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.
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.
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
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.
2018 CLUB OFFICERS
Board of Directors
Vernon & Carol Wood