April - remtc
NEWSLETTER FOR THE
REDWOOD EMPIRE MODEL T CLUB
REMTC Celebrates 25 Years
1990 — 2015
Happy Easter — April 5th
April 18th — Pancake Breakfast & Tour
REMTC Ladies Spring Tea — May 2nd.
Published Monthly by
The Redwood Empire Model T Club (REMTC)
P.O. Box 1058 Forestville, CA 95436
(An Official Non-Profit Chapter Of The Model T Ford Club Of America)
VOLUME 25, NO 4
President Vice President
At the Safety
Haase’s had their
Starr fleet on
Dave & Sherry’s
What a great turn-out we had for the annual Safety Check!
Thank you Dave and Sherry Haase for all the work you did in preparation; and your yard looked fabulous!
Thank you Chris Rich, Ted Shimkowski, and Pete Rich for conducting the detailed inspections. Your work
means so much to everyone because finding these little problems prevents bigger ones during the touring
Thank you to our cooks, Jack Mulkey, and Ted Grosman. The tasty corned beef and cabbage gave us the
fuel we needed to start our touring journey for the year.
During this 25th anniversary year, we have a special overnighter planned with 18 rooms already booked.
If you haven’t made your reservation, be sure to do so soon. To make your reservation, find the information
about the Silver and Gold Anniversary Tour in the Pedal Pusher newsletter.
Outdooor Spring Tea
Hosted by Dot & Earl Holttz
Saturday, May 2nd.
11 ~ 2pm
5154 Linda Lane, Santa Rosa.
by April 25th to Fran Faraudo 545-7539
Spring attire with hats preferred.
Please bring your own teacup so you can share the history with all.
When you rsvp, Fran will ask what you wish to bring,
either tea sandwichs or desserts. All will be finger
foods. Join the T Club ladies for our annual Tea Party
in the garden.
Earl will take the men on a tour and lunch stop. When you
rsvp for the tea, please let Fran know if your Model T will
REMTC General Meetings for 2015
The meeting place is Round Table Pizza on Marlow Road. 6:00 pm for dinner and 7:00 pm for meeting. We meet on the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.
REMTC Tours for 2015
April 18th — Pancake Breakfast and tour — Hosted by the Nelson’s
May 2nd. — Ladies Victorian Tea Party — Hosted by Dot Holtz
May 30th — Forestville Parade — Forestville Youth Park Barbecue Hosted
June 27th — Friendship Tour Date — hosted by REMTC
July 4th — Kenwood Parade — info — Bob & Linda Saloman
July 19th— Sunday is the Welsh barbecue and tour for HCCA & REMTC
July — Montgomery Village car show. Vince will set the date.
August 22nd — Car Show at Robert Young Winery — special event
August 26-30th — Overnight Tour to the Gold Country Hosted by
the Chuck family.
September 19th — REMTC’s 25th anniversary party at Cazanoma Lodge.
Rich Randolph - committee chair.
October 24th — Fall color Tour — Rich Family hosts.
November 14st. — REMTC Tour & Auction
December 6th — Annual Christmas Party.
Watch remtc.org for flash tours
Swap Meets and Events
Bakersfield Swap Meet – April 9-11 — 2015
South P Street, Bakersfield, CA
SWAP Friday – April 10
MEET: • 6:00 am vendors only
• 7:00 am Gates Open
• General Admission $5.00
• Pre WWII Cars • Parts • Automobilia • Clothes
• Early Breakfast by Teen Challenge
• 12:00 pm Lunch – Pulled Pork
• 5:00 Dinner: Tri-Tip, Fairgrounds
May 31, 2015(Sunday) - Auburn, CA - Mother
Lode Model T Club 39th Annual Swap Meet. Cars,
Parts, Memorabilia. Spaces 15x25 on Grass -$25.00.
Gold Country Fairgrounds, 200 Fairgate Rd. Setup
after 4 pm Saturday May 30, Gates open 5 AM Sunday May 31. No reservations. Contact: Gary (530)
823-7957, or John (916)202-5842 or web - www.
Redwood Empire Model T Club
General Meeting, March 5th., 2015
Meeting held at Round Table Pizza, Marlow Rd., S.R.
President, Richard Chuck, called the meeting to order at 7 PM with a thank you to attendees and helpers at the T
Top event at the Chuck’s house. A special thank you to Gwen and Mal Brown for bringing their Model T so we
could see how the wind breaker should be installed.
Attendance: 35 members were in attendance. All board members were present except Vince Gregoire.
Secretary’s Report: The March meeting minutes are read by Nanette Chuck and approved by Linda Mori and
seconded by Gwen Brown.
Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report was read by Bill Newlin and approved by George Jones and
seconded by Dave Haase.
Tour Report: George still needs trouble truck drivers for 6 or 7 tours.
Librarian Report: Pete has a zip drive now for those who want to use it.
Editors Report: 38 newsletters were sent out.
Historian Report: Please send a copy of your flash tour photos in JPEG format to the Historian.
Steve Vining reported that the Robert Young Winery would like us to show 5-10 of our cars in August for their
wine club members. They expect 300 to 400 guests. A sign-up sheet was passed around and Vince Gregoire will
be coordinating the event.
Steve will check on the Apple Valley Rehab Center event for May.
Jeanne Nelson and Nanette Chuck will work on the 2015 - 2016 calendar.
Pete Rich reported that Mister McGoo’s Restaurant has gone out of business so the Christmas party committee
will need to select somewhere else. Returning to the Oakmont location was suggested.
New Business: It was suggested that club members give a REMTC newsletter to people you know who have a
Model T as a way to encourage new members.
Thank you Fran Faraudo for bringing the desert.
Meeting adjourned at 7:34 PM
Respectfully submitted by,
Nanette Chuck, REMTC Secretary
Nelson’s Pancake Breakfast
DATE: Saturday, April 18th, 2015
PLACE: Liberty Fountain — 320 Liberty Road, Petaluma
TIME: Breakfast served between 9:00 & 10:00 AM.
The breakfast will be followed by a short tour.
Please RSVP by April 10 to Steve and Jeanne Nelson
795-8002 or [email protected]
REMTC’s Silver Anniversary in Gold Country
Amador County August 26th -29th, 2015
We have reserved 20 rooms at Best Western Amador Inn, Jackson for the nights of
August 26th - August 29th (departing on August 30th) for the 2015 Overnight Tour.
Make your reservations now using “REMTC” for the group rate at: Best Western
Amador Inn, 200 S. State Highway 49, Jackson, CA 95642
Room Types are:
Non-smoking King $70
Non-smoking w/2 Queens $75
Rooms include Cable satellite TV with HBO, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea
maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, Air-conditioning, AM/FM alarm clock, highspeed internet access, and there is an outdoor heated pool.
Complimentary breakfast included.
Pets are allowed for $15 per day.
More information will follow as date gets closer.
Dodge and Maureen Riedy!
Looking forward to seeing some of your
wonderful Model T Fords on tour.
Welcome Angela Cordova
New business card advertiser
North Bay Vehicle Registration
Chirhart, Michael & Jean
Groff, John & Sandy
Welsh Ron & Irene
Smith, Bob & Judy
Rich, Chris & Joan
Joy Ambra 28
Dessert list for 2015
Please bring dessert for 40. Also bring
paper plates and plastic forks if needed.
If you can’t make the meeting you are
signed up for, please call a substitute.
Sandy O Halloran
Rich & Betsy Randolph
Earl & Dot Holtz
Cindy V./Donna Jones
Safety Check 2015
Dave and Sherry Haase opened their lovely country property to the Redwood Empire Model T Club to host our
annual safety check and pot luck lunch. The Hasses have been so generous in their support of the club, offering
their time and energy to this popular event.
This year’s lunch was corn beef with all the trimmings and pot luck sides, salad and desserts brought by the members. Ted Grosman and Jack Mulkey were cooks for the day with the biggest pot of corn beef you have ever seen.
Chris Rich and Ted Shimkowski did the hard work of checking for safety issues on 15 or more of the 25 Model T’s
that arrived. We will have an update on the main safety problems they found. It was a long day for the mechanics
who went back to finish after lunch. Pete Rich marked off the inspection chart from the MTFCA and each member
received the list to inform them of things to check.
This event is the kick off of our touring season and we look forward to seeing the Model T’s out in force and enjoying catching up with old and new members. Dave and Sherry always provide fun games and this year Dave even
made big wooden dice with the Ford logo to play a game of chance. Several folks came close to guessing the height
of the windmill. Gary Seavy won the prize.
A little excitement was provided by Bob Smith’s Roadster deciding that it was going home all by itself. It started
itself and rolled on the driveway. I don’t think Ted and Chris knew how fast they could move to stop a T that decided to leave on it’s own. Whew!!
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