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JROTC Car & Bike Show

Date/Time: May 10th (Saturday) 8:00am
Location: East Union High School (1700 North Union Rd, Manteca, CA)

Meet-up Time & Location

7:00am – Bass Pro Shop in Manteca (MAP):
7:25am – Departing Bass Pro to get premium parking as a group at the show


Toys for Tots Toy Run

Date/Time: December 7th (Saturday) 11:00am
Location: Abel Chevrolet Buick (280 N. Front St, Rio Vista, CA 94571)

ToysForTots would like to invite everyone to this year’s Toys for Tots Toy Run Saturday Dec 7th from 11am-2pm. We will be holding the event this year at Abel Chevy in Rio Vista.

Abel Chevy will also be a drop off location for Toys for Tots if you aren’t able to make the event on the 7th; please stop by and drop a toy off at your convenience. Every single toy counts!

Richie and Abel will also be hosting a free BBQ for everyone that brings an unwrapped toy.

We also ask for a small donation of 5.00 per car to go to Toys for Tots.


This year we will be having the US Marines come out from Toys for Tots and collect toys and cash donations. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.

I hope all of you can come out this year and support the Marines and the community. This will be an open invite to all so please tell your friends and come on out and have a great time for a great cause.

Please RSVP so we can have a head count and know where you will be meeting.

There are several meet spots throughout the bay area that join together and cruise into Rio Vista.


A. San Jose7:30-7:45 – Popeye’s 311 North Capitol Avenue – drive to Concord (B)
B. Concord8:45-9:00 – Sun Valley Mall Bank of America parking lot – drive to Fairfield (C)
C. Fairfield9:45-10:00 – Pelayos parking lot 1985 West Texas Street – drive to Rio Vista (H)
D. Rohnert Park8:30-8:45 – Chevron 302 Rohnert Park Expy W – drive to Fairfield (C)
E. Lodi10:15-10:30 – Pilot gas station 15100 North Thornton Road – drive to Rio Vista (H)
F. Sacramento8:45-9:00 – Target parking lot on Madison – drive to Lodi (E)
G. Manteca9:15-9:30 – Bass Pro Shops 1356 Bass Pro Drive – drive to Lodi (E)
H. Rio Vista11:00 – Abel Chevrolet Buick, 280 N. Front Street

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Abel Chevrolet Buick
280 N. Front st
Rio Vista, CA 94571

Toys for Tots

Today the Nor-Cal Goats headed-up to Able Chevrolet in Rio Vista for their annual Toys for Tots drive. Car clubs (G8/GTO’s, Corvettes, Camaros, etc) from all over the Bay Area get together to hang-out and to donate toys to a worthy cause.

Unfortunately the weather forecasts for this weekend are full of rain (something called an ‘Atmospheric River’) so the number of participants was far fewer than expected. At the first meeting spot there were only four cars (including a Volvo), but we met-up with a dozen or so other cars at the second meeting spot.

While the roads were wet from rain earlier in the morning, the weather was very cooperative and only had a few sprinkles throughout the rest of the day. It was great to see everyone from the various clubs, as there were a few really impressive vehicles!

Everyone at the event seemed to have a great time at the event, and in the end we helped to raise over 300 toys and almost $1400!

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