50th Reunion – 2009

50TH REUNION AT INN AT THE SEVENTH MOUNTAIN – 2009

There was a good turnout at both events of this reunion. First, was a pizza party on Friday evening. Then on Saturday, there was a catered picnic with excellent food and plenty of time for conversation with friends. Mrs. Langmas stopped by the picnic to say hi.

50th Reunion Car Show

The 50th reunion car show was a big success. It was held on the lawn at the Inn at the Seventh Mountain. We had several cars, including two of Earl Clausen’s customs (the green and the yellow ones). Earl’s green one is shown in two pictures below. We are hoping to get Earl’s descriptions of the cars.

Earl ’54 started the Bend Le Mans Car Club back in 1956 as a subset of the Portland LeMans Club. He always owned a very cool custom and we all looked up to him. His parents owned the Midget Drive-In out on South 3rd. Since he brought two customs to the reunion, I (Russ Y0ung) got to drive one. What a thrill! Maybe that is why he brought two.

BLACK AND WHITE CHEVY – GARY & SUZI VAN UITERT
GREEN CUSTOM – EARL CLAUSEN
GREEN CUSTOM – EARL CLAUSEN
RUSS YOUNG AND DUKE DUNCAN
YELLOW T-BUCKET – DUKE AND KAREN KRATKE DUNCAN
NANCY LOOMIS AND DOROTHY O’KEEFE

RAY DELUDE AND RUSS YOUNG
Ray and his wife, Teresa each brought their motorcycles.
BILL BENNETT’S ’51 MERC

Comment from Bill Bennett’s Facebook page to Bill from a friend:

Bill, I had a 51 Merc also! I like your baby moons with beauty rims, shaved handles, lakes pipes, frenched headlights and bull nose. Also the lowering. Did you torch a few coils out of the springs and is it still running a flathead? Are those real whitewalls  or are they Port-O-Walls? You and I are probably the only ones that know what all this means!?

Answer from Bill: Wish I still had it. I had a 283 Chev motor in it with the stock trany. The interior was all white tuck and roll. Firestone 500 white walls.

PAPPY’S PIZZA FRIDAY NIGHT & PICNIC SATURDAY

JIM WOODWARD AND HIS WIFE
BRENDA RIXE AND BEVERLY FIELDS
BILL BENNETT
BONNIE CROCKER FERGUSON
JOYCE AND BRENDA IN BACKGROUND
BRENDA RIXE AND VICKI HILL
CLAUDINE HUFSTADER
GEORGE POETSCHAT
I DON’T KNOW
BARBARA HANSEN ROBINSON AND MIKE JEFFERS
DIANE DAMEWOOD, MRS LANGMAS AND JEANNE LISENBURY
BILL BENNETT & HIS WIFE, ROBERTA, AND VICKI HILL MALONE
BONNIE CROCKER, DOROTHY O’KEEFE AND BEVERLY SHOULTS
GARY DAVIS, BERTIE DAVIS, STEVE WENDELL, OTHERS I DON’T KNOW
BRENDA RIXE CHAPIN
BILL MORTON AND IDK
BRENDA RIXE, JOEL YLVISAKER AND PAULINE MARSH YLVISAKER (HUGGEE UNKNOWN)
DONALD KEITH AND DUKE DUNCAN (Russ Young’s brother in law.)
GENE SMITH (NADINE OLDAKER’S HUSBAND)
GEORGE HAWES AND ??
JACKIE JO DICK RAMPTON, VICKI HILL MALONE, BRENDA RIXE CHAPIN
JANET JUDY AND JIM JUDY
JEANNE LISENBURY AND JACKIE JO DICK RAMPTON
WHO DAT1 , JIM ALLEN, AND WHO DAT2
JIM ALLEN
JIM JUDY
JOE AND NORMA DOBBELS
JOYCE ROHRBACH, VICKI HILL
KATHY O’GRADY TILLER AND HER NEPHEW
LEE ANN RAYMOND (GLEN’S WIFE), SHERRY JORGENSEN, JEANNE LISENBURY
LEON BEAULIEU
MACK AND VICKI MALONE
HEY CAN YOU TELL ME WHO I AM? AND BY THE WAY, WHO ARE YOU?
MYRNA CARPENTER AND HER HUSBAND
NANCY LOOMIS CONRAD
NORMA HUMBERT DOBBELS
PAT FEENEY SMITH, JOAN BENSON WHEELER, PAT HOLLENBECK MOYER, SUZI MOOERS VAN UITERT
PAULINE MARSH YLVISAKER, DOROTHY O’KEEFE FERNS IN BACKGROUND
PEGGY YOUNG SHAMBAUGH
ROBERTA BENNETT
STEVEN WENDELL AND GLEN RAYMOND
THERESA MILLER ROGERSON AND MYRNA CARPENTER
MYRNA CARPENTER, THERESA MILLER ROGERSON, NORMA HUMBERT DOBBELS, AND ??
RON ROGERSON, THERESA MILLER ROGERSON, MYRNA CARPENTER
TOM RILEY, MEL HAUGEN AND KATHY O’GRADY TILLER
??, GARY VAN UITERT AND SUZI MOOERS VAN UITERT

WILLA JEAN FIX LUELLING, THERESA AND RON ROGERSON IN BACKGROUND
BARBARA YOUNG, RUSS YOUNG, AND MICK SCOTT

THERESA MILLER ROGERSON AND RON ROGERSON AT CLASS OF ’58 50TH REUNION
RON ROGERSON