Important new parking lot info- see cruise page!
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QUALITY 2013 is
WEDNESDAY August 7th
NEW, LONGER ROUTE. NEW PRE-DRIVE MEETING SPOT. save the date, more details to come.
SEE THE 2012 EVENTS PAGE FOR LAST YEAR'S C.Q. REVIEW!
Garage tour to
see the events 2013 page for pics!
2013 Scholarships Awarded
The Scholarship Committee of the Frankfort Car Club has made their selections for the 2013 school year graduates. The applicants came from all four Lincoln-Way Schools, 2 from West, and 1 each from Central, East and West.
North : Michael Vazquez
West. : Ryan Nadler and Anthony Ponsiego
East : Hoang Nguyen
Central : Adam Wardinski
Adam receives scholarship from Ron Bernier
Each of the graduates received $1000 from the FCC towards further education in the automotive field.
Golden Quill Winner
Congrats Congrats to FCC newsletter editor Doris Bernier for scoring a win in Old Cars Weekly newsletter competition 2 years in a row!
A special thanks to our FCC photographers
for the pictures used throughout the FCC website!
Ace pinstriper Bob Behounek presented the club with a plaque reflecting his work which is now permantly mounted in the meeting room at the township building.
Fellow FCC members:
Our March club meeting went
well, and it appears that many plans are in the works for a great cruise night season. Larry Claypool and I attended the Frankfort Village Board meeting the same night as the club meeting to become informed about proposals regarding the paving of the Chamber grass lot. We use the lot for overflow parking on cruise nights, and the village uses it at Fall Fest for vendors. A diagram showed a proposed layout of entrances and parking spaces. Paving of the lot is still under design, with berms, lights, and speakers all under consideration. No exact construction date is known at this time. Sketches were also on display of the proposed new stage area. That project will start soon after Fall Fest in September.
Larry and I also met with the Chief of Police in regard to the Camp Quality procedures. We talked about changing the date to Wednesday, August 7`h, which met with approval. We also proposed a new route, and the Chief offered that two officers could lead/tail us on our cruise route with the kids. We took a test run which lasted about 18 minutes. The officers would have control of the 2 traffic stop lights we need to cross. Camp Quality suggested that club members meet as a group away from the camp then arrive as a group at the camp to pick up the campers. We will talk again with the chief and report back to you with all procedures before the event.
The garage tour turned into a double header, thanks to Larry Claypool and Dave Mosier. We started at Carriage House Auto Restoration in New Lenox. Bill McCauley gave us a great tour and answered many questions.
This is high quality shop, wonderfully clean with high quality cars.
Our next stop, or what Larry called a bonus, was a short trip to SRIII Motor Sports, a FCC advertiser. Mike Stockdale's shop specializes in fabrication of Corvette frames and assemblies. You can drop your body on and drive away! Mike took us through the entire operation in detail. Just when you thought the tour was complete, Larry pulled another rabbit out of his hat: we're off to Portillo's for lunch!
Bob O'Connor worked with his cruise night committee and together they hammered out the schedule for the cruise season. Items needed to kick off the season were reviewed. Dave Hecker and Ron Bernier went over the Sponsorship and Advertising issues as Rich Plummer is taking some time off for health reasons. We're looking forward to having him back soon. Rich has given us a great start in advertisers and renewals.
Karen O'Connor reported the Scholarship applications are coming in slowly. At this point, we only have two from four schools.
Have you been to the FCC web-site lately? Larry Claypool has posted some pictures with some great captions, check back often for his updates.
,See you at the next meeting, April 10th.
Frankfort Channel 6 TV- now online!
watch the “Cruisin’ Frankfort” episodes on our FCTV ON DEMAND internet site. You can also watch it on your IPAD, IPhone, and Android phones. Click http://www.villageoffrankfort.com/index, then click on the FCTV ON DEMAND logo above the mayor’s photo. You’ll see a toolbar that says “all folder”; scroll down to “CRUISIN’ FRANKFORT”, click and you can watch the various episodes from your computer, etc. No need to have Frankfort channel 6 to view.
FCC GARAGE TOUR
Our final tour of the spring season to
Pete (3rd from L) welcomes 60 some members and guests
Pete's passion is 'multi' cylinder cars (8cyl. or more)
Nice rumble seat V8 ford
The Packard's "Twin Six"
John Pathe rather looks at home
8 cylinder Auburn
Great art deco dash in the Hupp
Cars were not so tight upstairs as in our last visit.
the lower level had the 'newer' cars...
Like this '61 Impala
And '69 Chevelle SS396
In stark contrast to Pete's big luxury cars is this Crosley sedan
'59 El Camino
the Winged warrior- Charger Daytona
Some of guests lounged out in the 'office' , keeping the Cushmans and Wizzer company
And this is...?
Boots ready, just add rider.