June 29, 2009

ABR-The Ultimate Driving Challenge

Prez Bill passed along this info:
Do you or any of your club members like racing? My name is Mitzy Timmins, Marketing Director for Auto Barrel Racing. We are launching a new reality show "ABR-The Ultimate Driving Challenge" on Versus premiering Oct. 18, 2009 @ 1pm PST and currently looking for contestants. Would you be willing to post the attached flyer: (Click on image to enlarge)

on your club website or newsletter to give your members a chance to sign up. We are looking for every type of vehicle and driver. That's why we're contacting you. Checkout the website www.autobarrelracing.com If you have any questions call me @ 360-772-1740 or email Mitzy@autobarrelracing.com Thank you for your time. I hope to see you and your club members out there.
Mitzy Timmins
Auto Barrel Racing
ABR-The Ultimate Driving Challenge

June 19, 2009

Rush Power Systems: GTO Parts Source

- An email from Mike Harding
In my constant endeavors to find GTO parts, I have come across a vendor in Utah that has been over the top in terms of knowledge, assistance and attention to detail. His company is Rush Power Systems and the owner’s name is Darren Flint . They specialize in replacement alternators and other electronic items. I was looking for a new, higher amp alternator and came across this guy on the web. He is prompt in his responses and knowledgeable about his products – everything is custom built to order, thoroughly tested and priced competitively. After looking for a new alternator for my 1971 GTO for over two months (and going thru everything the local guys – O’Reilly, AutoZone etc have to offer), I had yet to find anything that would work that would give me more than the 63amps I was getting. Darren came through and created a system that really delivered. For a few more dollars than the local guys, I had a 150amp powerhouse that fit in the same spot as the old one. I am bringing this to the club’s attention for several reasons – good vendors are getting harder to come by, and he will give club members a 10% discount if we put a link on our web site to his. If you order more than one unit, he’ll give a 15% discount. Rush Power Systems web site: http://high-amp.com

June 16, 2009

June 20 Meeting at Retro Tech

Saturday, June 20 Mike Haluska hosted our June meeting at Retro Tech in Avon, IN. Retro-Tech's new web site is: www.retro-tech.net About ten of us got to see the crew at Retro Tech separate the body from the frame on a '73 Pontiac Tempest project car that promises to be a real collector car. There were also many other project cars to see. Mike also provided pizza and drinks for the group. A good time was had by all! John Jump chaired a short business meeting, stepping in for Prez Bill Sanders who was graduating today with his Masters Degree! Congratulations Bill! Photos below taken by Phil Fladung:

June 15, 2009

June 21 Father's Day Car Show Noblesville

Don't forget the Annual Father's Day show this weekend on Sunday in Noblesville, IN. Remember, this show is done by the Central Indiana Vintage Vehicles (CIVV) (web site: http://www.civv.freeservers.com) who also support with 100% of the car show proceeds going to the Elysian Foundation. If ya can't go, send 'em a check if ya can! Its a great show in a nice shady park and the Indiana Transportation (train) Museum (web site: http://www.itm.org) is to be open as well. Where is it? St Rd 32 to St Rd 19, go north on State Rd 19, the park entrance is just past the train tressel - on the left. (Click on flyer below to enlarge.)
Prez Bill

June 13, 2009

June 13 Indy Pontiac-Buick-Olds Car Show

Our Indy Firebird friend, Scott Andrews said, "We need 50 Goats of every description to show up!" for the Indy Firebird Club 24th Indy ALL Pontiac-Buick-Oldsmobile Car Show Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Reeves Buick/Pontiac U.S 31 just south of Greenwood... because Reeve's needed more Pontiacs on their lot (before GM takes them away...) plus we wanted to raise a ton of $$$ for the Little Red Door Cancer Agency in memory of IFC member Chuck Leavell. Phil Fidler ('66 GTO); Bill Sanders ('66 GTO); Kevin Reading ('69 GTO); Leonard Swope ('67 GTO); the Family of Carole Ray ('69 GTO Convertible); John Jump ('68 GTO Convertible); Phil Fladung ('05 GTO); and Steve Herring ('04 GTO) participated in spite of a threat of rain. And we had several Top 20 winners! David Fitzgerald was called up to accept the Dealer's Choice award! The problem was that, although Fitz had registered, his GTO was not there! A special congratulations to Phil Fidler whose '66 GTO won Best of Show.