By Marvin Landon

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to wish all members a very Happy New Year. We are planning many exciting club activities for 2000, including several track events and a charity fundraiser. Wally Clark will be heading up the Fundraiser Committee to choose the proper theme, and possible locations.

Tom Brockmiller has presented a calendar of events that contain many great activities for club members to enjoy. The following events highlight some of the New Year's activities:

  • Driving schools and other events that allow for track experience without racing.
  • A focus on club member's personal cars (something that we all think would have great interest), be it one car with its owners viewpoint or a collector amongst our club.
  • New ride and drive destinations with interesting points along the way.
  • Visits to auto restoration shops and technical tips from mechanics.

Our Board meetings are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, with a few exceptions, such as hosted meetings. The meetings are generally scheduled to be held at the Radisson on El Segundo, near LAX.

I would like to thank Earl Gandel for a "job well done" as our volunteer editor. It takes a lot of work to maintain our high standards, and his enthusiasm will be greatly missed. I also want to thank all of those who write articles and take pictures. Rose Cogan, who relentlessly attracts advertisers and nearly covers the entire expense for the newsletter, deserves a thank you. A special thanks to all of you who participate in planning, as well as those of you who work on our events, and help our club throughout the year.

We continue to believe the newsletter is the catalyst for success, enabling us to show our members who we are and what we do. Our newsletter was founded by Jeff Littrell, whose inspiration directed it to be one of the highest rated newsletters in the country.

The club is healthy, active and consistently gaining new members. I am honored to be a part of it. Come join us, as we plan the club's activities.