Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Veteran's Day Parade

First order of business is the presentation of candy and flowers to Bob and Delores McClary for all their efforts on our last tour.
We did show up for the Veteran's Day Parade even though it was very cold and windy.
Martha's car and John's screenside let the pack.
Click on this picture to enlarge and see what john is carrying in the back of his screen side. I guess since there is a Doctor in his family, he can claim it is for medicinal use.

This is one of Bill Huchin's 46 merc coupes

Here is Duane Rabe's 61 Ford Falcon that he has recently restored.

Here we are again, doing what we do best, standing around waiting. Notice this picture is taken from inside the car, my mother did not raise a fool ,it's cold out there.

If you enlarge this picture you will see my son (Bryan) standing in front of the pole with his wife (Sarah) on his right and flanked by my two grand kids Zach and Ellie. They were looking for me in my police cruiser, but alas I broke my car a couple of days before. That is a story for another time.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I think we ,or should i say the McClarys, got in over their head this time. we put together a little garage tour with the Model A club and invited every one to the McClarys for breakfast. I stopped counting at 34, and that didn't count spouses. But Delores got them all fed.

The street was a little crowded with old cars by the time every one showed up.

I don't know about other clubs, but with ours, when there is free food there is always a very good turn out.

I think if one more person showed up they would have had to eat in the bathroom.

Our first stop was at Jim Stafford's He has some really neat cars as you can see. the one I really like is the woodie pictured below.

Jim has a lot old cars and signs and tools and "junk, plenty to look at.

His fascination seems to lie in early 30's trucks.

I don't think these roses among thorns belong here.

Our next stop was at Dave Underwood's garage.
Dave is into Packards primarily, like this some what rare coupe pictured below that is very restorable and if I am not mistaken for sale, but he has others also

This is my favorite. I think it is a 32 dual cowl Packard.

Well no we are off tho garage if one of the Model "A" members, Bill Schaeppi.

That is going to be one good looking 31 model a coupe. But, what is with the clean and organized garage. Check out the floor , you can see your face in it
But he is doing a great job with this restoration.

This little truck is a work in progress for another person who gives most of us an inferiority complex by keeping his garage so clean. SO CUT IT OUT!
This is Dean Hinkson's 31 "A" PU.
Next we went to Pete Jackson's for a little presentation put on by John Trumbo about restoration techniques. We also had our lunch catered by the McClary's again. GREAT JOB BOB AND DELORES! Last but not least, we stopped at John Trumbo's to see his work in progress.

well that wasn't really our last stop, We went next door to Jack Yale's but by then I had run out of batteries and energy. I will take you and a private tour of Jack's garage at some later date.

More pictures of this tour can be seen in the slide show on the side bar.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We went to Bickelton

Bickelton is a pretty Small town. it is known for it's large number of Blue bird bird houses and the now defunct hoop-n-holler museum, but for a small town just look at number of cars that showed up for the car show. Speaking of blue birds,the fellow that rode down with me was showing us all of the bird houses along the road, then he pointed out a burnt post and said that the birds must have been smoking in bed.
Some of the PT Cruiser people really got into spirit of the show.

They had a really cool carousel museum

And a pioneer setting in the building.

My Grandson, "Cole", really enjoyed the barbed wire display.

Here is another of the PT Cruiser people with
a very extensive Garfield collection.

Have you ever seen so many Garfield dolls and stuff?

I took this picture for a buddy in the club that has a truck like this.

A of course we had to come home with a couple of awards.One went to Pete Jackson and his Model "A". The other went to Jack Jale and his 40 Merc. Pte's is on the left and Jack's is on the right next to my cop car.

For more pictures see the slide show on the side bar.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Here we are, doing what we do best at parades, waiting. It gave us time to inspect Richard Kuch's newly restored 55 Chevy. What a beautiful car.
We even had our own queen in the parade. Click on picture to read the banner she is wearing.

Here is a Boattail to give Jack some competition. It is owned by a new member of our club, Jim Sterling, Owner of Sterlings restaurant in Kennewick

Pleasant surprise, Audrey showed up with her Packard. No that's not her standing by the car, don't know who they are, but they are cute.

After the parade we all went over to Frank and Lindell Smith's for a picnic. It looks like our Queen is hitting the bottle a little hard.

This picture is out of sequence. It is a line up of the cars at the parade. click to enlarge and see how many cars you can identify.

I am holding the award plaque for First place that the club won in the parade.

And last but not least here are the Queen's court,
Janice Underwood, Theora Williams, and Lorraine Williams.

That's all folks, until next time!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On the 14 of Aug we took our cars to The Manor at Canyon lakes. We had a very good showing i think there were 13 cars from our Club
This is one of the better retirement homes in the Tri-Cities. They fed us quite well for our effort. Salads, corn bread, hot dogs, German sausage, cookies, Ice cream, soft drinks and coffee. And beer too, I think.

We had live entertaiment and dancing.

And, I think , alittle "hanky panky". Would you believe that between the two of them they have had 184 Birthdays

Ed Edwards won the door prize. It was a bucket full of beer and chocolate covered chuckar cherries.
For more pictures, see slide show on side bar.

Cool Chevy, called the "Model 789"

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Trip to Grandview for car show

Here is part of our line up at the Grandview Car Show. Jim Ayers came in his "Vette", Jim Vetrano drove his Studebaker, Phil Prather and Dick Johanson brought their Model "A"s, Roy Holmes came in His GMC P/U, new member Bob Heaton Showed off his 64 Buick, and last but not least I came in my 41 Ford Cruiser.
Here is a better picture of Jim's Studebaker and Dick and Phil's Model "A"s.

This is new member Bob Heaton's 64 Buick, really sharp.

Here is one of the Award winners. I think we upset some of the locals when we went home with three of the trophies.

The three awards that were won were Me for best in 40's, Phil for best in 20's, and Dick for best in 30's. What a group, the Three Amigos