View Full Version : Bellevue Car Show June 5th

06-01-2016, 03:28 PM
Just putting this out to remind all who hope to go about the Bellevue Community College All Ford (not really, but used to be) Car Show.

When: This Sunday June 5th
Where: Bellevue Community College
Where to meet: Meet around 8-8:30AM at Factoria Mall Burger King.

We will all caravan there, as usual - or maybe we'll see you there!

Anybody planning to come? Should we wait for you? Let us know!

06-01-2016, 05:24 PM
I'm planning to be there (BK and BCC). Tho' I'll need to leave early for another engagement.

06-02-2016, 09:12 PM
i HOPE to be there but I'm having a yard sale Fri/Sat and I'll see how I feel or if I get enough time to clean up the bird and get the battery charged. I think I'm about due for a new one. I'll update Sat night.

Jeff W
06-02-2016, 10:50 PM
Sadly, I will miss this year. I think first time in seven years. I will be camping with my daughter. Have a great time.

06-04-2016, 10:01 PM
Well, as Gene witnessed when he popped in at my place today, I was in a rock and hard place today. Truck was all loaded with first load from clearing all the yard debris from my workation. I didn't make it. When Gene showed up I had the drive-line out replacing all the u-joints. Had made it a mile from home this morning when all heck broke loose. I had gone about a mile and started feeling a funky clunk I was sure was u-joint. Though they were bad, it ended up being loose lug nuts. Not sure why, but I suspect it was the powder coating compression.

Long story shorter I didn't get my first load to the dump until 3:15 and have the truck loaded with the second load... and that takes priority I'm afraid. First time in forever I'm missing this show.

Sorry, but please meet up with Gene who said he still plans to make it. Take pictures!

06-05-2016, 08:11 PM
Though my day at BCC was a short one (I had to leave around 11:30 in order to make it to another engagement on time), I didn't see any other club members. I did spot a couple of other Falcons though. I passed a club card to the owner of the bronze convertible and pumped the club to him. Hope he checks out the Forum and maybe arranges to meet us. Here's a couple of pics for your enjoyment.

I also attended a small show in Moses Lake a week ago. Though it's not a Ford, I took a few pics, and was so impressed the work on another car that I'm going to post them too.

06-05-2016, 10:21 PM
I couldn't make it either. Couldn't miss Church today and didn't get the car ready anyway. Still have to put the rear end lube in and finish electrical on line lock. Have to get it ready for the Maltby Show which is my favorite show of the year. See you all there I hope. Larry

06-06-2016, 09:44 AM
Thanks Gene for the club representation. Was the show well attended otherwise? I know, in the past, we were the largest contingent of cars. It was a smokin' hot day. That can either bring out or keep the cars away.

Love that Stude-chero!

Kenny - how'd the G-sale go?

Jeff - See any bears?

06-06-2016, 11:01 AM
The show attendance was noticeably down. I don't think there were more than 200 cars there, but I didn't do an actual count. I took a guest from out of town, and I'm sure he enjoyed the show. He's the owner of a '67 Mustang drop-top that has been sitting for 7 or 8 years awaiting restoration when his kids are out of college (I know what that feels like).

The Moses Lake show is one of my favorites. It has a very definite small town feel, but is usually attended by 4 - 5 hundred cars. Just not a very convenient place take my car..... though I'd like to as I don't recall seeing but a few Falcons (usually rough) over the years, and none this year.

06-06-2016, 11:26 AM
I took Freddie to the Big Rock show in Duvall on Saturday. She ran flawlessly! I contemplated doing the Bellevue show also, but after Saturday, which was plenty hot enough, decided to pass. Our daughter and son-in-law needed help hanging some new blinds in their house, so we went and did that instead.
I WILL be coming to the Maltby show, however. Hope to see a bunch of you guys there!

06-06-2016, 12:02 PM
Can one of you 'in-the-know' regarding the Maltby show post a thread about it please. Have been there only once, and it was a good show.

Also we have the mini-regional coming up soon too.


06-06-2016, 12:25 PM
Here's a link to the web site:

Jeff W
06-06-2016, 05:21 PM
Thanks Gene for the club representation.

Jeff - See any bears?

Gene, yes thank you for representation. Sorry I could not attend. I looked at my dash plaques, I have been there eight of the last nine years.

Roger, no bears but I did see one deer and hundreds of girl scouts,it was some sort of Camporee. The ten dads in my group (with eleven daughters) were the only males in the entire camp, strange feeling. I couldn't have asked for nicer weather. Good thing as the cabin was more of a shelter with only a roof and no walls. Our girls were very impressive with a full schedule of events and prepared all the meals.

06-07-2016, 08:25 AM
... no bears but... hundreds of girl scouts... Our girls were very impressive with a full schedule of events and prepared all the meals.

Sounds like fun. :rolleyes:

And Mmmm, Smores for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

06-08-2016, 06:29 PM
I will be camping with my daughter. Have a great time.

Hello, Jeff.

Whatever happened to the Conestoga wagon that you and your daughter were going to build? I think that you mentioned something like that in a thread some place.


Jeff W
06-08-2016, 10:31 PM
You have a great memory. It was a fun project and my 10 year old had a great time. It was the only one in her class that had wheels that rotated.

The class played a month long game where they pretended to be on the Oregon Trail. The daily outcomes depended on certain choices the different groups made. All of the groups died before journey end. Maybe they should have taken a Falcon Wagon instead.

Interestingly, the designer that randomly decided to place the brake lever on the left side of the Conestoga Wagon influenced my Falcon Wagon directly. Without this design choice, my Falcon (and yours) would likely have followed suit of our English masters and had the steering wheel on the opposite side.

From Wikipedia:

"The early freight wagon was not intended to be ridden upon. The wagon had a brake handle on the left side between the two wheels and a teamster either walked beside the wagon or could ride standing (and could sit for a rough ride) on a pull-out board, called a lazy board, that provided access to the brake handle. The left horse near the wagon was referred to as the wheel horse and was sometimes ridden. The Conestoga wagon began the custom of "driving" on the right-hand side of the road"

06-09-2016, 02:38 AM
The class played a month long game where they pretended to be on the Oregon Trail. The daily outcomes depended on certain choices the different groups made. All of the groups died before journey end.

I am impressed. The school teacher was really good. He and/or she showed the students that riding in a wagon train was not all fun and games. It was deadly serious business that required planning and scheduling. "Outcomes depend on choices" is a good life lesson. [thumb]

Thanks, Dennis.