President's Message: Rick Winn
February 2018 Runabouts to Rockets

Volume 37 #2


The winter is definitely upon us in most of the USA now and many cars have been put away to await the warming of spring. Of course here in Texas, February is usually the time when the throes of winter are still present but fading; we may have an ice storm or two but in general we are happy with the glimmering light at the end of the tunnel. I have actually been in Texas in February when it is in the 90s.

The first car show of the season locally where I live is indoors in Amarillo. Actually for those of us with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the best part of February is the return to sanity with the time change. Going to work in the dark and returning in the dark is always a “special” thing for me. And of course Valentine’s Day is in February, which, until I got married, I did not know was second only to Birthdays as the most significant Holiday of the year, bigger than anniversaries and Christmas.

The weather can always be a surprise. I made a road trip a number of years ago with my cocker spaniel to pick up a 1950 Olds in northern Kentucky. When I left Texas it was in the 80s but when I arrived to pick up the car it was in the teens diving down to nine degrees. By the time I had the car loaded it was too late to head home and I was bushed. Had to sneak my dog into the hotel in a carry-on bag since dogs were not allowed. The next morning my radiator was frozen solid but I did not know until I had driven about four or five miles and the truck overheated. It was Sunday and really cold. A long distance trucker stopped, drove me to the auto parts store in town—they had the radiator!—and then drove back and helped me change the radiator by the side of the road. My dog stayed in his heated truck and would not come out. If given the chance she might have left with him. The Oldsmobile gods were with me that day. I gave the trucker all of my cash for his help.

Stacy and I are making plans to attend the Arizona Oldsmobile show at the Pavilions in Scottsdale in March. Gary Krig is nailing down the details of the NAOC meet in June in Minnesota; be sure to get your reservations in for the Meet and lodging as soon as you can.

—Rick Winn (#914)
Slaton, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 






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