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FLASH! Update from the Annual Meet in Edmonton, AB

EDSEL OWNERS CLUB, INC.

40th Annual Convention

2008

Edmonton, Alberta

submitted by Carolyn Fakeley

 

We had 23 Edsels registered (plus almost 40 additional for Saturday 8/1 only) and 61 people at the banquet. I do believe all had a good time. We certainly kept everyone busy. Wednesday evening we had  Edsels that cruised to A&W in a bit of rain. From there, we went to a local mall where  a Miniature Railway display was set up. The detail in this is unbelievable. They opened just for us that night. About 20 people attended.

On Thursday, we all boarded a bus and spent the day at Fort Edmonton Park. This is like going back in time - much older than the Edsel. A very nicely displayed, well kept park. Thursday evening we had a BBQ and a sock hop in the parking lot with the Edsels. We had a DJ who played whatever music we wanted. Dancing on the pavement was a challenge but we had someone dancing for every song he played.

Friday was the Parts Auction - not alot of parts. Auction was over in an hour. Friday evening we had Game Show Mania - based on Jeopardy - complete with digital scoring. It was alot of fun. The audience was able to help the players so it kept everyone involved. We then went into the Funny Money Auction. You buy $ 100.00 funny money for $ 5.00 real money and bid and buy with the funny money. It gets to be a lot of fun especially when you get a couple people wanting (well sometimes just because) the same item. Brad Fakeley decided he was buying one item and when the time came, he just left his arm up until everyone else gave up and left him to buy. We raised  $ 860.00 for the EOC bank account in a couple hours.

Saturday was meeting day with the Awards Banquet in the evening. Rodney Dangerfield showed up to entertain us for about 30 minutes. Every one got to home with their awards and lots of give aways and raffle prizes. Pictures from the local paper

Awards:

Best Canadian Built Edsel:

Alberta                        Steve Jones                                       1959 Black & Red 4 door sedan

 

Best American Built Edsel:

Wyoming                    Duane & Joyce Carpenter                1959 Red & White Corsair

 

Best of Show & Ford Traveling Trophy:

 Wyoming                    Duane & Joyce Carpenter                1959 Red & White Corsair

 

Hazel Ford Award:       Lorraine Oracheski

 

Gold Key:                Jim Cross

 

Founders:              Michael Cowels & Robert Ecton

 

Award to Dave Sinclair for attending all 40 conventions

 

People’s Choice:

Alberta                        Brad Fakeley                                     1959 Limo

 

President’s Choice:

Sask.                           Terry & Barb Bender                        1958 Bermuda Wagon

 

Hard Luck:

Saks.                           Roy Dietz                                           1958 Took motor out in route

 

Long Distance:

B.C.                             Guy Weatherbee                                1958 Pacer

 

1958

Bronze:

Idaho                           Wendell Essley                                  Pacer Convertible

Alberta                        Dennis & Denise Druar                    Pacer 2 door hardtop

 

Silver:

Washington                Ray & Jeannine Phipps                     Pacer 2 door hardtop

Alberta                        Alfred & Lorraine Oracheski            Ranger2door hardtop

Wyoming                    Don & Joanne Carpenter                  Pacer Convertible

 

Gold:

Sask.                          Terry & Barb Bender                         Bermuda Wagon

 

1959

Bronze:

Alberta                        Dennis & Denise Druar                    Corsair 4 door hardtop

Alberta                        Steve Jones                                       4 door sedan

Alberta                        Walter & Diane Erion                       2 door hardtop

 

Silver:

Alberta                        Steve Jones                                       Corsair 4 door sedan

Alberta                        Barb & Francis Carlson                    Ranger 4 door sedan

Alberta                        Harry Zayac                                       Corsair 2 door hardtop

Alberta                        Robert & Marie Zayac                      4 door sedan

 

Gold:

Minnesota                  Ray Schmit                                         Corsair Convertible

 

1960

Bronze:

Alberta                        Dennis & Denise Druar                    Ranger Convertible

 

Silver:

Alberta                        Brad Fakeley                                     Ranger Convertible

 

Gold:

Alberta                        Gary & Carolyn Fakeley                   Ranger 4 door sedan

 

Modified:

Bronze:

Alberta                        Brad Fakeley                                     1959 Ambulance

 

Silver:

Alberta                        Brad Fakeley                                     1959 Limo

 

 

Models:

California                    Michael Dowels                                 Best Authentic Collection

Alberta                        Brad Fakeley                                     Best Display

 

 

 

 

 

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