THE LOW DOWN - Arlington Area Street Rods
THE LOW DOWN
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF ARLINGTON AREA STREET RODS ☺ APRIL, 2009
-Bob Deavers reported 100 cans of food were donated to
Mission Arlington as a result of our first food drive.
-John Bruton asked that material for upcoming Lowdown
issues be submitted by the 20 of the month
-Jim Whittenburg gave infomercial on his wiring business
-Christian Classic Cruisers gave a thank you to several Club
members that helped out at the Fort Worth show.
-Small interior window Club decals will be ordered from
-Gary Cox is out of rooms for Okla. City but can get more
-Club had 13 cars at Fort Worth show & took home 12 awards
-The Decatur Swap Meet was dirty, dusty, and windy, but busy
-March 19 meeting to be held at WM Auto Warehouse with
pre-meeting dinner @ 6 PM – Mama Mia’s – Riverside &
-Motion made by Ancona, 2nd by Whittenburg, to move April
dinner run at Joe T. Garcias to 7 PM. Motion approved.
-March 14 Hamilton County
-March 14 Christian Classic Cruisers - NRH
-March 21 NSRA Appreciation Day – Cumby
-March 28 NSRA Appreciation Day – Painless
-Every Friday Evening – Nostalgia Nights – Albertson’s @ Little
Rd & I-20
-Every Sunday AM – Busy B
-Nostagia question won & personal history given by Don
-Door Prize won and personal history given by Dennis Baggett
-50/50 pot won by Joel Carey ( $ 32 to Joel, $ 33 to Club )
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Yarbrough, seconded by Conner.
Motion passed and meeting was adjourned at 9:07 pm
GOT A MINUTE ?
ARLINGTON AREA STREET RODS MEETING MINUTES
3.19.09 / No minutes taken
APRIL 2 : COKERS PIT BAR-B-Q
2503 West Pioneer Pkwy at Bowen Rd.
Come eat with us at 6:30 / Meeting starts at 7:30
APRIL 16: TBA
Watch for announcement on AASR website.
EVENTS OF INTEREST…
Mar 26: AASR Dinner Cruise / 7:00pm
Prespa's Italian Restaurant / Arlington
Mar 28: NSRA Safety/Appreciation Day
Painless Wiring / Fort Worth
Mar 29: Motorhead Sunday w/Jim Rowlett
Dayspring Church / 507 Road to Six Flags / Arlington
April 3 – 5: NSRA Oklahoma City Nats
April 17 – 19: Lone Star Roundup…Austin
April 18 – 19: DFW Swap Meet…Ft Worth
April 20: AASR Dinner Cruise / 7:00pm
Joe T. Garcia’s in Fort Worth - $20/head
April 30 – May 3: Pate Swap Meet…Ft Worth
Check for more events on AASR website:
ARLINGTON AREA STREET RODS MEETING MINUTES
3.5.09 by Dave Cain
Meeting held at Cokers BBQ in Pantego
CALL TO ORDER: 7:30 PM by Don Smith
ROLL CALL & RECOGNITION OF VISITORS:
Roll sheet passed around by Dave Cain
29 Members present
4 Visitors: Marc Byers, Tim Cruce,
Beverly Middleton,& Ron Morgan’s son
2 Guest Speakers: Cris Cruce, Lee Sicilio
READING MINUTES OF PRECEDING MEETING: Waived
TREASURER’S REPORT: We are current & solvent.
-Cris Cruce gave us an account about her winning the first
Pinks All Out drag race at Ennis, TX.
-Lee Sicilio gave a commentary regarding his membership in
the 200 MPH Club at Bonneville and detailed the overall
picture of the Salt Flats.
RECEIPT OF COMMUNICATIONS:
-Reports from Gary Cox on upcoming activities
- 3-26 @ Prespas
-Cris Lofgren on checking website for future events
-Don Smith on $ 49,500 tax stimulus for car purchase
APRIL 19 MEETING WAS A
HOME RUN FOR EVERYONE
Over 40 folks showed up at Mamma Mia’s
Pizza joint, April 19, for a feeding frenzy before
rolling on to Wilson McMillon’s outstanding
collection of old cars and sport’s memorabilia.
Thank you, Mr. McMillon. There was
everything from a gaggle of Indy Pace
Cars…to Lou Gherig’s NY Yankee’s jersey…to
Ty Cobb’s baseball bat…to Tom Landry’s
autographed hat…and not to mention, a few
thousand autographed baseballs, mitts, and
much, much more.
FREE CAR ! ! !
I have a FREE car if someone in the club wants it for a
project. It’s a 1956 Mercedes Benz 220 four-door sedan.
One owner Texas car and I have all the trim. The motor
is frozen and missing the head and carbs. Can you say
Chevy Small Block? If anyone is interested they can call
me at 817-821-6082 cell or 817-790-7417 home.
AASR Fields 13 Rides at this
year’s Fort Worth Rod and
Custom Car Show in FtWorth
Candid Camera Lives…
Coleman’s 3-window deuce rolls on cool artillery wheels.
Pat Conner’s home-built coupe turned out pretty nice.
So this is why Dave Cain says he’s always under a heavy load.
McRae’s 1932 Ford Flower Car will be simply…fabulous.
Cox’s 46 Ford coupe sports traditional “Northside” look.
Bob Deavers’ T-4-2 showstopper is all motor and tires.
Joe Flenniken’s 29 Ford rodent has a “just-right” patina.
Don Smith displayed this flawless Boyd-built ’32 sedan.
Marc Byers displays award for Jess Jordan’s 55 Nomad.
Don’s daily driver was a real big hit with all of the Tarrant
County Sheriff’s Jail staff.
Dave Kenny is a one-of-a-kind guy and hand-fabricated
this one-of-a-kind Urban Assault Vehicle for the show.
Ken Smith has that Livin’ the Low Life vibe going on with
his way-cool shoebox. Did I see Vida Guerra there?
Odell West has more than enough legroom in this Buick
for himself and half of the Boston Celtics.
Thought of the day:
Birds of a feather flock together…then crap on your car.
Thank you from TCC…
Parkerson is all smiles with his award for this slick ’40
Les Stephens pilots this deuce sedan all over the state.
Lone Star Loop 1000 News
CRUISIN’ TO CUMBY
On Saturday, March 12, I tagged along with some of the
AASR guys as they cruised to Cumby for the East Texas
NSRA Safety / Appreciation Day.
The group included Don Smith, Gail Petsick and Rex
Townsend in Rex's ‘56 Chevy Convert, John and Pat
Conner in his new ‘32 Coupe, and Rick Duffin and his
lady friend in his ‘62 Bubble Top.
accompanied by Joe Joseph and his wife in their ‘48
Buick fastback, and by Ralph Sandlin in his flamed ‘57
Chevy station wagon. Bill Grammer and Perry Rice
were also present at the event.
Everyone got a door prize. Pat's car got an NSRA
award and everyone made it there and back without
incident. Good trip.
Cheers – Johnnie Eller.
You could have had your story and pictures
right here…if only you had sent me something.
Oh well…maybe next month.