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THE PUGET SOUND ROCKET - Puget Sound Olds Club
THE PUGET SOUND ROCKET
Newsletter of the Puget Sound Olds Club
An Official Chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America
March 2016
Each morning at the beginning of the Barrett-Jackson Auction, the bidder
assistants lined the stage and were introduced one by one. The skill of these
ladies and gentlemen at bringing out the bids in the audience are paramount to
the success of the auction. This year at the auction, it was a “buyer’s market”.
Prices were down considerably. In fact, there were a number of sellers that
went home with a much smaller amount of cash than they had expected.
There were cars and trucks that should have brought $60,000 or more that did
not reach $40,000. Regarding trucks, this year there were more customized
trucks offered than ever before. Only one Oldsmobile fared very well. It was
a 1970 W30 convertible that brought $170,000 plus buyer’s fee of 12 percent,
This trip to Barrett-Jackson was especially significate as your editor was able
to spend some time with Gordon Apker just days before he passed away. The
car collector hobby will not be the same without Gordon. A memorial service
will be held on March 19 in Federal Way, WA. A few of the photos of his
collection are in this newsletter.
Between the Bumpers
PAGE 3
MEETING MINUTES
PAGE 7
CLASSIFIEDS
PAGE 11
Puget Sound Olds Club
2016
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Ed Konsmo
[email protected]
253-845-2288 home
253-576-1128 cell
Vice President
Ed Straw
[email protected]
425.485-3093
Secretary
Mary Lindholm
[email protected]
Treasurer
Kathi Straw
[email protected]
425.485-3093
Membership Chairpersons
Ed & Kathi Straw
[email protected]
425-485-3093
Newsletter Editor
Ed Konsmo
[email protected]
253.845-2288 home
253-576-1128 cell
OCA BOARD MEMBERS
PNW Zone Director
Jamie Cox
[email protected]
President’s Message
PSOC Members,
Our February chapter meeting was a success!
As was announced last month, it was decided to
move our monthly chapter meeting to the second
Tuesday of the month. Most of the members
who attended the meeting arrived at 6pm for
dinner. The official meeting started at 7pm. The
staff at the Plum Delicious restaurant was
fantastic.
The March Chapter meeting will be on
Tuesday, the 8th. Directions on page 13. Once
again, 6pm for dinner or snacks and the meeting
convening at 7pm. By the way, they have a pie
and cake selection that will surely impress you. I
had the coconut cream. It was outstanding!
Last month, we lost one of our long time faithful
members, Fred Steik. A celebration of his life
was held at the Torero’s Mexican Restaurant in
Renton. Please read Fred’s obituary in this
newsletter on page 6. Fred was honored by the
attendance of many of the firemen he served
with as a Fire District 40 volunteer for many
years. Fred’s wry sense of humor and faithful
attendance at chapter events will be missed.
The car collector hobby lost another icon on
February 4. Gordon Apker passed away in
Scottsdale, AZ from a courageous bout with
cancer. The sale of his 1954 Olds F-88 concept
car became one of the most famous cars every
sold at the Barrett-Jackson Auction.
See you at the chapter meeting.
PSOC Website:
www.pugetsoundoldsclub.org
Ed Konsmo
President
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL TO THE NEWSLETTER:
Information to be considered for submittal in to the newsletter needs to be received by the 25th of the month. Please
send your information as an e-mail or attach it to your e-mail in word document form. If you have problems or
questions, call Ed or Pam at 253-845-2288. Please e-mail your submittal to: [email protected]
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“BETWEEN THE BUMPERS” … By Ed
nsmo
“Between the Bumpers” this month is dedicated to Gordon Apker.
Greg Hinton and I had the privilege of spending time with Gordon and his wife,
Janet, in Scottsdale the week before Gordon passed away. The consummate
host, Gordon insisted on showing us a small part of his collection in his
immaculate garage despite his weakening health. The car collector hobby has
lost one on its most influential members. Below are just a few photos taken
during our visit with Gordon. A celebration of Gordon’s life will take place in
Federal Way on March. 19
This 1947 8 cylinder Olds was one of
Gordon’s favorite cars. He owned it
for many years.
The license plate on the front of
Gordon’s ’52 88 Hardtop was
appropriately adorned with a plate
from his “Shakey’s Pizza Parlor”
where his fortune was made.
A side view of the ’52 88.
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More of Gordon’s collection on page
4.
A few of Gordon’s collection in his warehouse in Scottsdale. In addition to
Oldsmobiles, Gordon collected Hudsons, Chevs and Chryslers.
A prized bill board poster that had never been posted!
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LET’S GET PERSONAL
.
March Birthdays
Date
7
14
15
Lives in
Robert Kruse
Randy Corrigan
Rod Hewitson
Kirkland, WA
Olympia, WA
Ocean Park, WA
2016 CHAPTER MEETING HOSTS *
March – We will be meeting at Plum Delicious
April – We will be meeting at Plum Delicious
May – Open
June – Open
July – Zone Show
August – Robert Kruse @ Rhodes River Ranch
September - Open
October – Open
November – Nina & Jim Rogers
December - Christmas Party
*Host provides refreshments
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MEMBER NOTES & CHAPTER INFO
This page features notes of interest for and about our members. If you have something interesting to report,
please send an e-mail to your editor at [email protected], or call and leave a message, 253-8452288.
In Memoriam
In Loving Memory of
Fred Michael Steik
Born May 14, 1937
Passed February 1, 2016
Fred is survived by his wife Faye, children Greg, Lori
and Jeff, grandchildren Bryon, Justin, Brandon, Chloe
and Kamden, and great-grandchildren Cameron,
Cailyn and Cara.
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Chapter Dues Renewal
It’s a new year and time to send in your dues for 2016. You will find
the renewal form on page 10. Please print, complete it and send it off
to Kathi today. We would like to have a chapter roster available for
members by the first of March.
CLASSIFIED LISTING UPDATE
If you still have items listed in the classifieds and no longer need to have them
listed, please send an e-mail to have the classified ad removed.
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Chapter Meeting Minutes
OLDSMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA
PUGET SOUND CHAPTER
MINUTES
February 9, 2016
President Ed Konsmo convened the meeting at 7 p.m. 14 members were present.
Treasurer Kathi Straw reported that chapter finances are in order.
Minutes of the January meeting were approved.
A memorial service for Fred Steik will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2:30 p.m., at Torero's
Restaurant in Renton.
Gordon Apker, well-known in Olds Clubs as a former owner of a model F-88, recently passed
away.
Ken Thompson was asked to bring some ideas for cruises to the March 8 meeting.
Ed Straw will send a copy of our contract with City of Edmonds Park Department for our zone
show to the national office for insurance purposes and for listing our show in JWO. He will also
develop a flier to advertise the BOP show to be held at the Triple X.
Jim Edwards, who is also a member of the Greenwood Knights, informed the club that it is
possible to set aside spaces at the Greenwood Show, but it could require getting there by 6:30 a.m.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m., at Plum Delicious. (6 p.m. if you would like
to have a snack or dinner before the meeting.)
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
.
Mary Lindholm
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Swap Meets & Shows to attend in March
The swap meets and shows are selected based on convenient locations.
MAR 5
MAR 12
Tacoma, WA; Caffeine & Gasoline
Griot’s Garage Store & Events Center; 3333 S. 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98409;
8am; No Adm. Fee; No Reg. Fee; 253-922-2400; [email protected]
Http://www.griotsgarage.com
Tacoma, WA; Car Show Festival 2016
Griot’s Garage Store & Events Center; 3333 S. 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98409;
8am; No Adm. Fee; No Reg. Fee; 253-922-2400; [email protected]
Http://www.griotsgarage.com
MAR 12-13 Puyallup, WA; 36th Annual Almost Spring Swap Meet & Car Show
Washington State Fairgrounds, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371;
8am – 5pm; 9am – 3pm; Adm. Fee - $5; Vendor Fee - $40; Gallopin’ Gertie
Model A Ford Club; 253-952-3746; [email protected];
www.gertieas.org
MAR 18-20 Portland, OR; 60th Annual Portland Roadster Show
Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97217; 12pm – 9pm;
10am – 9pm; 10am – 5pm; Adm. Fee - $16; Reg. Fee - $55; Vendor Fee - $500;
Multnomah Hot Rod Council; 503-232-4567;
MAR 31- Portland, OR; PIR Swap Auto Meet
APR 2
Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217;
7am – 5pm each day; Adm. Fee - $7; Vendor Fees $50-20; Portland International
Raceway; 503-823-7223; [email protected]; http://portlandraceway.com
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Future Oldsmobile National Meets and OCA News
2016
July 19-24; Kingsport, TN; Meadow View Resort and
Convention Center – Hosted by the Olds Club of
America.
2017 - July 18-23; Albuquerque, NM; Hosted by the OCA
******* OCA News *******
Zone Director Jamie Cox sent to us the link to the new OCA Merchandise site.
Copy and paste the link below into your browser
https://gm-photo-gifts-com.myshopify.com/collections/oldsmobile-club-of-america-collection
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OLDSMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA
PUGET SOUND CHAPTER
2016 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
NAME: ____________________________________________________________
SPOUSE'S NAME: __________________________________________________
ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________
CITY: ________________________ STATE________ ZIP CODE: ____________
Check here if this is an address change
HOME PHONE: (_____) ______________________________________________
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ________________________________________________
BIRTHDAY
SPOUSE
MONTH__________ DAY_________
MONTH__________ DAY_________
$15.00 annual dues.
mail to:
Make checks payable to Puget Sound Chapter and
Kathi Straw
PSOC Membership Chairperson
P.O. Box 82042
Kenmore, WA 98028
Please assist us in updating our roster by listing your current Oldsmobile(s) below:
1) YEAR_______ MODEL____________________ COLOR_______________
2) YEAR_______ MODEL____________________ COLOR_______________
3) YEAR_______ MODEL____________________ COLOR_______________
4) YEAR_______ MODEL____________________ COLOR_______________
Please print this form and mail to Kathi
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CLASSIFIED – For Sale/Leads & Needs
Classified ads are free, unlimited words, within reason. Ads will ONLY run for three consecutive
months unless renewal is requested. Please submit your classified advertisement in electronic
format by the 20th of the month to [email protected]
FOR SALE:

1957 Olds Super 88 2 Dr Ht; solid no rust car ready to restore. $7500 Steve Sutton 604-535-7477. (2)

1960 Dynamic 88 Bubble Top; New Motor and Transmission - $28,000 OBO
Call Jim or Nina; 360-651-6246 (1)

1963 Cutlass Convertible; Red with white interior; 215 V8, Automatic, PS, PB, Very good condition;
Owned by Mary Lindholm; $15,000 Contact Ed Straw 425-485-3093; [email protected] (3)

1963 conv Robert Banks 425-454-2289 (3)

1964 442. Excellent condition! $52,900; Call Ned Peterson 425-316-3200 (1)

1969 350 Block, Looking to sell or trade for an Oldsmobile diesel 350 block: 1969 Olds 350 longblock. Oil pan and original cast iron 4-barrel intake manifold included. Partially disassembled. Will
consider any offer. It's just collecting dust in my garage and I'd like to see it go to a good home.
Contact: [email protected] or 425-210-7040 (1)

1973 Olds Hardtop Parts Car – Call Hugh Russell – 206-524-2785 (2)

1982 Toronado – Need engine, body good. $300 - Call Mick Preston, Cell 425-622-8294 (1)

1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 5.0L V8 4BBL Coupe 2D 49,444 ORIGINAL miles - runs
great! Car has always been in the same family. Free AutoCheck Vehicle History Report Interested? Please
email [email protected] Car located in Indianola, WA (2)

Intake Manifold for 4 barrel 394 motor. Call Jim Long 360-893-8293 (2)

1959 Fiesta Wagon 4 doors and a hood for sale. Contact at Kathleen Gamble at
[email protected] (1)
NEEDS:
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
Need: Radiator shroud for ’57, ’58 or ‘59. Call Erik (425) 433-6480 (1)

Need: Fender skirts for 1973 98 and ash trays (1) Hugh Russell 206-524-2785

Bumper Jack; For 1950 Olds; Call Ken at 206-930-1741 (3)

Need: Power Antenna and the name of a Wonder Bar radio repair person. Call Ed Booth; 253-7526158 (1)

Gravel guard for 1949 88 Coupe; Call Brian McAdams – Cell, 206-618-8647 (3)

425 Engine for Delta 88 – Call John Woolworth ; 206-524-6142 or [email protected] (1)
LEADS:
Bumper jacks; Call Hugh Russell; 206-524-2785 (2)
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ADS: A number at the end of each listing indicates how many
issues of the newsletter that the ad has already run. The ad will run for three months. If you have a
THREE after your ad, you need to contact us if you wish to renew the ad for following issue.
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DIRECTIONS TO THE PLUM DELICIOUS RESTAURANT
3212 NE Sunset Blvd, Renton, WA 98056
From Hwy 405, Take Exit 5 from the north or south to NE Park Dr., turn east up
the hill. NE Park Dr. turns in NE Sunset Blvd. The entrance driveway is on your
left just past the Goodwill sign. The restaurant is painted purple so it is hard to
miss.
Watch carefully for traffic coming down the hill as you turn left into the parking lot.
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Parting shots…
As can be seen buy the screen shots, it was bargain time at Barrett-Jackson this year.
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