May 18, 2009

Meeting May 20 Dooley O'Toole's Carmel

The club met for dinner at 6pm at Dooley O'Toole's Restaurant at 162 W Carmel Dr in Carmel (317) 843-9900. On Wednesday nights, Dooley's is a gathering place for classic cars. I HOPE someone took pictures for the blog!

May 14, 2009

Pick up a Shelby Cobra at Mecum May 15

We know... you're bummed that our Mystery Cruise was postponed... if you need a boost to spice up your weekend you could pick up a sweet Shelby Cobra up for auction at Mecum at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds Friday evening, May 15th:

When this Crown Jewel of American Racing powers across the auction block, Mecum anticipates the championship race car to garner the highest bid ever paid at public auction for an American automobile - eight figures and counting... possibly 10 to 15 million. The Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe will be sold on live national TV Friday, May 15, 2009, at 8pm during the company's series, "Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More," on Discovery Communications' popular HD Theater. (22nd Dana Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction, Indianapolis TV Schedule: Thursday, May 14, 7-11 PM ET; Friday, May 15, 7-11 PM ET; Saturday, May 16, 2-6 PM ET)

We wouldn't object to adding it to our line up on our next cruise. It would be in good company:

May 11, 2009

Abe Barnett's blog post: Paramount Theatre

Abe Barnett, of Hagerty Insurance, is blogging about his experiences as he travels Indiana getting acquainted with car club groups and their members.

Check out his blog post on the day at the Paramount Theatre in Anderson at:

May 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Victor!

May 5th several club members had the opportunity to surprise a young GTO fan on his birthday. Seven GTOs rolled over the hill bringing gifts and good wishes to Victor. (See Victor's story at:

(Pictured left to right) Phil Fidler drives a maroon '66 GTO hard top; Debbie and Kenny Lentz drive a red '67 GTO hard top; Keith Rossell (father of twin boys, Owen and Elliot) drives a '70 GTO hard top; Betsy and Phil Fladung drive a phantom black metallic '05 GTO coupe; David Fitzpatrick drives a yellow '72 LeMans convertible (car not at the party); John Jump drives a verdoro green '68 GTO convertible w/hidden headlights; Prez Bill Sanders drives a deep blue '66 GTO convertible; Marvin Daughtery drives a red '65 GTO convertible

The first slide show below features photos taken by our host for the party, David Maurer. Thank you David! (Click on any picture to go to web album.)

The second slide show below features others' photos from the evening. (Click on any picture to go to web album.)

Below are some short video clips. Click on arrow to play.
Victor chose to take his first cruise with Prez Bill:

He REALLY enjoyed it!

Next he rode with Phil in the '05

Kids don't try this at home!

Before we left we sang Happy Birthday to Victor!

May 3, 2009

Vietnam Veteran's Car Show Pics 5/2009

Watch slide show or click on any picture to go to album.

Prez Bill Makes the News May 3, 2009!
Taped from the news...not perfect but here it is!
Click on arrow to watch the video I taped.
Click this link to check out web site.
For a better link to the original online video: CLICK HERE.

Prez Bill also had a photo and story in the Sunday Indy Star.
Check it out - click this link to go to article.

That's our Prez Bill: "Cruz'em if ya Got'em"

May 2, 2009

Vietnam Vets Car Show Sunday, May 3rd

Several of our members will be up bright and early Sunday morning, May 3rd to assist with parking for the Vietnam Vets "Endless Summer" car show. Here are some readily accessible details for those of you who are checking the blog before you head out the door! Registration: 8am-3pm 50/50 Drawing: noon-4pm Awards: 4pm Location: Lawrence Community Park, enter off of Franklin. Web site: (Parking volunteers need to meet for a dry run Sat. 6pm Click here to review Fitz' recent post about that! Then hit your web browser's "back" arrow to return to the main blog.)

Don't forget your 2 lb. ABC Type, Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher!
Prez Bill recommends that everyone have a fire extinguisher (definitely) under the front seat and also in the trunk of your GTO when participating in club events. I called the Fire Department and they recommended a 2 lb. ABC type dry chemical fire extinguisher.

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