From The Drivers Seat



      May was another great month for the club. . In May, the annual London to Brighton run occurred on May 14. Ken & Marie Thomas,and Fran & Sandi McClain again hosted this event. Ken promised an easy 40 mile drive from Orange to San Juan Capistrano. The London to Brighton run in England is 55 miles.
        The end of May, the 28-29, has the return of Scotsfest at the Orange County fairgrounds. The club generally attends on the Saturday. We still have the twice a month get  together at the Olde Ship in Fullerton on Tuesday nights.
        Our next scheduled in person meeting is June 7. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Program is: “Cecil Kimber”. The Hagerty Insurance program has been moved to the August general meeting.
         The GoF West 2022 is scheduled for June 27 – July 1 in Buellton, CA. Those wishing to go should register now! Pat Gaston is working on lodging, should you wish to join the club caravan driving there. Yes, it is generally a one day drive, but a two day run can be more fun.
        Barbara Inskeep and Laurie Lyon-Diaz are really doing a great job as Events Chairmen. It is the job of the Events chairman to publicize the events, not to put them on. Our next driving event is scheduled for July 16th. This will be another Lois McGovern planned driving event. In September we will return to the Duck Club in Irvine for a lunch event. Please volunteer to host an event. They  have ideas for events, and could use a little help.
        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 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, on the Saturday of the Garage Tech Session, after the session at 12:00 p.m., a few members meet for lunch. A great brain trust, and the greatest topics of discussion. (other restaurant patrons have told us so). Gary Crow, Tom Graham and myself generally attend. It can happen on other Saturdays as well. We went back to Hollingshead Deli, 368 S. Main St., Orange, for lunch after the garage tech session this month. And, twice a month, at the Olde Ship in Fullerton, we get together for dinner, on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Bob Fluehe and David Moore joined us at the Fullerton event earlier this month.       .
        Volunteerism is the key to an organization’s success! We are always in need of someone to fill a board position. Board Positions can become available. Please step forward and volunteer. 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 there. Those of you between the ages of 50 and 70 really 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. June 27 – July 2. Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, 555 McMurray Road, Buellton, CA 93427. The 51st will be in Stockton, CA.
        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, 714-747-3428;
Laurie Lyon-Diaz. 714-316- 604;
        The weather is great! Let's get those TCars on the road! We really could use members willing to host a driving event!

That's it for me,

John Seim







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