The 42nd Montana 500 is now
history. There is a separate write-up on it later
in this newsletter. We had eighteen cars this year
and one tour car. I saw the tour car on inspection
day but never again after that. No one I talked to
had any idea where he had gone. From my
perspective, things went pretty well. The major
complaint I have can be summed up with two words
"affordable mediocrity". The hotel
accommodations were not adequate and were misrepresented
to our agent. We were also unable to get a good
warning from the locals about the situation.
Luckily the Holiday Inn Express more than picked up the
slack, and made a bad situation good.
The next order of business is the fall meeting. I
will let you know as soon as Sam picks a venue.
As I mentioned in an earlier newsletter, I had written a
six-part serial or rather, six short stories that I will
be publishing in this newsletter over the course of the
I have a lot of pictures of the 2002 run that I will be
posting on the web page. If you have any good
pictures of this or any other race that you would like
me to post, please send the pictures or e-mail me scans
of them. I am positive that there are many
pictures of past races that are lurking in people's
closets. I would dearly love to present these for
all to enjoy.
Thanks to Tony and Janet for letting us use their shop
and house for the teardown and picnic respectively.