July began with a fun evening at the Olde
Ship, in Santa Ana. Wanting a last minute
meeting before GoF West 2017, we had a
Monday night meeting, on July 3rd.
Twenty-seven members decided to have dinner
at the restaurant as well. We celebrated
Carl Cederstrand’s 90th birthday, which is
July 4. Tim Hirata did a wonderful talk on
distilling, differences due to climate and
location, of four Scottish distilleries!
Those that participated, learned a lot about
tasting Scotch whisky. Amazing what a little
The garage tech session was in south O.C.,
on the topic of carburetor rebuilding.
We got one carburetor done, and the second
one was rebuilt the following day. (Went
much faster). Now, awaiting word from Bob
Ashe- Everest, that he has a battery,
and has cleaned out his fuel lines, before
going back, and adjusting and balancing the
carburetors. The big event for the month was
GoF West 2017 in Santa Maria. The GoF was
held during the week of July 10-14. No hard
luck stories going (or coming back) from the
event were heard. Next year, the GoF West is
at South Lake Tahoe, NV.
A picnic and games has proved to be a fun
event in recent years, and we are planning
on having another club picnic at Craig
Regional Park in Fullerton. August 12 is the
date. More information to be found in this
newsletter. October might see the club
visiting Lew Webb’s car collection, in south
Orange County, with lunch somewhere
afterwards. There has been talk of a beach
party, as well as some other possible
events, but nothing firmed up at this time.
Contact Rick Pullen or Dave Gaston, if you
have an idea for an event. They will help
you to put one on.
We used to do a lot of breakfast runs.
Breakfast runs can be added to a month’s
already scheduled event, as not everyone can
make the monthly event date. It can be a
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, every Saturday (just about)
at 12:30 p.m., a group of members meet at
the Jagerhaus in Anaheim for lunch. A great
brain trust, and the greatest topics of
discussion. (other restaurant patrons have
told us so). Jerry Felper, Carl Cederstrand,
Gary Crow, Charles Lusch, Bob Zwart, and
myself generally attend.
And, twice a month, at the Olde Ship in
Santa Ana, we get together for dinner, on
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Volunteerism is the key to an organization’s
success! Currently, we are seeking someone
to fill the position of club secretary.
Other positions could be available. As the
Star Trek crew gave way to Star Trek: The
Next Generation, the next generation of VMG
volunteers needs to come forward. Everyone
has an excuse why they cannot do to. The “I
just want to sit back and not get involved”
plan is really taking a toll. 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 there. I am
hoping that one of the following members
will volunteer soon: Ashe -Everest,
Bielinksi, Dwyer, Haskin, Sverev.
Rick Pullen and Dave Gaston have events,
that just need someone to host. Kaz and Judy
Bielinski are working on a driving event for
the year 2017 (2018). Rick Pullen and Dave
Gaston can help you plan a driving event.
Just ask them.
Until next month, John Seim