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President's Message for April 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on April 1, 2018 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Model A Friends,

Spring has finally arrived with up and down temperatures and Oklahoma wind. However, it is a great time to get your “A” out of the barn and take it for a drive. It is not too cold and not too hot. The wind will just enhance your skill at keeping the old girl between the fence posts.

The spring tour, hosted by the Tulsa Club, was great fun. Eight Model A’s from our club made the drive to Elk City. We also had two couples in modern cars in attendance. Friday was the busy day of the tour. In the morning we visited the Route 66 museum that is full of memorabilia from the “Mother Road.” After lunch we drove to Cheyenne to visit the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site. After leaving the battlefield we visited a private car collection in Cheyenne. This is an amazing collection ranging from Model T’s to 1970’s muscle cars. The Tulsa Club always does a fantastic job of organizing a tour.

Check the Scuttlebutt, Facebook, or our website for upcoming events and make a point to attend at least one of them. It doesn’t matter that your car might not be road worthy, drive your modern car and enjoy the fun with your Sooner Club members. You can also catch a ride in a Model A to fully participate in an event such as a parade. There are plenty of sedans with back seats available and you are very welcome.

I hope to see you on the road in your Model A.

Jim Yates, 2018 President

President's Message for March 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on March 1, 2018 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (6)

Model A Friends,

We have certainly had our fair share of winter weather recently. It was so bad that we postponed our February 20 meeting until February 27. Will Langford worked very hard to get the news out to everyone. He sent out an email and he sent a robo-call to the membership. The robo-call is something new and before he could send it he spent several hours entering phone numbers into the data base required for the robo-call. Our apologies if you didn’t get the word, but it wasn’t through lack of effort.

We had 20 people make the drive to Guthrie to visit the Territorial Museum, Saturday February 24. It was raining that morning so only modern cars made the trip. After visiting the museum we drove to Mulhall for lunch at Lucille’s. Lucille Mulhall was Zack Mulhall’s daughter and some say she was the first cowgirl. She could ride and rope and even steer wrestle and she is very attractive in her photo. The drive to Mulhall from Guthrie is scenic with several curves as it follows Skeleton Creek. We should schedule another drive from Guthrie so we can take the Model A’s.

Let’s hope that the cold weather and ice abate so we can enjoy our cars in March. Remember that the Tulsa Model A Club has planned our spring tour for March 23-25. We will be going to Elk City to tour the Route 66 Museum. Some members are planning to stop at Roman Nose State Park near Watonga for lunch. Others plan a side trip to Weatherford to tour the Stafford Air and Space Museum. If you don’t think your Model A is up to a long trip, drive your modern car. The main thing is to join the fun by participating in our club activities.

Hope to see you on the road soon,

Jim Yates, 2018 president.


President's Message for February 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on January 31, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (3)

Model A Friends

We have certainly had a frigid January. It took brave and hardy souls to go for a cruise in their Model A’s, but the temperature is rising and soon we can be back on the road again. Let’s hope the weather stays moderate for our Spring Tour scheduled for March 23-25. The Spring Tour is hosted by Kent and Jeanne Washburn and Rich and Donna Robinson of the Tulsa Model A Ford Club. The tour this year will be to Elk City and the main attraction will be the National Route 66 Museum. You can check our website or the Tulsa website or the Scuttlebutt for details of the itinerary and hotel. More details of routes and meeting places for convoys to Elk City will be in the March edition of the Scuttlebutt. If you haven’t been on a tour you don’t know what you are missing. Make your hotel reservation, tune up the old A, and get ready for a fun week end. If your A is not ready for a tour, drive your modern car. The important thing is to be there and enjoy the company of your Model A friends and they can enjoy yours.

Despite the low temperature we had a good turnout for the January meeting. VaughnCille read letters of appreciation regarding the MAFCA National Awards Banquet. Will Langford presented a great slide show outlining the events of the Awards Banquet. The refreshments were provided by members of the board.

We are still short of volunteers for board and committee members. We need a vice president, activities chairman, refreshments chairman, name tags chairman, and demonstrations chairman. Please contact any board member if you can fill one of these important positions. Speaking of refreshments, we only had two members sign the refreshments sheet for February and March. Please email or call Chuck Dusenbery if you can help with either of those months.


Looking forward to seeing you on the road.

Jim Yates 2018 President


President's Message for January 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on January 2, 2018 at 10:30 PM

Model A Friends:

We are starting another year and we remember fondly the fun and fellowship we had last year. We started 2017 with our annual inspection day at Bill Harris’ Garage. This is a popular event. If you are new to the Model A Club, then you don’t want to miss inspection day. Some of our most experienced members will be there to help you check your car and show you some maintenance procedures that you can do. We will check fluid levels, lights, steering and brakes. Our members can show you how to adjust the brakes and how to set the ignition timing. They can instruct you in the use of the GAV (gas adjusting valve) and the spark advance. This year’s inspection day will be January 27 at Bill Harris Garage. Many of us will meet at Jim’s Café at 9:00 AM for breakfast and then move to Harris’ garage at 10:00 AM. We will adjourn to San Marcos for lunch. Bring your car if possible, but if not possible you can still watch and learn while we inspect other cars.

Our spring tour this year will be to Elk City, Oklahoma where we will visit the Route 66 Museum. Our hosts will be Kent and Jeanne Washburn of the Tulsa Club. Details are given in this issue of the Scuttlebutt.

If you check the listing of the 2018 board on this page, you will see that it is incomplete. We are in need of a vice president after VaughnCille Weidner found that she would be unable to be our vice president. This is an important office and we need someone to step up and help the club. We also need someone to be in charge of demonstrations at our monthly meetings.

I am looking forward to another fun year of fellowship and driving our Model A’s. I hope to see you on the road in 2018.

Jim Yates, 2018 president

50th Anniversary Picninc and Model A Day

Posted by Editor on September 14, 2017 at 11:45 AM
Join us this Saturday as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary as the Sooner Model A Club. The club will be providing Fried Chicken and drinks and we are asking members to bring a side dish. Don't forget to bring lawn chairs and most importantly your Model A. Our goal is to get 50 cars there for the celebration and a group picture. Ripper Park 7801 NW 30th Bethany, Ok

President's Message for February

Posted by Editor on February 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM
Model A Friends, Who would have imagined we would have had so any nice days to drive the Model A in January and February in Oklahoma. Of course, you can not make your trip too long because the next day it could be bitter cold. We should just enjoy them when they come. Hopefully, we will have one of our ???nice??? weekends for the Spring Tour to Ponca City, March 17 ??? 19. We hope you have already made your reservations at the Comfort inn and Suites. The deadline is March 1. It will be a fun time. Sheryl and Greg have worked hard to set this tour up for us and the Tulsa Club to enjoy. Plan to join us and if you have not been on a tour with us, you are missing a lot of fun. Come Join Us. We had a great turnout for the January Model A Inspection Day and the ladies did a little antique shopping. Then we met for lunch at San Marcos on 40th and MacArthur and some delicious Mexican food. If was a fun, productive day. We had our first Steering Committee meeting on the 31st. There were 23 members that came and I really appreciate your willingness to help with the 2017 Annual Awards Banquet. It is going to be some work for us but I believe it will be a lot of fun and a chance to show off our city to the national Board. Our February meeting will be on the 21th so put it on your calendar. We will be having a demo by Bob Bordwine and the ladies will be discussing decorations for the 2017 Banquet. See you on the 21th, VaughnCille Weidner 2017 President


Posted by Editor on January 31, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (2)

I have had several members complain of not receiving emails from the club. In the three that I have investigated 1 had changed their email address and 2 had some how marked the emails from the club to go to their spam folders. If you change your email address please login to the site and update your information so you continue to receive them.

In sending emails we are obligated to use a format approved and complies with the Can-Spam act. We make all attempts to make sure emails are not forwarded to your spam folders but it is always a good idea to check and make sure. If they are you can change the settings in your email that will make sure it goes to the right folder.

Please let me know if you are having any troubles and I will do my best to make sure they get to you.


2017 Scuttlebutt Calendar

Posted by Editor on January 19, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)
The 2017 Sooner Scuttlebutt calendar is now published.

President's Message For December

Posted by Editor on December 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)
December marks my final month of my 3 year tenure as President of the Sooner Model A Club. I have really enjoyed my 7 years on the board. Henry Ford???s Model A is my hobby and giving back to my hobby and my club with my time is the least I could do for all of the knowledge and friends I have gained from participating. I would first like to thank all those board members who have served with me during these last 3 years. Without their help keeping this great organization on track would not have been possible. Vice President: Phil Wolfenbarger, Secretary: Kaye Sage, Treasurer: Carla Newton, Directors: David Johnson and Scott Waugh. I would also like to thank the committee chairs that volunteered their time as well. Membership: Dewayne Owens and Steve Talley, Sunshine: Katie Owens, Demonstrations: Bob Bordwine, Merchandise: Don Mitchell and finally Jon Russell for refreshments. A special thanks as well to Bill and Sue Harris for allowing us to use their garage and meeting room and to the countless others who have chipped in when called to help. We have been but stewards of this great club over the last 3 years and hope we have done proud by all of the former officers and club members who have laid the ground work for us. Those who have served on the board know that it is rewarding work but at times can be frustrating trying to put forth and agenda that is compatible with a group as large as ours. I would like to encourage all members to find a way to contribute back to our club in some way. Your new club President Vaughncille Weidner and the 2017 board will have a lot on their plate with the 50th Anniversary and the 2017 MAFCA Awards dinner and would certainly appreciate the assistance. We have seen many new members join in the last 3 years and unfortunately we have seen too many leave us. Members Johnnie Gentry, Gerald Starr, Woody Woodward, Glen Raub, Charlie Searock and others along with our good friend and mentor Bill Jenkins will all be missed. They all leave behind big shoes for us to fill. In closing I would like to thank all of our members for their contributions to our club and for your support over these last 3 years. I look forward to our 50th Anniversary year and our participation with the Model A Ford Club of America for the 2017 Awards Dinner. As always I hope to see you on the road. Will Langford

President's Message for November

Posted by Editor on November 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

For you that missed the 2016 Fall Tour you missed a great opportunity to not only drive your Model A or your modern to car to some great sites but you also missed the interaction with our friends in Tulsa. We had over 30 cars participate from both clubs.

We started our tour on a beautiful fall day with a drive to Kingfisher to tour the Chisolm Trail Museum and the George Seay Territorial Governor’s Mansion. We were certainly the center of attention in town as we drove down highway 81 thru town. We followed this up with a short drive down to Okarche and some fabulous fried chicken at Eischens. Saturday we started with a tour of the OKC Memorial followed by a picnic lunch at Memorial Park and then on to Don Bolton’s collection of Brass Era Cars. We ended the evening with a catered dinner at the hotel. We will be hosting the Spring tour next year so start making plans to join us.

We have a number of events coming up including the return of the Stockyards Cowboy Christmas parade on December 3rd. Check the event calendar on our website and Facebook as well as the Scuttlebutt. Parades and events like this continue to be one our best way to advertise our club and recruit new members.

Looking forward to seeing you on the road.