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Ridge Peach Festival – Saturday, June 19, 2010

The day started out rather comically as our designated breakfast spot wasn’t open yet for business, and an alternative down the road was closed altogether.  We ended up at Dunkin’ Donuts in Aiken before being led by Brian on a back roads jaunt to our designated rendezvous spot. And behold, we had 6 cars, count ’em, six!! for the parade.  The sun came out, the candy softened and by 10:30 or so we were winding through Trenton for the 40th anniversary of the festival.

Green Jackets Game – Thirsty Thursday, June 17, 2010

The night lived up to expectations even if the play on the field didn’t, the Green Jackets trailed the entire came, ending with a 4-1 loss but the 6 of us managed to survive the heat & spilled beer; Autumn even ended up with a T-shirt!  And we were treated to a gorgeous top-down drive home to boot!

MMC Members Brave the Heat!

June Meeting Minutes

Where: Sno Cap in North Augusta
When: June 3, 2010
Who: Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Brian & Donna Bogardus, Kurt & James Breitinger, John & Jackie Nicholls, Michael Rebok, David & Autumn Schumacher, and Phil Wittenberg.

Treasurer’s Report: $1,138.57


  1. The meeting was at the Golden Corral and no one got sick.
  2. Six cars made the trip to Savannah for an overnight event and visited the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, among other fabulous sites, a good time was had by all.


  1. This month’s meeting was being held at the Sno Cap Drive In and it was pleasant enough to sit outside and enjoy ourselves.
  2. The June breakfast will be on the 19th at the Gary’s on Bettis Academy Road in Graniteville. The Garner’s will be our hosts even though Dave Winkler was listed as such earlier.
  3. Following breakfast we will drive to Trenton to participate in the annual Ridge Peach Festival Parade. Stacey Timmerman who usually leads runs this event won’t be there, but I’m sure we can muddle through somehow.


  1. The July meeting is usually held in conjunction with the fireworks on Fort Gordon, but our usual contact wasn’t at the meeting, so we weren’t sure when that will happen this year. Watch your email or check back here for details later.
  2. Breakfast will be on the 17th and may or may not be arranged by the Bogardus’s depending on whether they were involved in last month’s convoluted 3 team deal on breakfast hosting.


  1. Article VIII, Paragraph B of the Club bylaws states that nominations for Officers shall accepted at the May Meeting and Paragraph C states that elections shall occur at the June Meeting. We totally missed the nomination process last month, so this month, because we only had one nomination for each office, we just combined Paragraphs B & C.
  2. David Schumacher is our new President and his platform consists of 2 planks, a) double the Club membership during his administration and b) free car washes for a year for each new member performed by the current members. Rudy Wilmoth was not present and was reelected as Vice President because we all thought he was doing such a bang up job at it so far. Donna and Brian Bogardus were also reelected as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

Respectfully submitted:
Donna Bogardus
Club Secretary

10 Years Ago This Month – June 2000

Whatever Rally

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2000
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Andy Jones Mazda, North Augusta, SC
Members Attending: Bill Baugh, Brian Bogardus, Donna Bogardus, Karen, Breitinger, Kurt Breitinger, Jim Creer, Judy Creer, Lee Davis, Carol Haff, John Haff, Stacey Timmerman and Rudy Wilmoth.
Soon-to-Be Members Attending: Doug Buck.

We gathered in the usual spot at the dealership, in the back left lot. Lee Davis was there in his freshly repainted Red. I didn’t get the whole deer/car story, but the car sure looks pretty after the fix-up.

Doug Buck drove up in his new-to-him 97M., that pretty green/tan combo with the polished wheels.

Jim & Judy Creer arrived late enough that they had to park at the fence behind a hand-camouflaged 4×4 pick-up truck. I don’t know if it was the incessant ribbing Jim has taken in this newsletter or what, but it took about a half an hour before he raised the hood.

Brian ‘Mr. Mod-a-Month’ Bogardus was there with June’s addition, a gas strut that automatically raises the trunk when you use the key or the latch in the center console. He didn’t say much about it for fear that half the club (and rightfully so) would mutter under their breath, ‘Why doesn’t he leave the car alone, it’s fine the way it is.’

As the morning started to turn warm we all gravitated towards the showroom and its air-conditioning.

Kurt and Karen made themselves at home in the Millenia S that Andy Jones had in the middle of the floor. They weren’t just being rude, they are actually thinking of buying one of these babies so they will have something with 4 doors and 4 cushy shocks.

Although Scott Wade, the General Manager, was to polite to say it, we were starting to wear out our welcome. It is hard to sell a car when it is surrounded by a half dozen car nuts debating whether or not this would be better if it came with widgets instead of cogs.

It was agreed that Brian would lead us on a short drive through Aiken County and end up at Bobby’s BBQ for lunch and a meeting. (That’s right a meeting.)