Gaucho Beach Social Activity

Join your fellow Redcoats in a Social Activity!
Gaucho Beach, 780 East Shoreline Drive (adjacent to our Club C300 on race weekend).
Friday, September 22nd from 6-8 pm. (Meet on the rooftop seating area.)
FREE limited parking beginning at 6 pm.
Gaucho Beach is a newly opened gathering spot situated right on the beach!
It has food, drink, and rooftop views but most alluring- your Redcoat friends will be there…
Check the menu and amenities at (No host bar and food menu.)

CLICK LINK BELOW to Signup Genius, we need a headcount so please RSVP thanks.

Let’s have fun!
Angela Gehman
C300 Director of Activities

Movie Night – Gran Turismo

Let’s go to the movies with your fellow Redcoats to see a premiere-week showing of Gran Turismo at the Marina Pacifica Theaters on Friday, August 24. This movie, based on real life, shows how a young man parlays his auto racing video game skills into becoming an actual driver. Click the link (link) or scan the code below to order your tickets. Make a “pit stop” at Acapulco Restaurant before the movie to meet up and fortify ourselves before this thrilling movie.

Sultans Car Show

Calling all Committee of 300 Redcoats to attend the Sultan’s Car show on Saturday, August 5 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church (4645 Woodruff Ave, Lakewood). We will promote C300 membership and we need volunteers to help man the table from 8:00am to 3:00pm. We also need some members to help set up and to walk around and engage attendees who might not stop by the table. The show is free to attend; the registration fee applies to car owners who wish to compete for prizes.

“Old School” Picnic

“Old School” Picnic on Saturday, July 29th from 11am to 2pm at El Dorado Park West, 2760 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90815

Click the link (link) to Signup Genius and RSVP. See the map below for location.

Join us for the Ultimate Committee of 300 “Old School” Picnic with FUN & GAMES for Members! This is a great chance to mingle with our fellow members while enjoying the nice summer breeze with great food and company. We will furnish burgers (beef & veggie), hot dogs (beef only), buns, condiments, soft drinks and water. Be sure to bring your own chairs and blanket. You are welcome to bring a dish to share, just like an Old School Picnic.
Looking forward to a good time with our fellow Redcoats!

Register for the President’s Celebration

RSVP by July 10 (LINK) to attend the President’s Celebration on July 15 at 6pm at the Lions Automobilia Foundation Museum. Enjoy a full-course dinner catered by the Naples Rib Company and celebrate the Committee of 300’s accomplishments of the past year and the initiatives for the coming year. You will have ample time to tour the museum which features hot rods, race cars, and beautifully restored classic cars displayed in movie-like settings. Send your checks to Committee of 300 at 3000 Pacific Ave., Long Beach CA 90806 ($50 for Members and $65 for guests) or call the office (562-981-9200) to pay by credit card. The museum is located just off the I-710 and the I-405 intersection at 2790 E Del Amo Blvd, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221.

Beach Cleanup at Bolsa Chica

Join the Committee of 300 for a Beach Cleanup community service event at Bolsa Chica Beach at 9 am this Saturday morning, June 17.

ENTRANCE/PARKING: Enter through the main gate at Bolsa Chica State Beach (17851 PCH, HB, CA, 92649) between Seapoint and Warner. (See map below.) To receive free parking, let the entrance attendant know you are there with Committee of 300 for a beach cleanup. Keep to the right and follow the park road to the second parking lot you pass, next to Tower 21 and the basketball courts. Park here.

CHECK-IN: . We’ll gather near Sea Salt in Bolsa Chica State Beach and then walk over to the Lifeguard Headquarters/Visitor Center to check-in with staff.

CLEANUP: Staff will give us an orientation, pass out supplies, and direct us down the beach. At 11:45 we will meet back at check-in to take a group photo, weigh and dump our trash, and wash up.

POST CLEANUP: We are free to enjoy the beach after the cleanup.

Redcoat Event at Panama Joe’s

One last activity is in order and all interested are welcome to join! We’re meeting at Panama Joe’s at 6:00 pm on Wed., March 29th.This is a Red Jacket event! PJ’s is located at 5100 E. 2nd St, Long Beach. Street parking is available around this location, and food and drink are available for purchase. Believe it or not, I have only been there once but the cuisine and drink were very impressive. It’ll be our last get-together before the Long Beach Grand Prix, so I hope many of you come to join the party!

Cheers, Susan Mrock, Activities Director

Farewell to Vivian and Peter

Please join us for a farewell gathering at Phil Trani’s on Saturday, March 25th – 5pm for Vivan Tondreault and Peter Holman. After over 40 years of service as members of the Committee of 300, they are starting a new chapter in New Orleans, LA. Stop by to say Farewell.

Phil Trani’s, 3490 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach CA 90807

Mardi Gras Postponed To March 18

The City has rescheduled the Mardi Gras event and Parade at Shoreline Village until March 18 due to the inclement weather and in the interests of the performers, participants, and guests. They will now combine the Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations into a “Shamrockin’ Mardi Gras”. Stay tuned for more details as we still hope to march in the parade.

2023 Membership Drive

This year’s Kick-off Meeting follows a very different philosophy. We will limit invited guests to those who are interested in learning more about becoming a Member (Governor) of the Committee of 300. This is not a party, but a positive event to attract like-minded people who would like to take advantage of the fantastic opportunity we provide. Please bring all family members, business associates, friends, and acquaintances who want to get involved with the Grand Prix.

Redcoat Meetup At Legends On Jan 24


Hi RedCoats & Friends!
This month we are going to one of the most well-known, the granddaddy of sports bars, Legends!
Let’s meet at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 24th. Legends is located at 5236 E Second St, Long Beach. Many of you have been there already so you know that the food and drinks are really good. The parking is first come street parking, so leave yourself some time to find a spot.
The place is plastered with bigger-than-life screen TVs so check your local listings for events on that night. It’s going to be a real fun time, so come on down and join us!
See you there!

Thanks, Susan

Christmas Party 2022

The Committee of 300 held our Christmas Party at the Long Beach Yacht Club on December 30. Members and their guests enjoyed an excellent buffet dinner of chicken, salmon and roast beef along with all of the trimmings. After dinner, President Derek Brown delivered a few remarks and thanked and introduced the Board Members. Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President and CEO Jim Michaelian also delivered some remarks and thanked the Committee. Then Derek and company handed out a couple of tables’ worth of raffle prizes. Larry Bustmante and his band provided the music for dancing and listening. This was a first-class event befitting our first-class dinner attire. See how much fun we had in the gallery below.

Same Pictures In A Slide Show

Lions Toy Drive

Lions Toy Drive
Lions Toy Drive Invite

Join your fellow Redcoats at the Lions Automobilia Museum on Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 2pm for their “Lions Spirit of Giving” event. Bring a new, non-gift-wrapped toy that has a value of $15.00 or more and is appropriate for children between the ages of one and 16 years. In exchange, receive admission to the Lions Automobilia Foundation Museum and enjoy the Spirit of Lions Drag Strip and Southern California Car Culture.

Cruise to and drop off your gift at the Lions Automobilia Foundation Museum 2790 E Del Amo Blvd. Rancho Dominguez, CA 310.223.3470 *

Lions Automobilia Foundation – Museum Self-Guided Tour – The experience begins as visitors walk in thru a 1960’s speed shop with genuine parts hanging off the walls and then enter the Main Street Gallery lined with classics automobiles parked in front of a 1950’s diner. The visitor experience has been described as mind-blowing, as each gallery reveals the human experience with the automobile. Lions is more than just a museum. The Lions Automobilia Foundation takes persevering automotive history to the next level with its onsite restoration facility. As visitors walk through the galleries, they will find that many of the vehicles on display were restored by the Lions Team. This event is sponsored by the Lions Automobilia Foundation and the LA County Sheriff – Lakewood Station.

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

A few Redcoats managed to locate each other among the 100+ entries for the Belmont Shore Christmas parade. We accompanied an Acura Grand Prix pace car up and down 2nd Street in front of 40,000 spectators lining both sides of the street AND the median. Afterward, we located our cars and gathered at The Belmont Brewing Company for hospitality.