THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 6 - #9 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
SEPTEMBER - 2001
Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
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OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
Seems like I was just commenting last month about the unseasonably cool weather and it is almost raining as I write this the day after the Bay Meadows event. Another great job of hosting by Russ Louthian and Ray Ibia. Really fun day as we were able to get an up close and personal look at the world of horse racing. Very good turnout with about 25 cars, 50 or so club members. Weather was a bit cool but the day was comfortable enough. Some of us won and some of us lost---and so it goes. Very relaxing day on the lawn infield at Bay Meadows in San Mateo.
Next up, on Wednesday Sept. 5th is our next club meeting at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Leandro. I had the incorrect location in last months Prez. message and I apologize for that. Important few meetings coming up as it is now time to have club officer elections. At this month's meeting, let's hold nominations for the open board positions of VP and Secretary. You can nominate yourself or someone else. If you are nominated, you can decline if not interested. Job descriptions will be there for you to look at and see what duties you will be responsible for BEFORE you make your decision to run or accept a nomination.
We will do the actual voting, one vote per membership, on written ballots at the October meeting as the first order of business This gives members not present a month to participate in the nomination process and everyone else a month to decide who they want to vote for. Second order of business at the October meeting will be nominations for President and Treasurer. Same process as above with the vote at the November meeting. Will Valle and myself are placing ourselves for nomination as Treasurer and President for 2002. Any other interested parties are encouraged to nominate themselves for any club officer position.
This covers the election process. Back to future events; Sept. 8th is our annual Cruise to the Pontiac Grill in Santa Cruz. Sept. 23rd is the Altamont Cruisers show, now in Pleasanton. This year's date does not conflict with Cherries Jubilee so perhaps more of us can get there. Cherry's Jubilee in Monterey, Sept. 28 to 30, please contact Jim Lent. Monterey & Laguna Seca Raceway make for a fantastic location.
Looking forward to October, our club meeting is on the 3rd. Dyno Day is scheduled for the 6th, once again at Mustang Ranch in Santa Clara. I have just been informed that I am required to attend a Trade Show that day (last minute date change ) and will be unable to attend the Dyno Day. A couple of options here, if one of you would like to coordinate the event in my place, let me know and we can fill you in on the details, or, if you guys prefer, I can try to reschedule it. Please let me know as soon as you read this. October 14th has us at our Fall Picnic. Lots of info up coming on this event, always a BIG crowd!!!!!!
It won’t be long and the time will be here to begin work on next year's Schedule of Events. If you have had any ideas for future doings, jot ‘em down so they will be close at hand when the time is here. That’s about it for now.
Have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend. See ya real soon !!!!!!!
WHO IS THIS MAN AND WHY DOES HE HAVE SUCH A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE?
The answer is - Russ Louthian. Russ & Sandi’s ‘65 GTO (Audrey) suffered serious arterial bleeding on the way back from Lake Tahoe where they had spent two weeks, including numerous trips to Reno for Hot August Nights. (Just ask them about what a great town that Carson City is to pass through.) Many H2O transfusions allowed them to get home. On Monday evening, Aug. 13th, Russ emailed the GGG group list that he was in dire need of a new engine to replace 244+K old one for his daily driver! Well the GGGoat family came through with several choices for Russ and he chose the engine offered by Ken Frank that was right there at On Track Automotive. Wayne Barnes & crew turned up the afterburners and the engine was quickly installed and delivered to the San Mateo fairgrounds on Sunday, Aug.19. Now you know why Russ has such a big grin on his face. For those who may not know, Russ is a founding member of the GGGoats, supplied our club logo, and with Ray Ibia has coordinated club picnics, tours to the USS Hornet, the Filoli mansion and gardens and our super successful Cinco de Mayo with Jim Wangers. Russ’ boundless energy and great event planning skills have created some memorable times for the GGGoats. We are all glad to see that Audrey is back on the road with a healthy transplant. Here’s to another 250+K for a deserving member.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 PONTIAC BAR & GRILL SATURDAY, SEPT. 8th 2001
ONCE AGAIN WE WILL BE CRUISING TO THE PONTIAC GRILL IN SANTA CRUZ. MEETING POINT IS THE BREUNERS PARKING LOT IN CAMPBELL. TAKE THE 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 SANTA CRUZ, AT 10:00 AM. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN CRUISE AND GREAT TIME AT THE GRILL!
OUR USUAL GAME PLAN IS TO CRUISE OVER THE HILL TOGETHER. AFTER ENJOYING LUNCH AT THE GRILL, YOU ARE FREE TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF SANTA CRUZ, BUST A MOVE OUT ON YOUR OWN OR MAYBE JOIN UP WITH THE FOLKS WHO USUALLY TAKE A CASUAL RUN UP HIWY 1 TO HALF MOON BAY. WE HAVE HAD GREAT TURNOUTS, WEATHER AND FOOD FOR THIS EVENT IN THE PAST. THIS IS DEFINITELYA “WE DRIVE OUR CARS” KIND OF EVENT. DON’T MISS THIS SUPER TIME!!!
Altamont Cruisers Nostaglia Day - Sept. 23rd
We will meet at the McDonalds restaurant which is just off the Santa Rita Road exit on Hiway 580. We will leave for the show at 7:30 A.M.*
CHERRY’S JUBILEE - SEPTEMBER 28-30
MONTEREY & LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY
This event has grown in popularity each year for GGGoaters. Last year over 20 members attended to enjoy the incomparable Monterey area. Everyone who attends says this is one of the best run events that they have ever attended. Friday begins with a poker run that goes through Cannery Row, the 17 mile drive and down Hiway One to Big Sur and back. Returnees can then join the lazy crowd in a show’n’shine at Cannery Row or in Pacific Grove this year. Friday night there is a controlled cruise. Sat. the show shifts to Laguna Seca, with a free ham & pancake breakfast, show’n’shine and parade laps around Laguna Seca Raceway. HOT laps in Porsches can also be purchased. Sat. night there is a dance at the Marriot Hotel at Fishermans’ Wharf. The
Joe Scharino Band provides pretty much non-stop music from the 60s-80s. Sunday, the Show continues or you can sleep in, get a leisurely breakfast and take the slow cruise home or hit the shops in Monterey or Carmel.
The event application can be viewed and downloaded from the Cherry’s website.
Go to: http://www.svmh.com/foundation/foundcalendar.htm and then select Cherry’s Jubilee to register online or have an application sent to you.
Or you can call 831-759-1836 to have them send you an application. If you are
thinking of going, you should be making hotel reservations now. If you ever thought about taking a Friday off to go play, then this is the one for you!
Once again, for those arriving on Thursday, we have been invited to a Thursday evening BBQ at Tom & Joanne Flynn's house in Monterey. Please let me know if you are going to this BBQ so I can advise Tom & Joanne of the number of people to expect.
Jim Lent - 510-799-6096 email@example.com
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner
Well it is hard to imagine that Summer is almost over. It has been a cool one here in San Mateo. Here is a recipe that will put you in the Summer mood even if the weather is not scorching. It is a fresh peach pie. Very refreshing and easy. I made it and ate most all of it myself since I am as you know the only one in the house that eats fruit and
veggies. Hope you enjoy it as well.
Fresh Peach Pie
Prep and cook time 1 1/4 hours plus at least 3 hours to chill.
Prepare and bake a single crust pie shell using your favorite recipe or a store bought pastry shell.
1. With a fork , prick bottom and sides of unbaked the pie pastry in pan about 1-inch intervals. Bake in a 375 degree oven until golden, about 15 to 20 minutes; then let cool on a rack.
1 package (8oz) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
6 1/2 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches and or nectarines (about 4lb)
3/4 cup of orange juice
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup lemon juice
2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the sugar until smooth. Spread over bottom of the pastry.
3. In a blender or food processor, whirl 1 cup of the fresh peaches,with remaining 3/4 cup of sugar, orange juice, and cornstarch until smooth. Pour into a 3-4 quart saucepan; stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils and thickens, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir In lemon juice.
4. Add remaining 5 1/2 cups peaches to hot peach glaze and mix to coat slices. Let cool until tepid, about 25 minutes, then scrape into cream cheese mixture in crust.
5. Chill, uncovered, until firm enough to cut, at least 3 hours. Cut into wedges and serve. To store leave in fridge up to a day and invert a large bowl over pie so it does not touch fruit.
Per serving:459 cal, 37% (171 cal)from fat;19 g fat (10g sat), 3.3gfiber, 202 mg sodium, 43 mg chol.
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
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