THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 7 - #9 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
SEPTEMBER - 2002
Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
at Harry's Hofbrau
1909 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
See Map and Directions on the News page
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
August is winding down as I am writing this. Summer this year just flew right by…………Labor Day weekend and our Sept 4th meeting are just around the corner.
Last Saturday had us returning to Bay Meadows for Day at the Races II. Marsha and I were unable toattend as we were on vacation. Hope that those of you that were there had a great time.
Thanks to Russ Louthian for putting this event together for us again this year.
With our canceling the Capitola Begonia Festival due to prohibitive parking costs, our only club only event for the month may be the Walnut Festival in Walnut Creek. I say “may be” as we are in the process of putting this event together. Look for an update in this newsletter. Other Sept. events are Cherry’s Jubilee and the Altamont Cruisers show. Both these are always a great time.
Looking forward, your event chairs for our 6th Anniversary Poker Run on Oct 5th are working overtime on making this event something extra special. I am not sure if we will be getting a preview in this newsletter but I do know that they will be talking it up at our Sept. meeting. Lots of folks working on this one. We are looking for a huge turnout so if you haven’t already………mark your calendars now. Short and sweet this month, this covers everything I had on my list of items to discuss.
Once again, our next meeting is Wednesday Sept 4th at Harry’s in Redwood City. We will have adequate time to discuss anything and everything GGG related that you folks bring up. Please make it if you can. As always, member input is critical. See ya there and Happy Labor Day………………………….
Car of the Month article assignments
September….Ed Janas, Mark Kane and Mike,
Barbara and Apryl Winston.
Woodrow Means and Karl Vorsatz.
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GOLDEN GATE GOATS UPCOMING EVENTS
2002 Cherry’s Plans
Thursday, Sept. 5 - Meet at Sears parking lot in Hayward at approx. 9:45 am. Leave at 10:00 am(Winton Ave. West exit from 880. Get in far left lane and turn into parking lot)
Leave Denny’s Parking lot in San Jose. Approx. 11:00 AM. (Capitol Expressway exit from 101 about 5-6 miles after joining 101 from 880. Exit to the right. Go through light and past gas station to Denny’s parking lot.)
Arrive Fisherman’s Wharf
approx. 12:30 for lunch at Albonettis on the wharf.
~ 2:00 PM - Hotel check-in
~ 4:00 PM - leave for show check in at Cannery row & then proceed to Flynn’s House. (See map for Flynn’s house at http://www.imageevent.com/jimlent/cherrysmaps )
Friday, Sept. 6 - Arrive Ann Kellys by the Lake, 55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA for breakfast at approx. 8:30 AM. (See map for Ann Kelley’s house at http://www.imageevent.com/jimlent/cherrysmaps )
10:00 - Leave Longs Drug Store parking lot on Lighthouse Ave. for Poker Run. (See map for Longs at http://www.imageevent.com/jimlent/cherrysmaps )
5:30 PM - Dinner at Billy Quons. (Billy Quons at Ryan Ranch, 1 Harris Court, Monterey, CA 93940 - 831-647-0390. Great menu with wide range of food options. See menu at: http://www.restauranteur.com/billyquons/
Saturday, Sept. 7 - Leave Andril Fireplace Cottages at 7:45 AM for Laguna Seca. Arrive at Laguna Seca approx. 8-8:15. Those not leaving from the Andril can join us as we pass on highway to Laguna Seca or meet at entrance to Laguna Seca just off the highway.
5-6:00 PM - Head to Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner at the Italian Fest and Dance at the Convention center.
Sunday, Sept. 8 - On your own. Sleep in, return to Laguna Seca, go shopping or bust an early move for home. Enjoy yourselves.
UPCOMING EVENTS BOTH CLUB AND NON-CLUB
ALTAMONT CRUISERS NOSTAGLIA DAY
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2002
This has always been a well run show. Members have always had a good time. Application is included in this newsletter. Additionally Al & Julie Blake have invited us to their house, in Livermore after the show. Details below:
For those that want to continue having a great GTO day. The Blake's want to extend an invitation for a BBQ that includes an All American BBQ Dinner that includes the best Tri Tip & Sausages in the Bay Area from Bobby Lee's
Smoke House and other great dishes( we have some great surprises for you ). We only ask that you bring your own alcohol and kick back and enjoy a great afternoon of great cars, food and friends. We need you to RSVP no later than Sept. 12 and we will show you what Livermore Hospitality is all about. We are only two miles away from the show.
If you want, we have a pool and hot tub for your enjoyment. Leaving the show you would go towards Hwy. 580 on N. Livermore turn right on Cromwell Street, then left on Cromwell Way. Then right on Westminster - we are the Fourth house on the left (2358 Westminster Way )
Yes its that bright red ‘70 (OUR BEST YEAR) GTO parked in the driveway. Hope to see you there.
Please call 925-373-9610 to RSVP
WALNUT FESTIVAL PARADE
NO INFORMATION SUBMITTED
GOLDEN GATE GOATS BIRTHDAY South Bay Discovery Poker Run - Sat. Oct. 5, 2002
On your mark, get set for a poker run like no run you have ever been on before!
If you are like most folks who’ve been on poker runs at Cherry’s or HAN, you start to lose interest shortly after you pick your third card and realize you have absolutely no hope of winning anything. WELL NOT THIS TIME!
We’ve put an end to all that with this run because EVERY car entered gets a prize at EVERY STOP! That’s right, from registration to the five discovery stops, to the final drop off, a prize for every car at every stop - - seven goodie bags per car in all!
Plus, if you are lucky enough to have one of the winning hands, we have some great prizes for you. More on that later.
How much? In honor of our 6th Anniversary, just $6 per poker hand, plus a donation to the Santa Clara County Humane Society. Donations can range from a couple of cans of Alpo to a new cat collar (with bell, of course), to used blankets and towels. If you can’t decide on what donation to bring (or just forget), cash and checks are always greatly appreciated.
The run is designed to be an enjoyable drive throughout the South Bay and Silicon Valley. You’ll be on city streets to get those all-important thumbs up from the general public as you cruise by in your pride and joy. You’ll be on freeways so you can open her up and hear that big V8 rumble. And, you’ll be on some scenic roads so you can enjoy the beautiful autumn colors. Remember that this is not a race. So, if you want to stop and smell the flowers or take some pictures or learn more about one of the stops, feel free to go at your own pace - - as long as you complete the run by 3:00 PM.
Along the way you will visit unique locations, many undiscovered even by folks who live right here in the South Bay. We’ve selected the sites you’ll visit with the idea that once you’ve been there you’ll want to return on your own at a later date. What’s more each site has prepared a special get acquainted goodie bag for each car in our run.
No need to pay or register in advance. For now, just mark Saturday, October 5, 2002 on your calendar and meet us at 4th Street Bowl in San Jose for registration. JUST $6 + A DONATION TO THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY per poker hand.
7:30 - 9:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 Registration Open
9:00 - First cars allowed to depart on run
3:00 - Discovery Run officially concludes
Poker hand winners will be telephoned and announced in the November Club Newsletter as well as on the Club Web site. Our goal, create an enjoyable driving event, showcase unique South Bay locations, and HAVE LOTS OF FUN!
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner
Here is a fun and easy recipe to take on a picnic or car show. Hope you all are
having a nice summer. Enjoy!
Swedish Nut Cake
2 Cups Sugar
20 oz. can undrained crushed Pineapple
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mix together, pour into a 9x12 baking pan.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven and spread with topping while still warm.
1 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup nuts.
Beat together and spread on warm cake.
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
Golden Gate Goats
|Mike & Linda Schneider||Lafayette||1966 H.T.|
|Diann Schuldt||Sebastopol||1969 H.T.|
|Nate Harold||Santa Clara||1966 H.T.|
|Jimmy & Michelle Sanderson||Livermore||1969 H.T.|
|Jimmy DeMartini||Linden||1967 Tempest|
|Al Rojas||Fremont||1970 Convertible|
|Bob & Mercedes Warner||Ukiah||1970 455 H.O. 4-spd|
|Mark Bissig||San Jose||1968 H.T.|