THE GOAT CONNECTION

Vol. 6 - #5 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS 

MAY - 2001

Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

CLUB MEETING MAY 1

HARRY'S HOFBRAU

Harry's Hofbrau 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE  

HAT - LAPEL PINS  

UPCOMING EVENTS  

OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner  

NEW MEMBERS   

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENTíS MESSAGE

Greetings everyone;

Our last meeting in San Leandro had a fantastic turnout. Thank you very much. Several new members attended their 1st meeting and that is always a very positive thing to see. Thanks to everyoneís input, we got a lot accomplished. Keep up the good work!

Last weekendís event at Filoli was a really fun time. Weather was very nice and the gardens were absolutely stunning. Our turnout was only about 2/3 of what it had been for our last two outings, perhaps due to the fact that it was Easter weekend. Since this event has been very popular and I am pretty sure that we will return next year, we will try to book our date earlier so we have a better choice of days.

Please make a note that our next meeting has a date change FROM Wednesday May 2nd TO Tuesday May 1st, still at Harry's in Redwood City.

Our 1st quarter Treasurers Report will be presented by GGG Treasurer Will Valle. This will be our meeting to finalize GGuys June and to put a shine on our Cinco de Wangers event. You will be able to sign up for our May 17th Vintage Car Races event at this meeting as well. You must pay your entrance fee to guarantee your spot. This is our LAST meeting until September!!!. So come on out!!!!!!

It is time again to assign the next round of Car of the Month articles. See assignments listed at end of my message. Thanks in advance for getting your articles to Jim Lent in a timely manner.

I am presently working on a date for DYNO DAY II. Looking at September and October of this year. Date will be determined by the availability of the Dyno at Mustang Ranch. Should have a firm date by our May meeting. Anyone wanting to attend and run their car can let me know at any time and I will put you on the list.

Our next club event is coming up on Sunday April 29th and is the Benicia Classic Car Show. Please see info online or in last newsletter for details. Contact Larry Holt @ 707 558 8438 or mlholt@mindspring.com if you have any questions or want to attend. Soon to follow is our club meeting on May Day, Tuesday May 1st in Redwood City. A couple of days later on Saturday May 5th, we have Cinco de Wangers. Newsletter Editor Jim Lent took the time to put together a special mailing for this event which you should have received a week or so ago. All details were included for your information. We are presently about 60% sold out so room is still available and you can pre-register for this event. All club merchandise will be available for you to purchase along with all the goodies Mr. Wangers will have for sale. This is definitely a special event so come on out and join in the fun!

May 11th and 12th in Madera, we have been invited to attend the Central Pontiacs Buick-Olds-Pontiac Car Show. All details in last newsletter. May 19th has us at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma for the Vintage Car Races, details in this newsletter. That takes us through the month of May.

June has two BIG events coming at ya. June 2nd and 3rd has us hosting the Good Guys Summer Get Together in Pleasanton. Full details are in this newsletter. Thanks to all of you that signed up at our last meeting and via e mail. I neglected to ask for your T shirt sizes at the meeting. Please email me at MITYGTO@aol.com or call me at 650-349 2095 with your sizes. If two are working, you each get a shirt. Please give me this info again even if you already have as I need to create a master list. Additional event shirts can be purchased for our cost ( $9 prox ) so please let me know if you want additional shirts. We always order extras and have sold out each year. Your input will help our ordering be more accurate. I am happy to be able to report to you that our club sponsored BBQ is on for June 3 & 4. GGG members Blair Locke and Rick Daly have once again offered to put this on for us. Thank you gentlemen very much, your efforts are greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you would like to participate as there is plenty of room for everyone. 

On June 23rd, we return to Tilden Park in Berkeley for our annual Summer Picnic. Full details are in this newsletter. Both of our June events are very popular with our members and you need to sign up in advance. Your sign ups make the event chairs job much easier. It really makes a difference when the instructions are followed for these events. The better job we can do with planning, the better and smoother the events flow. Everyone's cooperation will go a long way here. Canít emphasize enough the importance of this. Thank you!

 

See ya in the fast lane !!!!!!!!!!

 

JOHN

PLEASE DONíT BE RUDE

 

Everyone is invited to attend the Goodguys June show where we are the host club. Free entry, free shirts, free BBQ lunch each day. The only thing our club event coordinators ask is that you let us know you are going to attend as early as possible!!

1. This year if you do not contact us ahead of time you will not be allowed free entry into the event.

2. Work schedules are developed based on the number of people who volunteer, so please show up on the day(s) that you volunteer for. If you canít attend, then please let someone know!

Remember, the other club members have to work longer if you donít show up.

We all take these courtesies for granted, but sometimes a gentle reminder is necessary.

 

 

 

 

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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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

 

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 Holtís house after the show to enjoy some of Maryís 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  -  mlholt@mindspring.com        Phone   1-707-558-8438

Subject:  CINCO de WANGERS

THUMP!

Did you hear that? Must be the sound of the rock being flipped over to expose some of you to the fact that our Sat. May 5th CINCO de WANGERS event is happening!!!

IT IS OFFICIAL - THIS WILL BE THE LARGEST GOLDEN GATE GOATS GATHERING EVER!

DONíT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!

ITíS NOT TOO LATE. JUST BRING YOUR GTO TO THE SHOW ON MAY 5th.

LATE BREAKING NEWS Jim will be bringing two cars from his personal collection: a '69 Judge (Carousel Red) and his '65 GTO Royal Bobcat Pillar-Coupe (Montero Red).

Larry & Curtis Smith, have donated a fantastic GGGoats logo watch for the Wangers raffles. This will be the grand prize!

ALL GGGOATS ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE:

SHIRTS, HATS, WINDOW STICKERS & CLUB PINS.

The Golden Gate Goats have arranged for a great day of showing your GTO, music and visiting with Jim Wangers and we want you to be there. The show already has been more than 60% booked with advance reservations. Although you are free to just show up on May 5th, you really should think about reserving your spot now.

Both Jim Wangers and Pontiac celebrate their 75th anniversary this year. This promises to be the largest gathering EVER of GTOs in the Bay Area. Donít miss this amazing opportunity to share in one of the best GTO events ever in the Bay Area.

YOU KNOW THAT THE GTO IS THE FIRST AND FINEST MUSCLE CAR, DONíT YOU?

YOU DO OWN A Ď64 TO Ď74 PONTIAC GTO OR A-BODY PONTIAC, DONíT YOU??

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???

WHAT COULD YOU POSSIBLY BE DOING ON MAY 5th THAT WOULD BE MORE FUN, ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL ABOUT THE GTO????

NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO SIT BACK AND SAY ďMY CAR IS NOT WORTHYĒ. ALL GTOs, REGARDLESS OF THEIR CURRENT STATE OF RESTORATION, SHOULD COME OUT FOR THIS SHOW. A ĎSICKí OR VACATION DAY SHOULD CERTAINLY BE A VIABLE OPTION FOR THOSE WHO WORK ON SATURDAYS.

DONíT LET PROCRASTINATION MAKE YOU MISS THIS TRULY MEMORABLE GTO EXPERIENCE!!!

GTOs, GOLDEN GATE GOATS CLUB MEMBERS, BUILDING AND SHARING MEMORIES WITH THE GODFATHER OF THE GTO - JIM WANGERS.

LIFE DOESNíT GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!!!

 

CINCO de WANGERS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday / May 4th

4:00PM - 6:00PM: Jim Wangers and his posse arrive in San Jose and check in at the Arena Hotel.

6:30PM - 10PM: Jim and his group have dinner and visit with club members at a restaurant to be determined in San Jose. This is a very informal meet & greet type of dinner. Those living in the San Jose area or staying overnight are invited to join us for dinner.  Please call Ray Ibia, 408-248-7641 or email rayibia@aol.com for information and reservations.

Saturday / May 5th

8:30AM - 9:00AM: Ray Ibia and Russ Louthian, and their volunteer teams arrive at the site at 8:30AM to get ready for club member parking and set up the display tables.

9:00AM - 11:00AM: Event starts at 9AM with parking of cars for show & shine. Members who do not bring their club cars will be required to park in the very back of the lot. We will continue to park club members at the package rate until Noon, or whenever the lot is full, whichever comes first. At Noon any unfilled spots will go to the public at full rate ($6.00).

9:00AM - 3:30PM: Raffle tickets are sold. Raffles @ 10:30, 11:30, 2:30 and 3:30 will be held.

9:30AM - 11:30AM: Jim Wangers arrives, meets club members, signs autographs and and will have his special merchandise available.

11:00AM - 12:30PM: Extra presentation tickets go on sale

11:30AM to 12:30PM: - Participants are encouraged to have lunch at Peggy Sues.

12:30 - 2:30PM: Jim Wangers makes a special Pontiac GTO presentation in the Theater.

3:30PM: Grand Prize Raffle winners announced by Lolly Mayeda and Jim Wangers.

4:00PM: Site pack up and clean up

5:00PM - on: Club members take Jim Wangers to dinner at the Spaghetti Factory, located right next to the show site.

 

Central Pontiacs of California Car Show - May 11/12 - Madera

Several club 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 19, 2001

Itís 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 youíve been to these races

before you know that it is very exciting, very diverse racing. You will see everything from Ď20ís vintage race cars to Ď80ís 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 itís some of the best food and wine around. For those that are interested, Iím working with Sears Point Raceway to tag onto the convoy of vintage racers and parade around the square in Sonoma.

If 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, Sonoma, phone 800/900-8844. Its parking lot seems very GTO friendly. You must make your reservations early, as rooms fill up early. Call me for other suggestions of places to stay.

VERY IMPORTANT!! We must purchase 20 tickets to have our own car coral and get the discount. That shouldnít 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.

This is not an event that you can wait until the last minute to decide to participate in!  

 

GOOD GUYS SUMMER GET TOGETHER

JUNE 2nd & 3rd, 2001

EVENT DETAILS

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+ GTOís 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 has played 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. Letís 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 were already doing three shows and their members are heavy into rods. John called me immediately and we were able to get the ďgigĒ so to speak. Without Johnís 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 ďhostingĒ 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. Whatever assignment 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. Donít be shy, letís 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 donít 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 all the car mags letting them know that we are coming out in force. They are always looking for GTOís to do articles on and we have some mighty fine examples of the ORIGINAL MUSCLECAR!

Plan to be there!

 

Golden Gate Goats Club Picnic
June 23, 2001
Island Picnic Area
Tilden Park, Berkeley
10:00 a.m. until??

The first Golden Gate Goats club picnic of the year will be in beautiful Tilden Park in the Berkeley hills. We have reserved the Island Picnic Area next to the Brazil Room. There is plenty of parking right next to the picnic area to park the goats. There will be space for about 25 cars in front of the picnic area and the rest will be able to park right behind the picnic area.

The menu will consist of barbecued tri tips and chicken. There will be hot dogs for the kids. We are asking that everyone bring a side dish to share. Grill space is limited so if you are planning to bring something that needs to be heated please call Skip Hendricks first. We may need to bring some Coleman stoves.

Also let Skip Hendricks (510.727.0221) or Jim Lent (510.799.6096) know how many in your group are coming and if youíre interested in helping out. We could use some help setting up, parking cars, cooking, and the ever popular clean-up. Also need volunteer to sell raffle tickets and someone to organize games for children.

BYOB: Beer and wine are permitted, however, no hard liquor is allowed.

Directions: From the East Bay or West Bay, take Hwy. 24 to the Caldicott Tunnel. Take the Fish Ranch Rd. exit on the East side of the tunnel (from either direction). Take Fish Ranch Rd. to Grizzly Peak Rd. Turn right on Grizzly Peak Rd. Turn right on South Park Dr. Turn left on Wild Cat Canyon Rd. The Island Picnic Area is on the right just past the Brazil Room.

 

 

OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner

OMYGODITSGOOD!

Hi All,

Woke up this morning to such a gorgeous morning. Here are some easy and yummy recipes from Lolly and Mary to start your morning off. Try them on a Sunday morning, then hop into the GTO and take a nice ride up the coast or another favorite cruise route and enjoy the sunshine and spring air!

Have heard about some great recipes from others as well. Hope to see you all at Cinco de Wangers! Bring your copies and I will put them in the file to send to print for a later news letter.

Enjoy!

Marsha

Sour Cream Coffeecake

Mary Holt

2 cups flour 2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup pecans (coarsely chopped)
1 cup margarine

Sift together dry ingredients. Cream margarine and sugar. Add vanilla, mixing well. Stir in Sour Cream. Gradually add dry ingredients, one-third at a time. Mix well. Stir in pecans.

Pour into greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cinnamon Breakfast Bites (2 and a half dozen)

Lolly Mayeda

1 1/3 cup flour 1 cup Rice Crispy cereal (coarsely crushed)
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 quarter cup butter flavored shortening (Crisco)
1 half cup milk 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 quarter cup margarine, melted


In a bowl, combine the flour, cereal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Shape into 1 inch balls.

In a bowl, combine cinnamon and half cup sugar. Dip balls into melted margarine, then roll in cinnamon-sugar.

Arrange balls in a single layer in a 8 inch round baking pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Kevin Tull  San Leandro 1967 H.T. & 1969 Judge
Cliff Smith Vacaville 1965 H.T.
Jeff & Staci Whitlock Pleasanton 1966 H.T.
Moses Naval Livermore 1966 H.T.
Lance Julian San Jose 1965 Tempest Custom
Jeff Huntley Martinez 1965 Convertible