Officers Vickie’s Views June | 2013 Volume 12 | Issue 6

Volume 12 | Issue 6
President & News
Vickie Reynolds
(803) 270-3505
Vice President & News
Manny Reynolds
(803) 292-8219
Bill Reigart
(904) 571-0855
Darryl Messer
(803) 646-1749
[email protected]
Aiken Horsepower Association
c/o Vickie Reynolds, President
150 Mayfield Road
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
Phone: 803.270.3505 • Fax: 803.641.2003
June | 2013
Vickie’s Views
June’s cruise-in was unbelieveable! I
figured after being at the Make a Wish
show for 6 hot hours everyone would
just go home and chill. Boy was I wrong!
We had close to 80 cars there including
the car club Import Obsession, they
cruised back to the Home Depot
parking lot also. Randy sold $352.00
worth of 50/50 tickets in just about an
hour and a half. What an awesome day,
we had quite a few new people there
checking us out to see if they might
want to join our wonderful club. I think
we finally got home around 9:30 that
evening after starting out at 7:00 am.
The Make a Wish show was a great
success, I think this was their biggest
year yet. I was so very proud of all our
club members that were able to come
out and show their support. Aiken
Horsepower won Best Club participation
for the third year in a row!! I really
enjoyed donating the $100 back to
the Make a Wish show. Hopefully the
money will help the little girl have more
fun at Disneyland.
We have been invited to come to MTU’s
Family Day on July 13th. It will be
from 9 am – 2 pm. We will get to tour
the plant and see how the motors are
made. They will also feed us. Sounds
like it would be fun to me, so please
email me at aikenhorsepower@ and let me know if you
are interested in going. We could
meet up somewhere and cruise there
together as a club.
We have also been asked to team up
with the City of Aiken for their Labor
Day BBQ cook-off. We went last year
and had a great time and really enjoyed
trying out all the BBQ. I am going to
check but last year for every car that
came we were given a wrist band for
one to eat free.
Public Safety would like for us to
team up with them in September also,
they would like to do a beside the
badge softball tournament and Aiken
Horsepower cruise-in. It is called Blue
Lights and Fast Cars. I will email Chris
and find out what all will be going on
that day. Love supporting our local law
enforcement agencies!!
Manny and I would like to buy a
heating and air unit for The Pit, it is
either very hot in the summer and
pretty cold in the winter so this
would help us out a lot when we have
meetings there and when we have to
get the trailer ready for our events.
Manny found a heating and air unit for
$599.00. Any objections to us buying
the unit? Just let me know. Keep on
Manny's Mania News from the "pit"
Well the Beach Blast was once again a great success for
Aiken Horsepower. Leron and Jay helped put our banner
up high where everyone that cruised in could see it. Once
again I want to give a big thanks to Randy and Ann for being
the gatekeepers and giving us a break. Also want to give
a big thanks to Pete and Kay, they brought me and Vickie
an authentic Aiken Pool Hall hot dog, they were awesome!
This year’s winners for the best beached out ride are as
follows: 1st Place, Pete and Kay Bodie, 2nd Place, Leron
Black, and third place went to Joel and Joella! Thanks to all
that participated in our fun event. It got kind of hot but the
redneck pool was there to help cool off everyone. Hehe
As Vickie stated above, Home Depot has a free standing
air conditioner/heater that does have to be vented, but
with our space that is not a problem. I am also looking for a
couple of things, one for a project and one to save money. If
anyone knows where there is an ice maker for sale please let
us know. I have come up with what I think is a great idea for
our cook tent. I have an old tilt boat trailer that I have been
saving and what I want is to find an old 60 something body,
hopefully one with some wings that I can cut from the back
window and make it into an Aiken Horsepower BBQ pit.
Upcoming Events:
July 6th: Home Depot cruise-in, 6:00-8:00 pm
July 8th: Club meeting at the Golden Coral, eat at 6:00 pm, meet at 7:00 pm.
July 13th: MTU Fun Day, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
So until next month, Burn rubber till next time,
American car horns beep in the tone
of F.
Club Events of
the Month
The average car contains over 3,000
feet of electrical wires.
Want Ads
That’s right club members, in case you forgot – we are pleased to list your automotive associated ads in the newsletter.
Whether it be a “for sale: or “for want” just let me know in some sort of written form, and I will put it in the very next
newsletter. It will only run once (kinda like some cars I have owned) so if you want it to run again you have to let me
know each time. Another reminder – I don’t know what you have, what it’s called, or what it is used for, so be sure that
you include all the pertinent details, as to name, size, color, etc. and who and where to contact.
FOR SALE: Tom Kostura is selling a 1989 Ford Mustang LX. Good glass, body,
frame, aluminum radiator, electric fan. Summit dual exhaust, trans crossmember,
custom wheels, monster tach, no engine or transmission. Needs replacemet front
wiring harness. Please call Tom Kostura at
(803) 270-0257 asking $1,750.
FOR SALE: Bob Hardt is selling his 1966 Chevrolet Nova. It is a Black w/blk interior, 2000 LS1 and 4 Spd auto from a Z28,
A/C, Heidt front end, rack and pinion p/s, 4 wheel disc brakes, Locar shifter, custom gauges, Ford 9” rear end, Billet wheels.
Very clean. $38,000, will consider serious offers. (803) 292-9450 or [email protected].
FOR SALE: 1970 Mercury Cougar, Fire engine red (not original paint), 2 door convertible, 351 Windsor engine (rebuilt
engine in 2005 by Clyde Summer), 55k miles, headlights functional but need new vacuum lines to stay closed, sequential
tail lights still operational, floor pans 80% intact with some small rust spots present, interior needs some work, stored in
garage 2006-2008, stored outdoors under tarp 2008-present, title free and clear, good project car, body intact, no major
parts missing, purchased in 2003 and driven for 4 years. Currently parked in Aiken, SC on Howlandville Road near Pine
Log Road. Asking $3000 OBO. To view, contact Lauren Harris (803) 270-1378 or contact John Harris at (857) 383-8531
(Grovetown, GA) for more details about the car.
Support Your Club Member’s Businesses!!!
Advertising & Awards
Carolina Awards
(Darryl & Anne Messer)
(803) 642-0505
Electrical Services
Rabun Electrical Services
(Don Rabun)
(803) 649-6548
Automotive-Paint & Body Shops
and Others
SC Collision
(Southern Yankee Steve Bigg)
(803) 649-0137
Home Improvement - House
Robert Bridges & Sons
(Robert Bridges)
(803) 979-2582
Motion Automotive
(Henry & Allison Crawn)
(803) 649-0090
Hutson-Etherredge Companies
(Rickie Thornton)
(803) 649-5141
Jay-C Designs Custom Pin
(Jay-C Cafasso, Pin Stripping Hall of Fame)
(803) 663-6336
White Diamond Detail Store
(John Shea)
(803) 663-1777
Precision Cylinder Head, Complete
Machine Shop
(Olin Welborn)
(803) -648-0101
W.D. Cope Used Cars
(W.D. Cope)
(803) 649-6000
Crescent Automotive
(Jamie & Brian Johnson)
(803) 644-0820
Landscaping & Tree Services
Quality Tree Service
(Tim George)
(803) 979-6800
Mill Creek Farm Nursery
(Clifton Kneece)
(803) 532-2832
On-line Entertainment
Allen Widener
Aiken Brewery Company
(Lannie Pruiett)
140 Laurens Street SW
(803) 502-0707
Lovett Auto Sales
(Brian Lovett)
(803) 649-6161
Security Systems
Aiken Systems Unlimited, Inc.
(Manny Reynolds)
(803) 641-7300
Computer Databases
(Sheldon Frick)
(803) 617-9654
Shipping Supplies
U Pak & Ship
(Ron Janssen)
(866) 646-2209
Cosmetics & Beauty
Avon Cosmetics
(Vickie Reynolds)
(803) 270-3505
Affordable Storage Solutions
(Olin Welborn)
(803) 648-0407
Design - Graphic/Web
Roswell Designs
(Tavares Hanks)
(803) 571-3487