSCLECAR!
Plan to be there!
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner
Welcome Spring at last. Seems this week we had a sampling of summer, need to get in those spring showers first. Here is a wonderful recipe. Hope you all enjoy!
1/2 cup Walnuts
5 cups Water
1 cup Sugar
2 cup Oil
16 medium Prawns, peeled and cleaned
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup Egg whites
2 tablespoons Honey
3 tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh Lemon juice
1 half tablespoon Condensed milk
1 half cup Oil
Rinse walnuts, then boil in 5 cups water for 10 minutes. Remove walnuts from boiling water and discard water. Bring 4 cups water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil. When sugar is dissolved, add walnuts and boil for another 10 minutes. Remove walnuts from the boiling sugar water and drain. Allow to dry completely.
Heat 2 cups oil until almost smoking, then deep-fry walnuts until they are shiny and brown, no longer golden. Remove walnuts to cookie sheet, let cool.
Mix cornstarch and egg whites together to form a thick, sticky texture and mix well with prawns. Set aside. Mix honey mayonnaise, lemon juice and condensed milk in medium bowl until smooth.
Heat oil, then deep fry prawns until golden brown.
Drain, then fold in honey-mayonnaise mixture. Mix well, sprinkle with walnuts and arrange on platter.
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
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