THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 9 - #9 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
September - 2004
Wednesday, September 1
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
Hope those of you that attended HAN had a great time………………….
We have decided on how to go about voting on the '04 and newer car issue. After a lot of member input, we will be using a mail in ballot that is included in this newsletter. Please follow the instructions on the ballot. Results will be announced live (drum roll optional) at our OCTOBER meeting. This will give everyone an opportunity to vote on this. Thanks to Jim Lent for designing the ballot. Cut and dried, yes or no…that’s it. Upon reading the votes, majority rules, the vote will be final. Handling it this way will keep our meetings civil. Thanks to everyone for their input on how to handle this. We hope to receive a vote from each and every member.
We will take some time at our September meeting coming up on Wednesday the 1st at Harry’s in Redwood City to discuss…………you guessed it !!!!!! Good Guys 2005. I believe as many of you do that this event is very important to our club. We need to come up with an entire new crew of event coordinators to carry on what has become a GGG tradition. Folks, if we don’t have some of you grab this bull by the horns, we WILL NOT BE THEIR HOST CLUB NEXT YEAR. I know we can do it. Jim Lent, John Phillips and myself will work with you. It IS a ton of work but the rewards are there as you know 2005 will be our ninth year hosting this event.
Also at our next meeting, Al Harris will present his year to date Treasurers Report for us. Let’s also take some time and talk about what direction you want us to take in '05. Over the last couple of years, there has been a decline in the number of club events along with the number of members stepping up to host them. It would benefit all of us to address this issue now. Are some of us getting bored now that we have been together for a number of years and the honeymoon is over so to speak? Lets get the reasons on the table and discuss them. If we can identify what the cause is, we all know we can come up with a solution. Lets go for it……………….
September happenings include Cherry’s Jubilee and The Altamont Cruisers show, both talked up in this newsletter. As we return to meetings in September, try to attend them if you can. As always the September through January meetings set both the tone and determine our events for the following year. Be there…………… See Ya in the Fast Lane
Note From The Editor
The Golden Gate Goats email list had some spirited posts
in July and August regarding 04 GTOs. Although our President didn’t ask me to
include this in the newsletter, I thought it was important to see his views,
which I also share.
Prez John here. Just read all of the recent e mails going around. If members want to voice their opinion via e mail, that is fine and good. We all have the right to do that. All I ask is that it be kept civil.........
Our charter specifically says that our club is open to owners and enthusiats of 64 to 74 Pontiac A Body cars. The charter is actually incorrect as ‘73 and ‘74's are not A body models as has been pointed out both in the recent e mails and in the past. We need to correct the wording on that.
I have not taken a position on this subject to avoid adding fuel to the fire. Kinda hard to keep out of it any longer. My view is that GGG should not allow the late model GTO's to be club eligible. My reasons are these...................
1) GTO and Jr. GTO production ran from ‘64 to ‘74. That is locked as a period in time. The GTO legacy ended then, as did the entire Musclecar Era. GTO was the original American Muscle Car. Our love of these cars is THE reason we started GGG as Jim Lent has stated.
2) The GTO has not been continually in production as have the Mustang or Corvette. There is no lineage between the classic models and the car now being marketed as a GTO.
3) The new GTO is not an American Musclecar. It is an Austrailian built Holden modified for the American market, being imported as a Pontiac. It's performance alone qualifies it as a musclecar, however it is not an American car.
Thanks for listening.......................you now know how I will vote.
GOLDEN GATE GOATS EVENT PICTURES
We have a picture hosting site that has lots of event pictures. These can be downloaded to your own computer or you can order pictures directly from the site. Pictures can be viewed at:
Car of the Month article assignments
This is your opportunity to share your GTO story with the club members.
Send your articles to Jim Lent @ email@example.com or snail mail to Jim Lent, 118 Iris Court, Hercules CA 94547.
Articles, with at least three pictures, should be sent to:
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547
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
Going to Cherry’s Jublilee?
If you are planning on going to Cherry’s please let Jim Lent know when you are planning to heading down. Contact him @ 510-799-6096 or email@example.com for addional meeting location and time info.
Tom & Joanne Flynn have invited us again for a BBQ on Thursday evening. DJ and Kaoroke will be there again this year, so you need to polish up your vocals for this event. This year they are moving their fantastic kickoff event to the Moose Lodge with plenty of safe parking, swimming pool, pool tables, dance floor and a no host bar.
TOM FLYNN'S CHERRY'S JUBILEE
SEPT. 16TH, 2004
4:00 - 10:00
FEATURING TOM'S FAMOUS BBQ TRI-TIPS,
SAUSAGE AND POTATOES!
ALSO, KARAOKE, SWIMMING POOL, POOL
TABLES, DANCING AND A NO HOST BAR. PLENTY
OF OFF-STREET PARKING.
BRING A SIDE DISH OR DESSERT.
I lucked out and John did not pull up my potted tomatoes, but alas they are starting to look pretty ugly now. Today I will pick all the tomatoes off, even the green ones and toss the plants. My grandmother used to make a green tomato pie. Thought maybe some of you adventurous bakers might like to try. It really is good. Similar to apple, but a comfort food taste of its own. Nope, John still will not eat, but I sure love it. He will eat the vanilla ice cream I serve with it though. :*)
Green Tomato Pie
For 9 inch Pie
1 1/3 cup Sugar
6 2/3 TBSP. Flour
1 1/3 Tsp. Salt
1 1/3 Tsp. Nutmeg or Cinnamon
Mix lightly through
4 cups green tomato sliced or cut in quarters
4 TBSP. Lemon Juice
1 1/3 tsp. grated lemon rind
optional 1 cup raisins
Dot the pie filling with 1 1/3 TBSP Butter
Cover with top crust and Bake 35-45 minutes. @ 425 oven degrees
Instead putting a pie crust on top.
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Mix together and crumble on top
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
Golden Gate Goats
|Mike & Glenda Meighan||Castro Valley||1969 H.T.|
|Michael Aquino||San Francisco|
|Jim Blackford||San Francisco||1965 H.T.|
|Mark Schwab||Hayward||1966 GTO|
|Brian Bender||San Jose||1967 H.T.|
|Mike & Stephanie Sherman||Benicia||1968 Lemans|
|Ritch Golino||Scotts Valley|
|Glen Guy||Santa Cruz||1966 H.T.|
|Michael Sorensen||Yuba City||1965 H.T.|
|Joe Sura||Morgan Hill||1967 Convertible|
|Paul Curro||Sacramento||1970 H.T.|
|Mike Curro||Davis||1969 Convertible|
|Dave Selesnick||Manteca||1966 Convertible|
|Martin Killkenny||Davis||1968 H.T.|
|Frank Dipaola||Carmel||1966 H.T.|
|Petr Divis||Holoubkov, Czech Republic||1968 H.T.|