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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.



Spring has finally made an appearance… or was it fake spring? The other day it was 19C (66F) on my car’s temperature indicator. However, it’s -5C (23F) and snowing as I write this. So just a little longer I suppose.

If you want to stay in the conversation, then you should go to the club’s Facebook page. There Members and non-members engage in helpful tips, show what’s going on with their projects and show photos of their cars. It’s a good resource because it fills in between newsletters with parts for sale. The link to our Facebook page is on left side of page 2.

Well March 22, was the 45th anniversary of me buying my 442. I never thought at the time that I would keep a
vehicle so long, or that it would last that long. It has never been restored because not having a lot of money as a kid,
I made sure it was taken care of. In 1964 the Beverly Hillbillies debuted on TV. It showed a family arriving in Los
Angeles in a 1921 Oldsmobile. That 1921 Oldsmobile was younger than my car is now when that show went on the
air. Today my car is considered by some…new, at car shows. A few years back I was told I couldn’t bring it to a car
show because it wasn’t old enough. The car was over 40 years old at the time however it was too young to go to the
show. That’s one reason why at our show in Olds, no car is too young, if it’s an Oldsmobile, it’s welcome. The newest
Oldsmobile today is 20 years old. In 1976 when my car was made, it was closer to the start of the great depression
than it is to its year of manufacture today. Seems like she’s old enough to attend all shows now.

Speaking of car shows, our 30th Rocket Round Up is scheduled for July 20th this year. The first show was in 1994 and
we’ve had one every year since (except for 2020). We had 50 members in the club when we held our first show. We
had 50 cars show up for that one. I was hoping to make a good impression on our host Ed Hildebrand and Hildebrand
Chev-Olds. 50 members in the club and 50 cars showing up did not disappoint.

This year we’re going to have a pretty unique example of artwork. The display easel will still be part of the artwork,
however this artwork is a departure from what we usually give away. I am looking into getting some apparel that will
be different form any marquee clothing you’ve seen as well. If we can pull this off, it will be different. I will keep you
informed on that.

Is there anything you can think of that you think we should have for our 30th car show? Let me know your ideas, after
all it is your club too. Hopefully we’ll see you in Olds in a few months. Registration is now open.



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