President's Message

June 2014

So to regress to last months “hot” issue concerning the environment within the cabin of the Tiger, we drove the entire trip (586 miles) of the CAM rally with our convertible top UP.!! And btw, I’m glad we did, as the weather was cool (cold), we drove thru light rain, snow showers, and breezy conditions.  Not only was this the first time driving with the top up in some 14 months, but I even installed the windshield wipers, which hadn’t been on the car in over 6 years. I did use them also, although the only problem was a flat spot that didn’t wipe directly in my field of vision!! Oh well, at least the wife could see clearly!! About the trophy, my car was chosen as the car that most participants of the rally would like to drive in next year’s event!!  Hummm… I’ve gotta sleep on that one!!
               What did you think of this years Car Show in Dixon on May 18?  It was our 25th   event, the  “Silver Jubilee” edition, and one of our largest attended shows!! The morning weather was very British, cool temps and low winds, which made for a very nice drive to the venue. I was part of the parking crew, and cars began to flow in at 7am, and continued right up till about 11.  Around 296 British vehicles were positioned very neatly across the fairgrounds lawn. There were several outstanding classics, and very rare vehicles in attendance. This years Winners Circle had some of the best examples from the various classes that I can recall from past years show.
Congratulations to all the show winners from all the various classes.  And a HUGH THANK YOU to all the show participants. You are the reason that this show is so successful, and that it attracts the outstanding display of British automobiles, and the large crowds. It has become the largest British Car show in          N.Calif. (at least I like to think it is!!)      
               I would like to extend a Special thanks to Katie and Jerry Costanzo for all the work and leadership they put into this year’s show. Thanks you two, we appreciate your efforts.            
I would also like to thank all the folks that took time to volunteer, work hard and make sure everything was just right.  From the entry gate, field parking assistants, our club booth, regalia folks, raffle station and swap meet, members were giving it their all to get things right.  Every single one of you club members that helped out throughout the weekend and in the weeks leading up to the show, did a fantastic job.
                 We’ve got several events inked on the calendar that are coming up…First is the Grapes of Wrath tour on Sat 6/7. Kim and Ian will be leading us off to Lodi.  The July 4th gathering will be on Sat. July 5th at Tom and Paula’s place. British nite at the Sac Zoo will be on Thurs. 7/10.  Then on Fri 7/18, we’ve been invited back to the Calif. State fair. Always check the events section of the clubs website for details.  
            So, what do you say? Let’s gas up, fire up your LBC, and join us for a drive.

Here’s looking forward to seeing you on the road.

Mike Rapoza

 

 

 

 

 

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