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El Dorado Early Ford V8 Car Club

          

 

2019 Officers & Directors

 

President-Jim Moore

 

Vice-President-Art Hardie

 

Treasurer-Jo Oberg

 

Secretary-Marie Moore

 

Sunshine-Barbara Erb

 

Accessories-Diane Haynes

 

Newsletter-Sandy Barisic

 

Website-Rex Roden

 

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Welcome to the El Dorado Early Ford V8 Car Club Website! 

A Message From President Jim Moore...

The Black Bart Tour of April 26,27 and 28 is now history. The El Dorado Group #130 was well represented by Bud & Judi Lewallen, Howard & Judy Madison, Leonard & Peggy Brewer and Marie and I.

The drive down to Jackson was a pleasure and the hotel and event folks made us feel welcome. Some of us enjoyed a gourmet dinner next door at Denny’s the first night.

The next morning at 9:30, we received our marching orders and maps and embarked on a tour of the Mother Lode, including a kiln where they produce new pottery and antique blacksmith shop with an attached machine shop.  From there, we stopped for a photo opportunity (each  car and occupants were framed individually in front of an old gas station).  We then proceeded to the Pioneer Hotel for a box lunch on the lawn. The hotel no longer is in business but the owners opened it for our group.

Next was an unguided tour of the foothills (unguided because some of us got lost). As far as I know, everybody got back to the hotel safely and are not still wandering around places like Railroad Flat, Mountain Ranch, etc.

The Saturday night banquet was held at a nearby facility. The food was good and the entertainment superb.  Besides a good band, the entertainment consisted of one of the hosts calling out the raffle ticket numbers, then trying several innovative ways to get the loud and distracted crowd to listen for their ticket numbers so they would realize they had just won a prize.  She was very creative in overcoming the challenge of getting the attention of the several hearing-challenged and many hyper-conversationalists in the crowd.  It was a hoot!

Luckily, I happened to be listening when she called the number on one of the tickets Marie had bought me, and I won the two volume set of “The Flathead Ford V8 Engine Album”. It appears to be well put together with lots of illustrations.  I was very glad to get it. Peggy, Judi and Bud were also winners of some nice prizes. The next morning, we traveled south on #49 to a very good brunch at the Pickle Patch in San Andreas, then said goodbye and drove back home.

The weather was perfect, there were very few mechanic issues with any of the cars, and there were a number of beautiful ones participating, something over 40 having registered.Our group agreed we would happily do it again! 

 

2019 Officers & Directors

 

President-Jim Moore

Vice-President-Art Hardie

Treasurer-Jo Oberg

Secretary-Marie Moore

Sunshine-Barbara Erb

Accessories-Diane Haynes

Newsletter-Sandy Barisic

Website-Rex Roden

Hope to see you soon...Drive On!

 

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