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On a television YouTube offering, I will often tune into Strong’s Garage. It is a historic gar-age in Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada and from what I am picking up from watching segments, it was operated by different owners over the years. Now taken over by two mechanics, with a good sense of humor and knowledge of how to do things. Their specialty are pre-World War 2 cars and trucks, replacing parts, doing repairs, and using tools from the 1940’s and 50’s. I think the newest vehicle I have seen on the show is a 1964 Ford sedan in for brake work. I did a si-lent chuckle when they ended a video with, “just remember, for every mile of country road, there are two miles of ditch.”

Yup, that’s right, kind of a twofer. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines twofer as some-thing that satisfies two criteria or needs simultaneously.

I think this happens often with Willmar Car Club. At our monthly breakfasts, it is a time of nourishment and a time to visit with car club friends. On our summer cruises, it is a time to exercise your collector car and be part of a group that many who see us pass probably wish they were part of it too.

We have had two trial run meal/meetings. Weather kept numbers down for March, howev-er we had twenty-one for April and it was snowy/sloppy earlier that day. The feeling at the meeting was to do one more trial run before we begin our summer meeting schedule. I think the “twofer” meal/meeting is a good way to go.

The May meal/meeting will be at Willmar Pizza Ranch on the 18th. Food at 6:00 p.m., the meeting will start at 6:45 p.m., due to an 8:00 p.m. closing time.

The May Car Buffs Breakfast will be at McMillian’s restaurant on the 6th, 9:00am. 2620 1st Steet S., Willmar. Bring an interesting item for show and tell. It does not need to be auto-motive.

Hope to see you at a summer full of “twofers”.

~ Bob

Old Iron Company Garage Tour Photo Link
By Greg Gjerdingen
The following is a link to the photos from the Garage Tour that some of the club members participated in on February 18th.

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