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Preserving the antique & classic car culture for future generations

AACA MINUTES

JUNE 26 2023

LOWER MANNING PARK

Attendence: 31 6:03 p.m.

Dinner on own

Pledge led by Bob Burtness

Joke by Dana

Birthdays in June | John Self, Brian, Andrea, Laura, Scott

Welcome New Members! Michael and John Self; John Mello,

Treasurers Report-Bob Burtness ; balance $ 3,479.05; $226.28 to Tri Valley Trophy

Bronze Sponsor-$1,000.; CA California Car Clubs-$500.; Pilgrim Terrace $1,055.77

$335.00 Auction deposit

Secretary Report is posted to our ‘award winning’ website (aacasb.org)~Nollie Lei >>>See

website (Alma Middleton). Updates on the September tour….

New Business

Pilgrim Terrace: May cancellation due to short staff. Pilgrim Terrace is a HUD financed

institution, legal position is that we no longer can hold meetings there. Harry’s restaurant

being approached by Dana. Michael suggested the Brass Bear.

Father’s Day show at Casadorinda; 50 cars in all categories. Mike Cleary got ‘Best of Show’

with his Bigatti. Excellent show, per Mike Cleary, Casadorinda residents offered good

questions. Woody, Dana, Jim, Bob also participated. Dana and Andrea received ‘Best

Dressed’ award. Lunch followed on the patio.

Old Business

Lori Brown MD-Mary Gates AACA National Tour 2023 Report; AACA eligible car

(25 yrs); AACA member

Please consider volunteering for the Tour! There are plenty of positions needing to be filled!

Still looking for more participants. More individual events being discussed. Single day tours

available being priced. First nite: Choose tour , drive on own pace, give back to the

community tour (assemble to visit retirement facilities, schools-via ‘caravan’) Dinner at a

Winery. Return and stay overnite and leave following morning after Breakfast.

 

AACA Meeting Minutes

June 26, 2023 – Lower Manning Park

Thursday nite is another unique single nite offering.

Mike and Laura Cleary commented, …being Touring ‘junkies’, it’s not only

the cars, but meeting the ‘people’ and, as a result know people from all

over the world. For those concerned about the day with Hwy 154 trip, one

can use the ‘day’ car.

Please consider volunteering for the Tour! There are plenty of positions needing

filling!

 

UCSB Race Club: Started 2 years ago, Formula SE car from scratch. Purpose is to

produce well rounded engineers. Run electric cars. Mechanical and electrical

engineers. Chose electrical car; passing technical. ‘Hypercar’ category. Collegiate

level. Each team builds its own, open wheel, goes thru course, 22 km on a single

battery. Funding from individuals and corporations. Our club would like a fieldtrip,

but awaiting return of the car. Mike will pay for 3 memberships of the UCSB race

club. Membership about 45; infrequent meets about 100. Ecole Technologie. Our

speakers were Cesar Castillo, Aran, Sandhu, and Victoria. Contact

ucsantabarbarasae@gmail.com Need to have truck towed from Pasadena back to

UCSB and a place to store the vehicle with hope to work on the car during the

summer.

Fourth of July – Free concert at the Sunken Gardens 5-6pm.

25 th Anniversary ‘Cars R Us’ at the Timbers July 8 th ; $25 per person for dinner. Per

Scott Wenz.

Adjourned: 6:54pm

AACA MEETING

MAY 29,2023

PILGRIM TERRACE

MEETING CANCELLED

AACA MINUTES

APRIL 24, 2023

PILGRIM TERRACE.

 

As confirmed during the recent Annual Meeting, monthly meetings will continue to meet

at The Pilgrim Terrace ~ 649 Pilgrim Terrace Drive (off Modoc Road) for $27.00 per

person

Raffled book-Jim Crook winner! Thank you Maria McCall and Uncle Bud

Pledge led by Joe

Danely Joke by

Dana

Birthdays in April | Randy, Nollie Lei

Welcomed New Members by Linda Rosso

Treasurers Report-Bob Burtness ; balance $4,017.03

Report on Roy Miller: Had replacement of an aerotic valve a week ago and 6

by-passes. Released today and he's at home-visited Roy and he looks

great!

Secretary Report is posted to our website (aacasb.org)~Nollie Lei >>>See

website (Alma Middleton)

Lori Brown MD-Mary Gates AACA National Tour 2023 Report-Update.

Website went live March 15

 

th. AACA National commented on the informative

event. Dana emphasized members should register since Tour limiting to 60 cars.

***Please volunteer***

CCCA is a group based in Sacramento, lobby for our hobby. Wants club

to continue to support. Concensus approved $500. continued support.

National Tour-Dana wants club support of $1,000. Consensus approved

 

The Community Hot Rod Project-South Coast Church, expecting 200 cars

Report on Community Hot Rod Project-From Expo to full Vocational-Help needed

Sat May 20th 9-3pm. Contact Dana

Or Kevin Haeberle to enter your car

 

AACA Meeting Minutes

April 24, 2023 – The Pilgrim

 

Terrace (2)

Speaker-Mayor Randy Rouse (Wife Janice)

Road repairs , how our money is being used.

AACA MINUTES

PILGRIM TERRACE

MARCH 27, 2023

Attendence: 35 (30 meals only)

As confirmed during the recent Annual Meeting, monthly meetings will continue to meet at

The Pilgrim Terrace ~ 649 Pilgrim Terrace Drive (off Modoc Road) for $27.00 per person

Pledge led by Joe Danely

Joke by Dana (get some comments)

Birthdays in March | Candy, Frank, Jeff

Welcome New Members! Mini, Diane, Connor, Dusty Baker, Jerry, Brad, Rick & Jennie

(friends of Clearys) ; Ernest + Bill (Corvette)

Treasurers Report-Bob Burtness ; balance $ 5,504.78 (March expense $202.78 Board meal)

‘4’ new members signed up!

Secretary Report is posted to our website (aacasb.org)~Nollie Lei >>>See website (Alma

Middleton)

Lori Brown MD-Mary Gates AACA National Tour 2023 Report-Update.

Website went live March 15th. AACA National commented on the informative event.

Dana emphasized members should register since Tour limiting to 60 cars.

Please consider volunteering for the Tour! There are plenty of positions needing

filling!

New Business

Report on Community Hot Rod Project-From Expo to full Vocational-Help needed Sat May 20th

9-3pm

 

AACA Meeting Minutes

 

March 27, 2023 – The Pilgrim Terrace (2)

 

Old Business

Garage Tour March 25, 2023 ~Saturday General Lyon’s Magnificent Car and Airplane

Collections-March 4-Comments by Mike Cleary, a car he worked on was there-Esquire article

‘What would they look like now”? WW11 and pre-WW11 cars primarily. Garages that we

will see are: Jimmy Johnson’s Collection (about 70 cars, run by son now), and 50s-60s

trucks. Dan Kolageski Shop, Bruce Terry, Joji Barris and Maureen Magnuson with a

tour of the Magnuson Supercharger Factory and lastly, Mullin Museum & Murphy

Museum

Speaker-Jeff Paley-My years at Chevrolet

 

Adjourned: 8:05pm

AACA Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2023 

The Pilgrim Terrace

 

7:04pm

As confirmed during the recent Annual Meeting, monthly meetings will continue to meet at The

Pilgrim Terrace ~ 649 Pilgrim Terrace Drive (off Modoc Road)

Dinner is $27.00 per person in cash | or check payable to: AACA Santa Barbara

(Staff: Sebastian, Juanita, Franco, Marlo, Sergio)

Pledge led by Joe Danely

Joke by Joe and Dana

Birthdays in February | Joe Danely, Dolores, Scott, Brad, Mary

Welcome New Members! Mini, Diane, Connor, Dusty Baker, Jerry, Brad, Rick & Jennie

(friends of Clearys) ; Ernest + Bill (Corvette)

Treasurers Report-Bob Burtness ; balance $ 5,500.16; $264.00 website renewal+ new

memberships

Secretary Report is posted to our website (aacasb.org)~Nollie Lei >>>See website (Alma

Middleton)

*Big Announcement! National Website Award! ~thank you Alma!!!!!

New Business

General Lyon’s Magnificent Car and Airplane Collections

March 4, 2023 @8 am prompt Miramar parking lot

Old Business

Garage Tour March 25, 2023 ~Saturday, 9:00am, we will meet at the parking lot in front of the

Miramar and travel to Ventura. Some fabulous Garages that we will see are: Jimmy Johnson’s

Collection (about 70 cars, run by son now), Dan Kolageski, Bruce Terry, Joji Barris and Maureen

Magnuson with a tour of the Magnuson Supercharger Factory

Lori Brown MD-Mary Gates AACA National Tour 2023 Report; AACA eligible car

(25 yrs); AACA member

 

AACA Meeting Minutes

 

February 27, 2023 – The Pilgrim Terrace

 

Scott Wenz | Cars R Us -Change daylight savings time. Requested AACA SB

region support.

Kevin Haeberle-2 nd Annual Sunday May 21, 2023 | Glen Annie Golf Course-needs

volunteers!

Alma Middleton-Asked for pictures of members’ cars and pets (‘Cars & Canines’)

Please consider volunteering for the Tour! There are plenty of positions needing

filling!

Speaker-Bruce Terry & Dana Newquist-Creation of Platypus. Bruce is a

fabricator. 1948 Republic Sea Plane, original frame; design/build. 1948

Mercury V8 was used; using original plane framework and door.

***Next meeting speaker: Jeff Paley

Adjourned: 8:05pm

AACA Meeting Minutes

JANUARY 30, 2023

The Pilgrim Terrace

 

6:17 pm Introductions of Pilgrim Terrace staff

New meeting site had beautiful tables set to accommodate all that attended and food was served to the tables. Unless

advised otherwise, we will continue to hold our meetings here. $27.00 for dinner ($25.00 per person and $2.00 tip for

the staff

Pilgrim Terrace | 649 Pilgrim Terrace Drive

*****************************************

Tour help needed. Sign ups on the tables

Mary’s presentation of the Tour:

The Western National Tour will take place!! Hopefully you’ve seen our 1/2 page teaser ad which was scheduled to come

out in the Jan/Feb edition of Antique Automobile on January 15th. We will begin taking registrations when our next 1/2

page ad appears in the March/April edition. Tour Routes. We’ve completed our three days of tour routes, including

maps and mile markers (do you need copies of these?). We're currently gathering information for all points of interest

and lunch restaurants in each of our tour areas.

1. Day 1 is a fun wine trail tour of lovely backroads filled with beautiful oaks and vineyards, including Ballard and Foxen

Canyons. Participants can stop at their preferred wineries and taste as much or as little as they like. If there are

nondrinkers, there will be plenty of enjoyment in the beautiful drive itself as well as other fun points of interest along

the way that they can pick and choose themselves. Lunch will be on your own in the quaint and historic town of Los

Olivos. The tour continues and ends later in the afternoon at our host hotel. A fun Santa Maria-Style BBQ dinner and

dancing (included in registration fee) is five minutes from our host hotel under the stars at a local historic vineyard

where hayrides and a selection of friendly vineyard pets, including sweet alpacas call home.

2. Day 2 takes us up and over a fabled Pony Express backroad to beautiful Santa Barbara. The drive affords beautiful

vistas and lookout points along the way, and offers one of the most spectacular views of Santa Barbara’s coastline as we

descend. We drive by Santa Barbara’s historic Mission, and park together in the city center where participants have

walking access to art galleries, shopping, restaurants, and museums, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art,

Historic Arlington Theater, etc. Lunch will be on your own with so many wonderful choices. We will also offer docent-led

tours of the Santa Barbara Courthouse (America's second most photographed, architecturally significant building - No

additional fee for this tour as it is included in our registration fee.) We will also offer the first 80 participants to register

the opportunity to hop on our local “LandShark” tour. For an optional $40 per person, participants can board an

amphibious vehicle that offers a narrated 1.5 hour tour of significant points of interest including a water tour of the

Santa Barbara Harbor and just beyond to visit and say hi to local wildlife including pelicans, seals and other marine life.

1/22/23, 3:38

 

PM Gmail - 2023 Western Regional Tour Update

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ik=9e6866bdc9&view=pt&search=all&permthid=thread-

f%3A1755515365021788736&simpl=msg-f%3A1755515365… 2/6 We continue our drive with an option of visiting one or

two additional significant Santa Barbara locations - The beautiful Sterns Wharf, and/or our lovely Santa Barbara Harbor.

Both afford a number of interesting and unique points of interest as well as ice cream! We are currently working with

our Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to hopefully (finger’s crossed) schedule a Harbor Visit by “Mystic Whaler”, a steel-

hulled representation of a 19th-century merchant schooner with 3,000 square feet of sail, which we are hoping will be

available for docent-led tours during our visit. From this location we return to our host hotel via CA-101. A “No-Host"

Happy Hour will take place walking distance from our host hotel at a wonderful local brewery, “Firestone”. A group tour

is available, and they do serve dinner there. Dinner will be on your own at this location or a location of each participant’s

choosing.

3. Day 3 finds us exploring local backroads and a historic California Mission before landing ourselves in Solvang, the

Central Coast’s authentically Danish, American town. We will enjoy a lovely drive to La Purisima Mission, a historic

California mission established in 1787 by the Franciscan Order. Tours are available. Our drive continues to CA-1, then on

to the infamous Santa Rita Hills via the beautifully scenic, winding, and rolling hills of Santa Rosa Road. One stop along

the way at LaFond winery. Then, on we go to Solvang with its unique landmarks, plentiful museums, endless shopping,

flowers, old world architecture, and authentic food and bakeries. Lunch on your own this day in Solvang. Our lovely

Finale Banquet Dinner begins at 5:30 with appetizers and “No-Host” cocktails. A fine dining seated dinner will be served

at 7:00 pm followed by our 2023 Western Regional Tour Closing Program, and dancing.

***Dinner*

7:10 PM Meeting begins with pledge

Joke….

New members: Gordon , Mr. Bellamy, Don brought daughter Sandy.

Remember renewal dues to pay-$35.00 locally; on line for national.

Officer nomination ballots on tables; complete and leave on table

Annual meeting Feb 12, 2023-Lower Manning park 11am lunch, Noon meeting.

Arranged tour; member of CCCA-General Lyons March 4 , El Segundo -Cap at #11 for $75.00

Lyon collection in Newport. On return

Treasurers’ report $5,338.06 SB Club 5381. Two members renewed, 11 members remaining to renew.

Tonite’s speaker: Seth Hammond. Started with being asked to deliver some supplies to a family that was stranded in the

back country, in the Manzana Canyon. They were cut off from the roads due to heavy rain and they were there for 3

weeks without any supplies for their family and animals. On the first day, they delivered by helicopter-3 trips 400 lbs per

trip. During that time, Seth was asked to take the mail and it occurred to Seth that his father had done this 89 years ago

when he delivered mail and supplies to San Miguel Island to the Lester family. So ironic that here they were almost 100

years apart, doing the same thing by air; deliveries to family and done on a voluntary basis.

 

Adjourned 7:43 pm

AACA CHRISTMAS PARTY

DECEMBER 16, 2022

NO MEETING 

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF DECEMBER 26, 2022

Santa Barbara Club

CHRISTMAS PARTY

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 31, 2022

Driving Ms. Daisy Antiques and Consignment

George Lee, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust

Guest Speaker

MINUTES PENDING

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF OCTOBER 31, 2022

NO MEETING

Sharkey's Pizza

HALLOWEEN PARTY

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

Lower Manning Park – 5:30PM

 

Meetings continue at Lower Manning Park until another venue warrants it for the fall/winter meetings.

‘Bring your own dinner’ continues to help reduce treasury loss from lack of RSVP from prior attempts.

Attendance: 20

5:46 pm Pledge led by Joe Danely

Joke by Dana~

Two birthdays in September 2022 – Happy Birthday!

Introduced Jerry Bellamy (new member) . Dana met him 35 years ago. 1960 entered Seminary, ordained as

a Catholic priest in 1972 at Guadalupe parish for 5 years. 1982 retired and married. Adrianne, wife and 2

children. Restored a 1947 ’62 series’ Cadillac. Back in Santa Barbara and wants to get back to automobile

restoration. Presented with complimentary AACA National membership. Introduced by Seth and wife and

Joe Rosco. Jerry married one of Dana’s nieces.

Treasurer’s report by Bob Burtness – balance is $ 4,481 plus two renewal checks totaling $70.00 received

today. Reminding renewal of national membership-can be done on line. Send local renewals to Bob Burtness.

(1580 Oramas Road, Santa Barbara 93103)

New venues for fall meetings….per Dana

Harry’s still not responsive due to lack of staff

Moby Dick and Harbor restaurant – good responses. No charge for the room or ‘limit’ $35 per person

…but search continues….open to suggestions

Lemon Festival – had car show (per Joe Danely) who saw about 90 cars, good turnout, good weather. Open a

motorcross – in all a good program. Show 9-3.

Val Verde -Joe Danely; visited 4 senior homes, taking a ‘caravan’. They wanted do a ‘Car Show’. We would

be provided the parking area – comfortable for 15 cars, ample room between cars. Maybe do Vista Del Monte

too-spend an hour in each location…Set for November 15 – Sunday afternoon; 1-2pm and 2-3pm

Membership – Dana has 3 complimentary memberships for AACA National -GIVEN out. Have them

completed and hope for next meeting.

Speaker – Lori Brown. National tour set for 9/25>9/29 2023 given national approval. SY Marriott very

receptive to our request; block of rooms, no limit for booking. Soliciting – cap entries at 60 cars includes one

driver and one person. Need volunteers for sub committees, eventually on hands help. Arrive on Monday and

leave Friday. Stay at one hotel and do sightseeing. Keeping to ‘welcome’ reception per national guidelines.

Several loops with wine visit, etc. ‘Pierce Arrow’ meet -made Dana realizing was the importance of

amenities which led to SY Marriott (banquet hall, room rate, daily parking, etc.) ‘AACA ‘eligible’ vehicle.

National will provide a ‘Tour Liason’ to scrutinize the details. Dana mentioned that National does have a

presence-the Board and maybe their cars too.

Closing comments – Per Mike Cleary, McPherson college – similar to Kevin Haeberle’s ‘Community Project’

Teaching kids about cars! Dana reminded us about Kevin’s ongoing search for a permanent location.

6:30pm Adjourned

 

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 29, 2022

Lower Manning Park 5:30pm

 

The meeting continues on the ‘bring your own dinner’ approach for the summer until

such time a new location is determined as we head into our fall/winter meeting months.

PLEDGE led by Joe Danely leading to the ‘Joke’ of the day then recognition of members

celebrating their birthdays in August!

Treasurer’s Report by Bob Burtness

Checkbook balance as of 8/29:  $4406.14

Membership list remains unchanged from July as there were no renewals at either level.  This

process occurs between late September and Dec. 31 (although there are always stragglers who

pay after this membership expiration date).  

The last quarter of the year coincides with the membership renewal notice from HQ AACA via

The Antique Automobile.  While I always know who and who has not renewed at the region level

at any given time, I do not check the membership “lookup” on the AACA site, but merely go by

what the member tells me.  If I am not told about it, I leave the existing dates on the roster.

Upon receipt of a region membership renewal, I always acknowledge by e-mail and ask if the

national membership  has been renewed.   Sometimes I receive an answer, and sometimes I do

not.

 

The status of our national membership is revealed in the HQ AACA response to  the secretary’s

report to national NLT March 1.  HQ AACA advises the secretary, as I understand it, who has

and who has not renewed.  Such records have been known to be inaccurate, especially with the

complimentary national memberships which took almost a year to resolve.

Financial projection:  If all present members renew their region memberships by the end of

the year, we will have an additional $1820.00 in the treasury.  

Projected disbursements include $110.00 for region liability insurance (due next month) plus any

amounts the region decides to give to charity between now and December 31.  Since we donated

$100.00 to the AACA Museum in January and $500.00 to the Community Hotrod Project in

February, I do not anticipate any more donations before December 31 but could be wrong.  This

depends upon the whims of the  brethren at any given time.

 

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 29, 2022

Lower Manning Park 5:30pm

 

New Business

1. Swap Meet-Bring Unneeded parts, tools etc.

2. Auction/Donation Parts

Old Business

1. Lori Brown MD-AACA National Tour 2023

Report on Committee trip to Santa Ynez Marriott

2. Roy Miller-Report on Car Week, Pebble Beach

3. Dana Newquist-Report on San Marino Classic

4. Dolores Johnson-Montecito Motor Classic

*Membership Month is Every Month-Bring a friend(s)

Featured Speaker-Michael Cleary-Touring Around the World

 

Special note: These minutes was consolidated by many, in my absence on this day

Nollie Lei Dawson, AACA Secretary

 

 

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 29, 2022

Lower Manning Park 5:30pm

 

The meeting continues on the ‘bring your own dinner’ approach for the summer until

such time a new location is determined as we head into our fall/winter meeting months.

PLEDGE led by Joe Danely leading to the ‘Joke’ of the day then recognition of members

celebrating their birthdays in August!

 

Treasurer’s Report by Bob Burtness

Checkbook balance as of 8/29:  $4406.14

Membership list remains unchanged from July as there were no renewals at either level.  This

process occurs between late September and Dec. 31 (although there are always stragglers who

pay after this membership expiration date).  

The last quarter of the year coincides with the membership renewal notice from HQ AACA via

The Antique Automobile.  While I always know who and who has not renewed at the region level

at any given time, I do not check the membership “lookup” on the AACA site, but merely go by

what the member tells me.  If I am not told about it, I leave the existing dates on the roster.

Upon receipt of a region membership renewal, I always acknowledge by e-mail and ask if the

national membership  has been renewed.   Sometimes I receive an answer, and sometimes I do

not.

The status of our national membership is revealed in the HQ AACA response to  the secretary’s

report to national NLT March 1.  HQ AACA advises the secretary, as I understand it, who has

and who has not renewed.  Such records have been known to be inaccurate, especially with the

complimentary national memberships which took almost a year to resolve.

Financial projection:  If all present members renew their region memberships by the end of

the year, we will have an additional $1820.00 in the treasury.  

Projected disbursements include $110.00 for region liability insurance (due next month) plus any

amounts the region decides to give to charity between now and December 31.  Since we donated

$100.00 to the AACA Museum in January and $500.00 to the Community Hotrod Project in

February, I do not anticipate any more donations before December 31 but could be wrong.  This

depends upon the whims of the  brethren at any given time.

 

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 29, 2022

Lower Manning Park 5:30pm

 

New Business

1. Swap Meet-Bring Unneeded parts, tools etc.

2. Auction/Donation Parts

Old Business

1. Lori Brown MD-AACA National Tour 2023

Report on Committee trip to Santa Ynez Marriott

2. Roy Miller-Report on Car Week, Pebble Beach

3. Dana Newquist-Report on San Marino Classic

4. Dolores Johnson-Montecito Motor Classic

*Membership Month is Every Month-Bring a friend(s)

Featured Speaker-Michael Cleary-Touring Around the World

 

Special note: These minutes was consolidated by many, in my absence on this day

Nollie Lei Dawson, AACA Secretary

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 25, 2022

Lower Manning Park 5:30pm

Nollie, Club Secretary will be sending the July minutes upon her return from her European trip.

AACA MEETING MINUTES JUNE 27, 2022

Lower Manning Park – 5:30PM

MINUTES

 

6:00 pm Pledge -Joe Danley

6:20 Mr. Roy Lassen bought old parts.

Jeff Paley

Tim Gracey-retired -friend of Joe Danley

Mike works with Superior Brakes

Page and Celine Patterson. Expert on cadillacs(Page) Joe Paley’s friends

Freebie park usage; friendship with Doug Norton, retired Ranger. 4 th of July event-Montecito Journal for

Map.

Birthdays: Alma, Ryan, Herman, Laura

New business: Reinstate the Summer Party. Catered dinner on Monday, July 25-starting 5:30pm

2 hr rent free – for $500.00 +

Fathers’ Day Event: Orwin reported on the event. 3 prior events. Main parking lot with 31 cars , 6 catergories.

Followed by SB club brunch. 225 attended. 5 classes, all present could vote, excluding owners entering cars in

their class.

Vintage Trailer Show, last Saturday-Joe Danley (late notice) put on the Murphy Auto Museum. This year

Oxnard ; 37+ trailers; some cars from the Museum. Good attendance (300 paid in the a.m.) Hoping for better

advertising 2023

Natl AACA tour – with Lori Brown. Pierce Arrow event by Dana; commented positively of using the Marriott in

Buelton. Great parking!! $165. With no parking fee was attractive. Good place to hub out of… Meet be late Sept

to Oct 2023. 4 day event.

Raffle: Bags

Speaker – Jeff Paley. Since 1972 – Dana to get a 50 year pin from National for Jeff! Engineer for

Chevrolet (Roy Miller over 40 years… Bob B. 25-30 years. Earlier contributed many items for our Raffle. How

involved and about Clarence Kramer and WW2 work. At assisted living site, Donna Kramer took care of Heddie

and later took care Heddie, then now Jeff. Don Kramer had his grandfathers’ history. Worked for Ford Motor

Company, supervising 1172 employees. 31 patents and during the war the WW2 jeep; he had patent for window,

seat, stamped one piece grill; 1936-37 seat patent. Retractable hard top. 55 wrap around windshield. Matter of

weeks from concept/design to prototype. 280K Willies manufactured. Bantam had a good design (originated the

design) but Quartermaster was not sure of time production. Clarence Kramer ’42 Glider, 4202 produced

1942>1945. Amphibious jeep with 6,000 for production-but was a failure; lacked consulting. Retired 1967; died

1997. Willis and Ford grill; openings different. Clarence was the designer of the 1955 T-Bird. GP (General

Purpose) called ‘Jeep’. Herman applauded Jeff Paley’s presentation.

 

Dana Newquist-President (sbdana@aol.com)

 

Roy Miller~Vice-President

Bob Burtness-Treasurer (labcats@verizon.net)

Nollie Lei Dawson-Secretary (aaca.sb.sect@gmail.com)

 

AACA MEETING JUNE 27, 2022

Lower Manning Park – 5:30PM

MINUTES

 

The war carried Willies; to 20 years after the war. Mike Cleary mentioned M151 Ford Jeep; lighter, faster; swing

axles. He tested the engine. Interesting feature. If the oil pressure was low, it would shut down the engine!

Ignition went thru the oil pressure! This error was corrected!

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AACA MEETING MINUTES OF MAY 23, 2022

MULLIGAN'S RESTAURANT

Mulligan’s at SB Golf Course- 5:30pm-6.40pm 

Committee Members Attending:

Lori Brown 

Neil Graffy

Kevin Haeberle

Orwin Middleton

Alma Rose Middleton

 

Old Business

  1. Quick review and adjustment of tasks-

              Hotel negotiations - Dana and Lori

Proposal for Wine tour activities and route- Mike and Laura 

               Proposal for South tour route and activities- Kevin and Orwin

               Reagan Library tour- Dana and Maria

               History of Santa Barbara welcome presentation- Neal

               Recommendations/proposed sites for local tour- Neal

               Welcome reception/dinner ideas- Kevin and Neal

               Registration form - Maria 

               Flyers, photos and website presence- Alma Rose

2.          Update on hotel negotiations- Lori updated the group with the “guarantee” required by Hilton SB that we book at least 20 rooms x 4 nights (= approx. $25,000) in order to received the room block, reduced rate, discounted resort fee and free parking for one car. 

Dana has emailed National AACA to get input on whether we can be sure we will get that many out-of-area registrations/hotel bookings. We have not yet heard back. Montecito Inn is considering a “courtesy block” which would not require a minimum number of booked rooms, but have not responded to repeated calls.

3.          Tour Route and breakdown of days and events- see shared Google Doc with updated proposed outline of schedule  

 

 

 

New Business

  1. Welcome reception dinner- Kevin offered his connection at Santa Barbara Carriage Museum for Monday, October 16th, 2023. He has connections with full catering of Santa Maria style BBQ. We all discussed the option of no host bar at the Museum, supplying non-alcoholic beverages. Time proposed was 6:30-9pm or so, to allow time for guests to arrive at the hotel and then have reception. Starting with appetizers at 6:30 and dinner at 7 or 7:15pm Neal gave a talk on the history of Santa Barbara and the car history of the area.

  2. Lori gave a brief overview of the Cleary's recent trial run to wine country. They recommended trying to arrange a Solvang car parking on the main street and a time for people to explore, shop and find lunch on their own. More when they are back…

  3. Brief discussion of Day#3 with option of Reagan Library tour vs local Santa Barbara Tour.

Kevin suggested a tour and dinner at the Stow House- through his many valuable connections in town. Kevin also has an option for a rental bus that will be less expensive (and less luxurious) than an Airbus. Will spend more time developing this day and options when Dana and Maria can join us.

4.          South tour day Proposed for Day#4- Thursday- We discussed by Kevin and Orwin- Mullin Museum is a must. Kevin also suggested the Car Vault in Santa Paula. Concern over the distance and that traffic that will be an issue on the back roads on the way home. 

*Since this will be the night of the Closing dinner at the Santa Barbara Club, I would suggest we switch the Day#2 and Day#4 schedules. Wine country day will be a shorter day than the South tour day. I will switch these on the Google Doc- open to suggestions, of course.

5.          Lori will forward Pierce Arrow flyer to group by email and share Google Doc for people to update and edit.

 

Next meeting will be 30 minutes before the AACA meeting next Monday, 5/30/22- agenda to update hotel info-Dana, discuss any updates to Carriage Museum availability and catering details by Kevin, discuss reordering or Day#2 and Day#4.

Attendance:  33

6PM - Dana Newquist calls meeting to order

Pledge of Allegiance by Joe Danley

6:26pm - Lori introduces sample registration form for National Tour to be hosted in Santa Barbara

6:31 - Mike and Laura introduce the proposal for the Wine Tour for the National Tour

6:37 - Dana discusses the Reagan Library tour

6:41.- Neal discusses the history of Santa Barbara for the National Tour

6:47 - Maria discusses the flyers and registration form for the National Tour

6:56 - List of hotels are previewed by Dana and club members

7:02 - Meeting called to order by Dana 

AACA MEETING MIUTES

APRIL 24, 2022

MINUTES PENDING

 

                                                                                  

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF MARCH 28, 2022 

MULLIGAN'S RESTAURANT

 

Attendance:  “36” Recorded

 

6:00PM Dana Newquist called meeting to order

 

Pledge of Allegiance by Joe Danley

 

6:34PM MEMBER GUESTS ARE INTRODUCED.

 

Freddy San Juan  gave us a little history on ????

 

Jim Crook intoducted his guests….Catherine from Passionate Living TV show, Gary with Toyota for many years. First American president for Toyota, 8000 employees under him, new car were manufactured one every 30 seconds.

 

Kevin H introduced his guest, his dad Carl. His dad was very involved with cars and taught Kevin everything he knows about cars.

 

6:42PM ANNOUNCEMENTS by the following are made.

Kevin H

Dan 

Neil

 

6:45PM Silly joke by Dana 

 

6:49PM $4696.76 balance in checking account.

 

6:50PM Alma introduced the new AACA website. 

 

6:50PM Details of FATHER’S DAY CAR SHOW on June 19 and entry applications passed out, $42 per person.  WE NEED MORE CARS FOR THE CAR SHOW!!!

 

Vintage Trailer Show on June 25 in Oxnard.

 

6:52PM Orwin gave recap of the city guided tour…The Stow House, The Reagan Ranch Center, Maritime Museum, and The Natural  History Museum. It was a full day of fun!

 

6 :55PM INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUEST…Gary Gorga of the Maritime Museum.  Gary highlighted his accomplishments and experience he experience he brings to the museum.  Gary gave us a history of the museum and some of the special exhibits at the museum. Currently the maritime museum has on display an 18 foot lighthouse lens from the Pt. Conception Lighthouse that weighs 8,000 pounds. A must see!  Our own club member, Seth, was instrumental in moving the giant lens to the museum. One of the programs highlighted by Gary is the Love Letters To the Sea.  Children are taught how to write letters and the love of the sea on how to keep our oceans clean by keeping plastic out of the oceans. 

 

Gary showed us several slides of the different upcoming activities and displays for the summer. 

 

April displays are all things whales. A must see display!

 

On April 14, the new exhibits and presentations will be based on climate change. 

 

500 entries were received by the museum for the Whale of The Tale Show.

 

Currently working with Hiroko to bring children on the boat to see live whales in their natural habitat…swimming freely out in the ocean. Ninety species of whales have been seen in Santa Barbara.

 

Many of the upcoming exhibits and programs are geared towards children to teach them about marine life and how the changes affect other fish life.  Many kids have never seen an ocean before.  

 

Volunteers and docents are needed at the maritime museum.  

 

The fourth floor is the visitor’s floor which boasts great views of the harbor and mountains. Many upcoming activities will be held there in the future.

 

7:25PM Roy Miller will be running the April meeting as Dana will be out of town.

 

7:25PM Meeting adjourned.

 

                                                                                        

 

AACA Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2023  

The Pilgrim Terrace

 

7:04pm

As confirmed during the recent Annual Meeting, monthly meetings will continue to meet at The

Pilgrim Terrace ~ 649 Pilgrim Terrace Drive (off Modoc Road)

Dinner is $27.00 per person in cash | or check payable to: AACA Santa Barbara

(Staff: Sebastian, Juanita, Franco, Marlo, Sergio)

Pledge led by Joe Danely

Joke by Joe and Dana

Birthdays in February | Joe Danely, Dolores, Scott, Brad, Mary

Welcome New Members! Mini, Diane, Connor, Dusty Baker, Jerry, Brad, Rick & Jennie

(friends of Clearys) ; Ernest + Bill (Corvette)

Treasurers Report-Bob Burtness ; balance $ 5,500.16; $264.00 website renewal+ new

memberships

Secretary Report is posted to our website (aacasb.org)~Nollie Lei >>>See website (Alma

Middleton)

*Big Announcement! National Website Award! ~thank you Alma!!!!!

New Business

General Lyon’s Magnificent Car and Airplane Collections

March 4, 2023 @8 am prompt Miramar parking lot

Old Business

Garage Tour March 25, 2023 ~Saturday, 9:00am, we will meet at the parking lot in front of the

Miramar and travel to Ventura. Some fabulous Garages that we will see are: Jimmy Johnson’s

Collection (about 70 cars, run by son now), Dan Kolageski, Bruce Terry, Joji Barris and Maureen

Magnuson with a tour of the Magnuson Supercharger Factory

Lori Brown MD-Mary Gates AACA National Tour 2023 Report; AACA eligible car

(25 yrs); AACA member

Scott Wenz | Cars R Us -Change daylight savings time. Requested AACA SB

region support.

Kevin Haeberle-2 nd Annual Sunday May 21, 2023 | Glen Annie Golf Course-needs

volunteers!

Alma Middleton-Asked for pictures of members’ cars and pets (‘Cars & Canines’)

Please consider volunteering for the Tour! There are plenty of positions needing

filling!

Speaker-Bruce Terry & Dana Newquist-Creation of Platypus. Bruce is a

fabricator. 1948 Republic Sea Plane, original frame; design/build. 1948

Mercury V8 was used; using original plane framework and door.

***Next meeting speaker: Jeff Paley

Adjourned: 8:05pm

 

 

 

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 30, 2022

MULLIGAN'S RESTAURANT 

Attendance: ‘32‘ Recorded

  • 6:41 pm Dana Newquist called meeting to order

  • Dana gave the background of the club for new members. Started in mid 70’s. 20 years ago, when Jeremy Haas was President, and was approached in Costco. Jeremy said, you would be a good AACA President. By that time, Dana only had attended 2 meetings and had 6-7 people at each meeting. Dana’s plan to increase membership was to have 1. Each meeting had to have a great Speaker 2. Activities 3. Involve the women in general topics. Over the last few covid years, we’ve lost 40 members over the last 2 years. We need to solicit new people, young people. Presently, we DO have new faces.

  • Special note: Check out our website thanks greatly to work by Alma Rose Middleton!

  • Dana had Kevin Haeberle (The Community Hot Rod Project) introduce his group; (Little) Tommy, wife Lindsey, Chris and Patty, RC and Steve. Kevin gave us info on an upcoming expo, April 9, 2022, hosting ‘The Santa Barbara County Auto Expo at the Stow House in Goleta. Connect the community thru cars (and motorcycles). Showcase your cars.

  • Major Bob Burtness led Pledge

  • Joke by Dana

  • Treasurer’s report by Bob Burtness

  • Current balance: $ 2,007.76

  • Income of $205.00 from Membership

  • Expenses of $ 167.00 for 2 lunches (executive) and Speaker Photos (for Dawn Clayton Moore with ’59 Corvette (from Christmas party as speaker) and $100 donation to the AACA Museum in Pennsylvania

  • Bob reminded members that membership is annual and renewal notices start in October and AACA National required. Club is dependent on membership dues.

  • No minutes due to no general meeting, only Christmas Party.

  • AACA Annual Meeting on February 12, 2022 – Upper Manning Park 11:30 a.m. (Picnic style)

  • Official business of our region, including election of officers, adoption of National Charter, time and place of meetings and other activities throughout the year.

  • Valentine Tour to Cambria on February 13, 2022-9am at Stearns Wharf. See Dana to sign up.

  • Fathers’ Day Car Show and BBQ on June 19, 2022 – 30 cars only. Sign up sheets on table

  • Old Business

  • Lori Brown and Dana with National for a Tour held in Santa Barbara. Logistics still being worked out. Sept, Oct or Nov-2022 for Tour

  • Speaker Introduced: Leo Bunnin

  • Leo is a 3rd generation auto dealer who has owned several dealerships over his 40+ years of automotive experience. Late 2019, Leo purchased Santa Paula Chevrolet, renaming it Bunnin Chevrolet of Santa Paula. In 2020 Bunnin Chevrolet of Santa Barbara. Purchased William L. Morris Chevrolet in Filmore, renaming it Bunnin Chevrolet of Filmore. Within the dealership is a local eatery known as ‘Leo’s Café’ where customers can eat and socialize on the showroom floor among classic and late model cars (the club recently visited ‘Leo’s Café’ on a tour)

  • He employs over 125 area residents and has a high sense of responsibility of giving back to the community he serves. After only 1 year of purchasing the dealership, it was named as ‘Large business of the year 2020’ by the Chamber of Commerce”. Many local and countywide organizations have benefited from Leo’s generosity. Recently, Leo has pledged to support the local Search Dog Foundation. Leo has received many recognitions.

  • Leo commented on the dealership business changing with the times. Selling less vehicles, for more money, in certain types of cars, used car business is fine, repairs is fine. Anticipates coming back to normal in the 2nd or 3rd quarter. Run business for less money. GM always chased market share. People look for trucks domestic, people look for cars import. Murphy Museum previously awarded Leo Bunnin.

  • Pricing will come down. Leo recognized Kevin Haeberle by name-Leo supporting the April expo!

  • At the end, he kindly ‘bought’ the dinner for the evening! Donating $2,500!!! as thanks for having him as the Speaker!

  • Meeting adjourned: 7:30 p.m.

  • Recorded by: Nollie Lei Dawson, Secretary

NO MEETING HELD IN DECEMBER JUST A WHOLE LOT OF CHRISTMAS FUN AT OUR ANNUAL CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY

AACA MEETING MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 29, 2022 

MULLIGAN'S RESTAURANT

Attendance: ‘41 ‘

  • Recorded 6:00 pm Dana Newquist called meeting to order

  • W: Alma Middleton. Such a great website for the club and constantly updated and elevated in information sources- We thank you Alma!!

  • Introductions: Kevin Haeberly ~ The Community Hot Rod Project (see brochure). Represented at Cars & Coffee and kindly offers ‘coffee and donuts’ to visitors.

  • Chris Everett-Partner Jeff Reeves New members mentioned: Jan Akre, Kevin and Lindsey Haeberle, Peter Muzinich Esq, Eva Rhodes Christopher and Patricia Stefek ‘Welcome back” Julia Wilkerson and daughter -Lee

  • AACA National Tour: Dana emphasized ‘tour’, not ‘show’ in 2023; limited to ‘50’ cars

  • Roy Miller, Concours d’Elegance judge and speaker also judge: Peter Hageman-Speaker (Refer to bio attached) of selection process at Pebble Beach

  • Speaker: Peter A. Muzinich, Esq Estate Planning (with handout of ‘Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes-Blunders)

  • Reminders: Renewal membership: Regional and National Announcement: 2021 AACA Christmas party at the Santa Barbara Club-December 20 th 6PM

  • Need $55 per person payment asap and Dana needs final count by 12/13/21

  • Adjourned: 8:06pm

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