President's Message

June 2016

Wow, 2016 is just flying by, isn’t it? By the time you read this, it will be nearly October and we’re into the last quarter of this year. It’s a bit of a crazy time for America with our hugely unpopular presidential choices captivating the news. However, our club members made a real difference on a local level with our contributions to the Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home. On September 17, a large contingent of UBSCCers got together and gave away about $3,000 in clothes, toys, and of course teddy bears at the annual Jim Messineo Teddy Bear Run. This was a wonderful event where we shared our LBCs and our generosity to make life just a little better for these unfortunate kids. If you haven’t been able to attend this event yet, try and put it on your calendar next year. You won’t regret it. Many thanks to Zack for organizing this event and especially to Marisa Hash and Kim Mercer for the many hours of shopping to purchase all the gifts. Zack bellied up to the shopping carts and was in charge of keeping both those two in line!

On September 23rd, six UBSCC couples drove to Murphy’s for the annual Ironstone Winery Concours d’Elegance. Friday eve we had a very nice dinner of Mexican food at El Jardin and enjoyed the ambience of the creek flowing behind our table. We showed our cars on the beautiful green Ironstone grass – it feels like parking on the rolling hills of a golf course. Bill and Annabelle Pugh and Steve and Terry Rudy each won best in class for Triumph and Austin Healy respectively. Tony Martini’s Allard was a real head turner and commanded a lot of attention from the crowd. Jerry and Katie Costanzo brought their little red Mini Cooper – people just can’t walk past that car without cracking a smile. Ken and Marsha Freeze showed their Jensen Interceptor and went home with an “Award of Merit.” In all, quite a good showing for our club members. Unfortunately, my 59’ TR3A did not cooperate on this voyage. She spent the day in Angels Camp at the Travelodge and missed the show. I suspect that she has a broken axle, differential bearing, or maybe U-joint. I’ll put her up on blocks this week and try and figure out what ails her. I expect that I’ll be offered some type of wacky poultry award at the next club meeting…. Is borrowing a trailer considered “rendering assistance?” I think not!

We are still in need of a new Oilspots editor, if any of you would be willing to help with this. Tony Pantoja has done a super job
on past newsletters but needs to pass the baton to a new volunteer. Please consider helping with this task – I know you all enjoy
this newsletter.

If you can think of somewhere fun to drive your LBC, please consider organizing an event. Many of us are looking for more opportunities to drive our cars and enjoy each other’s company. Hope to see you all at the October meeting…. Pat Galvin

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