July 2011 Issue 223
You can bet your Tiki, maracas, and dancing hula girls that it was a fun group that
gathered at Tony and Debbie Pulido’s for what has become an annual tropical days potluck ob-
servance. Scattered throughout the pool area, patio and in nooks and crannies throughout the
house, folks staked out a chair for schmoozin‟, and some of the old, old stories were dusted off
for the re-telling. Some were old enough for everyone to mouth the punch lines in unison.
Five members showed up in uniform, all wearing the same beautiful hot rod pattern aloha shirt as
George Fogg, shown below walking out of the picture. One was even pattern-matched in the
front! The jealousy of those pointing fingers and making their tasteless jokes was obvious, but
their deprecation was received with real class by the group with the matching shirts.
We often catch Steve Buckalew with a pie hole full of food, but this time we caught his wife
Ginny’s loaded fork. Will Willis watched as Steve tried to alert her to the
camera. In the background, Jonny Mays and Nancy Warner can‟t believe
Ginny didn‟t see it coming. (I told Nancy Warner that I wouldn‟t mention her
sitting on George Fogg’s full food plate. Apparently, I lied.) Tom Mays is
barely in the picture, but enough to suggest that he was stuffing the ballot box
for the Best Tropical Themed Outfit while no one was paying attention.
At bottom left, in the foreground, Carlene Wheeler warns JoAnne Dearen
and Diana Flesner not to turn around as Ellie Hall slaps the crap out of hus-
band Bruce in front of the unbelieving eyes of Gary Howardson as Mike
Johnson, Gordon Sutton and Rick Kirvan never looked up from their car
discussion despite the sound of repeated body blows. Meantime, at the other
end of the patio, Ali Atkinson had Marilyn Stiller in stitches. The two mara-
cas that were decorating the table had disappeared down the front of Ali‟s top,
and the way she was shaking them, she‟d never be able to sneak up on hus-
band Bill unless he had his hearing aids turned off.
One contest this year was hula hoop twirling. Mary Lou McChesney exhibits
near perfect form bending over to retrieve the escaped hoop. Not perfect, you
say? Let‟s see you bend over and touch the ground without bending your
knees! The winner of the hula hoop contest was Ginnie Howardson, who
used her own oversized hoop that she had practiced with for weeks!
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The Best Tropical Themed Outfits were worn by
Larry Ferguson and Jan Edwards. (Remember the
stuffed ballot box?) The pass-the-coconut contest
ended with too many pieces to pass anymore from
being dropped, and Bobbi Ferguson was the win-
ner. At right, Mel and a daring Gail Byrum (she‟s
barefoot and he isn‟t) recall their Arthur Murray
classes and are groovin‟ as they bust some slow
Mahalo nui loa to Tony and Deb for a great eve-
ning. They waved their aloha and presumably
partied on without us….. Editor
Der Wiener Report
The Saturday cruise….
just keeps on drawing cars
out of the garages, despite
the slight warming trend.
A recent Saturday morning
found these cruisers, some
quite possibly on their first
visit to the dogs, drafts, and
All car folk are welcome to
drop by any Saturday from
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Since no one did anything to
qualify (unfortunately), there
is no Wiener of the
Month for July.
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Does a bear..… never mind…..
Gas prices force lifestyle changes…..
Holy shrinking Batmobile, Autos….. keep right…..
The scoot’n, toot’n Potti-bike…..
And you thought gas prices
She’s still backseat drivin’…...
Pink sails in the sunset,
New power for your lead sled…..
It was a great flight…. except for
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From The Rumble Seat
Welcome Ginnie Howardson, who this month succeeds Pat Fogg in writing
the Sunshine Line. Help Ginnie out with tidbits to titillate the fancy with an
email about your ups „n downs, or, even more fun, about someone else‟s!
strikes again…. We‟ve again heard from a few of you that
you aren‟t receiving your Talepipe. Without exception, you have yahoo.com email
addresses. Each month, we receive notice of undelivered emails to several yahoo ad-
dresses, and we never know which ones are eventually delivered, and which aren‟t.
The Talepipe is normally emailed no later than the 20th of every month. If you haven‟t received
the Talepipe by then and you have a yahoo.com address, you probably won‟t get one. You could give us your
other-than-yahoo email address, ask us to email it again, have a friend forward one to you, or, quoting Gilda Rad-
ner playing Roseanna Roseannadanna on the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update….. “Never mind.”
The Talepipe page count is shrinking as we enter the summer doldrums; the heat wusses are settled into
their cool country digs, and only those with gas money and a pioneer spirit are cruising their T-buckets and road-
sters in the desert summer. Less is happening with fewer to do it, making for less show and tell for all of us.
After all the hoopla touting the new Hot August Nights event in Long Beach, CA, instigated by HAN
Executive Director Bruce Walter, it has been cancelled, and after some dodging and weaving,
Walter has resigned. You might guess that money was involved in there somewhere since both
Reno and Sparks have been major contributors to the event expenses. The economic downturn
has caused Reno's dollar contribution to drop from over $300,000 in 2005 to zero this year. An
apparent agreement was reached to make Sparks and Reno HAN partners in the event with a
contract to lock in the Reno/Sparks location. The South Lake Tahoe version of HAN preceding
the Nevada event will continue, at least in the near future. In 2012, the Reno venue dating back
to 1986 will return to the traditional first Tuesday in August start time.
Every business seems to want to get into the car show and shine act,
and you can add Albertson‟s to the list as the foodstuffs purveyor extended an
invite to the Havasu Classics to bring down 30 cars (but not grocery-getters) on a
recent Saturday. The club infighting to gain one of the
coveted spots must have been horrific with their sizable
membership. Tom and Jonny Mays have dual citizen-
ship and passports from both the R&R and the HC, and
they somehow cadged two spots, their „40 convert at left,
with their F100 pickup parked behind it.
Hard work paid off for the two lads at right. Keven Smith and Douglas Rule
scored $2000. apiece from the R&R Scholarship Fund to further their educations. Keven
will study for an auto body/custom painter career; Douglas will learn auto trades at MCC.
Also, $1000. was presented to the LHHS automotive department to buy equipment.
Another car folk friendly eatery has closed its doors. Dina’s has followed
its predecessor at that location, Bob’s Big Boy, into oblivion. These are tough
times for many restaurants, especially when decisions are being made whether to
put gas in the tank or have dinner out, and that‟s probably why car clubs out on
their cruise nights are being made so welcome at most places that they go…..
Celebrity Car quotes: "There are only three real sports: Bullfighting, mountain climbing and auto racing."
- Ernest Hemmingway. "Street rods have a Chevy in front and a can of wax in the back..… Hot Rods have a flat-
head in front and a box of tools in the back" - Fred Offenhauser “Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas,
take your next trip in kilometers.” - George Carlin
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Earl Courter had knee surgery last month and is doing well. I'm sure Linda will have him out
on the dance floor in no time at all.
Gary and I went back to Batavia, New York, last month for my son's wedding. We got to
Sunshine Line meet our new daughter-in-law, Dawn, what a sweetheart. Our 17-year-old step-grandson
Justin was handsome as ever, and our five-year-old grandson Ryan is a real cutie. We took
Ryan back to our hotel after the wedding and kept him for Mother's Day for the whole day as my "gift" . We went
to the Buffalo Zoo, dinosaur bone hunting, and toy shopping at Wal-mart. Boy, have I forgotten how lively a five-
year-old can be!!!!! Gary and I slept for 12 hours after that.
Please let me know by e-mail or when you see me if you have any news for the Sunshine Line.
Have a great month, and don't forget the SUN SCREEN!
To contact Ginnie Howardson by email, click on: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Movies with Ethel Carpenter… and Jack
In this sequel to The Hangover, the buddies Named her best friend's maid of honor,
from the earlier film's bachelor party reunite down-on-her-luck Annie's competition
for a wedding trip to Thailand where one of with a fellow bridesmaid, the wealthy and
them, Stu Price (Ed Helms), is planning to beautiful Helen, threatens to destroy the
tie the knot. Stu is determined that his own wedding. Meanwhile, a local cop takes a
pre-wedding party should be a restrained and liking to Annie.
dignified affair, but between the habits of his
friends and the multiple distrac-
tions of Bangkok, fate has other
plans in store for him.
OFFICERS 2011 THE TALEPIPE
The newsletter of the hosts of
the annual Run to the
Sun Car Show for 33 years.
Edited by Rich & Jan Edwards
George Pilfold To email, click:
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The 5:00 p.m. mid-week R&R dinner cruises
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Der Wienerschnitzel 11:00 a.m. Saturday
Cruises are open to everyone.
Get Run to the Sun info on the R&R website. Click: http://www.relicsandrods.com/