President's Message: Jim Schultz
February 2015 Runabouts to Rockets

Welcome to February. For those in the northern most part of our country it’s halfway through hibernation. Here in Arizona I can run my “children” year round and about a week ago I shuffled the deck and got my 1953 Super 88 Holiday Coupe out of its slumber. I’m a little behind in rotation and this car usually comes out in the summer months because it has an aftermarket A/C unit, “Equipaire” that was put in when the car was fairly new and it still works. I pull a 1948 Kinskill Teardrop trailer with it. Some may remember it in Lansing at the Centennial meet in 1997 towing the trailer. It was chosen for the parade on Saturday for the ’53 model year. We used the trailer as a repository of parts and filled it halfway up the walls. What a swap meet that was!

When you read this in February I’ll have already been to the January auctions and hope to have an Oldsmobile report like we did last year. I have witnessed through the last year on televised auctions like Mecum that Oldsmobiles are bargains compared to other marques. I’m not sure why—other than I think our cars aren’t generally well known in the hobby for what we know they are. It is good in a sense that our make of choice is more affordable. I have always said that Oldsmobiles are the best kept secret in the car hobby. If everyone really knew how well engineered and that they are good running cars we wouldn’t be able to afford them.

I want to thank all of those who have submitted content for Runabouts to Rockets. We have some good stuff coming in future issues so stay tuned. As always if you have any ideas, stories or artifacts please contribute to your magazine. Wendy has made a few improvements to the website and the PayPal button on, is functioning well so you can renew your dues conveniently online.

If you have any suggestions or content we can use please submit to either Wendy or myself. As always my door is always open here either by email, phone or just stop by if you are in the neighborhood. I hope to see many of you at either the All Oldsmobile Show in Scottsdale March 28th at the Pavilions or our National meet in East Peoria, Illinois hosted by Phil Fischer. Mark your calendar: July 15th through the 18th. Those in the southeast region, don’t forget the Olds Club of Florida’s gathering in Oldsmar, Florida March 28th at R. E. Olds Park.

—Jim Schultz (#2096)
Chino Valley, Arizona







































































































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