The Oldsmobile Club of America
held its annual meet at the DoubleTree Hotel SeaTac airport July 13th
to 17th. The Puget Sound Chapter hosted the event along with the
Bristish Columbia Oldsmobile Club and the South Sound 442 Club. The
hotel was booked to capacity and the reserved parking lot displayed
over 200 magnificent cars ranging from 1903 and up.
Twelve Toronados participated in
the show, represented by:
1966 deluxe "gold" with black interior
owned by Scott Mountney from Redmond, Wa, got a first place.
1966 deluxe "frost green poly" owned
by Gary Hinman from San Jose, Ca. This car was restored from frame up
and is scheduled to be featured, side by side with Jay Leno's, at the
Los Angeles in 2006. It is flawless and received a plaque for best of
1966 "white" owned by kenneth Johansen
from Renton, Wa, made it to second place.
1967 "black" with black vinyl roof
owned by Murray Moulton from Everett, Wa. This is a gorgeous car and
received a first place.
1969 "gold" with beige interior owned
by Robert Tidd from California, also received a first place.
1969 "chestnut" with beige interior
and a vinyl top owned by Bill Payne from Colorado. This car has 35,000
original miles and received a first place in the unrestored category.
1970 GT "white" owned by Leo Stokesberry
from Idaho was only for show and did not get judged.
1971 "doeskin" owned by John Lamb
from the Seattle area. This car has 54,000 miles and received a first
1978 XS "black" with red interior owned
by Don Wahlstrom from Tacoma, Wa. This car nicknamed "Gentleman" by its
owner is all original and took a best of class plaque in the senior
1988 Troféo "blue" owned by Jim
Rogers from Marysville, Wa. This is a daily driver and was not entered
1988 Troféo "Garnet red"
with red interior, owned by Gus & Francoise Mihatov from Surrey,
BC, Canada. This car has 60,000 original miles and was not entered for