In 2010, Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics and just as athletes honed their craft for years, Heather Whitaker had been working on our history since mid-2007 and at last, the "physical" album was taking shape. Although incomplete, there were enough members and their cars represented to hopefully pique interest before committing the project to an electronic version for the Fordnutz web site.
Bowling blindfolded was part of the Fordnutz Olympics on February 20th at Scottsdale Lanes in Surrey. John Edwards makes his shot while Kim Friesen helps wife Cindy get lined up for hers.
In March, we lost long-time member, Wolf Leininger. Wolf joined Fordnutz on September 8, 1997 with his 1967 Cougar which he bought new and still drove until his death at age 80.
March 28: We visited Earl & June Tucker's Tin Farm in Surrey.
The weather was beautiful for our April 11th cruise to the BC Mining Museum at Britannia. We toured one of the tunnels, learned the history of the small town and panned for gold. L-R Back: Scott Ferguson, Kim Friesen, Myron Pajak, Dan Edwards, Dean and Liane Henschke L-R Front: Heather Whitaker, Tuula Pajak, Rhonda (Edwards), Cindy Friesen, Jim Ferguson.
Notable Fordnutz character Ian Thomas passed away in April. Ian had been a member since 1999 and was best known for his beautiful 1955 Crown Victoria.
Every Mothers Day, Surrey businessman, Tom Erickson (Tom the Tire Guy) hosts a show which sees hundreds of rods, classics and bikes fill every nook and cranny surrounding his store location. Scott Ferguson's and Heather Whitaker's Cougars are in here somewhere.
On May 30th we toured Concept Muscle Car, a combination restoration shop and classic car show room in Langley. L-R: Kim Friesen, Caitlin Potts, Jim Ferguson, Sheldon Potts, Dean Henschke, Ove Sorli and Scott Ferguson.
June 13th: We did another body shop tour. This time to Jan's Precision Autobody in Langley.
Left: Grant Hadland, Glen, Kelsey & Dean Henschke, Ove Sorli.
Right: Owner Dave Mitchell walked us through the process from estimate to finished product.