Message from the President

The National Woodie Club exists to promote interest in woodies; to educate owners and the public on their history, beauty, usefulness and uniqueness; and to provide an association through which woodie owners and enthusiasts may exchange information on history, building, restoration or modification techniques and share experiences. The woodie is a special kind of car, which deserves special recognition. The National Woodie Club will work toward that goal.



My best wishes to my fellow National Woodie Club members for a happy and prosperous (and warm for you folks east of Pacific Coast Highway) New Year filled with woodie fun.  Your national club will hold its second annual meet in conjunction with Wavecrest, sponsored by the San Diego Woodie Club chapter of NWC, on September 22, 2018.  I urge you to make plans now to attend.  San Diego is deserving of our heartfelt thanks for helping to make this possible.  Wavecrest is the biggest of the shows, drawing up to 300 woodies every September.  It makes this rather inactive member of SDWC proud of one of the chapters to which he belongs.  
Good Guys has been kind enough, thanks to the efforts of the Central Directors, particularly Jeff Krickhahn, to offer us our own "standing" and space at the Heartland Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa the weekend of June 30, 2018.  I attended last year and had a great time with members of the Great Plains chapter and other woodie owners.  Your officers and board envision this as a "regional" meet but do urge anyone to attend, with cars.  Watch Woodie Times in the coming months for more information.  
I will personally continue to visit local chapters at some of their shows.  I attend all the California shows, but that's easy for me.  I will be at Chesapeake on August 25 for a show many woodie members attend.  I don't have other firm plans yet, although my summer is filling up with non-woodie activities too.  Let me know of any events you'd like me to attend as your president.
Get out there and drive your cars and visit each other.  The payoff in friends is enormous.  I'm living evidence of that.  Best wishes to all of you

National Woodie Club President

Bill Sampson