Monday, December 24, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

First Night 2001

Well here it is the night before Christmas, well almost, and no snow. That doesn't stop a true classic car guy from showing off his car. Here are some pictures of our cars at the first night celebration of 2001. We are in the Farmers exchange building in Kennewick.

My 30 Desoto, Denny Kehl's roadster, Jack's 40 Merc, and Ed Edwards 39 Crosley.
Jim Vetrano's Caddy, Jeff todd's Pontiac? and the back end of Vern and Martha's Dodge truck
Here is a shot of Red Rutherford's Chevy Truck
Here is a better pic of Ed's 39 Crosley
Is wasn't just sitting around answering questions about our cars, as you can see.

For more pictures of First night see the slid show on the right

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Explanation of Blog

I thought it was about time that I explained just what this is. It is not a web site, it is a blog. A blog differs from a web site in that the blog is interactive. By that I mean you can talk to it by leaving questions, or comments simply by clicking the word "comment" at the bottom of each post. You can post for sale items or a request for help from the group on a particular problem you are having with your car, or parts that are difficult to find. This site will be updated every week, give or take. You can very easily find past articles by clicking the article name in the Blog archive found on the right side of the screen. You can also suggest what you would like to see more of on the blog, or just leave a note to say you were here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Party 2007

Well the party was held at Tony Roma's restaurant in Kennewick. We had a pretty good turnout, so much so that we had to bring in more tables. Just goes to show you that if there is food there will be people there that we don't even know.

The food was great and the service was better than I expected. What made it even better was the fact that Ed Edwards went around passing out $5 to every one. I think he was trying to buy votes since we were electing officers that night. It seemed strange because he was running unchallenged. Maybe he wanted us not to vote for him. I don't think Odeta believes it is real.

Myrtle Nesbit showed up , which was a pleasant surprise.

The gift exchange went well with a minimum of blood shed. There was a battle or two over some boxes of chocolates, and in second place was the battle over some mini compressors. But I've got to tell you I am sure the fighters were the people that showed up that we didn't know, because none of our club members would act like that.

No sir ree!
Poor Jack is still trying to figure out , Am I supposed to give this gift or take it?

The elections went well. Martha Sheve is our new president

Bob Rupp is Vice Prez Jim Vetrano is Secretary

Ed Edwards is the Treasurer

John Nelson and Jack Yale

Are new board members.

That's all folks

Oh wait I forgot something. Just a comment I wanted to make about how reserved this party was compared to the one we had in 2000.

Check this out!

Now that was a party to remember!

That's all Folks!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

4th Of July Parade 2001

Well, it's time for another trip down memory lane. Do you remember any of these?Great looking 1930 DeSoto!
Every parade needs a little cheesecake.As usual there is always food available.
Can you name who belongs to these cars?

These were taken at the 4th of July parade in Kennewick in 2001

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Well here it is December already. Not much planned for this month,guess we will just stay in doors and keep warm. Oh! There is the Christmas party at Tony Roma's in Kennewick. The party is at 5:30 I think. The club is paying $10 of the bill for everyone. Please bring a white elephant gift, limit $10, and mark it as being male, female, or unisex. I just thought of a way to keep warm, we could look at pictures of one of our tours when it was warmer. Want to?

Here we are ready to go to Prosser for the 2003 States Day Parade.

We made it to Prosser in one piece. See the shorts? Are you warm yet?

And of course we brought food with us.

Vern always works so hard on these trips.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What is it?

GUESS what this is?

Apple squeezing at Vern and Martha's

Well even though it was very cold on Saturday morning we had a very good turnout for the Shreve's apple squeezing. They had 800 pounds of apples. I don't know how many jars of cider, juice,and sauce the ended up with because I left about 1pm. Of course the press was represented by the presence of editor, reporter, printer, photographer, copy man, and layout man, our own lovable Dennis.And as any kingdom has their king, We have our own King in the form of Vernal at ease on his throne.Here are some of his subjects hard at work.

This is quite the little gadget that Vern made to crush, peal, and squeeze the apples,and it really works. Check out the video at the end of this post.Does anyone think this grumpy old man was really any help?I'm not sure this fellow (Eldon Reiman's son Dale), with his hands in his pocket, was much help But it was good to have him there.

Friday, November 23, 2007

For some of the newer members that aren't real sure just what we do as a club, let me show you one of the things we enjoy. We really enjoy taking trips, some short (one or two days) or longer (up to a week or more). Here some pictures from some of our past trips, I will try to post more pictures of other trips on future posts. I hope you enjoy seeing the pictures as much as we enjoyed taking the trips. I hope this will encourage you to come with us in the future.
Here we are in front of a historic hotel in Republic Washington
This is inside the hotel. Eldon in foreground and Jack an Peggy in the back.
We also visited a classic car museum just up the road from the hotel.
We did a lot of just sitting around as you can see in the picture below.

We ended up at Bob Rupp's sister's house for lunch on the day we left.

I will try to post more pictures of other trips in future posts. Please feel free to leave comments or questions.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Sorry Phil,

In the last post I neglected to add the name of Phil Prather. So I will name him now.

Phil was there too.

Monday, November 19, 2007


At the Veteran's day parade in West Richland we had a special guest show up. Popeye and his girl friend, Olive Oil AKA Dave and Paula Stands.

There were some other people that showed up, but I think they came just to eat the Spudnuts that Ed Edwards brought and to drink Bob McClary's coffee. In attendance were several dignitaries such as Jack Yale, Ed Edwards, Joe Kuhns. Denny Jackson,Vern and Martha Shreve, Russ Armstrong and his niece,and last but not least, Bob and Delores McClary.

At Wednesday's breakfast meeting we got an update from Fred Wattenberger about the progress of the museum, not much is new. We were also informed that the Apple squeezing at Vern and Martha's has been moved from Friday to Saturday the 23rd.

Don't forget to led Roy know if you are going to attend the Christmas Party and how many.

It was also decided to accept a proposal presented by Dennis Jackson as to what it would cost to go back to printing our newsletter in color. if we agree, he has offered to publish the newsletter for one year. At the end of the year if we are satisfied we can renew his contract. More on that later