Burnaby Hats Off Day Show & Shine - June 2014

82 cars participated in this years Burnaby Hats Off Day Show & Shine. 10 live bands played the street from Gama Ave to Boundary Road on Hwy 7 (Hastings Street) during the day long festival. A crowd of about 60,000 attended the event. The weather was perfect.

Pictures in the Photo Section.

Garage Tour - LeMays - June 21 2014

LeMay Family Collection - Tacoma WA

This garage tour was organized by Association Member Judy Dexter in honour of her late husband Paul Dexter who was a supporter of the LeMays Family Collection.

The day started with George & Bonnie Game, Tevie & Lisa Smith, Rick Locke, Stewart Heyes, John Sulentich and Barry Cook meeting at the Custer Rest Stop on I-5 at 7 AM. We proceeded to Babe’s Restaurant in Ferndale for breakfast. After a hearty meal (the pancakes were bigger than the size of a dinner plate) we continued our journey through the Seattle traffic to the LeMay Family Collection at the Marymount Event Center in Spanaway Washington. 

Association Members Bill & Barbara Forbes, Dave & Lynda Baine, Gerry &  Sheila Woloshyn joined the group for the tour of the Lemay’s collection.  Paul’s son Matt was on hand to greet everyone, he even arranged with the Museum to have Paul & Judi’s Corvette on display as we arrived. Many other friends of Paul and the family also joined the tour.

A very knowledgeable volunteer led us through two of the buildings where part of the collection is stored, we were then permitted to continue unescorted through the main building. The main building contained room after room of extraordinary automobiles, motorcycles and other memorabilia. A fabulous collection.

One of our members made a donation to the Lemays Family Collection in Paul’s memory.

After the tour we were invited to Judy Dexters home for a back yard Memorial Pot Luck Dinner Party for Paul. Many of Paul’s school friends came for the event along with Paul’s sister Mary Ann and friends who had grown up with Matt attended the wonderful back yard celebration. Association Members Skip, Beth, and Bruce Forbes were also in attendance.

Many people spoke about their adventures (mostly humorous) with Paul. Tevie recalled the way Paul took charge one day and attached a piece of wood to the bottom of the drivers door of the Woody aka 'Termite Taxi'. The door was giving a little too much extra draft which Tevie never complained about, but Paul wanted to attach a better piece of wood to the door. Bill recalled his youth with Paul before they were finished high school in Bellingham. Another friend who knew Paul from before Grade School gave stories of how they knew each other all the way from Kindergarten through High School. 

Judi & Matt were very happy with all the love everyone showed for Paul. The food plentiful and the company great! 17  Canadian Route 66 Association members showed their support on this longest day of the year.

Paul will be missed by all who knew him.

Paul Dexter - 1941 to 2014

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Tim & Bob Kikkert Complete Route 66 Tour

Tim and Bob on the Santa Monica Pier

Tim and Bob have completed their tour of Route 66 and are headed home. 

Oklahoma Newsletter - June 2014

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Historic Seligman Sundries - June 2014

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