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SPRING 2015

VOLUME 11 / ISSUE 1

OPENROAD 2 0 1 4 Milestones Annual Report


Presenting Sponsor

Official

Providers

The Place to Race


Major Sponsor Recognition


F E A T U R E S

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f e a t ur e :

THE SOCIAL SIDE OF ACM

In addition to our mission of vehicle preservation and exhibition, your ACM is a very sociable place.

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A U T O B I O G R A PHY :

1963 Thunderbird SPORTS ROADSTER

Donated by Nancy LeMay, this strikingly shaped beauty provides a case study in emotionally targeted design.

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G U E S T EDIT O R I A L :

JAMES GARNER’S MOTORING LIFE

DEP A R T M ENT S

5 Behind the wheel

A report from David Madeira, ACM President & CEO

6 IN THE HEADLIGHTS 19th Hole 7 ALONG FOR THE RIDE Random musings by the managing editor of OpenRoad

Automotive journalist and author Matt Stone completes his three book homage to Hollywood’s consummate car guys.

8 signpost Late breaking news & items of interest

Barrett-Jackson photographs by Deni Sullivan

9 ACM store Perfect gifts for all occasions

8 DOWN THE ROAD Happenings worth saving the date

9 Recently READ Interesting and informative car themed books 15 ON EXHIBIT New exhibits gracing our galleries 16 FUEL FOR THE FUTURE Special friends of ACM 17 Fuel for thought Financial advice for car enthusiasts 18 ROAD WELL TAKEN Arizona’s Apache Trail 26 MEMBERSHIP Highlighting perks of membership 27 EDUCATION AT ACM Learning opportunities for all ages 28 HAGERTY EDUCATION PROGRAM Preserve the past, build the future 29 Milestones annual report Recognizing those who help ‘fuel’ the exhibits, events and programs that make ACM special OPENROAD 3


Major Sponsor Recognition


LeMay– AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM

President & CEODavid Madeira

BEHIND THE WHEEL WHEN WE FIRST PROMOTED THE IDEA OF “AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM” OVER A DECADE AGO,WE PROMISED TO BE SOMETHING SPECIAL, SOMETHING UNIQUE. WE SAID WE’D GO BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL NOTION OF A CAR MUSEUM—CARS SITTING IN CHRONOLOGICALLY ORDERED DISPLAYS, FEW, IF ANY, ANCILLARY EVENTS AND A MEMBERSHIP BASE LIMITED TO THE IMMEDIATE AREA.

THE NETWORK OF ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW ACROSS THE COUNTRY ...

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e promised to “be at the center of the car culture, ”to“create a social network for enthusiasts” and to be a “gathering place” where America’s love affair with the car is celebrated. We’ve kept our word.

Our ever changing exhibits, varied club facilities and rich array of events continue to draw visitors from all 50 states and 45 countries. We’ve instituted a year-round schedule of social activities designed to attract different interest groups at a variety of price points. Drive The Blues Away, Wheels & Heels Annual Gala, Cars & Cigars, Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The Meet at ACM and Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance are diverse events sharing a common theme, the “celebration of American automotive culture.” Throughout the summer, ACM’s Cruise-Ins, Drive-In Movie series, Microcar Show and Wine and Wheels road tour expand those offerings for car clubs, families and enthusiasts. The network of activities and opportunities for members continues to grow across the country and even internationally. Our Wine and Wheels Tour, Arizona 500 experience, track days and custom trips to events such as the Rolex

Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, New York International Auto Show, Scottsdale Club Auto Gathering and Indy 500 provide a breadth of experiences that attract members from across the country. Gone is the notion that if you don’t live near a museum it doesn’t make sense to join. ACM’s active programs and expanding Club Auto chapters challenge the notion that geography is a limiting factor on membership. We now have 5,000 members from 35 states and a number of foreign countries… and we’re growing! Let’s face it, in and of themselves cars are quite fascinating… historically, technically, aesthetically, they check all the boxes. Beyond all that, they act as a catalyst to bring people together, both literally and figuratively. We recognize the ‘social’ power cars exert. Moreover, we celebrate it and we capitalize on it to your advantage. No matter the time of year, there is always something happening at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. See you here soon!

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IN THE HEADLIGHTS

Karl Anderson, Chairman Concrete Technology Corporation Tacoma, Washington Neal Arntson, President Albina Fuel Company Vancouver, Washington John Barline, Attorney Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC Tacoma, Washington Dale Bloomquest, Enthusiast Seattle, Washington Stephen Boone, Enthusiast and Collector Olympia, Washington Nicola Bulgari, Vice Chairman BVLGARI S.p.A. New York, New York Richard (Rick) B. Davis, President Standard Parts Corporation Tacoma, Washington John C. Dimmer, President FIRS Management, LLC Lakewood, Washington Art Fischer, President & General Manager NAPA Auto Parts Latham, New York Dawn Fisher, CEO MFD Classic Motors Instructor and vintage car driver Traverse City, Michigan Larry Gordon Gordon Trucking Pacific, Washington McKeel Hagerty, CEO Hagerty Traverse City, Michigan Tom Hedges, Co-owner Hedges Family Estate Seattle, Washington George Ingle, President/General Manager The Ingle Company Tacoma, Washington Doug LeMay, Vice President LeMay Investments LLC Tacoma, Washington Nancy LeMay, CEO LeMay Investments LLC Tacoma, Washington David Lowe Madeira, President/CEO LeMay– AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Tacoma, Washington Keith Martin, Publisher Sports Car Market Portland, Oregon

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U.S. Open 19th HOLE

June 15~21 / 5~8pm Visit ACM during this special week leading up to Father’s Day and the start of summer! Your U.S. Open “19th Hole” ticket covers Museum admission, a complimentary beverage and a commemorative gift. A cash bar and appetizing light bites will also be on hand. In addition, check out the special golf cart display on the Anderson Plaza... after all, they too have wheels and motors.

Hoods Up for Father’s Day

June 16~24

We’ll be celebrating dad’s special day by popping the hoods on 100 collection cars. The engines on view will be carefully chosen to provide an interesting variety of size and type. It’ll be your chance to impress the kids by tossing out terms like, “SOHC, DOHC, dry-sump, ram-air and Hemi.”

James Gary May, Owner, President Hopewell Land Partners LLC, Winter Haven, Florida B. Corry McFarland, President Cedar Management Company Fife, Washington Paul E. Miller, Senior VP/COO LeMay– AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Tacoma, Washington Michael J. Phillips, Chairman Altaira Wealth Management Geneva, Switzerland Manfred Scharmach, CEO and President Scharmach Enterprises BMW Northwest, Northwest Mini, Seattle Mini, NW Pre-owned Center Fife, Washington Bill Sterud, Vice Chairman Puyallup Tribal Council Tacoma, Washington William T. Weyerhaeuser, Director/Chairman Columbia Bank Tacoma, Washington James M. Will, President Titus-Will Enterprises, Inc. Olympia, Washington

OPENROAD PUBLICATION CREDITS Managing Editor & Head Writer Walt Tomsic, Tomsic Sullivan Design

Guest Editor, Matt Stone Journalist, Author, Broadcaster

Professor Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University, Walt is a confirmed “car nut.” He started with a ‘53 Austin-Healey 100 in high school and continued through a procession of Triumphs, an Alfa Romeo, a Shelby GT-350, three ‘60s vintage ‘Pagoda’ SLs, a Beck 356 and a couple of E-types. His current ride is a 1955 Austin-Healey 100.

Matt Stone is a man who wears many hats. A prolific author (ten books to his credit), TV commentator and respected automotive journalist, Matt has been a professional writer and photographer for 25 years. He is the former editor of Motor Trend Classic and an analyst for the SPEED/FOX SPORTS TV broadcast of the Barrett-Jackson auction.

Art Direction & Graphic Design Deni Sullivan, Tomsic Sullivan Design Deni has a BFA in graphic design from Pacific Lutheran University and has operated her own design business for over 30 years. Passionate for sports cars, she has owned several throughout the years including a ‘64 TR4 Sebring, a ‘72 TR6, and a 1979 Porsche. Her current ride is an ‘08 Special Edition Miata. 6 OPENROAD

Michael Craft ACM Official Photographer Special thanks to Advertising Photographer Michael Craft for creating many of the beautiful images printed in OpenRoad. MichaelCraftPhotography.com


STEERING COMMITTEE Rod Alberts, Executive Director North American International Auto Show Troy, Michigan Thomas L. Bryant VP/Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Road & Track (retired) Bainbridge, Washington

If you’re into cars, there’s a fair chance your travel plans are often designed to put you at or near car related events. For us, Las Vegas has to be either late September (BarrettJackson) or early November (SEMA). Our mid-summer revolves around impromptu tours with our local vintage sports car ‘unclub’ and ACM’s terrific calendar of car and motorcycle events. January is ‘auction-fest-o-rama’ time in Scottsdale… a sensory tsunami that tests even my capacity to absorb vehicular input. We even hit what has to be one of the world’s biggest Saturday cruise-ins at the Pavilions on Indian Bend Road. This year Deni and I did something a little different. We decided to point the rental KIA west on I-10 and visit some friends in Palm Desert… car stuff not part of the plan. So, what did we do? Ferret out car stuff of course. Funny how that works out. First of all, we discovered that in Palm Desert-La QuintaRancho Mirage-Palm Springs, CA, MBs and Bentleys are like belly buttons… very, very, very nice belly buttons. 911s are rental cars. Our little Optima might as well of had a Klingon cloaking device. I don’t think they register on human optic

nerves down there. People were walking into it in parking lots. Okay, I made that last part up, but you get the point. In addition to the general “Oh look, it’s a…” up-scale level of traffic flow, our friends turned us on to two little gems you need to be aware of next time you’re there during the winter season. The first is El Paseo from Larkspur Lane to Ocotillo Drive on a Friday or Saturday night. Get there by 4pm, grab a table at a sidewalk café and prepare for an amazing non-organized, non-official cruise-by… everything from rods and Veyrons to SLRs and XK120s. The second gem is a Saturday cruise-in at College of the Desert. Again, all manner of cars were represented— a strong contingent of tuners, a few low riders, tons of muscle and a fair number of oil-slinging Brits—including the first 1968 Jag powered “Cougar” I’ve ever seen (see photo). What made this event especially interesting was the Godzilla of street fairs going on adjacent to the car show… row after row of every type and kind of street fair thingy and gizmo one can imagine. Needless to say, after snapping a few cars, Deni was drawn to the fair like an Eloi to a Morlock cave… and yes,… as was I.

Sandra Button, Chairperson Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Carmel, California Gill Campbell, CEO Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California John J. Carlson, CEO National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corp. Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada Rick Eagen, Partner/Controller AAA Interstate Transportation, LLC Evergreen, Colorado Rod Egan, Worldwide Auctioneers Kirkland, Washington Robert Falleur, Owner and Collector Bob’s Toys, Rods and Restorations Milwaukie, Oregon Mark Gessler, President Historic Vehicle Association Potomac, Maryland Alan Grant, Principal LARGEarchtitecture Los Angeles, California Gerald Greenfield, Chief Judge Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance Presented by AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Lake Tapps, Washington Ken Gross, Automotive Journalist Guest Curator, AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Purceville, Virginia Paul Hageman, Automobile Enthusiast Kirkland, Washington Peter Hageman, Founder Suite 200 Automobile Collection Santa Barbara, California Paul Ianuario, Executive Director BMW Museum Reidville, South Carolina Rock Jenkins Agency Administration Leader State Farm Insurance Tacoma, Washington John Lyons, CEO Hartford Land Ventures, LLC West Hartford, Connecticut

TOP: Elmo in a hotrod greets people at the Pavilions cruise-in, LEFT: 1968 E-type Jaguar powered Cougar at the Palm Desert cruise-in, RIGHT: Shelby’s first race car (1949 MG TC) hammered at $539K at Barrett-Jackson.

Al McEwan, Founder Suite 200 Automobile Collection Kirkland, Washington Bruce Meyer, Enthusiastic Collector Beverly Hills, California Glenn Mounger, Former Chairman Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Bainbridge Island, Washington Michael T. Phillips, Financial Consultant AXA-Advisors Seattle, Washington

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Peter Brock

Car Designer, Writer and Photographer

Thomas L. Bryant

Editor Emeritus, Road & Track

McKeel Hagerty CEO, Hagerty

Sandra Button

Chairman, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Bill Warner

Chairman, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Keith Martin

Publisher, Sports Car Market

Jay Leno Website Host

Collector & Enthusiast

Lyn St. James Racer, Collector & Enthusiast

Subscription to OpenRoad triannual magazine published by LeMay – America’s Car Museum® is a benefit of Bronze Key Driver membership and above. LeMay – America’s Car Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A portion of your gift towards membership and sponsorship are tax deductible. Museum Administration: David Lowe Madeira, President & CEO | Paul Miller, Senior Vice President & COO Dean Carrell, VP for Institutional Advancement | Valerie O’Shea, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO Dominic Dobson, National Club Auto Director | Keith Flickinger, Curator of the Collection | Scot Keller, Curator of Exhibitry | Diane Fitzgerald, National Director– Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum

Candida Romanelli, President Romanelli Event Services Frisco, Texas Richard Rurak, President Inos Inc Plymouth, Michigan Lyn St. James, President/Founder LSJ Enterprises Phoenix, Arizona Bill Warner, Chairman Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Jacksonville, Florida Todd Wells, General Manager Global Marketing Operations, Microsoft Redmond, Washington John Weymer, Media Relations Puyallup Tribe of Indians Fife, Washington Hans Wurl Vintage Racing Motors, Inc. Sammamish, Washington

Please Address Correspondence to LeMay – America’s Car Museum/OpenRoad, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 Phone: 253.779.8490 Toll Free: 877.902.8490 Fax: 253.779.8499 Website: www.americascarmuseum.org Not all of the automobiles depicted in OpenRoad are part of the ACM Collection. Some of the photographs were chosen in order to illustrate or enliven a featured story while others were selected purely for their artistic merit.

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SIGNPOSTS Manfred Scharmach Joins Board of Directors Manfred Scharmach has become the latest addition to the Board of Directors of your AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. Scharmach is the CEO & President of Scharmach Enterprises which is comprised of BMW Northwest, Northwest MINI, Seattle MINI and Northwest Pre-Owned Center. Family owned and operated since 1968, BMW Northwest is the only family owned BMW Dealership in WA State and one of the oldest BMW dealerships in the nation.

ACM Continues to Garner Awards In November, ACM finished ahead of 74 other museums to earn the title of “Best Museum in Western Washington,” according to KING 5 NBC. The latest accolades come from USA Today, which has named us as one of the 10 best museums in the Seattle metropolitan area. USA Today said ACM is one of the “hottest”museums in the Pacific Northwest. It added that ACM’s Signature Events, such as June’s “Wheels & Heels

Chrysler 300G Sale at Barrett-Jackson Benefits A portion of the proceeds from the sale of a matching numbers (option code 281) 1961 Chrysler 300G at this year’s BarrettJackson auction in Scottsdale will help support the mission of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. The striking red 300G hammered at $220,000.00, a strong result for this exceptional car. No matching numbers Code 281 car had ever

DOWNTHEROAD In 2002 Scharmach competed for and won the rights for the first MINI store in the state. Established in Tacoma, Northwest MINI was followed by Seattle MINI in 2009. Scharmach held the position of Chairman for the National MINI Dealer Council in 2012 – 2014. He is the president of the Puget Sound dealer advertising group for BMW and is an active member in two quarterly NCM 20 groups for both BMW and MINI. A 35-year resident of Pierce County, Scharmach currently lives in Lakewood, WA. An avid BMW collector, he recently completed his SCCA racing certification and is building a PRO 3 race car. Manfred will bring a wealth of management and automotive expertise to our Board.

Annual Gala” and August’s “Cars & Cigars,“ with tastings from Tacoma’s El Gaucho restaurant and Montecristo cigars, present an atmosphere “oozing with innovation and indulgence.” ACM also destination designed to engage younger audiences and the young at heart. “That AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM earned a spot on USA Today’s list of the 10 Best Museums in Seattle shows that our hard work is continuing to pay off in connecting with and captivating our visitors,” said David Madeira, ACM president and CEO. “We see our positioning as an enveloping cultural experience instead of just another stationary car museum, constantly rolling out new ideas and exhibits. That’s what sets us apart.” traded publicly prior to the sale and only two such examples are proven to exist. A frame-off restoration was completed in October 2014. It provides an excellent example of one of the many ways you can support ACM by donating a collector car for auction. Contact Renee Crist, ACM collection manager at vehicledonations@americascarmuseum.org for more information about donating an auction appropriate vehicle. As a fund-raising professional for over two decades, Mr. Carrell has enjoyed developing relationships with individuals and organizations to help achieve their institutional missions and charitable goals. United Way of Pierce County, United Way of King County, Oregon Episcopal School, The Bush School, and his alma mater, Seattle Pacific University have all benefited from Carrell’s energy and expertise.

Dean Carrell Named VP for Institutional Advancement We are both proud and pleased to welcome Dean Carrell to the leadership team of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. Keeping ACM thriving into the future is an important responsibility. Dean Carrell brings an impressive track record of success to that crucial management role. 8 OPENROAD

Dean has a successful track record with annual giving, events, constituent relations, volunteer management, donor stewardship, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. These experiences have also provided benefits in volunteer capacities with the Association of Fund-raising Professionals, Advancement Northwest, PCC Farmland Trust, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and most recently University Tutors for Seattle Schools. He is the father of two sons, and enjoys spending time with friends, open-water swimming, surfing, running, skiing, and watching soccer. Welcome aboard Dean!

April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7 If Cars Could Talk: Brown Bag Lunch Series ACM Campus April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 Cruise-In at ACM ACM Campus April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18 Family STEM Days ACM Campus May 2 Hagerty presents Ladies Car Care Clinic Club Auto Kirkland May 16, July 21, Aug. 13 & 29, Sept. 17 Take a Spin ACM Campus June 16-24 Hoods Up for Father’s Day ACM Campus June 17 Member Double Discount Day ACM Campus June 26 Wheels & Heels Annual Gala ACM Campus June 27, July 11, August 8, August 29 Drive-In Movies Haub Family Field July 10 American Muscle Exhibit Exclusive Member Preview ACM Campus July 19 Microcar Show ACM Campus August 1 Cars & Cigars ACM Campus Member Benefit/Discount Applies

For more information, visit the ACM website “Events” link at www.americascarmuseum.org.

ROADSIDEASSISTANCE Dominic Dobson National Club Auto Director Laurie Humphrey Annual Giving and Membership Manager Jeff Keys Guest Services Manager Debbie Kray Education Manager Renee Crist Collection Manager Ashley Bice Marketing and Communications Manager Contact ACM Administrative Office 253-779-8490 or info@americascarmuseum.org


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The Limit – Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit by Michael Cannell

Ann Taintor You’ve seen her products, the funny, subversive cards and magnets and other goods that juxtapose wry text against vintage images of idealized women from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s… Now you can get your fill of womanly wit here at ACM. Come check out our new line of Ann Taintor Collectibles. Vintage Cocktail Shaker - $26.99 Assorted Juice Glasses - $6.29 Kitchen Towels - $12.59 Mini Party Trays - $6.29 Clutch Bags - $19.79 And more…

The racing career of Phil Hill, America’s first Grand Prix Champion, is the plot thread that stitches this complex, and fascinating tale together. The book does not shy away from Hill’s quirks, fears and insecurities or the carnage he and the other driver’s faced every time they wedged themselves into cars purpose built for speed and precious little pilot safety. The inclusion of Hill’s chief rival, Wolfgang Von Trips and major antagonist, Enzo Ferrari give the book added depth and texture. It’s well researched, smoothly written, riveting and highly recommended. —2011, Hachette Book Group Go Like Hell – Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans by A.J. Baime This is another one of those “we’ll never see anything like this again” stories. Henry Ford II vs. Enzo Ferrari… co-starring Carroll Shelby, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill (again) and a bunch of Italian drivers whose names all end in the letter “i”—how could you possibly go wrong with a book like this? You can’t, it’s great. It’s the stuff of myth and legend—one of automotive history’s epic struggles between two egos so gargantuan Hercules vs. the Hydra would be on the under card. Oh, and as was the case in The Limit, Il Commendatore Enzo does not come off well… at all! It’s another enthusast’s ‘must read.’ —2010, Mariner Books

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THE SOCIAL SIDE OF ACM You might as well think of ACM as a multi-faceted object—a sort of truncated dodecahedron (in addition to being really cool sounding, these amazing things have 32 distinct sides). Certain of our facets are strictly about cars, their preservation and presentation. Other facets of the Museum focus on the various aspects of education: for school children, adults and families. Then, there is the social side of ACM. When you hear the term “car culture,” what comes to mind? If you answered “cars and people doing various things with cars,” you’re on the right track. Now if you expand that to include all manner of people having fun in the company of cars, you’ve nailed it. From the beginning, AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM was envisioned as being not only a center of car culture and a gathering place for enthusiasts, but a community resource as well...a place that would enrich the educational and social life of the region.

To the question, why should a car museum even host social events, we answer with an unequivocal—why not? ACM is an architectural jewel, a showpiece for the city of Tacoma and the entire Northwest. In addition to our auto-centric spaces, the Museum was designed to function in accord with all manner of social gatherings, from intimate family/friends only celebrations to black tie galas and corporate events catering to a guest list of hundreds. In other words, we’re purpose-built to be sociable.

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Let’s face it, winter in the Great Northwest can certainly use a little sparkle…a little ‘jazzing up.’ That’s exactly the thinking behind “Drive the Blues Away.” ACM’s Showcase Gallery literally sparkled as more than 350 party goers descended on the Museum to celebrate this, the first but by no means last, “DTBA.”

Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating “facet” of ACM, beginning with our newest and most recently celebrated signature event, “Drive the Blues Away.”

The evening’s revelries, sponsored by Emerald Queen Casino, featured gourmet light bites, samples from local distilleries and breweries and live blues performances by Little Bill & the Blue Notes, Kim Archer Band and James King & the Southsiders. Thanks to a new partnership with Gibson Brands, guests also had the opportunity to “test drive” acoustic and electric Gibson guitars and enter for a chance to win a one year pass to the Gibson private performance showroom in downtown Seattle. Drive the Blues Away is destined to become ACM’s yearly kick off social event. Look for DTBA2 to brighten the night next February… just when you need it most. When the exact date and time are determined, you’ll receive an invitation. Information will also be posted on the “Events” link of the Museum’s website and posted in OpenRoad.

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Wheels & Heels Annual Gala The themes may change from year to year, what doesn’t change is the excitement level.

Guests at ACM galas can expect cocktails, a gourmet dinner, dancing and an auction loaded with enticing items and experiences. Thus far ACM’s gala evenings have raised a total of over $1.2 million to support our menu of ever expanding programs and exhibits. We hosted our first gala evening back in September, 2011. Aptly named “Hard Hat & High Heels,” the event provided an evening of elegant whimsy as guests were encouraged to come decked out crew gear. Not fully completed, the work in progress Museum provided a preview of things to come… the Grand Opening in June 2012. The first gala to apply the “Wheels & Heels” label took place on June 1, 2013. Subtitled “Jazz!,” the event celebrated post-war style in cars, fashion and music. Once again, period dress was encouraged… think Lana Turner meets Gregory Peck. June 7, 2014 saw the Showcase Gallery morph into a “CARnivale” Rio-style as Samba rhythms drifted through the Museum while outside the night sky exploded with a stunning fireworks display.

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Next up on June 26, “Kentucky Derby, A Celebration of Horsepower.” Guests will enjoy live Bluegrass music and mint juleps while placing bets on the best Derby hat. In addition to splendid gourmet cuisine and an extraordinary silent and live auction, you can purchase a raffle rose and experience another fabulous fireworks display. See page 14 for more information. Get your tickets now, it’s almost post time.


Cars & Cigars These are not just any cars—or cigars for that matter. This unique event on the Museum’s Anderson Plaza is known for sporting the finest of both. “C & C” is a mix of resort casual attire, congenial conversation, tasty lite bites by El Gaucho Tacoma and of course, the Preferred Cigar of AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM— Montecristo. The live music is as relaxed as a summer evening on Puget Sound. It all happens this upcoming August 1. Space is limited, purchase your tickets soon.

Dinner d’Elegance

A Concours d’Elegance deserves an equally elegant dining experience. The Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance isn’t confined to a single day’s presentation, judging and award ceremony. The event encompasses three days of road tours, participant receptions and a formal “Dinner d’Elegance” during which the new Master Collectors exhibit is unveiled. The PNWC is a pinnacle event on the Museum’s social calendar attracting the finest collector cars... and car collectors.

It should be noted, the social side of the Museum isn’t limited to its “signature events.” From car club and family oriented gatherings to member exclusive exhibit previews, casual Cruise-Ins and four-star road tours, your ACM hosts numerous opportunities to enjoy old friends and make new ones. We encourage you take advantage of all the social occasions America’s Car Museum offers throughout the year. Far left: Each Wheels & Heels Annual Gala features its own unique theme, dress and decor. Top left: Spectacular fireworks displays have become a Wheels & Heels crowd favorite Bottom left: Sumptuous fare is always on the menu at ACM’s Annual Gala.

Top: “Cars & Cigars”­­—cool rides, fine cigars, tasty bites and smooth music Middle: Popping the hood and kicking back at a Thursday Cruise-In / Family events always bring big smiles Bottom: The Ford F-Series member exclusive exhibit preview

Photos : Ford F-Series - Lobban Photography, Wheels & Heels Annual Gala - Saga City Media, Cars & Cigars - Pettepiece Photography, Wine & Wheels Tour - Deni Sullivan OPENROAD 13


ON EXHIBIT

Cars cycle in and out of the exhibits. Actual vehicles on display may vary.

FROM AESTHETICALLY STUNNING CLASSICS TO BRUTALLY EFFICIENT TRACK CARS

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ord F-Series trucks have been beloved by enthusiasts and customers for decades. The F-Series has proven to be the most enduring and successful line of vehicles Ford has produced in its history. Since 1948, there have been 12 generations of this highly praised line of trucks with numerous special edition models added along the way. The 13th generation was launched in 2014 at the New York International Auto Show. Its features, innovations and design will help this treasured vehicle retain its long-standing place as America’s favorite truck. The “Truck that Grew Up with America” exhibit tells the story of the Ford F-Series and its evolution from a utilitarian work implement to a fully appointed luxury vehicle, one equally suited to both workplace and recreational setting. The exhibit tells the story of all thirteen iterations of the F-Series with imagery and props illustrating how the model has evolved with the changing lifestyles and needs of American

society. It showcases examples of each truck in the series as well as the special editions that have garnered such outstanding loyalty among its owners. To place the F-Series in a cultural context, three “Windows in Time” set pieces have been created. They illustrate and reinforce the Truck that Grew Up with America theme by drawing a comparison between the historical period and the F-Series designs of that era. In addition to the 21 Ford F-Series trucks, the exhibit has a number of elements designed to enhance the telling of the truck’s story. These include a thirty-five foot video wall adjacent to the entry of the exhibit. The wall’s four video monitors run individual films. ACM has worked with Ford’s Media Archives to acquire a wide selection of highquality photography and film to use in the creation of the videos.

Ford F-Series Photos – Lobban Photography

FORD F-SERIES: THE TRUCK THAT GREW -UP WITH AMERICA

“Widows in Time”: 1946 through the 50’s The beginning 1960’s – A period of dynamic cultural change Late 1990’s – When the line between a work truck and a luxury car became blurred Vehicles: 20 trucks from 1948 to present Exhibit runs until June 2015

New Exhibit: Vintage Station Wagons in the Route 66 Gallery... on view now and throughout the summer, Future Exhibit: July 11 “American Muscle Rivals to the End” See how all major U.S. automakers joined in on the muscle car mania of the 60s and early 70s.


FUEL FOR THE FUTURE

Special Friends of the Museum

“My interest in cars started when I was a boy living in Los Angeles in the 1950’s. My father worked for one of the largest Ford dealerships in the area. He always drove a beautiful new Ford convertible. The 50’s in Southern California was the time when custom cars and hot rods were becoming popular. One Saturday I went to work with my Dad. While he was in his office, I went out in back of the dealership where the

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teve was amazed by the Lincoln’s imposing size, beauty and, relative to other cars, unusual design. He was told it belonged to one of the company’s owners. That first meeting with the Lincoln and the impression it made was to stick with him.

After moving to Olympia, Washington when Steve was 15, the family purchased the Ford dealership. Boone worked there after school and during the summers. After graduating from Central Washington University and spending a year in Seattle as a banker, he and his wife moved to Olympia where Steve started a career in the Ford business. Steve recalls that time, “My love for cars continued. I couldn’t wait to get to the shop to spend time with people and cars.” Steve’s second career was as a Harley-Davidson dealer, also in Olympia. Following the sale of Boone Ford in 2000, he remained a Harley-Davidson dealer until 2013. A long time car collector, Boone enjoyed owning and driving his hot rods and sports cars. When good friend, Jamie Will, invited him to join the ACM board of directors, Boone was thrilled. He joined the collection committee and has helped with the presentation of the vehicles that now grace ACM and honor the legacy of Harold and the LeMay family. Along with wife Michele and daughters, Amee and Jennifer, Boone started a family foundation in 2000. Its mission is to help needy youth in Thurston County. Steve also serves as a founding board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County. In describing the car that captured his imagination some sixty years ago, a 1956 Continental Mark 11, Steve says, “These cars were mostly hand made as personal luxury vehicles. The Mark 11 followed the celebrated Lincoln Continental V12 from the 1040’s. In 1956, not many people ever saw this car as it sold for $10,000. That was the price of a Rolls Royce, or two Cadillacs. Only 2,200 cars were sold in ‘55, ‘56, and ‘57. New Fords sold for under $2,000. The car had quite a celebrity following. Elvis had two. Frank Sinatra had two. Elizabeth Taylor and the Shaw of Iran drove them. The reason I donated is simple. The Continental Mark 11 is a part of America’s love affair of the Automobile. This car belongs in AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM.”

cars were washed. To my surprise I saw a brand new 1956 Continental Mark II.”

n Steve Boone Board of Directors LeMay– America’s Car Museum Marketing Committee

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FUEL FOR THOUGHT Undying Passion -Lifetime and Legacy Gifts of Automobiles By Michael Malakoff, Senior Wealth Planner

Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank

THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS, SCENTS…THE FEEL OF A STEERING WHEEL…ALL FUEL OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH AUTOMOBILES. RECENTLY, I HAD THE PLEASURE OF ORGANIZING A PANEL ON COLLECTABLES. PARTICIPANTS DISCUSSED HOW AND WHY COLLECTORS COLLECT AND DISTILLED COLLECTORS’ DRIVE TO A SINGULAR, YET VERY POWERFUL EMOTION: PASSION.

GIFTING A CAR

This material is provided for educational and illustrative purposes only and does not guarantee the success of any strategy or recommendation. This material is not intended to constitute tax or legal advice. Each individual’s tax and financial situation is unique. Individuals should consult their tax and/or legal advisors for information concerning their unique situation. This material is based on data obtained from sources we consider to be reliable. Effort has been made to ensure that the material presented is accurate at the time of publication, although this material does not purport to be a complete explanation of the tax laws or strategies available.

While the flame of passion may never ebb, circumstances most certainly change. Take, for example, a client who purchased a painting from a local artist over 50 years ago. It adorned the walls of her family home until her husband’s death. By that time the artist too had died and was now viewed as a pioneer of his genre. Rather than sell the painting as a part of her move, the widow donated it to a museum so that others could appreciate it for generations to come, much as she and her family had enjoyed it for half a decade. In addition to sharing her passion for art, the widow enjoyed an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the painting ($2 million), an amount significantly higher than what she paid for it ($5,000). And, because she donated the painting rather than sell it, she did not have to pay capital gains taxes ($740,000). Kind of like having your cake and eating it too! Automobiles and automobilia, when gifted during life, may enjoy these same benefits when donated to an organization where the use is related to the organization’s “exempt purpose.” An organization whose mission and vision is “to preserve and interpret the history and technology of the automobile and its influence on American culture” typically allows a donor to benefit from an income tax deduction in the amount of the vehicle’s fair market value rather than an amount that is often lower when given to most public charities. The majority of charities receiving an automobile will sell it immediately. While the funds are certainly beneficial, these organizations’ exempt purposes do not further the public’s appreciation of the automobile. The deduction to the donor will therefore be the lower of fair market value, what the car actually sold for, or the original price paid. For most cars, that’s fine.

But comparing the cars donated to a general purpose charitable organization to the automobiles displayed in the LeMay is like comparing apples to durians (I mean have you seen Ferrambo or the GT-39). So, the tax rules really do make a difference where the car is a rare collectible and has greatly appreciated over time. To get the full fair market value deduction, the car needs to go to an organization where the use is related to the organization’s “exempt purpose.” For those who decide to keep their cars for their entire life, they will need to consider what happens to their cars and auto memorabilia after they pass. Owners/collectors may decide that the car (or collection) will remain in the family’s care, be sold after death, or passed on to a charitable organization to inspire future generations of automotive enthusiasts. A donation at death may be used to reduce income or estate taxes, much like a lifetime gift. But if the family wishes to share the collector’s love affair with the automobile, and not merely gain an estate tax deduction, careful consideration should be given to the organization receiving the donation. Lifetime and legacy gifts of automobiles should be undertaken in consultation with tax and legal counsel. Collectors should be aware that the amount or their charitable deduction depends on each donor’s unique facts and circumstances. Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, working with clients’ tax and legal advisors, assists families with charitable donations through the entire process. Our team helps evaluate the myriad of options available to ensure your mission and vision for the collection is realized.

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ROAD WELL TAKEN

Great American Road Trips

ApacheTrail. Arizona By Walt Tomsic, Managing Editor, OpenRoad, AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM Start: Apache Junction, Arizona Finish: Roosevelt Lake & Dam Distance: 45+/- miles

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kay, it’s time for all you snowbirds and permanent denizens of the desert to prove your RX/MKX/MDX/SRX etc. etc. is up for something a bit more challenging than a Fashion Square Mall speed bump. It’s the aptly named “Apache Trail” and you’d be hard pressed to find another 45-mile track with greater natural beauty per linear foot. To make it even more appealing, the route begins in Apache Junction on the eastern flank of the greater Phoenix megalopolis... no need to drive forever to put rubber on rock.

Also known as State Route 88, the road has history equal to its scenery… we’re talking staggeringly beautiful scenery—cactus encrusted canyons, jagged mountain peaks, and shimmering desert lakes. Following a path first trod by Salado Indians through the Superstition Mountains, the road later became a stagecoach route connecting Phoenix to Globe and finally a roadway that facilitated the construction of dams along the Salt River. One word of caution, if you encounter a disoriented elderly miner with a German* accent, don’t make eye contact. It’s probably a ghost. Oh, and you might want to leave 1 the Minnie Winnie at home… it’s not a very RV friendly route. Along the way you’ll pass places with names like Goldfield, Sweetheart Peak, Lost Dutchman State Park and Tortilla Flat. Prehistoric cultural sites are scattered throughout the area, the most impressive being the well-preserved cliff dwellings constructed by the Salado people in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. You’ll find them at the Tonto National Monument. And don’t worry, that layer of dust is actually a good look on a Lexus. *The German word “Deutsch”was often mistaken for “Dutch.” For instance, the Pennsylvania Dutch are most likely German.

TOP: Legendary Superstition Mountains, home of the equally legendary Lost Dutchman mine MIDDLE: The paved portion of the route

BOTTOM: Bridge spanning Roosevelt Lake

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THE DRIVE

Begin

Hwy 60 east (from Phoenix) to Idaho Road, follow signs to AZ 88 (Apache Trail). 4.5 miles out – Goldfield Ghost Town: tourist shops, mine tours, Superstition Mountain/Lost Dutchman Museum, gold panning and obligatory simulated old west gun fight. 5.5 miles out – Lost Dutchman State Park: like Bigfoot and alien bodies at Area 51, the existence of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine has never been substantiated… but the idea is still fun. 15 miles out – Canyon Lake: one of a series of lakes on the (dry most of the year) Salt River. 17 miles out – Tortilla Flat: former stagecoach stop, Superstition Saloon (home of famous “Cowboy Burger” and muy hot “Killer Chili”), Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Candy Store (home of famous prickly pear gelato). 22 miles out – rest stop overlooking spectacular desert scenery, pavement ends. For the less adventurous (and dust on car adverse), this is a good spot to turn around and head back to civilization. 30 miles out – “yahoo”… paved road again. 42 miles out – Roosevelt Dam & Lake: visitor center, marina. Four miles east of Roosevelt Dam and one mile off AZ 88 is Tonto National Monument. Considered the most ancient highway in all of North America, President Theodore Roosevelt called the route “one of the most spectacular best-worth-seeing sights of the world.” Roosevelt drove it by car in 1911 on the way to the dedication of the lake and dam named in his honor. The Apache Trail is a fabulous drive at any time of year, but it is especially beautiful in spring and fall.

TRIP TIPS: If you’re thinking it’s only about 90 miles, an easy half-day drive, think again. Those are going to be leisurely miles with lots to see and do along the way. Allow a full day to get the most out of this unique adventure. Be sure to gas up before you head out and wear good trail shoes. You’ll find lots of opportunities for hiking. Speaking of opportunities, make sure your camera/ smart phone is charged. The scenery is world class. You can find a lot of information about the route’s attractions online. Here are some websites you might want to visit:

http://apachetrailarizona.com http://goldfieldghosttown.com http://www.tortillaflataz.com/restaurant.html http://www.arizona-leisure.com/lake-roosevelt.html http://superstitionmountainmuseum.org http://www.arizona-leisure.com/superstition-mountain.html http://azstateparks.com/Parks/LODU/ Rather take a guided tour with someone else doing the driving? Here’s a link to make that happen: http://www.apachetrailtours.com OPENROAD

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A U T O B I O G R A P H Y

Style WITH A BACKSTORY

1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

How does one explain the simultaneous existence of a stark vehicular appliance such as the VW Beetle and a flamboyant “car-as-jet-fighter/rocket-ship” like the 1963 Ford Thunderbird?

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he reason behind this apparent paradox is fascinating. First, pardon me while I pull out my musty and moth eaten academic regalia and go all pedantic on you. In my former life as a professor of design at Pacific Lutheran University, I was charged with the task of distilling the complexities of design history and theory down to a more easily comprehensible set of lesson plans. Fortunately it can be done… to wit, the Beetle/T-bird paradox. You see, from the time of the ancient Greeks up to approximately... now, there really are but two major and distinct approaches to the act of making things —the rational (aka: classicism / pragmatism / instrumentalism / functionalism) and the emotional (aka: romanticism / expressionism / eclecticism)... I know, that’s a lot of isms. The former is all about “form follows function”—very Bauhausie, very Germanic. The latter is more “form enhances the personal narrative” —very expressive, very Italian. Now of course, Germans care how things look apart from their intended purpose and Italians also have to make things that actually do something useful. Like most things, it’s a matter of emphasis and subtle degree.

WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR 1963 FORD

Thunderbird Sports Roadster We Americans, much like our blended culture, tend to dip a toe in each pond. During the 1950s and 60s, we were hip deep in the emotional side of things... hence a car that bears a strong resemblance to some sort of projectile or rocket ship. To this you can add the Olds “Rocket 88” and those little hood mounted “machineguns” on the 57 Chevy. The narrative we applied at the time is obvious... jet fighters and outer space... all very trendy at the time. Who wouldn’t want a car that looked like Chuck Yeager came as a dealer installed option. The jet age reference arguably began with the vestigial ‘finlets’ on the 49 Cadillac and progressed through Virgil Exner’s finned fleet for Chrysler Corp. before finally reaching its epitome—or absurdity, depending on your point of view—in the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado. (I must confess I like the unabashed exuberance of the 59 Caddy.) Compared to that car, our little T-bird is positively restrained... assuming of course a car with a nose off a V2 and twin jet exhaust ports for a rear bumper can be described

as restrained. Now, add that nifty fiberglass tonneau cover with its racy dual headrests and every trip to the supermarket becomes a dash through Mig alley. Such is the power of the emotional appeal. The so-termed “bullet bird’’ made its first appearance in the 1961 model year. The story of our Thunderbird Sports Roadster began with its production date, September 21, 1963. As one of only 455 produced, the model is relatively rare. Delivered to a dealer in Los Angeles, the car eventually turned up at auction in Arizona in 1999 and was purchased by Harold LeMay. Nancy LeMay generously donated it to ACM in 2003. When introduced in 1962, the Thunderbird Sports Roadster was a pricey proposition. At $5,439—sans options—the package stickered at $651 more than a standard convertible and $1,118 more than the hardtop. By 1963, the price had climbed to $5,563. Standard fitment included power steering and brakes, bucket seats and back up lights. The options list featured air conditioning, “MagicAire” heater-defroster,” power windows and seats, windshield washer, vacuum assisted door locks, an AM/FM radio, fender skirts and white wall tires.

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THE ISSUE WENT PUBLIC WHEN Elvis Presley’s Sports Roadster SUFFERED A COLLAPSED WHEEL Early models of the car experienced problems with the specially designed KelseyHayes 48-spoke wire wheels. At $372.30, the wheels were the most expensive item in the Sports Roadster package. Customers soon began complaining about an inordinate number of flat tires. The issue went public when Elvis Presley’s Sports Roadster suffered a collapsed wheel—no doubt during some ‘spirited’ driving. To fix the problem, a recall alert was issued while Ford engineers increased the diameter of the spokes from 1/4 inch to 5/16 inch. An early 1962 episode of The Twilight Zone featured a Sports Roadster with standard wheels indicating it was filmed during the recall.

1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

Base Price: $5,563 No. Produced: 1,427 (1962) / 455 (1963) Engine:

390 ci (6.4 L), OHV V-8, 300/340 hp

The most rare and thus valuable versions of the Thunderbird Sports Roadster are the special engine code “M” equipped cars. The option added tripower (three 2-barrel) carburetion, higher compression, 406 heads and a special high-flow intake manifold. The modifications yielded about 340 horsepower in contrast to the standard engine’s 300hp.

Compression: 9.6:1 (M code 10.5:1)

The most, how shall I put it, “interesting” option package available for the 1963 Thunderbird has to be the “Principality of Monaco” Limited Edition… no pretense there. The 2,000 thus anointed Corinthian White birds came with matching white leather interior and a personalized plaque emblazoned with the owner’s name and the car’s production number… and maybe, who knows, a white ermine cape. Ah, such is the charm of 1950/60 Autolandia-Americana.

Dimensions:

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Transmission: Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed auto Wheelbase – 113” Length – 205” Width – 75.9” Height 53.3” Weight – 4,395 lbs

*Specification data can, and often does, vary from source to source. When in doubt, we use those most often cited.


A U T O B I O G R A P H Y

MOTO TRIVIA

n The 1961 Thunderbird paced that year’s

n For 1963, several new design elements were fitted. A body side

Indy 500 race and was highly visible in JFK’s

crease was added beginning at the ‘bullet point’ of the front fender. It

inaugural parade. Speculation points to a little

clipped the top of the front wheel opening before dipping down and

help by Robert McNamara, ex Ford executive

fading away about 3/4 of the way through the door. A set of three

and newly appointed Secretary of Defense. n When the transmission was set in the park position, the car’s

“Swing Away” steering wheel could be swung about 18 inches to the right thus allowing easier entry and exit. The “floating” rear view mirror was another design innovation found on the 61 T-bird. 1962 was the first year pollution control was added to the entire Thunderbird line. n Gorgeous though they were, the Kelsey-Hayes wheels caused

other problems. Tubeless tires fitted to them wouldn’t hold air which meant inner tubes were required… something not exactly perceived as state-of-the-art in 1961. Adding insult to injury, the spinners on the rear wheels stuck out too far causing clearance problems when

angled chrome slashes on the door completed the design refresh. Because wire wheels meant no rear fender skirts could be installed, the subtle squaring off the front wheel opening of the 1963 model created a more harmonious profile… more continuity between front and rear wheel openings. n The most obvious and distinctive feature of the Sports Roadster

package was the molded fiberglass tonneau cover. Designed by Bud Kaufman, the cover’s twin padded headrests fit over the standard front bucket seats and did not interfere with the operation of the convertible top. Unfortunately, once underway, it could not be removed and stored in the trunk.

rear fender skirts were installed. Consequently, no T-birds with wire wheels could be fitted with the attractive skirts. Without them, the car’s sleek lines were visibly interrupted at the rear wheel opening. n The Sports Roadster model was offered in only eight colors rather

Our featured Photo Shoot Location comes to us courtesy of Windermere Broker Kirsten Robertson and Coldwell Banker Broker Frank Pietromonaco. The home has the perfect retro/ contempoary look best suited to showcase the Thunderbird.

than the eighteen shades available on the standard Thunderbird.

Michael Craft, ACM’s official photographer, created these striking photographs. To see more of his work visit www.michaelcraftphotography.com.

Because the wire wheels interfered with the rear wheel skirt, the top of the front wheel opening was slightly flattened to create greater design continuity.

To address reliability issues with the Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, Ford engineers increased the diameter of the spokes from 1/4 inch to 5/16 inch. OPENROAD

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GUEST EDITORIAL

James Garner’s Motoring Life By Matt Stone

“...these were my Hollywood car guy heroes...I’m proud to say they still are”

James Garner, as star American F1 driver Pete Aron, looks over his shoulder in this wonderful production still from Grand Prix. The helmet’s livery displays America’s red, white and blue racing colors. Garner had it all for this role; he was tall, model handsome and a superb actor with considerable skills at the wheel of a race car.

One of the tricks of shooting Grand Prix on the high banks of Monza was that the camera had to tilt level in order to show the depth of the banking. Many special camera rigs and bespoke camera cars were used in the innovative filming of this epic movie.

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ollywood has always had its great car guys. The late 1950s and 1960s gave us (at least) one holy trinity of great Hollywood car guys; Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and James Garner. To an only somewhat lesser extent, to that august list, add James Coburn, Clint Eastwood and others. The man we know and love as James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner on April 7, 1928 in the humble southern burb of Norman, Oklahoma. One of three brothers, he lived a modest yet occasionally complicated young life, served his country in the American Armed Forces and even did a little modeling before his acting career really got traction. And James Garner was also one serious and committed car guy, which of course is why I’ve written James Garner’s Motoring Life. In it, you won’t read about what kind of cereal he ate or the “tell all” tales of girlfriends prior to his marriage to his only-ever wife Doris. Garner’s enthusiasm for cars really lit up for him during his training for, and the filming of, his fabulous movie about the danger, drama, beauty and glory of Formula One racing, Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, and released to wide critical acclaim in 1966. Garner gave a fine and solid acting performance, and trained hard to look, act and drive, like a real Formula One driver, doing his own high speed driving in the film, and was absolutely credible in doing so. Garner did his pre-Grand Prix driver training with American racing hero Bob Bondurant. Bob honored Mr. Garner and me by writing the wonderful foreword for this book and allowing us the use of some great period photos of him and Jim running laps together in 1965 at Willow Springs Raceway.

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James Garner actively escalated his participation as a racing driver after the making of Grand Prix. He somehow managed to walk the line between acting, television production company boss and motorsport, appearing to be able to keep them all balanced with little interference one from another. In the late 60s, Garner, like McQueen, discovered the joys and challenges of off-road desert racing. James Garner, in partnership with four other principles, also launched a successful pro level road racing team, American International Racing (A.I.R., not to be confused with Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, A.A.R.). During the team’s short three year life-span, Garner raced less and less as a driver and grew more comfortable in the role of team owner and car builder, even though A.I.R. only lasted a few seasons. All that changed when Garner was starring in The Rockford Files, with this racing actor capably doing most of his own action and some stunt driving at the wheel of that iconic rumbling gold Pontiac Firebird. I met James Garner but one time, it was at a motoring press trade association dinner that hosted a Grand Prix panel. On that panel sat Bob Bondurant, Grand Prix’s ace Second Unit action camera man John M. Stephens, America’s first F1 champion Phil Hill, and Mr. Garner. In person, James Garner seemed an easy going amalgam of every character we loved watching him portray: Jim Rockford, Pete Aron, Bart Maverick and Murphy Jones from his Academy Award nominated performance in Murphy’s Romance. He was in his early 70s when I met him that night, still tall and handsome, with a deep, rich voice, and a comfortable, “old Hollywood” gravitas that effortlessly radiated from him. He told stories of the making of the film with obvious enthusiasm and couldn’t have been more cordial, staying long after the program was over, casually chatting with anyone who approached him—me included.

The Great Escape’s director John Sturgis seems apprehensive his “three amigos” might stir up some trouble on the set or in the nearest German town. Garner sits behind the shirtless McQueen while an obviously relaxed James Coburn slouches in the sidecar. The three were longtime friends and lived near each other in the Brentwood area of West L.A.

James Garner was an avid off-road racer, often selecting unusual vehicles in which to take on Baja. Here he teamed with his oft-times co-driver, noted sports car ace Merlin “Scooter” Patrick in a Porsche powered buggy at the Stardust 7-11 off road grand prix staged near Las Vegas.

James Garner is easily tall enough to stick his handsome head out the Webasto sunroof in his Radford-modified Mini Cooper S, one of two Mini’s he owned. This shot was obviously hammed up for the cameras, although at an imposing 6’3” in height, Garner sat well within the confines of the efficiently packaged Mini.

As an author, my Hollywood Car Guy Trilogy is now complete, having written biographies about McQueen (first published in 2007), Newman (2009) and now the octane fueled life of James Garner (late 2014, just a few months after his passing). I only regret that the book was printed a few months too late for me to drive up to his Brentwood, CA home, knock on the door and hand him an autographed copy in person. No matter, I’m proud to honor these gents by telling an important part of their amazing life stories, in most cases aspects of their persona that seldom got enough recognition. When I was growing up, these were my Hollywood car guy heroes and these many decades later I’m proud to say they still are. I hope I’ve helped tell their amazing stories one tenth as big as they lived them. Thank you Steve, thank you Paul and now, thank you Jim. OPENROAD 25


MEMBERSHIP Members Drive AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM

By Laurie Humphrey, Annual Giving & Membership Manager For more information, visit americascarmuseum.org and click on “Membership.”

One of your Museum’s most appreciated perks is the member discount you enjoy when attending all our Signature Events and educational programs. ACM Signature Events provide a unique opportunity to experience the Museum in fun and interactive ways. February’s “Drive the Blues Away” jazz bash is the latest in our lineup of events for which the member discount applies.

Membership

Scottsdale in January is a destination must-do for thousands of car enthusiasts. To add a touch of class to the auction week festivities, Club Auto level members are treated to a hosted party at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. In addition to the hosted bar and sumptuous lite-bites buffet, Club Auto members enjoyed a raffle and conversations around the fire pit.

Member Exclusive Exhibit Previews allow the ACM membership family to experience our new exhibits before they open to the general public. They’re a popular perk as one can see in this photo of the Ford F-Series preview. Photo credits: Ford F-Series Preview – Lobban Photography Club Auto Reception – DanTabar/Hagerty Drive the Blues Away – Wallflower Photography 26 OPENROAD


EDUCATION learning never takes recess at ACM

By Debbie Kray, ACM Education Manager

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ummer is a special time for education at AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM. Families and youngsters are looking for informal learning opportunities full of high-speed fun and we have just the ticket. Every third Saturday of the month, from 11am to 4pm, families are invited to enjoy our Family STEM Day* with added activities in our Family Zone. Tinker, build, engineer and explore open-ended projects from road trip challenges to rocket powered racers and crash test contraptions. Our family day program is free with admission so come play together! If you are looking for an exciting summer camp adventure for your child or grandchild, sign them up for one of our summer camps in July. Youth, ages eight to fifteen, can choose from two camps, High Speed Fun or Energy Detectives. High Speed Fun camp will inspire future drivers and racers as they practice their skills on our Speed Zone racing simulators and slot car track, meet local race car drivers and work in age-based teams to test their knowledge of speed with daily science and design challenges. Energy Detectives will learn about innovative technology and experiment with various power sources including solar and wind

Family STEM Day When - Third Saturday of the month from 11 am – 4 pm Ages - Geared to families, appropriate for all ages Cost - Free with admission April 18, 2015 -  Robotic Vehicles May 16, 2015 - Electric Vehicles June 20, 2015 - Road Trip Challenge July 18, 2015 – Rocket Powered Racers August 15, 2015 – Crash Test Contraptions Summer Camp – register online at americascarmuseum.org or call 253.779.8490 High Speed Fun July 13-17, Monday-Friday 9am–4pm Ages 8-15 Cost: Members - $250 Future Members- $300

energy, hydrogen fuel cells and biofuels. Our detectives will meet local scientists and engineers, complete daily STEM activities in age-based teams and ultimately hypothesize which fuels are best for the future of sustainable energy. What a great way to boost summer learning through a fun and engaging program. Program details are listed below and at americascarmuseum.org. Summer camp space is limited so register soon on our website or by phone (253.779.8490).

Energy Detectives July 27-31, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Ages 8-15 Cost: Members - $250 Future Members- $300

Additional programs including Take-a-Spin, Hoods Up for Father’s Day and Drive-in Movie Series. All are designed by our collections and guest services teams, offer more ways to engage with cars in our collection and build your own family memories as you enjoy time together. Take-a-Spin will get you out for a ride in one of our vintage vehicles. Hoods Up for Father’s Day lifts the lids on cars in the Museum for you to catch a glimpse of what revs their engines. Drive-in Movie Series provide a free family fun evening in your own car as you watch a featured film under the stars on the Haub Family Field. Are you ready to race into summer? Make sure ACM is a stop on your family road trip… it’s a great way to boost your summer learning.

Drive-In Movie Series Parking for the show starts at 4:30 PM on the Haub Family Field with showtime at dusk (around 9 PM). The event is FREE to the public— donations are accepted and appreciated. Museum admission is NOT included.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Saturdays June 27 - Night at the Museum July 11 - Wild Hogs August 8 - Cars 2 August 29 - People’s Choice OPENROAD 27


HAGERTY EDUCATION PROGRAM Preserve the Past ~ Build the Future

By Diane Fitzgerald, National Director Hagerty Education Program at ACM

GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AS WE

PAVE THE PATHWAY TO CAREERS

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ny of us who are car enthusiasts are concerned about the future of our cars and our hobby. Restoration skills and knowledge are being lost and the lack of career-based education in the past 35 years took the focus away from hands-on training. Luckily, there are people out there paying attention and doing something to change the trend, especially the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum (HEP). What better way to kick off the “car enthusiast season” than in Arizona and HEP was out in full force with displays, visits with local grant awardees and the next generation of automotive restorationists & preservationists at three Arizona high schools. In addition, we visited local restoration shops, collectors & donors and met with leaders and members of local car clubs. It was an amazing 10-days. In all, we spent time with more than 200 people who are making a difference in their communities and in our hobby. A highlight of the 10-days was hosting 55 automotive tech/restoration high school students and their teachers at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. It was their first time attending a Car Week Auction. Earlier that week, we made presentations at three Phoenix high schools, introducing them to HEP and giving an orientation to the auction. The experience was underscored by the auction of a charity car to benefit HEP and ACM, a rare 1961 Chrysler 300G that sold for $220,000. A chance encounter with former Indy racer and HEP Ambassador Lyn St. James provided an opportunity for spontaneous autograph signing and inspirational stories. Earlier in Car Week, HEP offered students, parents and teachers three career-planning seminars and guided tours at the Arizona Concours on Sunday, January 11th. It was part of HEP’s “localizing” in automotive hot spots across the United States. Our next stop was Amelia Island, FL in March. Concours organizers celebrated their 20th anniversary with a first-time award for automotive restoration shops—called the Phil Hill Trophy. Our dance card was filled with meetings planned with the country’s blue chip shops as well as site visits to smaller, local shops in the Jacksonville area. We were scouting for locations that fit HEP Apprenticeship Program goals, a key element of our funding focus. HEP’s first apprenticeship was awarded to Ryan Levesque, a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. Ryan spent six months working at Precision Motor Cars in Allentown, PA under owner Keith Flickinger. Keith serves on ACM’s steering committee. Ryan logged many hours under the hood while honing his craft, restoring vehicles from the early 1900s through the 1970s. At the shop, Levesque gained skills in 28 OPENROAD

metalwork, upholstery, fabricating parts and mechanical work. With the first apprenticeship complete, Flickinger is extending Levesque’s contract with the shop another six months to continue his path to a career in automotive restoration.

Get Involved, Help Us Spread the Word We raise money to give it away… to established programs teaching the skills of restoration & preservation of classic and vintage cars, trucks and boats at the high school and post-high school levels. Our goal is to identify and fund programs across the United States and Canada that teach skills that lead to jobs in this highly specialized field. If you know a program that fits with our goals, let them know about our grant program. The grant application process is simple and user-friendly. Learn about it at hagertyeducationprogram.org and click on “Apply for Grant.” The remaining application deadlines for 2015 are: n April 15 n September 1 n December 15 We are at the center of a movement to preserve the skills and knowledge needed to protect our automotive heritage by funding educational programs, scholarships and paid internships & apprenticeships in automotive restoration & preservation, for young adults. Founded in 2005 by Hagerty and formerly known as the Collectors Foundation, HEP supports handson, career-based education in communities around the United States and Canada while promoting America’s automotive history and the interests of the collector community. HEP has awarded more than $2.75 million in scholarships and grants since 2005. This is the heart of HEP. Grant support is offered. Call HEP direct toll-free at 855-537-4579 or email National Director Diane Fitzgerald at diane@hepacm.org with questions about your application.

For more information about what we do, call 855-537-4579 or visit hagertyeducationprogram.org


2 0 1 4 Milestones Annua l Report LeMay–America’s Car Museum

Recognizing those who help ‘fuel’ the exhibits, events and programs that make ACM special


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CONCOURS CLUB LIFETIME RECOGNITION ~ INDIVIDUALS

Concours Club Best of Show ($5,000,000+) Nancy LeMay 13 William and Gail Weyerhaeuser 13 Concours Club Chairman ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999) McKeel and Soon Hagerty 11 Corry and Donna McFarland 12 Michael and Cindy Warn James and Sally Will 14 Concours Club Director ($500,000 - $999,999) Steve and Michele Boone 12 Brad and Carolyn Cheney 15 Erivan and Helga Haub 12 Nancy Lematta Paul E. and Gloria Miller 14 Michael J. and Chantelle Phillips 11 Concours Club ($100,000 - $499,999) Rod and Tammy Alberts Karl and Christine Anderson 17 Neal and Joyce Arntson 13 Hugh McNeil and Evelyn Bardahl McNeil 2 John and Sally Barline 14 Jim and Barbara Barnyak 4 Dale Bloomquist and Heidi Horwitz 2 Joey and Jennifer Borrelli Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari 4 Robert and Diane Burns Gill Campbell and Ed Nicholls 5 Scott and Linda Carson Lisa and Craig Chissus William and Judy Cofer Dick Cogswell and Ester Saunoras 4 Corky Coker Steve and Georgiann Conway Michael Craft Bob and Gerri Craves Richard and Merlene Davis 4 Harry Delaloye John and Marilyn Dimmer 11 Graham and C.J. Dorland 2 Rick Eagen and Cheryl Pope-Eagen 9 Michael and Dawn Fisher 4

Art and Deadra Fischer 4 Keith Flickinger and Christina Gaeta 9 Brian and Julie Forth 8 James and Sharon France 11 Jeff and Kimberly Gordner Larry and Virginia Gordon 3 Alan and Lisa Grant Gerald Greenfield and Keenon Kennedy 13 Richard Griot 9 Peter Hageman and Kristy Gomez 7 John and Sophia Hall 6 Jim Hammond 12 Eric Hawley and Gwen Lowery 13 Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges 7 David and Sharon Hewitt 2 Suzanne Hight and Richard Cardwell John and Christina Hogan 2 Paul and Dinky Ianuario 2 George and Christy Ingle 10 Robert and Betsy Jenkins Buck Kamphausen 3 David Kinney Craig and Cathy Landon Doug LeMay and Mary Shaw 3 Charles and Rayna Liekweg 9 David and Lynda Madeira 13 Keith Martin 10 James Gary May and Veronica King Bruce and Jolene McCaw

Evan McMullen T.G. Mittler James Menneto Robert and Suzanne Noble 5 Stephen and Anne Norman 13 Michael T. Phillips Stephen and Amy Plaster John Ramsey Burt Richmond and Diane Fitzgerald 13 Dean Rogers 2 Candida Romanelli and Kevin Gingrich 8 Robert Ryan Manfred Scharmach 5 Henry Schatz William Scheef Mark Schienberg 9 Eugene Selden Brad Shain Jon Shirley 3 Kyle and Gayle Smith 5 P.J. Smith Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant James and Dian Tallman Graham and Julie Tash 2 Cameron Truesdell Joan Watjen Rainer and Linda Willingham 4

The number following the name indicates the number of years of consecutive giving.


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CLUB AUTO FOUNDER LIFETIME RECOGNITION ~ INDIVIDUALS

($10,000 - $99,999) Al and Virginia Abbott Patrick Abueg Ken and Jennifer Alterman Stephen Babinsky Cal and Joanne Bamford David and Sally Bany 3 Malcolm Barber Christopher and Cynthia Bayley Verne and Norma Berry Robert and Judith Bevis Ralph Borelli Larry Bowman Dennis and Susan Brooks Doug Burke William and Pam Burkland Roy Cats John and Leslie Cervenka Dale Chihuly 6 Jim and Dee Claypool Grad and Susan Conn 3 Daniel Cook 3 Daniel Corrigan William Cotter Robert Cross Edward and Susan Cudahy Richard and Diane Culp Ron and Marjorie Danz 3 A. Neil and Patricia DeAtley 3 Anthony DeNovellis Stanley and Valerie Dickison 5 Dominic Dobson 8 Byron Drahold Richard H. Driehaus Daniel and Lori Durr Nathan Eagen and Alana Grawet John and Genevieve Eagen Rod Egan and Veronique Hageman Karl and Carol Ege Marty and Linda Ellison Thomas and Sue Ellison Robert and Susan Falleur 9 Kenney and Patricia Fengler 12 Ron Fish David and Dorothy Fluke 3 John and Mary Folsom Malcolm Forest-Kigar 2 Paul B. Fritts Charlie and Nancy Garthwaite 13 Jeffrey M. Goldberg and Allison Black Jim and Ansley Hahn

David and Janice Haley Richard Hannah Kurt Hansen Steven Hanson 5 Bill and Ann Hart Daryl Hedman 5 Joseph Henke and Julie Speidel Chris and Diana Hernandez Laurance Herold Rodney and Deborah Herring Todd Hollander and Natalia Bulgari 3 John and Catherine Holmes 6 Larry Hood 2 Paul and Maria Jaffe 3 John and Suzanne James Timothy and Edie Johnson 9 Daniel E. Kane and Rondi Stratton Scot Keller 5 Phillip and Anne Kennedy David Keudell 4 Thomas and Diane Kowaleski John and Abbey Kruse Ottie and Clara Ladd 3 Robert and Devree LeCoque 3 Paul and Mary Lou Lindley James and Melissa Lopez Douglas and Donna Lynch 3 Grant and Marcia Lynch John and Jessica Lyons 6 Chad Mackay Robert MacMahon and Gayle Harris Brown and Sara Maloney 4 Michael and Clare Marohn Patty McBride 3 Peter McGill 2 John and Nancy McGinnis 3 Michael McKinnon Terry and Barbara McMichael 3 John and Leslie McQuown 3 Donald and Vatalie Meyer Dale Meyer and Janeanne Upp 7 Peter Monson and Rebecca Lloyd 6 Gary and Michelle Montgomery Martin and Molly Moore 7 Art and Jeanette Morrison 2 Glenn and Mary Lynn Mounger 4 Thomas and Shirley Murphy Darren Murrey Robert and Betty Newgard 3 Bradley Nicholson Barbara Olson Mark and Christi Osborne Charles and Sue Overaa 2 John Parker and Hilary Barr Parker

Jim and Gaye Pigott William and Wendy Rabel 5 Art and Dallas Redford 12 Anthony and Debora Reed 4 William and Julie Reiersgaard Mark and Analee Reutlinger Philippe and Francoise Reyns Scott D. Reynvaan Fred and Anne Roberson David and Amy Rosenwinge 2 Richard and Judith Rurak 2 Randy and Karen Rushforth Gerald Schimke Raymond Schuler and Dawn Miller 8 John Scofield 4 Steven Seher Stan and Joanne Selden 11 Langdon and Anne Simons 11 Shane and Valerie Smith 3 J. David Snow and Barbara McLain 3 Lynn and Kathy Sommers 13 Lawrence and Barbara Stern L. Keith Stone 5 Roger and Virginia Susick 5 Paul and Karen TeGantvoort Ray and Marilyn Tennison 10 Rodney and Nannette Thoe 10 Walt Tomsic and Denise Sullivan 10 Oriol Vilanova John and Dorothy Vipond Claus and Irene Wagner Edward Welburn Todd and Amy Wells 2 Neil Wiener Bob Wilner Edward and Adrien Winger 5 Lee and Marlene Zuker 10 William and Carole Zuppe 9

ACM TRUST

Karl and Christine Anderson Nancy LeMay David and Lynda Lowe Madeira B. Corry and Donna McFarland Michael J. and Chantelle Phillips Michael T. Phillips James and Sally Will


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CONCOURS CLUB

Flex-a-lite Consolidated 10 Getty Images 4 LIFETIME RECOGNITION ~ H.B. Stubbs Companies SPONSORS AND FOUNDATIONS Hedges Family Estate 7 Hotel Murano 5 Concours Club Best of Show Inde Motorsports Ranch 4 ($5,000,000+) JTM Construction City of Tacoma Korum For Kids Foundation 5 Sequoia Foundation 10 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 5 Michael Craft Photography 5 Concours Club Chairman Microsoft Corporation ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999) New York International Auto Show 9 AAA Washington 10 North American International Ben B. Cheney Foundation 13 Auto Show Forest Foundation Northwest Harley-Davidson 6 The Hagerty Group, LLC 10 Olympic Eagle Distributing 3 M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust 3 Pacific Raceways 2 State Farm Mutual Passport Transport 3 Insurance Company 9 Paul E. Andrews Jr. Foundation 4 State of Washington Puyallup Tribe of Indians The Gary E. Milgard Charitable Trust 3 Family Foundation Russell Investments Titus-Will Families Foundation 14 Sameday Scratch and Dent Repair 4 SiteCrafting, Inc. 9 Concours Club Director Sports Car Market Magazine 10 ($500,000 - $999,999) Standard Parts AWBS1, LLC The News Tribune Columbia Helicopters Edward P. and Juanita J. Miller Fund 12 The True Collection, LLC Titus-Will Chevrolet/Cadillac/ Griot’s Garage, Inc. 9 Hyundai 13 Hemmings Motor News 4 Titus-Will Ford/Toyota/Scion 12 NAPA Auto Parts 4 TriArc LTD Seattle International Auto Show 12 University of Michigan The Boeing Company US Bank 4 VEEDIMS Concours Club Washington Liftruck, Inc. 5 ($100,000 - $499,999) Washington State Independent Arscentia, Inc. 4 Bardahl Manufacturing Corp BMW Northwest, Inc./ CLUB AUTO FOUNDER Northwest MINI 5 LIFETIME RECOGNITION ~ BNY Mellon Wealth Management 4 SPONSORS AND FOUNDATIONS Broken Point Foundation 13 ($10,000 - $99,999) Car Property Group AA Party Rentals 13 Coca-Cola Bottling Company AAA Colorado 5 of Washington 4 Action Marketing Group Columbia Bank 7 Albina Fuel Company Concrete Technology Corporation Altadis U.S.A. 2 Craves Family Foundation Ann Hart Charitable Fund Dimmer Family Foundation 11 Apex Foundation Arizona 500, LLC 2

Aston Martin Park Place Atlas Copco Compressors Inc. AUTO Aficionado Auto Warehousing Co. Automotive Restorations, Inc. Awards Service, Inc. 5 Bamford Foundation Barrier Porsche Bonhams & Butterfields Buffalo Restorations Buffalo Ships Business Interiors Northwest Car Toys, Inc Chevrolet Motor Division Chihuly Workshop 6 Classic Car Club of America Pacific Northwest Region Club Auto Sport Coker Tire Co. Collectors Foundation 7 Columbia Sportswear Company Comcast Cable Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. CXC Simulations D.V. and Ida McEachern Charitable Trust David and Bonnie Murrey Estate DCG ONE Dobson Motorsport 6 Dreamtime Visual Communications E Corp, Inc. El Gaucho 2 Ferrari Club of America Northwest Region Flight Options LLC. Ford Motor Company Fresh Northwest Design 2 Gallopin Gerties Model A Club 13 GaragePlus General Cigar Co. General Motors GentlemenDrive Magazine Granite Digital Great Western Sports Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Harold LeMay Enterprises, Inc. Harold Mather Inc. Auctioneers Heritage Bank 12 IBM Corporation Inland Northwest Community Foundation Installers Northwest


four International Speedway Corporation Interstate Battery System J & L Fabricating 2 Jefferson Motorsports KACH3 Limited Partnership KeyBank KeyBank Foundation 2 LeMay Family Collection 13 McGladrey LLC Moccasin Lake Foundation Moss Adams, LLP Motor Sports Media Group, Inc. Motor Trend International Auto Show at Las Vegas Motorcycle Classics Magazine Museum of Glass Northwest Chevy Dealers NW Ford Dealers Advertising Association Ogden Publications Pacific Communications Group Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 10 Pierce County PJ Hummel & Company, Inc. Porsche Club of America, Pacific Northwest Region Port of Tacoma PPG Industries Foundation Prairie Foundation Precision Motor Cars, Inc. Puget Sound BMW Dealers

R&D Enterprises Rainier Pacific Foundation Rodda Paint Company Selden’s Home Furnishings Simpson Investment Company Slot Mods USA Talladega Superspeedway, LLC The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc. The Frances C. Heidner Fund The Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation The Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation The Motor Sport Country Club The Richard H. Driehaus Fund The Russell Family Foundation The Sound Factory The Upper Crust The Worldwide Group Tomsic Sullivan Design 10 Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. Trio Advertising Design Solutions TubeArt Signs and Sports Uptown Gig Harbor Valet Parking Systems 3 Valley Freightliner, Inc. Washington State Auto Dealers Association 5 Weyerhaeuser Company Worldwide Auctioneers

CLUB AUTO

ANNUAL GIVING ~ SPONSORS AND FOUNDATIONS ($1,200 - $9,999)

Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers Audi of America, Inc. Baker Foundation BNSF Railway Foundation British Motor Coach Chateau Ste Michelle Concorso Italiano Northwest SAAB Owners Club Porsche of Spokane RM Auctions The Stutz Business Center Titus Will Lakewood Ford Vangard Inc

CLUB AUTO

ANNUAL GIVING ~ INDIVIDUALS ($1,200 - $9,999)

Tammy Ackerman and Derek Bohl Steve Alfers Thomas and Susan Armstrong 4 James Bell Marc Beshany Buzz and Meredith Calkins William and Sandra Cammarano 9 John and Koko Carlson 5 Kurt and Michaela Carlson 3 John and Debbie Cloud Ronald and Annie Coburn 3 David Cooper 3 Kenneth and Joan Craig Patrick and Renee Crist 4 Roy and Carrie Cupler Michael Dunahay Dennis and Mandy Edwards Gary and Deidre Gartner 2 Fred Granados 2 Brad Green Julie Hale Daniel Kalvar 2 Ike Kielgass 8 Jon and Maria Kjaerulff 4 Betty Knoebel Leroy Koop 6 Gabriel Landry 7 Matthew and Barbara LePage 2 Linda Littrell and Robert Brown Jordan and Andrea Lott 2 Stan Lungaard Eric and Barbara Mann Gerald Mann


five Richard Mattei Greg and Melanie McFarland 4 Richard and Diane Mintz Michael Murphy Rob Myers John and Laurel Nesholm 9 Roy Pinkerton Simon and Lara Prior Matt Razore Dennis and Nancy Rood 9 Shaun Ross Lynn Ruggles Ben Seher Greg and Zari Semerdjian 3 Louie and Jeanette Shefchik 2 Ryan and Mary Snodgrass 3 Peter and Janet Stanley 2 Dean and Audrey Stupke 5 David and Karen Weilage 2 Cliff and Karen West Robert and Carolyne Wolfe 2 Kristopher Wright

MUSEUM DRIVER ANNUAL GIVING

Gold Key Driver ($600 - $1,199) Louis and Benita Berquest 6 Walt and Addison Brown Gary Coy 13 Dennis and Bernadene Dochnahl 6 Don and Janette Dunavant 3 Christopher Elwell Eric Falk 9 Florence Kilworth Foundation 9 David Foreman The Fuller Family Charitable Trust Richard and Cherie Gesinger 6 Frank Geyer 12 Dennis and Karen Green 2 Janet Gundlach 11 Ford Heacock Heritage Distilling Company Inc Patricia Hoffer 9 Jacobson, Jarvis & CO, PLLC Thomas Jones Daniel Laumann 3 Leonetti Cellar 2 Tom and Joni Masterson 2 Mustangs Northwest National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corp. Leroy and Glorrian Nau 6 Northwest Costume Puget Sound British Automotive Association

Bert and Susan Skidmore John and Pam Spesak Larry and Jane Treleven 2 Bruce and Peggy Wanta 3 Lisa and John Weinberger Turner Woodard Vail Valley Concours, LLC Silver Key Driver ($300 - $599) W. Kenneth Adams 3 Alexander Adams 3 James Alison and Tina Holland-Allison 2 Gary and Dixie Baker 3 Arnold and Carol Barer 4 Ed Barr 3 John Bastian 11 Scott and Mariette Blackett Herbert Bone Paul and Jean Borth 2 Michael and Marcia Boyd 7 Donald and Yonne Brink 4 Steven Brown and Sally Fox 4 Kim Brynn 7 James and Waneta Cabe Charles Christensen 4 Justin Clouthier and Michelle Miller 2 James Colwell 3 Sallie and Don Comstock Bruce Dees 2 Ray Delger 13 John and Diane DeYoung 8 Patricia Ducolon 6 Dunham Cellars Randy Eaton 7 Bill Eldridge 4 Emerald City Model A’s Vicki Fabré 4 Matthew and Denise Fengler Ric Ferrera Gene and Toni Foster 3 Kenneth Fox 13 Ronnie and Shirley Gabbard 13 Larry Geringer 2 Wayne Graefen John and Carol Graham 3 Gerald Graham 5 Bradford Green and Peg Stocking 9 Don and Norma Guenthoer 7 Hacienda del Sol Richard and Joy Hanson 8 Charles and Lucy Hanson Larry and Dorothy Hayden 11 Douglas Heath 8 Marsha Hemstock 3 Leonard Heritage Jack and Alayne Hudspeth 6

Gary and Joyce Johnson 3 Stanley Krohn 3 Terrie Landini Lori Lawler Kristin Lipke Eberly 3 Bart Lovely 3 Nancy Chayne Martin 3 Tom Masse and Barbara Amsden 3 Archie Matthew 2 Andy McDonald 2 Robert and Christy McLaughlin 5 Barry Meguiar 6 Bill Mortimer 13 The Mosaic Foundation Nick and Shiela Nesland Terry and Frances Nicholson Evelyn Nicholson 12 John and Marilyn Nofzinger 8 NW Hudson Essex Terraplane Club Randy Olson 6 Valerie O’Shea 8 Nancy and Tad Papineau 3 Mark Pearson 4 George and Jo Pessemier 7 Kim and Norma Sola Pierce 2 John and Carmen Pollastro 2 Michael Portmann 13 Harry and Susan Pratt 5 A. Stevens Quigley 2 Leigh and Louise Rabel 4 Byron and Diane Richards 4 Leslie and Steven Robinson 6 Merrill and Carol Severson 13 James Shepherd 5 Tim and Marcia Sherry 3 Gary Simmons 3 Herb and Paula Simon 4 C. and Patricia Sinnitt 7 Clint and Lorna Sly 2 Felix Taskar John Thornton 2 Ken Todd Photos Donald Tornberg 5 Arvin and Karen Vanderveen Thomas and Claudia Vedvick 4 Fred Wagner Judy Wagonfeld Richard and Catherine Wakefield 7 Ken and Samantha Waldrip 2 Alan and Sandra Warberg 3 David and Carrie Westby Jarrod Westby Brian White Roy Whitehead Doug and Victoria Wolford 7 Bob and Lois Woods Kyle and Mandy Wooten Richard Worrall David and Barbara Young


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Bronze Key Driver ($120 - $299) James Abercrombie 3 Robert and Betty Adler 8 David and Liz Alexander 3 Fernando and Catherine Algara 3 Donell and Tom Allan William and Lucy Allard 8 Al and Mickey Allen 9 Frederick and Sandra Allen Robert and LuzMaria Allen 7 Bill and Dena Allison Paul and Janet Allison 8 Stacy and David Allred John Altman 3 Wendy and John Amunsen Bryan and Dara Anderson 2 Joe and Rosemarie Anderson 13 John and Nancieann Anderson 3 Ken Anderson 4 Lowell Anderson 3 Ronald Anderson 10 Gregory Andrews 11 Earl Andruss Anonymous 7 Brad and Angie Armour 2

Dave Ash and Shauna Madden 2 Richard Ash 3 Stephen and Sharon Ashurst Patrick and Denise Atchison 2 Karen Austin 2 Ray S Austin Azar, Inc. William and Carol Baarsma 3 Joanna and Mike Baas Donald and Anita Bader 3 David and Leigh Baer William and Carol Bageant 13 Peggy and Roger Bahr Bill and Betsy Bailey 8 Marilyn and William Bailey 3 Lyle Baker 3 John and Marcia Baker Bobby Baldwin 3 Montie and Diane Ball Drew Bamford 4 Henry Barbon John Barich Michael and Karen Barkley Patrick Barnes and Danae Patella 13 Thomas and Rebecca Barth

Michael Bartholet Clifford and Peggy Bartholomew Marion and Mary Ann Bartholomew 7 Robin and Roy Bartlett 3 Lance and Thao Bass 2 Dave and Dawn Baughman George and Cecilia Baumann 3 Wendy and Douglas Bayes Susan and Anthony Beatty 3 Shaun Beaurain Gerald Beckendorf and Ray Coleman 3 William Becker 13 Elizabeth and Dan Beeson David and Connie Bein Rex Bell 4 George Benjaminson 2 Robert and Jean Bennett 8 Paul Benninghoff 8 Mark Berg and Jan Allen 3 John and Susan Bergstrom 3 Donald and Dorothy Berschauer 13 Chuck and Clara Biddlecom Mark Bilodeau and Lansing Andolina 3 Donald and Ethelyn Bishop 10 Jennette and Lee Bishop 3 Charles and Marina Black 2 Joedy Blackstad Mark and Polly Bolender Chris and Linda Bolter 2 Steve Bondi 3 Dean and Larry Bonnell Terrance Borg Rondi Boskovich 4 Jubo and Kim Bouman 2 Ray and Twyla Bourne 2 Gerald and Mary Bowlby 3 James and Tina Boyd Michael Boylan 12 Brian Bradley Michael and Ildiko Bradley 9 Thomas Bradley Tom Braeunig Paul and Leslie Brantner 3 Anthony Branton Fred and Barbara Brazil 2 Eric Breidenbach Ken Breiding 5 Harvey and Matthew Breuer 2 Norman and Nancy Brocard Warren and Jaime Bronoske 2 Amy and David Brooks 2 Kevin Brooks 2 Gregory and Anne Brown 5 Brown Shoe Company, Inc Patricia Brown Dave Brueckner 2

Kurt and Traisee Brunz Michael and Sandra Bruyn 8 Mark Bryan Janet Bryant and George Conger Jerry and Carol Bryant Paul and Jennifer Burchfield Robert Burden Kim and Brett Burgess 3 LeRoy Burgess 3 Wallace and Peggy Burt 2 Nichole Bury Lewis and Muriel Byrd 3 Chris and Dawn Carlisle 3 Charles Carlson 3 David and Owen Carlson Steve and Christy Carter Brian and Anna Casey Carissa Cassell Gordon Caudill 2 Thomas and Kathleen Chappell Doug and Pauline Chase Dave Cherpeske John and Brigitte Chisholm 2 Ralph and Jill Christ 2 Gary and Lucille Christenson 2 Aaron and Julia Christophersen 3 Craig Christy 2 Bryce and Wendy Clarke 2 David and Jenifer Clarke 3 Kent Clawson 3 Kevin Clegg Ronald Cleghorn 3 Patricia and Donald Clifford 3 Tom and Gail Cline 4 Michael and Mike Coad 2 Greg Coe Sharon and Robert Cohee David Coleman 2 Ron and Linda Coleman Sharon Coleman Dave Combs and Tammy Heath 2 Philip Comer L. Steve and Rita Cook 2 Bob and Marty Cooksey 2 Russell Coons Clifford and Sharen Corwin Dean and Sharen Cottrell 5 Thomas and Karen Cowan John Cowman Lew Cox and Steve Forbes 2 Joe and Agnes Cozine Steve Crandell 3 John and Karla Crawford 3 Norman and Marjorie Creitz 12 Brian Cromer Darren and Jennifer Crotenko Richard Crow 2 Brad and Natalie Cullen


seven Jim Culp 3 Michael and Gayle Cummins 4 Rebekha and Isacc Cupps John and Linda Curtis 8 Michael Czaplinski Gary and Malinda Dagan 7 Steve Dahlberg Francis Daly 3 Bill Daniels 2 Shaun and Angie Darby Jerry and Connie Darling David and Dorothy Darrow Daryl and Gwen Daugs 3 Carl and Lorene Davidson 2 Brenda and Donald Davis 2 Henry and Barbara Davis 3 Bill Day 2 Michael DeCarlo 4 Thomas and Nan Dechant 2 Clark and Julie Deem William and Karel Deibel 6 Edward and Anna DeLach 3 Laurent and Carol Delsuc Fred Determan 3 Dennis Dewaay Brenda Dietz 3 Michael DiJulio 3 Gary Dino Bill Dowling 6 Robert Drake 3 Dan and Juniper Drennan Marty Driggs Paul and Tina Dudley Jimsan and Tommy Dunstan Aspen Durand Dana Dysart Glenn Eastep 2 David and Beverly Eastman Kristen and Carl Edem Frank and Molly Edman 3 Margaret and Ronald Edwards Brian Ehlert Gary Ellenberger and Delveda Fortier 5 Steve and Kara Elrod 6 Philip and Judy Eng Michael and Barbara Engen Bob and Marilee Erickson Sean and Alan Essary 2 Robert Estep Carolyn Evanoff 9 Michael Evans and Lynn Lyscio-Evans Michael and Cynthia Ewing 13 Charles Eyres Joe and Lynn Faherty

Roger Falcione Alfred and Elli Falk David Falk Mike and Karin Farden Richard and Wendy Farrell 3 Steven and Laura Faulkner 11 Randy Feigner 2 Juliet Fengler Steve Ferrill 3 Elbert and Linda Field Dick and Marsha Fisher 2 Seth and Teresa Fisher Steve and Theresa Fisher 2 Michael and Nancy Fitta Larry Fleming Craig Fletcher 3 J.F. Florey 6 Alan and Adina Florsheim Jerry Ford 3 D.E. and M.A. Forstrom 3 Brianne Forsyth Phil Franklin Bill Fraser 3 Howard and Evelyn Freedman 2 LeRoy Freeland 10 Edward Freutel 2 Douglas and Jim Freyberg Mark Frey-McCrackyn Doug Friermuth Randol and Laura Friesen Tina and Jason Frost Dale and Leslie Frye Kennth Fuller Ralph and Marilyn Funkhouser 8 Kyle and Joleen Gagnon Fred and Patricia Gaitan

Pat “A�+ B. Gallagher 2 Gary and Jacqualine Gannon Wendy and Leon Gardner 5 Frank and Carol Garratt 9 Kendrick and Tammy George David Gerald 3 Bruce Gibson Jodi Gibson James and Maria Giesy 2 Becky and Carsten Gilberg Mechelle and Damon Gilbert BK Gilbertson 3 Gary and Julie Gillespie John Glaisyer 3 David Goodell Dee Goodin Irvin and Penny Goodroad 2 Nikki and John Goodwin Ken Gordon 11 Greg and Jill Gorgen Joel and Marcia Gorick 3 Richard Gourley 2 Gary Gove Darryll and Linda Graber 9 James and Linda Graddon 3 Jeff Graham John Graham 3 Douglas and Karla Gray 3 Robert and Darlene Greco Conrad Green Terry and Kathy Grenz Aaron Griffith 3 Anthony and Debra Grillo 7 Yamira Grimmett 3 Andrew and Marilyn Grisham 2 Tim and Debbi Griswold

Kristina Grostick 2 Fritz Grothkopp 7 Stuart and Pamela Grover 3 Nick and Alicia Grubbs Mark and Meleanie Guerrero 2 Darrin Guimond 2 Matthew Gullett Thomas and Mimi Hackleman 3 Stephen and Christine Hagman Earl and Camille Hale 6 Michael Hall Thomas and Mary Hall 3 Bev Halliday Mark Halsband Donald and Ann Hamilton 4 Scott Hamilton 3 Tabetha Hammer Josh and Lisa Hanigan Dennis Hannah Allen Hansen Spud Hansen 4 David and Mary Hardaker 3 Nancy and Charles Harding Ronnielee Hardy 2 Brad Harp 2 Deborah Harper 3 Raymond and Tara Harper 2 Dayrl and Vie Harrington Thomas Harris Raymond and Mary Harrison 13 Harry Hart 2 Judy and Wesley Hart Carl Hasenmyer Heinz and Chin Haskins 7 Kristen R. Hatton George and Vineta Hausauer 4


eight Allen Haynes 4 Matthew Hedges 3 Jim and Penny Helfrick Mark and Kim Hendrickson 8 Ethan and Jennifer Hennessey 2 Michelle and Alejo Herrera Ken Hess 3 Phil Hickman Larry Hiegel 2 Marlys and Tom Higgins Douglas and Winnifred Hill 3 Murray and Arlene Hill 12 Earl Hines 2 Thomas Hines 2 George and Karin Hirchert Thomas and Anna-Stina Hird 2 Stephen and Tina Hochhatter Calvin and Johnathan Hoggard 2 Venetia Holbrook Holland’s Land O’ Giants Joel Holland Thomas Hoover 3 Bill and Margarita Hope 2 Arnie and Colleen Horath E. Howard and Bettye Craft 11 Larry and Linda Howell Clark Howey Michael and Mary Hudspeth 3 Jeff Huff Lance and Sheila Hulin 2 Clifford and Tina Hume 3 Stephen and Renee Hunter John and Teri Hurlbut Terry and Janet Hurlbut 3 Bradley Huson Roger and Rita Indrebo 5 Pierce Isaacs 8 Jay Iseli Timothy and Janice Isham 2 Hope Isitt Don and Sharon Isler 8 Jeffrey and Sharon Jacobs 9 Dave and Lynne Jacobsen Richard and Trista Jamieson 2 Mike and Colette Janning Harry Jarnagan 2 Kevin and Judith Jewell 13 Keith and Cindy Johndrow Art and Mercedes Johnson 3 Charles Johnson Jay and Deborah Johnson 2 Kirk Johnson 6 Mark and Patrice Johnson 9 Richard and Suzanne Johnson 5 Joyce Johnson-Burke David and Gail Johnston 2 Jeffrey and Cynthia Jones John and Debbie Jones 5 Kelly and Scott Jones William and Ruth Jones 3

Lori Juhnke 2 Chuck and Stacy Kahler 3 Eugene and Donna Kahn 3 John and Susan Kaiser David and Shirley Kaltenbach 6 Paul Karofsky Jason and Tracy Karro Margaret Karscig Chris and Nancy Keay 2 Robert and James Kelby Mike and Terri Kelley 8 Steven Kelln Michael Kelly 2 Steve Kelly and Grete Roeckers Bernard Kennebeck David Kennicott Harold Kent 13 John and Judy Kent 3 Dennis and Maureen Kerber 2 Jeff and Antonia Kerney 2 Jason Kilpatrick John and Meredith Kincl 3 Michael Klein Dennis and Barbara Klukan Carl Knecht Aaron and Karrie Knesal David Knight 2 Kim Knox 2 Dean Knudtson and Michael Fitcher Bruce Koch Hugh and Brenda Kodama Tyler Kolbo Nick Konkler Mike Kostick Richard and Susanne Kraemer 2 J. D. Kranich Dennis Krasselt Earl Krause Edward and Susan Krebs Blake Kremer and Oratai Tresl 3 Jim and Dianne Kriese 13 Michael and Judith Kronick 10 Robert and Sharon Kropp William and Vivian Kun Manuel and Silvia La Rosa Richard LaConte 2 Shirley Lancaster 3 Carl and Alice Ann Lang 2 Joseph and Lucinda Langjahr 2 Bryan and Marilyn Langlois Stan and Marisa Lanning 2 Steve and Clare Larson Terry and Joan Larson 2 Charles and Andrea Lashley Ken and Patti Latsch 2 Chris and Lisa Lattin Fred Lau 4 William and Pamela Lawellin 3 Tony and Cindy Lawrence 2

Ricky and Carolyn Lee 2 Yun-Han and Chu-Er Lee 2 Mark and Deborah Leibel Kimberlie and Vance Lelli Gary and Diane LeMaster 8 David and Nancy LeMay Alan Lentz Don and Lorraine Leonard 2 Gary Leonard Legendary Doughnuts Al Lewis Garry and Karla Lewis Nicholas and Judith Lewis Elizabeth Lien Michael and Christopher Lilly Maurice Lindell Kris and Angela Lindquist Vic and Joanne Lindstrom 2 John Linvog 12 William Littlejohn 2 Terry Lockhart 7 Lacy and Jessica Lodmell Dave Long Joseph Long and Katherine Prentice 2 Mary and Jerald Long John and Judi Looney 2 Wayne Lopez 3 Aaron Lorton Christopher and Terilee Loseth John and Marla Love Steve and Sue Lovely 2 Stewart and Teri Lowe 13 Gregg Lund 3 Daniel and Dennis Lynam Justin Lytle Lynn and Rhonda Mac Lean Rick MacCornack and Kären Laudenburger 3 Mitch and Kim Mackenroth 2 Ryan and Calley MacKenzie Ralph and Donna Macy 2 Larry and Jewel Madsen 2 Gary and Kayla Main 12 John and Sondra Mangan 3 Mary and John Manley Tim Mansfield Bryant and Jennifer Marchant 3 Cliff Markuson Steve Marsh 2 Brad and Clarice Martin 2 Larry Martin 2 Rick Martin 3 Wallis and Judith Martin 13 Jim and Laurie Martinson 2 Ronald and Liz Mason 6 Dennis Massie Peter and Janice Mathisen 3 Jim Matthews Michael Mauss

David and Dorothy May 4 P. Michael May Lawrence and Betty Jean Mayer 5 James and Mona Beth McBride 13 George and Alice McCain 7 Walt and Sue McConnell 3 Jack and Sandy McCullough 3 Barry and Linda McDonnell 3 Kelly McGee 3 Kenneth McGill 13 Justin and Allen McKenzie 2 Grant McLaughlin Charles and Cathy McNiven 12 Jack and Julie McReynolds Albert and Georgia Meier 5 Sig Mekosky Jeff and Stephanie Menefee 2 Kenneth Merideth 2 Marvin and Janet Merk Robert and Sharon Merz 9 Nathan Meyers 3 John and Leesa Michael 3 George Milholland 2 Michelle Milkowski 3 David and Aileen Miller 2 Donald and Patricia Miller 13 Kristine and Terry Miller Roger and LeAnn Miller Terry and Kristine Miller 6 Janet Millie Ken Miner Celeste Misko Angie Mitchel Michael Mitchell Wade and Jeanne Moberg Lita and Eric Monaghan William Montgomery 8 Eugene and Kaylene Moon 3 Brian and Charisa Moore Duane Moore Jay and Christina Moore 5 Reed and Cara Moore Dudley and Deborah Lynn Moorhead 3 Henry Mora Ken Morrison 5 Charles Morton 3 George and Fran Moynihan Gary Mueller Mueller Household 8 Nick and Christine Mullen David Munger 2 David and Winn Munoz 3 Warren and Cassie Murphy 2 Cindy and Mike Murray Gene Myers 3 Mark Naglich Joel Naishtut 2 Dawn Nance


nine Kari Nanstad Andrew and Marie Neiditz 2 Rex Nelick 2 Bob Nelson 2 Bridget Nelson Jan and Connie Nelson Larry Nelson Michael and Esther Nelson 3 Michael and Karen Nelson Ray and Michele Nelson Bruce Nesbit 3 Hap and Anne Newsom 2 Stephen Newsom 13 Chinh Nguyen Gale and Mary Nickel 2 Bob Nickinovich 2 Andrew and Ardene Niemer 2 Don Niklason and Seani Fitzpatrick 2 John and Crystal Nolan Patrick North 3 Hilva and Fredrick Novota Susan and John Nygard Dennis Nyland 2 Brad Nysether 2 Dan Oban 10 Edward Ocallaghan and Terry Heaney 3 Daniel and Sharron O’Donnell 4 Rick and Aden Ogden Larry and Frieda Ohara 2 Roger Okeson Patrick O’Neill Donald and Annie Oord James Orcutt Andrew Osborn 3 Robert and Karyn Osborne 2 Thomas and Cynthia Ostermann Kurt and Mona Owen Kelly and Ron Paananen Jim and Judy Padur Chris Page Ronald and Dorothy Palmer 2 Eva Papp and Karen Pernick 2 Gus Pappas 3 Lisa and Neil Paquin 3 Gary and Carrie Park 2 James and Bonnie Parker 2 Mark Parris 4 Tim and Karen Parsons 3 Kathleen Paterson 3 Kristi Patterson Russell and Michelle Paxson 2 Darrell Pelley 3 Joe and Gaylene Peluso 3 Justin and Shauna Perez Paul Persson Doug Peters 8 Gary Petersen 7

Eric and Turie Peterson 2 Donald and Juanita Petit 2 David and Ellen Petre 2 Richard and Joann Phelps 8 Tom Phillips Mark Pickard 2 Charles Pierce 2 Jerald and Karen Pischel 10 Timothy and Sandra Pitner Sheldon and Madeline Plumer Polonez Automotive Jerry and Ena Poncar 7 Trudy and Clay Poole Aaron and Liana Potts 2 Gary Powers 3 Jeff Pozarski and Natalie Lecher Frank and Susan Preciso Don and Yvonne Preiser 6 Charles and Rebecca Price 3 Jim Price 3 Richard Price 8 George and Patricia Prichard Harry and Liz Pritchard 5 Melvin and Susan Proctor 6 William and Karla Puck 6 Jack and Amy Pugh Bruce Pusey and Judith Rosevear Joseph Rainier 2 Jo and Ulis Ray 2 Mike and Gracie Rayno Fred and Charlotte Rea

Hans Rebitzer 3 James and Joan Reece 8 Phan Reed Richard and Denise Reed Jan Reeder 6 David and Kate Rees Dewayne and Jeanne Reichert 2 Gary and Kathy Reiter 2 Linda and Charles Remsberg Lyle and Virginia Renz 8 Richard Rewolinski 8 Michael and Annette Reynolds Larry and Gail Reynolds 10 Daniel and Virginia Reynoldson 2 Robert and Betsy Rezba 7 Jacob and Katelyn Richards Diane and Charles Rigby Don and Susan Rinker 3 Ronald Robbel 7 James Robblee 9 Toni and Joseph Roberge Scott and Mikkelann Robinson 2 Timothy Robinson and Margaret Matthews David and Jennifer Robson III Amy and Jeff Rogers Brian and Lisa Rohrback 6 Roderick and Susan Rombauer 6 David and Lenna Rose 8 James and Melissa Rose 8 Lellius Rose

Connie and Ron Rosi 4 Gary and Ruth Ann Ross 3 Rob Ross 2 Robert Roth 6 William and Wendy Roush Troy and Rebecca Rucker Donna Rudiger and Warren Williamson 5 Greg and Dion Rurik 3 Byron and Jane Russell 3 Fred and Cindy Russell Paul Russell Donald and Elaine Ruth 4 Mark Ryan 3 Ramee and Norman Salmon Paul Salzman 3 Thomas and Dawn Samons 7 John and Michael Sanders Gino and Rose Sanfilippo Doug Sankovich and Cheryl Tomblinson 3 Gregory Sauser and Kathy Ingram 10 Jon and Joanne Scalf James and Gretchen Schacht Mark and Cielo Schacht H.J. and Patricia Schafer 11 Rod and Nancy Schauer Tim and Kathy Schiewe Nancy Schmauder 7 Del Schmidt


ten Jeffrey Schmidt and Diana Pronath 3 Larry and Genevieve Schmidt 2 Mary and Michael Schneider Robert Schouten 4 Bernard and Erin Schultz Wayne and Donna Schulz 2 Marc and Mona Sellier Kenneth and Betty Lou Severa Oren and Carol Sewell Thomas and Patricia Shandrow 6 Eldon Shanks 3 Sally Sharples William Sheehan Jr. Robert and Lynn Shick Dong and Shore Shore Tony and Jenny Shore 2 Al and Joan Shott 3 Steve Sieker 2 Steve and Debbie Silver 7 Jeremy and Lauren Silvernail William Simons 6 David and Donna Simonson 6 Joe and Dawn Simpson 2 Joseph and Sandra Sims 2 Wayne and Caren Skube 7 John and Melody Slack 3 Michael Slade Mike and Susan Slade Brian and Debbie Smith Charles and Laura Smith 3 Darrell and Rosemary Smith David Smith 2 Donald Smith Frederick Smith Justin and Bonnie Smith Tom and Ingrid Smith 4 Ted Snyder 8 Rich Sokso 2 George Solomon Leonard and Doris Souchek 10 Jan Spaar Anil and Harish Srivstava James Stangl 2 Marcia and Charlie Stansell Julia Stark Terry and Cody Stewart Tom and Carole Stow Maurice Stratton 9 Kevin Strilcov and Judith Berrian 3 Robert Strom 7 Matt and Beth Stroshane 6 Richard Struna Roy Stubbs 6 Marjorie Suddard David and Susan Suess 12 Jack and Jeanine Sugimoto 2 Arthur and Janet Sukut 2 Vernon and Steven Sullivan Walt and Pat Sweyer 3

George Taitano 2 Catherine and Thomas Tang J. Scott and Cheryl Taylor Lionel and Betty Taylor 2 Stephen and Holly Taylor 3 Ted and Gwynne Taylor 5 Thomas Taylor and Diane Allerdice 3 Eileen and Ron Tellefson Marti J. Tennant Thomas and Janet Tetzlaff 6 Guy Thomas and Rosemary Daszkiewicz 3 Leah Thomas Michael Thomas Sarah and Larry Thomas Steven and Gail Thomason 2 Elaine and Randal Thompson Shawna Thompson Stella Thompson Walt Thompson and Dorothy Abbott 6 Kerry and Janice Thurman 3 Bill and Rachel Tichy 2 David and Mary Tollman Marvin and Melissa Tommervik Jeffrey and Sheri Tonn 5 Jon and Lynn Torgerson 6 Gabriel and Magaly Torres Marcos Torres Nick and Connie Tracy Tony Tribe 7 Stephen and Angela Trinen Laurence and Joan Trollen 7 Dale and Gail Trombley Ed Troyer Rosemary and Rodney Tureaud Henry and Leah Turner 7 James Turner 9 Jody and J Turner Mark and Debbie Turpin 2 Bernice Twigg Claudia Vail-Goss 2 Robert and Mary Vallat 8 Dave and Connie Van Slyke Todd Vancise Russell Vandenbelt 3 Robert Vanderwarker Rachel Vaughn Jose and Janet Veliz Richard Venne 3 Sherri Virtue and Jaren McFarland Tom Voelkand Mariko Kakiuchi Larry Vollum Kenneth and Bonnie Wahl 2 David Wait William Wakefield 7 Larry Waldron 13 Chris and Jo Walker Kevin and Shelley Walker Lee and Candi Walkowski

Rick and Jean Wall 3 Gary and Sue Walla 8 Paul Wallace Don Walling 3 Matt and Fran Walsh Tracy Washbond Bruce and Jackie Watson 2 Reynold and Barbara Watt 3 Jeffrey and Linda Watts 3 Monique Webber 2 Rick and Susan Weidenbach 7 Bill and Linda Weir 2 Pam Welch Tamela and Michael Welch 3 Jana and Jason Wennstrom Chuck and Marsha West 2 Edward and Karen West 2 George and Mary Westenberger Douglas and Alex Westerberg Donald Wetter 3 Charles and Lela White Delbert Whorton Lynn and Merri-Melodi Wicker 3 Dennis and Sharon Wildfang 2 Ken and Kathleen Wilkes 2 Richard and Gretchen Wilkinson Robert and Corrine Wilkinson 11 Tim and Beverly Wilkson

Courtney and Michelle Will Jim and Muriel Will 3 Trevor and Cassandra Will Christopher and Stephenie Williams Don and Lauri Williams 2 Edward and Deanna Williams 3 Thomas Williams Jim and Katie Wilson Carl Windh 3 Douglas and Gloria Wing 3 Roger and Carolyn Winiecki Jeff Winne David and Dixie Ann Winther 11 John and Linda Winther 3 Ray and Jacquie Witherrite 10 Donald Wood Larry Wood Eve and Adam Wood-Gaines Benjamin and Rebecca Wool James and Patricia Wooster Jane Wright and Robert Barnes 3 J. Wurster 2 Todd and N.C. Wyatt Mark Wysoski and Kathy Kreps Mario and Diana Yaeggy 3 Patrick and Diane Yomes 2 Frank and Kim Zangar 8 Bruce and Mary Zeller 3

C e l e b r a t i n g A m e r i c a’s l o v e affair with the automobile


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ACM watches the web for links to interesting, fun and informative content... boot up and enjoy!

ACM Steering Committee members garner recognition:

http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/bruce-meyer-named-enthusiastyear

Links to posts touching on vintage auto racing:

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/02/le-monstre-of-briggs-cunningham-1950.html

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/03/17/2015-amelia-island-concours-delegance-reaffirms-its-status-as-one-of-the-worldsgreat-car-shows/

http://autoweek.com/article/classic-cars/one-mercedes-benz300-sls-porter-special-crashes-rare-lister-jaguar-goodwood http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/15/monterey-motorsports-reunion-egarage-high-res-photo-video/ http://autoweek.com/article/racing/women-sports-car-pioneersruth-levy-and-mary-davis-cross-finish-line

Topics of wide ranging interest some just for fun:

http://chrisoncars.com/2015/03/the-supercar-defined/ http://chrisoncars.com/2015/02/the-automotive-renaissance-of-the1960s/ http://www.caferoadster.com/2015/03/the-bbcs-golden-age-of-thebritish-sports-car/ http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/05/delorean-dmc-12-petrolicious-video/ http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/02/17/from-the-archives-stutz-blackhawk/ http://www.carscoops.com/2015/02/photographer-shows-off-amazing.html http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/02/1964-worlds-fair-extensive-gallery.html http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/27/millennials-like-cars-after-allmtv-study/ https://www.youtube.com/embed/qxCpK1W_Gjw?feature=player_ embedded


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