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North Texas Oldsmobile Club P.O. Box 541, Waxahachie, Texas 75168-0541

America’s Premier Custom Show Car Series

Dallas Market Center Feb 19-21, Dallas, TX

Sweethearts & Orphans XVII February 26-28 – Granbury, TX

January 2016

North Texas Oldsmobile Club

January 2016

North Texas Oldsmobile Club

January 2016

Inside this Issue President’s Trumpet............................... 2 January Meeting.................................... 3 2015/16 Officers.................................... 3 Meeting Minutes.................................... 4 2016 NTOC Zone Show........................ 9

COVER: February Events Dallas AutoRama Sweethearts & Orphans If you would like your car or event featured in one of the monthly issues, send me a photo, your name and a brief description.

Sweethearts & Orphans Form................ 10 Fisher House-Service Project................. 11 Sponsors................................................ 12 Shirt & Cap Orders................................ 12 For Sale/Wanted.................................... 13

Send any articles or comments to:

Membership Application....................... 15

Lois Liconte [email protected]

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OCA Membership # if renewal

NTOC Membership # if renewal

Zip:

An NTOC member may include a spouse or immediate family member up to age 18 and can be charged no additional membership fee. The family members have access to all club benefits, but only one monthly issue of "The Rocket" is sent per family. Membership fees are not refundable.

Keep Out Front…In your Rocket Action Olds!

$32.00

Don’t forget

$18.00

this year. Contact me if interested in any one of these positions please. Don’t be bashful!!!

2 Year Membership (April to April)

write up a summary for the newsletter each month. The treasurer is not due for re election

1 Year Membership (April to April)

job. (4.) Last but not least is the secretary, attend meetings take notes and compile them and

If you prefer, NTOC can forward payment to the OCA.

this job to anyone that wants it. You will not make her feel bad if you would like to take this

State:

(3.) Newsletter editor publish the monthly newsletter. Lois Liconte would graciously give

Oldsmobiles Owned:

2017 and have to do nothing this year. (2.) Vice president fills in for president when needed.

City:

new officers taking over in April. Up for office is (1.) President Elect you will be president in

Phone:

Club elections are coming up nominations are in February and elections are in March with

E-mail:

show Hotel reservations must be made by the 22nd of this month to get the good room rate.

Address:

to volunteer to work the show please let me know so we can get you in. April is our Zone

Name:

already have our 6 car maximum lined up thanks to John Bock for this. If you would like

NEW MEMBERS: Annual dues are prorated at $1.50 per month from the month you join until April 1st.

and lots of activities for the club. The NTOC club display at the Autorama in February. We

North Texas Oldsmobile Club P.O. Box 541, Waxahachie, Texas 75168-0541

Happy New Year to all and I hope your holidays went well. January rings in a new year

North Texas Oldsmobile Club Membership Application

Presidents Trumpet January 2016

Complete all information and mail with your payment to:

The NTOC is a chapter of the O.C.A. (Oldsmobile Club of America). Each of these organizations is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all Oldsmobile products from 1897 to the present. Ownership of an Oldsmobile is not required for membership in either club. The NTOC general membership meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at a location designated in the club's monthly newsletter "The Rocket"

by Chris Dreiling

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NTOC Meeting

For Sale/Wanted

January 2016

FOR SALE: 1964 Starfire Convertible Light Blue, Dark Top, White Vinyl Upholstery Full Mid-Tier Body, Engine Transmission Restoration - 2007, 394/V8, Rochester 4BBL Carburator, Hydramatic 180k miles, 2000 since rebuilt. Owned since 1966 Seeking serious “car-person” care and maintenance Insured $25,000 - negotiable Contact: Ed Breig - 972-238-0207 [email protected]

Date:

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Time:

Meeting starts at 2:00 pm (come early for lunch)

Place:

Sonny Bryan’s Barbecue



1251 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080



Phone: 972-664-9494

WANTED: Turbo 400 driveshaft for 1968-1972 Cutlass/442 55” long center to center with large yoke for T-400 output shaft. Contact Chris Dreiling at 214-662-2292. Service Manuals for years’35,’38,’40,’42,’43,’49,’52,’58 thru 65,’69,’73,’75, and later models, also ‘73-’75,’78 Service Guild Binders, also have some sales brochures, dealer sales books, owners manuals all in excellent condition. Other Oldsmobile memorabilia and some die cast models, 1/64, 1/25th and 1/18 scale.

N TOC Officer s 2 015/ 2 016

Call or e-mail with your wants and needs! – Bill Szelag, Bastrop, TX, 512 985-6502 - [email protected] 1955 Starfire 98 Convertible 46K original miles PStr, PBks, PW, PSeat, PAnt Pwr top, factory A/C, Spinner Hubcaps, WSW, skirts, dual exhaust, fully restored to original condition. Coral & Cream. for quick sale>$79K For more info please contact: Troy Stimson 817-343-7556 [email protected] Page 14

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President

Chris Dreiling

(972) 245-1292

[email protected]

President Elect

Javier Camba

(317) 997-4957

[email protected]

Vice President

Lawrence Dagate

(214) 348-9427

[email protected]

Treasurer/Spirit Items

Cindy Payton

(972) 938-7430

[email protected]

Secretary

Gene Crowdis

(972) 690-5470

[email protected]

Newsletter/Website

Lois Liconte

(972) 517-4580

l.d[email protected]

Activity Director

Juju Nance

(214) 327-6699

[email protected]

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Meeting Minutes by Gene Crowdis

January 2016

For Sale

December 2015 Monthly Meeting The December 2015 NTOC monthly meeting was held on December 13th at the Cowboy’s Golf Club in Grapevine, TX. This was our combined monthly meeting and annual Christmas Party beginning at 5:00PM. Chris welcomed everyone to the meeting and said it would be a very short meeting.

1970- 80- 90 Numerous Service manuals, Technical Bulletin Binders/serv. guild issues and technical training manuals for almost all car mechanical components. Call for needs & pricing 214-583-7277. - 1968-70 Toronado parts, including dash cluster assy, wiring harness, rear window defroster w/wiring harness & all components, many small parts for interior.

As a side note – The North Texas Oldsmobile Club received a Holiday Season card from the State Fair of Texas (Kelly Pound). This would be the first one that we have ever received in over 15 years of State Fair participation.

WANTED: 1-wheel cover/cap for my N24 option aluminum wheels on the ‘90 Custom Cruiser, photo available. Call for needs and/or pricing. John Bock - 214-583-7277 or email [email protected]

Treasurer’s Report

• 1968 Cutlass wire wheel caps $50.00 • 1964-1967 Cutlass parts. • 1967 330 Unleaded heads $350.00 • 1964-1966 330 Engine block $125.00 • 1966-1967 330 Engine block $125.00 • 1991 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser parts Front & Rear Bumper Covers, Side Body Trim, Front, Center & Third Blue Cloth Seats, Vista Glass, Rear Side Windows Complete, Drivers Door, Passenger Front & Rear Door, Tail Lamps, Rear Hatch Glass. Call for your needs. Check www.hmcoldstuff.com for a list & info on the Oldsmobiles we have for sale.

Cindy gave an update on the club’s financial position and we continue to be financially sound. Cindy announced that the current Helping Hands Fund donations are accepted at each monthly meeting. Current balance in the Helping Hands Fund is $1,773.00 Helping Hands Donations for 2015 Cindy reported that all of the Helping Hands have been paid out according to the votes of the membership.

Richard Hirsch - 1-512-924-9490 — [email protected]

NTOC Annual Christmas Party December 13, 2015 The NTOC December 2015 Christmas Party at the Cowboy’s Golf Club was a great success. A couple of folks made some wrong turns, (one onto the Golf Cart Path) but it turned out that more than 60 NTOC members attended the dinner/gift exchange party. I had the salmon dinner and it was good, others commented that both the pork and chicken were also very good. After dinner Chris presented our annual membership awards with the Spark Plug Award going to John Liconte. John is always first to show up at a car show events where he holds priority locations for the other Oldsmobiles to be on display. Thanks John, we appreciate your efforts. John Bock was awarded the Outstanding Member Award for this year. In 2015, John headed up the search for the location for the Christmas Party, he led the group at the Dallas AutoRama, and promoted the development and purchase of carpet and stanchions for future NTOC Club displays. A busy year for John, thank you. John and Patricia were in Mexico so the award will be presented at the January meeting. The R.E. Olds Award went to Mike and Cindy Payton. The always there “Go To” couple from Waxahachie. No meeting is too far away, no project is too big, and there are no bigger Oldsmobile fans than the Paytons. Well deserved!! (continued on next page) Page 4

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NOS Olds engine timing covers - $95.00 each Cutlass Sport Steering Wheel with horn button and center cap - $150 ‘66 Cutlass 442 tail light lenses & trim Used - $20 442 tail pipe trumpets - $50 350 Engine - $100 T-400 Transmission (recent rebuild) - $400 2500 Stall Converter (NEW) - $75.00 Lots of Stock Air Cleaner Housings - $50 each SSII and SSIII wheels 14X7 - $50 each SSII and SSIII wheels 15X8 - $75 each Several Olds Heads for 350 and 455 - $50 each Set of “C” Heads - $200 Front Clip sheet metal and fiberglass for 78-81 Cutlass buy all or part Two Door Shells for 78-81 Cutlass (no rust) - $200 each Lots of Shop Manuals. Call with needs. All parts are in Houston. Pat Yancey - Phone 281-456-8501 The Rocket

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Sponsors

Meeting Minutes

Antique Car Shop

Michael Horner Phone: 972-546-7377

Cell: 972-754-0528

www.tinesautomotive.com [email protected]

707 Shepherd Drive Suite 105 Garland, Texas 75042

ENGRAVING DOOR PLATES DESK PLATES NAME TAGS-PLAQUES

Full restorations from front to back including chassis, wheels, body/ paint, tops and interior. Full machine and engine/transmission/rearend rebuilds including Babbitt, crank grinding, cylinder boring, valve work and decking. Please see our website at: http://www.texomats.com Contact us at: [email protected] or call: 903-819-1452

J & J ENTERPRISES

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We did have members from Houston in attendance again. Pat and Margaret Yancey, as always, were in attendance. Juan and Maki, from Houston, made their second event with our group. The first was the trip to Nacogdoches, and what a great couple to have join us. And, we had the honor of having Tom and Sandi Roe join us from California/Florida? Tom and Sandi brought two Oldsmar 100th Year Anniversary T-Shirts for NTOC to give away at the party. They also invited NTOC members to join in the celebration in Oldsmar, Florida from March 28 through April 3, 2106. Thank you Tom and Sandi for your continuing support of the North Texas Olds Club. We are proud to have you as members!!

NTOC Fisher House Project Date Saturday February 6, 2016

1222 Glenwick Irving, Texas 75060

Sweethearts & Orphan Hotel Information Our host hotel is the Comfort Suites at 903 Harbor Lakes Drive, 2 blocks south of TX 377. The hotel number is (817) 579-5559. All rooms are suites - a great value at the same low rate we had last year - only $69.99 + tax! Please call the hotel’s local number and tell them you are with the Sweethearts & Orphans group to get this great rate. The hotel will fill up fast and the room block. More information is available on our website

NTOC Shirt & Cap Orders

Many had expressed an interest in ordering more NTOC T-Shirts, Golf Shirts and Caps. I am currently getting a list together for orders. We will need a minimum amount of each before we can place an order. If you would like any of these items let me know. I will get pricing for each item and have them available at one of the meetings. So far I have only received 2 requests so until I have a significant amount to order I cannot place any orders for merchandise. You can see me at the meeting or email your requests Lois Liconte: [email protected] Page 12

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Then the gift exchange program started. This year was the most spirited event I can remember. Many desirable items were opened, stolen, and frozen. All in the spirit of good nature. (Well maybe NOT ALL.) The evening ended with a few “trades” and I expect some items that we will see again next year.

RUBBER STAMPS SIGNATURE-LOGOS NOTARY & CORP. SEALS DATERS & NUMBERERS

ENGRAVERS - RUBBER STAMPS 972-986-5791

JOHN & JODY LaMONICA Owners

North Texas Oldsmobile Club

Helena Isbell reported on the scheduled date for NTOC to go to Fisher House to provide a meal for the families of veterans who are lodged at Fisher House while they have a family member at the Veteran’s Hospital. Helena said the menu for our group will be “Soup and Sandwiches”. This is a voluntary activity for any members of NTOC who want to contribute either food or food and time to serve the families of Veterans who have served our country. For members who volunteer to serve we will be providing the noon meal, interacting with the families, and cleaning up the kitchen after lunch. The Fisher House is in the Veteran’s Hospital Complex in South Dallas Area (4500 S. Lancaster Rd # 140, Dallas, TX) Helena is coordinating our activities and will provide information about the best way to go to the Fisher House and when to arrive. If you are interested in participating please let us know at the January meeting or contact Helena Isbell ([email protected]). Auto Rama 2016 Plans John Bock has located a source of dark gray carpet for the display area with the estimated cost to be around $250.00 for carpet to cover an area 20 feet X 60 feet. The purchase has been approved and Lawrence Dagate has volunteered to store the carpet in his building when the carpet is not in use. The NTOC Club stanchions were ordered and will be ready for the AutoRama Display. The price is $250 per stanchion. A decision was made that we would need at least 10 of this particular stanchion if we were going to be able to close off the six cars in the NTOC display. At $250 each the cost to the club was felt to be more than we should spend, however (continued on next page)

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eleven (11) members volunteered to purchase one each and to loan them to the club for displays. If you are one of the NTOC members who committed to purchase a stanchion you need to contact John Bock to make arrangements to pay if you haven’t already paid. As was reported last month the club did commit to purchase two (2) of the stanchions and the carpet for the Club Display. The individuals would then be able to use the stanchions independently when at other car show events. Total purchased = 13. These can also be stored at Lawrence’s building.

SERVICE PROJECT Saturday,  February  6,  2016   10:30  AM  to  2  PM  

AutoRama Notice:

A  Valentine-­‐themed  lunch  for  the  residents  of  

If you are interested in having your car displayed at the Dallas Auto Rama contact John. We need to have 6 Oldsmobiles to represent the North Texas Olds Club. Entry fee is $50.00 per car. Cars must be in place on Thursday and may not be removed until after awards are presented on Sunday evening. Dates are: February 18, 2016 to put your car in Market Hall building. Friday, February 19 – 21 is the Autorama show. Sunday February 21, 2016 the cars can be taken out of Market Hall building AFTER THE AWARDS are presented. We will reserve six spaces but if we don’t fill them with Oldsmobiles the AutoRama officials will put another car in our space.

THE FISHER HOUSE

John will also be looking for NTOC Members to attend AutoRama and help with representing NTOC during the event. (Friday evening, Saturday, day & evening and Sunday during the day).

Located  on  the  campus  of  the  VA  Hospital   4500  South  Lancaster  Road,  Building  79   Dallas,  TX    75216  

2016 NTOC Zone Show Friday April 15 through Sunday Morning April 17, Make your plans now!! Get your hotel reservations now!! Reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn must be made by January 22, 2016, but there are only 30 rooms available in our block. At last count there were only 2 or 3 rooms still available at the host hotel. (They may be gone now.) None at a higher rate after January 22. We are planning another (bad weather free) Granbury Zone Show at the Hilton Garden Inn with dinner at Bob and Carol Ann’s on Saturday night, April 16. (Dinner will be Bar-B-Q. Cost $20.00 per person/$10.00 for kids 12 and under) Friday Evening Dinner Cruise

We  will  be  serving  soup,  sandwiches,   side  dishes,  chips  and  Valentine  desserts  

WHAT WE NEED?

Volunteers  (Adults  Only)  and  Donations  of  Food   Contact  Helena  Isbell  to  help  or  if  you  have  questions!   972-­‐740-­‐9184  (cell)  or  [email protected]  

THANK  YOU!  

Bob Kaman has scouted around the area and located a place called the Loco Coyote that is about a 30-minute drive from the hotel for group dinner on Friday evening. To participate you must be ready to leave the Hotel at 5:00 sharp. They don’t take reservations so if the group wants to eat together an early arrival is required. Leaving the hotel at 5:00 pm should get you to the Loco Coyote, near Chalk Mountain about 5:45. If you think you will be going on that dinner-cruise please contact Bob Kaman.

FOR  YOUR  SUPPORT  OF  OUR  VETERANS  AND  THEIR  FAMILIES  

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Hotel Room reservation information: The group code is NTOC16. All reservations under this block must be made by January 22, 2016. Be sure to use the GROUP CODE to get the reduced rate for that weekend. Anyone at the front desk should be able to assist with reservations. The phone number is 817-5793800. We have 30 rooms blocked at the special rate of $104.00 per night plus tax. When the Hilton is filled we recommend that you contact one of the overflow hotels we used last year. They were: Best Western - 817-573-4239

Holiday Inn Express - 817-579-7099

Saturday after Judging and Raffle - Keith Sauls Cruise Tour And we are looking forward to another back-road tour of the area as planned by Keith and Elizabeth Sauls. After Judging and the Raffle we will load up and head out for a pleasant drive through the back country to exercise our Oldsmobiles. Normally there are 20+ Oldsmobiles drawing attention and admiration as we pass through populated areas. Bankhead Highway Cruise in April 2016 after the NTOC Zone Show. Mike Bunzel provided some information about the Bankhead Highway Cruise celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 1916 Road & Bridges Act that was initiated to provide crosscountry travel paths. The Texas part of the event will start in Texarkana and end in Odessa. Dates: April 21, 2016 to April 25, 2016 - Limited entries 1975 or older. There will be several groups of cars with the older cars limited to 28 miles per hour. Go on-line to check out the schedule and route at Bankhead Highway 100th Anniversary. Entry fee is $40.00 per car and eligible cars can do part or all of the route. New Information I talked with the Texas event coordinator from the AAIAA Car Group. The plan is to limit the participants to between 60 and 65 vehicles that will be selected based on the early registration information and if the group is not filled later registrations. As of January 2, there are 28 registered cars with 24 registered for four days/five nights and four cars registered for 3 days four nights. I have provided a copy of the registration form in this Rocket. If I understand the requirements for this Bankhead Highway Tour it is not open to everyone. You must make application to AAIAA to be considered. Consideration will be under the following conditions: 1. 1920’s vehicles, touring all four days, then three days, then two days, and last for only one day. 2. 1930’s vehicles, touring for four days, then three days, then two days, and last for only one day. (continued on next page) Page 10

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3. 1940’s vehicles, touring for four days, then three days, and then two days.

would be able to continue as they have been.

4. 1  950’s vehicles, touring for four days, then three days, then 1940’s vehicles touring for only one day.

Please keep these members of our Olds Family and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

5. 1950’s vehicles, touring for two days, then one day, then 1960’s vehicles touring for all four days.

NOTE From the Secretary: If you are aware of any health or family issues related to NTOC members please send an email to [email protected] so we can include the information in our monthly report.

6. 1  960’s vehicles, touring for three days, then two days, 1970-75 vehicles touring for all four days. 7. 1960’s vehicles, touring for one day, then 1970-75 vehicles touring for three, two and finally one day. The 2016 NAOC Nationals will be in Colorado Springs June 22 – 25 Beat the Texas Heat for a week in Colorado If you are not an NAOC member contact a NTOC Club officer and we can provide membership information.

January Meeting Sunday January 10, 2016 Sonny Bryans Bar-B-Q Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX.

Safe driving wherever you go. Respectfully submitted,



Gene Crowdis NTOC Secretary

Or go on-line to NAOC http://www.antiqueolds.org/membership-online-form.html

2016 NTOC ZONE SHOW MEET GRANBURY, TX

Oldsmobiles from 1897 through 1979 are eligible to participate in the Nationals Display/ Judging. The Hotel Elegante’ is taking reservations. Room rates are $109 + tax per night. Since 2009 this hotel has been host to 10 different major car events. And you can bet that there will be a lot of wonderful scenery and tours. June 26 will be the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event so you may want to plan an extra day for that. (Attractions: The F-88 Oldsmobile in a museum nearby, National Museum of World War II Aviation, Royal Gorge, Peterson Air & Space Museum, Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, and more.) The hotel is “Pet Friendly” and they offer the group rates three days before and three days after the event in case you have some extra vacation time. Telephone number for reservations is 719 576-5900.

The 2016 NTOC Zone Show dates are set for April 15-17, 2016

Member Information Juju Nance continues to have a lot of pain from her back surgery.

Reservations for the Hilton Garden Inn

Mike Bunzel had knee surgery and missed the Christmas party. Hopefully he will be able to attend the January Meeting.

can be made now by calling (817) 579-3800.

Deadline is January 22nd

Dan Neiss has experienced a recurrence of his cancer and is going through chemo treatments. Bob Kaman – Bob is have some health issues that he’s working through. Carol Ann has indicated that there would be some change in their scheduled activities, but that mostly they

Group Code: NTOC16 for the reduced room rate of $104.00 per night plus tax Registration forms will be sent out in a separate email

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3. 1940’s vehicles, touring for four days, then three days, and then two days.

would be able to continue as they have been.

4. 1  950’s vehicles, touring for four days, then three days, then 1940’s vehicles touring for only one day.

Please keep these members of our Olds Family and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

5. 1950’s vehicles, touring for two days, then one day, then 1960’s vehicles touring for all four days.

NOTE From the Secretary: If you are aware of any health or family issues related to NTOC members please send an email to [email protected] so we can include the information in our monthly report.

6. 1  960’s vehicles, touring for three days, then two days, 1970-75 vehicles touring for all four days. 7. 1960’s vehicles, touring for one day, then 1970-75 vehicles touring for three, two and finally one day. The 2016 NAOC Nationals will be in Colorado Springs June 22 – 25 Beat the Texas Heat for a week in Colorado If you are not an NAOC member contact a NTOC Club officer and we can provide membership information.

January Meeting Sunday January 10, 2016 Sonny Bryans Bar-B-Q Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX.

Safe driving wherever you go. Respectfully submitted,



Gene Crowdis NTOC Secretary

Or go on-line to NAOC http://www.antiqueolds.org/membership-online-form.html

2016 NTOC ZONE SHOW MEET GRANBURY, TX

Oldsmobiles from 1897 through 1979 are eligible to participate in the Nationals Display/ Judging. The Hotel Elegante’ is taking reservations. Room rates are $109 + tax per night. Since 2009 this hotel has been host to 10 different major car events. And you can bet that there will be a lot of wonderful scenery and tours. June 26 will be the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event so you may want to plan an extra day for that. (Attractions: The F-88 Oldsmobile in a museum nearby, National Museum of World War II Aviation, Royal Gorge, Peterson Air & Space Museum, Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, and more.) The hotel is “Pet Friendly” and they offer the group rates three days before and three days after the event in case you have some extra vacation time. Telephone number for reservations is 719 576-5900.

The 2016 NTOC Zone Show dates are set for April 15-17, 2016

Member Information Juju Nance continues to have a lot of pain from her back surgery.

Reservations for the Hilton Garden Inn

Mike Bunzel had knee surgery and missed the Christmas party. Hopefully he will be able to attend the January Meeting.

can be made now by calling (817) 579-3800.

Deadline is January 22nd

Dan Neiss has experienced a recurrence of his cancer and is going through chemo treatments. Bob Kaman – Bob is have some health issues that he’s working through. Carol Ann has indicated that there would be some change in their scheduled activities, but that mostly they

Group Code: NTOC16 for the reduced room rate of $104.00 per night plus tax Registration forms will be sent out in a separate email

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Hotel Room reservation information: The group code is NTOC16. All reservations under this block must be made by January 22, 2016. Be sure to use the GROUP CODE to get the reduced rate for that weekend. Anyone at the front desk should be able to assist with reservations. The phone number is 817-5793800. We have 30 rooms blocked at the special rate of $104.00 per night plus tax. When the Hilton is filled we recommend that you contact one of the overflow hotels we used last year. They were: Best Western - 817-573-4239

Holiday Inn Express - 817-579-7099

Saturday after Judging and Raffle - Keith Sauls Cruise Tour And we are looking forward to another back-road tour of the area as planned by Keith and Elizabeth Sauls. After Judging and the Raffle we will load up and head out for a pleasant drive through the back country to exercise our Oldsmobiles. Normally there are 20+ Oldsmobiles drawing attention and admiration as we pass through populated areas. Bankhead Highway Cruise in April 2016 after the NTOC Zone Show. Mike Bunzel provided some information about the Bankhead Highway Cruise celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 1916 Road & Bridges Act that was initiated to provide crosscountry travel paths. The Texas part of the event will start in Texarkana and end in Odessa. Dates: April 21, 2016 to April 25, 2016 - Limited entries 1975 or older. There will be several groups of cars with the older cars limited to 28 miles per hour. Go on-line to check out the schedule and route at Bankhead Highway 100th Anniversary. Entry fee is $40.00 per car and eligible cars can do part or all of the route. New Information I talked with the Texas event coordinator from the AAIAA Car Group. The plan is to limit the participants to between 60 and 65 vehicles that will be selected based on the early registration information and if the group is not filled later registrations. As of January 2, there are 28 registered cars with 24 registered for four days/five nights and four cars registered for 3 days four nights. I have provided a copy of the registration form in this Rocket. If I understand the requirements for this Bankhead Highway Tour it is not open to everyone. You must make application to AAIAA to be considered. Consideration will be under the following conditions: 1. 1920’s vehicles, touring all four days, then three days, then two days, and last for only one day. 2. 1930’s vehicles, touring for four days, then three days, then two days, and last for only one day. (continued on next page) Page 10

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eleven (11) members volunteered to purchase one each and to loan them to the club for displays. If you are one of the NTOC members who committed to purchase a stanchion you need to contact John Bock to make arrangements to pay if you haven’t already paid. As was reported last month the club did commit to purchase two (2) of the stanchions and the carpet for the Club Display. The individuals would then be able to use the stanchions independently when at other car show events. Total purchased = 13. These can also be stored at Lawrence’s building.

SERVICE PROJECT Saturday,  February  6,  2016   10:30  AM  to  2  PM  

AutoRama Notice:

A  Valentine-­‐themed  lunch  for  the  residents  of  

If you are interested in having your car displayed at the Dallas Auto Rama contact John. We need to have 6 Oldsmobiles to represent the North Texas Olds Club. Entry fee is $50.00 per car. Cars must be in place on Thursday and may not be removed until after awards are presented on Sunday evening. Dates are: February 18, 2016 to put your car in Market Hall building. Friday, February 19 – 21 is the Autorama show. Sunday February 21, 2016 the cars can be taken out of Market Hall building AFTER THE AWARDS are presented. We will reserve six spaces but if we don’t fill them with Oldsmobiles the AutoRama officials will put another car in our space.

THE FISHER HOUSE

John will also be looking for NTOC Members to attend AutoRama and help with representing NTOC during the event. (Friday evening, Saturday, day & evening and Sunday during the day).

Located  on  the  campus  of  the  VA  Hospital   4500  South  Lancaster  Road,  Building  79   Dallas,  TX    75216  

2016 NTOC Zone Show Friday April 15 through Sunday Morning April 17, Make your plans now!! Get your hotel reservations now!! Reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn must be made by January 22, 2016, but there are only 30 rooms available in our block. At last count there were only 2 or 3 rooms still available at the host hotel. (They may be gone now.) None at a higher rate after January 22. We are planning another (bad weather free) Granbury Zone Show at the Hilton Garden Inn with dinner at Bob and Carol Ann’s on Saturday night, April 16. (Dinner will be Bar-B-Q. Cost $20.00 per person/$10.00 for kids 12 and under) Friday Evening Dinner Cruise

We  will  be  serving  soup,  sandwiches,   side  dishes,  chips  and  Valentine  desserts  

WHAT WE NEED?

Volunteers  (Adults  Only)  and  Donations  of  Food   Contact  Helena  Isbell  to  help  or  if  you  have  questions!   972-­‐740-­‐9184  (cell)  or  [email protected]  

THANK  YOU!  

Bob Kaman has scouted around the area and located a place called the Loco Coyote that is about a 30-minute drive from the hotel for group dinner on Friday evening. To participate you must be ready to leave the Hotel at 5:00 sharp. They don’t take reservations so if the group wants to eat together an early arrival is required. Leaving the hotel at 5:00 pm should get you to the Loco Coyote, near Chalk Mountain about 5:45. If you think you will be going on that dinner-cruise please contact Bob Kaman.

FOR  YOUR  SUPPORT  OF  OUR  VETERANS  AND  THEIR  FAMILIES  

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Sponsors

Meeting Minutes

Antique Car Shop

Michael Horner Phone: 972-546-7377

Cell: 972-754-0528

www.tinesautomotive.com [email protected]

707 Shepherd Drive Suite 105 Garland, Texas 75042

ENGRAVING DOOR PLATES DESK PLATES NAME TAGS-PLAQUES

Full restorations from front to back including chassis, wheels, body/ paint, tops and interior. Full machine and engine/transmission/rearend rebuilds including Babbitt, crank grinding, cylinder boring, valve work and decking. Please see our website at: http://www.texomats.com Contact us at: [email protected] or call: 903-819-1452

J & J ENTERPRISES

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We did have members from Houston in attendance again. Pat and Margaret Yancey, as always, were in attendance. Juan and Maki, from Houston, made their second event with our group. The first was the trip to Nacogdoches, and what a great couple to have join us. And, we had the honor of having Tom and Sandi Roe join us from California/Florida? Tom and Sandi brought two Oldsmar 100th Year Anniversary T-Shirts for NTOC to give away at the party. They also invited NTOC members to join in the celebration in Oldsmar, Florida from March 28 through April 3, 2106. Thank you Tom and Sandi for your continuing support of the North Texas Olds Club. We are proud to have you as members!!

NTOC Fisher House Project Date Saturday February 6, 2016

1222 Glenwick Irving, Texas 75060

Sweethearts & Orphan Hotel Information Our host hotel is the Comfort Suites at 903 Harbor Lakes Drive, 2 blocks south of TX 377. The hotel number is (817) 579-5559. All rooms are suites - a great value at the same low rate we had last year - only $69.99 + tax! Please call the hotel’s local number and tell them you are with the Sweethearts & Orphans group to get this great rate. The hotel will fill up fast and the room block. More information is available on our website

NTOC Shirt & Cap Orders

Many had expressed an interest in ordering more NTOC T-Shirts, Golf Shirts and Caps. I am currently getting a list together for orders. We will need a minimum amount of each before we can place an order. If you would like any of these items let me know. I will get pricing for each item and have them available at one of the meetings. So far I have only received 2 requests so until I have a significant amount to order I cannot place any orders for merchandise. You can see me at the meeting or email your requests Lois Liconte: [email protected] Page 12

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Then the gift exchange program started. This year was the most spirited event I can remember. Many desirable items were opened, stolen, and frozen. All in the spirit of good nature. (Well maybe NOT ALL.) The evening ended with a few “trades” and I expect some items that we will see again next year.

RUBBER STAMPS SIGNATURE-LOGOS NOTARY & CORP. SEALS DATERS & NUMBERERS

ENGRAVERS - RUBBER STAMPS 972-986-5791

JOHN & JODY LaMONICA Owners

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Helena Isbell reported on the scheduled date for NTOC to go to Fisher House to provide a meal for the families of veterans who are lodged at Fisher House while they have a family member at the Veteran’s Hospital. Helena said the menu for our group will be “Soup and Sandwiches”. This is a voluntary activity for any members of NTOC who want to contribute either food or food and time to serve the families of Veterans who have served our country. For members who volunteer to serve we will be providing the noon meal, interacting with the families, and cleaning up the kitchen after lunch. The Fisher House is in the Veteran’s Hospital Complex in South Dallas Area (4500 S. Lancaster Rd # 140, Dallas, TX) Helena is coordinating our activities and will provide information about the best way to go to the Fisher House and when to arrive. If you are interested in participating please let us know at the January meeting or contact Helena Isbell ([email protected]). Auto Rama 2016 Plans John Bock has located a source of dark gray carpet for the display area with the estimated cost to be around $250.00 for carpet to cover an area 20 feet X 60 feet. The purchase has been approved and Lawrence Dagate has volunteered to store the carpet in his building when the carpet is not in use. The NTOC Club stanchions were ordered and will be ready for the AutoRama Display. The price is $250 per stanchion. A decision was made that we would need at least 10 of this particular stanchion if we were going to be able to close off the six cars in the NTOC display. At $250 each the cost to the club was felt to be more than we should spend, however (continued on next page)

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Meeting Minutes by Gene Crowdis

January 2016

For Sale

December 2015 Monthly Meeting The December 2015 NTOC monthly meeting was held on December 13th at the Cowboy’s Golf Club in Grapevine, TX. This was our combined monthly meeting and annual Christmas Party beginning at 5:00PM. Chris welcomed everyone to the meeting and said it would be a very short meeting.

1970- 80- 90 Numerous Service manuals, Technical Bulletin Binders/serv. guild issues and technical training manuals for almost all car mechanical components. Call for needs & pricing 214-583-7277. - 1968-70 Toronado parts, including dash cluster assy, wiring harness, rear window defroster w/wiring harness & all components, many small parts for interior.

As a side note – The North Texas Oldsmobile Club received a Holiday Season card from the State Fair of Texas (Kelly Pound). This would be the first one that we have ever received in over 15 years of State Fair participation.

WANTED: 1-wheel cover/cap for my N24 option aluminum wheels on the ‘90 Custom Cruiser, photo available. Call for needs and/or pricing. John Bock - 214-583-7277 or email [email protected]

Treasurer’s Report

• 1968 Cutlass wire wheel caps $50.00 • 1964-1967 Cutlass parts. • 1967 330 Unleaded heads $350.00 • 1964-1966 330 Engine block $125.00 • 1966-1967 330 Engine block $125.00 • 1991 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser parts Front & Rear Bumper Covers, Side Body Trim, Front, Center & Third Blue Cloth Seats, Vista Glass, Rear Side Windows Complete, Drivers Door, Passenger Front & Rear Door, Tail Lamps, Rear Hatch Glass. Call for your needs. Check www.hmcoldstuff.com for a list & info on the Oldsmobiles we have for sale.

Cindy gave an update on the club’s financial position and we continue to be financially sound. Cindy announced that the current Helping Hands Fund donations are accepted at each monthly meeting. Current balance in the Helping Hands Fund is $1,773.00 Helping Hands Donations for 2015 Cindy reported that all of the Helping Hands have been paid out according to the votes of the membership.

Richard Hirsch - 1-512-924-9490 — [email protected]

NTOC Annual Christmas Party December 13, 2015 The NTOC December 2015 Christmas Party at the Cowboy’s Golf Club was a great success. A couple of folks made some wrong turns, (one onto the Golf Cart Path) but it turned out that more than 60 NTOC members attended the dinner/gift exchange party. I had the salmon dinner and it was good, others commented that both the pork and chicken were also very good. After dinner Chris presented our annual membership awards with the Spark Plug Award going to John Liconte. John is always first to show up at a car show events where he holds priority locations for the other Oldsmobiles to be on display. Thanks John, we appreciate your efforts. John Bock was awarded the Outstanding Member Award for this year. In 2015, John headed up the search for the location for the Christmas Party, he led the group at the Dallas AutoRama, and promoted the development and purchase of carpet and stanchions for future NTOC Club displays. A busy year for John, thank you. John and Patricia were in Mexico so the award will be presented at the January meeting. The R.E. Olds Award went to Mike and Cindy Payton. The always there “Go To” couple from Waxahachie. No meeting is too far away, no project is too big, and there are no bigger Oldsmobile fans than the Paytons. Well deserved!! (continued on next page) Page 4

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NOS Olds engine timing covers - $95.00 each Cutlass Sport Steering Wheel with horn button and center cap - $150 ‘66 Cutlass 442 tail light lenses & trim Used - $20 442 tail pipe trumpets - $50 350 Engine - $100 T-400 Transmission (recent rebuild) - $400 2500 Stall Converter (NEW) - $75.00 Lots of Stock Air Cleaner Housings - $50 each SSII and SSIII wheels 14X7 - $50 each SSII and SSIII wheels 15X8 - $75 each Several Olds Heads for 350 and 455 - $50 each Set of “C” Heads - $200 Front Clip sheet metal and fiberglass for 78-81 Cutlass buy all or part Two Door Shells for 78-81 Cutlass (no rust) - $200 each Lots of Shop Manuals. Call with needs. All parts are in Houston. Pat Yancey - Phone 281-456-8501 The Rocket

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For Sale/Wanted

January 2016

FOR SALE: 1964 Starfire Convertible Light Blue, Dark Top, White Vinyl Upholstery Full Mid-Tier Body, Engine Transmission Restoration - 2007, 394/V8, Rochester 4BBL Carburator, Hydramatic 180k miles, 2000 since rebuilt. Owned since 1966 Seeking serious “car-person” care and maintenance Insured $25,000 - negotiable Contact: Ed Breig - 972-238-0207 [email protected]

Date:

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Time:

Meeting starts at 2:00 pm (come early for lunch)

Place:

Sonny Bryan’s Barbecue



1251 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080



Phone: 972-664-9494

WANTED: Turbo 400 driveshaft for 1968-1972 Cutlass/442 55” long center to center with large yoke for T-400 output shaft. Contact Chris Dreiling at 214-662-2292. Service Manuals for years’35,’38,’40,’42,’43,’49,’52,’58 thru 65,’69,’73,’75, and later models, also ‘73-’75,’78 Service Guild Binders, also have some sales brochures, dealer sales books, owners manuals all in excellent condition. Other Oldsmobile memorabilia and some die cast models, 1/64, 1/25th and 1/18 scale.

N TOC Officer s 2 015/ 2 016

Call or e-mail with your wants and needs! – Bill Szelag, Bastrop, TX, 512 985-6502 - [email protected] 1955 Starfire 98 Convertible 46K original miles PStr, PBks, PW, PSeat, PAnt Pwr top, factory A/C, Spinner Hubcaps, WSW, skirts, dual exhaust, fully restored to original condition. Coral & Cream. for quick sale>$79K For more info please contact: Troy Stimson 817-343-7556 [email protected] Page 14

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President

Chris Dreiling

(972) 245-1292

[email protected]

President Elect

Javier Camba

(317) 997-4957

[email protected]

Vice President

Lawrence Dagate

(214) 348-9427

[email protected]

Treasurer/Spirit Items

Cindy Payton

(972) 938-7430

[email protected]

Secretary

Gene Crowdis

(972) 690-5470

[email protected]

Newsletter/Website

Lois Liconte

(972) 517-4580

[email protected]

Activity Director

Juju Nance

(214) 327-6699

[email protected]

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Inside this Issue President’s Trumpet............................... 2 November Meeting................................ 3 NTOC Shirt & Caps............................... 3 2015/16 Officers.................................... 3

COVER: 2016 Zone Show Meet If you would like your car or event featured in one of the monthly issues, send me a photo, your name and a brief description.

Meeting Minutes.................................... 4 For Sale/Wanted.................................... 8 Bastrop Car Show.................................. 9 State Fair Photos.................................... 10 Christmas Party..................................... 11 Sponsors................................................ 12 For Sale/Wanted.................................... 13 Fall Oldsmobile Reunion Photos............ 14 Membership Application....................... 15

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OCA Membership # if renewal

NTOC Membership # if renewal

Zip:

An NTOC member may include a spouse or immediate family member up to age 18 and can be charged no additional membership fee. The family members have access to all club benefits, but only one monthly issue of "The Rocket" is sent per family. Membership fees are not refundable.

Keep Out Front…In your Rocket Action Olds!

$32.00

Don’t forget

$18.00

this year. Contact me if interested in any one of these positions please. Don’t be bashful!!!

2 Year Membership (April to April)

write up a summary for the newsletter each month. The treasurer is not due for re election

1 Year Membership (April to April)

job. (4.) Last but not least is the secretary, attend meetings take notes and compile them and

If you prefer, NTOC can forward payment to the OCA.

this job to anyone that wants it. You will not make her feel bad if you would like to take this

State:

(3.) Newsletter editor publish the monthly newsletter. Lois Liconte would graciously give

Oldsmobiles Owned:

2017 and have to do nothing this year. (2.) Vice president fills in for president when needed.

City:

new officers taking over in April. Up for office is (1.) President Elect you will be president in

Phone:

Club elections are coming up nominations are in February and elections are in March with

E-mail:

show Hotel reservations must be made by the 22nd of this month to get the good room rate.

Address:

to volunteer to work the show please let me know so we can get you in. April is our Zone

Name:

already have our 6 car maximum lined up thanks to John Bock for this. If you would like

NEW MEMBERS: Annual dues are prorated at $1.50 per month from the month you join until April 1st.

and lots of activities for the club. The NTOC club display at the Autorama in February. We

North Texas Oldsmobile Club P.O. Box 541, Waxahachie, Texas 75168-0541

Happy New Year to all and I hope your holidays went well. January rings in a new year

North Texas Oldsmobile Club Membership Application

Presidents Trumpet January 2016

Complete all information and mail with your payment to:

The NTOC is a chapter of the O.C.A. (Oldsmobile Club of America). Each of these organizations is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all Oldsmobile products from 1897 to the present. Ownership of an Oldsmobile is not required for membership in either club. The NTOC general membership meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at a location designated in the club's monthly newsletter "The Rocket"

by Chris Dreiling

Send any articles or comments to:

Lois Liconte [email protected]

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