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President's Message for October 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on September 30, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Model A Friends,

September turned out to be an enjoyable month for us Model A own-ers. The temperature moderated so that our drives were comfortable and we had fun things to drive to. Our first drive was from our home north of Edmond to Mustang for the annual Western Days Parade. We found the line-up point when we spotted Will Langford’s red coupe. Jon and Ruth Adams were also there in a Fordor. We were soon joined by Don and Marilyn Mitchell and Phil Wolfenbarger and Kaye Sage. Carma Jenkins rode with the Mitchells. I enjoy every-thing about a parade. I enjoy talking to everyone during the line-up. I enjoy the parade especially the small children’s faces as we drive by. The kids are so young I don’t think they have any idea these are old cars, but they know the cars are really different and also beauti-ful. I also enjoy lunch after the parade for the fellowship with the other club members. If you haven’t participated in a parade you don’t know what you are missing. Keep an eye on the Scuttlebutt for the date of the next parade.

The next drive was short for Vicky and me. We met at Braum’s in Edmond and drove to the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport. Our turnout was disappointing since we only had two cars, Will and Hunter Langford in the red coupe and Vicky and I in our 29 roadster. The weather was good and the show at Guthrie was also good. There were helicopter rides and members of the Experimental Aircraft As-sociation were giving free airplane rides. They were called Young Eagles rides and were meant to stimulate interest in aviation. Hunter got a ride and really enjoyed it. His pilot let him take the controls and fly the plane.

There are fun things coming up in October. The highlight will be the Fall Tour. We already have at least 26 cars signed up. Looking at the itinerary that Chuck Dusenbery and Don Mitchell have planned this will be another great tour. Check the info in this Scuttlebutt is-sue for details.

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

Jim Yates, 2018 President.

President's Message for September 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on September 1, 2018 at 3:25 AM

Model A Friends,

August 15 Vicky and I drove to the Round Barn in Arcadia. The clouds were dark and it appeared that a deluge of rain could start anytime. Since the weather was threatening there were only four cars from our club and two cars from the Okie Club. The crowd was not large, but there were many folks interested in our cars. I spoke at length to several people who wished they had a Model A. The main event at the barn was a group of musicians playing old-time music. The admission was free and we enjoyed the music. I understand this is to be a monthly event every second Sunday of the month. About two hours after we arrived the rain started falling. It appeared on radar that heavier rain was on the way so Vicky and I headed home. It was raining hard enough that we had to use our new vacuum wiper. Vicky just about died laughing as she watched the little wiper’s spastic movements. Sometimes it was fast, then slow and then stopped.

There is a fun event coming up September 15 at the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport. It is their annual Airport Day. I understand there will be at least one WW2 bomber on display as well as other airplanes. Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association will be taking youngsters on Young Eagles flights. The flights are free for the youngsters plus they get a certificate and their names will be posted on the Young Eagles website. Our club has been invited to display our Model A’s. Let’s meet at the Braum’s at 15th and I35 in Edmond at 7:30 for breakfast. We will start the drive to Guthrie at 8:00 so we can arrive at the airport at 8:30. If you can’t meet at Braum’s, then plan to arrive at the airport sometime after 8:30.

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

Jim Yates, 2018 President.

President's Message for August 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on August 1, 2018 at 6:05 AM

Model A Friends,

We really had some hot weather in mid July with temperatures up to 114, but the temperatures have moderated at the end of July. This means that good Model A driving is at hand. Vicky and I have been keeping our cars busy the last few days.

We had a good turnout for our annual Ice Cream Social. If you were not there you missed some delicious ice cream, cake and other goodies. Don’t forget that we will have our annual watermelon feast during our general meeting August 21. Bring your appetite to help us devour the watermelons.

We had a great turn-out for breakfast at Sherri’s Diner on S. W. 59th. We had 19 folks and 9 cars there. Sherri’s is a nice place with booths and tables reminiscent of diners in the 1950’s. The walls are covered with nostalgic signs. Their prices are reasonable and the food was delicious.

So far we don’t have a driving event for August, but our board meeting is Tuesday August 7 and I am confident that we will decide on an activity for August. Watch you email and check your voice mail for notification of an August activity.

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

Jim Yates, President,  2018

President's Message for July 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on July 3, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Model A Friends,

You can tell it’s July by the 90-100 degree temperatures. But you can still get old Betsy out for a fun drive even if you don’t have air conditioning in your car. Vicky and I drive early in the morning or late in the evening. The temperature is still high in the evening, but without direct sunlight it doesn’t seem so hot. So roll the windows down and open the windshield, take along something cold to drink and go driving.

July is our most important month for parades. It’s the month we celebrate the independence of our wonderful country. Next to Christmas July 4 is my favorite holiday. We participated in both the Bethany parade and the Edmond parade this year. Double participation thins our numbers in the two parades, but some our members would not participate because of the distance to drive to the parade if there was only one.

July is one of my favorite months because of the annual ice cream social. The ice cream social will be the main item on the agenda at our meeting, July 17. A sign-up sheet was passed around at the June meeting and we may have enough ice cream for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean that others not on the sheet need not bring something. It could be cake, cookies, or ice cream. Anything is welcome.

The July board meeting is postponed to July 10 because of the holiday. The board will be considering more activities for the summer months. Remember all members are welcome at the board meeting so if you would like to suggest an activity you can bring it to the board meeting or just call one of the board members.

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

Jim Yates, President, 2018.



President's Message for June 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on June 1, 2018 at 4:20 AM

Model A Friends,

The club is entered in the Liberty Fest Parade, July 4, in Edmond. This is a great parade with lots of flags and bunting. If you are planning to drive your car in the parade be sure to buy flags, bunting, and tinsel to decorate your car. Our club will be judged and may win a monetary prize and/or a plaque. Don’t wait until the end of June to purchase your decorations or you will find the stores are empty.

If you don’t want to drive all the way to Edmond for the 4th of July parade, we are also entered in the Bethany parade. We are also encouraged to decorate our cars in a patriotic fashion. It’s not certain that there will be a picnic with the Model T club. Check the website, facebook, or come to the June meeting.

We had a special event May 19. It was our annual picnic in Ripper Park in Bethany. Several members of the Early V8 Club joined us. The board members furnished hotdogs and hamburgers. There were plenty of side dishes and desserts. We had a great turnout including some potential new members.


I hope to see you at the meeting June 19.

Jim Yates, 2018 President

President's Message for May 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on May 1, 2018 at 5:10 AM

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 April 2018

Posted by Chuck & Karen Dusenbery on April 1, 2018 at 4:50 AM

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

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

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


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