With promising weather and seafood in the forecast, we had 37 people in Aransas Pass this last weekend. Don Henry and Homer Schelling planned 3 days of rides and meals.
On Thursday 16 scooters left the Micro Tel hotel for Goose Island.
Lunch was a stop at Charlotte Plummer’s resturant in Rockport.
Then THE NECESSARY Ice Cream stop in Fulton, Tx.
Thursday night John and Barbara Allbright served a meal in their home in Aransas Pass. 29 people enjoyed gumbo, beans, rice and all the desserts you could hold! Margaret Hoese and Howaida Vasquez also joined the group.
Friday morning, 18 scooters were in line for the ride to Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. Lunch was Doc’s or Snoopy’s.
Dinner was at Fisherman’s Daughter. The food was again great and the dessert was white chocolate bread pudding. (And, yes, Don did share!)
Saturday’s ride was a lot of miles. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge was the destination of 12 scooters.
These are special people who were there from Devine, Tx. TCC #25, Hazel and William Davis. Our club was begun because the first 30 members had a dream of preserving Cushman Scooters. William rode his scooter on Thursday and Friday. He and Hazel drove chase vehicle on Saturday. The “Caution: Cushman Scooters” is on the back of his trailer.
Thanks to Debi Goode, Richard Kesselus, and Chrysti Love for the photos.
Six riders braved the cold temperatures and rode in the annual Veterans Day Parade
In Abilene on Nov 10th
They were Barton Burgoon
Jack Hadlock, Don and Judy Henry and Paul Atkinson and Don Paige
We are thankful for all our veterans.
- Book your room now for this special event. The group rate will end on NOVEMBER 30. The group is James Perry – Cushman Club when you call the La Quinta in Lubbock. (details below)
- Please RSVP to James Perry 806-799-8202 so we have a proper head count. ADDRESS FOR PARTY: 5116 2 nd St., Lubbock, TX 79416
- NOW NO RIDE PLANNED BECAUSE OF WEATHER AND DISTANCE
- With this being on Monday and Tuesday you might consider a long weekend to check out the area and museums around Lubbock.
The Rate for the rooms would be as follow:
DD (double standard) $75 plus Tax and or KP ( King Deluxe) $75 plus tax. James Perry made the block for 15 rooms mixed. The deadline for making the reservations will be a month prior to arrival, on 11/30. If we book 10 or more, 1 room can be compt. This is only if the required rooms get booked. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email Maria Gonzales at the La Quinta 5006 Auburn, 806-749-1600.
- Bring a gift for the annual gift exchange. Bring a wrapped gift, worth $10-$15 dollars if you want to participate.
We will start our rides from the Micro-tel Motel around 9:30 AM on Thursday and go from there.
Last time in Aransas Pass, October 2016:
This year you are invited to come for a relaxed ride. this means eating, visiting, and riding when someone offers to lead the group. You will need to make reservations since this is “Snow bird” season on the coast. Plan to go and have a great time.
Coordinator: Don Henry (325) 692-3749
Aransas Pass Motels & Camp Grounds: Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndom
355 E. Goodnight Ave
Aransas Pass, Tx. 78336
500 E Goodnight Ave
Aransas Pass, Tx. 78336
America’s Best Value
410 E. Goodnight Ave
Aransas Pass, Tx. 78336
ICW RV Park
427 E. Ransom Rd
Aransas Pass, T. 78336
Ransom Road RV Park
240 Ransom Road
Aransas Pass, Tx 78336
RESTAURANTS: Snoopy’s Pier Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill
13313 S Padre Island Drive 165 Cove Harbor N.
Corpus Christi, Tx. 78418 Rockport, Tx. 78382
Water Street Oyster Bar Charlotte Plummers
309 Water Street 202 N. Fulton Beach Road
Corpus Christi, Tx. 78401 Rockport, Tx. 78382
420 W. Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, Tx. 78373
322 Huff Street
Port Aransas, Tx. 78336
Cushman eagle 1957 to 1964 for sale $4,500 to 5,000
Jerry Ray TCC member 3051. Location: Van Buren, Ar. Ph 870-321-0915
60 Cushman standard Eagle, red, 8 hp with seat rail, buddy seat, and crash bar. With Texas Title. $3500. LOWER: $3300.Black single axle trailer with Cushman logo on sides. $1500 or best offer
Contact Sue Rhea TCC # 1678 325/277-5780
Ronnie Richardson of the Concho Valley Cushman Club passed this week. As Member # 265, he and Jo Beth joined in 1988.
The weather forecast showed “Rain” and it was right! But it didn’t stop Ben and Gene Sargent, Pete and Sharon Henderson, and James and Jane Press from pulling into the Expo Center, Abilene campground.
Don Paige reports:
“We did two “radar ” rides:”
Got caught in rain on the way home and was soaked!
Friday we rode out in the country about 50 miles.
Weather was good. Went to Rositas for lunch and canceled afternoon ride because of weather.
We were joined Friday by Berry and Myrna Loy Smith and Gary Mathies.”
On Saturday, Ben and Gene, Bill and Mary Tate, Jack Hadlock and Don Paige all attended the funeral of Jerry Johnson.
Don and Judy Henry represented the club by riding in the West Texas Fair Parade. They are real troopers.
Another “remember Abilene WHEN it rained” Cushman friend’s story to share.
Jerry Johnson of Abilene passed away on August 18, 2018. Funeral service will be Saturday the 8th at First Central Presbyterian
Church in Abilene. (Don Paige sent this update.)
Jerry and Ann joined the club in 1984 and took part in many activities. The “Hardly Dangerous” group were some of the many friends Raymond and I meet through this wonderful club.
Our condolences to the family.
100 YEAR CLUB RIDE 2018
36th Texas State Meet
As a reminder to all Cushman club members, we will be doing the 100 Year Club ride again this year at the state meet. For those who are not familiar with the 100 Year Club, you too can be a member IF:
- You have a 100 percent Cushman scooter, i.e., no Mikuni carbs, no non-Cushman engines, no custom frames, lights, etc.Only those items that came from Cushman Motor Works, or were Cushman accessories available when the scooters were in production. Only one exception: you may have updated tires and rims for safety reasons.
- Your age, plus your scooter’s age is equal to, or greater than, 100 years.
- You register and pay your $7.00 registration fee at the meet (pays for patches & trophies).
We will all line up according to your combined age, and do a short ride around town to show off our true vintage scooters. You receive a patch and get a chance to win trophies “Unrestored Best of Show”, “Restored Best of Show” and/or “Highest Combined Years”.
Texas Cushman Club
Member No. 1545
SHOW SCOOTER CLASSES
Listed below are the Show Scooter Classes and a short definition where noted.
- Original unrestored Cushman –A scooter that is as it left the factory, with expected wear and tear. One that has not been restored or repainted. The standard score sheet will be used for judging.
- Restored Eagle (Cast Iron)
- Restored OMC Eagle
- Restored Trailster
- Restored Three Wheeler
- Restored Step-thru Cushman and Allstate
- Custom Class –Cushman Powered,voted on by members
- Modified Class –NonCushman Powered, voted on by members
Any scooter entered in the Customor Modified Class must have a Cushman manufactured frame and at least three of the following from the Cushman Parts List.
Cushman Parts List
- Rear fender or cove
- Front fender or cover
- Gas tank
- Wheels or Hub
- Handlebars or steering wheel
- Front fork
- Senior Class –Cushman prior first place scooter.
Paul Covert High Point Scooter –The scooter from above that scores the highest points on the Judges Score Sheets. Named in memory of Paul Covert for his contributions to the Texas Cushman Club as a friend, parts supplier, and restorer.
People’s Choice– Voted on by members for their favorite show scooter.
Scooter games and the Sled Pull will be held on Thursday afternoon with Bill and Belinda Beck in charge of the games and Jack Hadlock in charge of the sled pull.