West Texas Area Fall Meet, Sept. 2018

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:”

Direction and distance determined by weather radar.  Thursday am we rode to Hawley and spent time at Don Henry’s shop viewing his many projects.

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, TCC #61

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.


2018 State Meet Special Events Info


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:

  1. 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.
  2. Your age, plus your scooter’s age is equal to, or greater than, 100 years.
  3. 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”.


James Press

Texas Cushman Club

Member No. 1545



Listed below are the Show Scooter Classes and a short definition where noted.

  1. 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.
  2. Restored Eagle (Cast Iron)
  3. Restored OMC Eagle
  4. Restored Trailster
  5. Restored Three Wheeler
  6. Restored Step-thru Cushman and Allstate
  7. Custom Class –Cushman Powered,voted on by members
  8. 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

  1. Rear fender or cove
  2. Front fender or cover
  3. Gas tank
  4. Wheels or Hub
  5. Handlebars or steering wheel
  6. Front fork
  7. 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.


New event added:Arkansas Fall Ride

See the Fall Colors in Arkansas- September 21-23, 2018

Jerry Ray and Twig Branch will have a scooter ride hosted from the “Branch Ranch” at 6100 Glendale Terrace, Fort Smith, AR 72916. Each morning will begin with coffee and donuts. After the Friday ride there will be a complimentary meal evening meal at the ranch. There will be a scenic ride Saturday with a break for a dutch treat BBQ lunch. Then back to the ranch where there will be drinks and snacks along with good conversation and games. There will be Sunday morning ride in the area. If you have any parts to buy/sell/trade please feel free to bring them. WE have 8(30) amp electric outlets and plenty of water for RV’s. For any questions you may have or to reserve a spot please call Twig at (479)461-1195 or Jerry at (870)321-0915.

September 2018 Abilene Ride

Don Henry has moved the ride from Merkle to Abilene due to no RV spaces available in Merkle.
September 7th & 8th, 2018 – West Texas Area Fall Meet, Abilene, Tx. For those arriving early we will plan on a Thursday afternoon ride followed by country rides on Friday. Saturday we will do the annual West Texas Fair Parade in Abilene. Headquarters will be Expo Center,Abilene, TX. Parking will be in the new East side RV area. $25.00. per night. There is a new entrance off the southbound service road of Loop 322 into this area. DO NOT ENTER BY ANY OTHER GATE. The Expo is also hosting the rodeo and carnival during this same time. No reservations needed.
Contact: Don Henry 325-692-3749

JUNE 2018 Graham and Possum Kingdom Ride

Amazing how many Cushman people NEED to ride and visit.

Gene Perry arranged a fantastic weekend. 30 people braved the heat this weekend.

By Thursday lunchtime, we had 16 people to have lunch at the Dinner Bell in Graham.

There was potluck at the Dark Canyon RV park that night. With 11 campers and the help of the ones staying at the hotel, we had an unusual feast.

Gene Perry

Friday morning we meet in the Best Western parking lot to travel the west side of Possum Kingdom Lake. 17 scooters made the ride. 28 had lunch at the Dinner Bell.

After discussing the heat, the guys agreed they would like to see Ft. Belknap. 10 scooters made that ride.

Saturday 15 scooters, 3 pickups, and the chase vehicle left Dark Canyon RV park to view the east side of Possum Kingdom Lake with a destination of Mary’s Cafe in Strawn.


28 had lunch at Mary’s. We drove back to Dark Canyon RV and the trip was 107 miles.

Thanks to Rylee and Reagan Reeves for the great pictures.

Graham and Possum Kingdom Ride

THE TIME HAS ARRIVED!!!! The weather looks to be great but HOT.


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


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 Mary’s 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.


Sulphur Springs 2018 State Meet

The 2018 State Meet tab has been updated with the hotel and camping information. Please check it July 15 for the registration forms and schedules. Please make your hotel reservations ASAP.

Looking forward to a great time in Sulphur Springs!

The plans are being made to provide you with a great time in Sulphur Springs, TX

There will be a Fall Festival event this same week in Sulphur Springs, so make your hotel reservations early.

The following is a list of hotels with their phone numbers. No rooms have been blocked, so make your own reservations.

Sulphur Springs Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express

411 Industrial Drive East


Hampton Inn

1202 Mockingbird Lane


La Quinta Inn and Suites

1344 Eaton Drive


Best Western Trail Dust Inn and Suites

1521 Shannon Road East


Days Inn and Suites

1521 Industrial Drive East


Camping will be available at the Civic Center. $35 per night. Electricity and water. Dump station is available on site.

No reservations needed.

( Thanks to Jack Miller for maps.)