submitted by Ray Farquharson
Ray Farquharson and Speedy Maner made their annual trek to Wilburton for the 32nd Annual Robbers Cave Fall Festival & Car Show. They left early Friday morning, Speedy in his refurbished 1955 Ford PU, Ray in his trusty 1947 Ford PU. From Wagner to McAlester the rain just poured. At the pre-registry Friday evening dinner at House of Packards, there were new cars are near completion and others just started. They served around 400 hamburgers and hot dogs. On Saturday, after a 3:45 am wakeup call and breakfast at the motel, they arrived at the park around 5am. There were 453 cars Registered, down slightly from previous years. Speedy won ½ the 50/50 pot, $129, another car owner got the other half. They had a super time even with the rain. It was a special trip because two of Speedy’s great sons Danny and Scotty put forth a tremendous amount of time, so their Dad could make this trip in his pickup.
The annual Fall Festival and Car Show in Stigler had 80-100 antique and classic cars on display. Festivities during this fun community festival included arts & craft booths, live music and food vendors as well as games, pony rides and Lego car races for the kids, a parade of cars, cruise night and street dance. Cruisers Bill & June York in their newest 33 Chrysler won Best of Show, judged by participants, and Jim Cruse won Top 25.
Cruise to Catfish Kitchen, Tahlequah
About 20 Outlaws cruised to Tahlequah to eat at Catfish Kitchen. Everybody always enjoys the pre-dinner fixins, and usually gets too full to enjoy much catfish. Attending were Jim & Rhonda Cole, Jim Hartman & Carolyn Wise, Bruce & Malynda Willis, Doyle & Debbie Cole, Wayne & Jeanette Cole and Jeanette’s mother, Harl & Linda Harvey, Speedy Maner and his daughter Karen, and Ray & Nita Farquharson and a guest.
Twenty members attended including out-of-towners Nikki & Gary Tucker and recently joined members Duke & Linda Sullivan. Thanks to Mazzio’s for providing cheese sticks and cinnamon sticks. If you want to park with Jerry Ingram and the rest of the Outlaw Cruisers at Starbirds (Feb. 15-17, 2019), you need to register ASAP and notify Jerry of your Reg. No. He needs your info no later than early January. Cruisers discussed recent shows and cruises: Stigler, Robbers Cave and cruise to Tahlequah. Bill & Cindy Foreman took a nice cruise across the Talimena Drive during peak autumn colors. The various Christmas Parades and Toy Runs scheduled in December were also discussed. Jim Cruse won the door prize.