WHATABURGER was overflowing with car clubbers this morning and we sort of overwhelmed them. I will speak to the manager before we schedule them again. The consensus is that they have a great parking lot, and an easy inside in which to congregate, but the chairs are fixed, free coffee for most of us, but their breakfast offerings are typical fast food. In 2018, I had planned to rotate the coffee call between Midway Grocery, Whataburger, and Rudys......and on the 4th week alternate between Johnny's Broiler and Boom-a-rang. I may give this a little more thought. I will be posting the 2018 calendar soon.
HOLLYWOOD CORNERS plan to continue their cRuise-in into the winter as long as folks continue to come over. This year's car show season is now behind us, and so if anyone has been wondering what happened to Ray, Juan, Floyd, Al, and David......well they are back at coffee call until the spring. (fair warning!) :)
We are moving into high gear for the club Christmas party, the tables and chairs have been rented, the main course is on order, and all we need is YOU to make it a perfect night. Oh yes, one more thing....you DIPSTICKS out there...begin to warm up your vocal chords to the tune of "Santa Claus is comin' to town!"
In other news, our new supply of 2XX tshirts will be in for next week's coffee call. I may be able to get the long awaited long sleeve shirts on order this week and have them ready at the Christmas party. Step by step.
Ron Blisset and Steve Ruedy share the he-man award this morning for driving open cars to Whataburger. Steve probably edges Ron out since he was in shorts to boot! Several of us were tricked by old man weather this morning as the cold front blew in about 7:30.
Gene Paulus has recently purchased a very sharp original 1956 Chevy 4 door.....very sharp.
And while Gene went out and found his project, Wayne Saunders was out finding a "free" 1958 Ford Consul which has been in a Norman garage for the past 41 years.
The car cooperated with Harlan, Wayne and Dave on Thursday morning and helped them by holding enough air in the flat and dry rotted tires to enable them to push it out of the garage and position it to back onto the trailer. A power winch completed the loading process and in the second photo, Wayne is shown blowing out the interior engine compartment. The car had been positioned near the dryer vent in the garage and had a thorough dusting of dryer lint.
We easily rolled the little Consul off the trailer at Wayne's shop and it is sitting high on the lift in his garage. The Consul was previously owned by Cmdr. Jim Davis of Norman, a 95 year old WWII Veteran who was also Commander of the OU NROTC unit for a number of years. The car has been driven on every continent in the world. Jim drove it into his garage and parked it for the last time in 1976.
We will also all be together in the parade this year, rather than spilitting the cruisers into several small groups. Terry O'Dea has more information he can tell you.
UPDATE ON FALL TSHIRTS - Due to popular demand, we have placed a small additional order for 2XX and XL shirts. We ran out of those sizes. 6 of the 8 2XX shirts are pre-ordered, but a few others will be available in about 2 weeks. We currently have L and XL in stock in the blue short sleeve T, as well as about 20 of the blue winter hats. Both are $12 apiece. Harlan's got 'em.....
This photo was on the front page of today's Norman Transcript.
RUMOR HAS IT: That Vince Letta's old Ford has been sold and is no longer in the club......however, he drove to coffee call in a bright red 1956 Ford Thunderbird (see photo below), adding to the Thunderbird brigade with yet another nice looking 1956.
Shown below the Godfather...a.k.a. Vince Letta
Adios old friend......
Welcome new friend....
Terry O'Dea is shown in Saturday's Norman Transcript as he leads a mini-Veteran's Day parade at a local school. Is Terry still able to wear his Navy uniform? Apparentmy.
On Friday, November 10th I published an email about the upcoming Christmas party. If you did not receive an email from email@example.com, first check your spam folder and second, send me an email telling me to resend it. Every time the club sends an email out, we receive about 8-10 email rejection notices telling us that a particular person has changed email addresses and that the email we have on file is no longer valid. Today, I received rejections from:
jmace@attlinkwifi@yahoo (this one can't be right)
OK - if any of these is an old or incorrect email, I need to know so that I can update the club records. We don't like to erase people from the membership because their email is no longer valid, and occasionally we use the email system to communicate important things like the passing of one of our members. Be sure you got today's email (you don't have to read it, just be sure you got it!)
Rumor also has it that Ed Paulus is the proud owner of a 1956 Chevy - brown and cream 4 door with 34,000 miles on it. Photo is not available. Our sources tell us that it is in really good shape with the possible exception of needing some seals in the power steering pump and some minor suspension work. Ed, do you know any good suspension mechanics? (Hint: Gene)
Cia and Jock Campbell with Jeff and Pat Turner