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									                        PO Box 14175
                        Santa Rosa, CA
Club meetings are held on the
first Wednesday night of each
month at Round Table Pizza on
Occidental Rd. 1 block west of
Stony Pt. Road
Volume 31, No. 6                                                                   PO Box 14175
June 2010                                                                          Santa Rosa, CA

  C.C.I. Affiliate Club                                                                  Since 1977


           Dedicated to the preservation of the finest three years of automobiles ever built
                                                                     Fred’s was great like always, we
                                      President’s                    had 314 cars and tons of people
                                                                     that wanted to oogle at the vintage
                                       Message                       steel that Old Car Day draws to
                                                                     the green grass and peaceful oaks
                                    of the Stoke Ranch. The weather was perfect, the gods have been
                                    kind to our event at Fred’s; we have always had topless conditions
                                    (easy Craig, “topless” refers to convertibles!). What a difference
                                    a day makes, Sunday was a gully washer at Fred’s, it rained like
                                    you wouldn’t believe. So, no date changes, the second Saturday of
                                    May will always be Fred’s All American Old Car Day!! Thanks to
                                    everyone who volunteered to help, it sure goes smooth when you
                                    have great help, thanks again.

                                    Ok its now the girls’ turn, Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise is the
    REDWOOD EMPIRE                  next big one coming in June, the 10th thru the 13th, Jim Brown is
    CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB              handling the cruise and Barbara Floyd is in charge of the poker run
    P.O. BOX 14175                  so give them a call if you want to volunteer or have any questions.
    SANTA ROSA, CA 95402-6175
                                    Lets not forget about Alan St Marie’s car show at St. John’s Church
    Website: www.reccc.org
                                    on Synder Lane the 5th of June.
    KEN WILLIAMSON 707-527-6068     I can’t believe all the car shows and events that have already
                                    ocurred and I wasn’t able to make all of them, you have to be
                                    “superhuman” like Craig Owens and his camera to make every car
    ROBERT PAINE   707-837-9822
                                    show, his SnapFish photos are super, you need to get on his mailing
    SECRETARY                       list (CAUTION) only if you are 21 years or older.
    EILEEN PAINE    707-837-9822
                                    That’s It...........Crank ‘em up.....Start your engines......Light ‘em up.....
                                    Pedal to the metal.... Smoke ‘em... Oh, Sorry Tom !!
    DENNIS CAPO      707-833-1830
    GUS ST MARIE  707-823-8668
                                                                                           Cover Photo
    GILBERT LEMUS 707-575-8621                                                           On the cover this month
    JIM BROWN     707-578-9241
    PAUL fIRPO    707-584-5642
                                                                                          is Ken Williamson’s ‘56
    LARRY GOff    707-823-3136                                                           Chevy limousine, taken at
                                                                                           Fred’s All-American
    ALEXIS LECOUNT 415-846-6973                                                              Old Car Day last
    e-mail: stellarlex@yahoo.com
                                                                                            month. More photos
    SERGEANT-AT-ARMS                                                                      from Fred’s at left and
    TERRY MYERS 707-829-1937
                                                                                         on the next page. Thanks
    CLUB MEETINGS ARE ON THE                                                              to Craig Owens for the
                                                                                          photos. Left: (top) an
    PIZZA, LOCATED AT 2065                                                                 all-original ‘62 Chevy,
                                                                                           and (bottom) the view
    ROAD) SANTA ROSA, CA                                                                 from the lawn at Fred’s.
    6:30 PM - SOCIAL TIME
2   7:00 PM – MEETING
Member Profile: Pete and Toni Kastanis
Contributed by Linda Lemus        attending    Ohio     University.   In. Pete said it was common to
                                  They will celebrate 50 years of     de-chrome, fill the holes, chop
Pete and his wife Toni joined the marriage this coming August.        and channel a Model A. (More
RECCC in 1993. At that time the Congratulations! They have two        new car terminology for me!)
club was much smaller and the adult children, a daughter and a
meetings were held at Round son, and two grandchildren, a             Pete has a love for Corvettes, and
Table on Stony Point Road. Pete 13-year-old granddaughter and         he currently has four: a Venetian
is about the only club member a six-year-old grandson.                Red ’57, AT with a 283; a Red
who consistently wears a name                                         ’62, 4 speed with a 327; a Silver
tag to the club meeting! Pete and Pete had a 32-year career with      ’64, 4-speed with a 350 and an
Toni are also members of The Farmers Insurance. He handled            Electric Blue ’02, AT with a 350
Model A Club and The Corvette auto and property damage                – C-5 model. The ‘62 Corvette
Club of Sonoma County.            claims. Toni had a 12-year career   is Pete’s favorite. Pete also has
                                                       working        two Model A’s, a ‘29 Roadster
                                                       for     An-    Pick-Up and a ‘31 Slant Window
                                                       aly School     Town Sedan, as well as a ‘65
                                                       District.      Mustang Convertible and some
                                                       Currently,     Corvairs.
                                                       they     are
                                                       both     en-   Other Interests
                                                       joying re-
                                                       tirement!   When Pete is not working on
                                                                   his cars or taking care of his
                                                     About the property, he enjoys going to flea
                                                     Cars          markets and swap meets. He
                                                     Pete’s first also likes going to the RECCC
                                                     car, when tech sessions and going on the
                                                     he      was car club outings. Toni enjoys
                                                     in     high playing golf, gardening, and
                                                     s c h o o l , taking care of the grandchildren.
                               was a ‘29 Model A pick-up. As They both enjoy traveling and
Pete and Toni were both born a teenager, Pete remembers going to the car club events.
and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. cruising Main Street in his Model
They met while they were A and going to the local Drive-

More Fred’s Photos

    Here we are into May and
    almost half way through
                                       Vice President’s MemorialLovi’s car show onI
                                                                    Day, May 31st,
    the year. Where does the
    time go?
                                         Ramblings      hear is sold out. I am looking
                                                        forward to seeing fellow club
                                             Old Car Day” (I don’t want
    Ron Porcelli’s run to Loomis                                                     members at the show! Al puts
                                             this to be wrong and catch
    for a car show on May 1st was                                                    a lot of effort into making this
                                             Ken’s wrath, for being wrong)
    an outstanding outing for a                                                      a memorable Memorial Day.
                                             was quite a success for our
    couple of members. Ron got                                                              Remember…           June
                                             club. I was told that we had
    the Custom Engine Award.                                                         brings us to Peggy Sue’s All-
                                             over three hundred cars show
    Who said inline engines                                                          American Car Show in Santa
                                             up. The weather was clear
    aren’t a thing of beauty? Larry                                                  Rosa on the 10th-13th. I am
                                             and sunny… Nice t-shirt
    Marcom got the President’s                                                       looking forward to seeing you
                                             weather! Thanks Ken for your
    Award for his ’55 Bel Air. Nice                                                  all there!
                                             time and effort to make such a
    Job, Larry!                                                                      Happy Trails, Bob Paine
                                             successful day.
           “Fred’s All-American
                       Minutes of the RECCC Meeting
                              May 5th, 2010
    Meeting was called to order              assist with the cruise. Jim also dis-   New Business: Bob called on Gus
    by Vice President Bob Paine at           cussed the car show to benefit the      who talked about the Chili Cook-
    7:00pm. Flyers sent around for           McClatchy High School Cheer-            Off. The chili will still be called
    Overnighter, Peggy Sue’s, Picnic,        leaders in Sacramento, where Re-        “Matador Red,” and he needs
    For Sale and Garage News. Min-           becca is their cheerleading coach,      help. Gus also talked about the St.
    utes were approved with a few            on July 24th.                           John’s Car Show in Rohnert Park,
    corrections by Jim Brown and sec-        Bob called on Ron Porcelli who          hosted by Alan St. Marie on June
    onded by Jack Tolin.                     reported on the Loomis outing,          5th. He also still has Pellini Chev-
    Treasurer’s Report:       The club       where Larry Marcom got the Pres-        rolet Photos available. Bob Paine
    monies are still in the black. Den-      ident’s Award and Ron received          called on Al Lovi, who thanked us
    nis Capo reported that there were        the Custom Engine Award. Bob            for participating in his car show.
    92 paid members, and unpaid              then called on Fred Stoke who           Al has a “full-house” at his Me-
    members have been cut-off from           thanked us on the team effort for       morial Day Car Show.
    mailed newsletter.                       the Memorial Service for Joyce.         Publication’s Report: David re-
    Bob Paine called on Dale Blanchard       Vice President’s Report: Bob talk-      ported that Alexis still needs pic-
    to introduce his guest, Ron Don-         ed about Fred’s All-American Old        tures.
    aldson from Illinois. The next Of-       Car Day on May 8th, Peggy Sue’s         Raffle Results= 60% winner: $64,
    ficer’s meeting will be hosted by        All-American Cruise, the Picnic in      Jack Tolin. 40% Winner: $43, Jack
    Terry and Judy Morris’. Bob then         July (Gilbert Lemus is in charge        Tolin!!!
    called on Jim Brown who talked           and set sign-ups around for jobs),      Missed Business:
    about Peggy Sue’s All-American           August is the trip to the Walt Dis-     Suggestion Bucket: 1] Name Tags
    Cruise. He will need 50 different        ney Museum in San Francisco’s           (Eve LaCalle will bring them to the
    sets of people so that there will be     Presidio, and the Overnighter           next meeting), 2] Larger Meeting
    three different groups at each cor-      is on October 8th-10th. The cost        Room, 3] Phone Numbers can’t be
    ner. It’s the same route as last year,   of the overnighter will be $450.        in bold because they appear blur-
    but there will be a soft start. Cars     We’re going to see World War air-       ry in the phone directory, and 4]
    will be able to pull over at side        planes in Minden, NV; Scheel’s in       email everyone when the newslet-
    streets (4pm- barricades up, 5pm-        Sparks, NV and the Italian Festi-       ter is ready.
    let cars in, and 6pm cruise starts).     val will be going on at the same        Meeting adjourned at 7:30pm.
    Please call Jim if you’re not paid       time in Reno (we’re staying at the      Respectfully submitted, Eileen
    for the 4-day event to get a pass to     Silver Legacy).                         Paine, Secretary

                                   Calendar of Upcoming Events
                    Car Club Events
June 2 (Wed)        Monthly Club meeting at Round Table Pizza off Stony Point Rd in Santa Rosa 7pm

June 16 (Wed)       Officers’ Meeting, 7 pm (location to be announced at monthly meeting)

June 10-13          Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise downtown Santa Rosa, info 707-575-3267

July 10             Club Picnic at SR Youth Park on Fulton Rd in front of Piner High School

                    Swap Meets and Car Shows

June 5-6            Pleasanton Goodguys Summer get-together at Alameda fairgrounds, info 925-838-9876

June 5-6            Sonoma- Historic Motorsports Festival at Infineon Raceway, info 800-870-RACE

June 13 (Sun)       San Francisco- Father’s Day Swap Meet for cars/motorcycles at Candlestick Park

June 19 (Sat)       Lakeport- 5th Annual Kulture Shock Car Show at Lake Co. Fairgrounds 8-4 ‘64 and older

July 3 (Sat)        Clearlake- 10th Annual Lions Club Show n Shine Austin Park 9-4 707-994-7155
                    ALSO same day in Sebastopol, Midgley’s Auto Swap Meet 2200 Gravenstein Hwy S 6-4
July 9-13           Jenner- Vintage Camper Trailer Rally, Stillwater Cove Campgrd, vintagecampertrailers.com

July 16-18          Sonoma- Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals, Infineon Raceway; info 800-870-RACE

July 18 (Sun)       Swap Meet and Car Show at SR Veterans’ Memorial Bldg Parking Lot 6-1 for more info call
                    Pete 707-887-1168

July 23-25          Fortuna- 20th Annual Redwood AutoXpo, Swap Meet, cruise, poker run, judged car show,
                    info, 707-725-3916

July 23-25          Sonoma- NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, Infineon Raceway, info: 800-870-RACE

August 7 (Sat)      Sebastopol- Midgley’s Auto Swap Meet, 2200 Gravenstein Hwy S 6-4 free admission/parking.
                    Info 916-212-0397

August 14-20        Sonoma- Wine Country Mopars Car Show, Jacuzzi Winery, 24738 Arnold Dr. (Hwy 121) 7am-
                    3pm, info Fred 707-525-1568

August 20-22        Sonoma- Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Infineon Raceway, info 800-870-RACE

August 27-29        Pleasanton- 24th Annual GoodGuys West Coast Nationals, Alameda Fairgrounds pre-’57,
                    swap meet and car corral, info 925-838-9876.

                                     June Birthdays and Anniversaries
  Club members celebrating birthdays this month include Linda Gwin, Bob Paine, Mike Evert, Alexis LeCount, Mark
  Estrada, Marvel Goff, Judy Morris, Sheila Pereira, Pam Hawkins, Larry Marcom, Libby Henley, and Denise Tait.
  Happy Birthday to you all!

  Club members celebrating anniversaries this month include John and Sheila Pereira, Dennis and Connie Capo, Terry
  and Carol McClarnon, and George and Libby Henley. Congratulations to you!                                        5
                       Redwood Empire Classic Chevy Club Classicfied Ads
    For Sale: June                                                         For Sale: February
    Please note that I will run your ad for at least 3 months unless you   4 15x6 Torque Thrust II Wheels 2 have 205/70 and 2 have
    ask me otherwise. Ads older than 3 months are subject to removal       225/70 Cooper tires $400 for the set. Brad 707-539-7030
    due to space constraints. -Alexis                                      ‘55 Chevy gas tank make offer Bill Thompson 707-836-0909
                                                                           For Sale: January
    ‘71 El Camino - barn find minor stainless trim missing                 1986 Corvette new paint two tone gray and silver, detailed
    otherwise all there. Hasn’t run in years. 707 769-1069 Petaluma,       under hood, looks and runs like new. All new hoses and belts
    Ca. $1500.oo                                                           major tune up 73,000 miles, two Targa tops $7700 Tom 707-795-
    ‘57 Sedan Delivery and misc ‘57 parts Richard Siri 707-                Stock SS Chevy passenger rear end, needs bearings - free to
    542-6438                                                               good home -Jim 707-578-9241
                                                                           For Sale: December
    1971 350 engine for high performance Chevelle- hear it run             1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Concours Limited Edition
    before I take it out! Frank Edgington 823-1452                         Coupe Unfinished but clean and running I think. New paint
                                                                           389 stroked and balanced Firebird engine setup for nitrous
    Autometer Retro Tach (50th anniversary model) Looks exactly            Produced in Fremont and sold in Healdsburg, Featured in a
    like Autometer’s 1957 tach. Almost brand new- used 1 month.            movie (for cable I think) $15,000 707-823-1844
    (Paid $160 for it) $100 -Craig 707-544-1948                            1964 Impala SS - Hardtop - 2 door, beige w. cream top. 327
                                                                           Engine, turbo 350 transmission. Like New.
    Pair new steel Rootlieb Model T rear fenders 1917-1925,                $ 19,500.00 or B/O. Call Gudy Bateman 707-284-9666
    Never used! $100 for the pair -Craig 707-544-1948                      1985 700R Transmission $200 Carlos 707-546-9833
                                                                           1957 Corvette call Larry 707-823-3136 or Tom 707-829-9672
    For Sale: May                                                          1957 Bel Air Sedan 100% stock, paint theme ‘57 era two tone
    Factory rebuilt water pump ‘49 Chevy 261ci 6cyl and 1                  colors, top Imperial Ivory, body Dusk Pearl. 283ci Auto 2 speed
    barrel carb for a 261ci 6cyl FREE Paul Matzen 707-795-                 Powerglide. Showroom condition inside and out. Peggy Sue first
    8885                                                                   place winner. 707-527-1700
    ‘94 Ford F150 tires and rims and Chevy carburetor                      For Sale: November
    Ruben 707-975-2249                                                     Misc ‘56 Corvette parts, call for details Rhonda 707-326-
    ‘55 GMC Model 300 Fire Truck. Trade for ‘57 Corvette                   Handyman Work call Ron Porcelli 707-793-9598
    Gus 707-495-7874                                                       Dakota Digital Dash/wiring/etc for ‘55 Chevy. Larry 707-
    ‘72 460 engine and transmission $400                                   1980 Chevy Caprice Classic PS, PB, PDL, PT A/C, Tint,
    Ernie Urton 707-585-9280                                               AM/FM, Vinyl Roof w/w $4500 Darrel 707-571-1064
                                                                           2 15x7 5 on 4 3/4 American Racing Hopster New $125
    James Hetfields ‘55 Chevy Sedan Delivery Gasser- Don                   each Doug 707-331-2758
    Garlits 392 Hemi, Dual Carb, Trans Lock, Line Lock -Call Doug
    Cresta 707-331-2758
    For Sale: April                                                        4 trailer-style tires and wheels 14 1/2’’ Bob Paine 707-837-
    ‘67 Ford Thunderbirds (2 cars)                                         9822
    22’ Sea Ray boat (1976)                                                Tri-five die cast cars 1/24 scale call Dennis 707-833-1830
    28’ Suncrest Motor Home (new motor) call Ernie/Shirley
    707-585-9280                                                           ‘69 Chevy El Camino (Chevelle) right front fender
    ‘57 Chevy gasser street or strip $11,500 707-823-8710                  707-292-5674 Larry
    1992 Mercedes 500 SL great shape 707-837-1786
    ‘56 Buick 2dr Special ready to run $4500                               ‘50 Plymouth 2dr sedan -Stan 707-573-1161
    Don 707-546-7265                                                       55-64 Chevy 3rd member ratio- 3.36’s Tom 707-769-8532
                                                                           ‘57 Wagon Rear Bumper (center) Greg Lamperti 707-263-
    For Sale: March                                                        9855
    Craftsman 30 gal upright compressor on wheels, 6 peak                  Front Panel behind Bumper for a ‘56 Chevy Greg Lamperti
    H.P (oil -less) w/2 hoses $205 (like new) Doug Cresta 707-331-         (707) 263-9855
    2758                                                                   Chevy 235 motor head cast # 3836241
    1959 GMC 3/4 ton Long bed. Step side. V8. 4 speed. Runs and            1954 Corvette Powerglide transmission
    Drives. Ready to restore. $1500. Ukiah. 707-485-5850. Ask for          Ray Willard 707-274-1107
    Dennis. (Bob Paine)                                                    55/56/57 parts: front bench seat mounting tracks,
    ‘57 210 2dr wagon (roller) rusty, Tom 707-769-8532 for info            Windshield washer jars. 5/6/7 speedo, temp & gas gauges.
    ‘67 Dodge Cornet 500 parts -Tony 707-765-2778 for info                 Wiper motors (not working). Treadle Vac power brake
    Wiper foot pump for 56/57 Corvette, restored and ready to              boosters. 5/6/7 Harmonic balancers. 5/6/7 3 speed bell
    install. $160 Rhonda 707-326-7171                                      housings.
6                                                                          David Mortenson @ (530) 894-1955.
                               Garage News
At the Porcelli garage, the pro charger is out again for an oil leak

Just bought all parts to rebuild the front end on the ‘56 4 dr hard top -

‘57 Chevy BBQ cooked its first hot dog! -Gus

My ‘31 Ford project was moving right along, nearing paint stage when I
realized there was only 2 3/4 inch clearance from the oil pan to the
ground! After consulting my professionals, Jim, Craig, Doug and Ron, it was
determined to tear it apart and re-do it. With Ron’s help, we have managed
to make the necessary changes and now have plenty of clearance. It’s now
time to reassemble and move forward, I hope! -Larry Goff

Bought a new HT 383 off Craigslist. Truck Power! -Frank Edgington

Petaluma Salute to American Graffiti Car Show
                           The American Graffiti car show is an annual thing in Petaluma.
                           Most of the scenes from the movie were filmed in Petaluma, so
                           that’s the motivation behind this event. It’s always a good turn
                           out of neat cars, and there are always some of the original cars
                           and stars from the movie. I heard they cut the entries off at 410
                                                               cars for this year’s show. It’s
                                                               fun to see where so many of
                                                               the scenes were shot, and to
                                                               see how much or how little
                                                               things have changed since
                                                               1973 when the movie was

                                                                          I drove Doug’s
                                                                          red & white 55
                                                                          Chevy today,
                                                                          and he drove
                                                                          William’s red 40
                                                                          Ford coupe since
                                                                          Will couldn’t make
                                                                          it. We lucked out
                                                                          with the parking,
                                   and were right across the street from the location where
                                   they shot the scene of the cop car snapping the rear axle
                                   out from under it while roaring out of “Jerry’s Cherries”
                                   used car lot. That location was a vacant lot then, and
                                   still is. Hasn’t changed much at all. The wild-looking
                                   topless flamed 40 Ford pickup belongs to a friend of
                                   Tom West’s. He generously let us drive it around the
                                   cruise. -Craig Owens

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