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The 2020 Cruisin the Pines Car Show has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19.

2020 Car Show Cancelled

The Roamin Angels 2020 Cruisin the Pines Car show has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year has been a very difficult one for our car club. As you all know, we have been holding our famous car show at the fairgrounds for many years and without any warning only a few days after the 2019 show we learned that our date had been changed by the fairgrounds. We were offered Labor Day weekend and then October 2, 2020. In January 2020, the membership had the…

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Burma Shave Revisited

Last month’s article brought back memories, to when I was a little kid we would read the signs when we traveled. My dad used to take us to the small town of Centerville Indiana, for our haircuts. It was about ten miles from our house and haircuts were only fifty cents. I was about seven years old and my brother was five. We would pass a sign that read: Listen birds These signs Cost money Roost awhile And don’t Get funny As young kids we didn’t know what that meant,…

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Killer Corvair

He Could Have a V-8 Although the body was essentially the same from 1965 to 1969, the introduction of the beefier Saginaw trans is what made possible converting to the V-8 that is nestled inside this Corvair. The radiator and shrouding now takes up much of the front trunk. While some people might be satisfied with the stock flat six engine in their Corvair, John Pritchard was not. He wanted a V-8. Now he’s well on the way to seeing his desire fulfilled. It all started a couple of years…

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Garagemahal

Garages are an unusual place. I think when man went into his first cave looking for shelter; he actually went into the first garage. Think about it. It’s dark, dirty, and if you make a mess-who cares. It’s a place to store stuff out of the weather and to keep it out of the reach of other cavemen. It’s a place to get away from the world’s woes. It’s a hiding place from the angry cavewife. It’s where you can just hang and do nothing. It’s a place where you…

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Masked Angels

Please everyone be safe.  The rate of infection in Nevada County is now 38 cases and 1 death.  Bringing the rise of infection to almost flat for a week now.  This is due to the PEOPLE of Nevada County practicing good social distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands.  Keep up the good work.  This is something we can all do to help our fellow humankind. – Jim R., Roamin Angels President’ How are you spending ‘shelter in place’? “I’ve talked with a few of you and traded emails with…

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The Early Years of Jeff Gordon Racing – Part II

Before I begin this segment, I need to do a quick correction- I stated John Bickford built and owned hardtops driven by Gene Dudley.  Actually, It was Gene’s brother, Darrell, who was partners with John and drove the #97 Hardtop.  Their younger brother, Lee, was also involved with Hardtops and stock cars over the years. When John came home with the two Quarter Midgets, he was envisioning a sister – brother racing team.  Well, after a few parking lot tryouts, Jeff was totally into it but Kim would rather be…

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May 2020 Announcements

Honoring Our Veterans … Memorial Day program on KNCO on May 25th From American Legion Post 130: Commander Claude Hessel And after a most unprecedented shut-down of not only our Post, but the entire Nation, and countries around the world, we are more than ready to get back to a since of normal. These are abnormal times, which call for creative action. Therefore, we plan to broadcast our Memorial Day Program on KNCO, Monday morning, 25 May, for our salute to the Veterans who fought to defend and protect our Country,…

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Wax On, Wax Off

Many of the Roamin Angels are ‘gearheads’ i.e., the type of guys who can rebuild an engine better than new and enjoy doing it, but not all are. Some are what Steve DeSena terms ‘wax on, wax off’ people, those whose automotive talents are basically limited to keeping their car shined. And he calls himself one of those guys. It has nothing to do with lack of love for cars, but mechanical ability. Steve fell in love with T-Buckets (topless hot-rodded Model T roadsters) when he was sixteen and rode…

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Bev’s Baby Bird

Although husband Gio had his Model A and ‘34 Ford street rods (what he calls his “adult toys”), Bev Giovanetti was never comfortable driving them. It wasn’t that she didn’t like classic cars, but petit Bev had trouble handling Gio’s cars. As Roamin Angels, they went on many cruises with the club and Bev was always riding shotgun. Finally, in 2000 she decided to sell some stock in her retirement portfolio and buy a more active stock: a stock ‘57 T-Bird. She had loved the Baby Birds since her high…

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Obstacle

“Obstacle” – barrier, hurdle, stumbling block, bar, block, impediment, hindrance, snag, catch, drawback, hitch, handicap, deterrent, complication, difficulty, problem, disadvantage, baulk, curb, check, stop, interference. obstruction, barricade, blockade, informal fly in the ointment, hiccup, facer…..oh yeah Virus! Unfortunately…oh yeah, Virus. This micro bug has put a damper on several local happenings. It became obvious as a result of the Governor’s declaration that “Drive and Survive™” 2020 would have to at least be postponed. Our schools, kids, teachers and parents will have enough to do when we finally can resume normalcy…

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