MEETING MINUTES –
February 7, 2019
CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA
Members and guests present:
Howard Freedman, John Imlay, Larry & Pat Cox, Bill
Price, Matt Hackney, Bill Jabs, Rodger & Janet Eddy, Bob
Earls, Lisa Nowak, John & Georgia Mitchell, Mona Marsh,
Orville Krull, Chris Cataldo, Roy Asbahr
The meeting was called to order
at 7:07 pm by Director Bill Jabs.
A motion was passed to dispense with the reading of the
minutes from the last meeting.
Treasurer Howard Freedman reported a gross bank balance
of $11,283.05 of which $2,300.00 is for the 2019 fall
tour and $520 for the Valentine’s Brunch leaving a
net balance of $8,463.05.
Ten members have not
yet paid their 2019 dues.
Howard has reached out
Both Mona Marsh and Roy Asbahr are doing well after
their recent bouts.
Bill Jabs discussed the upcoming Valentine’s Brunch
which has been postponed one week until February 17th
due to the forecasted snowstorm.
He also stated that Roy
Asbahr has invited everyone to visit his collection
after the brunch.
Saturday, March 16th - Tech session at Howard
Freedman’s garage presented by Larry Cox which will
focus on the ignition system, how it works, how to
troubleshoot and how to fix.
The Packard Club is
Saturday, April 13th - Garage tour.
Bill asked John
Mitchell to reach out to Bob Ames to see if we could
visit his collection.
July meeting will be an outdoor BBQ held at the End of
the Oregon Trail Park in Oregon City.
Matt Hackney and Bill
Price will be our chefs for the evening.
Details to come.
reminded us that we have a Ladies Tea scheduled for May
Someone will need to
get going to put this together.
Saturday/Sunday May 4th/5th –
Overnight tour to the Springfield area organized by
George and Sylvia Potter.
The tour will include
visits to the Alex Hogland collection, King Estate
Winery, and Joe Potter’s restoration shop – Vintage
Howard briefly discussed the September tour stating that
it was currently overbooked.
Matt talked about the May 16-19 Packard Western Regions
tour which will include all seven of the Packard Club
regions in the west – Oregon, Northwest, Earl. C
Anthony, San Diego, NorCal, Silver Circle, and Delta
The tour will include
visits to the Terpening collection, Running Y Ranch,
Train Mountain, a glass forge and a custom car builder.
28th – One day tour to Jerry Szerlip’s place
in Junction City for a BYO picnic and concert.
Featured artist will be
Brooks Robinson – a VERY talented finger-style
Concert will be from
2pm-5pm and we will set up a caravan to drive down.
Bill also mentioned
that George Potter said that the day before is the
Blackberry Jam car show in Lowell, a nice event with
over a 100 cars, judging with nice trophies.
Some may wish to go
down a day early and make it an overnight.
Bill stated that he had gotten an email from Larry
Schick who said the next issue of the
is in the works.
It should be a great
issue with some surprises!
John Imlay talked about his recent negative experiences
with Tucson Packard.
Long delays, lack of
follow through, and spotty communication.
Whether the product is
good remains to be seen.
Matt discussed his recent bad
experience buying a refrigerator at Lowes.
Earls talked about the 1936 V12 Club Sedan he is working
on for Milton Fox.
He has taken the engine
down to the block and passed around a very damaged
He touted the ingenious
design of the valve train, which he also had on-hand for
viewing, and that it has held up well despite the engine
being very tired.
Howard commented that
the system is a marvel of 1936 engineering.
Bob will be installing
new Arias pistons since Egge’s are not up to the task.
Bob will also be
installing a new wiring harness and Milt will have the
Overall a very nice
car, but just a bit tired.
A brief discussion was held
about whether to continue at the Bomber Restaurant for
our monthly meetings.
agreed the room, food, and location were good.
A motion was made and
carried to make the Bomber our new home each month,
our meeting time will be a
half hour earlier – 6:30 pm – since the Bomber closes at
Bill will not be able to attend next month’s meeting due
to eye surgery and asked for a volunteer to do a
Bob Earls was
volunteered and said he’d come up with something.
- Bill Jabs did a very interesting PowerPoint
presentation on a Mechanical Lavender Harvester that he
designed and built.
The crowd was riveted
and had several questions afterward.
The meeting was
adjourned at 8:07 pm.