March 14, 2017
The meeting was called to order at 6:45 p.m., at
The Peppermill Restaurant, Aloha, OR, by Robert
Douglas, Vice President .
Present: Monte Glud, President
Bob Douglas, Vice President
John Imlay, Editor
Treasurer Elaine Glud,
Secretary Chris Cataldo
Matt Hackney Tom Taylor
George & Susie Choban
Wade & Patsy Miller
Dave McCready Joe
Packards driven to the meeting this evening:
Secretary’s report: The reading of minutes of
the last meeting held February 14, 2017, were
dispensed with after motion and approval by the
members. Elaine had corrected the spelling of
Ralph Marano’s name in last month’s minutes.
Treasurer’s report: The balance is: $5,442.52.
Howard said the Roster is scheduled for
publication and would be mailed out at the end
of the week.
Editor’s report: The Clipper would be ready to
publish at the end of March.
Tour Master Report: The Oregon Gardens Tour is
scheduled for April and is an overnighter.
Robert handed out registration forms for the
West Coast Packards
Tour to Ferndale/Eureka, California, area, which
is scheduled for May 19-20, 2017. The deadline
for registration is May 1, 2017.
The Mercedes Club has scheduled a tour to
Skamania Lodge. No date was mentioned.
George said his 1938 would be painted black by
April 2017, and mentioned some personal health
issues at his age. He also mentioned that it is
wise to be careful in buying vintage cars for
investment because their value is going down
with lack of interest.
Matt said the high end cars are still desirable,
though. Joe mentioned the Orenco Station
Business Association would like to put on a
cruise-in, if there is interest, in a weekend in
August, 2017, for classic and Packard cars. The
City of Hillsboro would help with the event.
Matt mentioned that Bob Newlands had surgery and
was recovering. He also said he was closer in
his research to his Caribbean prototype status.
Leon Dixon’s book is good: Creative Industries
of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit’s Secret
Concept Car Builder, which is available on
The meeting adjourned and John, who visited
Ralph Marano and toured his 4 buildings of cars
in New Jersey, including 60 Packards, presented
a slide show of Marano’s stunning collection.
The cars were restored with perfection. Marano
started his vehicle career with Sears,
installing trucks many years ago. Submitted by
Elaine Glud, Secretary