South Orange County Rods & Customs
August 2019, Newsletter

  President               Denny Katovsich (949) 514-4864
Treasurer                            Jim Boka (949) 494-2473
                                Secretary                    Annie Bennett (949) 661-5656
Activities                         Mike Poppe (949) 257-7005
 Communications   David Lockwood (714) 915-7446
  Historians          Jim & Rachel Perez (949) 448-8377

Next South Orange County Rods & Customs Club Meeting:

• Thursday, September 12, 2019
Where: Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Enter off La Paz Rd. just south of Aliso Creek Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Bring three $1 bills to enter the park
5:00 PM for Picnic/Dinner
6:00 PM for Club Meeting

South Orange County Rods and Customs Monthly Meeting

Club Meeting at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Thursday, August 8 

President’s Report 
The members in attendance welcomed Denny Katovsich as our new president. Thank you, Denny, for taking over from Bob Whaler who has done an amazing job as our president for such a long time. Thank you, Bob, for all the work you do to put into your commitment over the years. Denny called up Bob to receive gifts from the club wrapped in Christmas paper. He received a really nice Hawaiian shirt made by Tommy Bahamas. He also received a model of an engine. When he has it built, he will bring it to the club meeting assembled by him showing the members he really is a great mechanic. 😊 
Thank you, Bob, for your service to our great car club. He turned a meeting over to our new President Denny who thanked all the members for their attendance and a big thank you to the Chefs for a great barbecue. He announced that there was still time to check out the silent auction. A big thank you to Bob Wright and Jim Boka for their time coming early to set up the food. They also bought the food. Also thank you to the helpers including Doc and Mike Stoner for their help with the barbecuing. There was good food left over and he suggested members take home leftovers. Thank you again for all you do to make this summer’s meetings in barbecues in the park happen. The September meeting will be the last one to be held in the park. 

Treasurer’s Report 
Jim Boka gave his report. The treasury started good. July income is $75 he paid out $254 for the picnic in the park. 

Willi announced the birthdays for August: Ed May, Herb Lehman, Karl Sutherland. 

Old Business
Very sad news. We lost one of our members Ben Buchanan. There was a memorial service for him at Saddleback Church. Quite a few of the club members attended to say their goodbyes. They all drove their hot rods and had a police escort. Ben would have liked that. A big thank you to Nancy Rockwood‘s daughter for the beautiful flower arrangement sent on behalf of our club SOCRC. You will be missed Ben, rest peacefully. 

Please see Dennis Avery for anything any club clothing you would like. Or order them through Dennis’ email. Dick and Annie Bennett brought the new jackets to the meeting. She collected the money from for them and has some left. She will bring them to the next meeting. She has one for Denise, Dennis Avery, Richard Block, Barbara Block and Karl Sutherland. Show me the money! Thank you for all for paying upfront. 

New Business 
Potential new member: Jay Smith - welcome to the best car club in Orange County. 

The Christmas meeting will be held at the Dana Point Yacht Club. Bob and Carroll will be hosting the event, more details to follow. Thank you, Bob and Carol Whaler. Bob was voted in as their new Activities’ Director. Thank you, Bob, for announcing the upcoming functions. 

Trophy Hounds
Don Bierce won best convertible and David Friedman also won a trophy at the San Diego Mopar Club All American car show in Carlsbad. 

There was no raffle due to the having the silent auction. 

The Paddle 
Rich Thompson takes the paddle from Dick Bennett. Dick did not bring the Paddle to the meeting therefore he had to pay the one dollar fine! 

More New Stuff 
Denny has arranged for all members to have breakfast at Denny’s Restaurant in Lake Forest each Wednesday morning at 8 AM. Please attend for fellowship and food. The Xmas Parade has been shelved until the next meeting. The Hot August Day will be held in Garden Grove on August 17. The Lion Air Museum event will be held on Wednesday, August 15. Please call Dale for a car count. 

 Thank you for all who helped cleanup. The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 12 in the park. Laguna Niguel Regional Park. It will be the last picnic of the summer.

Upcoming Car Shows. 
August 9th, 10th and 11th Big Bear Fun Run in Big Bear City. 
August 17 Hot August Days Car Show in Garden Grove 
August 31 through September 1 Labor Day Cruise at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
September 6 Road Show Orange County Fairgrounds 5-7 PM
September 8 is the Belmont Shore Car Show 
September 15 Outriders Picnic 
September 8 Costa Mesa Hot Rod Hooters 1507 Costa Mesa Dr., Costa Mesa. 
September 22 Dana Point Car Show -register on line 
September 28 Cruising for a Cure Orange County Fairgrounds - we meet at 4:30 AM
October 4 Road Show Orange County Fairgrounds 5-7 PM

October 6 Laguna Beach Car Show 
October 12 Deuce Days in Buellton 
October 12 Placentia Car Show, Tri-City Park Placentia
December 14 Christmas (aka Holiday) Parade in Laguna Niguel 
TBD Christmas lights tour 
Cruising Grand in Escondido on a Friday to be announced 
The most popular car shows for our club are San Juan Capistrano’s Dog Show, Orange Circle, Steve McQueen, San Clemente, Cruisin’ for a Cure and Laguna Beach.

Meeting closed at 7:15 PM.

Happy Hotrodding!!!

Ongoing Events

Every second Thursday evening of each month (usually)-SOCRC Club Meeting* 
Every Wednesday morning - breakfast 8 am -Denny's on El Toro Road in Lake Forest
Every Saturday Morning - Donut Derelicts, Adams & Magnolia, Huntington Beach
Every Saturday Morning - Monarch Beach Plaza* – Crown Valley & PCH, Dana Point  
Every Saturday Morning (usually) - breakfast 8:30 am, NEW LOCATION: Sunrise Café, San Clemente
1st & last Sunday Morning - Million Dollar Breakfast Club – Enderle Center, Tustin
Last Sunday of the month (usually)-11 am-2 pm–Gasoline Alley at Original Mike’s, Santa Ana
*denotes most highly attended regular events by club members


If you would like events announced in the newsletter and at the meetings, please notify David Lockwood (frrrrp@cox.net) with the date, location, name of event and any contact information you might have.  

South Orange County Rods & Customs Monthly Activities For 2019

10-Thursday-Meeting Carrow’s Restaurant, Mission Viejo
19-Annual Jeff's Fun Run begins at Ken Grody Ford Buena Park,  
19-Hot Rod and Vintage Airplane Cruise-in and Barbeque, Cable Airport, Upland
25, 26, 27-Grand National Roadster Show, Pomona Fairplex

2-Saturday, Rotary-Care Car Show Aka Dog Show…www.SJCRotary.org/carshow
2-After party at Ingrid and David’s home
9 Dr. George Car Show, Indian Wells
13 -WEDNESDAY-Meeting Carrow’s Restaurant

1-3 Havasu Deuce Days, Lake Havasu, AZ
7-Thursday-Meeting Carrow’s Restaurant Mission Viejo
16-17 Classic Auto Show, Orange County Fairgrounds
24 Lake Forest II Car Show

5, 6, 7 -Friday –Saturday - Sunday… Good Guys Del Mar Nationals
11-Thursday-Meeting Carrow’s Restaurant Mission Viejo  
14-Sunday Orange Plaza Car Show, Orange
21 Heartbeat Happening, Escondido

May 2, 3, 4 5 -Thursday – Sunday…www.Morro Bay Car Show.org …2 or 3-night stay
TBD-5? Saturday- Costco -5 Freeway at Crown Valley) for the benefit of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) 8:30 am to noon – SOCRC Co-sponsors
9-Thursday-Meeting- Carrow’s Restaurant Mission Viejo
TBD -Muckenthaler, Fullerton
11 Long Beach K9 Officers 
18 All Pontiac, Yorba Linda 
26-Sunday-Fallbrook Vintage Car Club’s Annual Car Show

June1-Saturday -Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show –Chino – SOCRC featured at event!
1-Huntington Beach Concours
2-Sunday- Canyon Cruise
14-Thursday-Meeting/Picnic Laguna Niguel Regional Park
16-Saturday, San Clemente Car Show – SOCRC does parking
15-16-Saturday & Sunday–LA Roadster Show, Pomona
15 Porches in the Park- Sea terrace Park, Dana Point

4- July 4th Lake Forest Parade - participation canceled
11 - Thursday-Meeting/Picnic Laguna Niguel Regional Park
18-21 Deuce Days, Victoria, Canada
20-All American Car Show-benefits military -SOCRC sponsors trophy- contact Carroll Whaler 

6-11 Hot August Nights, Reno, Nevada
9-11 Thursday-Sunday-Fun Run, Big Bear Lake
8-Thursday-Meeting/Picnic Laguna Niguel Regional Park + Silent Auction

August 30,31, September 1 - Great Labor Day Cruise, Costa Mesa Fairgrounds
6 - Road Show, Orange County Fairgrounds 5-7 PM
12-Thursday- Meeting, Laguna Niguel Regional Park
15-Picnic by the Bay, San Diego
22 Dana Point Car Show
28-Saturday-Cruisin’ for a Cure, Costa Mesa Fairgrounds
-Dana Point Car Show
TBD-Enderlee Center Million $ Cruise 7-11 am

TBD 5? - Patriots and Paws, Canyon RV Park, Anaheim Hills
4 - Road Show, Orange County Fairgrounds 57- PM
6- Laguna Beach Car Show, Festival of the Arts
10-Thursday-Meeting- Coco’s Restaurant, Mission Viejo
12-Saturday-Placentia Heritage Car Show-club participation event!

7-Thursday-Meeting Coco’s Restaurant Mission Viejo
11 Veteran’s Day Car Show, Huntington Beach 

14-Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade
12 (?)-Thursday Nellie Gail Christmas Light Cruise
TBD-SOCRC Club Christmas Party and Meeting at Dana Point Yacht Club

(All information subject to change. Some dates are projected.) TBD= to be determined