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ruby’s redondo beach friday cruise

by chris travers

We were looking for something to do in July... something COOL. That’s when Norm Marshall came up with the idea of venturing out of the O.C. and checking out the Friday night cruise at Ryby’s in Redondo Beach. A large group including Rudy & Edith, Mas & Dianne, Dan & Cathy, Don Storey, Don Walz, and Rich Miller met early at my house in Cerritos with the actual meeting spot being set for the corner of Artesia and Hawthorne Blvds. in Redondo Beach. By the way, this is where I first met Norm at the regular Cars & Coffee cruise on Saturday mornings. By 3:00pm Larry Lopez had arrived and we all left for Ruby’s at King Harbor right next to the Redondo Beach pier. This location is managed by the same people that take care of the location in Whittier that also hosts another great Friday cruise that most of us have attended in the past. The parking lot in front of Ruby’s is always filled with muscle cars, street rods, exotic cars, antique cars and bikes, but thanks to Norm we had reserved parking waiting for us. There were lots of good places to eat in the immediate area if you wanted something different from what Ruby’s offers, but how can you top a great burger. The concept of eating early so that we would not feel guilty about powering down desert later was presented and quickly approved and it was an easy sell. see pages 4 & 5

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President’s Page... By Steve Stillwell October 6th Barbecue at Bobco

This impromptu party is Pickups Limited, Orange County Chapter’s opportunity to shine! Everyone in attendance at the past three club meetings has had the opportunity to hear me promote the upcoming National Council Barbecue at Bobco scheduled for October 6th. This is a closed event not open to the public, however, each member of every chapter of Pickups Limited, Southern California is invited to attend so it has the potential of being big – maybe the largest gathering of PUL chapter members in recent times. As your President, I feel this event is very important for Orange County to show the other chapters how much we have grown as a group and our chance to introduce our new members to all of the other chapter members. For the first time in recent history our National Council has an excess of operating capital which will be spent on hosting the food for this event. Our chapter has been requested to bring the meat and condiments which will be reimbursed by our National Council for purchasing the party supplies. You are requested to bring your drinks (no alcohol please) and anything special you would like to addto your plate of hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring folding chairs and those that can bring EZ Ups will be appreciated. It can be hot in Lake Elsinore this time of year! Do not forget to wear your name tags. Other chapters will recognize our OC blue badges. This will put you on an immediate first name basis with everyone you meet. I hope you will attend even if your truck isn’t running. Several members suggested we turn this gathering into an impromptu swap meet, so load up your pickup with those extra parts you wish to sell. You have the perfect audience. Here’s the details. We will leave as a group at 9:00 am from the parking lot of the 401k Club, 4392 East La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA. 92807 (just west of the corner of La Palma and Lakeview). We are meeting here because of space limitations at Tom’s Place. We will then drive non-stop to Bobco located at 18225 Eucalyptus St, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532. Make me proud. It is our time to be recognized. Steve Stillwell, President Pickups Limited, Orange County Chapter steve@pickupslimited.com 2 www.pickupslimited.com

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a special person... Jack Gechter of the San Diego Chapter recently saw this picture (right) on Facebook that he wanted to share with everybody… Happy 75th Birthday to Bob Baxter “Dr. Bob” has helped so many of us with our 1953-1956 F-100 Trucks over the years. Bob is always the first one to jump in when somebody has a problem on the road. I remember during Super Tour 4 when Al Ubrun and Walt Pocock had problems with fuel delivery. Bob spent more time under their trucks then they did! He did the same thing for Steve Stillwell’s starter at the 2006 North South Run. I understand that his brother made him this VERY KOOL Birthday Gift.

THAT’S BOB SOMEWHERE UNDER THE TRUCK

Orange County Pickups Limited - a chapter of Pickups Limited of So. California

PRESIDENT- Steve Stillwell - steve@pickupslimited.com VICE PRESIDENT- Ed Oe - ed@pickupslimited.com TREASURER- Dianne Hamano - DMHAMANO@aol.com SECRETARY- Larry Lopez - spraycan@pickupslimited.com SGT. AT ARMS - Rich Miller SAFETY COORDINATOR - Rudy Weber - rudolphweber@yahoo.com WEBMASTER- Dale Beverley - pickups@pickupslimited.com NEWS LETTER & ACTIVITIES - Chris Travers-chris@pickupslimited.com

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Friday Cruise to ruby’s in redondo... from page 1

Plenty of trucks for everybody to see. Joe Chandlee from Torrance helped us to top the 15 F-100 mark.

VW’s have always been special to me but the payload that this 2000+ cc turbo powered square back was carrying was not what you might see every day.

#15 arrived just before desert...

Here was an old drag Falcon that had been somewhat converted back to street use.

Ha yes... a Bug Eyed Sprite. What a wild ride these things can give to you.

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Yes the bird goes with the car

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Ron & Donna Jacobs along with Robert & Anita Flores arrived just in time to join us for that early dinner and of course our hosts, Norm & Sally were already waiting for us to arrive. But the fun was just beginning. In all we had 8 trucks representing Pickups Limited of Orange County and with our friend Joe Chandlee from Torrance and a few others, there were a total of 15 F-100’s present. As great as this display was, the fun still had not started yet. You see when the awards and raffle began, things got out of hand. No there wasn’t any screaming or yelling and yes I had my normal “SECOND PLACE RAFFLE TICKETS”, the thing is we swept ALL of the awards! That’s correct, everything. For good measure Ron, Robert, and Dan won raffle prizes too. Good thing none of us hit it big on the 50/50. I’m sure glad that we got out of there in one piece so we could all go for desert later. Special thanks to Norm & Sally for putting this together for us.

A nice collection of 2nd place tickets

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the 2012 Braille Rallye... The Blind

Leading the Humbled - Learning and Loving the Braille Rallye By: Jonny Lieberman Senior Features Editor-Motor Trend Magazine Posted on MOTORTREND.com July 30 2012 2:54 PM

“Most teenagers are very excited about getting their driver’s license.” One of the Braille Rallye’s organizers said to the group of new drivers that I was standing with. “These kids are never going to get their licenses. They’ll never be able to drive. This is a real highlight for them.” It was exactly then, at that moment, the magnitude of the day’s little two-hour rally hit me. What sounded on virtual paper as a good thing to do, a fun thing to do, was actually much bigger than that. The Braille Rallye is put on by the Braille Institute of Los Angeles. Simply put, it’s a way for blind and partially sighted students to participate in a motoring event. They don’t just passively sit there. They are the navigators. The rally instructions are in braille (or, for the partially sighted students, large font). The drivers, for the most part, can’t read braille (I sure can’t), so if you’re going to complete the day’s drive, not to mention compete, you are dependent on your student navigator. Motor Trend was offered a spot in this year’s Braille Rallye and I volunteered, showing up with a 2013 Volkswagen Golf R, which seemed like a fun car to run the event with. I was paired up with a young student named Tiffany Zhao. She’s been competing for a few years, and next year she’ll be a junior at Temple City High School in the San Gabriel Valley. That’s the age where most people start getting their learner’s permits and licenses. Not Tiffany however, as she can’t see. But as I learned, that’s her only disability. “What’s in there?” Tiffany asks me as we sit in the VW, awaiting our 10:09 am start time. She’d been handed a bag of goodies that all the students get for participating. The first thing I pull out is some sort of toy monster. I begin describing it, but quickly realize I have no experience around blind kids. “It’s this blue… thing.” Did I really just describe it as blue? I feel inadequate. I tell Tiffany about the next piece of swag, a video game controller. “They always do this!” She exclaims, though with humor in her voice. “What are blind kids supposed to do with video game stuff? I guess I can give it to my little sister.” She pauses. “Or sell it on Amazon.” Last is a pair of headphones. “Good, I can use those.” We’re the seventh car to leave, and I watch in amazement as Tiffany scans the instructions with her tiny right hand. “Turn right on Vermont, speed is 32, and stay in the left lane.” The series of dots she’s feeling are utterly meaningless to my eyes. Yet to Tiffany, they’re plain as day. She navigates us onto the 101 Freeway and then onto the 110, where she warns me that we’re going to need to immediately slide several lanes over to the left. No problem, I explain to her. This is my daily commute. She asks me if I’ve participated in rallies before. I think back – with horror – to the last time and distance rally I participated in. The one where I spent most of the night doing U-turns (a huge rally no-no) and blowing checkpoints, before my best friend and navigator eventually chucked the instructions out of the window. “A few,” I meekly tell her. I ask her about previous Braille Rallyes she’s run. She tells me that she always enjoys them, but, “I really want a trophy this year.” Poor thing, I think to myself. They really stuck you with the wrong guy. However, everything is going smoothly early on. Because of the typical terrible L.A. traffic, I’m able to catch up to the sixth car, a new Porsche Boxster piloted by 15-year Braille Rallye veteran David Kunz of KABC TV fame. This is easy, I think to myself. Too easy. They probably just make it simple because of the poor blind kids. Suddenly Tiffany and I are making a right turn that Dave’s Porsche isn’t. I begin to doubt myself, and worse Tiffany. We’re looking for the address 520, a place for a momentary pause. I look left and see 500 and 550, but no 520. I make a U-turn and Tiffany yells, “What are you doing?” I feel awful. I’m already blowing it for this girl. Coming the other direction I see one of the five California Highway Patrol cars that are participating in this year’s event. I use my eyes and look on the other side of the street and see 520. I feel bad for a second, but realize that rally organizers are always trying to trick you. Even addresses on both sides of the street is just the sort of trap they’d set. More importantly, I realize that Tiffany knows what she’s doing. I just need to trust her. We elect not to pause since we wasted time driving in circles. I apologize for not looking on the other side of the street and Tiffany tells me not to worry about it. She’s having fun. Earlier I placed her hand on the R20’s gear selector. I showed her how to row through the H-pattern. “Oh,” she says. “No one ever showed me how that works.” I think back to my father doing the same exercise with me when I was about six-years-old. It’s crazy how much we take for granted. For the next hour or so we move smartly across South Los Angeles. Tiffany shows me she knows what she’s doing. For example, she’s reading three or four instructions ahead, which makes driving much easier for me. And she’s spelling out the street names. Smart. The $37K Volkswagen has a great cruise control interface that makes selecting and maintaining speeds like 42 mph in a 45 easy. Even though it feels weird going so slow. The organizers were very keen on letting us know that there’s simply no reason to exceed the speed limit. Still, like Tiffany, I’m having fun. We travel down a long road in Huntington Beach, and are supposed to make a right turn at the “T,” and then take the first opportunity to 6 www.pickupslimited.com

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make a right. There we’re supposed to find a stop sign where we can pause for as much as ten minutes if we’re ahead of schedule and need to recoup some time. Ahead of us is another CHP car, the fifth car out, so I just follow him into a suburban neighborhood that’s totally devoid of stop signs. I pull up next the car and the officer says, “I don’t see any stop signs.” Great. “Maybe we missed something back at the light?” Tiffany suggests. We were supposed to turn at the fourth traffic signal. Maybe we turned at the third? “Are you sure it said ‘at’ and not ‘after?’” I ask Tiffany. “Yes,” she tells me, her hand reading and rereading the instructions. “It’s definitely ‘at.’” By this point I trust her completely. Maybe the officer turned at the third light and I just lazily followed him and his student too, pardon the expression, blindly? “Get us back to that 45 mph sign,” Tiffany commands, “And we can recount the lights.” Knowing that we had a ten-minute grace period, I decided it’s time to take advantage of the Golf R’s high-output turbo engine. After all, what good are 265 horsepower if you don’t use ‘em? “Hold on,” I tell Tiffany. She smiles and tells me not to worry. “There’s a bump coming up,” I tell her. The Volkswagen easily bounces over it. She loves it and laughs. Turns out there are occasions where speeding is necessary. In no time flat we’re retracing our steps. Turns out both the cop car and us were right. The instructions, we reason, must be wrong. Tiffany fast-forwards the instructions to the next one that has a street name. McFadden. I use Google Maps on my phone to locate it. We’re close. We jam. After a few minutes we hit the second checkpoint. “You’re the first ones to arrive,” the volunteers tell us. “I think there’s a mistake in the instructions,” I tell them. They shake their collective heads, telling us that the route is pre-run 14 times to make sure everything is accurate. I shrug, depart, and then tell Tiffany that if the instructions are correct then there’s no way car 7 should show up before cars 1 through 6. She agrees. And smiles. Before too long we’ve reached the final pause point, where if we like, we can sit for as many as ten minutes. Because of the blip we’d hit earlier, Tiffany suggests we just about split the difference and pause for four minutes next to a motorcycle shop. Tiffany keeps asking if I see any of the other competitors going by. Nope, I tell her. None. Four minutes strikes and we’re off to the end. As we pull in we’re told that we’re the first car to arrive. “How’d we do?” I ask. “Pretty good,” a volunteer tells us. “You’re about six minutes late.” Meaning that if we had continued on instead of stopping we only would’ve been two minutes late. Or so we thought. Turned out we were a little bit later than that. Tiffany and I, Team On Time as we decided to call ourselves, sat and waited for the other cars to show up. We’d been grouped into the Celebrity/Media group. Not that there were any actual celebrities in attendance, but rather there were a bunch of cars dressed up to look like movie cars including a Back to the Future DeLorean, a Brosnanera James Bond 7 Series, a Ford Expedition in full Jurassic Park regalia and a wicked cool 1955 Buick Special/Century made to look like one from the old Highway Patrol TV show. We sat and watched and every time a car pulled in I let Tiffany know. Turns out there was a mistake in the instructions, as some cars are severely late. By more than an hour. “I think we’re going to win,” I tell Tiffany. “That’d be great.” She tells me with a big smile. As it turns out, we did win. Tiffany and I were the winning Celebrity/ Media team and finished in fifth place overall out of 55 participants. Other teams were closer to the specified time (the winning team of driver Jeff Laack and navigator Elizabeth Palafox were 7 minutes, 36 seconds over ideal), but our time of 13 minutes, 10 seconds (over) had us finishing second place among the braille readers. And, if we had not stopped for that last timeout, we would have been third place overall and first place amongst the braille readers. Much more importantly, Tiffany got her trophy. I led her up to where the awards are being given out the way I’d been shown (she takes my left elbow with her right hand) and we hold up our trophy. Then we pose for pictures. It feels awesome. “Can I drive you next year?” I ask Tiffany after we retake our seats. “I’d like that,” she says. And next year I assure her, we’re going to win. Tiffany, as always, smiles. If you live Southern California and are interested in participating in a future Braille Rallye, contact Pat West at braillerallye@gmail.com Hauln’ Freight • september-october 2012

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1955 Ford F100: I have ordered the

custom 18” steel wheels for the Effie from our buddies at Performance Plus in LB and have already received the Michelin tires for them. The wheels will be powdercoated in an off-white; process yet to be finalized with Charlie at Performance Plus in Long Beach. Also, its A/C unit will be here from Old Air, in a few days. Performance Plus was nice enough to lend me some Boyd 18” wheels with zero offset, upon which they mounted some Michelin 245x60 tires, for fitment measurements and clearances (3 pics. There is ample room in front and I will widen the rear fenders if required.

1955 Nash: The A/C kit is already

with Jerri the fabricator as he finishes the inner wheel wells and other under hood sheet metal. These photos are not the finalized ones, made from sheet steel, but you can see how much better they look than others that have been fabricated. The A/C install presents a challenge due to the limited room and the slanted firewall. Also, I will rewire it with a harness bought from SoCal Pickups a few hundred moons ago.

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A/C NOTES: Both A/C units are electronically controlled and feature heat, A/C and defrost. I had the Nash’s 302HO Mustang engine’s compressor checked and overhauled for $65... HA a steal versus new and reported at 65% life remaining! CORVETTE STREES TEST: It took

days, but I finally found (I hope) a solution to the Corvette’s 409 breaking the plastic cover on the wiper motor. That unit has an imbedded circuit board and is rarer and expensive. The (now polished) SuperRam intake was cracking it when the engine torqued, so I ordered poly inserts for the motor mounts. No one makes a direct replacement but an entry on the Corvette Forum revealed that a left, 93-97 Camaro poly insert works for both sides. Everyone said not to use solid mounts, which are only available as custom builds anyway. I had the engine almost totally reassembled and ready to start, but this breakage issue needed resolution, requiring minor disassembly. So many projects but we are inching along, despite the recent So-Cal sauna conditions. See you all soon, Mike Hay

mike’S NOT THE ONLY ONE... check out Bill Lee

Bill Lee has been making the most of his retirement time these days by taking on yet another project. This one isn’t your typical ‘56... check out that custom bed and super wide fenders with the running boards to match. Knowing Bill it will be low enough to clear most road hazards that exist in Anabella Utah but what will the color be?

Will it be running for the September Super Tour?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WE WANT TO KNOW!

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How to Adjust Your Headlights Need to adjust your beams? Here’s out quick-and-dirty guide to ensuring your headlights are aligned to shine on the road rather than in the eyes of oncoming drivers. How To Adjust Headlights - Posted on: Jun. 02, 2010 By: Wendy Withers - Break Studios Contributing Writer Do you need to learn how to adjust headlights? Adjusting your car’s headlights should be a regular maintenance item for your vehicle. Over time, the bulbs and housings can jiggle and move, making the beam not as effective as it should be when driving at night. While many people leave this chore to a mechanic, learning how to adjust your headlights is fairly quick and easy. To adjust your car’s headlights you will need: • Masking Tape • Screwdriver • 25’ Tape Measure • A flat, level area of ground in front of a wall or garage door, big enough to keep your car level • IF YOUR VEHICLE USES AIR BAGS< SET THEM FOR NORMAL DRIVING HEIGHT Pull your car up as close as you can get it to the wall. You need to know where your headlights are in relation to the wall so you can tell where the beams should be from a distance. Mark the position of the headlights on the wall. Using the masking tape, mark one horizontal line from the center of one headlight to the other. Then use two small pieces to mark the vertical centers of each light on the wall. Move the vehicle back 25’ and turn on the lights. Making sure the car stays flat and level note where the beams hit the wall in relation to your previous marks. You want the brightest part of the beam to hit just below the horizontal mark and a bit to the right of the vertical ones. Locate the adjusting screws on the light housing. Most headlights have two screws for adjusting the headlights on the light housing, one for vertical adjustments and one for horizontal ones. Using the screwdriver, carefully turn the screws slowly until the beams are in proper alignment. It is best to adjust headlights after dark or against a dark surface so you can see where the beams are hitting best. If you do not keep the vehicle flat and level the beams will end up being too high or too low when you are driving. Knowing how to adjust the headlights on your car will not only keep your night driving safer, it will save you from having to go to a mechanic and about $45.00.

Proper headlight aim is critical. Check aim with a driver in the car and a full tank of gas. The low-beam cutoff (a) should be slightly below the center of the lens (b) to keep glare out of oncoming traffic and reduce the light reflection that occurs during rainy or snowy weather. The bend in the cutoff should be slightly to the right of the center of the lane, for the same purpose. This will illuminate the road surface in front of the car, as well as the curb area to the right. 10 www.pickupslimited.com

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Mercury Rising...

By Steve Stillwell - Photos by Cory Stillwell

My new project is a Ford, but not a truck! My dad had two cars that he said he wished he could have kept during his lifetime – a ’36 Plymouth Coupe and a hot rod 1951 Mercury. I never saw the Plymouth, but have fond memories of the Merc. No surprise that my Dad’s Mercury was a hot rod since he had driven for the Fryer Brothers of NASCAR stock car fame. I remember the day he drove the car home from a local garage where he had installed a 430 CID Lincoln engine and LaSalle overdrive transmission. I remember it because we lived in the city of Chattanooga, TN and it was unusual to hear a car with open headers coming down the city street! He and his friends used to top-end race on Bonnie Oaks Drive, one of the first 4-lane concrete interstates built. They didn’t drag race; they would see who could cover 2 miles the quickest! Little doubt Dad earned his nickname of “Wild Bill.” Fast forward to today. My son Cory began bringing Mercury’s to my attention at shows, and then those for sale. Since he had heard me talk so much about my fond memories of traveling in my Dad’s ’51, he figured the next project should be a lead sled Mercury.

I found one on E-bay that was already chopped and located in the Phoenix area. The biggest obstacle to the build was the chassis. It was stone stock with antiquated suspension technology. With a king-pin steering, little wondering my Dad had handling problems with that big 430 Lincoln pushing it through corners. Cory and I pulled the body off the chassis, and then hauled it to a major suspension company. The cure was to lop off the frame at the firewall, then build a completely new front suspension using modern technology. He also added a 4-link rear suspension system, but failed to properly measure the axle width. I had to pull the rear end and have TCI narrow it an additional 3” to make it fit between the body panels. The latest is a shot of the car body and chassis both loaded onto a flat bed tow truck with a look of the Beverly Hillbillies headed to Norton Custom Street Rods in Huntington Beach. Scott is best known to the truck crowd for the purple flamed Ford Cabover and matching street rod that was at all shows until he recently sold it. Scott is scheduled to “fit” the fat rear tires and narrowed 9” Ford rear end to the chassis. Seems like he is targeting the front suspension as well since he doesn’t like what he has seen. More to come! Hope you get a laugh of the hauling shot! I’m sure my Dad got a good laugh out of it! Hauln’ Freight • september-october 2012

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What’s Going On... Official chapter events in bold print SEPTEMBER

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Irwindale - Annual Dam Run sponsored by Pickups Limited of San Gabriel •

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Bellflower - 14th Annual Bellflower Blvd. Car Show - 2:00pm to 7:00pm - FOOD, MUSIC, DANCING INFO: (562) 331-9265 or www.bellflowercarshow.com Long Beach High Performance Swap Meet - www.toppingevents.com - (800) 762-9785 Belmont Shore - 23rd Annual Belmont Shore Car Show held on 2nd Street. Hours: 9am - 3pm. Open to all 1975 and earlier vehicles. Contact: Steve 714.323.8898 or jsdhdabbs@aol.com.

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Monthly Meeting - 7:00pm Ken Grody Ford 6211 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park

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San Bernardino - 23rd Annual Route 66 Rendezvous held in Downtown San Bernardino. Hours: Thurs/Fri. 6pm - 10pm. Sat. 10am - 9pm. Sun. 10am - 4pm. Open to vehicles from 1900-1974, classics, muscle cars, hot rods, and trucks. Neon light cruise & contest, open header contest, poker run, model car contest, live entertainment, bicycle stunt show, celebrities, vendors, food and drinks. Contact: route66.org. THIS EVENT WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED BUT IS IN JEOPARDY FOR 2013 DUE TO FISCAL BUDGET CUTS BY THE CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO. Super Tour 10 - THE LAST ONE! - call Bill Lee at (435) 201-7868 for more information

COSTA MESA - 13th annual Cruisin’ for a Cure - Pickups Limited ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER has once again arranged for reserved parking at the event. ALL CHAPTERS AND FORD TRUCK OWNERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN - Parking is on a first come first served basis for this area. Due to ongoing construction at the Fair Grounds, our parking this year will be limited to about 40 vehicles. The ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER will have the grill hot and will be serving up burgers and dots to those in attendance. SEE PAGE 25 FOR ENTRY FORM

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Irwindale - Swap Meet - INFO: (209) 777-5654 or ron@irwindaleswapmeet.com

PICKUPS LIMITED CONTACT INFORMATION Find a Chapter near you • GET OUT AND PLAY WITH YOUR TRUCK!

PICKUPS LIMITED NATIONAL COUNCIL

Ray Bartnick-President (805) 498-8497 jackieandrayb@msn.com The National Council is the governing body for all Chapters of Pickups Limited. All inquiries for new Chapters must be directed to the National Council

DESERT PASS CHAPTER

George Pepper-President (760) 366-1859 Covering Eastern Riverside and Southern San Bernardino Counties along the I-10 corridor MEETING NIGHT- 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm • Roadhouse Cafe, 57173 Sunnyslope Drive, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

INLAND EMPIRE CHAPTER

Gary Ewing-President (951) 681-4605 djgary1@msn.com Covering Western Riverside and San Bernardino Counties along the I-15 corridor MEETING NIGHT- 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm • Carrows Resturant, 8800 Limonite Avenue, Riverside, CA 92509

ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER

Steve Stillwell-President (714) 336-5435 steve@pickupslimited.com Covering Orange County and south east Los Angeles County MEETING NIGHT- 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm • Ken Grody Ford, 6211 Beach Blvd., Buena Park CA 90621

POMONA VALLEY CHAPTER

Greg Foster-President (909) 225-6363 Covering the Pomona Valley and Chino and Ontario areas MEETING NIGHT- 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm • Cafe Cabo, 2313 D St., La Verne,Ca 91750

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SAN DIEGO CHAPTER

Chuck Ledwin-President (619) 562-5289 charlieled@cox.net Covering all San Diego County MEETING NIGHT- 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30pm • Jimmy’s Restaurant, 9635 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY CHAPTER

Leonard Ramos-President (323) 697-1200 lens_pickups@yahoo.com Covering the San Gabriel Valley and the City of Los Angeles MEETING NIGHT- 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm • LA Vita Mexican Food, 101 South 1st Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006

VENTURA COUNTY CHAPTER

Dave Bryan-President (805) 498-1878 oldcar1956@aol.com Covering all Ventura County and points north as well as the Western San Fernando Valley MEETING NIGHT- 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm • Denny’s Restaurant, 50 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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OCTOBER 6 Lake Elsinore - National Council Picnic at BOBCO - Sponsored by your National Council. Members & potential members from ALL CHAPTERS are welcome. National Council will furnish the burgers, dogs and supporting items. Bring your own drinks and anything else you might want to share. The O.C. Chapter will leave as a group at 9:00am from the 401k Club, 4392 East La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA. 92807 (just west of La Palma & Lakeview). We are meeting here because of space limitations at Tom’s Place. We will drive non-stop to Bobco, 18225 Eucalyptus St, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532. BRING ITEMS FOR A SWAP MEET IF YOU WANT. 7 Long Beach High Performance Swap Meet - www.toppingevents.com - (800) 762-9785 7 Loma Linda - 22nd Annual Veterans Memorial Car Show - 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.- Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center 11201 Benton Loma Linda, Calif - LIMITED TO 1,100 vehicles - HUGE DRAWINGS $20 pre-registration includes your t-shirt - GROUP PARKING IS AVAILABLE INFO: CALL WARREN at (909) 350-9816 11 Monthly Meeting - 7:00pm Ken Grody Ford 6211 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park 13 Anaheim - 91 Down Low Kustom Show • Open to all Years Make and Models - People’s Choice Awards Rain or Shine Featuring The Deadbeat Daddies, & The Tequila Worms - Canyon RV Park 24001 Santa Ana Canyon Road Anaheim, California 92808 • Open to all years & Models of Full Size Trucks • INFO: www.91carshow.com or call (657) 201-7179 14 Pomona - Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show - INFO: www.pomonaswapmeet.com 17-21 Lake Havasu City, Arizona - 35th Annual Run to the Sun - INFO: www.relicsandrods.com (928) 855-0933 21 Buena Park - Classics on the Green - William Peak Park - LIMITED TO THE FIRST 325 CARS Registration before 10/1/12 is only $15 & includes a free event shirt, breakfast, and $10 in raffle tickets INFO: Gary @ (714) 299-1776 28 Los Alamitos - 11th Annual Wings, Wheels, & Rotors Expo - INFO: www.ocmistangclub.org NOVEMBER 4 Long Beach High Performance Swap Meet - www.toppingevents.com - (800) 762-9785 23-25 Del Mar - Good Guys - 2nd FALL DEL MAR NATIONALS DECEMBER 2 Yorba Linda - 15th annual John Force Holiday Car Show Benefiting “CHiP’s For Kids” Toy Drive - John Force RaceStation • 22722 Old Canal Road - For Vendor & Vehicle Registration Info: Email: Info@JohnForceRacing.com 2 Pomona - Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show - INFO: www.pomonaswapmeet.com 6 ANNUAL CHAPTER CHRISTMAS PARTY 8 Irwindale - Annual Mooneyes Christmas Party and Drags - Irwindale Speedway-Meet at Chevron Station @Fry’s Electronics-City of Industry • INFO:http://www.mooneyesusa.net

WEEKLY & MONTHLY EVENTS AND CRUISES

1st & Last Sunday - TUSTIN - Million Dollar Breakfast Cruise - 7-11am - Enderle Center @55Fwy & 17th St. - Info: (949) 300-8329 - honiotescarshows.com Wednesday - DOWNEY - Bob’s Big Boy Broiler - 7447 Firestone Blvd - 5 to 9pm - INFO: (951) 371-5833 or e-mail retrorick99@yahoo.com Wednesday - CERRITOS - Cruise Night at Peris Restaurant -- www.chariotssocal.net Thursday - SEAL BEACH - 401-K Club Presents wekly cruise at In-N-Out - 12365 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA Friday - BUENA PARK - Cruise Night at the Elks CLub - 7212 Melrose St. Buena Park - INFO: garyoccarguy@gmail.com or (714) 299-1776 Friday - GARDEN GROVE - Main Street is back - INFO: (951) 371-5833 or e-mail retrorick99@yahoo.com Friday - WHITTIER - Ruby’s Diner at the Whittwood Town Center --Contact@rubyscruise.com Friday - BURBANK - Bob’s Big Boy - 4211 Riverside Drive - (818) 842-5464 - ARRIVE EARLY IF YOU WANT TO PARK INSIDE BOB’S First Friday - COSTA MESA - Cruise night and food at the Costa Mesa City Hall - FREE - show begins at 6:00pm - INFO: Contact Glenn Kerr (949) 631-2888 Saturday - HUNTINGTON BEACH - Donut Derelicts, Magnolia & Adams @ Adams Avenue Donuts Copyright ©2012 6:00am - 8:30am (949) 859-8549 - www.donutderelicts.com Pickups Limited Orange County Saturday - IRVINE - Cars & Coffee - Ford-Mazda Campus - 7905 Gateway Blvd Irvine, CA 92618 - 5 Freeway north of the “Y” Chapter. All Rights Reserved. Nothing whole or in part may 7:00am - 9:30am - www.cars-and-coffee.com be used, republished or copied Saturday - LA CANADA - Early Rodders Cruise In - at United Artist Theater 1919 Verdugo Blvd... beneath the junction without the written consent of of the 210 & 2 freeways - 6:30am - 9:00am Pickups Limited Orange County Chapter. Deadline for this THIRD Saturday - LOS ANGELES - Trompers of Eagle Rock Evening Cruise-In newsletter is the 10th of the COCO’S Restarurant• 6040 York Blvd. Los Angeles month before publication. All submissions become property For a comprehensive listing of events in Southern California and elsewhere, log on to these great web sites: of Pickups Limited. www.socalcarculture.com ○ www.driveonline.com ○ www.livecarshows.com www.hotrodhotline.com ○ www.hotlinenews.com ○ www.rocknrod.com

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bigfoot speaks... by Rudy Weber

It’s back to school time. This is the time of the year that all of your kids and Grandchildren are all staring to go back to school. Please slow down and help them live, you know they will be on cell phones, texing, and also walking into light poles and each other. To help them live longer and help yourself drive safer, put down your own phones and stop texing. We have all seen drivers with kids or dogs in their laps, reading a book, eating, shaving, putting on makeup. In my day our biggest problem driving was watching all the Girls going past us. We just had great fun driving. Age changes everything but a good looking young Guy or Gal never changes. My father always said, “Keep Looking... you can’t look it away ,what ever that means.

PS: Girls, I know you were all looking to see a great Guy back then too. PPS: Don’t forget to check the wires on your truck. Repair and update if anything looks out of sort. REMEMBER, IF IT’S OLD, IT PROBABLY ISN’T MUCH GOOD!

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DMV Newsletter 1801 I Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811

National Child Passenger Safety Week After a long summer break, many parents will resume their chauffer duties as the school year begins. Driving children to school, sports practices, and after-school activities can become a full-time job, and parents should make sure their loved ones are safe and secure in the car—every time, on every trip. This year’s National Child Passenger Safety Week runs from September 16-22, and highlights the importance of properly securing your children and other passengers. Safe Kids USA, a non-profit organization which strives to eliminate preventable childhood injuries, found that more than 80 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the number one killer of children ages one to 12, and the Center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) found that during 2009, more than 618,000 children ages 12 and under rode in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat, booster seat, or a seat belt. National Child Passenger Safety Week concludes on September 22, with National Seat Check Saturday, where certified technicians will be available at participating locations, to ensure proper installation of car seats – at no cost to the parent. Properly restraining your child or infant can greatly reduce the risk of injury or fatality in a collision. Here are a few guidelines to follow whenever you transport your children:

Know which device to use when securing your child:

• Birth-12 months: NHTSA recommends always keeping infants in a rear-facing car seat • 1-3 Years: Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible, until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed. Convertible car seats typically have higher limits, allowing them to remain rear-facing for longer • 4-7 years: Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by the manufacturer • 8-12 years: Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt prop erly. The lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach, and the shoulder belt must lie snug across the shoulder and chest, not the neck or face • Keep children under 13 in the back seat, if possible. Earlier this year, California passed a law that requires children to be properly secured in the back seat of a vehicle, either in a car seat or booster seat until they are at least eight years old or have reached a height of 4’9”

Practice Constant Safety

• Always secure your child in a seat belt, booster seat, or car seat on every trip, no matter how short, and always wear your seat belt. These measures keep your child safe and set a strong example. • If your child participates in a carpool, make sure all parents involved practice proper safety techniques. • Make sure any other adults who transport your children are aware of proper safety techniques as well. Remember, California law dictates that if the parent isn’t in the car, any tickets go to the driver! Following these tips for proper child safety restraints while in a car will greatly reduce a child’s risk in the event of a collision or other incident. It also provides a positive example as they grow older to continue using their seat belt every time they are in a vehicle. For more tips on child passenger safety, safe driving, or to find a local seat check station in your area, visit the California Office of Traffic Safety at www.ots.ca.gov, the National Highway Safety Administration at www.nhtsa.gov, or the California Department of Public Health at www.cdph.ca.gov. To keep up to date with events and other laws and tips, visit the California Office of Traffic Safety Facebook page at www.facebook.com/californiaots Hauln’ Freight • september-october 2012

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42nd annual north south run... the run to morro bay

by dan cangro

The County Mounties were out in force, standing behind their car doors with guns drawn and while the K-9’s were straining their dog collars, their handlers and at least twelve other officers were trying to get control of the scene and the bad guy. It started out as a quiet little drive up the coast and then we pulled into Oxnard for our usual pit stop, when all Hell broke loose. I (being the wisest of the group) didn’t require fuel and pulled away from the pumps to visit the local choke and puke, when directly behind me came the sound of sirens and the earth shook with squealing tire and bakes and shouts of get your hand up. Everyone within earshot was frozen to the spot wondering what had just happened. That is everyone except Dale Beverly who was seen jumping out from behind his panel by a frightened gun wielding Cop. As the Cops trigger finger tightened, I’m sure he wondered who this criminal type was. We wondered, would the Cop shot first and ask questions later? Sir! Sir! Get behind the vehicle, came the command from the Cop. Did Dale jump back behind the panel, yes, but not before tempting fate by uttering to the Cop with the nervous trigger finger, “you only have to tell me once”! Gloria could not believe her ears, later exclaiming she couldn’t believe he said that. As it turns out, the Cops were after a couple of girls, and what they did would remain a mystery but none of us will ever forget those immortal words, “you only have to tell me once”. When we arrived in Morrow Bay, we found the hotel situated on the water with great ocean and boating views. There were copious amounts of cormorants, sea gulls and other flying critters that left their calling cards and strangely lots of little feathers on the trucks. But, as luck would have it, there were also copious amounts of cold, wet, dripping fog to aid the morning cleanup ritual. The North South event included a golf tournament that our very own Karen Wolcott won. The mystery cruise had us visit a private collection that included corvettes, porches, Ferrari’s and a 1947 Pontiac Woody, and included Hemi powered Mopars’. We also visited Bear Metal Kustoms but not before visiting the little town of Harmony, official population 18, actual population maybe ten! It once housed the creamery for the entire area and even had its own post office, but now only has a pottery shack, jewelry and glass maker with a wedding chapel and a few little turn of the century houses. Harmony included a wine tasting but nobody got drunk. The show had about 80 entrants with a little less than 60 showing off their rides. The hotel owner picked Dale’s panel as their favorite and that’s all any of us wanted to know about winners because of what Dale had been through, almost getting himself shot and all, we thought it well deserved.

The “BEV MOBILE” was front and center to all the action

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ELECTRICAL THEORY

BY JOSEPH LUCAS (prince of darkness)

Positive ground depends on proper circuit functioning, which is the transmission of negative ions by retention of the visible spectral manifestation known as “smoke”. Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work. We know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of an electrical circuit, it stops working. This can be verified repeatedly through empirical testing. For example, if one places a copper bar across the terminals of a battery, prodigious quantities of smoke are liberated and the battery shortly ceases to function. In addition, if one observes smoke escaping from an > electrical component such as a Lucas voltage regulator, it will also be observed that the component no longer functions. The logic is elementary and inescapable! The function of the wiring harness is to conduct the smoke from one device to another. When the wiring springs a leak and lets all the smoke out of the system, nothing works afterward. Starter motors were considered unsuitable for British motorcycles for some time largely because they consumed large quantities of smoke, requiring very unsightly large wires. It has been reported that Lucas electrical components are possibly more prone to electrical leakage than their Bosch, Japanese or American counterparts. Experts point out that this is because Lucas is British, and all things British leak. British engines leak oil, British shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and disk brake systems leak fluid, British tires leak air and British Intelligence leaks national defense secrets. Therefore, it follows that British electrical systems must leak smoke. Once again, the logic is clear and inescapable. In conclusion, the basic concept of transmission of electrical energy in the form of smoke provides a logical explanation of the mysteries of electrical components especially British units manufactured by Joseph Lucas, Ltd. And remember: “A gentleman does not motor about after dark.” Joseph Lucas “The Prince of Darkness” 1842-1903 A few Lucas quips: The Lucas motto: “Get home before dark.” Lucas is the patent holder for the short circuit. Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper. Lucas - Inventor of the self-dimming headlamp. The three-position Lucas switch--DIM, FLICKER and OFF. The other three switch settings--SMOKE, SMOLDER and IGNITE. The Original Anti-Theft Device - Lucas Electrics. If Lucas made guns, wars would not start Back in the ‘70s, Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which did not suck. Q: Why do the British drink warm beer? A: Because Lucas makes their refrigerators. Perhaps the company’s model of the atom is one where all the electrons are asleep or are taking day courses on benchmarking This has been referred to as the smoke theory when the smoke comes out its finished, cooked or done for. Hauln’ Freight • september-october 2012

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do you remember this?

The scene was July of 2011 when a “TESTING” driver lost control of her Lexux and plowed into the Wednesday night cruise in Cerritos wiping out a beautiful Pontiac and a rare ‘40 Ford convertable. Well I’m happy to report that I saw that same ‘40 back on the road... parked a long way from that driveway this time around.

From: To: Subject: Date:

M Hay undisclosed recipients: Fw: Detroit"s Latest Green Vehicle Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:08:09 AM

This is the exact and perfect example of why we save everything. This car has been built with all of the “junk” laying out back in the pile, and under the work bench, and stuffed in the rafters. All this guy needed was a little time on his hands. How cool is this? Look closely at all the various components. Spotted in Cannon Falls, MN on 5/23/12

Thanks to Mike Hay for this gem...

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THIS LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THOSE NEW BRIDGESTONE COMMERCIALS IN THE MAKING

DID YOU KNOW? The term 'tune-up' was coined when Henry Ford was working on his first automobile prototype. This first ignition system was very simple; one ignition coil for one spark plug, so four spark plugs would require four ignition coils. These coils needed to be adjusted to provide the same spark intensity for better idle and acceleration. As these coils worked, they made a buzzing sound. When all the coils were adjusted properly, they all buzzed at the same level - they were "in tune." Hauln’ Freight • september-october 2012

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didn’t make it to north south?

enderle center provides a great venue for a summer show Sunday August 19th was the day for the 14th annual Enderle Center car show. If you have never visited this center located on 17th street at the 55 freeway in Tustin, you are really missing something. I’m not just talking about the big car shows and twice monthly Sunday morning cruise events, I’m talking about the center itself. This place is beautiful with plenty of shops and places to eat. The Enderle family takes an active interest in each and every event that happens at this center making it a great place to take the entire family. Besides the selection of over the top hot rods, there were plenty or collector classics and special interest vehicles to boot. As is beginning to be a normal occurrence at every event in our area, trucks of all kinds were on hand. Events at this center normally generate 50/50 drawings in excess of $800 so the tickets sell fast. BEST OF ALL - Al Enderle and his staff have agreed to host the finish of the 2013 edition of the (5th annual) Jeff’s Fun Run. The Fun Run has become a must do kick off event for the new year and with participants now close to 150, having such a great place to finish will make everybody feel more welcome. Their large parking areas allow for more spectators and the many eating establishments at the center and across the street provide everything from a cup of coffee to a full course exotic meal. Stop by on the first and last Sunday morning of each month and check it out.

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®

G ood H um or Good Humor® barsTrucks have been sold out of everything Good Humor bars have been sold out of everything from tricycles to push carts to trucks. Take a look at how they’ve evolved over the years… from tricycles to push carts to trucks. ®

Take a look at how they’ve evolved over the years… Thanks to Jack from San Diego for this idea.

In 1920 Burt outfitted a fleet of twelve street vending trucks with freezers and bells from which to sell his creation. The first set of bells came from his son’s bobsled.

A Good Humor® plant opened in Chicago in 1929. The mob demanded $5,000 in protection money, which was refused, so they destroyed part of the Chicago fleet.

Good Humor® sold its fleet of vehicles in 1976 to focus on selling in grocery stores. Some of the trucks were purchased by ice cream distributors and others were sold to individuals. The trucks sold for $1000 - $3000 each.

Eventually, Good Humor® trucks were equipped with “Stop” swing arm signs to reduce pedestrian accidents.

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Editor’s Ramblings... foolishness at its best!

or how to have a good time without really trying - by Chris Travers

The July brought with it something special... RAIN! There had not seen any measurable rain for several months then all of a sudden, SURPRISE! While car guys often have a cow when their baby gets dirty, remember we are TRUCK PEOPLE! I think Norm was really pleased that he had the chance to show off his new collection of microfiber towels. In minutes the entire Ken Grody service area was buzzing with guys wiping down their trucks. Norm proudly showed off his California Car Cover Squeegee to Donna Jacobs who by this time was trying to get him to come over to her house to do the windows. Fortunately for us Dusty assumed the position of management and kept things from getting out of hand.

The Orange County Chapter of Pickups Limited constantly receives questions from other chapters and clubs asking, “What did you guys do to grow so large and become so strong”? Often times the questions comes more in the form of a comment like, “My gosh, you guys are always doing something.” It almost sounds like an insult at times. It’s not rocket science folks... It is called driving your truck, talking to people, being friendly and having fun. What you see here is a bunch of people, sometimes together and sometimes alone, just being ourselves. Try it sometime. IT IS CONTAGIOUS! One of our newer members was at the house a few days ago as he needed help with the hinges for his hood. He mentioned to me that one of the things he really likes about our group is the friendship that is offered freely and that we are willing to help each other. THAT’S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT... There is no one person to give credit, but rather to this entire group of real people just having a good time all the time. Thanks for letting me be a part of something special, Pickups Limited of Orange County.... Chris 22 www.pickupslimited.com

“The Girlfriend” (Sally, as everybody else except Norm calls her) won the bubble blowing contest for the 3rd year in a row at the annual Rock Around the Clock Celebration and cruise night in Torrance on July 15th. It was the 100th year for the City Of Torrance. This year she was tied with a friend named Julie she had talked into joining her for the contest.... submitted by “The Boy Friend” - Norm

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THE ICE CREAM MAN COMMETH

While the July meeting brought rain, our August meeting was at the beginning of one of the longest heat waves in recent memory. Even though the Ken Grody Ford service area is totally open to the outside air, it was really hot and uncomfortable as the meeting began. Glenn Kerr and I had taken up our usual place to the side of the group which usually allows for a few freelance comments and actions on our part when off in the distance we heard some music. Without hesitation we looked at each other and said, “ICE CREAM MAN” or as it happened to be Ice Cream Person. As President Stillwell proceeded with the formalities of the meeting, Glenn and I took off out the back gate of the service area and found a small ice cream truck in the neighborhood behind the dealership. It didn’t take much talking to convince the operator to pay a visit when she was finished on the street.

In a matter of minutes, the truck appeared and everybody got up and went outside for a taste of their favorite cold treat... as Steve kept on with the meeting. He was really a good sport about us trashing his meeting. Things did get back to “normal” after everybody had finished their treats.

Kurt Maletych, Vice President and Co-Owner of Ken Grody Ford, joined us at our August meeting for a presentation of our appreation to the Dealership for their support of our recent F-100 Western Nationals show in June. These guys support everything we do from hosting our monthly meetings, to clearing out their ENTIRE sales lot each January to host the start of the annual Jeff’s Fun Run. Ken Grody Ford is proud to be an automotive leader in our community. Since opening their doors, Ken Grody Ford has maintained a solid commitment to their customers and community by offering the widest selection of cars and trucks and ease of purchase.

The true strength of our group was evident on Sunday August 12th when a gathering of 7 club trucks (assisted by Carlos without his) arrived at the La Palma location of Sunrise Assisted Living for a short show and shine with lunch. One of the workers thought that it would be a good idea for some of her Corvette buddies to come over so the retirees could get a look at the cars. As this plan was coming together, I drove up in my F-100 to visit my Uncle Max who lives there and was invited to do the same. So on short notice Chris & Christine, Dale & Gloria, Dan & Cathy, Ron & Donna, Rich & Randy, Bill & Andrea, Larry Lopez, and Carlos Flores all came together so show those Corvette people what it is all about. There were 7 of us and only 5 of them... they are after all just parts cars. Andrea had a blast taking the old timers one at a time for a tour of Bill’s truck and we all received quite a few comments including the expected, I had one just like this! That’s my Uncle Max getting the tour of the black Vette from Christine. Hauln’ Freight • september-october 2012

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2012 ALL CHAPTERS PICNIC

BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS

Pickups Limited National Council

POT LUCK SALADS & DESERTS

WHEN: Saturday October 6, 2012 ‐ 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM  WHERE: BOBCO 18225 Eucalyptus Ave, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532  Hauln’ Freight • september-october 2012 Contact your chapter's National Council Rep for more details. 

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CHINO KIWANIS CORN FEED RUN... Saturday August 25

by chris travers

Organizer Walt Pocock expected 500 cars to be on display this year for the 10th annual event and he hit it right on the head. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Chino City Hall lawn and surrounding streets were packed with cars, trucks, vendors, and fun. Each year the Chino Kiwanis Club puts on this great event and our old F-100 buddy Walt Pocock heads it up. Dusty shows Rich and Tudy came a day early to mark the City Hall grass area for parking on Friday afternoon while the rest of the Pickups Limited of Orange County gang including Rich Miller, Carlos Flores, Rudy Weber, Chris Travers, Dan Cangro, Tudy Marichi, Dusty Peetoom, and Robert Flores arrived Saturday at O’Dark-30 to direct the 500 cars into their parking spots

NO CONTROL when ordering his Guasti breakfast

Once everything was under control and everybody was parked, we took a short stroll down Central Ave to the Guasti Homestyle Cafe for our “portion of breakfast”. Walking back was not easy.

This event is free for spectators and draws over 7,000 spectators to check out the working show trucks, hot rods, TONS OF F-100’s, and antique engines. When I say there were a ton of F-100’s, I really mean it. There were over 50 trucks that were all qualified to become club members so there is plenty of club potential out there in the Inland Empire.

Carlos shows off his “SMALL PORTION”

The Chino Kiwanis Club sells breakfast burritos, pancakes and hamburgers all day and the Rancho del Chino Rotary Club will sold grilled corn on the cob. Vendors will offer kettle corn and shaved ice, but we didn’t need more food.

This event includes an open header contest and a nice cruise route so that you can show off your ride. All proceeds from the Corn Feed Run support community programs.

More photos are posted online at http://www.picturesbydagored.com/apps/photos/

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WANTED You and your

1948 - 1956 FORD F-1 & F-100 TRUCKS OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Name: _________________________________ City: ___________________________

Address: ______________________________

State: _____________ Zip: _______________________

Area Code: ______ Phone: ___________________

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F-1’s & F-100’s Currently Owned Year: _____ Model: ______________________

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Pickups Limited - Orange County Chapter Membership Dues: Dues are $5 per month or $55 per year if

paid annually by February 1. New members joining after January may prorate membership fees at a rate of $5 per month. There is a one-time initiation fee of $40 for all new members. Initiation fee includes membership decal, T-shirt, and the traditional club vehicle plaque after your truck passes it’s safety inspection. Please send check payable to Pickups Limited to:

Pickups Limited • P.O. Box 4631 • Anaheim, CA 92803

MEETING INFORMATION

We have our business meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. Our meeting place is: Ken Grody Ford 6211 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90621

5F ree way

Commonwealth Orangethorpe Beach Bl

91 Freeway

For directions to our current meeting place and meeting times, check the Pickups Limited web site at www.pickupslimited.com We often meet at another time of each month for cruising. Questions? Call Ed Oe at (657) 464-3115 28 www.pickupslimited.com

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