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Date/Time: April 2, 2024       
Meeting Location:   Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse - Called to order at:  7:08 PM
Presiding over Meeting:  Pat Galvin (for Dave Underwood) Number of Guests & Members:  33
Roll Call of Officers


President:  Dave Underwood


Vice-President:  Pat Galvin


Treasurer:  Katie Costanzo


Secretary:  Katie Owens

Guests and New Members:  Tom Smith, guest of Dave Lawson. He has a 1965 Austin-Healy Sprite
Reading of the minutes from the last regular meeting held March 5th, 2024.  Members voted to approve the minutes _x_ As posted in the April 2024 Oilspots  _  as provided in email _  As modified
Roll Call:
Appointed Positions


Editor:   Kim Mercer & Pat Galvin


Regalia:  Dale Nichols


Webmaster:  Ken Montgomery


Historian:  Bob Byers


Communications:  Mike Rapoza


Dixon Chair:  Jerry Costanzo


Legislative Update:  Ken Freese


Grand Pooh-Bah:   Kelly Peters


Welcome Wagon:  Katie Owens



Parts Masters


Austin-Healey:  Jerry Costanzo


Jaguar:  Zack Rockwell


Morris:  Bruce Blair


Jensen-Healey:  Matthew Schug


MG:  Robert Rinker


Triumph:  Bob Byers


Rootes Group:  Chuck Baker


Morgan:  Tim Waller


Jensen Interceptor:  Ken Freese



Treasurer’s Report: 

Katie Costanzo –  Income exceeded expenses primarily due to Show registrations and regalia orders.  Expenses were Show related fees, Regalia orders, and mailing. Reminder that you can donate to the Messineo Memorial Fund through the Club’s website.
Correspondence:  Pat Galvin –  Ye Olde Valve Clatter from a club in Oregon, shared with members.
Editors Report:  Pat Galvin and Kim Mercer – Love the articles and photos you share.  Keep them coming; like trips and projects. 


Ongoing items:

  • The Freese Legislative Update:  Ken Freese reported on the following car-related bills:
    • SB1394 –This bill would require a vehicle manufacturer to terminate a person’s access to remote vehicle technology, upon a completed request from a driver who establishes proof of legal possession of the vehicle or a domestic violence restraining order naming the person whose access is sought to be terminated. The bill would prohibit a vehicle manufacturer from charging a fee to a driver for completing their request to terminate a person’s access to remote vehicle technology.
    • AB1140 -- on January 1, 2025, existing law would increase minimum coverage amounts to $30,000 for the bodily injury or death of any one person, $60,000 for the bodily injury or death of all persons, and $15,000 for damage to the property of others resulting from any one accident, and would again increase those amounts, as specified, on January 1, 2035.
    • AB961 -- This bill would require certain vehicles, commencing with the 2027 model year, to be equipped with an intelligent speed limiter that would limit the speed of the vehicle to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. The bill would exempt emergency vehicles from this requirement and would authorize the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol to authorize the disabling of the system on other vehicles based on specified criteria.
    • ALSO: The Red Light Camera Program in Sacramento has ended.  Started in 2011 and cost the sheriff's office $898,000 a year for all cameras at 23 locations throughout the city and county. The sheriff's office says it stopped making sense financially.
  • Regalia Update: Dale Nichols –
    • Getting ready for a big order; let him know if you want something included. 
    • He is upgrading the quality of the tee shirts; the price remains the same. 
    • Needs volunteers to help with inventory.
    • Come see him for these special items: 1 license plate stainless steel frame left, grill badges and sew on club logos.
    • Special of the month:  Polos 10% off tonight!
  • Welcome Wagon: Katie O – Nothing to report.
  • Dixon Car Show May 19, 2024:  Jerry Costanzo –  
    • 145 cars have registered to date along with 11 swaps and 2 businesses, and 4 food vendors (3 have permits!) It’s a mix of foods. Hoping for coffee and breakfast items.
    • The cost for the field increased again.

Please sign up to help with the following:

    • May 11th 5 pm Stuff-It at Steve Blair’s house
    • May 18th 11 am Set up Field at Dixon Fairgrounds (bring you own lunch)
    • May 19th at 6:30 am Car Show -need volunteers to park the cars, etc. 

Old Business

  • Saturday March 9 – Cars and Coffee Honey Donuts.  Mike reported there were 8 cars there.
  • Saturday, March 30th April Fools Rally.  The Rally was canceled due to rain.  Mike & Mike hope to reschedule it. They sent an email out but decided to meet at the Air Museum.  Four cars showed up!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, April 13th – Cars and Coffee – Mike R; in Folsom at Chocolate Fish
  • Saturday, April 13th Foothill Frolic – Following Cars n Coffee, - 10:00 am start.   Dave Lawson will send you on a nice drive through Shingle Springs, Plymouth, and Ione, ending at Fat Mike’s Pizza in Sheldon.  It will be a poker rally – about 2 hours and 75 miles- where drivers pick up cards along the way hoping for the best “hand”.
  • Monday, May 6th at 4 PM - ARC End of Year party & scholarships – Pat Galvin told us about the success at the last ARC Auto Tech event we sponsored with the Messineo Memorial Fund monies.  It was very well attended (100 plus people) and appreciated. We purchased rolling tool chests for the scholarship winners.  We are going to do this again.  You are encouraged to come early at 2:30 pm and show your car to these promising mechanics!
  • June 8th Tahoe Run – Tony Pantoja and Costanzos.  This is an overnight run with a hotel stay. Jerry said we need commitment for 10 cars/20 people to make this worthwhile.  Please contact him or Tony as soon as possible if you are interested.

Grand Poobah – Kelly Peters.  Nothing to report.


For the Good of the Club

  • Pat shared that he and Diane are new grandparents. Their granddaughter was born 2 weeks ago. CONGRATULATIONS!!
  • Tim W just bought a 1953 Morgan!  See him for pictures!  HE also knows of a Morgan for sale.  Contact him if you are interested.
  • Steve shared that he learned from Brian Moore that the Concours at Serrano in El Dorado Hills will celebrate 100 years of MG.
  • Beni shared the Sacramento Valley MG club is hosting the Gathering of the Faithful in Folsom, October 14-18, with many events.  This year they are featuring the T series cars. 
  • John saw a Tesla Cybertruck on the road.
  • Dave L’s 1952 MGTD is running and licensed!
  • Dale reported that his MG is licensed, insured and on the road!

Next Meeting Date/Location:  Tuesday, May 7th, Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 2100 Arden Way, Sacramento. Starting at 7:00 PM.
Meeting adjourned at: 7:45 PM
Respectfully submitted,
Katie Owens, Secretary

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