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RMSC News 2014 Issue 4 July-August 2014

From your Club President

This August 2014 wraps up another year our successful Rocky Mountain Saab Club. It has been 24 years since we reorganized. Tim Winkler, then the publisher of NINES, no- ticed we were dormant so he came to Den- ver to give us a pep talk to rekindle the en-

The September 9th meeting will be at Breckenridge Brewery (5th & Kalamath) at 7:00PM. Agenda in- cludes business meeting with BOD elections, display of engine by Dave Snider, Review of 2014 SOC and tour Remarkable service pictures and stories

thusiasm. He did a great job. Look where we are today and look what we accomplished.

Not very many clubs across the USA can have bragging rights to what have done. What we have done is not the sole direction of one individual but the enthusiasm of the group as a whole. I want to thank all of our club members and be proud of where we are today.

This September’s meeting we will have election of directors. Our club has seven di- rectors. Four have a term that expires in 2015 and three have a term that expires this month. The three who’s term is up are David Snider, John Clary and Paul Bottone. There will be an opening for any of our club mem- bers to run for this position to direct our club. This appointment for three will have a two year term. We are always looking for new ideas and direction for the upcoming year. At the September 2014 meeting step forward, place your name in the hat to run for this prestigious position.

I want to thank all of our club members for their continuing support to make our club a National success.

Photo by Tom Nelson

by Darrell Christiansen (photos by Charles Stoyer)

Members Dwayne Clark and Wayne Brewer were recog- nized as being new members. Dwayne has attended be- fore, but this is the first time that Wayne has come up from Cotopaxi, in his 96, to attend a meeting.

Paul passed out fliers on the plans for Saturday’s, July 11, visit to Ray Middleton’s hangar in Fort Collins.

Plans are to meet a Johnson’s Corner at 8:15 for break-

fast. Paul also brought in some excess Saab literature from his collection for distribution to club members. Tom is going to talk about SOC 14 and his presentation on his grandsons and project Red Bull. Paul will discuss the SOC 14 tour plans, and Greg will discuss the 2014 CP event held at ACC in June.

Tom brought his grandson Ethan along for the presenta- tion on project Red Bull. Tom discussed the convention in Redmond, OR. Tom is a member of NW Saab Owners

Club, and they are on the same10 year rotation on hold- ing the conventions as RMSC is. They last held the con- vention in 2004, and a great number of our members attended that convention. Jerry Danner is providing funds to the convention through a corporate donation.

The best Saab Fleet competition, started 10 years at the Crystal Mountain convention by RMSC, is open to those who have a minimum of 3 Saabs, but can present no

more than 5 for the competition. This is a poster board competition that does not require the cars to actually be there. You do have to have proof that you actually own the vehicles. The Saab photo contest will also be held. Tech session presentation on Friday, Dave Snider is pre- senting a talk on B motor water pump replacement, and Tom will be presenting the project Red Bull project that he will be presenting this evening. The tour is 5 days ahead of the convention, and Rich Hruda, has provided our previous tour book to NWSC as an example. Paul was very instrumental in putting together lodging for this year’s tour to facilitate the evening gatherings of the tour participants.

Tom showed a presentation on project Red Bull that he has undertaken with his two grandsons over the last sev- eral years. This is a trial run of the presentation he will be presenting at the SOC 14. His two grandsons, Ethan