South Orange County Rods & Customs
February 2019, Newsletter

  President                        Bob Whaler (714) 925-1224
  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, March 14, 2018
Where: Cocos (formerly Carrow's) Restaurant
28502 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 364-5915
Near Avery and the #5 Freeway
5:30 PM for Dinner
6:15 PM +/- for Club Meeting

Club meeting at Cocos Restaurant in Mission Viejo
February 13, 2019
Meeting opened at 6:10 PM. 

South Orange County Rods and Customs Monthly Meeting  
There were 44 people in attendance. 

President’s Report
Bob open the meeting at 6:10. He thanked Olga, the waitress, for a job well done. Bob also thanked Nancy Rockwood for that valentine candies on the tables.
 It was also Scott and Anne‘s third meeting.
Bob mentioned that there are signs on roads in Laguna Niguel for noise and speeding. Please be careful out there. Also pay your dues if you have not paid them. Make the check out to South Orange County Rods and Customs and get them to Jim Boka.

Treasurer’s Report
Jim Boka gave his report. The treasury started out good. Jim collected dues of $635. The 50-50 raffle was $125. Balance as of February 13 is better.

Activity Report 
Dennis announced there is a cruise to Bakersfield on February 27. National Street Rod Association and it’s always a good show with as many as 10,000 cars. 
Also, the Doubletree Hotel is only $49 per night for our club. Stormin’ Norman‘s Car Show is on April 13 there will be more information at a later date. 
Bob announced that the Orange Circle car was sold out the first day. He said that David bought about half of them and is selling them at a premium (???).
The Havasu Deuce Days cruise is on February 28 until March 3. 
Bill Story‘s road trip to Oceanside and car museum was canceled due to the rain. 
The Rotary Care Car Show, also known as the Dog Show, was canceled also due to rain. It was all arranged for the following weekend but was rained out again. The Rotary Club will refund your money or you can donate the money for the cause.
 Denny talked about the Boys’ Republic Car Show held in Chino. This is the Friends of Steve McQueen show. Steve McQueen built a lot of the buildings (like the kitchen) for this great cause to help troubled young men. All the students cook their own meals, work on the farm and go to school at the Boys’ Republic. They also make all the trophies for this for the winning participants There were 26 of our club cars last year. This car show is the Boy’s Republic’s primary fundraiser. Please attend and support these young men. The Bullitt Mustang car from the movie will be there. Also, when you register please be sure to write out South Orange County Rods and Customs on the application. 

Trophy Hounds
There were no trophies and there were no car shows due to the bad weather. 

Rachel Perez, Ben Buchanan and Nedra Fawcett. Happy birthday to you!
It was also Dick and Nedra Fawcett’s 62nd wedding anniversary. They brought a great cake to share with the club. So, thank you so much Dick and Nedra and happy anniversary. 

New Business
Frank Miles past a sympathy card for members to sign for Richard Crabagon (SP?) as he had passed away. He was not a member of the car club but he came to lots of shows. He was a great friend of our club. He was 74 years old. Rest in peace dear friend.

The Paddle 
It was Herb’s Lieberman’s turn for the Paddle as he broke down twice in one day, two different cars, both on the tow truck. No laughing please. David was sad to give up the Paddle as he had made a special hook to hang it up in his garage. Herb is now the new owner of the Paddle.

Rachel Perez won the raffle $125 for her and $125 for the club. Thank you so much to Nancy Rockwood that also brought boxes of Valentine chocolates to raffle off. The winning ladies of the chocolates are Nancy, Rachel and Debra. 

Car Shows Announced

2/28 to 3/2 Deuce Days in Lake Havasu 
3/16 and 3/17 Classic Auto Show at Orange County Fairgrounds - new show. 
4/5 to 4/7 Good Guys in Delmar. Most of us will go Saturday 
4/14 Orange Circe Car Show it is sold out. We will meet at the Rite Aid it at Tustin and Chapman Avenue at 5:30 as usual. 
5/2 to 5/5 Morro Bay Cruise 
5/31 to 6/1 Steve McQueen show at Boy’s Republic. Register before February 28 please. We had 26 cars last year.  The theme is the Towering Inferno. 
8/9 to 8/11 Big Bear Car Show Please sign up with Bob Whaler right away so he knows how many spaces to reserve for our cars.

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, location announced, usually Tommy’s 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
16-Saturday –LA Roadster Show, Pomona

4- July 4th Lake Forest Parade 
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
12-Thursday- Meeting, Laguna Niguel Regional Park
15 Outrider’s Picnic Near Irvine Lake
28-Saturday-Cruisin’ for a Cure, Costa Mesa Fairgrounds
TBD-Dana Point Car Show
TBD-Enderlee Center Million $ Cruise 7-11 am

TBD 5? - Patriots and Paws, Canyon RV Park, Anaheim Hills
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 

7-Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade
12 (?)-Thursday Nellie Gail Christmas Light Cruise
TBD-SOCRC Club Christmas Party and Meeting

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