THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 5 - #10 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
OCTOBER - 2000
Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
CLUB MEETING OCTOBER 4
HARRY'S HOFBRAU - REDWOOD CITY
Dinner - 7:00 p.m. Meeting
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
WOW!!!!!!! Absolutely HUGE turnout at our last meeting in San Leandro. I was given a count of 52 strong. Members came from Healdsberg, Sonoma and Stockton to name the more distant places. Several new members came to their first meeting. Overall, a very positive evening. Support for trying a couple of Saturday meetings next year, perhaps as part of an event was strongly supported.
Our next meeting, Oct. 4th in Redwood City is our first planning meeting for next years event with Jim Wangers, May 5th, 2001. Please put on your thinking caps as we need to leave this meeting with a basic idea of what we want to do with this. This event will require a lot of member involvement to put together, so we need to define the event and have the people in place to make it a reality. We have a totally clean sheet of paper with this. One day event or two? GGG only or other clubs? Our financial obligation to Mr. Wangers is for airfare, ground transportation, lodging and food. This event is limited only by our creativity and level of involvement. Ask yourself, what do YOU want this event to be? What do YOU want Mr. Wangers to talk about? This is a step in a new direction for GGG. Plan to brainstorm on Oct. 4th!
Our charter with the GTOAA states that we will hold elections for board officers each January on an as required basis. I have said many times, this club is your club. If any of you would like to run for a board position or are thinking about it and have any questions you would like to ask before you decide please let me know. Thank you!
Our last event, the Sept. 9th cruise to the Pontiac Grill in Santa Cruz, chaired by Adam Peralta was a really fun time. We had about 15 cars on display in the restaurant’s parking lot. This location was a Pontiac dealership in the late 50’s. Weather went from warm in the South Bay to perfect in Santa Cruz to downright cold in Half Moon Bay!!!!! By the time you receive this newsletter, Cherries Jubilee and the Altamont Cruisers show will have been enjoyed by many of you. Horses to Horsepower was covered in our last newsletter. Anyone seeking info for the Oct. 1st POCI show should contact member Will Valle for additional details.
GGG events for October include our meeting on the 4th, anniversary picnic on Sunday the 8th and cruise to Casa de Fruta on the 28th. The picnic is one of our biggest events of the year. Event chairs Ray Ibia & Russ Louthian have a great time planned for us again this year. Full details in this newsletter. They have made some changes this year for your added enjoyment Sooooo Plleeaassee read the information and follow their instructions. It is critical that you RSVP with them to ensure that their plans come together! Thank you and see ya there! Info also in this newsletter for the Cruise to Casa, chaired by Jim Lent. That takes us through the month of October, come on out and join in the fun!
The next batch of assignments for Car of the Month articles are listed below. Please direct any questions to our newsletter editor, Jim Lent. Jim likes to have a few articles “on deck” to take advantage of any sales he can find on color copies which can result in major savings to our club. Thanks to all of you that have submitted articles in the past and to those of you that will be doing yours in the future. These articles are enjoyed by all of us. It is always interesting to hear about the story behind the car and the experiences of the owners.
That pretty much covers it for this month. Please keep the recipes coming for The Recipe Corner. With the holidays rapidly approaching, please send them in ASAP so they can be included in time for everyone to enjoy.
Hope to see ya in the fast lane soon!!!!
GOLDEN GATE GOATS CAR of the MONTH ARTICLE ASSIGNMENTSOCTOBER: Brian Nickless - Donald & Esther Hawthorne - Mori Benveniste.
NOVEMBER: Yosh & June Miyako - Tom Schaffer - Dan & Jeannie Biskup.
December: Louie Vengco - Anthony & Michael Billeci - Howard Thorpe.
SEND YOUR CAR ARTICLES & PICTURES TO:
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547
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.
SNAIL MAIL: Jim Lent
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547
GOLDEN GATE GOATS UPCOMING EVENTS
Cruise to the GGGoats Picnic on Sunday Oct. 8, 2000
ONCE AGAIN WE WILL BE CRUISING TO THE 4TH ANNIVERSARY PICNIC. THE MEETING POINT IS BREUNERS PARKING LOT IN CAMPBELL. TAKE HAMILTON AVE. EXIT FROM HWY-17 AND KEEP RIGHT AT FORK IN ROAD. MERGE ONTO E. HAMILTON AND BREUNER'S IS RIGHT ON THE CORNER. MEETING TIME IS 9:45 AM. WE WILL LEAVE FOR THE HENRY
COWELL STATE PARK PICNIC SITE, IN FELTON, AT 10:00 AM. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN CRUISE AND GREAT PICNIC TIME!
Cruisin’ to CASA de FRUITA
Saturday - October 28, 2000
ONCE AGAIN WE ARE GOING TO CRUISE TO
CASA de FRUITA TO MEET WITH THE
PONTIACS OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA!
This year the Central Pontiac folks are bringing a portable BBQ - So bring a burger or ?? to throw on the ‘cue!
This has been a fun event in past years and should prove to be even more fun this year. They have a great mix of cars that you shouldn’t miss. We will meet at the Denny’s parking lot just off of the Capitol Expressway West exit from Hiway 101 in San Jose. Take the exit and go straight, past the gas station, one block to the restaurant parking lot. We will meet at 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 23.
CASA de FRUITA has plenty of free parking, lawn space, children’s play area, as well as an inexpensive deli, a wine tasting bar, ice cream parlor and fruit & vegetable stand. There is a small train for children of all ages. You can bring the kids and get your pumpkin there as well. Bring your own picnic lunch and your cost for a great day is zero! All you south bay folks should turn out for the short drive and a great time. This is a laid back, fun kind of trip to just enjoy cars, people and locations.
COME ON OUT FOR A FUN DAY! SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 28th!!!
HORSES TO HORSEPOWER
OCT. 1, 2000
Once again we will be meeting at Sequoia Station by Johnny Rockets at the corner of El Camino & Jefferson Ave. in Redwood City. We will meet at 6:45 am - leaving at 7:00 am SHARP for the short cruise to Sequoia High School. We drive into the school as a group to the Ohs and Ahs of the crowd. If you have been before, you know it is COOL, sunshine, blue skies and green grass.
For more info. contact Marv Cooper at 650-364-5162. See event flyer in this issue.
(This is Not an official GGGoats event this year, but many members have attended the last two years.)
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner
Hi Everyone. It has been pretty hot around here the last couple days. If the heat is sapping your energy and you need some get up and go, then you will want to try Barb Davis's fantastic recipe for beans. Thanks Barb! I have tried these and they are easy and delicious. Can also be done in the crock pot. If you are not ready for a blast of Tri-Power then try adding a teaspoon of powdered ginger.
Please send in those holiday recipes, to me at your earliest convenience. This way Jim has plenty of time to get them printed in a future newsletter for your holiday enjoyment.
Barbs Tri-Power Bean Recipe
One lb bacon
One tablespoon of liquid smoke
One large onion
Two large cans of baked beans
One Half cup brown sugar
One small can of kidney beans
One cup of catsup
Three tablespoons of vinegar
Cut bacon into small pieces. Chop onion. Sauté onion with bacon until onion is done. (Don't overcook the bacon!) Throw all ingredients in a crock pot and simmer on low.
Eat'm when you are hungry
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
Golden Gate Goats in the last few months.
We look forward to meeting you at our club events.
Ken Frank Novato 1965 Convertible
Steve Barnett Martinez 1967 H.T.
Gary Kornahrens San Jose 1965 Tri-power, 4spd
Ron Ratola Pacifica 1969 H.T.
Les Kinsey Redwood City 1965 H.T.
Joe & Michelle Schenck Hollister 1965 H.T.