LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT – KIT-HAN-NE REGION OF THE AACA
Its June and the weather is getting nicer and we have a lot going on.
Some of the news is that Bill Johnson has taken over the webmaster duties from Rusty Birch. Rusty is still doing the dash plaque art. We thank Rusty for all the work he’s done and getting us into cyberspace. Bill brings great credentials to the duties of webmaster – he is a partner in an internet company and has great experience with working with the internet. Some of us recognize people by the car they drive – Bill’s is a beautiful black Triumph TR3. Bill will maintain the website created by Rusty, "WWW.freewebs.com/kithannecarclub/" and has also started up "WWW.kithannecarclub.com", and will be transitioning our website over during the 2009 club year – so, please visit those web sites if you have internet access. There is a lot of information there, including cruise/show schedules for the western Pennsylvania area, courtesy of Dennis Gaggini of the Keystone Kruisers.
Also, if you didn’t make it to Ed Brown’s garage trip, visit the garage via our website. I go to it occasionally to revisit the cars and garage!
This weekend, there’s a number of cruises/shows worthy of mention – all on Sunday, June 14 -WyoTech cruise at Blairsville from 4PM to 9 PM, 11th annual all Ford powered show at Shults ford in Harmarville ($10 fee) from 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Prospect Car Cruise at the Fairground Market across from the Big Butler Fairgrounds from 5 PM to 9 PM (this is the one with the all-you-can-eat buffet – these people are caterers and do the barbeque for events – this one you go to for the food). Plus, there’s the Wexford Starlight GTO night on Friday, June 12, and many others over the weekend.
This Wednesday, June 17, is our third CADET Cruise of the season. We need good weather like we had at the last cruise – we had over 100 cars! Setup starts as early as 2 PM and the cruise starts at 4 PM, so please come and help if you can. There’s many jobs to fill to pull off a successful cruise – baggers for goodie bags, registration table, parkers, and so forth. The June dash plaque car from the May cruise is Ken McCay’s 1970 Ford Bronco.
Good Tire Cruise to benefit Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Company, Saturday, June 20th. Starts at 5 PM at Good Tire on the hill by Dairy Queen.
Kit-Han-Ne Car Club meeting at Theresa’s Royle Allegheny, Wednesday, June 24th. 6PM dinner, 7 PM meeting.
The HAVIN cruise/show at Kalmar Motors is Saturday, July 11th. Same thing there – we need volunteers to show up and help with the work. Our Region is working with the Kiski Valley Region to make this a really great event. Kalmar Motors will provide dash plaques and give-aways, HAVIN will be selling food and drink, and we will be selling 50/50 for HAVIN. Any club members willing to make cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc., to help HAVIN make a larger profit from the event, please bring them to the show with you. Thank you in advance.
Sunday, July 12th, is the big Keystone Kruisers cruise at the Worthington West Franklin firehall in Worthington. There is a single $500 cash grand prize handed to one lucky car entrant. They also have a Chinese auction, a 50/50, and the firemen cook food for the event. It is from 4 PM to 8 PM. The Keystone Kruisers strongly support the CADET Cruises – please support their one big event of the year.
Saturday, July 18th, is the first ever Chili Cookoff at the Worthington West Franklin firehall in Worthington. This event is put on by the Association for the Blind of Butler and Armstrong Counties. The event runs from 10 AM until 9 PM, with the car cruise being early – 10 AM to 2 PM. There are two other local cruises this same day – the Shannock Valley Car Club Rural Valley Festival Cruise, 3 PM until ?, and the Good Tire Cruise to benefit Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire company, 5 PM until ?. Put some miles on the old cars that day!
Saturday, July 25th – Bud Garvey’s annual racecar museum cruise & feed. Possible caravan to Osceola Mills, PA (midway between Clearfield and State College). One route is 422 east to Belsano, then south on route 271 to the big Sheetz on route 22 to pick up about 30 cars traveling to the same event. This is a day trip event.
Some big national events: The annual Packard show at the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio – the week of July 20th. If there’s interest in a caravan over to Warren to see some beautiful Packards, then we’ll plan a day trip for Sunday, July 26th, 2009, to the All Makes Cruise In on the Packard Museum grounds. On that Sunday, they’ll have the Boulevard of Classics open, as well as Café’s and vendors open. They’ll have Opus II: 1937 Packard Showroom open, art exhibits, childrens’ art pavilion, and Chinese auction. There will be an All Makes Cruise In award presentation at 3:30 PM. From there, we’ll travel down to Niles, Ohio, to the new Quaker Steak and Lube for dinner and then travel home. Go to "WWW.packardmuseum.org".
The Crown Victoria Association 31st Annual National Convention in Somerset, PA, during the week of July 27th. The days of interest might be Tuesday, July 28th, 10 AM to 4 PM, caravan of cars to tour the Flight 93 memorial site. Thursday, July 30th – Peoples’ Choice balloting (car show). Also, there will be a swap meet all week. Go to "WWW.clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/crownvictoria".
Planning further out, but sign up now - Bud and Carolyn Glendening’s October 17th, 2009, overnight trip to Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, PA. Flyers included in this mailing. It involves a play, dinner and overnight stay with breakfast. It really sounds like fun – please sign up soon by responding to Bud or Bobbi or call the Inn directly at 1-800-964-5173 or 814-398-4645. We have 10 rooms reserved in the club name. Their website is "www.theriversideinn.com". When you look at the brochure, we’re on the one night stay, all-inclusive at $205/couple. Ignore the $384 price that you see – that is for 2 nights.
Our next 2009 meeting is Wednesday, June 24th, 2009, at Theresa’s Royle Allegheny. Dinner is 6 PM and the meeting starts at 7 PM. Please plan to attend if you can make it – we have a lot of business items and travels to discuss.
If you have any interesting articles, pictures or things for sale or want to buy, please send your information to Bill Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll get the info on our websites.