Next Regular Monthly Dinner Meeting, April 21, 2016
- Dinner Meeting at Golden Corral 6129 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, NC
- Dinner at 6 PM, Meeting at 7 PM, Program at 7:30 PM.
. Guests are welcome. Please contact Riley Riener if you are interested in attending a meeting. The programs are interesting auto related programs which are 20-30 minutes long.
Triangle Chapter members Attend Cape Fear Chapter Show
A fantastic dinner was catered by The Forks of Wake Forest. This restaurant is
Triangle Chapter Activity Report - Jean Soehnlein
NC Region News - January/February 2016 report
Triangle Chapter by Jean Soehnlein
It is no longer raining leaves and the temperatures are definitely showing signs of winter chill. I have moved my 1989 Mercedes back over to Mike’s shop where it can have some degree of warmth from the apartment above it during the coming months.
Triangle Chapter has elected new officers for the coming year: Riley Reiner will stay as President; Dan Fuccella will be Vice President; Marv Gage will be Secretary/Treasurer. Our Directors are: Class of 2016 - George Ashley, Grady Conner, and Fred Harley; Class of 2017 – Bob Fuhrman, Jim Gill and Chad Goldman. Thanks to Fred Harley for doing an outstanding job as our Secretary/Treasurer for 12 years.
Our Chick-fil-a display was held on Saturday, November 14th. More than twenty cars were on display on a bright, sunny day. Jack Agayoff organized this and Chick-fil-a provided a sandwich for all the participants. It was fun hanging around and talking to people about the cars. We have yielded new members from this display in the past and at this display, we had - Activities will included:
On Sunday, November 18th, Demi and Chad Goldman led 17 cars on a great tour through the southern part of our area. Fall leaves were still on the trees and the weather was cool. We started out at Lake Benson Park and traveled on some really nice two lane roads through the country side. There was one point that we passed a sign about a Winery nearby. We all thought that was our destination – it wasn’t! Our final stop was a wonderful Ice Cream Parlor that served more variations of ice cream than anyone can imagine!! Decisions, decisions – it was very difficult. Too many choices!! It was a great tour. I have included two photos from it. One is Riley Reiner (1925 Ford 4 door) and George Ashley (1926 Ford 2 door) following each other. The other is a long line of cars at Lake Benson getting ready to go on the tour.
At our monthly dinner meeting in November, we had a guest speaker, Scott Mason. Scott is known as the Tarheel Traveler. You can listen to his stories about his travels in North Carolina on WRAL TV Monday thru Thursday. Scott shared with us some of his old car related interviews. One was with a Horseless Carriage Tour that was centered around Brunswick County. This speaker was arranged through the NC Humanities Council in Raleigh. We had about 60 people present. Needless to say, the room was packed. It was very enjoyable. Thanks to our Vice President, Dan Morton for arranging it.
Our last event for 2015 was our Christmas Party on December 6th. It was held at the Stag Club with fifty members attending. The meal was catered by The Forks Cafeteria and Catering (Wake Forest). Karen and Don Winstead are owners and operators of the restaurant plus members of Triangle Chapter. Karen owns a 1959 rose/beige colored Cadillac! The meal was wonderful and we all had fun with our gift exchange game. The gift had to be something edible or drinkable. Lots of exchanges went on. For the Trivia game, Denny Oestreich came up with questions about cars, our events, and other miscellaneous trivia. The inevitable Pink Elephant appeared disguised as a gift box of peanuts!! Jack Agayoff was the recipient last year and this was his way of disguising it for this year’s winner – Jim Gill! (See photo) Jean Soehnlein organized the event with the help of Les Tryon, Marilee Sanderson, Riley & Sandra Reiner and Bob Safrit. Great job everyone.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year. See you all in 2016!
Triangle Chapter at NC Region Fall Meet in Spencer, NC
Five Triangle Chapter members participated in the NC Fall Car Show at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC on October 17, 2015. Jack Agayoff – ’54 Mercury, Riley Reiner – ’26 Model T, Jean Soehnlein – 1989, Mercedes, Chet Butcher – 1950 Ford, and Denny Oestreich – ’57 Chevy.. There were 88 cars on display.
Triangle Chapter at the Wake Forest Charity Car Show June 20, 2015
The Triangle Chapter was invited to perform two Take-Apart T demonstrations at the Wake Forest Charity car show. There were 194 cars on display. Triangle members showing their vehicles were Floyd Barnes, Pat Allen, Jack Johnson, and Denny Oestreich. Although we were not among the winners we still enjoyed the event. It was a 96 degree day during the 2015 June heat Wave so our demonstrations were done “slowly and deliberately”. Members of the team included Riley Reiner, Colin Wimmer, Jim Gill, Marv Gage, Grady Connor, Dan Morton, Joe Parsons, Rob VanDewoestine, Don Aikin, Floyd Barnes, Pat Allen, and Denny Oestreich.
Triangle Chapter at the NC Region Spring Show, Wilmington, NC May 30, 2015
Triangle Chapter Car Show April 18, 2015.
More Triangle Chapter Show Pictures by Denny Oestreich: Click 2015 Car Show Denny's Pics
More Triangle Chapter Show Pictures by Jean Soehnlein: Click 2015 Car Show Jean's Pics
Still More Triangle Chapter Show Pictures by Chad Goldman: 2015 Car Show Chad Goldman's Pics
Official Pictures of All Entries taken by Jeff Hopp: 2015 All Entries
Triangle Chapter members Dan and Jean Fuccella are known for exploring America on extended trips in their 1950