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2019 Events
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December 14th. Christmas Brunch



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September 19th Sedro Wooley Tour
 

We had an enjoyable trip down Highway 9 ending up in the old downtown area of Sedro Wooley.

We found a small Mexican restaurant up the street,
which served up mucho grande lunch portions



Just down the street, the Sedro Wooley Museum housed interesting displays of the history of the area, including a couple of Model T's and other vehicles.

A final stop at the home of Eric Thompson, who restores Model A's and has a shop
full of old parts and cars sitting in the back gathering dust awaiting future restoration.

Thanks to our Tour Director Gerry Allen for organizing the final tour of the year.
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September 7th Garage Tour
 


The first stop on the tour was Dave Pollen's chicken farm in the Clayton area of Surrey - a group of nondescript metal clad barns housing thousands of chickens, plus...


...a third 'barn' transformed into a showroom. The front half made to look like a street scene complete with 'Rosies Diner' and Texaco gas station




The back half of the building housed Dave's car collection. He had sold some of his classic Thunderbirds and other cars but still an impressive collection.



Unfortunately no Model A's


Our group pose for a picture with a 100-year-old heritage barn (and encroaching condos) in the background



The second stop on the tour was the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale.


Many of the trucks are from the old Teamster's Transportation Museum and include a wide variety of commercial trucks that have seen service in B.C.

Thanks to Stan and Donna for organizing the tour and providing lunch back at their home.
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August 13th. Tour to Monte Robinson's farm
 
 


Ben and Lillie provided some refreshments to get us underway


It was a pleasant drive through the farmland until we reached the Bellingham shopping district...


...but little traffic to contend with on Chuckanut Drive


Dee had set out delicious food and refreshments upon our arrival, and still more after our potato plant tour.






We had a guided tour through the Double-N Potato packing plant by our host Scott Wharton.
Although being off-season and nary a potato to be seen, it was still an interesting tour. They grow and ship thousands of pounds of mainly red, yellow and white potatoes all over the US and Canada


Thanks again to Monte and Dee for hosting this tour


One of Monte's friends brought his modified '29 Roadster with a beautiful hand-made wood body.
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July 31st. - Ben and Gerry's Ice Cream and Pie Tour

We had a another perfect day for a tour. After leaving Ben's place we stopped at Semiahamoo bay where the marina provided a good backdrop for a photo. The tour continued around the bay, stopping at Birch Bay park, then back to Gerry and Marge's place, where once again we enjoyed the view and especially Marge's apple pie!


 
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July 18th - Squamish Tour

Great time had by all. A big thank you to Rick Poissant for hosting the group. Tour leader Simon Scott did a fantastic job planning the route and estimating our ETA at Squamish.
We had a great buffet meal, got to enjoy each others company and most of all look at some interesting Model A's. The weather was perfect and everyone got home safely.







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July 6 - Blenheim Lodge Tour

After a delicious brunch at Boston Pizza in Richmond, eight Model A’s and a classic Corvette took a 2-hour run through
Steveston, Richmond, Kerrisdale, and Point Grey, ending up at Blenheim Lodge for a 1-hour Show-n-shine for the seniors.





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June 21-23 Vancouver Island Tour









 
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June 18th. monthly meeting/picnic

The attendees gather in front the museum for a group photo under our new banner made for us by one of Derek's co-workers.



After eating, we gathered in the meeting room where Ralph Bower displayed and related stories about some of his iconic photos taken while working as a photographer for the Vancouver Sun. From celebrities to sports heros, a highly entertaining evening.

For those who missed the meeting, you can read more about Ralph's photos here

 
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Spring Tune-up Sessions

April 13th. - greasing, timing, alignment

 
Keith is packing wheel bearings the proper way for Matt
 
Here Keith is demonstrating a simple method to measure toe-in using 6" blocks of wood and a measuring stick. Just make index marks on the stick and center of tires, roll car forward and compare at rear.
 
Gary showing how to set timing with a test light and Nu-rex tool.
 
The weather was uncooperative so only one car turned out, but lots of members enjoyed the demonstrations and socializing.

May 4th. - geasing, tune-ups.

 
The weather was much better this time around so we had a number of cars to work on....
 
...and lots of helping hands.
 
Spindles showing signs of wear and loose bearings
 
Ben making sure Derek is not putting his greasy hands on his Phaeton
     
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