Next Meeting: 6th Annual Drag Race for a Cure
Date / Time: September 20, 2020 (website says 8am - 7pm)
Place: 21000 State Road 64 Bradenton, FL 34212
Other info: This event supports Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Right2Breathe Foundation
*Let's Hope for Good Weather!
*Drive your Olds if you can and it's not too warm!
*Those chariots probably need some exercise.
We Came! We Saw! We had Fun!
By Pat Whissel
Twelve members met at RE Olds Park on July 11 th . We distanced and wore masks. All did their best
to stay safe.
Bob Schlenk drove down from The Villages. It has been a while. Because of the sprinkles he drove
his modern Oldsmobile. Sylvie Nevenkin also came south—from Pasco County. Larry (her Olds)
and she have been doing well. She has been working non-stop in home health; she’s more than
ready for a vacation—even if it’s a “stay”cation. We also met Ed McGuinness and his 1964 Cutlass
convertible; he and his wife, Beth live in Odessa.
Leo Stutzman came from Brandon; we missed Karen who stayed home because the heat makes
breathing outside challenging. Paul and Kerri Berman moved to Tarpon Springs in May and are
settling in. They now have a 3 car garage; it means all the vehicles get shelter—so important for an
Oldsmobile family. We were so excited to see Clare Moore again. Like many of us she had items to
distribute because the isolation has meant cleaning out closets and drawers and trying to figure
out what to do with all of the “stuff” we have been collecting throughout the year.
Mark Haberkorn drove north in is Oldsmolet wagon. He and Carole have been doing lots of
gardening. Their great yard will look even better. Felix Garcia and his dad, Felix, drove up in their
1963 Jetfire. The Jetfire has lovingly been brought back to better than new condition; it is a labor
of love they work on together. Felix was promised the Jetfire in his youth but it slipped away. He
finally found another a few years ago and it is pristine. Members should be anxious to see it,
Rick and I have been in Florida since early June. My knee is improving daily; hopefully soon it will
be pain-free. We plan to head to Tennessee again as soon as I am cleared to travel. We have
another remodeling project that at least one of us is anxious to get started.
While people ate lunch we talked club business. Then afterwards we played Oldtime TV Trivia. We
learned that Bob Schlenk is the Trivia Master. He knew almost all of the answers. We had a good
time remembering some of the shows we had watched in the fifties and sixties. Eveyone packed us
by 2PM hoping to beat the rain. Most of us didn’t leave fast enough for that though. If was great to
see members and cars out and about. We hope to do a short driving tour in August—that way
people can stay in their own vehicles and we will drive a route convoy style ending up somewhere.
Details should be ironed out by the time you receive this newsletter.