From The Drivers Seat



         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 afterwards.

        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 there.

        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, CA area.

        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; or Laurie Lyon-Diaz. 714- 16-4604;

        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,
John Seim







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