Northwest Legends Club Meeting Minutes
(March 2, 2024) 


Meeting called to order at 6:14pm by our President, Bill Nelson at Amante Pizza and Pasta, in Kent, WA.

The meeting total attendance was 13. 

2 guests and no new members attended this Club Meeting.  

Bob Stevenson read a condensed version of the February club meeting minutes.  

Bill Nelson read the treasurer’s report, as Tom Willett was at a dinner for Renton Technical College Scholarships.

There was no correspondence received recently. 

There was no guest speaker.


Ted Knapp reported that all arrangements have been made for the Muscle Car show at Pop Keeney stadium in Bothell on Aug 11. Ted also presented the options for the annual holiday party and their approximate costs. No decision was made on the location yet.

Bill Nelson said that he is posting our events on facebook.


Event Committee:

Ted Knapp gave a presentation on Tigers on the Columbia for 2024. It will be in Richland, WA from May 24-26. Here are details: Host Hotel – Holiday Inn, $139/night; Alternate Hotel – Riverfront, $136/night; Thursday afternoon/evening will be a shop tour/bbq at Gary Tischer’s new home; Friday – car cruise organized by Gary Tischer and others ending at The Hub in Kennewick; also Friday, the traditional Water2Wine boat cruise; Saturday – car show at Howard Amon Park, with food by Sweet Baby J’s bbq; Saturday evening – awards banquet at Holiday Inn; Sunday – brewery tour of 4 local breweries, starting around 2-2:30 at hotel, ending at Atomic Brewery near hotel. New information this month included the announcement that there will be a GTOAA representative at this year’s event and we will have a Best in Show award that is voted on by registered entries as opposed to having GMAN pick the winner based on its algorithm. As of this meeting, we have received 20 registrations and 21 cars entered.

Bill emphasized that there will be organized caravans on Thursday and Friday for the trip to Richland, and caravans for the return trip and that we will make an effort to publicize them early. Members hesitant to drive their cars solo can be reassured that driving with several other cars will ensure they make it safe and sound! Bill will lead the Thursday caravan and he hopes to find a volunteer for Friday, possibly from the Firebird club.

Wally also emphasized that this is an ALL PONTIAC show, so we want to encourage anyone we know or meet with a full-sized Pontiac to attend! Our goal is 100+ cars entered in the show this year.

Bob Stevenson reported that in following up on membership renewals, he talked to Cliff Galbraith’s wife and was informed he has a terminal illness. The family owns a 64 GTO, and has many parts that they will be looking to sell at some point in the future. They live in Issaquah and have been club members since December 2020.

Bill Nelson announced that he is working on an idea for a club trip to Salem, OR to the Brothers Car Collection. This private collection has over 600 cars, 350 of which are muscle cars, in a beautiful, enclosed building. It is open to the public periodically, but Bill is hoping to arrange a private showing for us. He suggested we could ride the train and stay overnight. More information will be coming as Bill researches this proposal. This event would likely take place in the fall, after our car shows are over. Club members at the meeting seemed interested.

 50/50 RAFFLE:   Charles won the 50/50 raffle, with $22 to the club and $23 to the winner.

SHOP TALK: Wally and several others discussed projects they are working on.

The club’s business meeting adjourned at 7:52pm by our President, Bill Nelson. The next club meeting will be on Saturday, April 6th at 6:00pm at Amante Pizza and Pasta, 21020 84th Ave South, Kent, WA.