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President?s Message

By: Wally Clark

Your new Board is working hard on getting the Club better organized. With our new Editor of the newsletter, Earl Gandel, we will get the newsletter out more timely. We are working on the 1998 calendar of events and already have some events planned. The Board is meeting monthly to discuss a number of items that affect the Club. Input from Club members is always welcome and if you would like to attend a Board meeting, let me know.

As I write this, we are preparing for the Ferrari Concours at the Los Angeles Vintage Grand Prix. It seems like August has been one car event after another! Monterey was great as always. There were 130 Ferraris on the grass at the Quail Lodge and the 50th Anniversary display at Pebble Beach was outstanding. I thought that this year's Pebble Beach Concours was one of the best shows there in years.

By now most of you know that the Santa Barbara Concours was cancelled. The organizers of the Newport Beach Concours asked us, as a Club, to provide a Ferrari display celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Ferrari, on which we’ll report next time.

We are also planning to have an FCA meeting in the Petersen when the 50th Anniversary display comes to an end. There will be an auction of the various posters, photos, etc. at that time. Please see the Calendar on Page 3 of this issue.