The Roamin Angels Car Show is Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. More info to come!

Part II: What I Did During Covid-19

Continuing Projects: I just finished another dashboard, this one is from a 1953 Pontiac. It was a gift from Wayne D. and was mostly all there. I had to buy an ash tray and the speaker surround on Ebay. The knobs I made using my 3d printer. I stepped up and had the correct color paint mixed at Knights Paint. It is called Santa Fe Red and is about the color of tomato juice. I enjoy restoring these old dashboards, I have several more to do. But, I am running…

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Amazing Transmission Shop In Colfax

My wife, Kris, and I bought a 1962 Thunderbird in Manteca.  I had acquired a 2002 Corvette prior to that, so Kris was interested in getting a classic car.  Due to the owner’s health issues, the Thunderbird had not been driven for years.  It had been started occasionally.  We got the Thunderbird for an outstanding price.  Even if the drive train needed to be replaced, we would still be way ahead of the value of the car.  The engine proved to be sound, however the transmission seemed to be leaking…

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Toy Drive – November 28

2020 Toy Drive • November 28, 2020 Combined Effort of the Marines Toys for Tots and Roamin Angels Special Thanks to the Event Coordinators:  Pat G. and Mike H. This year’s Toy Drive is a collaborative effort between the Roamin Angels and the Marine’s Toys For Tots. Pat G. and Mike H. organized this version of this year’s Toy Drive with the Marines. It was decided that going for money, not donations of goods or toys was the best idea considering all the inherent donation restrictions of physical goods. Mike…

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Kudos & Announcements – December 2020

Membership Dues are Due by December 31st The membership application is included with the newsletter. Why not take a few minutes and fill it out and get it returned now. (Our registration chairperson, Dee Ann, thanks you!) Download the membership application (PDF) Get your registration in along with your new photo for the 2021 roster. The Roamin Angels are teaming up this year with Big A, Riebes, the Marine Corps (Toys For Tots). The club will be setting up classic cars on display to help promote the Toy Drive donations. We…

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Cars & Coffee – October 31, 2020

Saturdays 7am to 10am at the McKnight Crossing (Kmart Center) on McKnight Way in Grass Valley. You are required to wear your mask when patronizing Daily Donuts. It’s the state mandate for businesses. Whatever your belief on the validity of masks, social distancing, etc…be respectful of others. Thank you. – Great photos by Marty Souter of the Roadents

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Career Technology Education – Mentoring Help Needed

As most of you are aware, I’ve spent a few years involved with the High School district in reviving their Career Technology Education programs. CTE is the new name for ROP which most everyone remembers. Think auto shop, Ag Mechanics, Ag Science, Welding, and Culinary arts just to name a few. I’m a big believer in hands on education whether it’s any of the above or Bio Physics. I need your help. Nevada Union is looking for a mentor to help with Auto shop senior projects. Briefly, you’ll meet a…

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Kudos & Announcements – November 2020

Congratulations to Joe W.! The winner of the $200 from the GVDA Poker Walk in Grass Valley.”This was the first time I’ve ever won any money!! Had a great time! It was fun getting out and seeing places… some I’ve never been into. GREAT BEER & FOOD at Thirsty Barrel! Membership Dues are Due by December 31st The membership application is included with the newsletter. Why not take a few minutes and fill it out and get it returned now. (Our registration chairperson, Dee Ann, thanks you!)  Download the membership…

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Hot August Nights with an Ultra Van
Ultra van

I attended Hot August Nights in Reno Nevada this year – August 6th thru 11th. This event is held throughout the town of Reno and Sparks – The Bonanza Casino; Downtown Reno; Grand Sierra Hotel; Victorian Square (in Sparks); The Atlantis Casino; The Peppermill Casino. All of these venues had events all through the week. Show car parking in each of the parking lots, with prizes for each venue and each day. Estimated 6,000 cars registered for the event. From antiques (1924 Dodge Brothers) to hot rods and special interest…

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Future Cool

I rarely watch racing from start to finish but Jean was out of town. settled in to watch F1 racing delayed and NASCAR live each featuring a couple of hometown kids. I remember Alexander Rossi in the shop with his Dad when they owned “BP landscapes”. Good family, nice kid, RA scholarship winner. There he is with a shot to become the first American to finish in the top 10 in F1 since some guy named Andretti. A thousand miles to the East of Austin, my Ex Neighbor is racing…

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