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Titanic and I officially invite you to attend.......2005 Imperial Meet @ the Rhody Festival Florence, Oregon

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Florence OregonMay 20-22

Where: Florence, Oregon on the Beautiful central Oregon Coast. 50 miles due West of Eugene, Oregon


When: May 20-22nd

Contact Information: drop me an email and I'll give you my cell phone.

Titanic @ Heceta Head LighthouseWhat: Friday May 20th

Tech Session: Friday, 11:00 not sure what we're doing this year, last year we did a tune up on Titanic if you plan on being in town let me know. We did decide that we didn't quite have time to rebuild a Torqueflite or 413 in 4 hours :-) Have something you want to learn how to fix on your NYB or Imperial????

Driving Tour: Last year we did a driving tour of the Jetty and then an Art Gallery devoted to Automobile Art. The Year before it was the Lighthouse, I haven't figured out the drive plan yet, but I'll have one.. However it will start at 3:00pm on Friday afternoon, We are meeting at Bobs Dry Cleaners in The Dunes Village shopping Center. This is on the SE corner of HWY 101 and HWY 126.

Dinner: 7:30pm Anyone in town can meet for dinner at our 50's Cafe . You can't miss it, there's half a pink Cadillac on one side of the bldg, and a giant Bob's Big Boy out front. This is just North of Hwy126 on the west side of Hwy 101. I do make reservations so please drop me a note if you think you might attend.


Saturday May 21 the Rhody Show and Shine - registration starts at 8:30am We are meeting at the Dry Cleaners(see directions above)at 7am so that we can drive in together so that we Part of the Group Last yearmay park together. This show is a first come first serve basis. Show ends at 4:00pm with a Mexican dinner at our house cooked by the lovely Linda Sutton the long suffering wife of Mikey Sutton.. Let me remind you that you're Imperial does not need to be in perfect condition for this event it is a VERY casual show. It does need to be 73 or older to park in the show. However we've had several 80's Imperials and this year a 90 Imperial will be in attendance, and there is parking near by so that we can all peruse them. The best thing about this event is talking and seeing other Imperials. The show is located in the Grocery Outlet Shopping Center 1/4 mile North of HWY 126 on HWY 101 on the East side of the Street.


CruiseAfter the show it's dinner and then the Cruise through old town. This is when we get to view all the Harley's that are lining the streets of Old Towne Florence. Last year people held up signs and it was just a really fun experience.. I about rolled on the floor, when someone held up the sign that said "Does your grandmother know that you have her car? " For those of you who don't get it, read Titanic's Story.....Then we usually take a leisurely drive back to the house and take turns swapping cars for whoever is interested in participating. I've most enjoyed getting to drive Roger Van Hoys Desoto and Mikey's 62 Imperial. Then it's back to our house for the Bonfire, Brew and S'mores party. Rhody Days Bonfire

Sunday stay for our parade if you aren't in a hurry to get out of town. 1:00pm

Confirmed Attendee's

Leslie & Bob Kettenhofen - 67 Imperial Sedan, 68 Ford LTD Wagon Florence Oregon
Erik Journey - (None of his Imperials Run) - May drive my Ford Wagon to Show as penance Walterville Oregon
Eric Ruud - 72 Chrysler Newport, his 1963 isn't road ready yet- Beaverton Oregon
Loren Erwin - 64 Imperial Crown - Official Home Brew Supplier of Rhody Fest 2005 Seattle WA
Lee & Caroline Dillman - Sold Mopar last year, forced to attend with son John Dillman in 72 Chevelle - Lowell Oregon
Jason Wulf - 90 Imperial
Mike & Linda Sutton w/ 4 children ranging in age from 3-15- Plans on driving 62 Imperial sporting New paint instead of suede.
Rick Pennington and Friend Evan - 86 Cadillac, No Imperials but they're Big FANS - Southern Oregon Coast
Tim & Susan Davenhill - 1968 Imperial Crown Salem Oregon
Jacquie & Bob Wagenschutz Official Imperial Photographer - Want a Fine Art Photo of you and your car?


1rst prize - 6 Pack of Imperial Spare Tire, Rhody Fest Ale by the Side Hill Brewing Company.
2nd prize - a Round of Applause
3rd prize - we'll quit making fun of your car - this will be awarded to Mikey or I
4th place - we get to make fun of ( insert name ) car instead of Mikey and Leslie's cars now
5th place - Tie Dye Trinket Bag (Trinket's not included)
6th place - Autographed Photo of Brad Hogg NYBML supreme exalted potentate and Iml Member
7th place - Old Chevy Trader & Buyers Guide

Win by meeting one or more of the following Criteria:

  • furthest distance not towed
  • most oil used
  • most oil leaked
  • most oil burned
  • most obscene gestures received from other motorists
  • attending without reverse gear
  • most winks and nods given by passing truck drivers
  • worst paint
  • best burnout - can only be won by large land yacht
  • most offers at rest stops
  • most fuel used
  • best looking on back of tow truck
  • best use of sheepskin in a non seat cover environment
  • most embarrassed passengers
  • best non- mopar
  • worst non- mopar
  • best reason to buy another car and start over

For more information contact Leslie

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Places to Stay:

Best Western Pier point (on River) - 1 800 528 1234

85625 Hwy 101 S. - PO Box 2235 (541) 997-7191

Driftwood Shores (beach front, near me) 1 800 422 5091

88416 1st Ave. (541) 997-8263, 1-800-422-5091

Fish Mill Lodge / RV Park
4844 Lake Blvd
PO Box 95 Westlake 97493 (541) 997-2511

Holiday Inn Express
2475 Hwy 101 - PO Box 2235 (541) 997-7797

Landmark Inn
1551 4th St. - PO Box 1432 (541) 997-9030, 800-822-7811

Le Chateau Motel
1084 Hwy 101 - PO Box 98 (541) 997-3481

Lighthouse Inn
155 Hwy 101 - PO Box 187 (541) 997-3221

Mercer Lake Resort
88875 Bay Berry Lane (541) 997-3633

Money Saver Motel
170 Hwy 101 (541) 997-7131

Ocean Breeze Motel
85165 Hwy 101 S. (541) 997-2642

Park Motel
85034 Hwy 101 S. (541) 997-2634

River House Motel
1202 Bay St. (541) 997-3933

Siltcoos Lake Resort & Motel
82855 Fir St.
PO Box 36 Westlake 97493 (541) 997-3741

Silver Sands Motel
1449 Hwy 101 (541) 997-3459

Villa West Motel
901 Oregon Coast Hwy 101
PO Box 1236 Florence 97439 (541) 997-3457

Westlake Resort
6 miles S. of Florence, 1/4 mile of Hwy 101
PO Box 25 Westlake 97493 (541) 997-3722

Woahink Lake Suites
83693 Hwy 101 S. (541) 997-6516

Yachats- 18 miles North on hwy 101

Sea Vue 541 547-3227
95590 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR 97438

Overleaf Lodge
2055 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR 97498 800-338-0507

Fireside Resort Motel
1881 Hwy 101 N
PO Box 313 Yachats,OR 97498 (541) 547-3636


Jesse M. Honeyman State Park - 3 miles South of Town

Heceta Beach RV Park- (541) 997 - 7664 - right near my house

Bed and Breakfast

The Heceta Light house - 10 miles North of Florence, on Heceta Head





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