HomeChapter ConsitutionHeritage Museum/British Motor MuseumMet Production Dates & ChangesDonny Conn Beep Beep PodcastGerman Googie Shots 20132016 Micro Invasion2017 Events2016 Events2015 Events2014 Events2013 Events2012 Events2011 EventsCalendarNewsletterMembers ListProduction/Color DataTechnical DataMembers GarageClassifiedLinks to other clubs & parts suppliersContact UsJoin So Cal Mets

Next Event
Sunday June 25
Annual Pot Luck PicNic
Craig Park 3300 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton
10:30 am
 
 

Saturday May 13 2017
Cruise through Orange County Canyons
A tour of the Modjeska House
Lunch at the Rose Canyon Cantina
 
We 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
www.ocparks.com/modjeskahouse
 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. 
Also, Tonys' 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.

100_5190_1501x997.jpg
 The gang going out
100_5191_1501x997.jpg
Bob Bilotti in the Wonder Bug
100_5200C.jpg
On our way

100_5205_1501x997.jpg
Parked at the Modjeska House

100_5233_1501x997.jpg
The Modjeska House
100_5210_1501x997.jpg
The Breakfast Nook
100_5212_1501x997.jpg
Jackie by the kitchen sink
100_5213_1501x997.jpg
Marcia and Tom by the stove

100_5215_1501x997.jpg

The library and Piano Room 

 

100_5217_1501x997.jpg
A bedroom
100_5218_1501x997.jpg
The bathroom
100_5223_1501x997.jpg
Another Bedroom
100_5195C.jpg
Heading for 'Live Oak' and 'Rose Canyon' for lunch
100_5259_1501x997.jpg
More views on our way to lunch

100_5271_1501x997.jpg
Beautiful Live Oak Canyon

100_5273_1501x997.jpg
Parked at The Rose Canyon Cantina
100_5277_1501x997.jpg
Lunch
100_5278_1501x997.jpg
A friendly wave from Ronnie at lunch
100_5279_1501x997.jpg
Mike has a friend with a laser etching machine and he had one of these made for each of us,
THANX MIKE!!

  

 

 

Friday-Saturday April 7 & 8
37th Annual Unique Little Car Show
Historic Downtown Upland

Friday and Saturday April 7 & 8 was the 37th annual unique little cat show in Historic Downtown Upland.
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.
 

IMG_3248.jpg
The Amphicars swimming around the lake

IMG_3263.jpg
Back on dry land!

IMG_3339.jpg
Friday night dinner at Greg & Kikis'

After the fun on the lake Greg and Kiki hosted an Italian dinner at their lovely home in Upland.
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

100_5159_1501x997.jpg

 

100_5107_1501x997.jpg
One of Gregs'

100_5148_1501x997.jpg
Kiki and Greg making sure it's all good!

100_5095_1501x997.jpg
So Cal Mets, Mike Dahlbergs

100_5086_1501x997.jpg
So Cal Mets, Marcia Jones'

100_5090_1501x997.jpg
So Cal Mets, Tony Bilottis'

100_5088_1501x997.jpg
So Cal Mets President Ronnie Bauman brought Barbies'

100_5144_1501x997.jpg

100_5140_1501x997.jpg
The engine in Barbie Baumans Met!

100_5145_1501x997.jpg
Barbie behind the wheel.

100_5083_1501x997.jpg
This one came with Wayne Metz from The Bay area Metropolitans.

100_5100_1501x997.jpg
Brian Cotariu from The Bay area Mets drove this from Castro Valley Ca.

100_5160_1501x997.jpg
Metropolitan Street

100_5110_1501x997.jpg
So Cal Mets member Bob Burchett brought this!

100_5143_1501x997.jpg
So Cal Mets member Paul Van Wig came in this.

100_5129_1501x997.jpg
Perfect for hauling Metropolitans!

100_5125_1501x997.jpg

100_5135_1501x997.jpg

100_5136_1501x997.jpg
The Amphicar Marcia & Ken were in dropped anchor right there!

IMG_3421.jpg
The awards banquet Saturday night.

IMG_3433.jpg
The president of the Metropolitan Owners Club of North America
Brad Swiggart presented So Cal Mets President Ronnie Bauman
with a beautiful picture with different shots of Barbies car and
Barbie as one of the pictures.

IMG_3440.jpg
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 Hills

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.

100_5023_1501x997.jpg
                                                                                          Lining up in front of Mike & Kims house

100_5030C.jpg
Coming up Newport Ave.

100_5032C.jpg
The gang going up the hill

100_5037_1501x997.jpg
Saddle Hill Ranch-Cowan Heights

100_5039_1501x997.jpg
Lined up across the street from Tonys parents house

IMG_3408.jpg
Bill & Cindys' Met, Tony and the gang at the top of Tonys parents driveway