MARCH 3 2021
MARCH 3 2021
Lee Brown sent two very interesting articles; one car related and the other heart warming. Both are great reads just scroll down to the bottom of the page
"SPRING INTO SPRING"
We have a total car count of 18 attending
ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN GOING?
The tour will have a minimum of traffic lights and nice landscapes to view on our drive.
Thanks to Gerry Gerard who suggested Whites Ferry which has a large area to have our get-together plus there is a small store available to purchase refreshments or whatever.
MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
This is our small way to support a small business. We will now be meeting at the Potomac Oak Center at 8AM and depart at 9AM. You will be able to grab a cup of Coffee and donut at the Potomac Express Market. The address is 12944 Travilah Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 here is the link to the location: https://goo.gl/maps/mRbaAhZ3R3zEqY9V9
Whites Ferry is the destination location. There is a store on site "Whites Ferry Store & Grill"
There is a large public parking lot we will use. Please be sure to bring your chairs with you. We can easily “Social Distance” comfortably. This event can also be our own "Mini Car Show"
Here is the link which will provide the tour route. https://goo.gl/maps/PA2qp9tzoTbQwDWY9
Glen will be the tour leader as he has demonstrated above average leadership on past tours. Bottom Line if you have problems following Glen the problems are yours not Glen's!
YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US? here is the link to the form to register:
The MaxJax portable two-post lift is one of the most unique yet versatile tools in your shop or garage. Its patented design allows you to get full-sized lift advantages in shops and garages with limited ceiling heights. Best of all, MaxJax is completely portable and can be setup anywhere.
Check this out - LED Headlights for antique cars. They have LED bulbs for older cars without sealed beams and replacement assemblies for cars with sealed beams. Will work for six and twelve volt vehicles and the cost is under $100.00 for a pair.
EV INFORMATION VIDEOS
Between the 1920s and 1950s, long before the contemporary SUV was ever a sparkle in the designer’s eye, the go to vehicle for utilitarian business and family use was the station wagon.
GOOD NEWS SECTION, YES THERE IS GOOD NEWS IN OUR WORLD
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The Cruiser Website is focused on our local community.
I recently added a page to the website that posts pictures of our members and their cars.
Last week I added another Cruiser and his car!
If you would like a picture of you with your car send me an email. Here is the link to the page.
Lee Brown sent these our way
Windows vs. Ford
For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on.
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX) : Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon"
In response to Bill’s comments, Ford issued a press release stating:
If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash.........twice a day.
2.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3.. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
4.... Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
5... Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
6...... The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single “This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation” warning light.
7...... The airbag system would ask, “Are you sure?” before deploying.
8....... Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9........ Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
10........ You’d have to press the “Start” button to turn the engine off PS - I’d like to add that when all else fails, you could call “customer service” in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!
An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose
The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.
I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.
She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.
“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.
She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”
“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.
“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.
After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the
next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”
as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.
Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.
At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was
introduced and stepped up to the podium.
As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell
you what I know.”
As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.
You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing
older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.
If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.
Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
Have no regrets.
The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those
She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.
At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died
peacefully in her sleep.
Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!
These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.
REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS
We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give."