President's Message

September 2014

All right, I’ll be the first to admit it: I haven’t driven my car very much in August. In fact, I’m not even sure “how old” that gas is in those twin 6½ gal tanks, firmly bolted in each rear quarter panel. Hummm, and we use to (still do) chuckle at the Ford Pinto, and its gas tank at the furthest point in the rear of the car.  Going to have to find my keys and at least take a spin to the grocery shop.

                 We have a couple of good events on the schedule for the month of September! The one that we are very interested in getting a good turnout for is the annual Jim Messineo Teddy Bear Run to the Children’s Receiving home September 13th. This event is for the children from broken homes and they need our help to give them the strength to carry on even though the world has been turned upside-down for them.  Zack does an outstanding job in coordinating this event, so lets show our support.

               The final cruise nite of the season in Auburn is on Friday Sept. 12th.   There’s a great event on the weekend of Sept 13 + 14 at Morgan Hill. I have attended this show in the past, and it is a very well organized event, and the caliber of LBC’s is outstanding. Some folks will be truckin on down to Santa Maria for Triumphfest 2014.  At the end of the month, Sat. the 27th is the Ironstone Vineyard Car show. Several UBSCC members, who have displayed their vehicles there in the past, have won awards. A very good winery, and an excellent car show. Take the drive down and check it out.


                I’m working on adding a couple of new events on the calendar to finish out this year. What you ask, well… a drive up to Colfax and BBQ at a winery. Or a drive and over-night to Tahoe, working out plans with members of the Calif. Auto Museum. Also we have to get back out to K1 Speed Kart racing for another go at that indoor track. Let’s see who can overtake Ken Freeze for holder of the fastest lap by a UBSCC member.  If you have a suggestion for an event, or a place / drive you would like to share with the club, let me know. I’d love to hear from you. Remember to always check the Events Section of our website for the latest information and details.

             I would like to thank Ken for keeping our website current and informative. I would like to challenge all of you to come out to at least two events before we settle into years end.


              Anyway, gotta find some events or any reason to get the kitty out of the barn.

                Drive hard, have fun, and be safe.  See you on the road.


               Mike Rapoza






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