2016 Triangle Car Display May 7, 2016
With a week full of showers and even hail, Saturday May 7, 2016 turned out be a most beautiful day! Held at Historic Oakview in Raleigh, our Car Display brought in 55 vehicles! Car owners made their way into the show field all morning. The beautifully landscaped grounds were the perfect backdrop to host our event. Our hospitality tent was teaming with delicious goods and a move to bring the Registration table up to the showfield in the gazebo was a hit amongst Club members and participants. Jonsey's Concessions and Catering served up great burgers, hot dogs and fries. Many participants expressed an interest in joining the Triangle Chapter, so make sure to greet these new members at our next event.
As the cars were settled into their spots, some getting slightly stuck in the soft grass, spectators walked the aisles to enjoy the vehicles and talk car stuff! Riley Reiner was even asked to have his car used in a bridal portrait!
At 12 pm, the Take-A-Part-T Team showed off their skills at assembling the 1917 Model T in just over 8 minutes. Not the fastest time, but respectable since the team last practiced in October. The Team had some first time members and some experienced line workers. We will do better at each event.
The end of the afternoon was drawing to a close and it was time to award the winners. Warren Daniels won Best in Show with his Pontiac Safari and Fred Harley won Participant's Choice with his 1911 Buick Model 33.
Thank you to all Chapter members who made this event so enjoyable!
To see Jean Soehnleins pictures Click 2016 Car Display
To see Annie Goldman's Pictures Click on: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AnnieG454/albums/6282065005932314753
Triangle Chapter at NC Region Meet in Goldsboro
Eight Triangle members entered the NC Region Spring Meet in Goldsboro on April 30. The Southeastern NC Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America hosted the meet in historic downtown Goldsboro. The recent updated City of Goldsboro downtown infrastructure was the venue for the meet The two block of down town Goldsboro were blocked and 51 AACA cars were parked for display and judging. An open car show on the next block with 68 cars and was hosted by the Wayne County Cruisers. With ample parking and good publicity there was a steady stream of spectators all day long. Triangle members entering cars were Riley Reiner 1922 Model T, Chad Goldman 1941 Packard, Dan Fucella 1950 Willeys, Chet Butcher 1950 Ford, Jack Agayoff 1954 Mercury, Warren Daniels 1956 Pontiac Safari, Denny Oestreich 1957 Chevrolet, and Annie Goldman 1989 Suburban. The trip down and back included a five car caravan and trailer adventures for three of us.
To see Annie's pictures of the NC Region Click on: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AnnieG454/posts/d2xRZ5cjT3q?pid=6279504370855477682&oid=113779893943540492580
Triangle Chapter at the NC Region Cruise-in at Hillsborough, NC April 16, 2016
The second annual NC Region Cruise-in was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Hillsborough, N.C. There was a good turnout of 25 antique cars as well as some modern cars with about 40 people participating. There were 10 Triangle members in eight vehicles who attended the event. A group of four of us met at the Golden Corral to caravan the Daniel Boone Village in Hillsborough. Annie Goldman led the way in her 1988 Suburban. Others in the caravan were Dan Fuccella, 1950 Jeep, Chad and Demi Goldman 1941 Packard, and Denny Oestreich in a 1957 Chevrolet. We made great time over the lesser traveled roads through the Research Triangle Park, Durham and into Hillsborough on business Hwy 70. Riley and Sandra Reiner, 1968 Mustang and Jean Soehnlein, 1989 Mercedes came from the Wake Forest Area. Also attending were Jack Agayoff who drove his new model Thunderbird and Ron Seiffert who brought his Porsche 912.
Daniel Boone Village and Shops area was started by Jim Freeland in 1918. Mr. Freeland’s granddaughter, Nahale Kalfas, spoke to us about how her grandfather established and built the Daniel Boone Village. At one time the entertainment village included a full-size train and actors, a live zoo that featured real bison, a wax museum, a mega slide that you climbed to go down on burlap bags, an ice skating rink and an amphitheater. Stars like Jerry Lee Lewis and Loretta Lynn performed at amphitheater. She also stayed to answer questions and to show us some of his eclectic collection including automobiles, carriages, and farm implements.
There was a choice of activities for the day. Many of us explored the grounds and wandered through the many antique shops. There were not many car parts but we still looked them all over. Lunch could be found at one of the several restaurants around the village or even downtown. The weather was great for lunch outside.
After lunch several of us went on a tour of the Historic Occoneechee Speedway. The track is located east of Hillsborough and is on the North Carolina Mountain to Sea Trail. The track was established in 1948 by NASCAR founder Bill France. It was used until the last race in 1968. The abandoned track is now a park complex maintained by the Historic Speedway Group whose volunteers manage the track. The speedway complex is now a park used for multiple purposes including an annual car show. The track has not been used for racing for 48 years and the pine forest has reclaimed the land. We got to walk the .9 mile track and even got to see the Eno river that runs nearby. If you listened carefully it seemed that you could imagine the sounds of Richard Petty and Junior Johnson rounding the third turn and heading down the home stretch.
After the tour of Occoneechee the Triangle group headed off in different directions for the drive home. It was a great day for cruising. Here are some links and great pictures with more about the Crusie-in, Hillsborough and Occoneechee Speedway:
- Pictures by Anne Goldman: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AnnieG454/posts/6teeLNUzAya?pid=6274262776928570290&oid=1137798939435404925802.
- Pictures by Chad and Demi Goldman: https://plus.google.com/+ChadGoldman/posts/UmfLXBsyH54
Triangle Chapter Chili Cook-off March 6, 2016
There were 35 members and 10 crock-pots of chili at our annual Chili Cook-off on March 6. That is a lot of chili per person. Thanks to Jean Soehnlein for planning the event. Although Jean was a bit worried about not having enough commitments for Chili one week before the event, chapter members came through with more than enough chili, cornbread and desserts for everyone. Lunch was served and everyone had an opportunity to try all the chilis, corn bread, and desserts. After several trips to the buffet table members cast their ballots in the traditional chamber pot for the best lunches. Prizes were awarded by member votes. The prize for the Best Chili was awarded to Sybol Daniel; the Hottest Chili was awarded to Rob Cooke, the best cornbread was awarded to Peggy Barnes; and the best dessert, in a close contest, was awarded to Marci Allen for her cherry dessert. The prizes were packaged in gift bags painted by Jean. There were five antique vehicles driven to Chili Cook-off this year: Jean Soehnlein-1989 Mercedes, Annie Goldman-1989 Chevy Suburban, Jack Agayoff-1958 Ford Galaxie Retractable. Pat Allen–1954 Packard, and Bob Cooke–1969 Oldsmobile 98 convertible.
See more Chili Cook Off pictures at: 2016 Chili Cook Off
Triangle Chapter at Southeastern Spring Meet in Charlotte
Did you ever go to a car show where the participants are bundled up like they were at a late fall football game? That was way it was in on Saturday April 9, 2016 at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway where AACA Southeastern Spring meet was hosted by Hornet’s Nest Region The temperature was very cool and the wind was cruel. The show field had been moved to the paved lot at the front of the Speedway. Because of the open area of the parking lots, cool temperature, and high winds the participants were sitting in their cars or in one of the tents provided. The show field had 275 vehicles registered. It seemed like some were missing.
The Triangle Chapter was represented by three entries and several judges. Annie and Joel Goldman entered their 1988 Chevrolet Suburban for HPOF class and were awarded repeat HPOF certification. Jack Agayoff entered a 1954 Mercury Sun Valley and received his senior Award. Warren Daniels entered his 1956 Pontiac Safari and received a First Junior award. Triangle members who were there to judge at this event were Bob Safrit, Mike Petersen and Riley Reiner.
Joel Goldman took many great pictures of the event pictures you see at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AnnieG454/posts/hXZfBRQrfTV?pid=6271929115576253938&oid=113779893943540492580
Triangle Chapter members Attend Cape Fear Chapter Show
Four Triangle members entered their vehicles in the March 5. They had a terrific turnout of 196 entries in their show with some entries parked in their overflow area. Riley and Sandra Reiner trailered their 1925 Model T and made an overnight trip. Chet Butcher made a day trip cross country to the show in his 1950 Ford, down on I40 back on SR421. Annie Goldman also made a day trip in her 1989 HPOF Chevy Suburban. Annie received her HPOF award and both Riley and Chet won first place in their classes. The Best of Show award at the show went to Warren Daniels who took his 1956 Pontiac Safari for the first AACA show of the year. Congratulations. To see more pictures click on the picture below.
To See more Pictures from Cape fear click: 2016 Cape Fear Chapter Show Pictures