THE GOAT CONNECTION

Vol. 6 - #2 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS 

FEBRUARY - 2001

Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

CLUB MEETING FEBRUARY 7 CANCELLED


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE  

HAT - LAPEL PINS  

UPCOMING EVENTS  

OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner  

NEW MEMBERS   

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENTíS MESSAGE

Hello everyone. Our first meeting and event of 2001 was at the Sea Bowl in Pacifica. We had a very productive meeting and did a little bowling as well. I would like to thank everyone that came to the meeting! The group was focused and concentrated on the business at hand. Truly a fantastic meeting! Thanks also to Tom Gormley for coordinating this event. Let me start by talking a little about upcoming events for Feb. and early March and existing club business and I will conclude by giving you an overview of our May 5th, 2001 event featuring Jim Wangers.

The Feb. 8th meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled to Mar 7th, same time and location. This meeting is the one at which we will decide on hosting the 2002 GTOAA Western Regional meet. We did have an opportunity to discuss this briefly at the end of our Jan. meeting and group response was overwhelmingly positive. Adam Peralta has a great park location in San Jose and is checking the availability for the Labor Day weekend in 2002. We urge you to come to this meeting and show your support to take on this event!

Our Feb. 18th event at the San Mateo Fairgrounds for the Collectors and Antique show has been cancelled due to lack of space. The facility is being remodeled and there just wasnít any space available.

This makes our next event Feb. 24th at USS Hornet Museum in Alameda. Full details in this months newsletter. This looks like a great time. All you gotta do is just show up. I am looking forward to the flight simulator as well as the self guided tour of the ship. See ya there!

March begins with our Dyno Day on the 3rd followed closely by our meeting on the 7th. The location is at the Mustang Ranch, 1375 El Camino Real in Santa Clara at 8:45 a.m. sharp. San Tomas West exit off 101, left on El Camino. Mustang Ranch will be on your left, about 3/4 mile up. If you pass Jack in the Box, you went too far. If we get 12 members participating, they provide us with a free lunch! For $65 ($75 if less than 12) you will get three pulls to establish a baseline. They provide a printout of horsepower and torque at the rear wheels and a reading of your air/fuel ratio. Great way to see what level of power you are getting to the ground and to see how close your tune is at full throttle. Nitrous o.k.!!!!!! Accurate readings require the car to be run momentarily at full throttle in high gear. No harder on your car than taking it through the gears aggressively! Visitors are welcome so come on down if you want to see what this is all about. They may also demo their engine dyno for us. They of course only provide lunch for those of us participating so visitors will be on your own. If we have less than 12 cars, we are all on our own for lunch!!!!! Length of this event will depend entirely by how many of us participate. I will be running my car on the Dyno. Those of you that want to run your car on the Dyno, please let me know preferably via e mail. Even if you let me know before, you need to let me know again. I am starting a new list as the old list is now out of date. Challenge yourself by trying to guess your cars rear wheel horsepower. This event will cancel if the weather is REALLY BAD and I will give you a couple of days notice. We canít cancel the morning of the event. Lets hope for decent weather. The meeting scheduled for this day has been rolled into the Mar. 7th meeting. Once again, let me know if you want to participate as I need to get them a # of cars ASAP so notify me no later than Feb. 18th. Any questions, just ask. Thanks, we have been trying to put this together for sometime and it will be a really fun and educational time!

Dues time folks. For those of you that have not renewed your dues, you are reading your last newsletter until you do. Please remit to our Treasurer Will Valle promptly. We appreciate your continued support and participation in GGG activities.

May 5th, 2001 featuring Jim Wangers. Many thanks to all of you that put time in with helping to plan this event. The date gave us some challenges in finding a location as it is Cinco de Mayo weekend. Things always have a way of working out and this was no exception. Russ Louthian found what may be the perfect location to have this event. What follows is a BRIEF OVERVIEW to get everyone pumped up about participating. As always, we will be looking for volunteers to help put on this event. Russ will be providing additional information as it becomes available, both on the website and in the newsletter. Here goes: Location is to be the parking lot adjacent to Peggy Sues restaurant in San Jose where we had our December meeting along with the theatre upstairs that holds 200 people. This theatre is equipped to handle stage shows so everything Mr. Wangers will need to do his presentation will already be there. There are many restaurants in the area for food and beverages. Our plan is to have our cars on display in the parking lot starting at 10:00 AM. Well over 100 spaces are available and there is a huge parking lot across the street for cars not on display. Once you are in, you can stay all day. We anticipate a mid afternoon presentation in the theatre along with a casual dinner at a local restaurant with Mr. Wangers. We voted to charge admission to help cover our expenses to bring Mr. Wangers here, rent the theatre and pay for parking. We will provide you with the numbers when we have all the information. Food and drink will not be included, everyone will be on their own. THIS EVENT WILL BE A REALLY FUN TIME AND THE COST WILL BE MINIMAL! That gives you a general idea of the event. Much more to follow. I hope that you are all as excited about this event as everyone at yesterdays meeting was! Our goal is to make this the biggest event GGG has done so far in all areas: cars on display, member participation, etc.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!!!!!!!!

Please remember our next club meeting is Wednesday March 7th at Harry's in Redwood City. We will be doing some planning for the Jim Wangers event along with discussing our hosting the 2002 GTOAA Western Regional meet. This will be an important meeting for sure. Please plan on attending.

Thatís all for now ------ this may be GGGís best year yet.

See ya in the fast lane!!!!!

JOHN

 

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: jimlent@home.com

 

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2001 GOLDEN GATE GOATS DUES 

 

DUES PAID AFTER FEBRUARY 8, 2001 WILL BE AT THE $35.00 RATE!!!
2001 MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE PAYABLE NOW! THIS YEARíS RENEWAL RATE IS $30.00. PRORATED AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN CALCULATED FOR THOSE WHO JOINED FEB. TO NOV. 2000. PLEASE USE THE ENVELOPE
THAT WAS INCLUDED IN YOU DECEMBER NEWSLETTER TO RETURN YOUR DUES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE AMOUNT DUE IS ON THE INSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE. 

 

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

GOLDEN GATE GOATS

SEND TO:

GGGOATS TREASURER
243 WICKLOW DRIVE
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080

 

 

 

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:

 

Jim Lent

118 Iris Court

Hercules, CA 94547

 

 

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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.

E-mail: jimlent@home.com

SNAIL MAIL: Jim Lent

118 Iris Court

Hercules, CA 94547

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN GATE GOATS UPCOMING EVENTS

USS HORNET TOUR
FEBRUARY 24, 2001
10:30 a.m.

Come and join us and tour the USS Hornet Museum at the Alameda Navel Air Station, Pier 3, Alameda Point, ph 510/521-8448 ext. 235. We will meet at the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. across from the USS Hornet. There will be ample free parking. We will secure an area of the parking lot for club members cars only.

Members coming from different areas of the Bay Area can "caravan" with other members in the same location. Our group rate admission is: adults, $10.00; seniors (65+), $8.00; military and students w/ID, $8.00; youth (5-18), $4.00; 4 years and under, free. It's $4.00 extra to ride the flight simulator.

Lunches and snacks will be available. Do not bring your own lunches, since outside food and drinks are not allowed on the ship. Plan on buying your lunches on board the ship. (Just think, wives and girlfriends don't need to go shopping and prepare a lunch basket!)

The tour takes about three hours. The tour is self-guided. Docents will be available at different locations throughout the ship for questions, etc.

The weather in Alameda is very unpredictable. It could be nice and sunny or it could be rainy. For those of you who keep using the excuse that your car isn't running, no need for that, bring your other car! Invite your family land friends.

Contact Ray Ibia at 408/248-7641 or email rayibia@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner

OMYGODITSGOOD!

 

Hi Everyone,

With Valentine's Day ahead I thought you would enjoy some great chocolate recipes. The first one is a fun and delicious recipe from one of our club members who always provides us with wonderful cookies for the meetings and gatherings, Lolly Mayeda. The second is my donation, noted to be possibly the most sinful cookies you will ever eat!

Enjoy and be sweet to your Valentines!

Marsha

 

Triple Fudge Brownies

 

1 package (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 package (18 and a quater oz) chocolate cake mix
2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

Prepare pudding according to directions. Whisk in cake mix. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a creased 15x10x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 for 30 to 25 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched.

 

 

Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

 

4 oz unsweetened chocolate
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon double-action baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 and 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (optional)

 

In top of double boiler, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 and Half chocolate chips and butter. In small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until mixture is thick and pale. Beat in vanilla and espresso powder. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, then fold in flour mixture and remaining chocolate chips. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Note: Dough will look a little gloppy and shinny. This is perfect. It is not a thick dough. You will be happy with the results after baking.

 

* Drop by spoonful on parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until cracked and shiny on top. Do not allow to cool completely before removing them from paper or foil.

Makes 5 to 6 dozen

 

 

 

 

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NEW MEMBERS

Welcome to these new members who have joined the
Golden Gate Goats in
January.
We look forward to meeting you at our club events.

Paul Clements San Jose 1972 GTO
Jim Hamilton Santa Clara Shopping for a 1965
Peter Laca Reno 1966 GTO
Jeff Barraclough Pleasanton 1965 Lemans