August 10th: It was so much fun to be part of the WCCC cruise that took us through Silverton and Keizer where we stopped for dinner, snacks and more photos. There were Cougars from California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alberta and everyone had a car story to tell. More than half a dozen participants were Fordnutz.
Left: August 11th: On Day 3 of the WCCC event we joined the Mid-Willamette Early Ford V8 All Ford picnic in Champoeg Park, just north of Salem. Don Rush's staff barbecued some chicken and served salads, cold drinks and desserts. What an event!
August 25th: A few members attended the GVMA show in Langley, BC.
Convertibles L-R: Bill & Joan Ronalds' 69, Terry & Julie Robertson's 70, Heather Whitaker's 69 and Scott Ferguson's (wannabe convertible) 68 sunroof G
September 8th: The Bus Roadeo in Surrey was great value for our entry: car show, bus drivers' skills competition, kids' activities and free food all day long.
There are so many car shows and automotive events each year that our members have had tough choices to make. Some have remained close to home, supporting local clubs, charities and businesses while others enjoyed road trips, cruising in their Cougars and other classics, getting thumbs up wherever they went as they brought onlookers back several decades to a time when there was a muscle car in every young man's garage. At summer's end, when the weather turned nasty, we put away our shiny toys and made plans for our annual Christmas dinner.
Ponies in the Sun in Yakima, WA was on September 15th but the threat of a thunderstorm kept attendance down this year. Fortunately the storm didn't hit until the show was over
Fordnutz Christmas dinner, December 7th, at the Friesen home in Abbotsford. The club bought a ham and lots of chicken which Cindy and Kim cooked to perfection. The balance of our banquet was provided by all who attended and believe me, no one went hungry. There were prizes to be won for games of "What's In That Box?" (male & female divisions) and we also collected donations for the local food bank. It was a great evening and a great way to close out the year.
There were people in the dining room:
L-R: Marian Carson, Dave & Mac Bishop, Bill Ronalds, Julie & Terry Robertson, Kirsten Waine.
...in the living room:
L-R: Dean & Liane Henschke, Rob Waine
...in the family room:
L-R: Ove Sorli, Harry Unruh, Lisa Hoult, Marlene Unruh, Tom Wood and Cindy Friesen
...even in the shop:
Back table clockwise: Kelly Vermette, John Edwards, Kim Friesen, Dave Segarich, Mel Snow
Front table clockwise: Jason Wiseman, Val Fragoso, Scott Ferguson, Jeff and Carol Bingaman
Marian Carson gets moral support from Kim Snow in the ladies' division of "What's In That Box?" while John Edwards is on his own in the men's division. When the dust settled, Kelly Vermette had the most right guesses on the ladies' side and Jeff Bingaman finished first for the men.