Two corrections concerning last month’s Tahlequah 5C’s show: Curtis Lamb was incorrectly reported to have won 2nd Place. Curtis won 1st Place in his 1941 Ford Sedan; and Jim Cole was notified a few days after the show that he DID WIN 1st Place with his 1976 Ford F150 Pick Up.
18th Annual Founders Day
Great weather prevailed again for our 18th Annual show. Although a bit warm and windy, we had 114 entries plus 19 HOST cars, totaling 133. Thanks to everybody who helped in all areas: Parking, Registration, Goodie Bags and Door Prizes, T-Shirt and Pop sales, Judging, Score Keeping, 50/50 ticket sales, Custom Hand-made Rat Rod Trophies, the BAND, the announcers, and most of all, the cooks! Oh my, Terry’s pulled pork was the best yet, along with all the other dishes, and Peggy’s cookies and brownies. If you didn’t help, and just came to eat, plan on joining in next year.
Wayne got a little choked up when presenting the Superintendent’s Choice to Ray Applegate’s daughter, Kileigh Rodriguez, who inherited Ray’s 1938 Chevy Master Deluxe after his passing. Everyone be sure and thank Wayne for ALL the untold things he does for the club, especially for the show. Let him know how much we appreciate him. If not for him, this club would be in big trouble.
We had some members and guests who drove quite far for the show. Members Nikki & Gary Tucker drove in from Paola, KS and everyone was happy to visit with them. And the Farthest Distance Award went to a couple from Canada, 1300 miles away. After spending time in Arizona, they were headed back home in their 1969 Dodge Dart. They enjoyed lunch with us, and everyone enjoyed hearing their story. They were looking for suggestions on where to head after the show, it was highly recommended they check out Eureka Springs.
It was a pleasant day, and everything went quite smoothly. Members heard nothing but compliments, as usual.
Muskogee Cruis’n Angels
The Cruis’n Angels Car Show returned this year and didn’t skip a beat. They had 118 entries. Outlaw Cruisers won 3rd Place and $25 in Top Club Participation. TOP 3 winners were Jim Cole, Doyle Cole, Curtis Lamb, Wayne Cole, Paul Wood, Walt Prater, and David & BJ Coffman. Robert Thompson also entered, but unbelievably didn’t win. Just visiting were Curtis’ wife and daughter, Marsha and Jamie.
NSRA Mid America Nationals, Springfield, MO
No one checked to see how many entered, but there were close to 2000 cars at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Of course it rained, but only a little while Friday evening, then it was hot and humid the rest of the weekend. Members attending were Clair Diller, Fred Gifford and his guest Don Sullivan, Larry Love, Speedy Maner with his brother Wayne, minus his truck (more on that later), Ray Farquharson (who had his truck, but not his scooter), Ron Giles & Susan Lacy, Bill & June (who had to leave early), Jerry Ingram, and Kenny Hins. Steve & Robin York tried to get there, but it didn’t work out.
They had the hugely popular Auto Cross Track set up again this year, running all day Friday and Saturday. Spectators could ride along with either a professional driver or a friend.
It Might Buff Out…
This happened to Speedy Maner’s truck on the way to the Westville show on May 17. Thankfully, neither Speedy nor his brother Wayne were hurt. It was not Speedy’s fault. His brother Wayne’s door flew open, fortunately, he was wearing a seat belt, or he could have been seriously injured. Speedy and his sons are already planning the rebuild.
Congrats to Terry Woolman !
Congratulations to Terry Woolman on his retirement! After 32 years of shift work at GRDA, Terry will be retired as of June 1.
And he’ll have lots more time to cook!