February 28, 2017
RE: Your Dues are Due

Hello Everybody,

A reminder that if you are sending your dues by mail that Bobby Sykes need
to receive them by March 4th to be considered on time. Anything after that date is considered late or delinquent.

Thanks
Dan Tuttle
Secretary
Gear Grinders

February 13, 2017
RE: Date CONFIRMED for the Inspectors Clinic, April 22

All,
The date for the 2017 Scta/Bni Inspectors Clinic is Confirmed for Saturday April 22nd.
Got confirmation from the Cerritos College Automotive Center and Tony Barron will be
there once again to help us.

As the Motorcycle guys have a show to attend the same weekend, we may have to start a little earlier then usual. Please discuss at Board Meeting.

 

Further more…Heather Black has agreed to help us with Coffee/Donuts for breakfast and
Pizza for lunch again. Just like she did last year. If you see her at the board meeting or at the
Inspectors clinic, give her a big hug, she deserves it, for all she does for us.
Last but not least,…during the board meeting, can the board please ask Tony Huntimer, to make us another one of his great flyers for the Inspectors Clinic.

Once that is done, it can be handed out and Tracy & Heather can send it out via e-mail and social media.

 

Hope I didn’t forget anything. If I did, please “Reply All” to this e-mail, so everybody is aware of it.

Thanks for now,

Mike Spacek

October 9, 2016
RE: Member needs someone to cover his patrol for October

Hello Everyone,
Gear Grinders member John Weatherwax will be unable to attend the October
meet at El Mirage & he needs somebody to stand his Patrol.
He would rather not swap with anybody since he is going to run the November
meet, so he has offered $150 cash to someone willing to volunteer.
Please respond to this email if you are that volunteer and contact Matt
Shickler who has to update the roster prior to the event.

Thanks
Dan Tuttle
Secretary
Gear Grinders

September 16, 2016
RE: Nick Nicolaides

All,

Just received the news that Nick Nicolaides has passed away.

The following is a statement from his family.

We are sad to announce the death of Donald Eugene Nicolaides, who passed away on Sunday, September 4th, at approximately4:30 pm.

Donald, known to everyone as Nick, was born October 11th in 1927, and lived almost his entire life in the Southern California area.  Nick was a father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He owned a business that serviced the aerospace industry for approximately 5 decades, and was an avid motorcycling enthusiast and racer with many notable accomplishments within the racing community.

Nick is survived by his older brother Johnny, and his wife Jane, and all of their children and grandchildren.  Nick is also survived by his oldest son Chris and his two children; middle son Robin and his wife Eileen and their two children and grandchildren; and his daughter Kim Hale and husband Thom and their son Nolan and his wife and daughter.

A memorial service for Nick will be held on October 22, 2016, at 12:00pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills.  6300 Forest Lawn Drive Los Angeles, CA  90068.  If you are not able to make the service on Saturday, there will be a viewing period from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday night, October 21,2016.

Nick would wish to thank all of his family and friends for their love and friendship throughout his lifetime.

Dan Tuttle
Secretary
Gear Grinders

August 3, 2016
RE: Salt Report

Salt Report 8/3/16

At this point the Salt Gods are shining on us, the weather patterns look good and Speedweek 2016
is all ahead go! The final preparations and details are worked out and our team is heading up to
Bonneville early next week to set up for Speedweek 2016! The salt is in great shape, the entrance
ramp has been repaired and we have three well-groomed courses. Course one (long course) is five
miles with three miles of shut down, course two (short course) three miles with two miles of shut
down and a two mile Rookie course with one mile of shut down. A second nine mile course is
currently under review however, has not yet been confirmed.
With well over 400 pre entries this year looks to be one of the biggest Speedweek events ever.
Whether you're racing or spectating, you don't want to miss out on the action! We will be posting
live updates all next week. Thursday August 11th and Friday August 12th 7:00 am the pits will be
open for set up, registration and inspection begins at 10:00 am. Saturday August 13th 7:00 am the
Salt and lineup opens, drivers meeting at 9:00 am and racing begins at 10:00 am! After the two
year hiatus we are ready to race and looking forward to a great Speedweek! See you at the Salt!

Bill Lattin,
Race Director
SCTA President