Aransas Pass November 15-17, 2018

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:

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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
361-226-7906

Super 8
500 E Goodnight Ave
Aransas Pass, Tx. 78336
361-758-7888

America’s Best Value
410 E. Goodnight Ave
Aransas Pass, Tx. 78336
800-491-9657

ICW RV Park
427 E. Ransom Rd
Aransas Pass, T. 78336
361-758-1044

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
361-949-8815                                      361-729-6000

Water Street Oyster Bar                            Charlotte Plummers
309 Water Street                                  202 N. Fulton Beach Road
Corpus Christi, Tx. 78401                          Rockport, Tx. 78382
361-881-9448                                      361-729-1185

Fins
420 W. Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, Tx. 78373
361-749-8646

Redfish Willie’s
322 Huff Street
Port Aransas, Tx. 78336
361-758-9991

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.

https://m.legacy.com/obituaries/reporternews/obituary.aspx?n=&pid=190145143&referrer=0&preview=True

2018 State Meet Special Events Info

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:

  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

SHOW SCOOTER CLASSES

 

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

UPDATED INFORMATION.
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.

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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.