The High Rollers club started the 2017 season with our usual monthly meeting. We had enjoyed a Christmas dinner, a two-day tour, and an auto parade.
Our officers for this year are:
SECRETARY PUBLICATIONS VICE PRESIDENT
MEMBERSHIP VICE PRESIDENT
ACTIVITIES VICE PRESIDENT
January 21, 2017 – Dust Off Breakfast and Extreme Snorkel Tour
We will meet for breakfast at 8 AM at the Omelet House at 6520 Boulder Highway & Russell. (www.omelethouse.net) At 9:30 AM we will go the the Xtreme/Snorkel Plant for our tour. It is located at 8350 Eastgate Rd., Henderson, NV 89015. A hot dog/hamburger lunch will be served after the tour. AND PLEASE ASK PERMISSION BEFORE TAKING PHOTOS INSIDE THE FACTORY. Our host is John Munoz. Please contact him with any questions you may have.
February 18, 2017 – Brothel Tour and Pahrump Winery Lunch
We will meet at the Cracker Barrel and proceed to the Symphony Restaurant at the Pahrump Winery for lunch (scheduled for 11:30 AM). A tour of Sherry’s Brothel will follow. More details will be available at a later date. Our hosts for this event are Sandra Foster , Joyce Burke and John Pendergast
February 23 – 25, 2017 – Board of Governors Meeting in Palm Springs, CA
If you are planning to attend any or all of this meeting it is your responsibility to make your own arrangements. Information is in the Bulb Horn.
7 – 10 A. M.
Sansone Park Place 9500 S. Eastern Avenue
Letter From The President
Well here we are at the beginning of 2017, the holidays are behind us and it’s time to welcome the 1992 Models. It’s probably hard for some of us to consider a Dodge Intrepid, a Nissan Altima, or an Oldsmobile Achieva a classic.
These cars all debuted in 1992 as did Max Millers GMC Typhoon. The hobby has changed a lot since I started with it. I remember spending weekends at the bone yards going through rows and rows of 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s cars, piled up three high, looking for donor parts for my cars. I never realized those days would pass by and there would be few (what I consider old) cars in the wrecking yards. There are a lot of aftermarket places making replacement parts for collector cars. They have a good supply of the fast-moving parts like brakes, light bulbs and tune up parts. It’s much harder if you are looking for a piece of trim, or other unique parts. Lucky for us technology has come to the rescue, thank goodness for E-bay! I have posted ongoing searches for some of the hard to find parts for my cars. I get an E-mail almost as soon as an item is listed. IF the item has a “buy it now” I have learned to BUY IT NOW!. He who hesitates gets left with nothing. It has taken two years but I finally have all the parts I need to restore the instrument cluster on the ’39 Plymouth. We have a great year coming up with lots of fun tours and activities.
Remember to invite your kids & grandkids. We need younger people to keep the hobby alive….. John
TENTATIVE ACTIVITIES LIST FOR 2017 HIGH ROLLERS CHAPTER OF THE VMCCA
January 21 – Dust Off Breakfast and Extreme Forklift/Snorkel Tour – John Munoz, Host
February 18 – Lunch at the Symphony Restaurant (Pahrump Winery) and Sherry’s Brothel Tour – Sandra Foster, Joyce Burke and John Pendergast, Hosts
February 23 – 25 Board of Governors Meeting in Palm Springs, CA March 4 – Las Ventanas Car Show – John Munoz, Host
March 11 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Henderson, NV – Danny Barnett, Host
April 1 – Club Dinner and Social at the Hush Puppy Restaurant – Sandra Foster and Joyce Burke, Hosts
April 15 – Heritage Days Parade in Henderson, NV – Harry Ransom, Host
May (TBD) – Ely Tour – Two nights – Host (TBD)
June 3 – Clark County Museum – Sandra Foster and Joyce Burke, Hosts
July 7-8 – Cedar City Car Show – Tom and Betty Rowlett, Hosts
July (TBD) – Pizza Run – Joe and Barbara Baudoin, Hosts August (TBD) – Ice Cream Social or BBQ or Picnic – Host (TBD)
September (TBD) – Theatre Tour – Anthony and Carla Adsit, Hosts October 28 – Show and Shine – Host (TBD)
November 11 – Poker Run – Steve Foster and Gary Garberg, Hosts
December 2 – Santa’s Electric Night Parade in Boulder City – Ed and Joyce Burke, Hosts
December 5 – Christmas Party – Joyce Burke, Sandra Foster and Bobi Calise, Hosts
CAR EVENTS IN THE AREA
AACA Lake Las Vegas – January 8, 2017. Meet at the Fiesta Hotel in Henderson at 9 AM to cruise to the Westin Hotel at Lake Las Vegas. Breakfast at Rick’s Cafe. Michael Fecchino – Host. 702-301-8649 for reservations.
Mesquite Motor Mania – January 13-15, 2017. For more information: http://www.mesquitecarshows.com or phone 702-643-0000.
Lugnuts Red Rides Car Show and Garage Sale – February 4, 2017. Nostalgia Street Rods, 5375 Cameron Street, Suite M, Las Vegas, NV. 10 AM – 2 PM. 702-503-5389.
Rick’s Restoration Swap Meet – February 11, 2017. 800
W. Mesquite Ave., Las Vegas. 10 AM – 1 PM. 702-371-5005.
Hustlers Las Vegas St. Patrick’s Day Car Show – March 11, 2017. Water Street District, Henderson, NV. 12 Noon –
Brochachofest – March 18, 2017. Bonnie Springs Ranch, 16395 Bonnie Springs Road. 11 AM – 4 PM.
http://www.brochachoslv.com or 702-218-3634.
AACA Techatticup/ Nelson’s Landing/El Dorado Mine and lunch – March (TBD). Don Derr, Host. 307-870-7845.
Gambler Classic River Run – March 30 – April 1, 2017. Tropicana Hotel/Casino, Laughlin, NV. For information: http://www.gamblerclassicriverrun.com or 888-880-0210.
Las Vegas Auto Swap Meet and Car Show – April 15, 2017. Sam Boyd Stadium. 5 AM – 1 PM. For information: http://www.lvautoswapmeet.com or 702-912-2782.
ROUTE 66 TOUR – NOVEMBER 19-20, 2016
article by Jeanie Prouty, our host
Twenty-four people in thirteen vehicles went on this tour. (Nine Classics) Everywhere we went people would stop by to check out our cars and ask questions or take photographs. On Saturday we went to the Amboy Crater. Four of us took the trail to the top of and into the crater. What an absolutely fantastic site! Some of our group went on to Barstow and the Railroad and Route 66 Museums. Everybody checked into the Oak Tree Inn, then met at Peggy Sue’s Diner for dinner. Afterward, several of us went to the drive-in movies.
Sunday morning brought some rain showers but they had stopped by the time we finished breakfast at Penny’s Diner. We left for Goffs School House with a short stop at the Ludlow Cafe. We toured the schoolhouse in Goffs and all of the outside museum displays. The people at the School House and the Gift Shop were happy to provide
a wealth of information about the history of the School House and the surrounding area. As a freight train went by, the man told us that the trains are usually about a mile and half long, what the weight usually is, etc. Of course, as we were driving we could see the length of the trains being pulled and pushed by multiple engines.
While en route to Goffs on Route 66, we passed by the Road Runner Retreat, which is just west of Cadiz and Goff’s. As you may know, the towns on Route 66 were named alphabetically, from west to east, so when we approached Fenner on Route 66, then we knew the next stop would be Goffs. The Road Runner Retreat was yet one more reminder of how businesses thrived on Route 66, providing services and a place to rest for all those people heading west on Route 66, seeking a better life. The buildings and the big neon sign were still at the Retreat, but obviously, the buildings had been unoccupied for quite some time. It was easy to visualize the neon sign lit up at night, acting as a beacon to those traveling“The Mother Road” as John Steinbeck dubbed it.
From Goffs we went to Needles, California and had dinner at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. From there we made a quick stop at Searchlight on the way to Railroad Pass and home. In spite of a couple of bumps in the road along the way, it seemed that everyone enjoyed the tour, and those bumps just seemed to work themselves out for the best. I certainly want to thank everyone who participated in the tour, which made it so much fun. Going on the tour gave people an opportunity to visit and do things together which we might not otherwise be able to do.
And speaking of bumps in the road: even though some of Route 66 is in need of repair, speaking for myself, I have to travel streets and roads in Las Vegas that are even worse!
SANTA’S ELECTRIC NIGHT PARADE
Our club was nicely represented by 15 vehicles this year on Dec 3rd for our participation in Santa’s Electric Night Parade in Boulder City. Those participating met at the Railroad Pass Casino and caravanned to Boulder City to decorate their vehicles and lineup for the parade. After the parade, everyone was invited to Ed & Joyce Burke’s home for dinner and socializing. Ed & Joyce invited the members of the AACA to their home as well. There were approximately 50 people in attendance.
Judging at the parade is done by a committee of Chamber of Commerce members and volunteers. The High Rollers Chapter of the VMCCA received 1st place this year!
Each entrant submits the title and a description of their entry. The descriptions are sometimes condensed by the committee due to time constraints and sometimes the announcers do not read the description word for word.
Overall, a good time was had by all! See ya next year at the parade!
(Photos by Danny Barnett, Harry Ransom and Fosco Picchi)
VMCCA Christmas Dinner and Party
VMCCA 2016 Christmas Dinner at the Los Prados Golf Club was a wonderful evening of great food and friendship enjoyed by all 49 attendees. Nine $25 gift cards, as well as the centerpiece Poinsettias and vintage cars, were given as door prizes. The 50/50 drawing was won by Sharon Noah, a very Merry Christmas to her for winning $107! Thanks to all for attending and making the night a success.
Our Hosts: Ed & Joyce Burke, Steven & Sandra Foster, Bruce Spangrud & Bobi Calise