August was another great month for events.
First of all, everyone made it back from GoF
West 2021, in Welches, OR. Kevin & Pat
Gaston won an award, as did Butch and
Marisela Taras. The Garage Tech Session was
at Roy Jonesí home. Seven members attended.
They learned how to identify what cam is
installed in an engine. Walt McBride showed
his new acquisition, a 1974 MG TC. We
determined that his car had a stock
camshaft, and adjusted the valves, for
quieter operation and better performance.
Lois McGovern put on a driving event
on August 21st. Planes, Trains, and Fire
Engines. Once again, she really hit it out
of the park, with the planning and
organization for this event. We had a tour
of the Long Beach Airport building, as well
as the Fire Museum in Bellflower. She found
a donut shop that made custom shaped donuts.
Twenty people planned to attend, with the
Simonís car developing a gas leak enroute,
requiring them to be towed home, missing the
event. Eighteen made it to the airport, with
the Bielinskiís departing the group before
the Bellflower stop. Lunch was great as
well, at Ricciís Italian restaurant
A Landmarks of San Pedro Run has been
scheduled for Sept. 18, andnd, an
overnighter to Temecula has been scheduled
for October 6-8. More information can be
found inthe newsletter.
We held our first in person meeting
at the Elkís Club meeting on Wednesday,
August 3, 2021. Thirty-four were in
attendance. David Moore even did Zoom
coverage, though not announced that was also
available. (He will do so again, if his
schedule permits). The room that we meet in
had the ceiling repaired, but no other
changes were seen. Our next scheduled in
person meeting is September 7. We are
looking forward to seeing you there..
We used to do a lot of breakfast runs.
Breakfast runs can be added to a monthís
already scheduled event, as not everyone can
make the monthly event date. It can be a
driving tour, or a rally with questions.
They are easy to put on. Step up to the
plate, and plan on putting one on.
To add to that, the Saturday of the
Garage Tech Session at 12:00 p.m., a few
members meet at the Katella Grill in Orange
for lunch (Katella at Main). A great brain
trust, and the greatest topics of
discussion. (other restaurant patrons have
told us so). Gary Crow and myself generally
attend. And, twice a month, at the Olde Ship
in Fullerton, we get together for dinner, on
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Volunteerism is the key to an
organizationís success! We are in need of
someone to fill the board position of
corresponding secretary right now. Other
Board Positions could be available next
year. As the Star Trek crew gave way to Star
Trek: The Next Generation, the next
generation of VMG volunteers needs to come
forward. Please consider taking a board
position for at least one year. While it
looks like we have a lot going on, we can
always use club members to volunteer.
Positions are opening up on the board, and
we would love to see new faces become active
Those of you between the ages of 50
and 70 need to step forward, and serve on
the board. Your age group is under
represented. If you want to see the
club do more things that interest you, more
involvement is required on your part.
The 50th GoF West in 2022, will be in
Buellton, CA. The 51st will be in Stockton,
Would you like to put on an event?
What fun outings are in your neighborhood?
Have ideas for an event? Barbara Inskeep and
Laurie Lyon- iaz would like to hear your
suggestions. Please contact Barbara Inskeep,
714-747- 428;firstname.lastname@example.org or Laurie
The weather is great! Let's get those
T-Cars on the road! We really could use
members willing to host a driving event!
That's it for me,