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                                         January 2011
                  A publication of the Montana Pioneer and Classic Auto Club




The center picture is “Master C.E & C.J.B. Stephens”, my dad and my grandfather with the ‘ 07 REO runabout.
This was one of the few cars in the area and my grandfather was very proud of the car. He traveled extensively to
take care of his patients (he was a dentist as well as a gentleman farmer). Musta put a million miles on it!
                                                                                                  - as written by Don Stephens




                                    1907 REO Runabout
                                        pictures sent in by Don Stephens
                                     of the Great Falls Skunk Wagon Club
ANTIQUE & CLASSIC TIMES                               Central Montana Trail Dusters: Regular meeting
VOLUME Q                              NUMBER 1        fourth Thursday of each month at places previously
                                                      decided upon - Central Montana area.
Official publication of the Montana Pioneer and
                                                      Flathead Pioneer Auto Club: Regular meeting first
Classic Auto Club, Inc
                                                      Sunday of each month at Flathead Electric Co-op,
                                                      Kalispell.
Published quarterly: January, April, July and Octo-
ber
                                                      Goggles & Dusters: Regular meeting first Tuesday
                                                      of each month at the Elk’s Lodge, 934 Lewis Ave, at
The “Times” is exchanged with other like clubs in
                                                      6:00 p.m., unless otherwise notified, Billings.
the US and Canada.
                                                      Great Falls Skunkwagon: Regular meeting first
MP&CAC OFFICERS                                       Friday of each month, 8:00 pm, Eagle’s Lodge, 1509
                                                      9th Street S., Great Falls. skunkwagonclub@aol.
        President:   Larry Liptac                     com
                     2112 E. Echo Drive
                     Billings, MT 59105               Hi-Line Antique Auto Club: Regular meeting third
                                                      Sunday of each month, 7:00 pm, Montana Lounge,
   Vice President:   Don Stephens                     Chester.
                     P.O. Box 1305
                     Great Falls, MT 59403            Missoula Hellgate: Regular meeting third Monday
                                                      of each month, American Legion Hall, Missoula
        Secretary:   Sie Schindler
                     401 7 Ave S #209                 Vintage D’Fenders: Regular meeting first Tuesday
                     Lewistown, MT 59457              of each month, 6:30 pm, Cavalier Room @ Finlen
                                                      Hotel
        Treasurer:   Mary Seelmeyer
                     1210 Ave B NW
                     Great Falls MT 59404
                                                             Editor: Jacques Rutten
MP&CAC dues delinquent December 1 of each
                                                                     PO Box 900
year; payable September 1 of each year.
               Single Adult - $16.50
                                                                     Lewistown MT 59457-900
               Couple       - $20.00                                 publisher@lewistownnews.com

                                                           Fashion Consultant: Kathy Meuchel
CHAPTER MEETINGS
Big Sky Auto Club: Regular meeting first Monday of
each month, 6:30 pm, Hill County Library, Havre                        Chapter Reporters
                                                          Anaconda-Butte ................... Paul Sawyer
Bitterroot Valley Dusters: Regular meeting third          Billings .................................... Al Jenkins
Sunday afternoon of each month at places previ-           Bozeman ............................. Stu Coleman
ously decided upon - Hamilton area.                       Great Falls .........................Kurt Baltrusch
                                                          Hamilton ............................. Joann Hosko
Bozeman Antique Auto Club: Regular meeting                Havre............................ Wally Duchscher
second Friday of each month at random locations           Helena ............................ Peggy Barnekoff
in Bozeman.                                               Hi-Line ........................... Patty Markuson
                                                          Kalispell............................... Dave Cooley
Capital Carriages: Regular meeting second Sun-
day of each month, 2:00 pm, Random Locations in
                                                          Lewistown .............................. Alta Pallett
Helena                                                    Missoula......................... Sheila McIntosh
                                                                                                           January 2011

                                         President’s Message
                       Wow!! here we go again. Summer is gone far too soon, I’m begin-
                     ning to realize that as I get a little longer in the tooth, it is definitely
                     more fun to drive these old cars than it is to work on them. I’ve got
a whole winter full of projects I am not looking forward to. Our 47 Mercury needs the
tranny rebuilt, it leaks oil faster than you can replace it. I have purchased a Mitchell
Overdrive for the Model A that needs to be installed. The trusty 39 Ford has a piece of
belt molding coming off, that will necessitate removing some upholstery. The Chevy PU
needs some carburetor work and I wonder why my fellow club members are never home
when I call?
  I think our 2010 year went well, we had some great tours and picked up some new
members ( don’t stop recruiting ). Our Spring Tour will be Father’s Day weekend in Mis-
soula and our Fall Tour sponored by the Skunkwagon Club will be in Lincoln. Don Foster
reports that rooms are limited so get your reservations in.
  Hope to see you all in Great Falls at the swap meet and installation dinner. Don’t miss
it, this is where I get ousted.
  Thank you.
  Larry Liptac, President


   Vice President’s Message
                                                                     EDITOR’S NOTE
   It is the beginning of a new year and this is the time
to start planning those many activities for the rest of the            Club reporters please remember to
year. For those of you that will be having events such                 send in your info by the due date.
as swap meets, car shows, tours, etc that you would like
other members from around the state to attend, put the
                                                                      Deadlines for submitting articles for
information on our state website. There is a page devoted
                                                                        quarterly issues are as follows:
to the schedules of events and lets everyone know what
is going on as well as possibly avoiding conflicts of those             January Issue:  Dec. 10th
events. If you have applications or fliers you can put them             April Issue:   March 10th
on there, too. And color helps things stand out. Contact
                                                                        July Issue:     June 10th
Ken Tiahrt of the Bozeman Club who is our webmaster
and who can help you get those items posted. Write to                   October Issue:  Sept. 10th
him or e-mail to: tiahrt@montana.edu
   This is also a good time to recruit new members. If you         All copy must be to Editor Jacques Rutten
need a copy of the membership application, look in the            at the Lewistown News-Argus by these dates.
back of your latest issue of the TIMES or go to the website
MontanaPioneerAndClassicAutoClub.org. Let’s utilize the            We prefer all articles and photos be sent by email to:
great website and be sure to tell everyone else about it. It is           publisher@lewistownnews.com.
a wonderful tool for learning about the club and in keeping            We will send a confirmation email when we receive it.
us all up to date.
   The TIMES is also a valuable tool and we encourage you          If you do not have access to email, please
to send in your information so that it can be published.                   mail your information to:
They are always looking for pictures, interesting articles as                     P.O Box 900
well as items for the “Trade Winds” (the classified ad page)                Lewistown, MT 59457
   See you this spring at the installation dinner.                     Attn: Antique and Classic Times
  Don Stephens, MP&CAC Vice-President                                      Thank you for your help!

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ANTIQUE & CLASSIC TIMES                               Central Montana Trail Dusters: Regular meeting
VOLUME Q                              NUMBER 1        fourth Thursday of each month at places previously
                                                      decided upon - Central Montana area.
Official publication of the Montana Pioneer and
                                                      Flathead Pioneer Auto Club: Regular meeting first
Classic Auto Club, Inc
                                                      Sunday of each month at Flathead Electric Co-op,
                                                      Kalispell.
Published quarterly: January, April, July and Octo-
ber
                                                      Goggles & Dusters: Regular meeting first Tuesday
                                                      of each month at the Elk’s Lodge, 934 Lewis Ave, at
The “Times” is exchanged with other like clubs in
                                                      6:00 p.m., unless otherwise notified, Billings.
the US and Canada.
                                                      Great Falls Skunkwagon: Regular meeting first
MP&CAC OFFICERS                                       Friday of each month, 8:00 pm, Eagle’s Lodge, 1509
                                                      9th Street S., Great Falls. skunkwagonclub@aol.
        President:   Larry Liptac                     com
                     2112 E. Echo Drive
                     Billings, MT 59105               Hi-Line Antique Auto Club: Regular meeting third
                                                      Sunday of each month, 7:00 pm, Montana Lounge,
   Vice President:   Don Stephens                     Chester.
                     P.O. Box 1305
                     Great Falls, MT 59403            Missoula Hellgate: Regular meeting third Monday
                                                      of each month, American Legion Hall, Missoula
        Secretary:   Sie Schindler
                     401 7 Ave S #209                 Vintage D’Fenders: Regular meeting first Tuesday
                     Lewistown, MT 59457              of each month, 6:30 pm, Cavalier Room @ Finlen
                                                      Hotel
        Treasurer:   Mary Seelmeyer
                     1210 Ave B NW
                     Great Falls MT 59404
                                                             Editor: Jacques Rutten
MP&CAC dues delinquent December 1 of each
                                                                     PO Box 900
year; payable September 1 of each year.
               Single Adult - $16.50
                                                                     Lewistown MT 59457-900
               Couple       - $20.00                                 publisher@lewistownnews.com

                                                           Fashion Consultant: Kathy Meuchel
CHAPTER MEETINGS
Big Sky Auto Club: Regular meeting first Monday of
each month, 6:30 pm, Hill County Library, Havre                        Chapter Reporters
                                                          Anaconda-Butte ................... Paul Sawyer
Bitterroot Valley Dusters: Regular meeting third          Billings .................................... Al Jenkins
Sunday afternoon of each month at places previ-           Bozeman ............................. Stu Coleman
ously decided upon - Hamilton area.                       Great Falls .........................Kurt Baltrusch
                                                          Hamilton ............................. Joann Hosko
Bozeman Antique Auto Club: Regular meeting                Havre............................ Wally Duchscher
second Friday of each month at random locations           Helena ............................ Peggy Barnekoff
in Bozeman.                                               Hi-Line ........................... Patty Markuson
                                                          Kalispell............................... Dave Cooley
Capital Carriages: Regular meeting second Sun-
day of each month, 2:00 pm, Random Locations in
                                                          Lewistown .............................. Alta Pallett
Helena                                                    Missoula......................... Sheila McIntosh
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       Limited number of rooms available Rooms are being held for a limited time.
       Get your reservations in          Use password: Montana Pioneer or Skunkwagon
       NOW !                                        Old Car Club or you won’t get a room!



                                                $65+
           Hotel Lincoln (14 rms) 362-4822
                                                 1 $55-58
           Sportsman Mote    l (9 rms) 362-448
                                                       5-72
                               l (8  rms) 362-4355 $5
           Three Bears Mote                         6-62
                                 rms) 362-4333 $5
           Leeper’s Motel (14                  0 $45-52
           Blue Sky Mote  l (8 rms) 362-445           ll hook-up
                                 a rk 362-4140 $25 fu
            Spring Creek RV P



        Registration forms and further information are also on the state website:
        MontanaPioneerAndClassicAutoClub.org




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     All roads lead to
                           Lincoln
Join us in Lincoln where the mountain men and bears still
roam*

Lincoln is a paradise and great haven with snowmobiling in
the winter, hunting in the fall and camping and fishing all
summer long. Nestled in the high plains just west of the
Continental Divide in Gold West Country, although not a
mining camp, it was the heart of the gold mining of the area.

              Registration for the event will be at the Lincoln Lodge built in 1928 and which is
              listed on the National Historic Register.
               (turn North at the only yellow flashing traffic light in town -- can’t miss it)

              Friday evening will be a catered picnic in Hooper Park where we will have the
              Show and Shine and the costume judging. The theme is mountain men or western
so if you don’t dress for your car then dress accordingly. We encourage everyone to wear a
special costume.

Saturday morning after car judging and breakfast we will head west & south to the town of
Helmville, the Rodeo Capital of Western Montana. There we will be stopping for coffee and
refreshements at the Copper Queen Saloon. Then we will proceed onward south along Nevada
Creek and Nevada Lake to the little town of Avon. Situated along the picturesque Little Blackfoot
River, the town was named after a local Welshman and in Welsh, Avon means “river”. There we
will take a break and enjoy a hearty lunch. Also in Avon is the Birdseye Mercantile where one
can find great treasures, antique furniture, quilts and quilting supplies.

From Avon we offer a couple of suggestions to return to Lincoln on your own. Those that have
the fast cars might opt to head over McDonald Pass toward Helena then travel north toward
Canyon Creek and over scenic Flesher Pass to return to Lincoln. Others may want to return to
Lincoln by way of Helmville with leisurely stops along the way. Bring your fishing pole if you
want!

Back in Lincoln there will be a walking “poker run” and ample time to check out all the shops.
Also a chance to see the Hi-Plains Jerky Facility, the Historial Museum or The Bear.*

The awards banquet will be held Saturday evening in the Community Hall which is an octagonal
shaped log building built in 1918 and also listed on the National Historic Register.

Sunday morning we will again meet in the Community Hall
for breakfast and the general meeting. Then bid Farewell.


*At the Ranger station is a stuffed 830 lb grizzly bear
that used to roam the area but was accidently hit on
the highway in October of 2007.
Also one of the roaming “mountain men” is now in
Federal Prison   (‘nuff said about that!)
                                                              Tourist: Let’s see -- the road book says “Bear Left”




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                                           Fall Tour 2011
       Hosted by the Skunkwagon Chapter of the Montana Pioneer
                      and Classic Auto Club, Inc.
                                           a
                                  M  ontan
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          Driver’s Name_______________________________________________________________
          Passenger’s Name___________________________________________________________
          Additional Passengers_________________________________________________________
          Address____________________________________________________________________
          City, State, Zip_______________________________________________________________
          Phone (        )__________________________ e-mail_________________________________
                                                   (Confirmation will be sent if e-mail address is provided)
          Club Affiliation_______________________________________________________________
          Insurance Carrier_______________________________ Policy #_______________________
          Vehicle Year______Make_________________Model_________________Color___________
                           (Please enclose a photo of your vehicle. Photos will be returned.)

          Early Registration Deadline is August 21, 2011 (Add $15 if after the 21st)
          Final Registration Deadline is Sept 2, 2011(Registrations postmarked after that date cannot be accepted)

          Registration Fee includes meals for Friday evening, Saturday lunch and dinner,
          and Sunday breakfast (See other page for Tour Itinerary and Lodging Information)



          Individual                                   $ 65.00                 $ 65.00
          Additional Adults                            $ 65.00 x _____         $_______
          Children (12 and under)                      $ 30.00 x _____         $_______
          Late Registration                            $15.00                  $_______

          TOTAL                                        ---------               $_______
         Make Checks Payable to: Skunkwagon Chapter Tour
                                 P.O. Box 1305
                                 Great Falls, MT 59403
      Are you willing to judge cars? ____yes ___no          Are you willing to judge costumes? ___yes____no
      Are you having your car judged? ___yes ___no         Are you having your costume judged? ___yes ___no
      For Additional Information call: Tom Foster (406) 452-9816
                                     (Leave Message and calls will be returned.)
                                        or e-mail to: skunkwagonclub@aol.com


         The Skunkwagon Chapter will not be liable for any loss sustained nor can it be named in any judgment or suit.

         Applicant’s Signature (Required)_____________________________________Date__________




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                                                          Joann Hosko, Reporter

   It is time to again compose           from Hamilton. The existing slate of   and good weather to bring out the
something for the TIMES! Nothing         officers was re-elected for another    numbers! Lester Johnson’s name
makes the days, weeks, and               year: President - Kathy Meuchel;       was drawn for the BVD Bucks,
months pass as quickly as having         Vice president - Boyd Cobb;            and he was present! We planned
deadlines to meet! Through the           Secretary - Arlene Beavers; and        our Christmas party, with Noreen
first third of December, we have         Treasurer - Gil and Millie Higgins.    Johnson and Joann shopping for
had nearly as much “winter” as we        Joann Hosko agreed to continue as      door prizes, as well as Lillian June
had all of last winter’s season.         editor. Winston Wanstrath’s name       Bentz wrapping the door prizes.
   Our September 19th meeting was        was drawn for the BVD bucks, but         On November 21st, we again
a potluck at the campground at           unfortunately, he was absent.          traveled to the CVFD hall, this time
Rye Creek and Skalkaho Highway,            Arlene reported on the car show,     for a turkey dinner with all the
attended by 22 members and 2             held October 2nd , at the Ravalli      trimmings the club provided as a
guests. In spite of it being a cloudy,   County Fairgrounds. With about 3       potluck Kathy prepared the turkey
threatening-looking        day,    we    5 cars on display, it was deemed       and dressing. It was another nice
escaped being rained upon. Robert        a success. Using a donation from       day for a meeting, if not necessarily
Voit was present, but suffering with     Ravalli County Bank, the BVDs          for driving an antique car. With
severe back pain. Arlene Beavers         presented a Peoples’ Choice trophy.    just the right amount of filtered
had sustained a knee injury when         Dick and I were out of town that       sunshine from a hazy autumn
she fell on some stairs. We wish         weekend, participating in the Big      sky, moderate temperatures, and a
them complete recovery. We               Sky Region-Vintage Chevrolets of       snow-covered cornfield across the
have gained three new members,           America tour in Yellowstone Park.      road, it could have come straight
Warren Kollman from Florence,            What a beautiful weekend there!        from a greeting card. On the down
and Dennis and Georgia Meehan              The annual steak fry/potluck         side, Kathy burned her right hand
                                            was held on October 17th            rather badly, while handling the
                                            , at the Corvallis Volunteer        roaster. It is healing, slowly. Don
                                            Fire Department Hall on the         Matlock was absent for the BVD
                                            Corvallis Cutoff. As he has for     Buck drawing.
                                            too many years to count, Dick         We are now ready for our
                                            Babcock lent his expertise to       Christmas party, December 11th,
                                            the barbecuing of the steaks. It    at the Sapphire Lutheran dining
                                            was a beautiful, sunny, warm,       room, Hamilton. It is always a
                                            autumn day. There were 33           beautiful place to gather at this
                                            members and 3 guests present.       season. We wish you all the best
                                            Quite a few drove “old’ cars. I     of Holidays. We hope to see you
                                            drove Dick’s newly-acquired         in the New Year, with lots of swap
                                            1957 Chevrolet BelAir, as he was    meets, tours, and “car’ activities.
                                            towing the BBQbarrel trailer.       Happy New Year to all from all of
                                            There’s nothing like good food      the BVDS!

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                                         Stu Coleman, Reporter

  The regular, and informal,        use. November 11, Veterans Day,           Jim & Cheryl Johannes
BAAC breakfast spot on Tuesday      was also the grand opening of             Jeff & Chele Pint
mornings is the Korner Café in      the new American Legion Club              Sam & Carolyn Powell
Belgrade at Four Corners west       building in Bozeman.                    They collectively have some
of Bozeman.          Members are          The club changed officers       very interesting vehicles. I have
encouraged to drive their vintage   at the top of the ticket for the      written before about the 1972
vehicles whenever possible. The     coming year and several offices       AMC Matador police sedan
management of the restaurant        stayed the same. The officers for     owned by the Farnams. This is
turned the tables, so to speak,     2011 will be:                         no “look alike” police car, but one
and hosted a “1950s Fling” on           President ..........Tom Crystal   that was in service and starred on
September 26. It was a very good        Vice-President.... Joe Ashley     the One Adam Twelve television
deal as senior prices (and most         Secretary ...........Linda Dean   series of years back.           The
of us are now seniors) were $10         Treasurer...........Bill Dorgan   Gebhardts are into Model As big
for drinks and the buffet! Old        Bill and Cathy Dorgan will also     time. Dan is currently working
cars were shown from 4 PM until     stay on as interim newsletter         on a 1929 Sports coupe in his
8 PM. Several club members          editors for the Intake & Exhaust,     shop, but also boasts a 1929
couldn’t turn down the deal and     Karin Ludeman will continue as        4-door sedan and a 1930 pick
attended.                           Club Historian and yours truly        up truck. He just recently sold
  The regular November meeting      will continue reporting quarterly     a 1931 dump truck and already
was held at the same eating         BAAC news for the Antique &           regrets that decision because he
facilities we have used a number    Classic Times. The club would         liked it and a truck this size is
of times in the past (Country       also like to acknowledge new          more difficult to restore because
Kitchen) in Belgrade, but the       members that have joined our          there aren’t a lot of parts that
name and management had been        ranks during the past year:           interchange with cars. Jim and
changed. So we ate at the new           Dennis & Kathy Farnam             Cheryl tool around in their 1950
(old) Overland Express. Yeah,           Dan & Bonnie Gebhardt             Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door, but Jim
yeah the food isn’t                                                                  also has a 1979 Ford
better either!                                                                       F-150 long bed pick
  Patricia          Pruitt                                                           up that had belonged
reported that planning                                                               to his father. It is the
was already in the                                                                   fancier Explorer model
process for the 2011                                                                 with upscale trim on
Memorial Day parade                                                                  it. The Pints are into
in Bozeman.          The                                                             early Fords also and
local American Legion                                                                they own a 1936 pick
is the driving force                                                                 up truck. The Deluxe
behind the parade                                                                    model.     The Deluxe
and Patricia is our                                                                  model means a chrome
BAAC       representative                                                            grille instead of a
in      that    planning.                                                            painted one. It has the
Cal Beauregard has                                                                   V8 engine option. Sam
already signed up his                                                                and Carolyn have a
Lincoln convertible for                                                              1966 Mustang coupe

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with the 6 cylinder 200 cubic inch     for what they bring on markets         and it is on its way. The 1928
engine and three-speed manual          like ebay! The only pedal car I        Durant shared the same water
transmission. Sam describes the        had as a kid, I totally destroyed      pump with the Star, but your local
color as sort of a coppery-orange      and there would not have been          parts jobber just doesn’t seem to
shade. It has the “Pony” optioned      anything left to restore.              carry one anymore!
interior also.                           Here is a sample of the more           Cal and Nancy Beauregard
   October the 2nd was a most          desirable vehicles and what            and youngest son Jeff traveled
perfect day for the Bob Braun          they sold for: 1938 fully restored     to St George, Utah in October
auction at his rental storage          Bantam coupe $16,000, 1914             in a caravan of 16 early Ford
facility on South 3rd Road in          Ford Model T Speedster $9000,          V8s from Montana to attend the
Bozeman.          A man certainly      1924 Ford Model T “Doctor’s”           Western Ford Early V8 National
can collect a lot of things in a       Coupe $7750, 1925 Ford Ames            Meet. Two of those 16 vehicles
lifetime and Bob certainly did         Speedster $8000, 1957 Nash             were trailered, but 14 were driven
that. Everyone knew Bob liked          Metropolitan (unrestored) $5000,       the distance and back. The meet
all sorts of cars and trucks with      1963 Studebaker Grand Turismo          was the 18th, 19th and 20th and
a particular liking for Model Ts,      Hawk $4250 and a GMC, the              the weather were just right, not
but who knew he also collected         Canyonland model, motor home           too cold or hot. There were over
models, pedal cars, gasoline and       26’ with a restored Tornado            200 Fords in attendance. The
oil items and bicycles! They were      driveline $4200. The car that          Beauregards took their 1939
all laid out in neat rows for the      brought the most attention was         convertible sedan. One of the
auction. Friend Bob Woodburn           Bob’s 1926 Studebaker Big Six          tours was through Zion National
of Bozeman endeavored to make          Sport Roadster, but it had a           Park.     Cal was the featured
as many vehicles run as possible       reserve of $40,000 and although        speaker of the convention
for the auction. A great number        a cell phone caller bid the price      speaking about his years as
of BAAC members were in                to $37,500, his daughters would        a Ford Motor Car Company
attendance, but to my knowledge,       not take it. All in all it was a bit   executive. For his presentation
members only bought some parts         of a sad day to see a man’s things     he received a beautiful plaque
and none of the vehicles that day.     auctioned away, but good that          of appreciation mounted on a
Although we all tried to shame         they will find homes where other       thin piece of marble. At one of
Russ Ludeman into bidding on the       collectors will care and cherish       the BAAC regular meetings Cal
Nash Metropolitan for his wife,        them.                                  brought the award and discussed
he failed to raise his hand at the       Since the last report, club          the meet for members.
appropriate time. Karin thinks         member Jim Cain inherited a car          Everyone is awaiting the
Metros are cute and we thought         that he and Rose plan on keeping.      annual Christmas party for the
Russ should have purchased it          It is a 1971 Pontiac Bonneville 4      club. This year, the Cowdreys,
for her. Russ did express great        door sedan and has the 455 cubic       Buz and Judy, will open their
interest in the 1979 low mileage       inch engine. He says it is a rather    beautiful home on East Frontage
Buick Riviera, but did not get it.     nice car and the relatives just        road in Bozeman for a Christmas
   I for one, did not know there was   “wanted the thing gone!” The           dinner party on December 17th.
so much interest (and therefore        Ludemans have a vehicle for sale       Members are being encouraged
high prices paid) in children’s        too. Russ has decided to part with     to wear holiday festive dress.
pedal cars of bygone eras. Here        his 1937 Chevrolet dump truck          Club members have optioned to
is a smattering of prices: Corvette    that he has had for 30 years. It       forego an exchange of Christmas
$160, ‘40s pedal car $200,             is a short-wheel based truck with      presents and instead bring food
Airplane pedal car $200, Ford 9N       the 216 cubic inch six. Russ says      items for the Gallatin Valley
pedal tractor $210, and a U-Haul       it doesn’t run but the engine is       Food Bank. Judy always does
car and matching trailer $155.         free. Roy Tunby has red-lined          a tremendous job at decorating
And yet people in the know, said       his Durant for a very leaky water      their home for the holidays. It
that they went fairly reasonable       pump but has finally located one       will be a fun time.
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                                                    Sie Schindler, Reporter


  Hi from Central Montana. Fall       Thanksgiving and Christmas din-        state club tours. Both were very
was short, but nice. Now winter       ner with a gift exchange. There        nice and there was lots to see.
has come to stay I think.             were no collector cars out that        With car shows all over the state,
  The cars are put away, or maybe     night as it was our first snow-        swap meets and auctions with
somebody is working on theirs.        storm. That did not stop people        collectible vehicles, I noticed that
Clayton Bush has been remodel-        from attending. The 45 or so has       the prices at the auctions were
ing a building to display not cars,   a good time. Stories were told         still great.
but antique snowmobiles.              and a sigh up sheet was passed           With winter here, our club gets
  October came and went so            around to help the Central Mon-        smaller in numbers. I believe they
fast that we did not have a din-      tana Hospice fund drive on No-         go south for the warmer climate.
ner meeting. So we had an early       vember 28th.                           The Peterson’s, Strouf’s and B.
                                        The club was in charge of the        Landru have gone and there are
                                      home of Larry and Kathie Carrolls      more that wish they were already
                                      and their auto collection. It was      gone. Schindlers are leaving in
                                      a great community project for          January to try it for a while.
                                      the club. There were two homes           Our next meeting will be in
                                      on the tour as well as Jack and        March or April, depending on the
                                      Ann Morgenstern’s hangar with          weather. We will have our elec-
                                      his display of cars, antique motor     tion of President and Vice Presi-
                                      bikes, some pedal toys and more.       dent then.
                                      This is where the meal was held          Have a Merry Christmas and
                                      and silent auction items were          Happy New Year!
                                      auctioned off as a fund raiser.
                                      Over 400 people participated in
                                      the tour this year.
                                        This was a busy year with two



                  Flathead Pioneer
                      Auto Club
                         Dave Cooley, Reporter

   A lot has happened since the       was how the Registrations dragged      of May 2nd (four months after the
last FPAC Report, the most notable    along from January right up to the     first ad) there were only 12 cars
of which was our Fall Tour in         Friday September 10th Registration     and 22 people registered. A month
Kalispell. By all reports it was a    Day. The first ad in the “TIMES” for   later we were up to 15 cars, and
success and very popular with         our Tour appeared in the January       by August 7th (one month before
the participants. It was a success    Issue, the second ad (April)           the Tour) there were 33 cars
financially in that we paid for       included a page with pictures of       registered. Two weeks before the
everything and were able to send      Jim Smith’s Airplane Collection,       Tour we had 47 cars registered and
some “Proceeds” to the State Club.    and the last ad appeared, also with    as of Registration Day we had 78
Perhaps the most amazing thing        the pictures, in the July Issue. As    cars and 141 people registered! As

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it turned out we had 6 cars cancel      Stonehenge they have built on the     P-40, Corsair, J-3 Piper Cub, etc.
which left us with 72 cars and 131      Golf Course. It was a very pleasant   are very well known, some, like the
people actually on the Tour. This       surprise when Jim announced that      Stagger Wing Beechcraft biplane,
was a great showing and we are          we could all drive down on his        are works of art, etc., etc. Jim ran
very pleased that so many of you        runway to have our box lunches at     his World War I Rotary Engine for
wanted to be here, but with less        Stonehenge. While there, Jim gave     us - the crankshaft is bolted to the
than half the cars being registered     us a little talk about how he built   airframe and the engine spins with
one month before the Tour and 31        his Stonehenge and he answered        the propeller. It was a great treat
cars piling on during the last two      many questions afterwards. The        to see this really well chosen, kept,
weeks, it made it difficult to guess    heaviest rock on the site weighed     and displayed group of aircraft.
how many ditty bags, meals, tour        85 Tons! The stones were cut from       From the airplane collection we
books, etc. to provide. Again, we       a quarry in Texas, trucked (one       could go on another 10 miles to the
were of course very glad to see         stone per truck) to Montana, hand     Lundeen brothers’ great collection
such a large number of people           sculpted to resemble the originals    of farm machinery, trucks, tractors,
come to Kalispell for our Tour, but     and carefully assembled in place.     cars, etc., and on into Eureka to
it would be a good idea to try to         After lunch we drove back up        shop, snack, or whatever. If you
figure a way to get tour participants   the runway to his “Big Hangar”        wanted to go back to town you
to register earlier!                    and were again treated to Jim’s       could see Art Olson’s garage full of
   The Tour itself was a lot of fun     explanation of each aircraft in       neat cars, go to the Antique Power
even though the weather was a           the collection as well as answers     Show, or get ready for the Banquet.
bit chilly and blustery. On Friday      to our many questions. There are        We were perhaps close, but not
evening the Vicks put on an             about two dozen aircraft in the       crowded in the Banquet Room for
excellent dinner at their beautiful     collection dating from World War      a great dinner and brief talks by
place east of town. It was superbly     One to jets, with an emphasis on      the Officers of the State Club. We
organized down to the last detail       the World War Two era. Some, like     had drawn for the Door Prizes
and everyone got plenty to eat          a Spitfire with counter-rotating      earlier which worked out well and
– a great Kick Off event. Jerry         propellers, are unique, some, like    saved a lot of time. Awards were
and Brenda had cleared out their        the Goodyear Rubber inflatable        presented, a new State Treasurer
garage so people could get in out       pilot rescue plane are extremely      (Mary Seelmeyer) volunteered for
of the weather and several people       rare, some, like the Jenny, P-51,     the Office, a couple of relatively
did go there. However,                                                                     benign “Hard Luck”
the chilly wind did send                                                                   stories were told, and
people home early so                                                                       suddenly it was over!
not many were around to                                                                      The Sunday breakfast
toast marshmallows by                                                                      and meeting gave us a
the fire after dinner!                                                                     chance to catch up on
   We got off to an early                                                                  the State Club’s doings,
start Saturday morning                                                                     future Tour Dates, and
for the drive to Jim Smith’s                                                               so forth. This is the year
Airplane Collection, the                                                                   for changes in officers
Lundeen’s Museum, and                                                                      and President Larry
Eureka. Again it was a bit                                                                 Liptac will be replaced
chilly, but no rain and a                                                                  by Don Stephens, and
lot less wind. The Coffee                                                                  VP Don Stephens will
Break at the Olney Store                                                                   be replaced by Betty
went well and we cruised                                                                   Olson. A round of
on to Crystal Lake to see                                                                  applause was given
the airplanes and eat                                                                      in    appreciation      of
lunch. We had been told                                                                    the outgoing officers.
that since it was a Golf                                                                   Harold Olson was
Weekend for the Smiths                                                                     elected to Honorary
we wouldn’t be able                                                                        Membership for his
to go to the full scale                                                                    decades long service
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to the Club – more applause.            Tour, the several Quilt Ladies, and      said Grace over our dinner and
Upcoming Tours will be Spring           Dorothy Quick.                           we pitched in! After we had pretty
2011 in Missoula on Father’s Day           New Business items were setting       much had our fill, President Rand
Weekend, Fall 2011 (Great Falls         a date for our next meeting and          Robbin called the meeting to
Club) will be held in Lincoln the       our annual Election of Officers.         order. He first thanked the many
weekend after Labor Day, Havre is       Dave Russell reminded us of the          fine cooks who brought all the
considering the Spring 2012 Tour,       old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t     great food.
and the Fall 2012 Tour will be          fix it”. He suggested that since the        At the last meeting Dorothy
hosted by the Bitterroot Club.          current officers seem to be doing        Quick mentioned that she had
  The Tour Banquet drew our             a good job and they have been            a number of old magazines,
months long Quilt Raffle to a close.    in office only one of their eligible     manuals, and books that had
Our own Ron Buentemeier won             two years, then if everyone was          belonged to her husband, Allen,
the drawing – it was great to see       satisfied with the operations of         and that she wanted to donate
the quilt stay in the club! Again,      the Club, we should not mess with        them to the club for anyone who
many thanks to the Quilt Ladies         a good thing. The membership             might want them. The response
who designed and made the very          agreed with this unassailable logic      was excellent and by the time the
handsome quilt.                         and voted to leave the current           meeting was over there was very
  It was a beautiful Fall day (for      officers in place. Rand closed the       little left. Dorothy has been very
a change) on Saturday September         meeting by thanking Linda Russell        generous to the club, donating
25th when we met for our annual         for organizing this breakfast, after     all sorts of things ranging from
Breakfast Meeting at 9:00 AM in         which we visited with each other         Vintage Clothing to Automobile
the dining room of the Buffalo Hills    and wished our Snowbirds a warm          Bud Vases to these books and
Golf Club. There were 40 members        and pleasant Winter.                     magazines. Once again, we owe
and guests eating breakfast, the           It was a chilly rainy day on          many thanks to Dorothy for her
guests were Bill Schlegel’s niece       November 7th when 37 of us               thoughtful generosity!
Lou Ann, and Ted Van’s son Bob.         gathered at the Flathead Electric           Gary Breylinger announced
There were at least six antique         Building for our Potluck Harvest         that the 1925 White Glacier Park
cars of which two were new to           Dinner and November Meeting.             “Jammer” he is helping to restore
us – we hadn’t seen the Bellers’        The weather being pretty nasty,          is nearly finished and that it will be
1930 Model A Two Door or the            there were no antique cars, but we       leaving town soon to participate
Lakes’ 1950 Ford which they had         did have three guests. Sergio and        in the Rose Bowl Festivities in
acquired it just 3 weeks before our     Carolyn Lopez were invited by Bill       Pasadena this winter. He invited
meeting.                                and Pat Phillips, but the Phillips       us to stop by at the shop to check
  The buffet breakfast was great        couldn’t make it to the meeting,         it out before it heads South.
with eggs, sausage, ham, hash           so they were hosted by Doug                 Kathleen Vernon asked if we
browns, French toast, cereal,           Morton. The Lopez’s have a 1952          gave Hard Luck Trophies at the
fruit, etc., and all the coffee you     Dodge sedan which Sergio drove           Harvest Dinner, which aroused
could drink. After we had stoked        when he was in High School and           the curiosity of the membership.
up, President Rand Robbin called        which they are planning to get           Kathleen and Roxie Ming explained
our brief meeting to order. In the      back on the road. They are excited       how the dish containing Roxie’s
matters of old business, Dave           about joining the Club and took          famous Chocolate Covered, Jam
Cooley gave a brief financial           an entry form home. Phil Bolstad         Stuffed Brownies had slipped off
report on the Tour, the Quilt Raffle,   brought his friend Jack Simpson          the top of her car and crashed to
and the silent auction for the Bud      who is looking for an old car and        the ground while she was loading
Vases donated by Dorothy Quick.         who joined our club this day.            up to come to the Harvest Dinner.
Rand said he had received many             First things first, so we all lined   A very sad story indeed - for Roxie
favorable comments on the Tour,         up to fill our plates with the many      as well as the rest of us! Everyone
one of which said it was the best       great dishes our members brought         agreed that that was certainly
Tour the couple had ever been to!       for the occasion such as turkey,         grounds for presentation of a Hard
Rand also offered many thanks           stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet         Luck Trophy – if we had had one!
and hats off to Tour Chairman           potato casserole, salads, freshly
Dave Russell and all those who          baked rolls, and a large collection
had participated in organizing the      of sinful desserts. Leon Nelson
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                                           Goggles & Dusters
                                                     Al Jenkins, Reporter


    Somehow, in trying to write        Cleo Zickefoose, (‘63 Hardtop) Al     Even at home our black walnut tree
up this report, my mind keeps          and Ruby Jenkins (‘35 tudor),Bob      was divesting itself of last year’s
coming back to the weather. It         Milne, (‘47 coupe), Everett and       crop along with the new ones. As
was so weird last year and so          Sue Lane (‘53 Victoria). Lyle Hirt,   we motored along, we were aware
different this year. Indeed on our     (Comet convertible), Greg and         that the sky was not the clear clean
Fall Colors Tour this year, even the   Debbie Childs (‘57 Ford fordor),      blue that we expect, but hazy,
trees seemed confused. Ruby and        Gary Pederson, (‘52 Ford fordor),     probably due to late plowing. Still
I couldn’t make the tour last year,    Jim and Jane Quass, (1930             it was great to be out in our old
as we were headed to California to     Model A roadster), and Bill and       cars. The temperature was just
visit my old Army buddy and his        Thelma Witt (‘28 Model A tudor).      perfect and as we passed through
wife. I asked Roger Thomsen to         Chevrolets were driven by Craig       the little town of Absarokee, we
cover the event for me and to make     Swenson, (‘79 Corvette), Bob          were greeted with a sign that said,
notes. His description of the tour     Voight and Mary Skalsky, (‘64         “Welcome Goggles & Dusters.”
was that it was of 2 colors, “green    convertible),and Don Roholt, (‘67     That made us feel welcome, but
and white.” His explanation was        hardtop). Other drivers with their    when we arrived at the Cowboy
that the trees were green and the      cars included Roger Thomsen,          Bar in Fishtail, they had blocked off
snow was white.                        (‘47 Mercury) Graham Beckett          the parking lot for us and when we
    Weather has also played quite      and Susan Peacock, (‘65 Porsche),     were inside and seated, our menus
a part in a number of meetings         Clayton and Roxanne Kuntz, (‘65       had been specially printed up for
this year. As I mentioned in my        Pontiac), and David Grubbs (20 10     another special welcome.. We all
last write up, our attendance at       Toyota Prius).                        had to admit that it was a nice
the Lake Elmo meeting was sparse,          There were 2 cars that had        touch. Once we finished eating,
and then on the tour to the Indian     problems. The first one was the       someone discovered that the local
Caves, there was also a shortage       beautiful ‘53 Ford Victoria of        grocery store made up huge ice
of members. The one I felt badly       Everett Lane’s. Something was         cream cones .... and the cost was
about was the breakfast meeting        not working properly with the         only one dollar! Just where do you
hosted by Vivian Schiaeppi the         transmission or overdrive, but        get a deal like that nowadays?
morning of September 18th. It was      he managed to get it going and        Eventually we got under way again
held at the Roaring 20’s clubhouse,    it completed the trip. Bill Witt’s    and made our way up into the
and for the record, those of us who    Model A was not running smoothly      foothills of the Beartooths on past
did attend were well fed and Viv       and he seemed to think it was a       the chrome mine and eventually
outdid herself. We were supposed       carburetor problem. Whatever          to the Woodbine campground.
to also have a short run either up     it was, the car performed well        President Roger Thomsen held a
to Molt or just a loop around the      enough to complete the j oumey.       brief meeting and then we were
Buffalo Trail, but as it was a kind        The “colors” in the Fall Colors   free to either hike on the footpaths
of an iffy day, we made neither.       Tour seemed a misnomer. It was        or drive on home. This was to be
    This year for our Fall Colors      evident that Mother Nature was        our last Goggles and Dusters tour
Tour, Sunday, October 3, we            perplexed. Only a few trees were      for 2010.
gathered at the Pelican Truck          a complete golden color. Most,           For a number of us, this was
Stop just out of Laurel. Four          however, were either all green        just a trial run for the National
Mustangs showed up belonging           orjust starting to turn. Even in a    Ford V8 tour to St. George, Utah.
to Larry and Frankie Malmstrom,        grove there seemed to be confusion.   On October 16, eight couples
Jerry and Bobbie Koch, Neil            While all were experiencing the       in the Billings area headed out.
and Vivian Schlaeppi, and Bob          same exact weather patterns there     These included the Thomsens,
and Linda Fedric. Other Fords          certainly was no unified effort to    the Jenkins, Bob Milne, President
represented belonged to Giles and      attain one definite color change.     Dan DeCoster and Sharen, Jerry

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and Bobbie Koch, Rich and Cheri       scenery. Every turn presented            was most interesting and very
Anderson, Greg and Debbie             a new picture. Nowhere in this           well received. Our main Montana
Childs, Larry and Joyce Liptac        world could these views ever be          group arrived too late that day,
and Dave and Gloria Hannon. We        replicated. I sincerely doubt that       due to car troubles, to attend. #7
were joined along the way or in       any of us who made this tour will        Roger Thomsen did an admirable
St. George Utah by other Montana      ever forget it.                          job in leading us to and from St.
Ford V8 owners, who also are              I should mention some other          George with the able assistance of
members of the MP&CAC . These         notable events of this tour: 91          Greg Childs, who was invaluable
included Harold and Betty Olson,      All in the Billings group will           in leading us through the densest
of Conrad, George Dengel of Grass     remember Larry Liptac’s method           Utah traffic. #8 The master
Range, Cal and Nancy Beauregard       of taking off a really hot fan belt.     cylinder repair by George Dengel
of Gallatin Gateway, Rollie and       Let us just say that it is best not      was not the correct answer to his
Loretta Morrell of Missoula, Joel     to use a box-cutter knife in close       brake problems. The flex hose to
and Ruth Fenger of Chester, and       proximity to a radiator. #2 Our          the left front wheel was leaking. A
Darryl and A~ndree Tuggle of          group walked home with 3 Rouge           vice grip clamped to the hose gave
Hamilton. Our route included          awards! These were awarded to            him at least 3 wheel brakes to
overnight stops at Pocatello, Idaho   Harold Olson, Rich Anderson, and         head on home. #9 A first for many
and Ely, Nevada. The National Ford    Dave Harmon and nearly all of            of us was actually seeing a grizzly
V8 Club had arranged a tour of        our Montana Chapter won some             bear not 100 yards from the road
Zion National Park for us that was    award or other. #3 George Dengel         on the way home in Yellowstone
exceptional. Here was where we        can install a master cylinder            Park.# 10 All cars made it safely
finally had our Fall Colors Tour of   repair kit in less than an hour          home.
2010. The lofty multi-colored stone   (this happened in Pioche, Nevada)            Once home, the weather was
peaks of the Park were enhanced       #4 Changing lanes in Utah is a           again uppermost in our minds.
by the foreground composed of the     signal to the local drivers to race      We had a beautiful Indian Summer
most beautiful golden leafed trees,   through before you complete your         and gradually the trees did change
interspersed with the reds of the     maneuver. #5 Cars from Utah              color. The last in our yard was our
browse along the stream bottoms.      entering an “on” ramp expect you         apple tree and it still had leaves
Overhead, the clean blue skies,       to get out of the way, no exceptions     after the second snowfall. After
complete withe the soft billowy       ( I asked a Utah native about this       every trip, tour connected, or
white clouds that we claim for our    and why the expectation; the reply       private, the thought
own in Montana, had somehow           was that “they are God’s chosen          always prevails, “It sure is great
made their way south to Zion Park.    people.” #6 Featured speaker on          to be back home in Montana
Instead of feeling cheated, we felt   the opening day of this conclave         --------- this IS the last great
gratified to feel that we had been    was our own Calvin Beauregard,           place!”
chosen to view this spectacular       and from the reports I heard, it           Until next time, Al Jenkins



                Great Falls Skunkwagon
                       Auto Club
                              Kurt Baltrusch, Reporter


  Bernie McDonald just purchased      interior is immaculate and the car       Auction but did not bring anything
a “new” Cadillac for his stable, a    has 70,000 miles and a 500 cubic         home. Prices were good. The Big
‘75 Sedan Deville. The car is all     inch engine. It will join Bernie’s ‘73   Six roadster had a reserve and did
original, dark brown with a crème     Coupe Deville. Fritz also picked         not sell. Other members brought
vinyl top. The car came from          up a ‘65 Coupe Deville that is very      home a few T parts and Dean
Helena and Fritz Seitz fixed the      nice.                                    Hersey from Boulder drove home
AC and the outside mirror. The          Tom Foster attended the Braun          a 24 T coupe (partly in the dark).

               Antique & Classic Times – Montana Pioneer and Classic Car Club                                25
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Tom is working on his Bantam and       gasoline engine to a Bombardier         the book, “Montana Memories
a 1926 Model T Pickup.                 to increase its range. He says that     – Farm and Ranch”, and while it
  Several of us attended an auction    all states have a 25 mph speed          concentrates on this area, it has
in Turner where 11 Model T Fords       limit on electric vehicles except for   photos and some stories from
were sold. For any of you who          Montana, where it is 45. If you         across the state. There are lots of
know about Turner, it is pretty far    want to go electric, he has one for     car and tractor photos, along with
from anywhere, and those folk up       sale.                                   other historical information.
there have to be pretty creative.        Dan Brown got his ‘64 Sport Fury         I have a “barn find” story
The Model Ts were also creative,       delivered from Long Island, and his     where the story is better than the
included a coupe that had been         son immediately called it a “rust       “find”. I had heard about a BMW
cut off ahead of the turtle deck       bucket”. He has already purchased       motorcycle that had been burned,
and replaced that with the back of     a parts car. The Sport Fury is a        and I hoped to find a bike with
an earlier touring car. If you can     426 (wedge) four-speed car. He          wiring issues. However, the story
imagine that, it was even worse.       had some trouble getting it as most     is that in 1995, the owner’s son got
Mr. Foster brought back a few          truckers will not venture onto Long     mad at Dad, and ignited the entire
goodies from that one.                 Island.                                 bike with lighter fluid. With kids
  Bob Dyer is probably ahead of          Tom Foster was elected president      like that, you don’t need in-laws,
the rest of us as he owns 7 electric   and Colleen Doran vice-president        and I can see why the Dad is a
vehicles.     Several are Florida      of the Skunkwagon club. Tom             little grouchy, even today.
Vanguard “Citicars” of about 1975      is also chairing the fall tour at          The club hopes everyone has a
vintage, and 3 are Bombardiers         Lincoln encourages everyone to          great Christmas and a productive
of about 1997 vintage. He is           get registered early.                   winter in the workshop!
contemplating adding a small             The Tribune has recently released



                                                 Missoula Hellgate
                                                    Auto Club
                                                  Dave & Sheila McIntosh, Reporters


  Happy New Year,                      that the accommodations were            his 1968 Dodge Dart convertible.
  Hopefully you’ve survived the        comfortable, but rustic, and            J’s auction was held September
holidays and your rides are all        everyone got a picture of their car     25th. He sold 33 cars and Tom
indoors under cover. I’ll slide        in front of the antique gas station.    White sold a mountain of parts.
back to summer and catch up on           Dave and Barb Ault hosted               On October 5th, a small group
our activities. June was devoted       our ice cream social again at           toured the Bison Range. They
to our swap meet and the state         their home. A nice gathering of         witnessed an exciting roundup
spring tour. The swap meet was         classics was present. Nomination        and then took a side trip to the
successful enough to try again         of officers was initiated, but all      Miracle of America Museum in
next year, stay tuned.                 current office holders agreed to        Polson.
  Tourer     extraordinaire   Jeff     another term.                             Plans are moving along rapidly
Stevens and his wife attended            President Doug Winz reported          for the 2011 Spring State Tour and
three shows in one weekend,            on the fall tour in Kalispell.          our Christmas party is only days
traveling from Wallace to              Hellgate Chapter received the           away as of this writing. Have a
Pinehurst in Idaho, and on to          award for the largest percentage        safe winter and try to keep those
Spokane. Jeff claimed three            of chapter members attending. Bill      projects moving.
awards. The Shoup, Idaho, tour         Paul won a paid tour registration
was well attended. Perry reported      and J Nelson won an award for
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                                                     Vintage D’Fenders
                                                              Paul Sawyer, Reporter



  January reports are often             Non-the-less the excitement level      last suitable days for a top down
lacking material to write about         wasn’t feverish as Gary Costle was     ride. Dan Costle using his 1951
and for this one I can’t even           elected to succeed his brother.        Plymouth, Gary and Sue Costle
comment on Butte weather as I             On September 26 four vehicles        with his 1949, 600, Nash and Fred
am writing this during an upstate       and seven people plus Zeke, a          and Kathi Bull and their 1938,
New York snow storm that if it          yellow lab, toured from Butte          Plymouth, street rod --all were
were in Montana would help the          or Anaconda via Georgetown             sedans--drove to the Lincoln car
ski areas immensely.                    Lake, Phillipsburg, Drummond,          show on a nice October weekend.
  At our October meeting we             Helmville, and Avon. Just East           The      Vintage      D’Fender’s
elected officers. Reluctantly Dan       of Avon we lunched in a quaint         Christmas Party was held on
Costle agreed to be President and       cafe and then continued driving        December 4 at Barclay 11 in
upon hearing that the members           to Deerlodge and on to Dan and         Anaconda. Nineteen members
instantly elected him to that office.   Dar’s home. This provided an           attended and another member,
We will be well served by Dan but       Opportunity, opportunity to poke       Jamie Costle, waited on them.
he indicated that he would be           our heads into all of Dan’s garages,   Those present were the Carles,
delegating a great many tasks to        and sheds and view his multitudes      Conlons, two Costle families,
others. I am hoping that he will        of cars and trucks. Many are nice      Kuchinskys, John Lahr and a
take pity on a busy Secretary and       originals. Making the trip were        guest, the Leutys from Big Fork,
Reporter. Gene and Dorothy Allen        Dan and Lorna Kuchinsky in their       Beauchamps, and Mayers. I
agreed to be co-Vice Presidents         1949, Dodge, Meadowbrook,              presume, but not having been
and they were so voted. Two             sedan, Gary and Sue Costle using       there, that a good time was had
Vice Presidents for a back up           their 1973, Chrysler, New Yorker,      by all as Barclay 11 severs very
position?, let the delegating           and Jim and Debby Beauchamp            good food. Speaking of eating,
begin. The current Secretary and        with their 1931, Model A, Tudor.       the Vintage D’Fenders plan
Reporter was so occupied taking         Paul and Zeke chose the 1973,          another dining experience. This
notes that he missed his chance         Chevy, Caprice, convertible as it      one will be at Butte’s Montana
to decline and another fast vote        seemed like it might be one of the     Club on Saturday, January 8th
occurred. Thus, Paul is in                                                             . This is close enough
the process of notifying                                                               to New Year’s Day so
the MP&CAC members                                                                     as to extend the holiday
of his reelection. Gail                                                                season by another week
Carle graciously agreed                                                                and there will be
to serve as Treasurer                                                                    Old vehicles new to our
and club Historian again                                                               members and known to
and that election didn’t                                                               me are a 1949 Dodge coe
take much time either.                                                                 truck for Dan Costle and
Fred Bull was absent and                                                               a 1966, original AMC,
quickly retained the office                                                            Rambler Classic 770
of Sergeant-at-Arms. The                                                               sedan. Zeke is hoping to
monotony of the election                                                               get a ride in it soon. Jim
subsided as we needed a                                                                and Deb, Do you have
new MP&CAC Director.                                                                   any more cars yet?

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                – For Sale –                                          Can you imagine??
  • 1915 Brass Model T Speedster Project built up to
running chassis with Ruckstell two speed rear axle,                    Photos supplied by Don Stephens - copied from his
excellent wheels and tires, seats, etc. Overhauled engine                                   grandfather’s photo albums.
ran fine when project started. $2750 FIRM. Call Dave
Cooley, Kalispell, at 406-253-7253.                                                      – These pictures were taken around
                                                                                         the Choteau area and are very typi-
                                                                                         cal of many roads. Unfortunately, I
  • 1938 Ford 85 HP Pickup, runs fine, needs paint and                                   don’t know the whole story or how
rewiring, a few rust spots, vitually no dents or dings,                                  they eventually got the car out, but
new tires, powder coated wheels, about $2,000 worth                                      the photos do paint quite a picture.
of spare parts inlcuded. $8250 FIRM. Call Dave Cooley,
Kalispell, at 406-253-7253.

  • Matched sets of montana license pllates. 1940 thru
1980. some tabs. various conditions. some singles and
other states. various prices. Info; 406-626-4143 “J”

   • 1979 Lincoln Mark 5 Coupe, 460 Engine, Custom
Cartier Interior, New windshield, New gas tank, 4 new
tires, GREAT TOUR CAR! $1,500 FIRM. Call Art Blade of
Dillon at 406-683-5068 or email geezinc@bresnan.net                                                        Please send us
                                                                                                           your photos for
                                                                                                            future issues!




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                    Email your club’s information for the
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                                     tiahrt@montana.edu
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 28               Antique & Classic Times – Montana Pioneer and Classic Car Club
                                 Montana Pioneer & Classic Auto Club                                  revised 04/10
                               Application for Membership / Roster Update
                                               (Please Type or Print)
Chapter___________________________________ ____Roster update_____
                                                            Check Here if Update Only
Name_______________________________(Spouse)______________________
Address___________________________________________________________
City_________________________________State________Zip_______________
Home Phone__________Other Phone____________*Cell phone_____________
*e-mail address_____________________________________________________
Occupation________________________________________________________
(if retired- please list previous occupation)________________________________
                    (*optional cell phone & e-mail address will not be included in the roster)
List cars / trucks (oldest to newest) and condition.
Listed manufactured vehicles must be at least 25 years old (no kit cars, hot rods )
   Year       Make      Model      body style        condition (UR,PR,RO,O)
   1.___________________________________________________________________________
  2.___________________________________________________________________________
  3.___________________________________________________________________________
  4.___________________________________________________________________________
  5.___________________________________________________________________________
  6.___________________________________________________________________________
  7.___________________________________________________________________________
  8.___________________________________________________________________________
  9.___________________________________________________________________________
10.___________________________________________________________________________

UR Unrestored ( vehicle is not presentable. Needs paint/body work and/or interior and/or engine / drive train repairs)
PR Partly Restored (Work has been done to restore car toward making it presentable)
RO Restored to Original ( paint/body work and/or interior and/or engine/drive train has been reasonably brought to the
       condition as it could have come from the factory)
O Original- is presentable with original paint, upholstery, engine (minor repairs are acceptable)

Antique Auto Insurance Co._____________________________________________
                 (PL & PD insurance is required if you participate in any MP&CAC events).
New member must be endorsed by two club members.
1. _______________________________ 2. ______________________________

Instructions: Dues must be paid to the Treasurer of your Local Chapter. Dues are due September 1.
Past due is December 1. We operate on a fiscal year of September 1 to August 30
We do not prorate dues. To insure having your names listed in our state roster, dues must be paid before
December 1.
                  MP&CAC Annual Dues: Single Adult $16.50 Husband & Wife $20.00
                 Local Chapter Dues: Single Adult $_______ Husband & Wife $_______
Children of members are automatically members of the club. At age 18 they may pay membership dues and become active
members. Children of non-members may become active members only if a club member-sponsor accepts full responsibility.

You will be issued a membership card, decal and car placard. Additional decals, pins, placards and copies
of the by-laws are available upon request. Check with the chapter secretary and/or treasurer.

New member Signature_______________________________________________(Date)____________
                              Safety is Never Old Fashioned
MP & CAC “Times”
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1210 Ave B NW                  AUTO
Great Falls, MT 59404   U.S. POSTAGE PAID
                         LEWISTOWN, MT
                         PERMIT NO. 181

				
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