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Feb. 2018 Event – BINGO

Yes! It’s BINGO day! On February 10th, the Goat Herd will be having its first ever BINGO event. This is a FUND RAISER for the club, as well as a fun event for ALL Goat Herd family members.

The date for this planned BINGO program is Saturday, Feb. 10, starting at 1:00Pm until about 4:00pm. The location is Larry’s Restaurant – that’s right, our club meeting place – and is open to all club member families. Frank Salerno will be the coordinator, and is seeking assistance from 2 or 3 others to help. The restaurant will be serving food items on a limited basis – hamburgers, fries, maybe melted cheese sandwiches, and ice cream and drinks. The only stipulation the restaurant has is a mandatory purchase of a food item by each individual. That’s because we are not being charged for use of the restaurant, but they need to make it monetarily worthwhile to be open for us.

At this point, we plan on BINGO participants purchasing individual BINGO cards for $1.00 each – remember, this is a club fund raiser. But we also have some really great prizes for winners of each game….for example, a box of See’s Candies, a Nike collapsible travel bag, a halogen desk lamp, maybe a pair of movie theatre tickets, and other items. Time allowed, we will probably play 8 games, BINGO patterns to be determined, and includes the last game of Blackout (not necessarily a 50/50 pot split). So now is the time to start preparing…go out and buy your ink daubers and start saving your dollar bills (and some extras for the mandatory food item purchase), come to Larry’s Restaurant for some Saturday afternoon fun, and come early – the games begin at 1:00pm, and you want to get there early, as there is seating for about 60-70 persons (family members include mom, dad, son, daughter, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, the ex…you know, the usual suspects!). We will have s Sign-up sheet for BINGO at the next club meeting so we can plan for the number of persons planning on attending. If you cannot be at the next club meeting but want to sign up for BINGO, send an e-mail to Frank Salerno at including the number of persons attending, and he will sign you up. Information in this publication may change, so check it periodically….for example, if we reach the seating limit by or at the next club meeting, we will post that information here.

Addendum: Bingo daubers can be purchased at most “Dollar” stores.


Jan 2018

2nd December Club Event for 2017

Notification by e-mail had been sent out to all members of a second December club event coordinated by Rod Nichols to be held Saturday, the 30th. The event was another trip to the World of Speed where one of our club members had his burgundy/black ’64 GTO on display along with many other marques and muscle of the muscle car era. (The ’64 belongs to Jan Weston, who is also a terrific supporter of our club.) The day was dry and relatively warm for late December, and several club members decided to take advantage of the weather and attend the event. In fact, there were 45 club/family members that were at the event. Provision had also been made to have lunch at The Ram restaurant after the viewing, and everyone showed up at the restaurant (45 club members at a restaurant for lunch makes for quite an event by itself). Stef and Suzanne Pfafnis from Washington joined us, and the club as new members, Marc Powell and son David from Monmouth joined in as well as Steve Stewart from Eugene and Frank and Kathy Richards from Cornelius and, of course, the rest of us. Where were Fred and Laura Brewer from Lincoln City…we missed you! For those of us in attendance at this final club event for 2017, a good time was had by all!


Jan 2018

December Club Event – Annual Christmas Party

The Goat Herd’s annual Christmas party is December 9th, and will be held at the American Legion Hall (same place as it has been for the past several years) located at 8329 SE 89th and Fuller Road. Bring a pot luck dish or dessert to embellish the main course dinner. If it’s anything the Goat Herd does well, it’s eat! There is a gift exchange which has always proven to be a lot of fun, and Santa will be there for the kids. Please bring a gift for your younger family member(s) so Santa can present the gift to your child. There will be no baby-sitter available, so please be sure your child is well tended. We hope to see as many of you there as possible as we began to celebrate the Christmas season.


Dec 2017

November Club Event – Annual Turkey Shoot

On November 11, club members will be heading back to Estacada to the Estacada Rod and Gun Club for the annual Turkey Shoot. This is a fun event for all, as there is no shooting skill or marksmanship required to win a prize. The idea is to shoot at 2 different targets – and basically just hit the target – as the points are marked on the back of the target, and placed randomly. Hitting the bulls eye really doesn’t count! The highest points after shooting 10 shots per target determines the winners – prizes for adults and younger target shooters.
We will be shooting .22 caliber rifles or pistols. You can bring your own gun or guns and ammo, or guns will be furnished by some club members for use by those who do not own their own guns. You can also purchase .22LR calibre ammo at 20 cents per bullet. This is a family event, and a great opportunity to teach the younger family members how to handle and use pistols and rifles SAFELY. You do not have to be a Goat Herd member to participate. In fact, members of the Mustang Club may be joining us. If you have ear protectors, it’s a good idea to bring them with you, or there will be some available at the gun club. Directions to the gun club and information about the event have already been sent out to all club members who have had their e-mail address listed with club member Gary Dillon ( Let’s go shoot some turkeys!!


Nov 2017

Oct. 2017 Club Events

On Oct. 14, several Goat Herd club members took the annual trip to Hood River, Oregon for the Hood River Fruit Loop Festival (apple run), held in the Hood River harbor area on the Columbia River. The Fruit Loop runs through 35 miles of the Hood River Valley, and allows for stops at several farms, fruit stands, and retailers, for samples and purchase of some of the Hood River Valley’s world renown agricultural products. This year was especially important, as the gorge wildfires prevented travel through many, many miles of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area, affecting retailers throughout the gorge area. This event gave Goat Herd members and the general public opportunity to see the devastation the wildfires caused and a chance to help the local economy curtailed by those fires.

On Oct. 21st, Goat Herd members drove to Dufur to help the Goat Herder himself, Marc Neary, in sorting out some of his smaller items he still has on hand. In return for the help, members chose some items they needed for their cars, FOR FREE! There was opportunity to take a break and have lunch at Kramer’s Market and Deli before going back to work at Marc’s for a while longer before heading home. I know some stopped in Hood River to find open fruit stands to bring back some of the fruit the Hood River Valley has to offer. We were expecting some rain, but the weather was warm and sunny, and we enjoyed a good afternoon in Dufur after having gone through quite the wet weather in the Willamette Valley area. It’s always good to have a chance to visit Dufur and the Goat Herder himself – and find those old Pontiac parts many of us still need or can use!


Oct 2017

Sept. 2017 Club Event – A Visit to the OMSI Pompeii Exhibit

On September 23rd, a member of the Goat Herd visited OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) for a tour to see artifacts from the Italian historic site of Pompeii. Pompeii is located about 30 miles from the city of Naples, near the Bay of Naples. Pompeii and its sister city Herculaneum were destroyed by the still active volcano Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., along with smaller communities in that area. Mt. Vesuvius has erupted more than 50 times, but the most famous eruption caused the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

After an introduction by an OMSI staff member, dual ancient style wooden doors were opened for entry into the display area. Most of the artifacts on display were inside glass enclosures atop stylized pedestals. They included jewelry, pottery, every day items such as cooking utensils, and smaller statuary of various gods of the time. It was amazing how finely detailed the jewelry and figurines were. Larger items, such as gladiators helmets, leg guards, actual swords and similar items were also on display. There were also tile mosaics and glass blown items that looked like they were made in the modern time (glass blowing was developed in the 1st century A.D.). There were amphora, cooking utensils, pictures of life, and dioramas of what a villa atrium would look like, as well as painted walls of the inside of a home. A trip to the upper level had displays of the actual castings of some of those who lost their lives in the eruption, including a man lying down shielding himself from the ash, a mother cradling her baby, a dog that still showed part of its bronze leash, and other items. Ending the exhibit, walking into a small theatre area, they showed a 3 minute movie of what it would have looked like while ash poured into the city from the near-by eruption….all the while the wooden floor was vibrating to feel the effects of the earth’s tremors at the same time. Worth the time and effort to view this exhibit, especially if you’re interested in history.


Sep 2017


For those wanting to join the Goat Herd GTO Club of Oregon, membership dues is $50 a year, $55 American for our Canadian friends. Your club dues to join the Goat Herd club also give you automatic membership in the GTO Association of America (GTOAA), which includes their monthly magazine/newsletter The LEGEND, and the Goat Herds award winning newsletter The Red Line Times. October is when the GTOAA will be sending out the post card forms for GTOAA membership renewal. For existing members, when you receive your GTOAA renewal card, enclose it with your check for $50, $55 American for our Canadian friends, for club membership renewal, and send it to: The GOAT HERD, P.O.BOX 1071, Clackamas, Oregon, 97015. DO NOT send the GTOAA membership card and payment back to the GTOAA, as the Goat Herd Membership coordinator will take care of everything. Thank you for your cooperation. Keep your membership current, and please pay your Goat Herd/GTOAA dues before the end of December.


Oct 2015


Congratulations to the Herd for winning the following certificates at the 2017 GTOAA International Convention !!!!

Gold Level Certificate————-In Recognition of Outstanding Chapter Membership Affiliation

Chapter Newsletter Certificate—–In Recognition of Outstanding Publishing Efforts (Redline Times)

Chapter Website Certificate——–In Recognition of Outstanding Internet Efforts


Sep 2015


The 2018 GTOAA National Meet will be held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania hosted by the Susquehanna Valley GTO’s. The dates for the 2018 Nationals are June 26 – 30. Check out the GTOAA website for more information, or find out more information in later editions of The Legend magazine/newsletter published by the GTOAA. You can also go to the www.svgto website for more information. You can receive the Legend magazine/newsletter only if you are a member of the GTOAA. Being a member of the Goat Herd automatically makes you a member of the GTOAA.


Sep 2015


It has been just over 25 years of fun, friends, and great cars! 2015 ended our annual event, and the Herd wants to thank all of the faithful followers that made TIGER RUN such an incredible success! Also thanks to the members of the Herd that worked so hard every year to put on the event. A lot of help was received from family members, and members of other clubs that helped cover the bases if needed. Can’t say enough about our Pontiac family celebrities that supported us over the years.

Now for the good news! Keep the date year 2020 open as The Goat Herd is testing the waters to determine if we can successfully have a Tiger Run reunion, to be called Tiger Re-Run. There seems to be enough enthusiasm among Goat Herd members and non-members to warrant pursuing another gr-r-reat event. So as not to interfere with the NW Legends in Seattle’s regional show, the Legends have agreed to postpone their Regional Meet in 2020 so the Goat Herd can a hold Tiger Re-Run event! However, this event is not fully confirmed!

Currently, the Goat Herd is exploring the possibility of a Tiger Re-run event. If you would like to see the Goat Herd host another event similar to Tiger Run, please e-mail Frank Salerno at: or any Goat Herd officer/member with your thoughts or comments on this event. Their contact information is listed on this site. If you have any interest in such an event, we would like to hear from you!!


Aug 2015