Fallbrook Vintage Car Club celebrates another successful year

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club served up a “combination plate” of their own on June 22 when they gathered together to celebrate another successful year by holding a Fiesta Party, conducting their monthly general meeting, electing executive board officers for the 2014-2015 fiscal year and even staging a members’ car show.

The members-only party was hosted by Ron and Bev Mintle at their lovely Fallbrook estate which is of sufficient size to accommodate not only the 108 people that attended but space for a car show as well.

After club members spent a few hours socializing and enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an outstanding multi-course Mexican meal catered by La Caseta restaurant, President Roy Moosa began the general meeting by providing a brief summary of the many charitable donations the club had made, the fun activities the club had enjoyed during the past year including the many tours and special events as well as their annual picnic and Christmas party. He also stated that club membership had made significant gains again this year with the club boasting a combined membership count of over 270 men and women.

Moosa then asked Mike McGuire, the chairman of the 2014 Car Show, to relate some of the highlights of this year’s show and also provide his thoughts and goals in preparation for the club’s 2015, 50th annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show. McGuire stated that the 49th annual vintage car show was by all reports an outstanding success and had the largest attendance in the club’s history. McGuire also said that since the 50th annual show will be such a significant milestone of achievement for the club that the show committee is planning an extraordinary event that will be in keeping with celebrating the longest, continuous running vintage car show on the West coast.

Elections were then held for executive board positions for 2014-2015. The current board was re-elected for another term as follows: Roy Moosa, president; Mike McGuire, vice president; Lee Johnson, treasurer; Wayne King, secretary; and John Waugh, member-at-large.

When the general meeting was concluded, winners of the members’ car show were announced. The annual members-only car show was initiated by club member Darwyn Lumley who developed some very nonsensical vehicle classifications that were meant to be a lot of fun.

The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the local community groups and organizations that are in need of financial support. For more information, visit

www.fallbrookvintagecarclub.org or call (760) 723-1181.

This year’s awards were as follows:

Car most likely to attract women in college:

Frank Rotunda’s 1960 Austin-Healey 3000

Car they laughed at then, but can’t afford it now:

Rosemary West’s ’78 Citroen 2CV

Dashboard that looks like it was designed by Flash Gordon:

Don and Betty Hall’s 1964 Thunderbird

Best looking “Exposed-Wheel Lug Nuts”:

Debbie Forbes’ 1936 Ford coupe

Car most likely to be James Bonds’ daily driver:

Rosemary West’s 1978 Citroen 2CV

The Anti-Joan Rivers’ car (all original inside and out):

Vivian Lewis’ 1963 Bentley III

The front end that most resembles a smile:

Mike & Lee Johnson’s 1957 Pontiac Safari Station Wagon

The most unique hood ornament:

Derek & Linda Lovett’s 1940 Packard Model 110

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