THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 7 - #7 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
JULY - 2002
Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
MEETING THIS MONTH
RECAP OF TIGER RUN 2002
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
Over the last month we have been pretty busy. We had our Wangers II event, hosted another Good Guys Summer Get Together and returned to Tilden Park for another club picnic. All 3 events went extremely well.
We had Wangers II coverage in last months newsletter so look for photos from GGuys and the picnic in this one. We have been invited back to host GGuys again next year, for what will be our 7th year! GGuys show this year was their best attended June show ever. We performed our host club duties once again near flawlessly…………..thanks to everyone that worked the show. Our car count for Saturday was 63, a new club record. On Sunday we had near 40, a record for a Sunday. See ya there next year………… Oh yeah, the raffle grand prize, a GGG logo watch, donated by Larry & Curtis Smith of Smith Jewelers was won by Ed Janas.
Last Saturday was our Summer picnic. Can you say foggy? It did clear later in the day and there was very little wind making for a very comfortable day.
Parking a plenty for all our cars, great food cooked by Skip Hendricks and his friend Robert, member appreciation raffle………..great day. Raffle tickets were awarded for bringing your car, wearing your name badge, each GGG logo item you were wearing etc. Items in the raffle included GGG logo glassware, GGG event signage along with the various items members brought, remaining food……………we raffled it all!!!!!! Thanks to everyone that helped with this event. Grand prize won by Landon & Karen Schadel was a certificate for a Show Car Board from member Jeff Barraclough at Studio Blue. Look for info on these boards in this newsletter. Jeff is offering them to GGG members for a really killer price, thanks Jeff for putting this together for us…………………….
The member appreciation raffle was a lot of fun.
The thought behind this was for the club to say thanks to all
of you that buy raffle tickets and club merchandise at our events. Your doing
this goes a long way toward allowing GGG to run in the black. Makes all the
difference in the world……can’t
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.
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CHANGES, MISSPELLINGS, ETC.
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SNAIL MAIL: Jim Lent
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547
TIGER RUN 2002
by Larry and Mary Holt
The last weekend in May, the Goat Herd car club of Oregon puts on a three-day car show in Bend Oregon that has been very successful. Mary and I had recently moved t Oregon and were going through GGGoats friends withdrawal, so we decided to go over on Saturday to see the show and hopefully see old friends. We are glad we went as some of the first people we saw were Keith and Chris McLelland. We then went to find Jim Wangers. I asked him how he enjoyed the Wangers Day in the Park. "Outstanding"! was his comment, then he proudly showed me his GGGoats wrist watch he was wearing. I had promised Stuart Cole I would get Jim's autograph on a hat, so did that, then went looking for Milt Schornack for his autograph. For those of you who haven't heard of Milt, he worked at Royal Pontiac where he installed the Royal Bobcat performance package. Just as importantly, he raced the cars and made GTO's famous on the street and strip. He invented Ram Air and put it on a '64, and had Pontiac engineers coming to Royal Pontiac to see how it worked. I could go on and on about this great guy, and his tech talk was fun, (he came as a special guest), but he is rather shy, so his one on one talks are even better. He has a website where he gives free advise. I think its www.miltschornack.com
The show is three days long and as we were only there for Saturday, if you want to know about Friday or Sunday you can ask Keith or Chris about them. Also ask them about the "unofficial" races on Friday night. Their eyes were glittering when they talked about them.
The car show itself was all Pontiac and had everything from a '55 Pontiac to a 2002 Firebird, but they were the exception as this is a GTO show. How many were there? Don't know, but there were well over 200 for sure. They had them shown in classes, so if you had a restored '64 convertible, you parked by others like you. Modified by year was next to them, and so on. The cars varied from a '66 restoration with a lady painting the intake with a tiny artist brush to a guy whose roof and hood were covered with stuffed tigers. There was even a 9 second Pontiac with wheelie bars and 2 parachutes. And it was cool seeing a row of '69 judges sitting together.
Since Saturday was so good, next year Mary and I will be there for the whole get together. We sure hope to see GGGoat members there.
Also as a side note, those of you who know us, know we are sincere when we say we miss the club, and if you are ever in the Portland area, please call and come by. If you have time, the HoltHilton would love to have you.
Larry and Mary Holt '64
GOLDEN GATE GOATS UPCOMING EVENTS
GOLDEN GATE GOATS WINE CRUISE
Ok. .... we're set to do Golden Gate Goats "winery a-go-go" Sunday July 21st with our 1st stop at Viansa Winery. http://www.viansa.com Just 3 short miles north of Sears Point Raceway, Hwy 121, Sonoma, CA.
We'll gather at 10AM in the large upper parking lot (don't be late, so we can park together). This is a beautiful - albeit touristy winery, which overlooks the SF Bay wetlands, a small vintage airport and hillside vineyards. Viansa is an Italian wine experience set in a hillside Palazzo and the wines are molto bene.
Viansa has a large open-air BBQ - grilled burgers, salmon, Portobello mushrooms, corn & veggies, a great market place for cheese,salads, etc. and a huge picnic area overlooking it all! We've been asked not to bring food in. They have wine (obviously), sodas, waters for sale with your lunch.
The market place is fun with lots of wine related "stuff" and Italian ceramics and kitchen items to keep everyone busy. We're getting a private tour from 10:30 - 11:30 and because it will be crowed in July there, we will get our own private tasting too. Cost $6 per person.
At 12:30 maybe 1PM (we're relaxing here, so no hurry), we're 'makin like a baby ... and "heading-out" to St. Francis Winery http://www.stfranciswine.com in the north-end of the Sonoma Valley, about 30 minute for us GTOs (an hour and a half for regular cars)...
St. Francis is an old winery, but a brand-spankin-new facility and sits right under the Mayacama mountain range. Large parking area, beautiful grounds, large outside area for socializing, sitting, napping, just looking at the scenery. Some of The wines are great, some not, but still a great experience! Their Merlot can at times be quite outstanding! Cost $5 per person.
At 2:30 we're going wherest we came, and back to Leroy and Judy's Anderson’s for BBQ Tiger style! Please, if you want to bring your favorite specialty salad, side dish or dessert PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call Leroy & Judy first, so not too much of something is brought or there isn't enough room for something.
707-996-3549. Otherwise, you really don't have to bring anything but your appetite, just relax and enjoy.
Let's help share the cost of the BBQ (which can be expensive for the host),
Cost is $5 per person - GTO (Gift Token Offering)
Last year we had 38. This year we're again expecting 40 or so and 20 cars.
Leroy and Judy are great hosts, the wine country is awesome and we get to share GTO stories. What could be more fun in-the-sun!
See ya there!
GOLDEN GATE GOATS - - -
ANOTHER DAY AT THE RACES!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2002
BAY MEADOWS RACECOURSE - SAN MATEO
MULES, GOATS, AND HORSEPOWER!
On Saturday, we will meet at 10 AM just inside the main gate at Bay Meadows Racecourse to make sure everyone has a ticket and get ready to parade into the infield at approximately 10:30 AM. The location will provide FREE monitored parking for those who do not want to park on the infield or need to leave early. It is close to the stable area and just a short walk to the tunnel that takes you to our area of the infield. Tickets are available now and will also be available at this location so people who decide to show up at the last minute will not be left out.
At about 10:30 AM we will cruise into Bay Meadows through a special tunnel and out on to the Infield lawn. There we will park our cars so they are on display facing and in full view of the Grand Stand. Next to where we park is our private patio pavilion. The pavilion is on the lawn near the pond, and offers covered seating and tables for 50+ folks, complete with two closed circuit televisions to give us an even closer view of the races.
Right in front of where we park is the Barbecue pavilion. Here we get to do what we do best - - EAT! Our BBQ
Buffet includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, baked beans, whole kernel corn, potato salad, soft drinks and brownies! Grab what you want, plunk down on a section of lawn or go back to our pavilion and eat up. Then go back for more. Food will be served from about Noon to 2PM.
Those who feel like making a bet will find our betting station is conveniently located just a few steps to the left of where we park.
Our cost is only $21 per person (guests 17 and under are just $10) and it includes:
- racecourse admission - all you can eat BBQ buffet - gratuity - racing program - tax
- private pavilion seating - infield lawn display parking or parking in a monitored area near the stables
But there is more! To make this event and one club members will not want to miss - - Retired jockey Art Lobato will be our personal guide to Bay Meadows. Mr. Lobato will join us give us some insight as to what it is like to be a jockey and ride a winner. We will also be given tours of the paddock area, an extra special behind the scenes tour very few people will ever get to experience.
One final item. The County Fair will be in full swing when we are at the races, which means one of the races will be a unique and most entertaining MULE RACE! We get to sponsor that race and have a picture taken in the Winner Circle. It should be a kick (so to speak)! See you there!!
TO PURCHASE TICKETS CONTACTRuss Louthian - Vice President
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner
Here is a wonderful summertime salad recipe from Marci Frank. Healthy, quick and delicious. Doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks Marci…………….
Spinach Salad with Pears, Gorgonzola and Toasted Pecans
With this salad, the sum is even greater than the parts. Three simple ingredients;vegetable oil, rice vinegar and fresh lime juice are all you need to create the fresh-tasting dressing for this irresistibly delicious spinach salad.
1/2 cup vegetable oil ( Grapeseed oil is great
1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 cups ( 6 ounces ) baby spinach, stems removed ( or _ arugala and _ spinach )
1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and cubed
1/2 cup ( about 2 ounces ) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans ( see note )
In a bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar and lime juice until combined
In a salad bowl, place the spinach and pear. Toss with enough dressing to coat.
Sprinkle the cheese and pecans over the salad and serve immediately.
Have remaining dressing available for those that may want to add additional dressing.
Note: You can purchase pecan bits or chop your own. To toast…preheat oven to 350 degrees and spread the nuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden, 5 to 7 minutes watching carefully.
It’s really yummy……….enjoy!
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
Golden Gate Goats
|Mike Bean||Suisun City||1966 H.T.|
|Mike Eberstein||Livermore||1966 H.T.|
|Mark & Julie Rumin||Atwater||1970 H.T.|
|Mike Azua||Galt||1966 H.T.|
|Joseph Lopez||Livermore||1969 Judge|
|Lance & Janis Truelson||San Jose||1964 H.T.|
|Russ Fokes||Union City||1965 H.T.|
|Joe Critchett||Santa Rosa||1967 Lemans|
|Bill Bartlett||Rohnert Park||1966 Lemans Convertible|
|Yassir Perez||San Jose||1966 H.T.|
|Kenneth Arge||Millbrae||1966 Convertible|
|Bob Pielin||Pioneer||1969 Judge|
|Kan Yip||San Francisco||1967 H.T.|
|Don Patterson||Sunnyvale||1967 Convertible &1972 455 HO|
|Randy Gast||San Jose||1969 Convertible|
|Larry & Susan Engel||San Ramon||1965 H.T.|
|Tom Reeder||Clayton||1968 Lemans Convertible|