Newsletter and Event Announcement

Volume I, Number 2 - May, 2000

Message from the President

From the Palm Springs Air Museum and Pond Classic Car Collection, Palm Springs, California

Another fantastic turnout! I would like to thank everyone who attended this event and a special thanks to those of you that drove Imperials. I would also like to thank the Air Museum, its staff and Mr. Robert Pond for a wonderful day of classics from the highways in the sky to the roads of class and power below.

For those of you who are counting, I noticed (10) Imperials in the circle in front of the Air Museum, one in the parking lot and perhaps there was a picture taken of the '57 Ghia, if I remember correctly. That's two events and two special cars.

By the way, this club is back on track and running full steam ahead. Your officers are stronger than ever and YOU, the members, are stronger than ever. The next twelve months should bring more fun and adventure. The legwork has begun for OUR State Meet next year, 2001.

Also, in case you did not notice - there were three former SCIO presidents at Palm Springs. I don't think I have to mention two of their names, since they both start with an H! Thanks for your support! Please remember, this is YOUR club and YOU can make it happen.

Your President,
David Doty          sciopresident@juno.com

SCIO Event - June 25, 2000 - Vista

The SCIO has scheduled Sunday, June 25, 2000 for our next gathering at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA (Phone: 760-941-1791). Full details are on page 3 of this Newsletter!

Statewide Meet - Modesto, May 6, 2000

The 2000 Imperial Owners Statewide meet in Modesto, CA on May 5 - 7 was the best in many years.

More than 50 Imperials - and their owners - were shown on "I" Street in front of the main Modesto Library. Results of the car show are on page 4 & 5.

  Our host club, the Imperial Owners Association of Sacramento Valley (IOASV) did a fantastic job of preparation and execution.

The weekend events included Friday's Imperial caravan to the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Oakdale and an evening poolside party. After the show - and in the rain - we trekked to the Awards Banquet at St. Stan's Brewery. The Sunday morning park brunch just missed more rain and then many, mighty Imperials caravanned to the Hilmar Cheese Factory. Hershey and Hilmar produce nearly a million pounds of chocolate and cheese daily! (Each!)

We'll have a full report in the next newsletter, but visit Dietmar Frensemeyer's web site for pictures:

http://www.movit.de/htm/impmod.htm

John Brauninger also has posted pictures:

Imperials at Modesto 2000

SCIO Event - March 25, 2000 - Palm Springs Air Museum & Pond Car Collection

The Southern California Imperial Owners, Inc. Air Museum gathering on March 25, 2000, included a meeting and tour to Mr. Robert Pond's car collection. It was absolutely great! We had 10 Imperials in the Museum driveway at 11 a.m. and nearly 40 club members and guests took the Museum tour.

Those attending included Bob Baker, Bill Baumruck, John Brauninger, Nannette & Charlie Clark-Cook, David & Billie Doty, Doug Gilfillan, Dick & Marlys Hamann, Paul Heinzman, Roger Irland, Sherwood Kahlenberg, Jack Edward Knecht, Denis & Martha Lardner, John & Christie Lazenby, John Lloyd, Joe Machado, Charles Rufus McDonald, Norman Phair, Jim & Donna Pierce, Barry Poynter, Dawn Saunders, Bob Schmitt, Jay Weinert, Greg Wright, Brian Holker, Charlotte Barge, Dave & Maria Kahn, Dave Podnar, Edward C. Konth, George Tucker, J. Kosich, Jeff Puklavetz, Keith Keller, Lynn Morrow Jr., M. Andrew Duvale, Michael O., Richard Berman, Wayne McH., and Ken Cassady.

 


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After expert docent guided tours of the aircraft and displays, we had a picnic lunch in the hangar "food court" and a business meeting.

The business meeting approved the newly-revised Bylaws (attached to the last newsletter). President Dave Doty also mentioned a site selection by the club officers for the location of the Imperial Owners' Statewide Meet in 2001, which will be hosted by the SCIO. Our choice of Solvang met with a favorable buzz - more on this below!

After lunch, we caravanned through the back end of Palm Springs to visit the large private car collection of Mr. Robert Pond at his "Pond de Rose" estate. We had a private viewing of one of the most important automobile collections in the country - consisting or nearly 125 classic, collectible, and special interest automobiles. It was a great group of cars on a beautiful estate and many of us had the chance to chat with Mr. Pond at the end of the tour. Thanks to Jay Weinert for recommending and planning this event!

Newsletter, Club Membership and Bylaws

This is the second newsletter published under the new Club Bylaws. As noted in the last issue, all 186 "Imperial fans" now on the roster will receive this newsletter, but it may be your last "freebie"! Future newsletters will be longer - we're holding the size down to save postage on this free issue, but we'll expand for our paid members. And include photos!

Our new Bylaws require you to pay SCIO $20 annual dues to become a Club member and receive future newsletters. Check your mailing label - if "2000" appears to the right of your name, you are fully paid. If any other year appears, send in your dues! We now have 50 paid members:

Sal & Judy Anicito
Bill Baumruck
John Brauninger
Nannette & Charlie Clark-Cook
Jim Crabtree
Roddy Bill Daniels
Tom Deucker
Kevin Dorris
David & Billie Doty
Brandy Elitch
Larry Field
Donald & Sharon Franzen
David J. Freedman
Robert Glasser
Franklin Golisch
Mike (& Mom, Arlene) Hackney
Dick & Marlys Hamann
George & Patricia Harper
Bob & Sylvia Herman
Richard Holmes
Lud & Ad Indihar
Roger Irland
Alan B. Kalos
Ken Knox
Dick & Juanita Kretschmer
Denis & Martha Lardner
John & Christie Lazenby
Dennis & Martnel Linville
John Lloyd
Joe Machado
Bill Lauer & Robert McAtee
Charles Rufus McDonald
Richard Mayes & Bill McNamara
Bill & Jan McPheeters
Ken Leighton & Steven Nye

 

Craig Pearson
Norman Phair
Jim & Donna Pierce
Merle & Minnie Porter
Barry Poynter
Bill & June Reinhardt
Les Richardson
Bob Roeper
Don & Phyllis Savard
Bob Schmitt
Hans-H. Schoor
Ben Taniguchi
Pete Viola
Jay Weinert
Norm Weinfeld

These are new members added after this newsletter was published and mailed (updated 7/12):

George Acquavella
Irving Axelrod
Harvey & Harriet Botwin
Roger and Rachael Garrett
Paul F. Heinzman
Christopher Hoffman
Reinhold & Lydia Klein
John & Connie Librenjak
Chip & Karen Loree
Joseph Molina
Ken Northup
Ewing Pegee
Jerry & Diane Pope
John J. Reaney
Sam & Martha Scoles
Linn Davis & Warren Young
Melvena Kaye Andrews & Anne Zedalis

Statewide Meet - Solvang, May 4-6, 2001 - Volunteers Needed!

We've started the ball rolling for the 2001 Statewide Meet, which WE are hosting in Solvang. But there's MUCH to do, so now is the time to help with ideas and groundwork, especially to find sponsors and plan the Meet events and tours. Please give Dave Doty a call if you can help!

Volunteers are also needed for our Events Committee. We need help - and suggestions - to plan future events. We also need writers and editors for this Newsletter and The Imperial Eagle - it will return!

SCIO Officers

President: Dave Doty (562-864-5410, sciopresident@juno.com);

Vice-President: Jay Weinert (760-321-6805, jkimpjag@aol.com);

Treasurer: Nannette Clark-Cook (858-277-9870, nannetteyclark@dellnet.com);

Secretary & Interim Editor: Bob Schmitt (818-563-1419, bsbrbank@pacbell.net)

There is/will be more SCIO news at:

http://teamchicago.com/imperial/

Scenes from The Palm Springs Air Museum and the Pond Collection

Photos Courtesy of Paul Heinzman

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IMPERIAL HAPPENING & CAR SHOW

DATE:

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2000

CINNAMON ROLLS

TIME:

8:45 A.M. (cars are to be parked by 9:00 A.M.)

PIES

LOCATION:

ANTIQUE GAS & STEAM ENGINE MUSEUM

2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA

Phone: 760-941-1791

DELI SANDWICHES

 

DRINKS

COST:

 

 

FREE, if you bring your Imperial and have paid your SCIO registration fee. You will park inside to show your car. This fee includes one guest. Extra guests cost $6.00 each, at the gate.

BURGERS

ICE CREAM

RESTRICTIONS:

Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the show grounds.

BURRITOS

BRING:

Your Imperial, a hat, comfortable shoes, sun screen and picnic lunch. Or you can buy some of their good food, as listed ----->

BARBECUE

Experience an Old Fashioned Threshing Bee and Early California History in Action. You can watch working steam engines, blacksmiths, spinning and weaving of wool and much more. At 1:00 P.M. there is a wonderful parade of tractors and all sorts of antique farm equipment.

Come early at 6:30-9:00 for the Farmhand Breakfast ($4.00) or ALL you can eat ($5.00).

Drive your Imperial to the entrance and the Museum will direct you to park inside on the show grounds. Please arrive to be parked before the show start at 9:00 a.m.!

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RETURN THIS PORTION WITH YOUR CHECK

REGISTRATION FORM MUST BE RETURNED BY JUNE 15TH so the Museum can save enough space save for us to park our Imperials. Questions?? Call Nannette, 858-277-9870.

Name(s) Attending_________________________________________________

Club fee per Imperial is $8.00. Make check payable to: Southern California Imperial Owners

Mail this form with check to:

SCIO Treasurer
7178 Forum St.
San Diego, CA 92111-3440

NOTE If you donít drive an Imperial: You will park in the general parking area, walk inside and pay $6.00 admission per person at the gate. Do not pay the $8.00 Club fee with your registration.


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2000 IMPERIAL OWNERS MEET - CAR SHOW ENTRIES & AWARDS

Award

Year

Model

Owner

City

Club

Pre-War (1924-1941) Class

1st

1939

Chrysler Imperial Custom C-24 Limo

Jim Martin

Sunnyvale

NorCal

2nd

1933

Chrysler Imperial CQ Victoria 2dr

Al Bequette

Sacramento

IOASV

1955 Class

1st

1955

Newport 2dr Htp

Stephen Nye

Santa Ana

SoCal

2nd

1955

C-69 4dr Sedan

Nannette Clark-Cook

San Diego

SoCal

3rd

1955

C-69 4dr Sedan

Terry & Marsha Davis

Modesto

IOASV

1956 Class

1st

1956

C-73 4dr Sedan

Roland & Ruth Reed

Modesto

IOASV

2nd

1956

Custom Convertible

John Weaver

Sacramento

IOASV

1957, 58, 59 Class

1st

1959

Crown 2dr Southampton

Robert Benson

Sonora

--

2nd

1959

Crown Convertible

Richard Palmer

Berkeley

NorCal

3rd

1959

Crown 4dr Southampton

John Brauninger

Los Angeles

SoCal

1958

Custom 4dr Sedan

Ole & Peggy Jensen

San Mateo

NorCal

1959

Crown 4dr Southampton

Dave Jolliff

Modesto

IOASV

1960-61 Class

1st

1961

Crown 2dr Southampton

Paul Graveline

Orangevale

IOASV

2nd

1961

Crown 4dr Southampton

Chris Smith

Sacramento

IOASV

3rd

1961

Custom 4dr Southampton

Dave Jolliff

Modesto

IOASV

1961

LeBaron 4dr Southampton

Joe Machado

Palm Desert

SoCal

1961

Crown 4dr Southampton

Tom Deucker

Palm Springs

IOASV

1962 Class

1st

1962

Crown 2dr Convertible

John Boccardo

Sausalito

--

2nd

1962

Custom 4dr Southampton

John & Peg Kerr

Walnut Creek

NorCal

3rd

1962

Crown 2dr Convertible

Ed & Connie Cole

Fresno

IOASV

1962

Custom 2dr Southampton

Robert Hegeman

Pinole

IOASV

1962

Crown 2dr Convertible

Robert Hegeman

Pinole

IOASV

1962

Crown 4dr Southhampton

Dick Kretschmer

San Diego

SoCal

1963 Class

1st

1963

Crown 2dr Convertible

Carl & Mary Poteet

Yuba City

IOASV

2nd

1963

LeBaron 4dr Southampton

Bill Watkins

Fair Oaks

IOASV

3rd

1963

Crown 4dr Southampton

Roger & Carol Selby

San Mateo

NorCal

1963

Crown 4dr Southampton

Jimmy White

Citrus Heights

IOASV

1963

Custom 4dr Southampton

Carl & Mary Poteet

Yuba City

IOASV

1963

Crown 4dr Southampton

Don Steger

Fair Oaks

IOASV

1963

LeBaron 4dr Southampton

Roger Irland

Phoenix AZ

SoCal

1963

Custom 2dr Southampton

Kenny Cassady

Pasadena

SoCal

1964 Class

1st

1964

LeBaron 4dr Htp

Jay Weinert

Rancho Mirage

SoCal

2nd

1964

Crown 4dr Htp

Tom & Sherrie Egger

Modesto

IOASV

3rd

1964

Crown Convertible

Ad & Lud Indihar

Milpitas

NorCal

1964

Crown 4dr Htp

Don & Phyllis Savard

Santa Maria

SoCal

1965 Class

1st

1965

Crown Convertible

Charlene Quinn

Wilton

IOASV

2nd

1965

Crown 4dr Htp

Rob Kay

Modesto

--

3rd

1965

LeBaron 4dr Htp

Troy Olson

Concord

NorCal

1965

Crown 4dr Htp

Earl & Pat Christy

Antioch

IOASV

1966 Class

1st

1966

Crown Coupe

Brian Haley

Healdsburg

NorCal

2nd

1966

LeBaron 4dr Htp

Bob Schmitt

Burbank

SoCal


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Award

Year

Model

Owner

City

Club

1967 Class

1st

1967

Crown Coupe

Irv Axelrod

Santa Monica

SoCal

2nd

1967

Crown Coupe

John & Joy Martinelli

Citrus Heights

IOASV

3rd

1967

Crown 4dr Htp

Stephen Dunkle

Albany

NorCal

1967

Crown 4dr Htp.

Bernice Hackney

Citrus Heights

IOASV

1968 Class

1st

1968

Crown Convertible

John Tennyson

Sacramento

IOASV

2nd

1968

Crown 4dr Htp

Linda Massoni

Roseville

IOASV

3rd

1968

Crown Convertible

Mike Hackney

Fair Oaks

IOASV

1969-75 Class

1st

1974

LeBaron 4dr Htp

Sam Scoles

Paramount

SoCal

2nd

1972

LeBaron 4dr Htp

Charles & Pauline Yetter

Millbrae

NorCal

3rd

1973

LeBaron 4dr Htp

Jim Hudgens

Durham

IOASV

1970

LeBaron 4dr Htp

Mike & Cathy Bullock

Saratoga

NorCal


Long Distance

Roger Irland

1963 LeBaron 4dr

Phoenix, AZ

SoCal

Hard Luck

Don Savard

1964 Crown 4dr

Santa Maria

SoCal

Most Improved

Roland & Ruth Reed

1956 C-73 4dr

Modesto

IOASV

Best of Show

Carl & Mary Poteet

1963 Crown Conv.

Yuba City

IOASV

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Membership Application

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IMPERIAL OWNERS, INC.

I would like to join the Southern California Imperial Owners, Inc. Enclosed is my check for $20.00 made out to "Southern California Imperial Owners, Inc."

Name:

__________________________________________________

Address:

__________________________________________________

City:

_________________________ State: _____ Zip: __________

Phone: ________________ E-mail/fax:___________________

Occupation/other*

___________________________________________________

 

Imperial(s):

Year _______ Model _________________________

Year _______ Model _________________________

List additional Imperials on the reverse

Send this form and a check for the Southern California Imperial Owners, Inc. to:

Nannette Clark-Cook, Treasurer
7178 Forum St.
San Diego, CA 92111-3440 Phone: 858-277-9870

nannetteyclark@dellnet.com

*Optional, to help us know our members better and let us know where to find talent(s)!


WANT ADS

Wanted - For a 1939 Custom Imperial Limousine C24

This is my Perpetual Plea for Parts! The parts needed are Chrysler:

P/N 692186 Mainshaft with Fluid drive and Overdrive
P/N 633804 Transmission countershaft (Cluster) gear
P/N 694793 Main Drive Pinion (Input Shaft)

I'll worry about what other parts I need as I go along. Also I would like a B/W book/catalog with the B/W T85A-1A transmission P/N's and schematics or copies to help in my search for parts.

The transmission was used in 38/39 eight cylinder cars only, although the overdrive units are different. Jim & Cathy Martin, jcmartin@webtv.net, 1058 Westchester Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-2047

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Wanted - I want to buy a great '59 Imperial.  Anyone want to sell a Crown Coupe, sedan or convertible in great shape?

Joe Molina,  email me at: OJMPRES@aol.com, 818-992-4353/fax 818-992-0543

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For Sale - 1966 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron

I have a 1966 Chrysler Imperial that I am trying to sell. The car is in exceptionally clean condition, and is a daily driver. It is currently registered in California. I can provide photos if desired and am open to reasonable offers. Thank you. Scott. SNB80793@aol.com

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Parts For Sale - 1966 grill with headlight covers, including spare driver's side cover.  Some pitting on the little "squares" and two dings (with cracks) to chrome surround.  Headlight covers are much nicer.  Would make a very nice wall decoration! Best offer.

Also, blue leather headrests from unknown Imperial.  Very nice condition.  Wedge shaped.  Also best offer!  Email to Bob, bsbrbank@pacbell.net, or call 818-563-1419

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Parts For Sale - '74-75 Imperial tan leather seats/interior, complete with color matching window switches, etc.  Excellent condition, $250.

Miscellaneous lights and trim from '74-75 Imperial - reasonable prices.

Salesman's books showing paint chips, fabric swatches, etc.  $50 each.  Jack Edward, 68-495 Pasada Road, Cathedral City, CA, 92234-4812, 760-322-3019

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