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President Karen Crook - 1992 Geo Convertible

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Vice President Darin Hendrickson - 1979 Ford F-350 Lariat 4X4

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 WELCOME TO THE MOSES LAKE CLASSIC CAR CLUB
Home of the "Moses Lake Classic Car Club Show" held on the Saturday of the Memorial Day Weekend in May
Enter From 3rd Ave & Gumwood St.
President: Karen Crook
Vice Pres: Darin Hendrickson
Secretary:  Tim Jones
Treasurer: Bob Kent
Sunshine: Karen Crook
Webmaster: Paul Boehm
Show Chairman: LaDell Yada, Norm Benson
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MOSES LAKE CLASSIC CAR CLUB is open to any car enthusiast. Dues are $15 per year.
We meet on the second Thursday of the month during the winter for a no host dinner meeting.
We sponsor the "Moses Lake Classic Car Club Show" in Moses Lake on the Saturday of the Memorial Day Weekend in May.
We help support an Automotive Assistance Fund at Big Bend Community College. 
We help support the Moses Lake Food Bank
We attend other car shows and assist in community events.
Join us for a fun time.


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                   Car Of The Month

June 2017 Car of the Month
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Clay Crook - 1946 Plymouth 2 door Sedan

 

Clay Crook - 1946 Plymouth 2 Door Sedan

I bought the car 5/8/1958 when I was 16 years old.
I bought a 1953 Chrysler 6 cylinder engine for it in 1962.

I bored it out to 275 ci., put in a hot cam, put two 2 barrel Stromberg carbs on.

Balanced the engine and raised the compression to 10.5 to 1.

 

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May 2017 Car of the Month
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Gordon Radom - 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V

April 2017 Car of the Month
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Paul & Nancy Boehm - 1978 Jeep CJ 7

March 2017 Car of the Month
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Clay & Karen Crook - 1974 AMC Station Wagon (The Turd)

January 2017 Car of the Month
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Gordon & Sandra Harris - 1973 Oldsmobile Omega

December 2016 Car of the Month
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Andy and Marcie Ostenbergs 1956 Chevy 210 Handyman

November 2016 Car of the Month
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Bob Kent - 1940 Oldsmobile Series 60 Club Coupe

October 2016 Car of the Month
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Bob & Joan Duffin - 2016 Polaris RZR 1000XP

June 2016 Car of the Month
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Paul & Nancy Boehm - 1948 Kaiser Special

 

5 Classics for the History Books

Since the time that the first gasoline powered car, the Benz Patent Motor Car in 1886 by Karl Benz, many cars have come and gone throughout history. Some have remained on the roads and collectors have enjoyed them for many years while others have seemingly faded away from memory. While some of the modern cars and trucks are designed to be fuel efficient or compact, many of the classics were built for speed, a tough exterior and comfort for the driver and while there are many older cars available for sale, it may be difficult to see some of the best even if you travel to exclusive car shows and events that feature rare model classics. Out of the thousands of classic cars built over the years there are five that should definitely be promoted not only due to their overall popularity but because of their design, speed and ultimate appeal to the classic car lover.


 5. Ford Boss 302 Mustang (1969) 

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1969 Boss 302 Mustang

 

When Ford came out with the 1969 Boss 302 Mustang they did so to showcase that the Mustang was still a high performance muscle car and a leader in the “pony car” industry. Their greatest competition was the Chevy Camaro Z/28 and while older model Mustangs (1964 through 1968) had not been able to compete with the engine power of the earlier Camaros, the new Boss 302 was a hefty competitor when it came to the ultimate power of the 302 cubic inch block engine with excellent driver handling capabilities and a sleek appearance. This car was built tough and had plenty of power to back up the tough Ford name that the manufacturer wanted to maintain. 

 4. Chevrolet Camaro Z28(1967)

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

 

One of the most popular cars of its time as well as a fierce machine on the road, the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was a well-built beauty that reeked strength and power to those that were fortunate enough to own one. Since the early days of the Camaro Z28 there have been thousands of these cars manufactured and driven but in 1967, Chevrolet only manufactured a mere 602. Today, the 1967 Camaro Z28 is quite popular amongst classic car collectors and muscle car fans although it is not very easy to locate one that is not need of a full restoration or in need of a great deal of repair work on the engine as well as the body. If you own one of these beauties, hang onto it because the value is definitely not going down anytime soon as long as you keep it looking great and have the engine ready to rev at all times.

3. Ford Thunderbird (1955) 

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1955 Ford Thunderbird

 

In September of 1954, Ford released the 1955 Thunderbird and sold more than 16,000 in the first year. The car featured a convertible fiberglass top although cloth tops were also available and much preferred over the bulkier fiberglass. The engine was a powerful V8 that got roughly 18 miles per gallon and could reach speeds of more than 115 miles per hour. This car was beautiful and elegant and is one that is still well sought by collectors today.

 2.  Porsche 356 B Coupe (1960)

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1960 Porshe 356 B

 

The 1960 Porsche 356 B contained a rear engine and was available with a hardtop and was a very lightweight automobile.  The 1960 model 356 B had a large rear window and was quite the popular luxury car of its time. Today, it is a rarity to find one even at exclusive classic car shows. If you are lucky enough to find one of these beauties consider yourself lucky as they are not easy to find, especially in great condition. If it needs to be restored or repaired, you should be sure to have it worked on only by an expert with 1959 through 1962 Porsches and never allow anyone to touch the engine if you don’t know you can fully trust them. Parts are not too difficult to locate but placement must be taken care of carefully to ensure that the car stays in top condition to retain value

1.     Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (1956)

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1956 Mercedes-Benz Gull Wing

 

In 1956, Mercedes-Benz offered the beautiful, and unique, 300SL model car. The car had Gullwing doors that lifted upwards and due to this, it has become one of the most in demand collectible cars of all time. This car often sells for far more than 1 million dollars and it is very difficult to locate one anywhere in the world. The engine was a 6 cylinder and from the date it was originally introduced to the public, it was an automatic icon for the Mercedes-Benz brand. It was known as a race car that could be owned by an ordinary person and driven in the street instead of the race track. Fewer than 2000 were produced in 1956 and this car helped raise Mercedes-Benz from a producer of luxury cars to one that could also produce excellent high-performance automobiles. If you can find one that is affordable, this is definitely a classic to hold onto for years to come as the value is practically guaranteed to continue rising as long as it is taken care of and kept with all of its original design. 

 

If you are one of the many people on this planet that has a true love for the classics and already own one or are considering purchasing one in the future, you need to make sure that you learn as much as possible about the vehicle so you will be able to take care of it and either fully restore it to its original luster or keep it maintained so it will continue to look and sound great for years to come. Try to talk to the dedicated and experienced classic car collectors when possible so you can get great tips on care and maintenance and locations that you can trust to do repair work, find a professional enclosed car transporter and other necessary classic car care to make sure the car of your dreams stays original and holds its true value for years to come.

 

Check out our members classics in the history books!

Guest Editorial by Jason Mueller
of A1AutoTransport.com

 

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