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  • GGLC Event Truck Blog March 5, 2011
  • 2008 GGLC Officers Elected Nov 16, 2007
  • GGLC Honors New Lifetime Member March 17, 2006
  • GGLC Displays Classic Lotus at SF Auto Show Nov 19, 2005
  • 2006 GGLC Officers Elected Nov 19, 2005
  • GGLC Wins Club Participation Award at British Car Meet! Sept 11, 2005
  • Don Nester Memorial Clubhouse June 12, 2005
  • 2005 WCLM Announced! Jan 2, 2005
  • 2005 GGLC Track Days Announced! Dec 14, 2004
  • GGLC Holiday Party! Dec 12, 2004
  • The Toy Rallye - Huge Success! Dec 5, 2004
  • 2005 GGLC Officers Elected Nov 20, 2004

  • GGLC 2008 Officer Elected!


    Nov 16, 2007 - Santa Clara, CA

    The 2008 GGLC Officers were elected at the November GGLC membership meeting. The Winners are:

    President

    Clark Vineyard

    Vice-President

    Christopher Spencer

    Secretary

    Scott Hogben

    Events Co-Chairs

    John Zender
    Scott Hogben

    Autocross Chair

    Larry Bisares

    Treasurer

    Laura Hamai

    Membership Chairman

    David Anderson

    Chapman Report Staff

    Jim McClure, Editor; Tom & Cherie Carney, Distribution

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    GGLC Honors New Lifetime Member!


    March 17, 2006 - Burlingame, CA

    The GGLC honored David Anderson by making David only the 5th GGLCer to become a "Lifetime Member".

    David joins 4 other Lifetime members that include: GGLC founder, John Ridley; early driving member Wally Sinclair; Kiyoshi Hamai, for 20+ years of service as the Chapman Report Editor; and Tom Carney for 25 years of service and leadership.

    David has been active in the GGLC for over 25 years and has been the GGLC's membership chairman since 1980. During that time David tirelessly managed the club roster making sure every member was reminded that their membership was about to expire, printing mailing labels for each month's Chapman Report, publishing the GGLC roster, making weekly visits to the post office to pick-up club mail and responding to club coorespondence. David is a past President and continues to be an active GGLC member.

    The GGLC is pleased to honor David Anderson for his tireless dedication to the GGLC.

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    GGLC 2006 Officers Elected!


    Nov 19, 2005 - San Francisco, CA

    The elections for the 2006 GGLC Officers are closed. Members that attended the gala opening of the San Francisco Auto Show logged their choices and the poor b*stards that are to be dubbed officers in 2006 are:

    President

    Scott Hogen

    Vice-President

    Clark Vineyard

    Secretary

    Jon Rosner

    Events Co-Chairs

    John Zender
    Scott Hogben

    Autocross Chair

    Larry Bisares

    Treasurer

    Laura Hamai

    Membership Chairman

    David Anderson

    Chapman Report Staff

    Jim McClure, Editor; Tom & Cherie Carney, Distribution

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    GGLC Wins Club Participation Award!


    Sept 11, 2005 - Palo Alto, CA

    Finally after a number of years of absence the GGLC re-claimed the coveted Club Participation Award at the Palo Alto British Car Meet. The GGLC members brought 44 Lotus + 1 Noble to the Meet. President Roy stepped forward and picked-up the big shiny silver tray from Meet chairman Rick Fiebusch. Truly a momentus occasion that was once an annual event for the GGLC.

    Full report and more photos in the GGLC Past Events Section - LINK

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    Don Nester's Clubhouse


    June 12, 2005 - Willows, CA

    The SCCA photographer made a billboard and hung it at the clubhouse at Thunderhill. Featured is GGLC member Don Nester in his Formula Ford. Don runs in SCCA's San Francisco Region Group 4. His fellow racers now refer to the Thunderhill Clubhouse as the "Don Nester memorial Clubhouse". They're going to keep it up as long as possible to see how long it lasts.

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    2005 WEST COAST LOTUS MEET ANNOUNCED!


    January 2, 2005 - Burlingame CA

    The 2005 West Coast Lotus Meet was announced by co-chairment Joel Lipkin and Mel Boss. Hosted by the GGLC, in concert with Evergreen Lotus Car Club, Phoenix Lotus and other west coast Lotus Clubs, the 2005 WCLM will be held at Lake Tahoe on June 2-5, 2005.

    The 2005 WCLM will feature opening registration and dinner on Thursday. Then on June 2nd entrants can choose from a Lake Tahoe tour or an optional WCLM Lotus Track Day at the Reno-Fernley Raceway. Later that day there will be a casual cocktail and dinner.

    On Saturday June 4th, the WCLM will have a Lotus Autocross where entrants can weave through the pylons in search of that last tenth of a second. The day will be capped off by a private banquet and tour of the National Automotive Museum that features cars from the Harrah Auto Collection.

    Ending the WCLM on Sunday, June 5th will be the WCLM Concours and BBQ/Picnic.

    No doubt it will be a very fun Lotus event, set in the scenic vistas of the Lake Tahoe and the high Sierras.

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    6 GGLC LOTUS TRACK DAYS!


    December 14, 2004 - Burlingame CA

    GGLC Track Day Chairman, John Zender, announced 6 GGLC Lotus Track Day events for 2005 to take place on 3 different Raceways.

    The GGLC Track Days emphasize on-track time and environment that promotes safer driving and respect for the car's ability.

  • March 30th, Wednesday - Thunderhill Raceway
  • April 25th, Monday - Buttonwillow Raceway
  • June 3rd, Friday - Reno/Fernley Raceway
  • July 27th, Wednesday - Thunderhill Raceway
  • September 13th, Tuesday - Thunderhill Raceway
  • October 17th, Monday - Buttonwillow Raceway

    GGLC Track Day Info

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    GGLC Holiday Dinner


    December 12, 2004

    The GGLC held its annual Holiday Dinner at the Macaroni Grill in San Mateo CA.

    22 members joined in the frolic, wine, food and door prizes. Out going 2004 GGLC Prez, Faisal, was properly thanked and shown the door and incoming 2005 GGLC Prez, Roy was welcomed as condolances were passed out.

    The Elephant Garage Gift exchange was fun and was highlighted by the age old question, "Who's going to end up with the Crossover Pipes?" For years a set of Crossover Pipes from a Twin Cam have gone from member to member, was 2004 to be any different? The suspense was dripping from the ceiling... That ended when Joel opened one of the larger packages and behold "Crossover Pipes"! But, in the theme of Reality Shows, they had gone through an extreme makeover and had been transformed into the most coveted elephant gift of the evening and exchanged hands at least 3 times before being claimed by Hal!

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    The Toy Rallye


    December 6, 2004

    BURLINGAME, CA The GGLC and The Rallye Club presented the annual Toy Rallye in Fremont CA on December 5th.

    The Toy Rallye collects toys for needy kids in the holiday season. Click below for pictures and more news.

    More on the Toy Rallye

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    2005 GGLC Officers Elected


    November 20, 2004

    BURLINGAME CA - The elections for the 2005 GGLC Officers were held Friday evening, November 19th at the home of Kiyoshi & Laura. There were no controversies of hanging chads or even a need for a recount. The winners were announced at the end of the meeting. Congratulations go to:

    2005 GGLC President - Roy Nakamura
    Vice-President - Scott Hogben
    Secretary - Jon Rosner
    Events Chairperson - John Zender
    Treasurer - Laura Hamai
    Membership Chairman - David Anderson
    Chapman Report Staff - Jim McClure, Editor; Tom & Cherie Carney, Distribution
    Attendance Chairman - Faisal Khan

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