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During a weekend in late April we made the now traditional end of season trip to Dumont. We had a great turnout with Steve Porter, Kevin Fegan, Mark Rhoades and the kids, Walt Fisher (with his newly acquired grey sandrail), Steve Tharp, John Cole, Dean Carver, Jim and Nancy Kstle, and Melissa and me. It was just a two day weekend for us, but we arrived at sunset on Friday thanks to the short drive (and leaving work a little early). Perhaps the biggest story of the trip was the debut of Walt’s new car. We arrived to find that shortly after Gordon’s Well Walt had arranged to purchase Jeff Oliver’s beautiful grey sandrail. We were sad to hear that Jeff had the car for sale, but were glad that this special car didn’t go far. Walt was already quite familiar with this style of car, as he and Jeff had originally built their cars together years ago. Both cars have undergone significant transformations over the years, with Jeff’s recently getting the 6.0 Liter V8 transplant. Walt reports that this makes it hard to pull you head off of the headrest while under acceleration. We went for a number of rides on Saturday, and the weather was very nice. We were camped near the tips of the fingers, and didn’t have any problem with soft sand getting into camp. Kevin Fegan came out for the first time in a few years with his 3.8 Liter V6 car and enjoyed being back in the dunes. With relatively little traffic in the dunes we were able to get up to high speeds quickly, and saw over 70 miles per hour out on the back side of the dunes. This got a little interesting when John Cole’s tie rod spreader came off of the steering rack, which (Continued on page 2)

 With the temperature warming up  Janece reports that the club flags are we don’t have any dune trips done, and will be available for $20 planned until Coral Pink, but that each. Thanks to Janece for getting great trip isn’t far away now. these sewn up and screen printed.  Following Coral Pink we have the  With fewer trip articles this month, annual Lake Havasu trip planned for we have more fun and games. We the weekend of August 14-17th. have a clearer version of last Make your plans now to join us for month’s word search, and Janece some summer fun. has created a crossword that is on page 3.

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June 10th: Club Meeting at Denny’s. July 6-8th: Time in Mesquite on the way to Coral Pink! July 8th-18th: We’ll be in the park at Coral Pink! July 18th-19th: One more night at the CasaBlaca on the way home. Keep in mind that there will not be the usual July club meeting since we’ll be at Coral Pink. We do however plan on going to Lotsa Motsa Pizza in Kanab!

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caused the car to spin out and do a 180 on the side of a relatively steep dune. Fortunately it came to a stop without further event, and we were able to get it back together and he continued on for the rest of the weekend. We sat around some in the middle of the day Saturday, but went for great rides too. We did a little welding on my car, and formulated plans to update the rear five link mounts before Coral Pink. Since mine was the first of the high school five link cars, we have since made some iterative improvements, and Walt and his new toy now we’ll go back and update mine to make it a little stronger. On Sunday we went for another fast ride through the dunes. Kevin had a rear bearing go out, so we led him back to camp and continued on. Then we had a little event where Walt crossed a ridge into a witch’s eye which is rumored to have flipped the new car over onto it’s roof and side. By the time we got back to the scene the car was placed skillfully on all four wheels, and the damage was limited to a bent spindle and whip tab. Walt drove back to camp, and we made repairs before heading home and Walt and those lucky enough to get to spend another day out there went for an afternoon ride. We left on Sunday afternoon and headed home. We ate at the Mad Greek in Baker and began looking forward to the next time we’d be driving through there with the trailer on the way to Coral Pink. We can’t wait!

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The Rooster Janece created a word search puzzle last month, but it printed in a different font. Here it is again in a clearer format. This does mean you’ll have to wait another month for the answers...

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Thanks again to Janece for creating this puzzle. We’ll publish the answers next month. 4


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P.J. and Melissa have a Yamaha Golf Cart For Sale: Late 1990’s G14 Gas golf cart with lift. Floor sits 24 inches above the ground. Stock motor, runs well. $2000 obo Contact P.J. Kastle: (951) 285-8459 pkastle@msn.com

Don and Shirley have their Fiberglass Dune Buggy For Sale: 1600cc dual port engine, street legal, beautiful paint job, must see to appreciate. $6500 Contact Don or Shirley Ford: (928) 680-0657 Home (928) 846-2304 Cell

Danny Sprinkle 6/1 Karissa Hagen 6/3 Jeremy Hagen 6/3

Todd Cochran has his Polaris RZR For Sale: Polaris RZR 800 EFI, Very low hours and in excellent condition, since the photos were taken he added rear paddle tires and front mohawks on aluminum rims. $9000 Contact Todd at ltcdds@verizon.net or call (909) 965-2193

Angela Stutte 6/4 David Schellinger 6/16 Linda Hagen 6/20

The Hagens have two child’s helmets for sale: Both were purchased at Chaparral, 3 years ago. Both are full face with visors. Exterior is in good shape, minor scratches. Inside is in perfect shape, foam intact, no tears. Black one is a child Small and the Yellow one is a child Medium. $50 each. Contact Pete/Linda at 760-451-0845

Matt Becker 6/21 Steve Porter 6/25 Jeannine Gaudreau 6/30

This month we would like to thank Janece Grossmann for creating the word search and crossword puzzles. We are short on newsletter content, so anything you can contribute will help fill the pages. Next month we’ll have a preview of Coral Pink by looking back on some past summer Utah trips. -P.J. and Melissa Kastle 5


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June 2009 Rooster  

In this edition of the Rooster, we cover our April Dumont trip and have a word search and crossword puzzle to help pass the summer time wait...

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