We just spent two weekends, two weeks apart, with the Millers and the Crosley Club at two different Crosley Club events. The first was the Crosley Club National Meet in Wauseon, Ohio (a little west of Toledo on route 80) – there were over 100 Crosleys there and it was a great event. Lots of parts vendors, stock and custom Crosleys – even a Crosley moving van! Next, was this past weekend at Macungie, PA – it is an AACA Region event and this year, the featured car was the Crosley. There were 54 Crosleys and well over a thousand other cars – all the way from the brass era up through the muscle cars. The highlight for the Crosley part of the event was the Crosley ‘take-apart car’. This is a mostly complete Crosley coupe that a group of expert automotive technicians (club members) can assemble in 10 minutes and drive away. In the hot and humid sun, these people did it in 9 minutes and some seconds. This assembly and disassembly drew hundreds of people from the crowd and was clearly ‘the event’ of the Macungie weekend. Jorn and Joe had fun going through the swap meet – there was one vendor with 100,000 parts & everything was 25 cents each.
The Cadet cruise on Wednesday, July 18, was a rainout, but we still had 6 cars show up. Thank you all for supporting and trying to pull of this monthly event!
We have 2 cruises in August – Wednesdays, the 15th and 29th. Set up will be 2PM for both, so please come and help when you can. The cruise on the 29th will be our annual benefit cruise – this one for Orphans of the Storm. Orphans will have some dogs there and we’ll provide a shade tent.
The club picnic is at Boyd and Patty Baker’s farm in Upper Boggsville, PA, Saturday, August 18, at 5PM. The club will provide the meat, buns, pop, plates and utensils. Please bring something to share with the group – salad, dessert, or the like. We’ll have a fire in the evening with hot dogs and smores. Please call me by August 14th if you’re coming. Other area car clubs are invited also, so it should be a good-sized event. Map is enclosed with the paper version of this newsletter.
The Kalmar Motors cruise was the best-attended yet – Thursday evening worked out real well. Len Kalmar has asked us to do it again next year. Relay for Life appreciates these efforts of Kalmar Motors and the club.
The Kittanning Crime Watch Cruise went on with about 30 cars – again, rain, but not until late afternoon. Still, it was enough to keep them away. Plus, there were 3 other cruises/shows in the area the same day, so that is a challenge. Good Tire had their truck show in conjunction with the Crime Watch event.
Our club has been invited to the Rodfathers of Butler picnic on the south shore of Moraine State Park – Saturday, August 11 – noon to 6PM. They’ll provide entertainment – you bring a picnic lunch for your party.
Remember to make your reservations at the Riverside Inn – October 26th and 27th. The 26th is the murder mystery and the 27th is the Medival Feast and Halloween party. You can choose one or the other day, or both days. The cost for one night is $209 and two nights is $399. This is a couples cost and it includes your room, dinner and the show, and breakfast. Saturday, you can spend time in Cambridge Springs (some antique shops) or Erie. Call 1-800-956-9490 for reservations and let them know you’re with the Kit-Han-Ne Car club group under the name Bobbi Jensen. The 12 available rooms are blocked until July 31st.
Our last cruise of the season is Wednesday, September 19th. At our September 26th meeting, we’ll choose our slate of officers for 2013 – let me know if your interested in any of these highly-paid positions. On October 24th, we’ll vote for the 2013 officers and then we’ll have our Fall Banquet at the Elks on Saturday, November 3rd.
Our Wednesday, August 22nd meeting will be at Cabin Greens Golf Course – 361 Ford City Road – a little south of Cadogan and just beyond McVille toward Freeport. Food is excellent there and they have a good meeting facility. Dinner at 6PM and meeting at 7PM.
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