January 29, 2010

Daytona GTO.R photos from Bill Vantuono

An email from Bill Vantuono:
Hey everyone!
Greetings from the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Here's "our" GTO.R. She looks great! Our logo really stands out on the quarter panels. We're going to add a few small GTOAA decals on Saturday, on the nose, tail, and interior. Let me know what you think.

Bill Vantuono
National Chapter Coordinator
GTO Association of America
431 16th Avenue
Brick, NJ 08724
(732) 208-6860 (cell)
(212) 620-7240 (office)

January 24, 2010

John E. Jackson Nov. 01, 1942 - Jan 22, 2010

John E. Jackson, 67, of Cory, IN passed away at his residence Friday, January 22, 2010 following a brief battle with cancer.

He was born in Oaktown, Indiana November 1, 1942 to Emmett and Anne (Wilkin) Jackson. He graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1960, and attended Indiana State University graduating with a Bachelors degree in Education. During his college years he worked as a musician with many local Blue Grass bands. Mr. Jackson served in the United States Army, the Americal Division. He served in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in battle. He was honorably discharged as a retired Army Sergeant. Following his return from the military Mr. Jackson returned to ISU to achieve a Masters degree in education. He married Kim Antcliff July 25, 1984. He taught Industrial Arts at Otter Creek Junior High School. He served on the Board of Directors of the Fayette Bank and Trust in Connersville, IN. Following teaching he began farming in the Cory area until retirement.

In his free time John enjoyed hunting, clay pigeons and skeet shooting, driving his 1966 GTO, playing Blue Grass music, cowboy action shooting, and spending time with family.

He was a member of the National Muzzle Loading and Rifle Association participating in historical reenactments, Life member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited, and participated in Hunters Helping Hunters. He taught, as a volunteer, hunters’ safety classes assisting with Department of Natural Resources. The Indiana Hunter Education Association honored him as the district 5 volunteer instructor of the year for 2005. He also served on various conservation committees throughout the valley and as a volunteer at the Cory Apple Festival for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Emmett and Anne.

Survivors include his wife Kim Jackson; sons Christopher Wilkin Jackson and wife Maria of Sacramento, CA, John Thomas Jackson and wife Puni of San Francisco, CA Lt. Jacob A. Jackson USMC stationed at Quantico, VA.

January 16, 2010

January 30th Indy GTO Club Meeting

Happy New Year Goatnutz,

Your staff of diligent (or is that delinquent?) Indy GTO officiers, bored members and the US Congress have finally come to resolution on our health care bull, I mean bill and our first meeting of the decade that will lead on to become the twenty teens:

Date: Saturday January 30th
Place: RetroTech
Time: 11:30am-3pm
Address: 475 Northpoint Court, Suite 600,
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Phone: 317-858-3400

How do I get there: From Indy's westside: take I-465 to I-74west to St Rd 267 (Browsburg exit). Go south on StRd 267 to first stop light (Northfield Drive) and turn left (east), follow Northfield around until you see John Force Racing on the right. Just past JFR is Southpoint Circle, turn right on Southpoint Circle and go maybe 1/4 mile or so to Northpoint (its on the left). Go to suite 600

Our host, Mike Haluska, is providing pizza and sodas, so get there on time before the Jump family shows up!

Our agenda will cover our plans for our June show at RetroTech, Mystery cruise date, car shows we might want to travel to as a group, with plenty of time left over to socialize.

To kick things off, Mike Haluska will show us his new facility (he used to be over on Rockville Rd) and let us know what's happening in the world of "RetroTech".

So, mark your calendars NOW, show up to help us kick-off 2010 and this new decade.

January 9, 2010

Band of Brothers

We send our best wishes out to two of our members dealing with serious illnesses. We are keeping both of these guys and their families in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Indy GTO Club Treasurer, William Dave Fitzpatrick, was lookin' good after his surgery. Here is a slide show of favorite Fitz pics.

Here is a slide show of photos of John Jackson, many taken at his place. (Thank you to John Jump and Bill Sanders for your help with these pics!)