Sunday, February 9, 2014

Paul Springer's Zeus makes the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA

Paul Springer's Zeus makes the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA.  He pulled down a second place trophy for his efforts.  There were a more that a few Poks down at this year's show.  Paul's "crew" consisted of Don (of course), Petersen, Briz, Gambler, and the Nicholsons to name a few.
Congratulations Paul!  Job well done!
Thanks for making us proud!

Thanks to Pete and for the pictures.

The next outing for Zeus will be the 2014 Portland Roadster Show, March 14th-16th at the Expo Center.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Kruze for the Kidz at Benny's Rod and Custom Pizza

The Kruze for the Kids, put on by the Road Masters Custom Car Club was at hosted at Slo Pok's member Benny Bennett's restaurant , Benny's Rod and Custom Pizza Saturday morning (BTW, temp was 17'F in the AM) from 8AM to 2PM.  It is the annual toy and support drive for Open House Ministries, a faith based shelter with a emphasis on caring for kids.  They are located downtown Vancouver near the court house.

Slo Pok Benny's '40 Ford truck.
Slo Poks Fuzzie and Jed were in
attendance on this cold morning

Slo Poks Briz won a trophy for this Dodge pickup.
Slo Poks "hanger rounder" Tom won a
trophy for his little #27 D/MR
Nailhead powered Model T hot rod.

Yeah, it was cold, checkout the ice!

Road Masters member Tom Griffin
had his full custom Chevy out for
all to enjoy!

The Kamikzes had a good showing this morning.

Looks like summer, except for what people are wearing.

The Road Masters Custom Car Club does an excellent job of putting this show on every December for a great cause.  Thanks to all of the die hard gear heads that come out in freezing, OK, colder that freezing, weather to hangout and support some kids that can really use it.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Slo Poks Uptown Village Show and Shine Atta Boy!

From: Barbara Hammon []
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 1:50 PM
To: Main Street Trader
Subject: Slo Poks, Show and Shine
Dear Uptown Village Association,
I am writing this letter in support of the great work the Slo Poks are doing in our Vancouver, both directly for the youth of west Vancouver and the greater Vancouver community as a whole.
For the past 2 years they have hosted their annual Show and Shine and designated the Hough Foundation as a beneficiary of this community event.  Vancouver needs this type of event for families and individuals to enjoy a friendly,  fun and free outing in Uptown Village, Vancouver.  The event also benefits the merchants and businesses as people become more aware of our city and what it has to offer.  Each year the event grows in popularity as people anticipate the Show and Shine!
In 2012 the Slo Poks donated $1,200.00 and in 2013 another donation of $1,700.00.   Along with both checks came very large quantity of school supplies just in time for back to school!  The donations are proceeds from the Show and Shine.  We could not be more appreciative of  the Slo Poks support as partnerships are the hallmark of the Hough Foundation’s success.
The Hough Foundation is a small but sustainable foundation, 21 years old, that focuses on bringing basic needs, resources, summer programs, mentors/tutors, classroom volunteers and after school enrichment programs to Hough Elementary and home schooled children in our boundaries.  This at risk elementary school has 60% free lunch and 18% homeless student population. These kids deserve a level playing field when they come to school to learn.  The generous donations made by the Slo Poks from the Show and Shine make a huge difference by elevating the self-esteem of students as they come to school with backpacks full of school supplies, new shoes and coats ready to learn!   
My Best,
Barbara Hammon
Hough Foundation, Executive Director
205 E. 11th Street., STE. 200
Vancouver, WA 98660

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Meet Slo Pok Gary Baker Jr. and his
new Street Rodder Top 100 coat.
Congratulations Gary!

Slo Pok Bruce Giesler in print. . . again!

In the latest edition of Hot Rod Deluxe, a former Fuzzie (Bruce) mobile is featured with a, get this, interesting story (one of many, must be true, 'cause you can't make
 this stuff up!).
To read the part of the article about Fuzzie's former roadster and current roadster pickup, click on the text below and it will enlarge for easier reading.  
Thanks to Guy Gray for making me aware of and loaning me the magazine article.

Friday, October 4, 2013

9/3 Slo Poks in Print

The December 2013 issue of
Street Rodder has some Slo Pok member

In the "Street Rodder Top 100 2013" is Gary Baker's "Jack" Model A truck.  Street Rodder's Chris Shelton picked GBII's truck at the NSRA NW Nationals. Congrats "Trophy King"!

The former Buz Peck Model A 5 window (even though Street Rodder calls it a '32. . .who does that?) now owned by Portland's Paul Gerrie, has a 4 page feature.  The article was penned and photographed by Dale Moreau.  There is mention of those who contributed to the car's build,  including Slo Pok members Buz Peck, Bart Ouchida and the late Earl Glispey.  Also noted are many friends of the Poks such as Marty Strode, "Kiwi" Paul Gilbert and "Big" John Terry.  
If you click on the picture, it will enlarge so the text 
can be easily read.

Bruce "Fuzzie" Giesler's old truck is in the December 2013 issue of Rod & Custom.  Click on the picture to enlarge it so you can read the article text easier.  Enjoy!