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Past Activities of 2018
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A TRIP TO QUALITY AUTOMOTIVE

January 27,2018

Ever wonder how mechanics diagnose problems with our new fangled, complex cars?
If you are Robert Penhaker, you just pull out your very expensive Snap-On Modius Ultra analyser
and connect to your cars wiring harness.
Of course, as Robert pointed out, the test reading could allude to several causes,
where upon the mechanic still has to call upon his expertise to resolve the issue.
Robert invited the club to a demonstration at his shop, Quality Automotive, located at 5301 E. Empire.
We started with Andy Keksis’ GMC however there was a communication issue so we switched to Alan and Alice’s
Chevrolet. Robert unplugged various things and showed the results on the analyser.
At the end, he re-connected everything and Alan was able to exit the garage. We learned a lot and enjoyed the
Colombian coffee and donuts provided by Adrianna.
A VERY SPECIAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The Route 66 Car Club of Flagstaff had been approached by Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting
organization for terminally-ill adults about one of their Dreamers, Thomas Leigh, whose dream was travelling on
Route 66.  The Club accepted the challenge.  
Starting out Friday, March 16, Chuck Davis with his Red 1966 Mustang drove cancer victim Thomas Leigh to
Ash Fork then allowed Thomas to drive back thereby satisfying that bucket list dream of traveling on Route 66.
Then on Sunday, March 18, it was out to
2Bar3 to meet additional club members and to chow down.
Afterwards it was off to the
Galaxy for ice cream and shakes.
Below are pictures of Chuck’s Mustang, and other pictures of the gathering,
as well as two pictures of Thomas Leigh's motor cycles from back home.
Thomas had a terrific time, thanks to Chuck and our car club members doing what they do best, helping other people.  

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HERE for Flyer)

(click
HERE for Dream Foundation Thank You Letter
Thomas with Chuck & Susan's 1966 Mustang Convertible
Thomas (right) with
Chuck Davis and Robert Penhaker
Robert Penhaker and Thomas
Thomas' '07 Nightster
Thomas' Kicker 150-110cc Jockey Shift
CLUB SPRING FOOD BOX PACKING COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITY

March 23, 2018

Making Easter better for many families, members of our club participated in a Spring Food Box Packing Community Service
event.  We packed about 300 boxes (5 pallets) of food for the needy.  
We succeeded in emptying several large boxes of mixed food.  
As with our previous Fall activity, it was very satisfying to be helping the community.  
CLUB CRUISE TO MICHAEL DEVRIENDT'S PRIVATE CAR MUSEUM IN VERDE VALLEY

April 14, 2018

We had a grand time on April 14th at Mike DeVriendt's auto museum in Camp Verde!!  We first visited his "home"
museum, then traveled to his warehouse.  The pictures speak for themselves. What a fantastic collection!!  
Not just the cars, but the signs, display rooms, and automotive accessories all contributed to an awesome
presentation.    Mike also shared his history of collecting cars.  
FLAGSTAFF CRUISERS SPRING BENEFIT CAR SHOW

May 19, 2018

The big news for this car show, which had a nice assortment of rides, was the weather; NO wind!  
As you  may recall, the last several shows had some vicious winds. The Route 66 Car Club of Flagstaff
had two(2) award winners at the show: Vern Pfannenstiel won Best Truck and Jeff Bryan won Best Upholstery.  
About 40 cars were present.  

Rather than post the "same old" car pictures, we thought you might like seeing some micro shots
of the various scenes at the show.  Photos by Candy Howard and the Newsletter Editor.  
CLUB VOLUNTEERS ASSISTING WITH NATIONAL POSTAL SERVICE FOOD DRIVE

May 12, 2018

Several members of the club volunteered to help the USPS with their annual National Food Drive on May 12, 2018.
Some members were stationed at wither Safeway or Walmart accepting food donation for the drive.  
Others shuttled the donated food from designated pickup areas to the Flagstaff Post Office.  
While even others helped unload the shuttle vehicles and Postal Service vehicles and
load food into large palletized boxes to be taken to the Flagstaff Family Food Bank.
This was another way the club has helped serve the Flagstaff community.
TRI-CLUB LUNCH CRUISE TO CAMERON TRADING POST

March 3, 2018

The first Tri-Club Event of 2018 was a Lunch Cruise to Cameron Trading Post on March 3, 2018.  
It was a nice day, but windy. About 22 people and 7 special cars participated.  
Good company and good food!!!!
TRI-CLUB CRUISE TO LULU BELLE'S BBQ IN ASHFORK

June 2, 2018

The second Tri-Club Event of the year was the "3rd Annual Cruise to LuLu Belles BBQ" in Ashfork, AZ  on June 2, 2018.  
Unfortunately, not many cars and only 9 people showed up from two of the clubs.  
But, for  those who did, it was good food and good company!!!

Sorry -- No Pictures!!!
FLAGSTAFF JULY 4TH PARADE

July 4, 2018

The weather was spectacular, just warm with a slight breeze.   
Thirteen (13) of our club classics journeyed the parade route.    
ROUTE 66 CAR CLUB OF FLAGSTAFF ANNUAL PICNIC

July 22, 2018

Fabulous Food
Congenial Company
Classic Cars
Rock 'N Roll
Wonderful Weather (1st Time in a Long Time)
What more could you ask for????
Mike & Lacey's
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sauted Onions
Randy's Famous Ribs
TRI-CLUB DINNER CRUISE TO HAPPY JACK LODGE IN HAPPY JACK, AZ

August 18, 2018

The third Tri-Club Event of the year was a prime-rib dinner cruise to
the Happy Jack Lodge in Happy Jack, AZ on August 18, 2018.  
About 19 classic or specialty cars and about 35 people participated
and had a great dinner and lots of friendly conversation.  
The only down side was the weather (pouring rain for most of the trip).  
However, there was a gorgeous full rainbow after dinner!!!
TRI-CLUB POKER RUN

September 15, 2018

The fourth and last scheduled Tri-Club Event of the year was a Poker Run of about 70 miles ending at Jim Walker's
home for a Burger Burn.  Twelve cars and two motorcycles participated.  High hand won $90 and the low hand also won
$90.  Fun was had by all!!!

Sorry -- No Pictures!!!
CAR DISPLAY @ "HIT YOUR STIX ON ROUTE 66" CHARITY EVENT @ FLAGSTAFF RANCH GOLF COURSE

September 15, 2018

The Club was asked to have some cars available for display during the charity event
both during lunch time and during dinner time.  
During lunch time, Bob Bortree, Ed Wiebe, Ron Fisher, Curtis Deibel,
and Chuck and Susan Davis displayed their cars.  
During dinner hours, Richard Federico, Bob Bortree, Lance McKee,
and Mike Whittaker displayed their cars.  
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY PARADE

October 27, 2018
by Bob Bortree

Maggie and I have not participated in the NAU Parade for a number of years because of
Tequila Sunrise and the raucous support from parade attendees.
NAU had moved it to their campus a few years ago and much to our surprise, we had a Great Time!
Club members participating in the parade were: Richard Federico and his “guarddog” in their ‘81 Delorian,
Juergen Burmeister with his ’99 BMW Z3 Coupe,
Curtis Deibel and his railroader friend John driving the ‘65 GMC Tow Truck,
and Maggie and me in our ‘55 Chevy.
The weather was outstanding, and the parade route flat (no clutch eating).
It was a very well organized event with the coordinating being done by mostly young ladies; t
he parade went off like clockwork.
The crowd was mostly families with small kids having a good time and with no “party” gatherers.
As a personal note, I would like to extend our thanks and admiration to the parade coordinators -
those girls made us feel proud about our future leaders. Events like this including parades,
car displays, cruises, etc, are a great opportunity to get to know fellow club members and promote our club.
Think about it - come out and support our Route 66 Club events!
CORNUCOPIA FESTIVAL @ THORPE PARK

September 29, 2018

The Club was asked for volunteers to help with the Cornucopia Festival at Thorpe Park in Flagstaff.  
The festival contributed to the Flagstaff Food Bank and was a success.
Bob Bortree, Richard and Kathy Federico, Candy Howard,
Curtis Deibel and Jon Wiedenheft were volunteers at the event.

Sorry -- No Pictures!!!
ROUTE 66 CHINESE SIMULCAST CAR DISPLAY @ FLAGSTAFF VISITOR'S CENTER

October 31, 2018

This was a live streaming telecast to China showcasing Route 66 as a “show & tell” with an English translation.
Curtis Deibel and Bob Bortree both exhibited their rides and were interviewed by the Chinese reporter.  
CAR DISPLAY @ MEN'S HEALTH FAIR

September 22, 2018

The Men's Health Fair this year had great weather, a very good turnout of club cars for display,
and lots of comradery, not to mention some great medical care and, of course, there were those donuts!!  

Thanks to Susan Davis for hosting the event.  

Pictures by Andy Keksis and Alan St. Germain.

December 2, 2018

This year's Holiday Party was held at Horsemen Lodge, with a bit more room for moving about.  
Lots of good food, laughter, and great conversation was had by all.
Even a fun Route 66 trivia game.  
Everyone brought unwrapped gifts to donate to "Law Enforcement Toys for Kids".   
FLAGSTAFF NORTHERN LITES PARADE

December 8, 2018

The Club participated in the annual Flagstaff Northern Lites Parade on December 8, 2018.  
The six club members who decorated their cars and drove in the parade through downtown Flagstaff were
Lance McKee, Sallie Page, Randy Travis, Richard Federico, Ed Wiebe, and Curtis Deibel.  

December 2, 2018

At this year’s Christmas Party, Bob Bortree received an Award of Appreciation (and a gift certificate for a
local restaurant) for his many years of devoted service, support and contributions to the Club.  
Bob was instrumental in the production and direction of ten years of the best car show
in Northern Arizona as Car Show Chairman.  He has held several club offices
including President, Vice-President and Cruise Director.  In addition,
he has been the primary leader in organizing the annual Club Picnics and Christmas parties.  
Next to his wife and ‘55 Chevy, the Route 66 Car Club of Flagstaff is his biggest love.  
Congratulations Bob!  You are well deserving of this token of our appreciation.
CHECK PRESENTATIONS TWO LOCAL CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

December 19, 21, 2018

Each year, the Club accumulates funds to be given to local charitable organizations at the end of the year.  
This year, the Club voted for both The Poore Medical Clinic and Paw Placement of Northern Arizona,
each to receive $500.  

The Poore Medical Clinic is a community-based and community-supported free medical and dental clinic.
Their mission is to increase the availability of healthcare by providing free medical and dental care to low income,
uninsured individuals and families living in Coconino County.

“Paw Placement of Northern Arizona has been selected to run the Coconino County and
City of Flagstaff animal shelter, signing a 5-year contract to provide animal welfare services for both
the City and the County. The new shelter, to be called High Country Humane, will be located at the former Second
Chance Center for Animals site on Highway 89 in Flagstaff.”
CHECK PRESENTATION
TO
POORE MEDICAL CLINIC
CHECK PRESENTATION
TO
HIGH COUNTRY HUMANE
(INCLUDING FACILITY TOUR)