Volume 4, Issue 5                                                                                                                                                May, 2007

WBA Members Work, Win at 12th Keels & Wheels

WBA Members provided launch ramp, photography and judging support to the 12th Annual Keels & Wheels event at Clear Lake

The spectacular Lakewood Yacht Club again welcomed its annual throng of antique and classic boat and car enthusiasts May 4-6, at the 12th Keels & Wheels show on the shores of Clear Lake, TX.  The Wooden Boat Association of North Texas was well represented.  The weather was fine and the fellowship even better!


Troy and Pam Marshall show their pride in their winning Cavalier

Troy Marshall won first in his class for his newly restored 1957 Cavalier (Good work, Troy...and your mentor Robin McGeorge!)   Dave Parker was runner up in his class, and was also presented an Emeritus award for support to Keels & Wheels for all 12 of its years.  Chris Dorflinger won his class as well, with the best Chris Craft as selected by Terry Fiest.  Craig Stanfield won his class with his newly restored 67 Century Arabian, and Bob Van Guilder received the Chairman's award from Bob Fuller for serving as head judge.   Bob even enlisted WBA veteran Bill Baldwin as a last-minute judge to fill in for a no-show!  

Club Treasurer Phil Wolff led the efforts launching and hauling out boats at the ramp, while Secretary Richard Haug lent his skills to the event as the official photographer of the boats at the show.  Thanks to all who attended for their continued support, and congratulations to the winners and to the organizers and sponsors of this nationally recognized event!

Bob Van Guilder in Fine Wine


Jim Wolfe's Engine Presentation Fuels New Knowledge at April Meeting


Cam shafts, rocker arms, compression, and timing all came together in a well-tuned presentation by Jim Wolfe on the ins and outs of internal combustion engines at the April 19th meeting of the WBA at the Midway Point Restaurant in Dallas.  From engine novices to old-time motorheads, everyone found Jim's talk informative and beneficial.  Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Jim!  For more information, including animated versions of the 2- and 4-stroke engine images above, go to http://auto.howstuffworks.com and click on "internal combustion".

Leading Meteorologist to Discuss Climate and Rainfall at May 17 Meeting!

Greg Story, who is a hydrometeorologist with the National Weather Service, and President of the North Texas Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, will be our guest presenter at the next WBA meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.  Greg will speak specifically about the climate trends that affect rainfall and lake levels in North Texas.  In his role as a NWS hydrometeorologist, Greg deals with the aspects of meteorology which have a direct bearing on the hydrology of Texas rivers and lakes, so don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from the expert!

Sign up for a Program!

We still have a couple monthly meeting opportunities for programs for the year.  Put on your thinking cap and come up with an idea for a program.  Please come to the next meeting prepared to select your month.

Pre-Meeting Gathering at Midway Point

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m., May 17 at Midway Point Restaurant, 12801 Midway Road, on the Southwest corner of Midway and LBJ!

Please take a look in the shed or garage for the leftover parts you can donate to the club. Bring them to the meeting, to the parts day on April 14, or contact David Kanally at david@historywithheart.com for pickup.