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2009 NorthernMAR Exposure Issue 2 A Publication of the Ohio Region’s Northern Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America

Inside this issue:

Message from the President

Message from the President


Event Flyer: Spring Tour


Feature: Spotlight on Collectibles


Feature: Deciding on 2009 National Meets


Report: Spring Tour Planning Meeting


In the News: Eggshelland


From “The Rummage Box”


More Pictures—Christmas Party


News Notes


Event Calendar


A long arduous winter has withdrawn its frigid madness. Spring envelopes its warmth and offers potential green pastures. Ah yes, that means it’s time to get those vehicles prepped, polished and fired up for another year’s activities. The Spring Tour is one of those activities and it’s coming up fast: May 1-3. As you know, we, the Northern Chapter, are hosting the event and it’s the perfect time to share with friends and fellow enthusiasts. Keep in mind, that in these times of economic uncertainty, people need to unify. As a club we have the chemistry to bring people together-- so please invite new people on the tour. Don’t forget to patronize our sponsors.

Let’s show them our gratitude for their help. Take a look at the events calendar in the back of the Newsletter. We have a variety of shared activities with other groups. If you have some new ideas please let us know. We’d love to hear from you. Hale Farm is August 23; flyers will be available soon. I look forward to seeing you at the Spring Tour and other delightful events. Enjoy the season! Enjoy! Bernie Golias

Our Sympathy on the loss of Club Member Marlys Hoover HOOVER, Marlys A. (Williams) 64 of Waynesville passed away Sat. Feb. 21, 2009 at Hospice of Dayton. Marlys was born June 17, 1944 to Clarence and Marjory Williams. She retired from the Middletown Regional Hospital in 1992 after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Waynesville and the Antique Automobile Club of America. She enjoyed water skiing, her pets, and her '61 Corvette. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Merle, and her twin sister Marcia (Gary) Jones of Carlisle. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Thurs. Feb. 25 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Waynesville. Father Raymond Kammerer celebrant. Burial Crown Hill Memorial Park, Fairfield. The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Wed. at Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home, Waynesville. If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Welcome Spring!

Northern Chapter Hosts Spring Tour May 1-3. See details on Pages 2, 5 & 10.

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Event Flyer: Spring Tour—Itinerary

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Spotlight on Collectibles: Martin Van Pedigo by Karen Hrabak-Walder, all photos by Regina Jandrey This Issue’s feature collectibles comes to us courtesy of Martin Van Pedigo, owner of Richfield Auto Center in Richfield, OH, who recently hosted Northern Chapter members at his garage for a look at a very interesting and eclectic collection.

Clockwise from Top Left: > Early “visible” gas pumps from Richfield and Mobilgas frame displays of license plates and other petroliana. > Spiders and butterflies are forever captured in these displays. (The editor wants to know if the really BIG spiders were found around here!) > Hunting trophies with plenty of antlers provide convenient hangers for lights and memorabilia. > A King Motor Analyzer in good condition appears ready to service your pre-war collector car. > Does any car collector NOT collect license plates? Plates from the USA and overseas shown in this collection. > One of several cases of pins and political buttons collected over the decades by Van Pedigo. >Authentic pedal cars are very collectible and enticing for grandkids, too. This “HotRod” pedal car looks to be in excellent condition. > Another King Analyzer tucked between an ECO Air Pump and a Richfield pump topper. Join in the fun! If you’d like to participate, contact the Editor. We’d like to know how long you have been collecting, what got you started, what your favorite piece(s) are, and any suggestions of how someone interested in your collectibles could get started.

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Special Feature: Deciding on 2009 National Meets By Karen (Hrabak) Walder; Pictures by Chuck Walder

Aaaah Spring. The time of year when thoughts turn to … AACA National Meets and the process of determining what car to take to which Meet. With a growing collection, its not always easy. But it is fun. Here’s the process that goes on in our house. STEP 1: Identify the Meets We start by looking at the schedule and determining which Meets fall within our unofficial “8-hr” drive limit from our home base outside of Cleveland, OH, Hey, we’re working people and we can’t afford to take 2days each way to drive to a Meet! So this year, 3 Meets make the grade: Charlotte, NC, Gettysburg, PA and Lebanon, TN. (Yes, Hershey technically also should be included, but its too stressful and unpredictable for us to show a car there. When its good, its very very good, but when its bad ... You all know what we’re talking about.) STEP 2: Inventory the Cars Next, we need to review the status of each of the cars. We eliminate 6 cars that are undergoing restoration or otherwise not in running condition. We also eliminate the ‘87 Vehicle & Body Style Color 1st Junior Senior Grand Buick Regal T-Type Turbo, which is not yet eligible National for AACA judging, and the ‘63 Corvette SWC, which X X is a fabulous “survivor” that we love to drive, but its 28 Model A “AR” Roadster Dawn Gray not a show car. 50 Whizzer Sportsman Red X X Service Pickup STEP 3: Narrow down the List Maroon Looking at the list, we decide to start one of the 36 Cadillac Series 70 cars into the judging process, and seek Senior certifi- 53 Cadillac Series 62 Savoy Gray cation on one other. We have at least 9 cars that have 54 Corvette Roadster Black not yet been to AACA judging. But, the ‘36 Caddy Bombay Ivory has been out the last two years getting its CCCA Pre- 56 Cameo Pickup mier, and the ‘53 Caddy is so big, we have to use the 56 Corvette Roadster Artic Blue X X open trailer, which we try to avoid on a long road trip. 58 Corvette Roadster Silver Blue The 56 Cameo just had the wiring, motor compartment and some trim redone. Still, our ‘58 is “fresh” 60 Corvette Roadster Tasco Turquoise X X X out of restoration, so it gets on the list to seek 1st Jun61 Corvette Roadster Fawn Beige X ior, and possibly Senior in 2009. Saddle Tan Our candidates for 63 Corvette Roadster Senior judging are 64 Corvette FI Roadster Irmine White just two, but we are 65 Mustang “K” code Fast- Black gun-shy about tak- back ing the ‘61. It got its 66 Corvette Roadster “Primer” X 1st Jr in the rain, 67 Camaro SS-350 Coupe Artic White and was twice hauled to Hershey only to sit in the trailer as the rain came down. We call it the rain-maker. The ‘66 “Primer” car got its 1st Junior last summer, so it goes on the list to seek its Senior. The rest will have to wait till next Season. STEP 4: Register & Prepare So with the schedule and cars in hand, we log-on to and register the car, register for judging, register for judging school, then make hotel reservations, mark off our vacation days, arrange for a cat-sitter and make the short list of things we need to do to each of the cars before the trip. Then its cleaning out and re-packing the detail bag and washing, waxing and servicing the trailer and tow vehicle. All which makes the weeks till the first Meet go a little faster. See you on the field!

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Special Report: Spring Tour Planning Meeting SPRING TOUR PLANNING MEETING Sun. February 22, 2009

with his band of merry men. We will have door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.


Sunday, May 3rd we are planning another fine car collection.

Your Northern Chapter of the Ohio Region is hosting the Ohio Region Spring Tour on May 1-3, 2009. Host hotel is the Quality Inn in Richfield. “Now is the time for all good members to come to the aid of their Northern Chapter!” The planning meeting was held at the Jandrey home for officers and committee members. In attendance were: Bernie Golias, President; Arno Schoeb, Chairman; Dave Heinrichs, V.P.; Regina Jandrey, Secretary; Betty Manolio, Treasurer; John VanAntwerp, Trustee; Bob and Jean Dreifort; Ron Manolio; Morrie & Wendy Dannenhirsh; Jack Heimovics, Grace and Rich Rymer; Rich Jandrey; and Sarah VanAntwerp. Friday, May 1st there will be an “early bird tour” to a local private farm museum. Friday evening we will have a program on the Stearns Knight ClevelandMade Automobile. Saturday, May 2nd we will travel to the Crawford Maintenance Facility for a personal tour and demonstration by Al Unhrein. We will include a snack break at this stop. Kent University Museum is our next stop where we will explore eight galleries of fashion, style, embroidery, antique glass, art, etc. We will drive by the Kent State Memorial. Lunch will be at the Twin Lakes Country Club. The afternoon plans will include a car collection and shopping. Bob Dreifort will entertain at our banquet

We invite you to attend and we look forward to your assistance during the weekend. We need our members to donate door prizes for the raffle, as well as, food items for the hospitality room. More details will be forthcoming. Call any of our Officers to volunteer or ask any questions. We need you to help us make this weekend a success. Remember we are hosting members of all of the seven Ohio Region Chapters.

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In the News: Manolio’s Eggshelland Premiers on the Big Screen The CEDAR-LEE THEATRE, known for it's world class selection of Independant films as well as the best of Hollywood Blockbusters, will be showing EGGSHELLAND, the first feature film documentary produced by CANDLEJUMP PRODUCTIONS. Please join us for the world premiere on Friday April 17 or Saturday April 18 at 7:00pm. Watch the trailer in "high quality" on youtube at: CLICK 'watch it in high quality' (just below and to the right of the video). Visit the website at To all my dear friends..... This is very exciting for finally have the opportunity to see our own movie on the big silver screen. I am asking everyone I know to PLEASE support our film by buying a ticket and COMING to see our movie. I hope to see you there. Tickets can be purchased beginning March 1 at: Just a tiny taste of more than 50 years of media attention from around the world and our own front yard includes...The Today Show, CNN, Montel, Food Network, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Ashi News (Japanese International Newspaper), Country Living Magazine, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Cleveland Press, The Sun Newspapers, The Akron Beacon Journal, Canton Repository...

Welcome to Eggshelland. THE DOCUMENTARY. “Eggshelland” is the story of Ron and Betty Manolio, and their unique 52-year family tradition - an inspiring, colorful, quirky and poignant display of art and obsession. Celebrating Easter and Spring in their own unique way every year, the Manolios have brought joy to generations of Midwesterners waking from a long, gray winter. But “Eggshelland” is more than a suburban lawn display. It's a beautiful, funny, s trange and emotional story of the many lives that have been touched, the never-ending joy of childhood in the Spring, and the resounding contentment of a life well lived.

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From the Rummage Box By Sharon Lee, AACA President It’s unbelievable how fast this year has gone. Our regions and chapters have done a phenomenal job of hosting Meets and Tours. Hershey week was exciting as usual and probably the most perfect weather of any in recent memory. This article was initially written to be included in a fall issue, but never went to press. I will try to update since my last note in the spring/summer edition of the Rummage Box. After our spring meet in Cumberland, we had the Sentimental Tour in Hickory, NC, a meet in Hastings, Nebraska, a Central Divisional Tour originating in Minot, North Dakota, the Eastern Divisional Tour in The Berkskires, Massachusetts, Central Fall Meet in Mason City, Iowa, the Glidden Tour hosted this year by VMCCA in LaCrosse, WI, the Western Fall Meet in San Diego, CA, the Eastern Fall Meet in Hershey, PA, the Reliability Tour in Chattanooga, TN and the last event of the year, the 20th anniversary of the Founders Tour held in Easley, SC, 15 miles from my home and hosted by my local region, SC Region AACA. As I stated earlier, there have been quite a few activities for everyone to enjoy in 2008. If you were active this year, I’m sure you will agree there has been a phenomenal amount of work by everyone to host events for our members to enjoy. I was able to represent AACA as president for 2008 at all events except two meets and one tour. Executive Vice President Randy Rutherford represented me in Mason City, Iowa and San Diego, CA meets. Randy has attended every meet for the last six years except one and that was because his flight was cancelled and he was unable to schedule another. Joanna Cooper represented me for the Glidden Tour® in LaCrosse, WI. Joanna was able to attend every meet and every tour this year and several other events with regions and chapters. One of my goals this year was to let the membership know that the board is elected by the membership to serve the membership and we want and need your input on how to make our organization even better to continue growth for car enthusiasts to enjoy our hobby.

I had encouraged the board to be very active letting everyone know we are available to our members. A new mission statement was adopted at the fall board meeting: “America’s premier resource for the collectible vehicle community”. When looking at our world class AACA Museum, the most extensive collection of automotive literature in our AACA Library and Research Center, and the national activities of AACA, it is easy to see why we can state that we are the premier resource. The Rummage Box is just another tool to let everyone know what is going on in AACA. We see a lot of the articles reprinted from the Rummage Box in your newsletters. The newsletter editors need to let us know what material would be helpful for their members to read. At the membership roundtable in Melbourne, Florida, we were asked once again when you would be able to pay for meets and tours online with a credit card. I had instructed our Executive Director to expedite this and was assured it would happen in 2008. We have worked with our regions and chapters who were hosting our 2008 events to coordinate online payments. Though the entire process did not get completed in 2008, you are able to go online and pay for the judges breakfast with a credit card. We are looking forward to this computer program being completed in the early part of 2009. We will continue the four free AACA memberships to each region and chapter in good standing to entice new members never belonging to AACA to join your region, with the hopes that once they see all the fun and benefits of belonging, they will renew year after year. Remember: Headquarters is staffed for your convenience to address any questions or concerns, and the AACA directors are listed in the front of Antique Automobile and on our website at Watch for many more exciting things throughout the year as we enjoy this great hobby together. Better yet—become involved and be an active member—AACA wants and needs you.

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More Pictures from the 2008 Holiday Party Photos by Bernie Golias

Clockwise from Top: Lee Wolff and Dave Heinricks pause in their discussions about touring in pre-war vehicles. Bob & Rosemary Lichty and Bill Snyder discuss the state of the collector car market. Al Ferrara finds himself at the center of the ladies circle, with Karen (Hrabak) Walder, Sarah Golias & Dawn Heinricks. Karen & Al share a laugh.

Northern Chapter Officers 2009 Bernie Golias, President:

Regina Jandrey, Secretary:

Emily Gerken, Trustee:

phone: 330/483-4110 email:

phone: 330/659-4637 email:

phone: 440/247-6171 email:

Dave Heinrichs, Vice President:

Betty Manolio, Treasurer:

John VanAntwerp, Trustee:

phone: 440/236-3893 email:

phone: 440/442-6061 email:

phone: 440/287-6857 email:

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News Notes As told to Karen Hrabak-Walder Our Sympathy to ...


Thanks to West Peterson for his insight into Ohio License Plates Connie M. Schoeb (nee Mason) age 86, beloved wife of Regarding "waffle" license plates. The information you Arno; loving mother of John Heintel (Terri) and Susan printed about them is incorrect. In addition to 1950, Busta (Jim); beloved grandmother of Jack, Chris, Erin and Ohio used them for 1948 and 1949. Also, nine other Great-grandmother of three. Mass of Christian Burial states used the waffle license plates between 1947-51. Weds., Feb. 11, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Interment Ohio Western Reserve National Ceme- One of the world's finest authorities on all license tery, Rittman, OH. Visitation Tues., 6 to 8 p.m. at the plates lives very close to you. Jim Fox, who was the Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Road, Parma, OH "James" in the 1960s-70s rock band "The James Gang," (between Snow & Ridge). In lieu of flowers, donations to featuring Joe Walsh for a while. He told me once that the American Heart Assoc. To offer condolences and sign Walsh would come back from some exotic countries and guestbookplease visit Please sign the would usually give Jim a license plate from his guest book at travels. West Arno Schoeb on the passing of Connie, his wife.

And to the family of Jack Basom. Jack was a fine man, a gentleman in the "old world" sense of the word, and a dedicated old car enthusiast - especially Cadillacs. He will be missed. Faith Eisenberg's father, Jerome Dorris, recently passed away. We extend our sympathy to Faith and Dean Eisenberg and Family. We also extend our good wishes to Faith for continued recovery from her recent health problems.

Congratulations to ‌ Dave Buehler on his marriage.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Ken Kovach 15302 Marlene Ave . Cleveland, OH 44135 (216)-267-9733

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! James G. and Donna Kiehl 1366 Lakeland Ave. Akron, OH 44320 330/864-3137 Do You Have An Antique That You Would Like To Have Appraised?? Richfield Historical Society, 3907 Broadview Road, Richfield, OH, is repeating their Antique Road Show on Saturday, April 4th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We recommend that you bring your item promptly at 11 a.m. to give the appraiser ample time to peruse the items. The Show will be held next door at Richfield Fellowship Hall. You may bring one or two antiques to be praised. Sue Marochinno is well known in the Akron area for her appraisals and archival advice. Cost is $5.00 for each appraisal. Donna Cardwell will also be on hand to appraise your antique linens. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, call Regina Jandrey at 330/659-4637.

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Local Collector & Restorer Earn Class Win at Amelia Island Concours Congratulations go out to James Stecker of Pepper Pike, OH and his 1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace for a Class Win at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The Jordan, thought to be the only one of this Model extant, was expertly restored by club member Jim Capaldi of Capaldi Enterprises in Mentor, OH. Numerous stories on the Jordan, its enthusiastic owner and the beautiful restoration by Capaldi have appeared in print and on-line at the links below:

HELP WANTED: SPRING TOUR May 1-3 Hosting and Parking Help Door Prize Donations Hospitality Room Donations

Old Cars Weekly: You Tube: ned_jordans_car_company_failed.html

The Concours, founded by Bill Warner, is held on the fabulous greens of the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton Resort each March and has raised over $1,000,000 for the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Congratulations to Stecker and Capaldi and thank you for preserving this important part of Cleveland automotive history!

Hospitality Room Help Call Arno - 330/659-9581 Or Morrie – 216/595-1930 Or Bernie – 330/483-4110 THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE!

AACA Northern Exposure  

Newsletter of the Northern Chapter AACA, Ohio Region. Karen (Hrabak) Walder, Editor