ATTENTION:

The Cruisin the Pines Car Show has been postponed until 2021 due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19.

May 2020 Announcements

Honoring Our Veterans … Memorial Day program on KNCO on May 25th From American Legion Post 130: Commander Claude Hessel And after a most unprecedented shut-down of not only our Post, but the entire Nation, and countries around the world, we are more than ready to get back to a since of normal. These are abnormal times, which call for creative action. Therefore, we plan to broadcast our Memorial Day Program on KNCO, Monday morning, 25 May, for our salute to the Veterans who fought to defend and protect our Country,…

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Wax On, Wax Off

Many of the Roamin Angels are ‘gearheads’ i.e., the type of guys who can rebuild an engine better than new and enjoy doing it, but not all are. Some are what Steve DeSena terms ‘wax on, wax off’ people, those whose automotive talents are basically limited to keeping their car shined. And he calls himself one of those guys. It has nothing to do with lack of love for cars, but mechanical ability. Steve fell in love with T-Buckets (topless hot-rodded Model T roadsters) when he was sixteen and rode…

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Bev’s Baby Bird

Although husband Gio had his Model A and ‘34 Ford street rods (what he calls his “adult toys”), Bev Giovanetti was never comfortable driving them. It wasn’t that she didn’t like classic cars, but petit Bev had trouble handling Gio’s cars. As Roamin Angels, they went on many cruises with the club and Bev was always riding shotgun. Finally, in 2000 she decided to sell some stock in her retirement portfolio and buy a more active stock: a stock ‘57 T-Bird. She had loved the Baby Birds since her high…

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Obstacle

“Obstacle” – barrier, hurdle, stumbling block, bar, block, impediment, hindrance, snag, catch, drawback, hitch, handicap, deterrent, complication, difficulty, problem, disadvantage, baulk, curb, check, stop, interference. obstruction, barricade, blockade, informal fly in the ointment, hiccup, facer…..oh yeah Virus! Unfortunately…oh yeah, Virus. This micro bug has put a damper on several local happenings. It became obvious as a result of the Governor’s declaration that “Drive and Survive™” 2020 would have to at least be postponed. Our schools, kids, teachers and parents will have enough to do when we finally can resume normalcy…

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Selling The Chariot?

The intention of writing this article is to help you prevent some of the pitfalls of what happens when a survivor of your family is faced with selling your prized hot rod, classic, or muscle car. First of all, the last, worst, and most dreadful thing you can do with the all the stuff you leave behind after your death is NOTHING. Right now, I just want to get into how to set up the paperwork for that wonderful chariot you leave behind and prevent the nightmare your grieving survivor…

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My Time With Jeff Gordon – Part I

Most of the many friends I have I have made in the Roamin Angels in my short 3 years with the club, know that I have a long relationship with NASCAR Legend and Hall of Famer, Jeff Gordon.  I have shared some of that background with some friends in the club but our Diane Blakley asked me if I would consider sharing it in an article published in our Newsletter.  So, with all that said, here goes… Growing up in Benicia and Vallejo, I was a gearhead at birth. My…

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Kudos & Announcements – April 2020

We are optimistically listing all the events and meetings in hopes they can actually happen. All the events and meetings are subject to postponement or cancelation. Check your e-mail or the club’s calendar for updates. Stay in touch with other members. Keep your social distance. Stay healthy. Wash your hands. Keep a smile on your face. March Car Show Meeting Recap Car Show to be held Oct. 2 & 3 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Committees: Security –  same volunteers as last time 50/50  Raffle- Clare Vendor Food Trucks –…

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Nothing Fancy Ford
Since it’s redesign and new F-1 designation in 1948, Ford changed little in three years. In fact, it would take an expert to tell them apart. All pickups in that day were stepsides.

John K. has no expectations that his ‘50 Ford F-1 shortbed pickup will ever win any trophies. But then, he doesn’t take it to car shows either. He did not buy it to show. He bought it because he needed a truck for household hauling and did not want to buy a new one.  About years ago, he told a fellow Roamin Angel he was looking for one and the Angel told him of one that was sitting in a garage in Penn Valley. After an amateur restoration, it…

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Drive and Survive™

Drive and Survive™ Postponed Indefinitely. Drive and Survive™ Friends…I got home last night only to discover we had lost another awesome teen in a driving accident. Alyssa Soheda, a 2019 Bear River Grad, was killed on Hwy 49 after crossing into traffic and suffering a head on collision. It causes me great personal pain then that I must announce the indefinite postponement of the 2020 “Drive and Survive” event. I know I speak for the many Roamin Angels, Community Businesses and Volunteers that stage “Drive and Survive” every year. The…

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March Kudos and Announcements

First Car Show Meeting First Car Show Meeting is on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 5:30pm at Unity in the Gold Country Church (180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley). We will be discussing the ROAMIN ANGELS 2020 CAR SHOW which will be held Friday evening, October 2 and Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Ladies and Gents… Good News for our Teen Driving Safety Event! The Roamin Angels put the lawyers into ‘NASCAR  mode’ and they have located and secured a name in all 50 States for us. “Drive and Survive™”…

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