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NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTY!
08/10/2022

Most everyone has heard this expression and many probably considered it to be some sort of patriotic plea. But do you know what it means and where it came from? This famous line was written by a fellow named Charles E. Weller whose signature you will not find on the Declaration of Independence or in the annals of American Revolution history. You see Weller was not a Revolutionary, he did not write this line in the late 1700 `s to rally the colonists as they prepared for war with the British. As a matter of fact, he wrote the line in the early 20th century. Charles Weller was a teacher and writer, who taught typing and wrote books about typing and typewriters. He devised this line as a typing exercise because it is exactly 70 characters long, an ideal length for practicing typing on a manual typewriter. I will say that now is absolutely the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country.

By Jeff Foxworthy:
07/06/2022

LET `S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT!!! IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR. IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY. IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT. IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED. IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN. IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED. IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT. IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET..... !!! A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS, SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE, FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE, A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY `S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON `T GET ENOUGH RESPECT AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION !!!

What is a battery?
03/05/2022

What is a battery? I think Tesla said it best when they called it an Energy Storage System. That's important. They do not make electricity - they store electricity produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, or diesel-fueled generators. So, to say an EV is a zero-emission vehicle is not at all valid. Also, since forty percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. is from coal-fired plants, it follows that forty percent of the EVs on the road are coal-powered, do you see? Einstein `s formula, E=MC2, tells us it takes the same amount of energy to move a five-thousand-pound gasoline-driven automobile a mile as it does an electric one. The only question again is what produces the power? To reiterate, it does not come from the battery; the battery is only the storage device, like a gas tank in a car. There are two orders of batteries, rechargeable, and single use. The most common single-use batteries are A, AA, AAA, C, D. 9V, and lantern types. Those dry-cell species use zinc, manganese, lithium, silver oxide, or zinc and carbon to store electricity chemically. Please note they all contain toxic, heavy metals. Rechargeable batteries only differ in their internal materials, usually lithium-ion, nickel-metal oxide, and nickel-cadmium. The United States uses three billion of these two battery types a year, and most are not recycled; they end up in landfills. California is the only state which requires all batteries be recycled. If you throw your small, used batteries in the trash, here is what happens to them. All batteries are self-discharging. That means even when not in use, they leak tiny amounts of energy. You have likely ruined a flashlight or two from an old, ruptured battery. When a battery runs down and can no longer power a toy or light, you think of it as dead; well, it is not. It continues to leak small amounts of electricity. As the chemicals inside it run out, pressure builds inside the battery 's metal casing, and eventually, it cracks. The metals left inside then ooze out. The ooze in your ruined flashlight is toxic, and so is the ooze that will inevitably leak from every battery in a landfill. All batteries eventually rupture; it just takes rechargeable batteries longer to end up in the landfill. In addition to dry cell batteries, there are also wet cell ones used in automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. The good thing about those is ninety percent of them are recycled. Unfortunately, we do not yet know how to recycle single-use ones properly. But that is not half of it. For those of you excited about electric cars and a green revolution, I want you to take a closer look at batteries and also windmills and solar panels. These three technologies share what we call environmentally destructive embedded costs. Everything manufactured has two costs associated with it, embedded costs and operating costs. I will explain embedded costs using a can of baked beans as my subject. In this scenario, baked beans are on sale, so you jump in your car and head for the grocery store. Sure enough, there they are on the shelf for $1.75 a can. As you head to the checkout, you begin to think about the embedded costs in the can of beans. The first cost is the diesel fuel the farmer used to plow the field, till the ground, harvest the beans, and transport them to the food processor. Not only is his diesel fuel an embedded cost, so are the costs to build the tractors, combines, and trucks. In addition, the farmer might use a nitrogen fertilizer made from natural gas. Next is the energy costs of cooking the beans, heating the building, transporting the workers, and paying for the vast amounts of electricity used to run the plant. The steel can holding the beans is also an embedded cost. Making the steel can requires mining taconite, shipping it by boat, extracting the iron, placing it in a coal-fired blast furnace, and adding carbon. Then it's back on another truck to take the beans to the grocery store. Finally, add in the cost of the gasoline for your car. A typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds, about the size of a travel trunk. It contains twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells. It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth's crust for just - one - battery. Sixty-eight percent of the world's cobalt, a significant part of a battery, comes from the Congo. Their mines have no pollution controls, and they employ children who die from handling this toxic material. Should we factor in these diseased kids as part of the cost of driving an electric car? I `d like to leave you with these thoughts. California is building the largest battery in the world near San Francisco, and they intend to power it from solar panels and windmills. They claim this is the ultimate in being green, but it is not! This construction project is creating an environmental disaster. Let me tell you why. The main problem with solar arrays is the chemicals needed to process silicate into the silicon used in the panels. To make pure enough silicon requires processing it with hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, trichloroethane, and acetone. In addition, they also need gallium, arsenide, copper-indium-gallium- Di selenide, and cadmium-telluride, which also are highly toxic. Silicon dust is a hazard to the workers, and the panels cannot be recycled. Windmills are the ultimate in embedded costs and environmental destruction. Each weigh 1688 tons (the equivalent of 23 houses) and contains 1300 tons of concrete, 295 tons of steel, 48 tons of iron, 24 tons of fiberglass, and the hard to extract rare earths neodymium, praseodymium, and dysprosium. Each blade weighs 81,000 pounds and will last 15 to 20 years, at which time it must be replaced. We cannot recycle used blades. Sadly, both solar arrays and windmills kill birds, bats, sea life, and migratory insects. There may be a place for these technologies, but you must look beyond the myth of zero emissions. I predict EVs and windmills will be abandoned once the embedded environmental costs of making and replacing them become apparent. Going Green may sound like the Utopian ideal and are easily espoused, catchy buzz words, but when you look at the hidden and embedded costs realistically with an open mind, you can see that Going Green is more destructive to the Earth 's environment than meets the eye, for sure. If I had entitled this essay - The Embedded Costs of Going Green, who would have read it? But thank you for your attention, and good luck.

New Event
04/03/2021

New Event; Next weekend , 4/10 and 4/11. Nick Donovan has put together a Car Show, Swap Meet and benefit for the Weisbrod Aircraft Museum on Pueblo Airport. Known as the B-24 Museum, the B-24 was mostly produced by Ford at Willow Run, Michigan and at the height of production a flyable B-24 came off the assembly line every 55 minutes and was test flown. They also have a B-29 ``Peachy ``. Car Show entry is free, Joel Davis is responsible for the Saturday Swap Meet . This info came from Facebook by Nick and Joel. I checked for a website but wasn `t successful.

Saturday Evening Cruises
04/02/2021

Hello everyone, I just learned that the Saturday evening cruises at the old K-Mart parking lot on South Powers at Palmer Park is starting up again. Apparently, Dragon Man has secured permission from the owner of the parking lot to hold the cruises scheduled every Saturday evening beginning about 4 00 pm. So the first one is this coming Saturday April 3rd. If you are going, grab some of your friends from CSRC and go have some fun. Happy Easter! Bob

Club Update
02/17/2021

Hi everyone, Great meeting tonight! Thanks for coming and thanks for your confidence in a second year for y our officers! After the meeting and when most were already gone, Gene asked if I could get an email out about the status of his newest project car. Gene is now in the final stages of bondo work on his Mercury Convert project and needs one or two people to help out. If you are interested, please email or call Gene to set up a time sometime later this week or next. (nemusick@gmail.com) (964-7952). Thanks again, See you at the next meeting on March 2nd at Mi Mexico. As always, let me know if you have questions or need information. Bob

February 16th Meeting 2021
02/12/2021

Hello again!, We have secured the meeting room at Mi Mexico restaurant for our CSRC meeting on Tuesday February 16th. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm so if you want to eat please arrive at around 6pm. We have lots of business to catch up on so I hope you will plan to come and help us look forward to spring and summer...and you can pay your dues then as well. Thanks, see you on the 16th. Bob

No CSRC February 2 meeting
02/01/2021

Hello everyone, We will not be able to meet on February 2nd. The restaurants we have had meetings are unable to host us because our 20 plus members would take up the 25 they are allowed. We have checked on the following locations: Navajo Hogan: Closed for 2 months because of the fire. Mi Mexico: 25 limit Miguel `s Mexican: 25 limit Rudy `s BBQ: 25 limit In addition, as of this past week-end, the Governor asked that people stay at home as much as possible. We will continue looking for a meeting place and hope to have something by our February 16th meeting date. Thanks, Bob

Club Update
01/25/2021

Hello again CSRC members, ELECTION OF OFFICERS. No replacement officers were nominated last week, however 10 club members did nominate the 2020 officers to continue for another year. This week, other members need express their opinion about officers for 2021. If you agree that the current officers should continue for 2021, please reply to this email. If you already nominated (voted for) the current officers to continue, do not do so again. A final count will be taken at the end of this week and I will let you know the outcome. MEMBER OF THE YEAR. Kent Carlson has been nominated for Member of the year 2020 because of the hundreds of hours he has spent in developing the new web site for the club. With his nomination we need to finish the election. Mike Hynes was the previous Member of the Year and will receive all votes for member of the year as provided by the club bylaws. Please send your email vote directly to Mike Hynes at michaeljhynes@yahoo.com Thanks, Bob

Sad Update
01/11/2021

Hi Everyone, I have sad news to share today. Last night Larry Miller passed away from complications of cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. The family has indicated that they will delay a service for Larry until later this spring. I will let you know when an announcement is made. Thanks. I hope you are all safe and doing well. Bob

Happy New Year Update
12/31/2020

Hello everyone, Happy New Year to all!! We are looking forward to a better 2021 as we move into January. Here is a quick update about Rod and Custom activities and members. Meetings: Since we are unable to hold our meetings at the Navajo Hogan or any other restaurant yet, our club meetings in January have been canceled. When we are able to resume meetings we will address the election of new officers and the selection of a member of the year for 2020. Please note that all of the current officers have indicated a willingness to continue to serve since the club was not able to do much in 2020. Members ` Covid 19 Experience. Several members have tested positive for Covid 19 since we last met. It appears that everyone who has tested positive have had mild to moderate symptoms and have recovered or are in final recovery stages. Thankfully, no one has had a serious bout that required a lengthy hospital stay. Those who have been affected are as follows: Bob Collins, Pat Collins, Mike Hynes, Marsh Sanders, Dave Draves, Dave Post, Bob Simmons and Brian Anderson. If there are others, please reply/all to this message so all of us will will know. Thanks to everyone for thoughts and prayers. Tom Divine recently had shoulder surgery. He is at home recovering now but has significant pain to deal with. A six week recovery time frame is likely. Your thoughts and prayers would go a long way toward helping him recover. Dave Post continues his recovery at home and continues to improve. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. Larry Miller is still with us as the morphine he is taking reduces the pain and allows him to have visitors. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. That `s all for now. I hope you are well and staying safe. Bob

Latest Club News
12/19/2020

Hello Everyone, I hope you and your families are well and safe. I am pleased to let you know that all of the club members who have contracted covid 19 have had only mild to moderate symptoms and have either recovered or are doing so at home. I spoke with Gene Musick this evening. He visited Larry Miller today and asked me to get a message out to everyone. Larry is apparently in his last few days of living so if you want to see him please plan to do so in the next day or so. If you would like to go with someone, please contact Paul B to see if he can help you make arrangements. Thanks everyone. I plan to get out a more detailed update after Christmas. I should know more about whether we will be able to have a meeting in January. Take care, Bob

NEW Update on some of our members
11/19/2020

Hello everyone, Marsh Sanders was sent home on Wednesday after being treated for Covid 19 at Memorial North. He is feeling better as he recuperates at home now. He is still on oxygen, Eliquis and other meds to speed up the healing. Sandy says thanks for all the calls, thoughts and prayers. By the way, in a related matter Blake, Marsh and Sandy `s son got the Denali back with minor damage. It was stolen with Marsh `s trailer...which sadly was not recovered. Dave Post was in the hospital overnight and was sent back home. Apparently there was no additional stroke. He is improving as he recovers back at home again. Darlene also says thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Mike Hynes tested positive for Covid 19 earlier this week and will not be able to get back to work until after Thanksgiving. He apparently has a mild case as is recovering at home. Pat Collins tested positive for Covid 19 as well this week. She has been at home all along and has been fighting a fever and a cough. As of today she is showing improvement and is feeling better. As a follow up, Bob has now been tested (waiting for results) but is not showing symptoms. As I mentioned last time, Larry Miller appreciates visitors, especially if they bring food. Call Paul (719-599-8148) to set up a time for a group visit. That `s all I know about right now. If I hear more I will update this again. Thanks, Bob

Update on some of our members
11/17/2020

Hello everyone, Marsh Sanders is in Memorial North being treated for Covid 19. He is currently on oxygen. Of course, no visitors are allowed. Larry Miller is at home working with hospice. Paul visits Larry about once a week so if you would like to visit Larry you may want to go with Paul. Call Paul to make arrangements (719-229-3680). If you go by yourself, go to Larry s back door and call out his name to get his attention. Dave Post has been home recouping for about a week. Darlene let me know yesterday that Dave collapsed at home and was transported to the hospital. It is not known whether he has had another stroke. Dave is also testing positive for Covid 19. Thoughts and prayers are in order for all three. Thanks, Bob

Club Meeting September 1
08/31/2020

Hi Again Everyone, It hardly seems possible that summer is coming to an end as we move all too quickly into September. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 1st and will take place at Johnny `s Navajo Hogan again. We have the back room again beginning at 5:30. The meeting will begin at 7 pm as usual. We will be hearing about the Hot Rod Rock and Rumble Swap meet and will talk about our next business meeting location on the first Tesday of October. Until next Tuesday, I hope you all stay safe. Thanks, Bob

Do You Really Want To Ride On GoodYear Tires
08/19/2020

Goodyear has been pelted with social media tomatoes after an employee revealed that the tire company had introduced a new dress code that endorses Black Lives Matter merch but prohibits MAGA attire. The controversy was sparked by a leaked photograph, taken at the companys Topeka, Kansas plant, which shows a slide from a diversity training session. The slide, titled zero tolerance, has two columns in which acceptable and forbidden clothing items are categorized. Under acceptable, Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride (LGBT) are listed. Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA attire, politically affiliated slogans or material were deemed unacceptable.

Club Meeting August 18
08/13/2020

Hi Everyone. Our second club meeting this month (next Tuesday the 18th) will be a social gathering at Culvers Restaurant on Lake Ave. It is located about a half mile East of the intersection of Lake and S. Nevada (HW 115) on the south side of town. We plan to arrive at 6 p.m. They have good burgers and ice cream. Seating is available outside or inside (socially distant) They will have other custom cars that gather on Tuesdays so bring your hot rod and your lady/friend and help us fill up their parking lot! The Old Colorado City Cruise will take place on Sunday the 16th. It begins at 11 am at the intersection of Colorado Ave and Nevada. The route is West on Colorado Ave through Old Colorado city and on to Manitou Springs round about and back East through Old Colorado City and on to Nevada. We can cruise the route as much as we want. It is an open cruise so you can start/stop at any time but we are asked not to park or get out of your car. There is no registration or fee but a donation to Alzheimer `s Association is suggested. You can do that on their web site. If you are going please let me know by Noon Saturday and I will set up a meeting place so we can start the cruise together. Let me know if you have questions and be sure to let me know if you are cruising on Sunday. Thanks, Bob

Latest Club News
06/22/2020

Hi everyone. NSRA announced this morning that the Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals has been CANCELLED. They were not able to find a workable date at the State fairgrounds in Pueblo. I don `t know about you but I will miss being a part of this event this year. Brian Anderson, NSRA Rep. and Bob Simmons have announced that the NSRA Appreciation and Safety Inspection day has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 12th at Metcalfe.Park in Fountain. We expect a good turn out this year as so many other events have been cancelled and we know that people are hungry for a car event. The Club will be sponsoring and providing the food. No pot luck is possible this year since new food service rules apply to us too. More details will be discussed at our next regular club meeting. Our next Club meeting is Tuesday, July 7th at 6 pm at the Crush Burger on South Nevada. We will meet in the parking lot under the trees where we hope for a cooler spot. Bring your lawn chair and your face mask. I am looking for suggestions for a Tech session session for our second July meeting on the 21st. Call me if you have an idea. The West Side Senior facility cruise this past Saturday was successful and enjoyed by drivers of seven cars as well as a great many senior residents of the two facilities we visited. More details in the next newsletter. Mike H. and Erick R. along with a few others attended a rod run at Liberal, KS last week-end. They had a great time too. More details in the next newsletter. That `s it for now. See you all soon. Bob

Meet at BJ `s Velvet Freez
06/13/2020

Hello Rod and Custom Members, Since our June meetings were officially cancelled a while back and since we will most likely begin regular meegings again sometime in July, we thought it would be a good idea to get everyone together to ``practice `` a little bit. We will meet at BJ `s Velvet Freez (1511 North Union Blvd.) for a gathering of club members. We plan to arrive at 6:00 pm and eat (food or ice cream or both, YUM) first. We will make time after eating for members to give input and updates on what they have been doing. Please plan to join us...bring your hotrod/custom if you can...or your other car or truck, The important thing is to come...bring your mask. See you there. Bob

UPDATE: Rod and Custom Club vs. coronavirus
06/01/2020

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE! HAPPY JUNE 1st I know...I know, I am a day early for our regular meeting date but I do have important news to share that I think you will want to know about. We just got official notice that NSRA Rocky Mounatin Nationals will be postponed. This decision was made just today. As more details emerge I will make note of them in the next update. Once again I am thankful that none of our members or their families have been impacted by the virus. This tells me that you all are doing your best to stay safe, likely using the social distancing protocals of staying 6 feet away from others when you are out and wearing a face mask. Well done everyone! While the state is now beginning to open up businesses, we are expected to not have groups of more than 10 people, but we are hearing that by early July that limit will be opened up to 50 people. At that point we can begin to have meetings again. Since we have been so good about not having meetings, I am thinking that we might get a little jump on the coming rule change by having a short meeting in late June. I am looking at the possibility of meeting in a vacant parking lot (location to be determined), since we cannot use a restaurant. We would ask everyone to bring their own chair and place the six feet apart for the meeting and wear face masks. If this plan comes together I will get back to you with more detials. I do not have any other news or updates to share at this point except to pass on best wishes to Sandy Sanders who is back on her feet again after her replacement surgery. It `s adjournment time again. See you soon. Bob

Potential Club Event This Sunday Afternoon
05/22/2020

Hello everyone, Eric Rawls reached out to me this morning regarding an idea for a potential Club Event that sounds like it would be fun. You may know Nick Buccola (Red `40 Ford) in Parker. Nick and Eric were discussing the possibility of Nick and a few car buddies coming down this Sunday afternoon to cruise around and basically get out of the house. Cruising the Garden of the Gods was mentioned and possibly doing curbside service at The Pantry in Green Mountain Falls was also mentioned. I `d like a show of hands on who would be up for a cruise this Sunday afternoon, and also an other ideas on possible destinations for the cruise. Last Sunday at Cy `s was a nice turn out and a lot of fun, and hopefully, we will have a great turn out for this event. I `ve gotten several requests for cruise events, and this would fit the bill nicely. Something else to keep in mind is that most of the time will be spent socially distanced in our cars. Emoji Let me know if you `d like to participate and I hope to see you Sunday! Mike Hynes 281-217-2708

Club Meeting May 19, 2020
05/19/2020

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE! WELCOME TO OUR ONLINE UPDATE. Thankfully, I am again able to report that I have not heard of anyone among our club members or their families whom have been impacted by COVID 19 as it is now called. You all have my best wishes for continued good health and a safe lifestyle. I know first hand that staying at home is not what I would like to be doing but rather, it is what I think we must do to remain safe. Join me in ``Staying the Course `` in our fight against COVID. While some businesses and restaurants are either beginning to open up or wll be doing so soon, I must keep reminding myself that COVID is still out there and is still a real threat. I hope that we will all take our time about getting back to that ``normal `` we all still want. I still have not heard much back from members about what they want to do in the line of activities so Mike and I will work on getting more ``Low Risk `` activities planned Watch for some good things coming. As you already know, Mike organized and led a Sunday cruise to Cy `s Drive In this past Sunday. It was well attended with 11 cars in attendance, and included NSRA Special Events Director, Tom Wilkerson. A good time was had by all. I know that many of you continue to be interested in the fate of NSRA Rocky Mountain Nationals that is a little more than a month away. According to Tom Wilkerson, the plan is still in place to go forward with this event. State officials will have the final say, however, so we expect to have a final answer soon. Most likely, if anything happens it will involve a postponement, not a cancellation. I will get out a note as soon as I hear. Here is the list of cancelled events that I reported in the last update. I have not heard of other events at this time. However, if you do know of someting that I should report please let me know. Canon City Abby Show May 23 Dirt Drags at PPIR June 6,7,8 Canon City Car Club show June 12, 13 CCOC Cruzin Havana June 20 Thunder in the Valley Show July 10-11 Green Mountain Falls Show July 18 Well, It `s time for adjournment once again. Best wishes to everyone! Bob

Club Meetinf May 5. 2020
05/05/2020

WELL, HERE WE ARE AT OUR FIRST UPDATE (MEETING) IN MAY. GOOD EVENING TO ALL. To start, I would like to wish continued good health and safety to all of our members and their families. As of now I have not heard of anyone who is directly affected by the virus. Well done everyone!! Getting back to normal meetings seems to be some time away, perhaps several months, since restaurants are not yet allowed to open. Not only that, when they do open we will most likely not be allowed to have a group larger than 10 and would have to be at least 6 feet apart and wear face masks. None of these requirments make me optomistic about getting back to our normal way of doing things. I would like to hear anyone `s ideas on alternative ways to do meetings. Let `s get creative!!!...and still be safe from the virus... As you are all aware, our esteemed vice president, Mike Hynes organized our first ``low risk `` event of the year. Eight cars and 15 people attended the cruise to Short Stop restaurant on South Powers. Those attending were Bob Simmons, JR Nandin,Stan Destefan, Brian and Phyllis Anderson, Mike Hynes, Marty and Debbie Phillips, Tom and Gayle Divine, Paul and Cindy Beaudean. A fun time for all. I still have not heard anything back from you about whether you would be interested in attending more of these ``low risk `` events, and if so, when. If you have concerns please share them either with me (use reply button) or with everyone (use Reply-all button). I also need your feedback on other items suggested in the last update. They were as follows: Virtual Car Show...maybe just for club members or maybe for outsiders. We have a Facebook page and should be able to use it soon for such a show Driving event to Thank hospital first line workers...cruise to two or three hospitals and display thank-you signs as we cruise by the front door. We could also do this at a series of grocery stores. Other ideas or variations on this thank you theme are welcome. We continue to see a stream of events being cancelled or postponed. Here is an updated list of those I know about as of now: If I missed something please let me know and I will include it in the next update. Florence Car Show scheduled for May 17 NSRA Mid America Show Scheduled for May 22-24 Canon City Abby Show scheduled for May 23 Dirt Drags at PPIR scheduled for June 6,7,8 Canon City Car Club show scheduled for June 12, 13 CCOC Cruzin Havana scheduled for June 20 Thunder in the Valley Show scheduled for July 10-11 Green Mountain Falls Show scheduled for July 18 Well...time for adjournment. Best wishes to everyone for continued health and safety. Please stay in touch. Bob

Ace Entertainment 2020 Car Shows
04/22/2020

Hello, We here at Ace Entertainment hope to find you well with this email. I know we have been quiet about events this year so far but we regret to inform you that all car shows from Ace Entertainment for this 2020 season have been cancelled with one exception. We will try our best to bring you the Old Colorado City Car Show this August. We will have a final say on the matter near the end of May and you will receive a separate email with the update. Please stay safe during these trying times so that we may be together again in the future to celebrate what we love. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Ace Entertainment 719-329-4736

Club Meeting April 21, 2020
04/22/2020

THE MEETING WILL COME TO ORDER....(One more time) I know that this email is a poor substitute for a real meeting...but we don t seem to have much choice at this point. So here is the update for the meeting that we had scheduled for tonight. First off, I hope that you all are healthy and safe. I still have not heard of anyone among us who has become ill with the virus. However, I did get word yesterday that Harmon and Sara Jones daughter, Debbie had to be taken to the hospital a few days ago with a serious illness not related to the virus. We are sending a card to Harmon and Sara to pass along to Debbie. If anyone else is aware of illnesses in our membership please let me know so we can follow up. I m not sure if we are ready to do some sort of local driving event in our cars or not but I did receive a suggestion from Marty Phillips (through Mike H). His thought is to drive to the Short Stop Burger where we could eat. We would need to wait until after April 27th when the Governor s stay at home order expires. (The Governor said that he intends to let the order expire in his update Monday Apr. 20, but also wants high risk people to self isolate and others to practice social distancing guidelines). Should we decide to do this we would need to agree to practice the social distancing guidelines, i.e. wear mask and stay 6 feet apart...or just stay in our cars using the drive through. Let me know what you think...are you comfortable with this If it appears that some want to do this we can begin the planning. Another suggestion for a local activity we might try is to cruise to some of our local hospitals into valet parking area to show signs thanking the first responders who are taking care of corona virus patients. (No horns or loud pipes allowed in hospital zones) This would take some planning to give hospital personnel a heads up and to arrange the route. With car shows and events still being cancelled right and left we are left with some big holes in our anticipated summer schedule. One bright spot, however, is that we can use some of that time to do things on the car that we never seem to have time to do. Let me know what you have been up to on your project and I will see that it gets shared with the club in the next newsletter. Anyone have opinions, thoughts, or ideas about doing some sort of virtual car show for the club If so please let me know...you can call me or reply back to this email. Below are two examples of how others are doing their virtual car shows....check them out. One event that we don t usually talk much about is Goodguys. Mike H sent me the following information about their virtual car show, an interesting format that I have not seen before. It is scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 25th: Here are the events that have been postponed or cancelled: CSRC club meetings scheduled for May 5 and 19. Cancelled First and Main car shows for the summer are cancelled. They were scheduled for the first Saturday of each month. Outlaws River Walk Show scheduled for May 2. (now official) . NSRA Appreciation Day schduled for May 3. (now official) Florence Car Show schedled for May 17. Still no decision made on NSRA Mid America Nationals on May 22-24 Please give your feedback on the items discussed above by using the reply all button so everyone can have the benefit of your responses. Thanks for taking time to read this. Take care and keep in touch. Bob

Fear of an Impending Car-Price Collapse Grips Auto Industry
04/16/2020

The auto industry -- already fretting lengthy factory shutdowns and depressed new-vehicle demand -- is starting to sound the alarm about a potential used-car price collapse that could have far-reaching consequences for manufacturers, lenders and rental companies.Used-vehicle auctions are for now virtually paralyzed, much like the rest of the economy. The grave concern market watchers have is that vehicles already are starting to pile up at places where buyers and sellers make and take bids on cars and trucks -- and that this imbalance will last for months.

Identifying Extreme COVID-19
04/07/2020

Doctor develops process for identifying extreme COVID-19 cases and how to treat them Dr. Tom Yadegar, pulmonologist and medical director of the intensive care unit at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, explains.

Club Meeting April 6 2020
04/06/2020

THE MEETING WILL COME TO ORDER I just had to say it...as you already know that we are not having a meeting tonight and probably won `t for at least the rest of this month. Sooo, in the meantime you will have to put up with me sending out update email messages. Let me begin by saying that I hope you all are doing well at home and are staying safe and healthy, wearing your mask and gloves when you have to go out. I have not heard of any club members having a problem with the corona virus but if you have please let me know. Otherwise, I am sending best wishes for speedy recovery to Bob Simmons, Brian Anderson, and Larry Miller to whom we have sent cards on behalf of the club. So here are the updates on events cancelled or postponed that we know about: CSRC March club meetings on April 7 and 21. It is also likely that we will have to cancel our meetings May 5 and 19. Outlaw Garage Tour schedled for April 18. (now official) Forney Museum ledsled display scheduled for April 25. Outlaws River Walk Show scheduled for May 2. (now official) . NSRA Appreciation Day schduled for May 3. (now official) Florence Car Show schedled for May 17 One more reminder....if you need help going out to pick up anything, Mike Hynes has volunteered to help out. Just give him a call at 281-217-2708. In addition, if anyone has anything you want included in these emails please call me or send me an email. I would like to offer this email as a way to keep in touch. Before I adjourn this meeting I have one final announcement. Just open the attachment. It is my answer to the shortage of breathing masks. Take care and keep in touch. Bob

COVID-19
04/06/2020

Rep. Crenshaw on military `s role in COVID-19 response, firing of Navy ship captain Peter Navarro on Defense Production Act, reports of a heated exchange with Dr. Fauci on hydroxychloroquine 10:13 Peter Navarro on Defense Production Act, reports of a heated exchange with Dr. Fauci on hydroxychloroquine Thousands of doses of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine sent to tristate area 11:36 Thousands of doses of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine sent to tristate area Suffolk County, Long Island now considered epicenter of coronavirus outbreak in America

Coronavirus Outbreak
04/06/2020

Thousands of doses of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine sent to tristate area Suffolk County, Long Island now considered epicenter of coronavirus outbreak in America Suffolk County, Long Island now considered epicenter of coronavirus outbreak in America What Italy `s progress against coronavirus and new rapid testing means for the US 06:23 What Italy `s progress against coronavirus and new rapid testing means for the US NY supermarket chain creates `fast lanes ` for first responders 04:32 NY supermarket chain creates `fast lanes ` for first responders Inside the field hospital operation at NYC `s Javits Center 04:17 Inside the field hospital operation at NYC `s Javits Center COVID-19 death rates drop in NY as White House says week ahead will be worst yet 11:41 COVID-19 death rates drop in NY as White House says week ahead will be worst yet

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