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The Oldsmobile Northern Lights Chapter is a car club dedicated to all Oldsmobiles 1897 to present. Ownership of an Oldsmobile is not compulsory.

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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

Ken

 


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)
  • various 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!

We 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.

Fraser Rose
It is with sadness that I mention the passing of one of our BC members. Fraser Rose passed away on May 15th. Jamie Cox, 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 was done 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 will help 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 better than a # 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 bed..........tough on everyone.


He also was a great HELP to us and other car folks who needed his patience in fixing things in his shop...he spent all 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. He was 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 club’s Facebook page, linked in the classifieds.


 

 
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