Mary Henry with her first place finishing Thunderbird...
Michael Fain with his second place winning Mercury...
Carol Hoffman with her third place winning jet car thingy....
Temperature was in the high 20's this morning and we all awoke to a light covering of large bb sized sleet and ice glazed cars. Chip, chip, chip.....and then off to Midway for some breakfast and good conversation. The video below is a good depiction of the club coffee Saturday.
Harlen announced a fun game for next weekend's coffee call - the "indoor car show". If you have a "Hot Wheels" brand car, bring it to Boom-a-rang for coffee and line it up on their counter and we have judges and prizes. Sure to be a lively coffee call to end the year. If you only have Matchbook series - save it. There will be a Matchbox car show later in mid-winter.
In other news, we are in the planning process for a late winter early spring 'car-b-q" to be held (hopefully) at the norman vet Center. If anyone has a good contact that can get permission for us to use their pavillion, please contact Dave at 406-3730. Thanks and Merry Christmas everyone.
We also got to see a couple of new cars from the classic repair shop in Slaughterville, OK a rare 1960 2 door Chevy station wagon (Why would they build a station wagon with only 2 doors?) and a slick midnight blue 1955 Chevy. we hope they consider joining the club.
This weekend we judged the best dressed Christmas cars. We had several to choose from and the competition was tough for our mystery judges, but they made their selections and this year's "Wreath of the road was:
Chuck and Linda Angie's 1928 Model A.
2nd place went to Charley and his 1955 Chevy convertible,
while the 3rd place trophy went to Gus and his fun 1946 two tone blue Chevy.
Dis-honorable mention went to Bill Mcbee for his bobblehead Santa-like-thing on his dash (no trophy awarded)!
Likewise we are looking for a 2018 sponser for the military page....some military experience wished for but not required. Same as above.
Coffee grounds - Saturday December 09, 2017 - frost on top of the '57 Chevy this morning as I eased into Midway's parking lot about 7:30. Cold and crisp and clear. We had a good crowd this morning, as we almost always do at Midway. In a senior moment, I thought I had noted on the website that Carl Queen was the proud recipient of this month's Doug Hill "DIG MY RIDE", but it is possible I only "thought" I posted it. In any case, his fun Jeepster, which he did not drive this morning since it has no heater at all - was the award winner. We interviewed Billy Henry for the next edition of the "meet your members" page, and as soon as I can think up all sorts of fibs to tell - his life story shall appear.
Just to prove we can get at least 19 cRc cars in the Midway parking lot, I took this video. We could have done better, but the food truck as well as Midway Bob's personal pickup we overnight guests. I believe we have set the record at 22 cars about 2 years ago. I know we can break this with careful parking attendants.
The attendance at the new Mercury Event Center was good last night, as several cRc members drove their cars over near STASH to help with their grand opening. A fun time was had by all. This is the former Mercury dealership of long long ago.
Saturday coffee grounds.....and so it was that the cRc took over Boom-a-rang diner and at one point EVERY chair was taken by a cRc member and there were more outside looking at the cars. Boom-a-rang is a fun place to go, the coffee and service are good, and we do fill the place up!
Zack, who trades cars like a champ, brought in his latest "barn find", a hand painted 1945 Dodge out of Kansas......it ran like a top and had some interesting "custom" features on it, as shown in the youtube video above.
Today was "wear a holiday hat" and several folks were in the spirit. Dan and Flo in the upper left, and Bill McBee upper right. In the lower left shot, Ray serenades Terry with an old Irish melody. Note the expression on Terry and Ken's faces. The song was not that bad actually, but Ray declined a repeat performance for our camera.