Sunday, June 7, 2009

Having a Blast at the June Rally

The June Rally was began at the Howard County Fairgrounds and was planned and run by Dave and Carolyn Griffey, and their assistants Bob and Rose Gollner. The Hoosier Cruisers appreciate all their work in hosting a rally that went off without a hitch. Members were treated to a wide variety of activities and tours.

The women began their tours at the
Greentown Glass Museum. The Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company of Greentown produced holly amber glass and chocolate glass for only nine years (during the gas boom era), until 1903 when fire destroyed the factory. The members had an opportunity to view over 1,700 pieces highly prized glass.

You can see that they enjoyed the tour.

A second tour include a visit to the Opalescent Glass Factory. It was a fascinating tour where you watched hot glass being rolled into colorful sheets of designer glass, which are sent all over the world for use by stained glass artists. In has been in business since 1888, this is Kokomo's only gas boom era factory still in existence today.

Dave Griffey and Bob Gollner were both instrumental in the establishment of the Kokomo Automotive Museum. Dave and Bob provided a narative of the development of the auto industry in Kokomo which began in 1894. The museum's historic facades feature a 1930's gas station, the Haynes home, and a 1950's diner. Auto industry related displays and around 100 antique and classic cars are all located in the museum.

At the Grissom Air Museum, Bettie tried her had at flying a model of one of the first airplanes that was build by the Wright brothers.

After climbing the tower members got a birds eye view of airplanes from WW II to present day aircraft.

Lloyd, a Hoosier Cruiser member and pilot, was explaining the working of a F-4 Phantom II jet fighter.
As one can see, the June Rally was chock full of things to do.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Caravan to Bowling Green, OH

Hoosier Cruiser members have expressed an interest in parking together at the Bowling Green International Rally. For those who would like to join the caravan contact:
Alan Schmiedt
Phone: 574-202-3796

Members have asked about the procedure to be followed for registration and parking together. Margie Bruwinkel, FMCA staff, has been most helpful. She has scheduled a time for Hoosier Cruiser members to arrive in a caravan. You need to be registered before arriving on Sunday. Alan Schmiedt will have caravan cards to be placed in your windshield and you will be allowed to park together no matter when you sent in your reservation. Alan will distribute the cards at the rendezvous point. Please contact Alan to make sure that he has enough cards for everyone and to create an accurate list of those planning to caravan to the rally.

The caravan will rendezvous at the Petro2 Truck stop on Sunday, July 19th. at the Petro2 Truck stop. Take US 24 east from Ft. Wayne to Exit 38 in Ohio near Napoleon, OH. Turn on Industrial Drive to the truck stop. The Petro2 and Pilot truck stops are located at the same exit. Plan to arrive before 1 p.m. We will depart after 1 p.m. and travel the remaining 27 miles to Bowling Green in a caravan. Members are traveling in a caravan to be parked together. You are welcome to travel to the rally on your own and locate other members after you have been parked.
Come join your friends and enjoy the fun!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Get Well Soon

Joann Malinowski suffered a stroke in March. She is recovering in the rehab facility at Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village. The Hoosier Cruisers wish Joann a speedy recovery.

For those members who would want to send Joann and Leonard a card the address is:
Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village
221 W. Division Road
DeMotte, IN 46310