WAAAM Car Guys*
"Monthly Smoke Signals"!
*used in plural to refer to the members of a group regardless of sex
<saw her and the rest of the guys>
This year has flown by. We finished our 6
class of "
How to Drive a Model-T"
Saturday also happened to be the 108th anniversary
of the introduction of the Model-T by Henry Ford!
The success of the driving classes could not happen
without the support of all the WAAAM Car Guys
volunteers who help teach the students "How to drive
a Model-T and cars of the 30's, 40's and 50's":
Andy Anderson, Gene Wright, Dave Schneeberg,
Cal Cargill, Steve Tolson, Steve Roberts, Robb Harding
and Robert Smithwick.
Ground crew support; Paige Meyers, Stephanie Hatch
and Judy Newman.
Lunch support; Jane Sheppard, Lois Bowman,
Jean Anderson and Judy Newman.
This is a team effort and we have a wonderful group
who "make it all happen". The funds collected for the
classes help to maintain our growing fleet of WAAAM vehicles.
Our newly donated 1915 Willys Runabout has been
"re-identified" as a 1916 Willys by Jack Woolf, who
knew exactly where to find the original serial number
on the chassis and then decipher the numbers.
Robert Smithwick has been making good progress on
the 1916 Willys. Gene and Andy are helping too.
In case you have not looked at the 1914 Detroit Electric recently, Steve Bausch has been tackling the job of
replacing a big part of rotted wood in the cab. With all
of the curved pieces, it's a really tough job! Steve is
a great addition to the Car Guys restoration crew.
A new volunteer to the Car Guys is Cathy Spainhower
who donated the 1960 custom Pontiac Catalina after
her husband passed.
Cathy has been dusting and detailing some of the cars
Nicol greatly appreciate Cathy's help to keep the
vehicles looking good. WAAAM gets comments from
visitors all the time about how nice the cars and
We are still raising money to complete the interior of
the garage this winter. If you need a tax write off or
can help out, please send your donation to WAAAM
c/o the Car Guys Garage interior.
On the MLR Program front, thanks to Robert
Smithwick, Steve Bausch, Andy Anderson,
Robb Harding, Cal Cargill, Don Durr, Gene Wright,
Paige Myers, Chip & Nancy Starr, David Castillo
and Steve Roberts for their help this past month.
We still have three more car rides for the Columbia
River Cruise Boat. The Old Car Rides, and the
Restoration Shop Tour that Jay conducts
We will have hosted 16 events this year!
Steve Roberts and Dale Nicol