Wheel’s O'Time 
Early Ford V8 Club Room

Vehicles on display for May 2018

Richard Cleer - Ford Bronco

Marshal Adams - 1950 Truck

Joe Kamp - 1932 Roadster Truck

     Marsha and I went thrift store shopping so she could be sure she had selected the best bedroom set for the steel house.  We didn't find anything better.  So, we made the purchase of a set. Jim Baldwin and Bill got delegated to pick up the furniture.
     Since I offered a suggestion of how to spruce it up, I then became assigned to do magic.  With the help of Bill to disassemble and spray paint the handles. Jim to let me use his shop one morning, the furniture is ready for the steel house. 
     We are waiting for the painter to spray paint the interior walls and someone to put on the floor boards.  
     The month of May is coming in a flash.
Angela Zimmerman

                                                          Club Meeting - March 15, 2018 - 7pm
                                                         Alpha Park Public Library Building                       

                                                                    3527 S Airport Road
                                                                       Peoria, IL 61607

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                                                       From President’s Desk

We are only two short weeks away from our annual car show.  I hope everyone can help with the show.  Everything from setting up on Friday, helping with the silent auction, working the front desk selling arm bands to helping with taking down stanchions after the show.

Many of you knew Ron Cloat.  Ron volunteered in the Ford room at the Wheels O’Time and also ran a business called Rainmaker Restoration which specialized in Model A parts.  Sadly, Ron passed away this past December.  On April 7, Ron’s wife Jane will be auctioning Ron’s tools and car parts.  It will be held at Ron’s former business on Harmon Highway.


Based on the March Newsletter from the Illinois Valley Antique Auto Club (IVAAC), the local chapter of the Model A club “Forever Fours” has folded.  I know we are called the Early Ford V8 Club but wonder if it would make sense to ask them to join our club.  We can discuss this at the next meeting.


This reminds me that I am concerned for the future of our club.  I feel that two key factors for a successful future are to have more volunteers for officers and events and to recruit younger members.  Please keep this in mind and share any thoughts you may have.


Kenn Sutton


Members Meandering

Maple Syrup

     March 2018 Newsletter Items   
The Early Ford V8 Club
PO Box 0471
Pekin  IL 61554-0471

FACEBOOK: Early Ford V8 Club 

Cramer Creek Farm
Kim & Mike Staley
1305 N Cramer Road
Elmwood, IL 61529
309-245-2176    309-303-2014    309-303-1444

Historic LeTourneau Steel Home
Wheel’s O'Time
Early Ford V8 Club
Central Illinois Regional Group 51
Furniture for the Steel House Historic LeTourneau Steel Home

Thanks to Mike and Kim Staley’s for their time, information, good food, and hospitality. The trip will be remembered with each taste of their real maple syrup.

Kenn Sutton

(309) 697-6418
Alan Doubet

(309) 645-6013
Linda Doubet
(309) 645-6013
Mary Kamp

(309) 256-9832
Board of Directors
Marshal Adams

(309) 387-6013
Newsletter Editors
Vernon & Carol Wood

(309) 443-5311
Don Thorne

(309) 253-9969