Vol. 8 - #3 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS 

MARCH - 2003


March 5, 2003
 Harry's Hofbrau
1909 El Camino Real
Redwood City

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Hello Everyone,

This last month has certainly flown by. Our last meeting was very well attended and we were able to get a lot of work done on upcoming events. See Barbs Meeting Minutes in this newsletter for a complete recap.

Prior to the meeting, myself, Jim & Jeannie Lent, Al Harris and John & Bea Phillips met with Mark Kane at Marina Pontiac to do some planning for Wangers 3. Should be a perfect location for the event. Mark your calendars for May 2nd and 3rd. Lots of details coming at this next meeting on March 5th at Harry’s in Redwood City. Please plan to attend. Jim Wangers 66 GTO, the GeeTo Tiger, is going to be at this event. In addition, Mark Kane is working hard on having a pre production 04 GTO on hand as well. Member Marv Cooper’s Down Home BBQ will be handling lunch for us. All you can eat for 10 bucks. Maybe Marv will be able to attend the next meeting and give us full details.

Wayne Barnes is working feverishly to put together our club Karting event. The track in Santa Clara will give us more bang for the buck so we are planning to have it there. We are looking at April 5th for this event with a starting time of 11 a.m. Gonna set you back $100 to do it right, not the $75 we previously thought. Once we have a CONFIRMED DATE we will send out an email and also talk it up at the next meeting. NON-CANCELABLE RESERVATIONS will be required. If you cannot go, you will be out the $$$$$$$. Wayne assures us that it will be a blast.

Coming up soon is our March 15th event at the Winchester Mystery House. Full info in this newsletter and Russ will talk it up at this meeting. Looks like a fun time with a lot of flexibility for you. Rain or shine event, just show up and have a great time. The Mansion, Gardens, Gun Museum and….nearby shopping. WIN WIN for everyone, just doesn’t get any better than that.

The weekend after that is the first GGuys show of the year in Pleasanton. Rumor has it that Blair Locke is going to have the ‘66 he has been working on night and day at this show. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

April 12th has us up in the wine country for the Stipanov’s Steppin Out Wine Cruise. Am sure that Mark and Deidre will have an update for us at this meeting. 

Dano Savino will be updating us on July’s Warm Summer Daze event at the Petaluma Fairgrounds. Dano says it is o.k. to have our club swap meet at that event so we can discuss that a bit as well. 

Treasurer Al Harris can give us an update on how we are coming with renewals. We will be an affiliated GTOAA Chapter for 2003. We made the number with a little bit to spare. I would like to thank Jim Lent for taking the time to put the data together and giving to me as a finished product. Made it very easy for me and I appreciate that a great deal. Jim has received the sample GGG Logo license plate frame and our order has been placed. They look FANTASTIC. Jim will have full details at this meeting. Please plan on attending this meeting as we have a lot of good stuff to talk about that we will be doing this year.

See ya in the fast lane




Car of the Month article assignments

February…John Arvisu, Rick Guaglardo , Ray Herman
March....Jim & Rachelle Clapp, Jeff Barraclaugh, Doug Hatch

Articles, with at least three pictures, should be sent to:


Jim Lent
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547

or email




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:







Please contact Jim Lent with any name, address, phone number or vehicle corrections or changes. (510) 799-6096.



118 Iris Court

Hercules, CA 94547



Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Note Taker: Barb Davis

Date/Location: Harry’s Hofbrau San Leandro, CA. 7:00 PM

Club Officers 2003

John Mekisich    President
Russ Louthian   Vice president
Al Harris               Treasurer
Barb Davis          Secretary
Jim Lent               News Letter Editor

All club officers were in attendance at the meeting.

Everyone introduced themselves and welcomed the new members to our club

  1. It was suggested by Bob Doten that we send the newsletter by e-mail. We discussed the idea. It was decided that we send the newsletter via regular mail. There are club members that do not have e-mail.
  3. John Mekisich talked about the go cart races that Wayne Barnes checked into for the club event in February. John asked for a show of hands to find out if we had any club members that were still interested. The track would need to be pre-reserved. The cost to reserve the track would be $75.00. There were members that showed an interest in attending.
  5. Russ Louthian told us about the Winchester Mystery Hour tour March 15th, 2003

            GGG SPECIAL - - BOTH TOURS JUST $20.50

Meet at the Winchester Mystery House parking lot. Golden Gate Goat event direction signs will be posted to help you find our reserved parking spaces. Russ will be there to sell tickets beginning at 10AM.Have your cash or checks (made payable to Golden Gate Goats) ready. Our tours start promptly at 11AM. The behind the scenes tour starts at 12:30. More details in the newsletter.

  1. Russ Louthian also shared information about Muscle Car Motion magazine. A one year membership costs $24 (two years for $45). The membership includes a certificate, membership card, subscription to Muscle Car Motion, subscription to the AMCA newsletter. Free classified listings in both publications, plus discounts for registration at any event hosted by the AMCA or at the AMCA Muscle Car Nationals. You can visit their website at More information in the newsletter.
  2. Jim Lent gave us information about the license plate frames with the club logo. Jim will get a sample. You can see the sample of the plates in our newsletter. If you order a frame, you have the option to pick it up at an event or meeting. If you want it mailed to you, an additional fee will be collected for the postage. The price of the plates will depend on the cost to the club. See the newsletter for more information.
  4. Stewart Cole talked about the Benicia car show, April 27th, 2003. Meeting place: Starbucks parking lot. You can sign up for the event when you arrive. Stewart will have the sign up sheets available. He is willing to reserve a park in Benicia for a potluck. See details in newsletter.
  6. John Mekisich and a few club members met at Marina Pontiac tonight before the meeting to go over plans for the Wangers III event May 2nd and 3rd. John Philips volunteered to look for a restaurant for the Friday night reception. The show will be held at club member, Mark Kane’s, Marina Pontiac car dealership Saturday, May 3rd. We will break for lunch at about 1:00. John Mekisich will check into plans for lunch. Jim Wangers will give his presentation after lunch in the showroom. Jim Wangers agreed to bring his 1966 GeeTO for a fee of $500.00. The price includes the tiger mascot. A 2004 GTO might available for display at the show. There will be a list of lodging for those who decide to stay for the weekend.
  8. Dano Savino shared information about Warm Summer Daze car show at Petaluma fair grounds, July 12th & 13th. The club will host the event. Dano plans to promote the event with flyers, on radio and television. Our club cars will be featured. It is a 2 day event. The fee to enter a car will be $25.00 for one day or $35.00 for both days. Club members will not be charged an entrance fee. Our club cars will park together. For those who haven’t signed up to volunteer to help that weekend, you can contact Dano Savino.
  10. The GGGoats website received the 2002 WEBSITE OF THE YEAR AWARD from Fixed Up A big thanks to Skip Hendricks is our webmaster. If you visit our website, you can click on the Fixed Up link.
  12. For those who were assigned CAR OF THE MONTH ARTICLES…Please send them in to Jim Lent.
  14. Next meeting to be held March 5th , 7:00 PM, Redwood City Harry’s Hofbrau.




Winchester Mystery House Tour

In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death thirty-eight years later. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as:

The Winchester Mystery House

Join us as the Golden Gate Goats go on specially arranged tours of the mansion and estate. Saturday, March 15, 2003! This is a rain or shine event!

Parking -- FREE

We will have our own exclusive parking area right up front just for our club. You can park there as long as you wish, depart when you want and there is no charge.


Take the Mansion Tour at 11 AM -- $12 per person (a $17.95 value)

Take this one hour tour through 110 of the 160 rooms and look for the bizarre phenomena that gave the mansion its name; a window built into the floor, staircases leading to nowhere, doors that open onto blank walls, and upside down posts! From exquisite hand inlaid parquet floors to the gold and silver chandeliers and Tiffany art glass windows, you will be impressed by the staggering amount of creativity, energy, and expense poured into each and every detail. Unfortunately the Mansion Tour is NOT accessible to wheel chairs or infant strollers.

Or take the Behind The Scenes Tour at 12:15 PM -- $11 per person (a $14.95 value)

The Behind-the-Scenes Tour is a one hour guided tour taking you into areas that had been unexplored for over 75 years. Learn how Mrs. Winchester's 160-acre estate functioned. You will go into the stables, dehydrator, plumber's workshop, the unfinished ballroom, and one of the two basements. Safety hats will be worn on the tour. The Behind-the-Scenes Tour is limited to those 13 and older. Sorry, due to safety concerns, children 12 and under and babies are not permitted.



Meet at the Winchester Mystery House. Have your cash or checks (made payable to Golden Gate Goats) ready for us, and we will get you your tickets. We will begin selling tickets to the tours at 10AM. All tickets must be purchased prior to the start of our first tour at 11AM. And, don’t forget to visit the beautiful Winchester Victorian Gardens, the Winchester Firearms Museum, or take the short walk back to the shops in Santa Row before or after your tour.


From San Francisco and the Peninsula: Take I-280 South to San Jose. Take Winchester Blvd. exit. At stoplight, turn left. At next stoplight (Winchester Blvd.), turn left. Proceed two stoplights, and the Winchester Mystery House will be on your left.

From Oakland and the East Bay: Take I-880 South to San Jose. Take Stevens Creek Blvd. exit. Proceed West on Stevens Creek Blvd. to Winchester Blvd. Turn left onto Winchester Blvd. and proceed two stoplights, and the Winchester Mystery House will be on your right.


Steppen’ Out with the Stipanov’s 2nd Annual Wine Event

Saturday April 12, 2003

(Or make it a weekend getaway to Sonoma County’s Wine Country)

Start at the Stipanov’s house in Sebastopol (approx 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge) for coffee, bagels and pastries. Then head up to historic downtown Healdsburg, for lunch, wine tasting, beer tasting at a brewery, antiquing, and checking out all kinds of little shops “on the square”.

10:00 - 11a.m.    Meet at Mark & Deidre Stipanov’s house for coffee and pastries 6023 Lone       Pine Rd, Sebastopol 707-829- 1448 email <>

About 11:15a.m. Leave for Healdsburg (will take approx ½ hour to drive) We plan on parking in City Hall’s parking lot just a couple of blocks from the town square.

We will have a map of places to eat lunch, taste wine and beer, check out the antique stores, a fun little Toy store, novelty shops and some wonderful clothing and other shops.

Between Noon to 3:30? Every one will be on their own to check out the numerous little eateries, wine tasting shops, antiques and other multitude of shops. There is enough for everyone to enjoy.

Around 3:30 or So - we plan on a leisurely drive, heading back towards the Stipanov’s. For those of you who are going to spend the weekend we can plan a BBQ at our house or go out for pizza, or even GTO’s Seafood Restaurant if we so desire. We can work it out when we know the numbers who are staying.

Some of the wineries and beer brewery to visit all with in a few blocks of where we are parking our cars in Healdsburg - Bear Republic Brewing Company, Windsor Vineyards (Where you can have your own wine labels made if you order 3 bottles of the same wine!!), Selby Winery, Gallo of Sonoma Tasting Room,, Artisan Cellars/ Stonestreet Winery, Optima Cellars.

Directions to Mark and Deidre’s house

For those of you who would like to spend the weekend:

Holiday Inn Express (707) 829-6677 1101 Gravenstein Highway South, (Hwy 116) Sebastopol. Call ASAP. They sell out every week end.

Sebastopol Inn - 707-829-2500 6751 Sebastopol Ave. Sebastopol (More Expensive) but very nice!

Best Western Inn, Rohnert Park 707-584-7435

Please be sure to let Mark and Deidre know

you are coming so they can plan for food

when we meet at their house!










Hi Everyone,

This month we have a yummy recipe from one of our club members, Stuart Cole. He forwarded a couple. Saving the one for next month, so be on the look out. Thank you Stuart for sharing so we can all enjoy. Anyone else want to share their favorites, please forward to John's e-mail at, or give to either of us in person when you see us next.


Here you go. Happy cooking!



Fettucine au Stu! :*)



8 oz. Pasta
3 tablespoons Butter
1 1/2 tablespoons Flour
1/8 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
Dash of White Pepper
1 cup Milk or Half n Half
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
2/3 cup Fontina cheese
1/3-1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese and keep some additional Parmesan cheese available


In a 2 quart pan, melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Mix into melted butter, flour, nutmeg and pepper till bubbly, but do not allow butter mixture to brown. Stir continuously.

Remove from heat and add milk and chicken broth. Whisk till smooth and return to medium heat. Continue to stir until begins to boil. Stir constantly. Once mixture has come to boil and is thickened stir in cheeses (fontina, gorgonzola and parmesan). Stir till cheeses are melted and remove from heat

Add last 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter to cooked pasta. Add sauce and mix well. Top with additional parmesan. Serve with garlic bread. Feeds 3-4.







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

Gary Gibson Stockton 1966 H.T.
Tom & Janet Davis Santa Rosa 1968 Convertible
Michael Sutton Colma 1964 H.T.
Harvey Santos San Leandro 1965 H.T.
Gary & Tammy Saal Rohnert Park 1965 H.T.
John Silva Medford, MA 1967 Convertible
Ron Denevi Soquel 1967 H.T. HO
Phillip Jordhamo Somerville, MA n/a
Al Schendan Baypoint 1966 H.T. & 1966 Lemans Conv.