A LOOK BACK at 2009 

A sampling of our 2009 Events - Okanagan Chapter


Dan & Bill take advantage of a nice day in January to take the A's for a spin.

LORDCO demo at Bruce's Winter Shop talks help keep the interest up over the down months.


Early May and we are off to help celebrate Fintry Falls Days.


Perfect match at the Annual Kamloops Chapter Easter Parade.

Tempo starting to pickup. Annual Rutland May Day Parade is a perennial hit!

Warmer weather brings lots of families out to enjoy the Parade!

Same weekend 'World of Wheels' in Peachland. Not warm enough for the air conditioner just yet!

Peachland's 100th Anniversary Parade getting setting up.

The Tudhope that our Chapter restored several years ago! Has been residing in the Kelowna Museum for a number of years, so discretion won over bravado - it led the Parade on a trailer!

. . . and the rest of the vintage cars followed.


2009 MAY TOUR Victoria. Great hospitality. They even arranged perfect weather.

The Okanagan Chapter contingent!


Some guys have all the luck!

The Oldsmobile fits right in with Lt. Governor's Mansion on one of the Tours around Victoria.


Best of Class at the Annual Midway, B.C. Show & Shine.

Sad times! Honor row for Alex. We also lost Donalda, Leen, Denny and Gordon as the year progressed.

North Okanagan Chapters' Annual FATHER'S DAY Show & Shine.

First of many weekend Chapter Tours 2009!

Good old Canadian built Massey Harris, just like new! Just one of Al's collection we visited on today's tour.

Checking things out in the lot before we start our many Thursday Night Tours.

A surprise stop along the way to check out Jack's '33 Ford project!

Passerby checks out the '28 Ford Phaeton while we enjoyed the treats at Carl & Barb's.

Lined up and ready to Tour to Jake & Julie's for our June Meeting.

Sign-in folks.  We need to keep track of the participants and vehicles!

Another signature!

June Meeting at Jake & Julie's is always a highlight of the Tour Season!

A perfect setting for our cars!

Jake's pristine 1930 Chevrolet Universal AD Roadster.

Jake fires up his 1906 International Harvester HAY PRESS.

Another Thursday Nite Tour took us out to Jim's Business in Peachland.

Father Pandozi Tractor & Steam Show. A selection of Jake's John Deere tractors.

Larry cooking up the onions while Rick and Jack talk shop. The club provided the food services for the Tractor Show again this year.

Second day and Al is busy cooking up the burgers.

The hamburgers must be good! Gwen is digging right in, much to the amusement of Jack!

LUMBY DAY'S Clown matches the '55 DeSoto.

The Car Show was well received by the folks attending the Lumby Day's Celebrations. This was a first. Hopefully again next year, as it is a beautiful run up to Lumby in the old cars!

Original Model T drew lots of attention! Especially from the younger set! Of course the old folks had a few tales to tell, too!

What is a Parade without the SHRINERS!

Annual Downtown Kelowna Show & Shine 2009!

Oh my! That doesn't look good! Word soon spreads about the massive Glenrosa Forest Fire.

Breakfast prior to the Inter-Chapter Event at Pike's and Bergeron's.

Checking out one of the Pringle's steam engine and treasures before we headed over to Ian & Dee's.

Parking lot at Ian & Dee's. The 1909 Maxwell, one of the treasures we discovered at the last stop, sits front dead center for all to admire!

Sunshine and good company as folks from the Kamloops, Shuswap, Merritt and North Okanagan Chapters gather for a day of touring, visiting and of course eating!

Meanwhile the boys are cooking up a storm!

WOW! Is there going to be enough food to feed all these folks?

Looks like we will be OK!

Myrna works the crowd!

Dee & Denise Art Show certainly added to the ambience.

Next door Jack's '33 Ford and Daphne's Hat House were a hit, too!

Another Sunday and the South Okanagan Chapter and the Okanagan Chapter met at the Summerland Research Station for a picnic lunch .

Some beauties in the parking lot waiting to hit the road.

A marvelous collection we visited along the way! Ok! They are all nice, but this one is our choice!

A large contingent left early in the morning, heading to Quesnel for the Gold Pan Steak-Out Show & Shine. Well that was the excuse for the trip anyway!

Stops along the way helped break up the driving and provided a few treasures to lug home.

Camp One, Lac la Hache. Great day of driving!

Amazing how Pot Lucks are always a winner!

Couple of our vehicles at the Quesnel's Prospectors Car Club Gold Pan Steak-Out Show & Shine.

A great showing of vehicles including this Avanti.

Parking lot outside the  Kerlsey Hall where the Steak Dinner,  Dance and Charity Auction were held.

All dressed up and ready to dance the night away!

Great place to gather, socialize and dance.

Meanwhile the boys are out back of the Kersley Hall doing up the steaks!

That's it folks! Time for some to head home, while others took a side trip out to Barkerville. A super tour!

Checking out the '29 Roosevelt at the Annual OKANAGAN CENTER PIECE FESTIVAL.

A few of the Chapter cars providing the Car Show element to the Center Piece Festival. This is a great Annual Family Event in Okanagan Center in support of the local Museum!

Dennis & Bill's Fun DRIVING Tour at the O'Keefe Ranch for a relieving and refilling stop.

A Garage Tour along the Salmon River Road.

Dennis listens in while Bruce explains the cars to the owner of the property, who just happened to be an old business acquaintance when they both were in Quesnel.

Picnic lunch and time to tour the Haney Park in Salmon Arm.

The Museum, a small cafe and several heritage buildings (two were refurbished by the Shuswap Chapter) are well worth exploring!

Grindrod and the Hub Cap Emporium was a fun stop along the way to the Ice Cream Shop in Enderby.

CHRISTINA LAKE LABOUR DAY WEEKEND campout sponsored by the Columbia Chapter.

We made it! Time to set up camp.

Time to sign in, renew friendships, and of course eat!

Traditional day tour took cars to the Doukabour Museum at Grandforks.

Sunday car show and activities.

More cars at the show.

Hmmm! Seems 'Mother Nature' likes to whip up a wind around this time of the year.

Bill & Dan took the A's out for a spin to celebrate National Model A Day.

Wednesday Nite Show & Shines at McCurdy Road were part of the summer fun, too.

Electric pickup created by Ward's electric owner was a hit at one of the shows!

Gathering for a run out to Grandpa's Playground in Beaverdell.

Another great time at Reinette and Don's playground.

Time to hit the road home. Downhill this time!

First card for the Annual POKER RUN Enderby is the destination this year.

That deer hit it right about here!

Listen up folks! We don't want any one lost today!

First stop is the Pike's and card #2.

Village cheese Factory in Armstrong and card #4. Yah I know, I missed card #3 - we did that one at the Kalamalka Lookout.

Enderby Lions Park with a scrumptious BBQ provided by the Lions Club.

Huge THANK YOU to Vickie & Jerry for organizing the BBQ and the prize draws!

Isn't he cute! A definite keeper!

And this year's POKER WINNER is  . . . EDITH!!

Another marvelous feast. This time to honor the departure of . . .

Pam & Ernie who are returning to Ernie's roots in Alberta.

Chic points out his family members at our October meeting.

Chic and boys holding his Founding Member Plaque in recognition of his contribution to our Chapter.

Kind of get the idea this group likes its food? This is the feast in honor of Ian's 65th.

Here's the birthday boy!!.

CRATER VALLEY ANNUAL STEAM SHOW at Westwold is a great driving tour.

A real live steam car! A real bonus in the car show section.

Lots of steam machines like this Marion Steam Shovel, a working steam sawmill, and many other steam engines makes for a very interesting day.

OK folks! I think it is time to put the cars away!

Annual Chapter Awards Banquet and Dance.

Lil pins one of her creations on Jean.

Founding Members Plaques awarded to these Okanagan Chapter Founding members.

Member of the Year Trophy presented to Morgan by Past President, Lorrel.

This year's silly award winner received a map and a can of gas. For those who don't remember, the map is for getting lost on the Poker Run, and the gas is so he won't be late for a meeting when he runs out of gas again!

Adult Christmas Party had a visit from the Big Fellow!

Just a minute! Who is this guy?

It is amazing to what length some guys will go to get a hug!

Just in case you haven't noticed - this group loves its food!

2009 was a SUPER year!

A BIG THANK YOU to all who organized and took part in the many events!

Thanks to all who contributed photos for the 2009 year!