Oldsmobile Club Calendar
Miranda Kurpe is a photographer and also a
club member. She would like to put together a Northern Lights
Oldsmobile calendar for 2019. She will
need some volunteers who would like to have their cars featured
as a car of the month. She picks different locations
to complement the car and background. If you’re interested in having your
car featured, let me know and I will give her a list of cars
and she can contact you.
25th ANNUAL ROCKET ROUND UP
Three weeks to go. There are a few caravans planned for the
show in Olds on the 21st. The Calgary Caravan will meet at
Deerfoot Mall on the morning of the show.
People will meet at 9 am and depart at 9:30 am. The Edmonton
Caravan will meet at Gateway Park
and leave at 8:00 am on the day of the
show. The Coast Caravan will leave on July 19. Contact Jamie
Cox (250-665 7748) if you’d like
to drive through the Rockies together as a rolling Oldsmobile show. Jamie and Sherrill
will leave Vancouver Island and GTO…(go to Olds).
We are still in need of a few Volunteers This
year I would like to ask for the following volunteers:
- One parking volunteer
- One registration person
- Someone to call up the door prize
winners while I look over the entries to hand out the new Presidents Trophy.
Remember that registration is $10 but after
July 14th, it’s $20. July 14 is also the last day to
register for the banquet. Looking forward to seeing
you all in a few weeks
Olds Performance Engines:
That’s the name of an engine rebuilding shop in Cloverdale,
BC. Yes, they specialize with Olds engines. The owner, Cliff
Krafta has worked
with Joe Mondello for 5 years in California. After that, he
moved back to BC and opened his shop. He is offering the following:
- for Olds "club members
only" cost on parts
- no mark up,
- 35 % off labour rates on all engine rebuilds
- on complete rebuilds / cam swaps / performance upgrades,
a no charge break in ($350.00 which includes hi zinc additive)
discounts on short and long blocks
- and the big one, they
will finance in house on full rebuilds with 50% down,
no interest, affordable payments, and the
club member will
get the engine back while their financing continues!
will require verification that the person IS from the olds
club, verified by the Olds club. This
will insure quality
control on our end.”
In the late summer they are going to be carrying Pro comp heads
/ intakes / valves / valve train components as well as
a Land and sea engine
dyno service. When the dyno is set up and running there will
be specials given to the club as well. Imagine a shop
that knows Oldsmobile
engines and specializes in them. See their ad starting
in this issue.
It is with sadness that I mention the passing of one
of our BC members. Fraser Rose passed away on May 15th.
a close friend had
the following to say;
Fraser and Joyce were fantastic folks.... he spent the
last 7 yrs. restoring his Starfire, every little thing
to perfection. His two daughters, Leona
and Diana and his one son, Mitch are trying their best
to look after Joyce and get affairs in order. We
by selling the Starfire + his car parts + car manuals and memorabilia that go with
the car. It will not disappoint whoever buys it. It is
# 2 condition. He passed
away MAY 15 at 10:10 AM and He KNEW he was going on Friday
afternoon, made the choice to go into palliative care
He also was a great HELP to us and other car folks who
needed his patience in fixing things in his shop...he
his time out there doing something on the car, helping us with our Starfire, building
bird feeders, huge sailing ships that are now valued
at $ 15,000 to 30,000!! He worked
on other very fine wood work projects to give to his
kids. (He was) a true artist in whatever he touched.
82, just turned so on May 4th, the
average (life span) for a man in Canada.... Fraser will
be missed greatly by all who knew him.
Jamie and Sherrill are taking care of Fraser’s prized
green 1963 Oldsmobile Starfire until it’s sold.
The Roses have been to a couple of Rocket
Round Ups (2012 and 2015). You can see the car on our
Facebook page, linked in the classifieds.