Water Valley Ride to Eat 2018

Welcome to Water Valley, TX. Home of the annual “Ride to Eat” event.


First meal together: 20 Cushman friends at The Other Place in Carlsbad, TX.

Friday morning, we began a ride to breakfast in Robert Lee, TX



Raymond Love


Richard Kesselus


Ted Grisham


Don Paige


Les Turner enjoyed the park but didn’t ride to Robert Lee.


Gary Mathis


John Henslee


Larry Rose


Belinda Beck


Bill Beck


Armando Trevino


Ben Sargent drove chase vehicle this year.

We had 27 to enjoy breakfast at Another Place in Robert Lee.

The return ride met with high, dusty winds. We were glad to get back to the park.

The guys rode that afternoon to Sterling City for ice cream.

The ladies headed into San Angelo for a meal at the Angry Cactus cafe.


Carolyn Turner, Belinda Beck, Karen Rose, Betty Mathis, Wyatt Johnson, Gene Sargent

Betty Kesselus, Sharon Henderson, Margaret Trevino, Jennifer Johnson with Adelaide

Chrysti Love, Judy Henry, and Gloria Henslee

The potluck supper was provided by the group. There were 29 there to visit, eat, and enjoy the fire in the fireplace.

Saturday morning was another cold day. 9 tough riders headed toward Sterling City for lunch.


The Hitchin Post in Sterling City had prepared bar-b-que for the group of 26.

Later that afternoon, the guys gathered for visiting.


Sunday morning, Ben Sargent and Raymond Love prepared sausage and pancakes.

Raymond and Ben cooking

We all had a great time. Cold and wind can’t keep us inside.

Thanks to all who came. See you next year.

Concho Valley Club

Scooters for Sale

For Sale located in San Angelo Texas.

60 Cushman standard Eagle, red, 8 hp with seat rail, buddy seat, and crash bar. With Texas Title. $3500.

1946 Cushman model 52. Former 1st place State Meet scooter and second place senior class scooter. Blue with buddy seat, chrome buddy hand grips, body rail, and a horn.
Perfect for the 100 year club. With Texas Title $2800.

Early Allstate Standard for restoration. No engine or title.

Contact Sue Rhea TCC # 1678




2018 Carmine

Thank you to James and Jane Press for their 12th Annual ride. March was kind to us this year. It was cloudy but warm.

The Friday ride was close to 70 miles and we traveled toward Bleiblerville and Bellville.

Lunch at The Kenny Store was great.

Friday’s riders.


Sat. riders and 26 total adults and 2 children.

So many friends got together for the first ride of the season.

Another 70 +  miles ride with lunch at Murphy’s Steakhouse in Winchester, Tx.


The full write up will be in the next newsletter.

First Ride of 2018 Carmine, TX

The weekend in Carmine will begin with the ride on Friday morning, March 16 with more rides on Saturday March 17.

James and Jane Press have sponsored this event and this will be the 12th year for ride.

The TCC officers and Board of Directors will be holding their spring board meeting on Sat. Morning at 7:00 am.

See Calendar of Events tab for contact info.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Photos from March 2017.

This is the forecast for this year. Nothing better than time with Cushman people!

Amarillo Ride May 4 & 5, 2018

Amarillo Meet May 4&5, 2018

Meet headquarters will be: Oasis R.V. Resort, W. Interstate 40 and Arnot Rd., Amarillo, TX 806-356-8408

Please mention you are with the Cushman group when you check in at Oasis RV Resort. This way you will be parked in the reserved spots by the event center.

Motels on west side of Amarillo:

Red Roof Inn 806-358-7943 $49.00 with mention of Cushman Club

Fifth Season Inn 806-358-7881

Fairfield Inn & Suites 806-351-0172

Holiday Inn Express 806-367-5330

Holiday Inn 806-322-4777

For those arriving on Thursday, we will go to a local restaurant for the evening meal.

Friday’s destination: Russells Travel Center

9:00 Leave for Russell Travel Center and Museum

with Stops:  Vega -30 miles for rest and fuel

Adrian, TX  -14 miles noted as Center point between L.A. and Chicago on Route 66

Russells Travel Center and a FREE Route 66 museum. 26 miles

After lunch and museum, a return trip to Amarillo.

Pot Luck supper planned.

Saturday’s Destination: Alibates Flint Quarries

8:00 Leave Oasis for  Alibates Flint Quarries

10:00 Show at the Flint Quarries Provided for the Cushman Club

Lunch: After show, ride to Fritch for lunch.

After lunch, ride back to Amarillo.

Arrive at the ONLY R.V. Museum in America. And it is free admission.

Back at the Oasis R.V. Resort for time to visit, have left-overs from potluck or go to meal somewhere.

Thanks to Pete Henderson for this information.

Possum Kingdom Ride -New Event added to Calendar


HOTEL-Best Western, 1707 HW 16 South, Graham Tx. $81.00 per night if

reservation made in advance online. 940-521-0190

Dark Canyon RV Park-4908 HW 16 S, Graham Tx.  $20.00 per night.

940-549-7530 Ask for Joe. He would like to know in advance if need 30-50

amp. Availability is ok now, but every other RV park is booked, so need

to book ASAP.

The hotel is located in the South end of Graham and the RV park is 4

miles South on same HWY 16.

FRIDAY RIDE is on the West side of the lake to Possum Kingdom State

Park. We will meet at Best Western at 8:30 and be ready to ride at 9:00.

We will ride through the park and head to Possum Hollow Restaurant for

lunch before heading back. Distance 72 miles

SATURDAY RIDE is to Marys Cafe for lunch. We will meet at Dark Canyon RV

park for drivers meeting at 8:30 and strart ride at 9:00. We will ride

to the peninsula that is the city of Possum Kingdom and to a observation

point for pictures and restroom. Then we will head to Palo Pinto,

Gordon, and Mingus on our way to Strawn for lunch. Distance 60 miles.

After lunch we will take a different route back to PK with several stops

along the way. There is a small park with restroom after about 30 miles.

Distance 55 miles.

Both of these rides are scenic for our part of the world. We can(and

probably will) put together rides for Thurs afternoon and Sunday morning.

Any questions call Gene Perry at 9727681081.

Texas has new antique license tag rules

Please check on the status of your tags with your local license tag office. Raymond and I have been waiting for our antique license tag renewal to come in the mail. After a call to our county tax assessor, we have learned the 5 years antique tag has a new application form. We had to go in to the office with our tag numbers, insurance verification, and a checkbook. Texas is now changing to a 12 month program instead of all the tags being due in March. They renew with the current month and for 5 years.

Don’t let your tags expire!

Below is the form link.


Obituary for Danny Rhea

TCC #1678 belonged to Danny Rhea of San Angelo, TX.  He passed away last Friday after a lengthy illness.

The following link provides an insight into his life.



Danny Vaughn Rhea
Danny Rhea, 70, went home to be with the Lord Friday, January 19, 2018. The pain and suffering he has had for so long is finally over. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Belmore Baptist Church. Officiated by Brother Toby Irwin with Pastor Rusty Frasier and Richard Sweaney assisting. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.
Danny was born at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on October 25, 1947. His dad was career Air Force, so they moved around a lot. He joined the Navy on the Buddy System in March 1967. We married during his leave from boot camp on June 17, 1967 at Belmore Baptist Church and began our journey together. Upon discharge from the Navy, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
While attending college he worked for Spradley Signs, which he enjoyed. He entered the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1976, beginning his career as a Highway Patrolman. He transferred to License and Weight, and then to Criminal Law Enforcement before becoming a Texas Ranger in 1988. As a Texas Ranger he was stationed in Ozona for five years, then transferred to Sulphur Springs where he ended his career and retired in 2003. He was dedicated to his work and was respected by those who worked alongside him. He always said he had the best bosses and the best job.
Danny was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with our children and was very good to them both. Our son began a twenty-year career in the Coast Guard after high school. Our daughter went off to college, then attended cosmetology school and married. Danny always hated to see them leave after they came home to visit. He was also very proud of our grandsons and wanted to spend more time with them. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and for a time he raised sheep. He couldn’t do much, but enjoyed being out in his shop piddling around. He liked staying busy and always had a hobby.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E.W. and Laverne Rhea.
Danny is survived by his wife of fifty years, Wynonna Sue; son, Devin Rhea; daughter, Carissa Mouton and her husband Eric; grandsons, Dawson and Channing Mouton; his sister, Kimberlee Mikeska; nephew, Noel Mikeska; and niece, Danica Brown and her husband Bill and their sons.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Rangers Foundation.

Thanks to Joellen Stanley for sending the message.

1964 721 Highlander for Sale

1964 721 Highlander Good condition. 8Hp M9 block with compression release big valve and Humphrey ignition and Electric start, front brake, turn signals, horn, front and rear bumpers scooter has about 10 hours on the engine and the rest is just restored. Perfect Highlander Honey scooter. Texas Title and current registration. $ 3,500.00  Call Richard 512 431 2940.  TCC # 892.

I will deliver within 150 miles. email for more pictures rkesselus@yahoo.com

Big Country Swap Meet 2018

Just wanted to give you an update on the Big Country Swap Meet in Abilene for 2018. I sure hope lots of your guys can make it again this year. We are growing well each year and have made some changes that will make it even better this year!

The dates are March 30-31 (Fri and Sat), and we are letting vendors only in at noon on Thursday to set up. If you haven’t “liked” the Big Country Swap Meet Facebook page, that is where we post updates and answer any questions, etc. Of course, our webpage (www.bigcountryswapmeet.com) has ALL the info as well as downloadable fliers, maps, etc.

We would love to be added to your “events” calendar and appreciate you adding it in the past. You are our prime voice to the Scooter folks!

Hope your year is starting out fantastic! Thanks again,


Randy Young KF5ZQQ

POB 1060

Abilene, Texas 79604