We started out February with only the Supper Bowl very early and no other
event until the London to Brighton Run late March. Well, that sure changed
in a hurry. Dave Gas-ton decided to reprise the Meal and Wheels Tour for the
last Saturday in February and Paul Simon has agreed to host a visit to
“Randy’s” Drag Racing Museum in Lake Elsinore. See the flyer on page 17 for
Barbara and Lynn Inskeep have arranged for us to go back to the Merle
Norman, Nethercutt Collection and Museum. This is an event that the club did
many years ago. Not only is there a wonderful collection of cars, but there
are mechanical musical instruments, period furniture, Lalique glass radiator
caps, a locomotive and more.. It is a bit of a trek to get to Sylmar but
well worth it in the end.
For the record, the Meals & Wheels Run was just as great as the original
some five years ago. The folks enjoyed breakfast at IKEA in Costa Mesa and
lunch at COSTCO in Irvine with a very pleasant tour through the back roads
of Orange County squeezed in between. All this for a cost of $5.00 per
We should have photos in next month’s Octagon Topics.
Meanwhile (as Steven Colbert would say)….meanwhile, we are approaching
the end of another fiscal year, and you know what that means. ….That’s
right, dues are due and election of officers.
Taking the dues issue first….most of you should find a self-addressed
envelope in your newsletter. Simply write a check and return to our
Membership Chairman, Barbara, at the club PO box. A few of you have
already renewed, and I hope we have correctly omitted the envelope for
Moving on to elections….There is always a need for volunteers to fill
the office and committee chairs. So why not help the club by offering to
serve in one of these capacities. This is your club and you can only get
out of it as much as you are willing to give. Many current office
holders have served for a number of years. I’m sure they would welcome a
chance to “retire”, seeing the club in good hands.