TBA, Were working on it.
It's going to be GOOD!
Annual Club Picnic
a grand day it was at Craig Park in Fullerton. It was hot... about 91 or so degrees but that didn't stop us from having
a marvelous time! We had a nice variety of great food and deserts. Don't think anyone went away hungry. A special
THANK YOU to Tony Bilotti who got up a 'o dark hours' to come to the park and reserve our spot!
I believe we had 17 Mets this year. Thank you to those who braved the heat and attended. Attendees were
Ronnie Bauman and friend Becky, Gary Loomer, Jeff and Sue Garrett and little Noodles, Marcy and Randy Hetrick, Armando, Maritza
and "Mom" Reyes, Leon Hastings, Bill and Cindy Harris, June Valentine and her husband Michael, Justin and Britney
Barsony, Chris Di Tommaso, Tony/Jackie and Abby Bilotti, Dave and Diana Heller, Mike and Kim Dahlberg, Kim Dominguez and her
friend Diana (who was so helpful even though she doesn't own a Met... YET...) Ken
and Judy Conner, our newest Member who joined our club today Brant Boling, and me, Marcia Jones.
We had some great auction items, a good 50/50 raffle and managed to make about $855.00 for our Club! Thank you
for all the great items that were brought and thank you to all those who bid on them !! I think a special mention should be
given to Kim Dominguez who went beyond the call of duty and made some very special monogram Met things! She has a wonderful
talent and we certainly appreciate it.
Tony and Ken were busy taking photo's
so check our So. Cal web site as I'm sure they will be posting soon. To those who missed it... there is always next
See ya' on the road...
Our Banner & American/English Flag
June and Michael came in this very special Met.
This is the one her Dad Jimmy built for her Mom Eve!
Saturday May 13 2017
Cruise through Orange
A tour of the Modjeska House
Lunch at the Rose Canyon Cantina
had another great cruise put together by our Mike Dahlberg.
We headed out through
old Tustin to Santiago Canyon which led us to Modjeska Canyon and we had a wonderful and educational tour of the Modjeska
House and Gardens.
Learn more at
From there we had a great ride through
the canyons to the Rose Canyon Cantina for a Mexican lunch.
Our gang for this
cruise was Mike and Kim Dahlberg, President Ronnie Bauman, Marcia Jones, Kim Dominguez and a guest, Gwen Tolleson, Ken Conner,
Paul Van Wig, Dave Heller, Cindy and Bill Harris, John and Anita Fildes and a guest, Tom Booth, Tony and Jackie Bilotti and
new members Jeff and Julie Gallagher. I hope I got everybody.
Dad, Bob has been working on a 69 Beetle that came out very nice and he took Tony up on the offer to tag along and join in.
Bob Bilotti in the Wonder Bug
Parked at the Modjeska House
Jackie by the kitchen sink
Marcia and Tom by the stove
The library and Piano Room
Heading for 'Live Oak' and 'Rose Canyon' for lunch
More views on our way to lunch
Beautiful Live Oak Canyon
Parked at The Rose Canyon Cantina
A friendly wave from Ronnie at lunch
Mike has a friend with a laser etching machine and he had one of these made for each
Friday-Saturday April 7 & 8
Annual Unique Little Car Show
Historic Downtown Upland
Friday and Saturday April 7 & 8 was the 37th annual unique little cat show in Historic
This year the show was hosted by Micro Car/Isetta lovers and
owners Greg and Kiki Hahs and boy did they do a good job of it! It all started Friday morning with Amphicar rides for anyone
who signed up for the Saturday Show. So Cal Mets Marcia Jones couldn't get enough. There's a video below of her and So Cal
Mets newsletter editor Ken Conner enjoying a trip around the lake.
The Amphicars swimming around the lake
Back on dry land!
Friday night dinner at Greg & Kikis'
After the fun on the lake Greg and Kiki hosted an Italian dinner at their lovely home in
Saturday morning was the show and cars started arriving early. The
cars were placed by 9:00 am and the show started. There was a band playing in the central gazebo and the show was great.
Click here for a video of the band and the show
One of Gregs'
Kiki and Greg making sure it's all good!
So Cal Mets, Mike Dahlbergs
So Cal Mets, Marcia Jones'
So Cal Mets, Tony Bilottis'
So Cal Mets President Ronnie Bauman brought Barbies'
The engine in Barbie Baumans Met!
Barbie behind the wheel.
This one came with Wayne Metz from The Bay area Metropolitans.
Brian Cotariu from The Bay area Mets drove this from Castro Valley Ca.
So Cal Mets member Bob Burchett brought this!
So Cal Mets member Paul Van Wig came in this.
Perfect for hauling Metropolitans!
The Amphicar Marcia & Ken were in dropped anchor right there!
The awards banquet Saturday night.
The president of the Metropolitan Owners Club of North America
Brad Swiggart presented So Cal Mets President Ronnie Bauman
beautiful picture with different shots of Barbies car and
Barbie as one of
Proud Ronnie with the picture and an award that reads
'Car of Excellence'
That was the ULCS for 2017. Another great time for everybody!
Saturday March 18 2017
Cruise around Orange-Tustin
We finally got a cruise in for 2017. Our January and February cruises were rained out in
Southern California, go figure. It was the same cruise both months, a run through the Orange County canyons and lunch. We
moved it to Saturday May 13th, details coming.
Our cruise 3-18-17 started at
Mike & Kim Dalbergs house in Tustin. We left there and made a trip through Cowan Heights,Lemon Heights, Orange Park Acres
and Panorama Heights. Then we traveled down Chapman Ave. through Historic Old Orange to the Rubys in the old Santa Fe Depot
for lunch. The weather was perfect. Metters that joined in were John & Anita Fildes from Mission Viejo, Ronnie Bauman
& Renee Anderson from Riveside, Marcia Jones from Fountain Valley, Ken Conner, Cindy & Bill Harris from Huntington
Beach, Chuck Hatfield from Crestline, Kim Dominguez & Friend from Irvine, Mike & Kim Dahlberg from Tustin Gwen Tolleson
from Fullerton and Tony Bilotti from Anaheim. It was a good first cruise of the year that we had all been waiting for.
Lining up in front of Mike
& Kims house