Well, another year has come and gone for the BAR, a year of good times, and unfortunately, some sad times.
This year's highlights included the March meeting at Roy's shop, and we got a tour of John Mumford's car collection. What a sight to behold. Fords all over the place. Some restored, some hot-rodded, some un-restored... all cool.
Next stop, Jim Holland's 80th Birthday Party in Jackson, Ca. What a time. Hard to believe I met him when he was 40. He hasn't changed a bit.
Meeting Dates & Locations Another year has come and gone, ending with a great Christmas Party, which all the Bay Area Roadsters Members and their wives enjoyed.
Our first run was held in mid April, and hosted by Woody Johnson. We started out the day with a brunch at Woody's home before taking a ride through the woods and over the Santa Cruz Mountains. Although it rained most of the day, we all had a great time and saw a lot of beautiful countryside. In the late afternoon, we returned to the Los Gatos area and had a great dinner. After spending the night we headed home on Sunday.
In the summer months, BAR tries to hold their monthly meetings on Saturdays in different locations so that we can take advantage of the beautiful Bay Area weather and picturesque back road sights. The ideal locations are not to far away so that we can drive our hotrods and enjoy the scenery within one day. We also look for places where the gals can enjoy themselves while we are holding our meeting (like SHOPPING)>>
In late March eight members lead by Andy Brizio took a little ride to Delmar in southern California to attend the inaugural Goodguys Event to be held in that City.
The Clubs activities started out with a BBQ at the Home of Dennis Varni, on the first Saturday in April. This is always a special treat, Dennis has put together a large collection of automotive memorabilia, and he always has some project in process we can check out.
The first activity of the year was our 40 Year Reunion held at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville. Over 75 past members and their wives attended the reunion to talk about the good old days and meet the members who over the past forty years have carried on the Roadster tradition. The reunion was a first class event which was cratered by Scotts of Walnut Creek with live music for a night of dancing. If you haven't had a chance to visit the Blackhawk Auto Museum, you should take the time. It is a great facility and a one-of-a- kind collection right here in the Bay Area.
Our first Run of the year was in April. We met in Los Gatos at a member’s home. From there we drove through Saratoga to Half Moon Bay. The owner of the Half Moon Bay Bakery and his friends prepared a wonderful BBQ lunch for us. After lunch, we wandered through the shops in town until it started to rain. Before it started to rain any harder we loaded up the roadsters and continued on our trip down Highway 1 to Santa Cruz. We checked into the hotel just in time for cocktails before dinner. Dinner was just a short walk to the Wharf.
Members at Rest
- Andy Brizio
- Don Brusseau - B.A.R Club Founder
- Dick Mendonca - Member
- Glen Dennee - Member
- Dewayne Metcalf - Member
- Warren Freedlun - Lifetime Member
- Dennis DeBenedictis - Lifetime Member
- Tony Hobbs - Lifetime Member
- Doug Silva - Honorary Member
- Joe Casanova - Member