Vol. 8 - #11 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS 

November - 2003


 Club Meeting
7:00 p.m (6:30 p.m. Dinner)

Harry's Hof Brau
14900 E. 14th St.
San Leandro





OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner  








Happy Birthday To GGG,

Hi Folks.................GGG is now 7 years old. Last Saturday, October 18th, at Del Valle park in Livermore, hosted by Jimmy & Michele Sanderson and Alan & Julie Blake, we celebrated our birthday. Weather was beautiful, excellent turnout, great raffle, tasty food all made for a day to remember. Raffle to help member Ed Cudney who is currently stationed in Iraq restore his 69 GTO raised $435. Additionally we raised $100 to donate to the USO. Nice, really nice! Thanks to everyone that was able to share the experience.

Our next meeting on Wednesday Nov. 5th at Harry's in San Leandro is rapidly approaching. Please attend if you can as this will be the meeting at which we brainstorm for ideas for next years event calendar. That will be the focus of this meeting so put on your thinking caps. We will solidify plans for our January 2004 meeting as well where we put everything together for next years event schedule by voting on each idea we have from the Nov. meeting. Any and all ideas are welcome. Your ideas and your votes on what you want to be doing next year determines our '04 event schedule. Come on out for these two very important meetings. Just a reminder, we will have no club meeting in December.

Other meeting topics to include GTOAA's changing membership requirements for affiliated chapters. Board positions are up for renewal as well. If anyone wants to run for a position or nominate someone for a position, now is the time. We began this process at last months meeting and no changes were suggested. Your existing board is more than happy to continue on for another year if that is what our members want. Your call..............just let us know, thanks.

That covers everything for now...........see ya in the fast lane.



Date: Wednesday, September 3, 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


Everyone introduced themselves and welcomed the new members to our club.


  1. John Mekisich talked about next year’s GoodGuys event (2004). Some of the issues discussed below were:

    1. Hosting the GoodGuys event for 2004. The club voted to continue to host the event.

    2. It was suggested that the club might think about a new early morning meeting place. No decision was made.

    3. We discussed the “specialty area parking” and how we need to give the GoodGuys some suggestions and our feedback as to how last year’s event went. We aren’t policemen. We need to communicate that to the GoodGuys.

    4. People working the early shift need to be at the front of the line going into the fairgrounds.

    5. It was suggested that we negotiate the dollar amount that the club gets paid to host the event

    6. There was discussion about the hours that people will work. Club voted to continue to work 1-hour shifts. We will discuss this further at future meetings.


  2. John Mekisich asked that we brainstorm about the upcoming events for 2004. Barb Davis will put together a list of possible events. We will choose events at our January 2004 meeting.

  3. Russ Louthian is working on December 6th 2003, Santa Cruz parade event with Adam Peralta. More information is needed. Donations will go to the Second Harvest Food bank.

  4. We will not have a December meeting.

  5. The Del Valle picnic is Saturday, October 13th. Rain or shine event. You can bring your regular car. Bring raffle gift. Club voted to have proceeds from raffle to go to Ed Cudney and the USO. Silent auction will be held. This is our thank you to Ed and all the people that served our country. RSVP to Jimmy Sanderson before Oct 9th. Please bring a share dish. Optional wine cruise. John Mekisich will bring club t-shirts, for the Sanderson’s and the Blake’s to sell at future events.

  6. Jim Lent talked about having the January meeting at Mountain Mikes Pizza. The club will buy the pizza. There was no decision made. We will discuss at the next meeting.

  7. John Phillips is looking into a new meeting place in San Leandro. He will let us know at next meeting.

  8. John Mekisich reminded us about the board member changes for next year. Be thinking about nominations for 2004 board members.


  9. Al Harris reported that we now have 260 paid members.

Next meeting to be held Wednesday, November 5th Harry’s Hofbrau in San Leandro. 7:00 PM.




Car of the Month article assignments


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





Golden Gate Goats Holiday Parade and Food Drive

Santa Cruz - Saturday Morning / December 6, 2003

Here’s the kind of holiday event you’ve been looking for - - a simple, rewarding event that takes little time and even less effort and is guaranteed to make you feel good!

Rain or shine the parade will go on (but it has only rained once in the history of t his parade, and last year it was 70-degrees with plenty of sun)!

What We Need to Do:

This event takes place right in the middle of the Holiday Season, so we have done all we can to make it simple, easy and fun.

1. Bring your family and friends in your car along with at least one container of canned or packaged food to donate for each car occupant. If you’re alone, no problem, just bring one item and you are in the event. If you have five in the car, each person must have a food item to donate. Yes, you can bring more that one item per person if you wish.

2. If you hate to shop, or forget to bring the donation, you can donate cash in the form of a check made payable to Second Harvest Food Bank.

That’s it. No need to RSVP, you can make up your mind at the last minute to join us. We want as many member cars as possible to take part. But, if your car just can’t make it, don’t let that stop you. Bring your item to donate (or your check) and meet us at the Brueners parking lot in Campbell. Then hitch a ride with one of the club members to the parade and donation stand and you too can get the great feeling that comes from taking part in a good cause and knowing you did your part to help.

The parade lasts about an hour, and will be a nice easy cruise through the heart of Santa Cruz with plenty of people to admire your car and plenty of media (radio, TV, newspapers) coverage as well. So please feel free to decorate your car in the Holiday Spirit!

Event Schedule

8:00AM - 8:30AM

- Gather at Breuners Furniture Store parking lot on Hamilton Avenue in Campbell.

- To get there take 880 South toward San Jose. When 880 crosses 280, it becomes Highway

17. The next exit is Hamilton Avenue. Go right on Hamilton one block, Breuners will be on your right.

8:30AM - 9:00AM

- Food Drive from Campbell to Parade staging point in Santa Cruz

9:00AM - 10:00AM

- Prepare /Decorate cars for parade

- Deliver donations at the check-in stand

10:00AM - 11:00AM

- Cruise in the Holiday Parade, making sure to wave to the crowd and to the media.

11:00AM - ? Options:

- Head home

- Park the car, have lunch and do some shopping in Santa Cruz

- Cruise down the coast to Capitola for lunch and shopping







Hi Everyone,

Jimmy & Michele’s Cheese Cake



1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons margarine
3 tablespoons sugar

Blend well---put into 9 inch spring form pan..pat the side a little. set aside

Cheese mixture:

Blend 2 large and 1 small cream cheese and
1&1/2 cups sugar
Then add 1 pint sour cream cream
3 tablespoons flour
1 tsp. vanilla

set oven 350 degrees

Separate 6 eggs add yolks to cheese mixture beat egg whites still fold gently but thoroughly into cheese mixture.

Bake 1 hour until nice and brown then leave in oven 1 more hour with door open.

Put cake on counter 2 hours then release spring foam pan cool at least over night (best if cake if baked a day and half before needed)

Jimmy & Michele’s Angry Pasta


3 tbsp.. olive oil
4-6oz. prosiciutto- chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 med. white onion, chopped
4 red chili peppers, chopped (seeds removed) or chilli pepper paste (found in the herb section in S/Way in squeeze tube)
or mix crushed red peppers with tomato paste.
1/4 cup fresh oregano
1/3 cup fresh basil
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
3/4 cp red wine
3-4 large tomatoes, chopped
1-12oz. pkg. rigatoni or penne pasta
1/3 cup grated parm. cheese

Sauté prosiciutto in olive oil until crisp and remove. Use renderings to sauté garlic and onion, red pepper paste, oregano and basil. Add tomato paste and wine and cook about 10 min. Add tomatoes and cook until tender. Season to taste. In large bowl, toss with cooked pasta. Sprinkle with crumble prosciuttto and parm. cheese.

Enjoy, Michele







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

Russell Kaul Martinez
Sam & Alene Hedgpeth Los Altos 1968 LeMans
Rick & Jan Reynolds Gardnerville, NV 1965 H.T.
Robert Arthur Columbia 1966 H.T.
Arnoldo Diaz Millbrae 1969 Convertible
Daniel & Rhonda Mondragon Monterey 1966 Convertible
Steven Hudson Alamo 1970 GTO