July 2012 Runabouts to Rockets


  
President Larry Reid's Message

Stay tuned to future issues of Runabouts to Rockets for picture coverage of the 2012 NAOC National Meet in Indiana. As I write this month’s column, the meet hasn’t yet occurred but in September you will be brought up to date.

Not that long ago, as I was driving to a local car show, I passed a really beautiful 1940 Olds coupe at the gas station. I had never seen this car before. This being too good an opportunity, I quickly doubled back to introduce myself and to look at the Olds. Turned out that the current owners were two brothers who had recently inherited the car from their father who had purchased it new in 1940. It had, as I remember, only 40K on the odometer and still looked like a real show room survivor. Because I was on my way to a car show, the NAOC application was handy and was given to them with encouragement to join. They were excited to join because they didn’t even know there were “special” car clubs.

Unfortunately, the brothers and the ‘40 Olds coupe have disappeared. I’m only left to wonder what happened since they were so enthused about the car and the NAOC. Looking back on our chance meeting, I realize I should have gotten their information so that I could have followed up. But that didn’t happen. Maybe the lesson here is when we spot an Olds that is unfamiliar we should not just extend an invitation to join NAOC, but go one step further and try to get information from them so that someone (a Model Year Advisor, possibly) could contact them. We need all the members we can get and we need to preserve all the Oldsmobiles that we can find.
That’s about all for this month. Hope that your summer is going well.


—Happy Oldsmobiling,
Larry (#5069)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 






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