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DFrs,

 

Is it possible that we had 2 different meetings at 2 different places at the same time?

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

Thanks for starting this post Wayne.  Bringing up the Old Timers names makes me smile.  I never got involved in AACA politics but Al Edmond was my best friend in Des Moines and introduced me to AACA.  I knew Howard for over 30 years and he was instrumental in helping me acquire Ron Van Geldrens 38 V16 with automatic transmission. When the Glidden was held in Texas a few years ago I emailed Howard inviting him to ride with me.  His response was that he wanted to drive his 41 on one more tour before he died.  Little did I know that he wasn't kidding.  I am 78 and still work on cars six days a week but realize this won't last forever.  Like most of you I am thankful for the many friendships AACA has brought into my life.

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8 hours ago, Robert G. Smits said:

Thanks for starting this post Wayne.  Bringing up the Old Timers names makes me smile.  I never got involved in AACA politics but Al Edmond was my best friend in Des Moines and introduced me to AACA.  I knew Howard for over 30 years and he was instrumental in helping me acquire Ron Van Geldrens 38 V16 with automatic transmission. When the Glidden was held in Texas a few years ago I emailed Howard inviting him to ride with me.  His response was that he wanted to drive his 41 on one more tour before he died.  Little did I know that he wasn't kidding.  I am 78 and still work on cars six days a week but realize this won't last forever.  Like most of you I am thankful for the many friendships AACA has brought into my life.

 

Well-said Bob, and we're proud to have had friends such as you, Howard, Wayne, those whe founded BBTR, etc.

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Interesting post, guys--I hadn't heard of the "DFers" before, but definitely like the idea of resurrecting them and chuckled at the stories you related.

 

Wayne--I understand what you're saying.  None of us know our expiration dates.  Not to be mushy, but we need to treasure those around us and not take for granted that they'll be there tomorrow.  I'm also at that point that I can't keep putting off things expecting that I'll have time to get around to them next year.  (It's part of the reason I'm retiring at the end of this month.)  There's an old Credence Clearwater Revival song--"Someday never comes"--that sort of says it all.  I hope you can make it to this year's ODMA Meet--we didn't get much time to talk in Philadelphia.

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Do you need to be 70+ to join ?

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2 hours ago, padgett said:

Do you need to be 70+ to join ?

 

No. It is simply an informal group of members of this discussion forum. 

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On 2/24/2018 at 7:59 PM, padgett said:

Do you need to be 70+ to join ?

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Gee Padgett, I thought all AACA members were over 70??? :P

 

I need to get my mess together and share a couple of stories back when I was younger and trying to fit in with the older establishment! :o

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You mean like when I was infested with Jaguars ? Now all I have left is whitworth wrenches and a Jag sign lighting up the garage.

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35 minutes ago, padgett said:

You mean like when I was infested with Jaguars ? Now all I have left is whitworth wrenches and a Jag sign lighting up the garage.

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Yes, but all of your well off city slickers love you Padgett.:lol:

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Say whut ?

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On ‎2‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 8:23 PM, Marty Roth said:

 

Hi John,

 

Your dad Dan, as well as Howard and Ron were true examples of what this club (as well as BBTR) is all about, and I'm proud to have had them all as friends.

Who was the 4th guy in the famous (infamous?) "Hear, See, Speak,------, No Evil" photo with Howard standing and the others sitting on the running board?

 

My regards to Judy

 

 

Yes the Fourth man in the picture was John Rickets. There was a couple versions of that pic. One was taken in Houghton Lake Michigan on a reliability tour in front of Ron's Hudson. I always remember that tour because I met Harold Sharron. I helped him drop the oil pan on the Rickets's 13 Buick looking for a rod knock. I learned a lot that evening. Parking lot repairs at its finest. The second version was taken in front of Bruce's Bar in Severance Colorado with Dad's '14 Buick on one of the First BBTR regional tours held. Bruce's bar is famous for Rocky Mountain Oysters and was always a favorite spot to take visitors.

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