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Austin Healey Club of Oregon Officers/Representatives 2007 President: Betty Hand 503-693-9293 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Jeff Mach 503-364-6789 email@example.com
Secretary: Cecilia Magnuson 360-834-0136 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Linda Adams 541-416-2347 email@example.com
Activities: Mark Schneider 503-643-7208 mandmschneider@ comcast.net
Advertising: Joe laws 503-636-5817 firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor: Jack Jakobsen 503-432-8777 email@example.com Membership and Charity Chairperson: Skip Monaco 503-245-0174 firstname.lastname@example.org Librarians: John Carter Jeff Mach John: 503-579-6599 Jeff: 503-364-6789 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
From the President’s Corner: Hope everyone survived Valentines Day without getting in the Dog House. We had a very nice but SMALL ATTENDANCE at the February meeting, I hope it was the weather. We were pleased to have a few folks from the Eugene area come to the meeting. Thanks for coming. Mark has done a wonderful job finding members to host upcoming events. He really would like someone to step forward for next January, then his calendar would be full.
Inter-Club Coordinator: John Wilson 541-933-2016 johnhealeylane@worldnet. att.net
Don’t forget the Tri-Cities Rendezvous Meet, this summer, it should be a good one. I hope to see you all in March. Betty
Regalia: Carole Trenko Jaci Koeber Carole: 503-643-2387 Jaci: 503-244-3731 email@example.com ABFM Representatives: Doug Auburg Jeff Mach Doug: 360-694-7769 Jeff: 503-364-6789 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Contents: President’s Message Club Activities Classified Ads Other Car Events This Month in AHCO History February Membership Meeting Minutes British Car Week Handbrake Problems Trivia for the Month Sykart Grand Prix Cold Case, File #011806
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March Meeting: Date: March 10, 2007 Program: 9:45 a.m. Willamette Valley Covered Bridge tour. Meeting: ~2:00-2:30 p.m. Izzy’s Pizza in Salem. See page 4 for further details. Cover: This month’s cover features the beautiful 1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BN7 belonging to Kent and Judy Lambert. Photo by Stephen Datnoff of Hood River, OR.
Thank you: Betty Hand, Jaci Koeber, Kent Lambert, Jeff Mach, Cecilia Magnuson, Norman Nock, Steve Rux, Mark Schneider, and Jan Whittlesey for your contributions to Healey Northwest. Healey Northwest
Healey Northwest ©2007 AHCO The official publication of the Austin-Healey Club of Oregon, Healey Northwest, is usually published monthly for the benefit of it’s members. Articles which appear in Healey Northwest express the opinion of the author and do not express the official Austin-Healey Club of Oregon position on any subject unless specifically noted. We do our best to insure accuracy, but can not be responsible for any errors or omissions of fact. Contributions are welcome on any subject related to Healeys, AHCO, Club members, or of general interest to the classic car hobby. Material from Healey Northwest may be reprinted in other publications, provided credit is given to the author and source, and if reciprocal article use permission is offered by that publication. For U.S. Postal submission, please address articles or correspondence to: Jack Jakobsen Healey Northwest Editor 160 SW 89th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97225-6804 For other communication: phone 503-432-8777 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org AHCO MEMBERSHIP Membership in the Austin-Healey Club of Oregon is available to anyone with an interest in the cars bearing the Healey marque. Individuals need not own a Healey to join nor is membership restricted to any regional, national or continental boundaries. Members are encouraged to participate in all Club activities. Winter activities are normally indoor technical sessions or social events. Summer activities are normally outdoors involving tours and car events. Calendar year membership is available in person at any meeting or by mail for US$25.00 per individual or couple (add US$10.00 for international mail). Checks should be made payable to AHCO and sent to: Skip Monaco, Membership Director 7710 SW 89th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97223 Publication Deadline Contributions to Healey Northwest are due to the Editor by the 15th of the month preceding publication to ensure inclusion in the month’s newsletter. Healey Northwest
AHCO Activities Calendar Editor’s Note: Some information or dates may change after originally published. Check the calendar each month for current information or visit our web site: http://www. healey-oregon.org
March 10, 2007 - Covered Bridges Tour NOTE NEW TIMES!!!! NOTE NEW TIMES!!! Come join us for the March outing!! We will be touring the wonderful covered bridges of the midWillamette valley. Bring your camera and some munchies as we¹ll be having a late lunch. Specifics: Meet at 9:45 (NOTE NEW TIME!) at the McDonald’s in Wilsonville (29682 Town Center Loop W.). We¹ll leave there around 10:15am and tour (via back roads, naturally) to Pioneer Park in Stayton, where we’ll pick up the folks from the south. (You could of course, meet us in Stayton, if your sleep schedule precludes arising early.) We’ll depart from Pioneer Park around noon for the covered bridges. After our meandering, exclamation of the wonderfulness of the bridges, and maybe just a few snappies, we’ll end up in Salem at Izzy’s Pizza (2205 Lancaster Dr. NE (503) 399-0915) around 2:00 2:30 for a late lunch and the monthly meeting. An added benefit?? We¹ll be joined by members of the Jaguar club!! Izzy’s would like a number of attendees. Please call Glen Enright/Jan Whittlesey (503) 538-8610 by March 7th if you plan on attending. That’s home; the day of the tour we’ll have the cell phone, (503) 3412906. PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES!! April 14, 2007 - Mt. Angel Abbey Tour Come see and hear about 125 years of history at the Mt. Angel Abbey. We will tour and hear about the Abbey, the Mt Angel Seminary, the Retreat House and the Abbey Library. Following the tour we will take the short drive to Silverton for our meeting and dinner. 1:00 p.m. Meet in Salem at the Denny’s at the corner of Hawthorn and Mission street. 1:15 Depart for a drive through the back roads east of Salem arriving at
the Mt Angel Abbey for a 2:00 tour of this wonderful Monastery. After our tour we will drive to Silverton for our meeting at the Home Place Restaurant. Call Steve Rux if you have any questions. Home: 503-743-2012 evenings. Cell: 503-932-7918.
Remaining 2007 Calendar by Mark Schneider March 10 – Jan Whittlesey and Glenn Enright will host a tour of covered bridges in the Willamette Valley. The Club meeting will be held at Izzy’s Pizza in Salem, OR. See the full details elsewhere in the newsletter. April 14 – Steve and Bambi Rux will host a tour of the Mt Angel Abbey with the meeting to follow at a restaurant in Silverton, OR. See the details elsewhere in the newsletter. May12 – Joe and Kathy Laws will host the event and meeting. We will be visiting the historic West Linn Locks where we will get to see the locks in operation and learn about the first electrical generation plant in America. Further details in the April issue of Healey Northwest. June 10 – Note the date is the second Sunday of June. Bill and Pat Bolton will host a potluck and the club meeting at their home in Creswell, OR.
from the Eugene, OR area down to the coast. The tour will end up in Yachats, OR for an overnight on the beach at the Adobe Resort Inn. A special room rate has been negotiated for AHCO tour participants. The room rates are: Ocean view rooms, $106.20 per night; non-ocean view rooms, $68.00 these rates do not include an 8% lodging tax. These rates will be held until June 11, 2007. After that date the special room rate will be honored for AHCO members as long as rooms remain available. The Adobe Resort has an excellent restaurant and pet friendly rooms. August 18 – Jeff Mach is investigating an AHCO event in conjunction with the McMinville Fly-in at the McMinville Airport. August 31 through September 3 – All British Field Meet at Portland International Raceway. September 8 – Larry Haroun is planning a tour of the wineries down the Valley with a meeting at one. September 14-16 – Northwest Meet in Silverdale, WA. October 13 – Bob Bollinger and Jim Averill will host the event and meeting this month. November 10 - Al Gross will host the event and meeting for the month December 8 (maybe the 15th???) – Christmas Party.
July 6, 7 & 8 – Historic Races at Portland International January 12, 2008 – Open Date. Meeting host Raceway. An onsite coordinator for the AHCO required. Please call Mark Schneider would be appreciated. Volunteer needed. Please call Mark Schneider (503-643-7208). The main job Classified Ads will be to collect signatures on the parade lap waivers Parts for Sale and distribute the wristbands. Quality Exhaust Headers Improve your performance and your horsepower. Tubular exhaust headers July 14 – The “Christmas in July summer picnic and meeting will be held at Cook Park in Tigard, OR. Tom for 6 cylinder Healeys. Finest quality anywhere in the world. Mandrel bent, tig welded with equal length Monaco will host the event. Arrangements with the pipes. Designed to fit with the stock dual carb intake Tigard City Park are in progress. The Cook Park site the club will reserve is in a fairly secluded area, along manifold. $850.00 per set. Richard Mayor (503) 282the Tualatin River and has a large shelter in case of 1596 or (503) 224-1260. (2/07) inclement weather. Parts Wanted Engine for a 3000 Austin Healey, that needs a rebuild. July 16-20 – Healey Rendezvous in Richland, WA. Either a short block or a complete motor. Call me with what you have. Richard Mayor (503) 282-1596 August 11 – John Wilson will host a tour of old roads or (503) 224-1260. (2/07) Healey Northwest
Other 2007 Car Events April 20-22, 2007 27th Texas Healey Roundup The Roundup will be held at the Radisson Inn Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas and is hosted by the South Texas Chapter of the AHCA. For further information call Bonnie Ayer at (210) 340-0377 or e-mail email@example.com May 19, 2007 Vancouver, BC ABFM The 22nd annual Vancouver ABFM will once again be held on the Great Lawn of the beautiful Van Dusen Gardens, Oak & 37th Avenue from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The annual celebration of British motoring is the largest in Western Canada, with close to 600 vehicles, more than 50 classes with first, second, and third place in each class. Special draws include a trip for two to Britain. For hotel information, registration form and entry information call Patrick Stewart at 604-736-6754. May 26-June 3, 2007 Annual British Car Week See page 9 for more information. June 8-10, 2007 OpenRoads British Car Show OpenRoads 2007 Weekend at Tahoe, hosted by the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club, is open to owners and enthusiasts of British cars of all makes and will be held at the Horizon Casino and Resort at Stateline, NV on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Friday will be check-in and evening reception. Saturday will be a day of tours and autocrossing, followed by an awards event in the evening. Sunday will be a morning car show and awards ceremony followed by departure early that afternoon. A registration fee of $50 will cover one car and two adults. Additional adults are $20 each; additional cars $20. There is no charge for children under 15. Double rooms will be available at the Horizon at a special rate of $97 per night (single or double); $107 (triple occupancy) and $117 (four). Taxes are not included. Registrants must have a registration number issued by the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club to obtain this special rate. Information on the event, the Horizon, and coverage of the Lake Tahoe area - along with registration forms and other information - is available on the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club website at www.GoldenGateHealeys.com June 24-29, 2007 International Conclave This year’s Conclave is presented by the New England Healey Northwest
Region of the AHCA. The event will be held at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel in Burlington, Vermont. They may be reached at (802) 865-6600 or www. sheratonburlington.com/main.html Some of the activities will include: Burlington Hot Wheels 750, Bolton Valley Days, Bolton Valley Bus Tour, Tech Sessions, Lake Champlain 500 Car Auction and Race, Shelbourne Museum Day, Luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge, Dinner Cruise on Lake Champlain, Gymkhana, Funkhana, TSD Fun Rallyes, Uphill Slalom, Gravity Run, and much more. For further information and to register, go to: www.austinhealeyconclave.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org July 16 - 20, 2007 Rendezvous - Tri Cities The 2007 Rendezvous will be hosted by the Cascade Austin Healey Club of Washington and will be held at the Shilo Inn Hotel in Richland, WA. The hotel has river view spa suites, and is minutes from golf, shopping, and miles of walking paths. The special “Healey” room rate of $69 per day includes a hot buffet breakfast, and the hotel has an outdoor pool. Events and activities will include the Popular Choice car show, tours, barbecue, and much more. Other possibilities include: river cruises, wine tasting, four local breweries, historic sites, local fun and of course relaxing with friends and other Healey enthusiasts in the comfortable surroundings. For reservations, call: 1800-222-2244 or 509-946-4661 and be sure to mention “Austin Healey Rendezvous”. For further information contact Co-Chairs: Lois Buhman 425-228-2742, email@example.com or Jan Saxon 253-939-2723, firstname.lastname@example.org Cascade AH Club Rendezvous Auction Thursday, July 19, 2007 One of the favorite events is the Thursday night auction, and the main ingredients in the auction are the wide variety of wonderful items that are available. Historical memorabilia, print items, Healey parts and accessories, gift certificates from our favorite vendors and the widely popular custom made and one-of-a-kind crafts that reflect our love for Healey`s. We want to make this auction the very best for you, so this is your chance to get creative and find or make something for the Rendezvous auction. Pull one of those old heirloom Healey pieces out and share it! Get in the sewing room or shop and create one of your specialties. Recycle
some of your new spare parts. Solicit an item from your place of business. Remember, besides the fun of seeing your item on display all week, the proceeds help defray the cost of putting on a wonderful, fun filled Rendezvous. The Cascade Club has non-profit status. The Tax ID # is 20-210523
This Month in AHCO History by Jeff Mach It’s tough finding much to write about from the pages of years’ past Healey Northwest during these dreary winter months when Club activities have been sparse and mostly indoors. I’m sure things will pick up again next month.
If you get involved you will enjoy the auction even more! Please contact Steve and Laurie Day with your auction items, and ideas, britishcarranch@hotmail. com 509-662-5374, 2512 number 2 Canyon Road, Wenatchee WA. 98801
The March 1977 issue of Healey Northwest contained two mentions that the local Jaguar Club was interested in recruiting other British car clubs to get together for a public display of the cars at Delta Park during the summer. One of the announcements said, “It could be Thanks, Cascade Austin Healey Club of Washington a good gathering of the cars.” I guess so, since that display has now evolved into Portland’s All British Auction Committee. Field Meet. Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2007 Portland ABFM Twenty years ago this month, the Club met at Faspec Once again this year, the Country’s largest All BritBritish Cars and Parts. The gathering included a ish Field Meet will be held at Portland’s International tech session on starting a car after its been sitting for Raceway. Car show, swap meet, vendors, racing, etc. several years. New Club members introduced at that Further details will be forthcoming, but it is not too meeting included Carole Trenko and Dee Meyer. early to mark your calendar for this great event. And, since our Club is a sponsor and participant in putting on this event, be sure to contact our ABFM representa- Ten years ago, the Club held a St Patrick’s Day party at Bill and Pat Bolton’s home in Corvallis. A short tives to see what you can do to help make this event tour and a tech session preceded the Club meeting even more successful. and a buffet dinner followed. Many members of the BC and Cascade AH clubs, as well as members of the September 14 - 16, 2007 Northwest Meet recently formed British Motor Club of Eugene were The 2007 Northwest Meet will also be hosted by the expected to attend the meeting. Cascade Austin Healey Club. This years event will be held at the Silverdale Beach Hotel on the Kitsap Penninsula in Silverdale, WA. Room rates will be $85 for single or double occupancy (plus tax) and 50 rooms are reserved until September 4, 2007. To make a reservation call: 1-800-544-9799. Registration on Friday evening will be $15 per person and includes an evening reception buffet in the hospitality room. Saturday will include at least one organized tour of the scenic Hood Canal and the historic mill town of Port Gamble. In the evening a buffet with choice of two entrees, two salads, two side dishes, and two deserts, coffee or tea will be provided for $30 per person. The Navy’s Under Sea Museum, a large casino, shopping mall, walking paths, and specialty shops are available for self-guided activities. For further information contact Doug Miller at: email@example.com Hope to see you there!
Austin Healey Club of Oregon Membership Meeting Minutes, February 10, 2007 Call to Order: by President Betty Hand at 3:30 pm at Old Market Pub and Brewery in Portland. Betty welcomed guests and thanked Jeff Mach for arranging for today’s outing. Betty mentioned that her email address in the new directory is incorrect. It should read hand92bb@peoplepc. com Officer and Committee Reports: Vice-President: Jeff Mach had nothing new to report but mentioned that the go-cart racing was fun and Richard Mayor showed everyone how to drive the course! Secretary: The minutes from the January meeting were approved. Treasurer: Linda Adams was not present, but Betty Hand gave the treasurer’s report. Membership: Skip has received renewals from all but 40 members. The second and final notices went out today. Activities: Mark Schneider reported that the activities calendar is almost full. He asked for a volunteer to represent the club at the Historic Races in July. Also he is looking for someone to host the January, 2008 meeting so the new activities director will have the first month taken care of. Let Mark know as soon as possible if you would like to help out. He also mentioned that John Wilson will host a tour to Yachats in August and rooms at the Adobe Resort will be available with reduced rates. Watch the newsletter for more information. Next month’s meeting will be March 10 featuring a tour of the covered bridges of the mid-Willamette Valley hosted by Glen Enright and Jan Whittlesey.
club. Jeff is still trying to find more copies of the ‘97‘98 issues and plans to make up two sets of binders of the magazine so one set can be used to check out to members. Old Business: Tom Monaco mentioned that in the re-write of the by-laws it was not mentioned that the past president stay on as a member of the board the year after to make for a smoother transition. Doug Auberg said we should address this at the next election in October/November of this year. New Business: Tom Monaco reported that he received a letter from the ABFM asking our club to consider joining with several other clubs at the ABFM this year in a tugo-war contest. Teams would consist of 10 members and weight limit per team is 2,000 pounds. All participants would be weighed… Tom received an email from the Jaguar Club offering a challenge. Let Tom know if you are interested. Jeff Mach added that at the recent ABFM meeting there was discussion about adding other “Mini” clubs to the board. Betty presented the Most Active Award trophy for the year to Jeff Mach. Congratulations Jeff! Meeting adjourned 3:50 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Cecilia Magnuson Secretary
Advertising: Joe Laws reported that British Wire Wheel has renewed their ad. Editor: Jack Jakobsen was not present, no report made. Inter Club Coordinator: John Wilson reported that he attended the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ recently and big Healeys ranged in price from $32K to $100K. A total of 14 Healeys went up for auction. John will be attending the International Conclave in June, and so far 100 have registered. Also he plans to attend the Swedish International Meeting which is already booked. Charity: Skip Monaco had nothing new to report. Regalia: Carole Trenko said she will be batching name tag/ club pin orders in the future to get a better price. Librarians: Jeff Mach reported Bill Bolton donated his entire collection of Healey Northwest magazines to the Healey Northwest
British Car Week 2007 May 26 - June 3 10 Years of Celebrating British Cars
Editors note: The above information was obtained from Scott Helms, www.britishcarweek.org and was reprinted with their permission.. Healey Northwest
March’s Trivia For the month “On the Beach” by Mark Schneider During the last month I have spent a lot of time at home recuperating from some surgery I had in mid-January. If you happened to be at the February meeting you noticed the elegant neck wear I had on as a result of the surgery. No, I am not trying to star a new fashion trend. However, during my extended stay at home I watched many old movies and way more television than I would normally. (Thanks to Jeff Mach I had use of just about every really good “gear head” movie one would care to watch. Thanks again, Jeff). I also checked movies out of the library and one of those movies was the 1970’s movie called “On the Beach”. Some of you may remember the movie story about the end of the world following a nuclear interchange between the U.S. and Russia. The radioactivity was making its lethal way around the globe and Australia would be the last population to succumb. What this has to do with Healeys is that there is a sports car race in the final segment of the movie. The racing cars included Ferraris, Porsches, MGs, and a few Healeys. The racers in the movie were driving with total abandon but why not? They were all destined to die anyway.
Editor’s note: The above article was reprinted with permission from British Car Specialists, (209) 9488767. If you are contemplating this project for your Healey, contact Mark Schneider who recently completed it on his BJ8.
Now, for a trivia question: In the final stages of the race sequence there is a Healey that gets T-boned, rolls multiple times in a fiery crash. I watched, rewound and re-watched the 2-3 second segment of film several times. I am pretty certain that the car was a Healey 100s. Was it? The car had a Perspex windscreen and the fuel filler seemed to be in the middle of the body above the boot. The first person to come up with the correct answer will receive a hearty handshake as a reward.
The February 2007 Sykart Grand Prix by Jeff Mach
few adventurous AHCO members gathered at the Sykart Indoor Racing Center in Tigard for some indoor kart racing prior to attending the February Club meeting. The roster of racers included Richard “Ricardo” Mayor, Steve “V8 Healey” Rux, John “Stirling” Carter, Bob “Mark” Wiley, Cheryl “Cherrie” Wiley, “Ray,” “Curtis,” me (unable to decide on a nickname on the spur of the moment), and a couple other members and guests, whose names or nicknames I didn’t get. We lined up on the starting grid and gave the karts and ourselves a good thrashing on
managed to improve our lap times during the second session. Jim Averill, who declined to risk his life out on the track with us, managed to record some pictures of the racing action for posterity.
Sykart 2: “The Front Straight”.
Sykart 1: “The Lineup”!
the 1/3-mile track during two hotly contested heats. As probably could have been predicted, “Ricardo” gave the rest of us a lesson on driving the track, even managing to break into the top ten lap times of the day (at least as of when we quit). That was pretty impressive, when you saw some of the teenage and sub-teenage kids racing out there. “V8” and “Mark” also drove the heats well. Between heats, several of us tried to learn the tricks of a fast lap Sykart 4: “Look out, here comes Ricardo”. time from “Ricardo” and Healey Northwest
Sykart 3: “That tough turn three”.
Cold Case, File #011806 Date: January 18, 2006, Time: 10:32 a.m. by Jaci Koeber n January 18, at about 9:41.5 a.m. George and I decided that even though the weather wasn’t looking inviting, very dark clouds with some even darker, that we would take off on our 3+ mile walk out through the desert. This is the route that we take a few times a week. It is just the cactus, some rabbits and birds and US. As we take this walk on rounds created by the quad riders we cross through several washes. At the furthest point from our RV park the clouds started to let loose and we thought we were caught, but it only lasted a few drops or so and we were able to continue on, good thing because there were no trees to find some cover. As we continue on around the circle we take, as we approached about the last wash on our way George decided it was time for him to do a bladder muscle check and he headed for some bushes at the edge of this wash.
He seemed to be gone longer than normal but I looked back and he was coming. As he caught up with me he quietly says, “I found a pistol”. I said, “What is a pistol?” He answers, “A gun!” At about this time I am finally on the same page with him and I say, “When did you find a gun?” He answers, “ When I was in that last wash!” Oh, My, Gosh!! I had to let this sink in a bit and we figured out that this was the first time we had gone on our walk without our phone. We would phone the sheriff when we got back to the RV. Sykart Photo Info: Sykart 1: Part of the first heat AHCO lineup on the starting grid including “No nickname,” “V8,” “Ricardo,” “Cherrie” (not visible), “Mark,” and “Ray.” Sykart 2: “No name,” “V8,” and “Ricardo” on the front straight. Sykart 3: “Ricardo” battling past “No Name” in turn 3. Sykart 4: “Ricardo” looking to overtake “Mark in turn 3. Editor’s note: All photos by Jim Averill. Healey Northwest
By the time we got back we had decided we would go down to the sheriff’s office which was only a mile away. After we had a cup of tea, we got in the truck and headed for the sheriff’s office. Closed! No phone number or anything. We went next door to the County Judge’s Office and I asked one of the ladies if they could give me the phone number for theSheriff. 911 she says. Of Course! But George and I had discussed this and decided it was not an emergency so we should try a direct call. George called 911 and told them he wanted to get in touch with the Sheriff’s office of LaPaz County, her answer, “This is”. He told her he had found a gun in the desert and she told us the Sheriff was on a domestic violence call in Bouse about 45 minutes away and that he would get in touch with us soon. George had given her our cell phone and address in the park. At about 2:10 p.m. a Sheriff’s car comes down our street a little faster than the 5 mph speed limit and quickly stops in front of our place. He comes in and asks where George found the gun and did he have it. By now everyone in the park is wondering why the Sheriff is at our door. George told him about where it was and that he could show him where it was, (hoping to have a ride in the sheriff’s car) and the guy asks if his car could make it through the desert to where it is. George says I think so but we could take my truck if we need to. He says he will follow George to the spot. When they find the gun the Sheriff picks it up with a plastic bag and they look it over, he says he is sure it was ditched there. Someone had taken a hack saw to it but it only scratched the surface. He took George’s identification information and told him the facts on the gun would be on the nation wide network in 30 minutes. George is now sitting back waiting to hear from the network of Cold Case Files so he can re-enact his bladder muscle check and doing his civic duty of reporting such a find to the proper authorities. Editor’s note: And we thought the Koebers were just playing golf and enjoying the warm weather! 13
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