Activities

Golden Anniversary Banquet

July 22, 2017
We celebrated our 50th year as an antique car club.  We were proud to have our much loved Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Senator Bill Hightower and Tom Cox, President of AACA celebrated with us.  With over 100 guests at the banquet we recognized several members for their years of dedication to our club.

     
       
       
       
       
   
 

Henderson Collection Open House July 22, 2017

In honor of our 50th Anniversary the Henderson Collection was open from 2-4 pm.

 

   
   
       

 

DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL PARADE December 23, 2016

Rain and mist moved into the area just an hour before time to leave. The skys cleared and we all got in our cars and headed to the parade staging at the Civic Center.  There we were loaded with the throws for the parade. We moved out to the street about a half hour before the parade start time.  Several of the riders had not shown up yet. At parade time three passengers of vehicles had not made it to the start so Linda, Teddy and I all jump into the back of cars and headed down the parade route throwing out the throws.

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

       
       
       
       

Airbus Facility Tour

December 15, 2016
Morgan was our tour guide and we had the privilege of having Joachim on the tour as well.  The two did an awesome job answering all our questions.  We spent a significant amount of time in the Final Assembly Line Hanger.  This is where the planes are pieced together before going to the paint shop.  We were told about all the aspects of putting the planes together.  We were allowed to peek into the Final phase in the flight Line Hanger.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

DAWES ROAD PARADE December 10, 2016

Paul Collier lead us to the parade sight in the 1937 Cadillac.  With each driver having their own throws this was going to be a fun parade.
There were many people lining the streets waiting to catch the throws and to see Santa. One by one the cars left the staging field and drove down the streets.  During the parade Darrin got a phone call that the Bel Air had quit running.  Darrin jumped out and I took over driving the 1960 Buick  Electra. Darrin ran up to the Bel Air and figured out what was wrong.  Looking up the street he saw a parts store and ran to get a new battery.  Mean while County Commissioner Jerry Carl got to watch the parade go by.
Darrin fixed the car and had it back in the parade in no time. There were so many people lining the streets that we ran out of throws before the end of the parade.
The parade was fun, but showing off the old cars was the real thrill.  Seeing the faces of the children and grown ups as the looked at the cars was awesome.

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

       
       
       

SEMMES PARADE December 10, 2016

David Ladnier had the pleasure of driving Connie Hudson, Mobile County Commissioner, Dena Pollard, Public Information Officer, Kathy Eddy, Director of Public Affairs, Mobile County Commission.  Also in attendance was Loren Pollard and Joyce Ladnier.

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GRAND BAY PARADE December 3, 2016

The best way to cap off a cold day is to ride in a convertible in a Christmas parade.  That is exactly what we did. Meeting at the car warehouse at 5:30 pm we drove down Highway 90 to Grand Bay.  Darrin had the most excitement because he had the Fire Chief in his car.  During the parade there was a house fire and the Chief directed his troops from the back of the Mustang.  At the end of the parade the chief jumped onto one of the fire trucks and headed out to the fire.

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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TILLMANS CORNER PARADE December 3, 2016

The South West Mobile County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade was held on December 3 at 10 am in Tilman’s Corner.   The Henderson’s provided 10 cars for the parade.    The 1937 Caddy lead the pack of cars and the rest of the parade.  There were so many people lining the streets as the parade went down Three Knotch Road and down Government before returning to the school.

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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November 17, 2016

We held our annual Thanksgiving dinner
at the Club house.

  We had a great time just hanging out and having a meal together.

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Zeno’s Machine Shop Open House

Saturday, March 5 starting at 9 am

5224 Halls Mill Rd Suite D, Mobile, Al 36619

Demonstrations all day and hotdogs around 11 am

This is a good time for our car club to tour the shop

Don’t forget to bring your favorite ride!

 

Dinner Under the Cars

February 25
Our annual Soup and Chilli Supper was held this year at the Henderson Museum. There was a great turn out and many visitors in attendance. Nothing gets you in the mood
to discuss cars better than sitting among a collection of cars. After the supper we had our February meeting. e had the opportunity to discuss our Mother’s Day Car Show. We also talked about the plans for our car club for the year in hopes to get more visibility in the community.

Louisiana Boulevard Cruisers and Mississippi Coast Mustang Club Visit the Henderson Museum

Saturday, February 13, 2016

What Are You Gong to do in the Wintertime?

Even down here in the south winter time activities really fall off.  While we seldom have snow and ice the weather is not consistently warm enough to allow for our usual car shows, cruise nights and tours. So, what should we do in the winter? That question came up at a recent club meeting of the Picayune, MS Boulevard Cruisers. After a discussion it was decided we should try to visit a car collection or other hobby related location. This would be something we could do on a nice day driving our collector cars or change over to our newer vehicles if the weather was not agreeable. With a few phone calls to some nice folks we were invited to visit the Jim Henderson Collection in Mobile with assistance from the Deep South Region. So, problem solved.
The chosen day was Saturday, February 13, 2016, which turned out to be a beautiful day. The Boulevard Cruisers departed from Picayune at 8:30 AM, drove down to Interstate 10 and headed east. We picked up several vehicles that were awaiting us along designated spots and then stopped at a rest area east of Biloxi. Here we were met by members of the Mississippi Coast Mustang Club who joined our caravan. We again headed east and arrived at Henderson’s Museum in Mobile at 10:30AM.
At Henderson’s we were welcomed by Deep South Region members and the museum staff along with refreshments. Jim was not there at the time of our arrival but came in a little later from a cement pouring project. The tour group spread out throughout the buildings. Much has been added since our last visit and no one was disappointed. After an hour and a half of looking, visiting, commenting, questioning, etc. it was time to move on. The tour group then split up, some going to Dick Russell’s for Barbeque and others going elsewhere for lunch. Everyone made their own arrangements for traveling home, in small groups or singly as per their choosing.
It was a great day for driving and all had a wonderful time at the Museum. A big thank you to Jim Henderson and the Deep South Region.
Ardie and Charlie Froehlich, the Boulevard Cruisers and the Mustang Club.

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Children’s Floral Mardi Gras Parade

Monday, February 8, 2016

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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Volunteers of America Mardi Gras Parade

Friday, January 28, 2016

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

TILLMANS CORNER PARADE December 5, 2015

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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MOBILE’S VETERANS DAY PARADE

 NOVEMBER 11, 2015

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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AUGUST MEETING

Hosted by Jim Henderson at his museum, with celebration of John Pendergrass’s 90th Birthday

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WESTMINISTER VILLAGE MARDI GRAS PARADE

Pictures by Connie Graham

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We meet at Ed’s Seafood Restaurant at 11 a.m. and had lunch before traveling to Westminster Village for their Annual Mardi Gras Parade.

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There was a good turn out from the Club. Two Cars had ties with Westminster, a 1970 Malibu Convertible & Ross’s Mustang Convertible. The previous owners of these vehicles both lived at the facility. We all had a great time as did the folks who were waiting for the throws. A very good time overall.

MERRY CHISTMAS

TILLMANS CORNER PARADE 2014

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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GRANDBAY PARADE

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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DAWES CHRISTMAS PARADE DECEMBER 13, 2014

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NOVEMBER 11, 2014 MOBILE’S VETERANS DAY PARADE

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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DAY TRIP TO SEE BUDDY GIVENS’ OLD TOWN IN VINEGAR BEND

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pictures by Charlotte Dahlenburg

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The Vinegar Bend Road Trip

By Paul Dagenais

On Saturday November 8, 24 members of the DSR gathered at the clubhouse and headed to see Buddy Givens’ Old Town in Vinegar Bend…The Trip up Hwy 45 was uneventful until we passed through Citronelle. At that point there was some construction and a dip in the road. The dip was enough to rupture the transmission like on a pretty little Model A pickup. I looked in the mirror of my car to see smoke billowing out the back of the pickup. I felt sorry for Foy and Judy Bobo who were following the pickup in their red roadster. Lots of transmission fluid to clean up. Of course we all pulled over and of course all the guys and some of the girls piled out to investigate. With heads under the hood and other milling around, it reminded me of a t-shirtmy sister gave me that has a bunch of grey-haired guys under a hood. It says “Still Plays with Old Cars”.

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Fortunately, Jim and Nancy Henderson were with the group and Jim called his shop to get Mark Glenn to get a trailer and come get the car. We abandoned the car and driver and headed to Jordan’s Catfish House across the Mississippi line. After doing what we do in restaurants (it’s often not pretty),

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we headed out to Vinegar Bend. DSR member Buddy Givens was quite receptive and gave us a full tour. I was most interested in the process of distilling turpentine which was stopped sometime in the 1960’s or 1970’s as it was cheaper to make turpentine in a lab. We headed out a bit early as we both had dogs waiting to be walked. As far as I know, the return trip was uneventful compared to the way up….

The following is an extract from an article that was published in the November 2009 issue of the Sparkplug to give some background about Old Town.

Welcome to Old Town at Buddy’s Corner

By Ed McCusker and Don Dillehais y with Ruth Gunter

Ed: It is now 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17th and we have just returned from our second visit to a church today. Our first was to a very nice church way up in the country in the south part of Washington County to a place called Old Town. Our DSR members, Buddy and Anne Givens, accomplished what they have been trying to do for several years; have the DSR family to their “neck of the woods”.

Don: This was a joint outing of DSR and the Gulf Coast Model A Club totaling 35 folks. Everyone met at the DSR clubhouse to form a caravan for the trip. It took approximately one hour and traveling the back roads made for a very nice drive.

Ed: The entrance to the Givens’ property was well marked; there was a Model A sitting next to the mailbox. Driving up the driveway, it is obvious a lot of thought and work has gone into Old Town, especially when you see a railroad box car sitting on rails in the middle of a large expanse of newly mown grass. We were greeted warmly and told we would discover some of what life was like in this part of Alabama 60 – 100 years ago.

Don: The first building we visited was the Givens’ Church which is what you would expect to have been in all those years ago. After Anne welcomed us and told about Buddy’s long-time dream of having a place where older folks could come to reminisce and younger ones could come to learn. She suggested that as we exited the building, we stop to see the collection of Bibles in the foyer of the building, some dating back to the early 1800s.

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ED: The original train depot for the town of Vinegar Bend was moved the three +/- miles to house the collection and display of early turpentine industry. A scale model of a turpentine distillery built by Buddy’s father after he had a stroke some years ago has a place of honor atop one of the display cases. Buddy explained how the pine trees were tapped and demonstrated the use of the tools used. He said this was the hardest job he ever had in his life and I can agree it certainly could have been.

Buddy Givens Educates Us

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CLANG, CLANG, CLANG, WENT THE TROLLEY

DING, DING, DING, WENT THE BELL

DSR MEMBERS PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR THE 2014 DISTINGUISHED

YOUNG WOMEN TO THEIR MARDI GRAS BALL

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JIM HENDERSON’S CHANCE TROLLEY

 

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MISS CONNECTICUT AND MISS COLORADO ARE COZY IN THE COUGAR.

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IT IS NOT EASY GETTING INTO A RUMBLE SEAT IN A BALL GOWN AND HIGH HEELS.

 

AUGUST MEETING AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Hosted by Jim Henderson at his museum, with ice cream and goodies provided by John Pendergrass and Kay Montgomery

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