The National Woodie Club has arranged for a bus to take guests from Encinitas to the Broadway Pier in San Diego on , the day before the Wavecrest woodie show.
Mickey Christiason Named First National Woodie Club Ambassador
L.F. (Sonny) Perkins
281 455 7779
Surfing was my life until I realized it was way too hard to make money at it. I started surfing in Maine in 1962 and continued and competed in the sport until 1970 when my Dad encouraged me to pursue college and a career in something related to the ocean. I ended up with an Associate degree in Marine Technology and started my career as an Oceanographer for a company from Virginia chasing manganese nodules on the bottom of the deep ocean in the Pacific. Leaving Maine after spending my life there would normally be a tough decision, but when the guy on the other side of the phone line tells you your work would be based out of San Diego, with the ship making numerous stops in Hawaii (and you’re a surfer from Maine), the decision wasn’t hard.
After four years at sea, the company in Virginia decided to tie up the ship. I decided to go back to school and ended up in Texas at Sam Houston State University. I received another degree in Photography and Industrial Engineering and settled into a career as a Quality Assurance Inspector for several oil and gas related companies in Houston. I eventually started my own inspection company, found a good woman, got married and raised my family in Houston. My company was eventually bought out by Moody International, a global Quality Assurance organization and I retired as their VP of Marketing and Operations for Latin America.
Being a surfer, and being able to retire at a great age, left me with enough money to cross off the first thing on my “Bucket List”. Get a Woodie! After searching around the country for several months, I ended up with a 1940 Ford Deluxe I bought from a man I met that collected cars in Mexico. I was hooked and stoked! I shipped the car to Maine where I moved after retirement, and began my life in the “Woodie World”. I became involved in several organizations in my hometown that were looking for ways to make money and “Woodies in the Cove “ was born through my efforts. This year will be our seventh year of the show in Maine. Over the years, through the car show, I’ve met hundreds of woodie owners in the Northeast and around the country. I still try to surf when I can, but my new love is the wooden cars and the great people who own them. Four years ago I was elected Chairman of the Yankee Wood Chapter. Three years ago the Yankee Wood Chapter resurrected “Woodies on the Green” in Wareham, Mass. This show is growing in popularity and hosts a number of woodie owners in Southern New England and several other states to the South. My involvement with the National Woodie Club started several years ago when I joined. Over the last seven years, I’ve written and had articles published in the Woodie Times. The opportunity to work with the club as a Director for the East Coast is humbling for me. I appreciate the opportunity to work with and promote this wonderful and important organization.
10 Coventry Ct
Latham, NY 12110
Bob has been a member of the National Woodie Club since 1980 and is currently completing his 18th year as the NWC Treasurer. He had previously served three terms as a NWC Eastern Director. Bob is also a founding member, and current Treasurer of the NWC Nor’eastern Chapter.
Bob, his wife Linda and their sons, Ben and Todd attended their first Woodies East at Stowe, VT in 1981. Todd was just a few weeks old that year and over the next several years the Stevens’ boys grew up riding in the back seat of the family’s 1939 Pontiac wagon. Over the last 27 years Bob, Linda and the boys have made scores of Woodie friends while travelling thousands of miles on Woodie tours.
Wood has run in Bob’s blood from an early age. He remembers a neighborhood ’49 Plymouth wagon from his childhood and from that time on always wanted to have a woodie, that early passion became reality in 1981 with the acquisition of the ’39 Pontiac.
Now the Pontiac is gone, in its place is a ’49 Chrysler Town and Country convertible and the next generation, a Stevens’ granddaughter will get to do some growing up the Woodie way.
908 625 6376.
I’ve been a member of the National Woodie Club since 2009. I currently reside in Flemington, NJ and own a 1946 Ford woodie along with several other toys. My affection for cars started at a very young age and continues on today. I’m fortunate to have an understanding wife of 22 years and two teenage kids that tolerate my car addiction.
I am a degreed Mechanical Engineer and have worked in a variety of engineering fields since graduating college in 1987. I have had engineering careers in: automotive airbags, military guidance systems, microwave communications and construction design and management. I currently own my own fabrication business that I started 18 years ago and hold a U.S. Patent for my product.
I have always admired “woodies” but it wasn’t until November of 2009 that I was fortunate enough to find one that suited my desires and my wallet. Being a gear head I get as much enjoyment working on my woodie as I do driving it.
I have organized several woodie events since getting involved with the club in 2009. In an effort to bring woodie owners together I have organized the annual woodie gathering at Lake Hopatcong, NJ in conjunction with the Antique and Classic Boat Society show for the last three years. I have also helped the Flemington BID organize a “woodie night” at our seasonal bi-weekly Main Street cruise nights.
I enjoy driving my woodie whenever possible, whether it’s a quick spin to our local ice cream parlor or a show hours away. It’s not just the cars but the friendships made through them that make me enjoy the car culture so much.
Jack C. Boyle
(Spouce Penny L. Boyle)
14123 w. 48th street
Swaawnee Mission, KS 66216 - 1109
I am currently a car guy and semi-retired architect. I have lived and worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 20 years and now in Kansas City for the last 25 years with my wife of 42 years, Penny. We have one adult son and his family live nearby. You could say I was born a car guy.
My father was a mechanic at Dodge and Chrysler dealerships from 1949 to 1967 and taught auto mechanics after his wrenching days were done. I have always loved hanging out and eventually working in his various shops. He taught me a great deal about the cars of his vintage 30’s – 60’s including how to take care of them, fix them and drive them. In fact, well into the early 1990’s my wife and I were relying on cars from the 40’s and 50’s as our daily drivers.
My passion for woodies started in February of 1973 during a visit to Harrah’s collection in Reno – how can you not love these unique cars. I immediately started looking for one for myself, then in late ‘73 there was a club newsletter ad for a 1946 Chrysler Town & Country basket case. Much to my future wife’s chagrin I scraped together the $450 and I was on my way.
I performed as much of the restoration work myself as skills and tools would permit – with my dad’s help. It took a long time to get it right - until 1999 to be exact. We now tour and show the car all over the Midwest. In the intervening years we also had a long and very happy relationship with a 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe wagon. I also recently completed an “inside-out” woodie resto-mod, a 1952 Dodge, steel wagon on the outside and extensive wood door and floor panels on the interior.
I have been a member of the National Woodie Club since 1995 and a member of the Town & Country Registry since 1975. I have been involved in numerous clubs dating back to the 70’s including the VMCCA, Chrysler 300 Club, AACA, CCCA, and Walter P. Chrysler Club and was a founding member of the New Mexico Council of Car Clubs. I have organized numerous shows, swap meets, tours and published local club newsletters over the last 40 years. Now in semi-retirement, it’s time to roll up my sleeves and work hard for the good of the National Woodie Club.
812 853 8911
Jeff has been a NWC member since 2000. Jeff & his wife Holly have been married for 19 years and live in Newburgh, IN. Jeff graduated in 1994 with a degree in Commercial Art and a minor in Wood Sculpture. Jeff's passion for cars runs in his family. His great uncle was one of the founders of a local car club" The Old Time Auto Club" in 1953. The family still owns their great grandparents second car, a 1905 REO. During Jeff's childhood he would help his father do restoration work on several cars giving him the confidence to do mechanical work and learn how to fix things. Since the mid 90's Jeff opened his own woodworking shop creating signs, furniture, and custom models . Then he began repairing and replacing structural wood in many antique cars such as: Model A's, Auburn's, Chevy's, Packards, Duesenbergs, Templar etc. In 2013 Jeff restored the entire wood body on a 1948 Chevrolet woodie wagon. Now he is tooling up to redo the wood on his own wagon, a 1946 Ford woodie. Go to Therealwoodman.com to see his latest creations.
4506 Vettelson Rd.
Hartland, Wi 53029
Jeff joined NWC around 2002. Jeff and his wife Carol have 3 boys and 3 girls and 1 granddaughter. Jeff is a manger at the largest family owned body shop in Wisconsin. Jeff is the President of the Log Riders Chapter as well. Jeff's passion for cars goes back to the young age of 16 when he pumped gas at a full service Shell gas station. It has stuck with him ever since. He entered the world of WoodiES when he sold his 1938 Chevy and drug home a 1929 Huckster project. Imagine his wife's surprise when he brought home a wooden box on a frame. The huckster project was completed in 1998 and together with their family have put on over 25,000 miles since. His next project is a 1946 Plymouth Woodie and hopes to assemble a 1930 Ford Woodie with his children.
Dan Close - Coming soon
2519 N. Mendonca St.
Visalia, CA 93291
Although I always appreciated woodies, I only truly “caught the disease” at Wavecrest in 2004. Not only were the cars there very cool . . . but the people even more! They didn’t know me from Adam, and yet they were overly friendly and free-flowing with information on the cars and the “hobby.” I was immediately attracted that day to the “shoebox” 49-51 Fords (probably since my first car was a ’51 Ford sedan) and have maintained that attraction ever since. Within a month of that first show, I had purchased my first woodie, joined NWC, and have restored/upgraded a total of six shoeboxes since then. After several years of owning/restoring a bone-stock shoebox woodie, I finally figured out why some people went the modern drive-train route. As a result, my personal driver for the last six years is a late 1950 model that looks quite stock – but it has a modern drive train with a lot of “creature features.” I love driving my car to all the west coast events plus I also drove it from CA to South Dakota and back a few years back with a couple of other woodie guys.
Anyway, living in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California, woodie events were pretty much non-existent, so with the help of a few other local woodie owners, we started the Central Valley Woodie Club in 2007 and have held our “Woodies in the Valley” show every year since then. It brings upwards of 80 woodies from all over the State to our locale – even though there aren’t any oceans or surfing anywhere around!I am currently finishing up my first 3-year term as a Western Region Director for NWC and looking forward to working more with National in the future. It is a lot of fun and quite rewarding. You get to meet SO MANY very cool people – some of the nicest people in the world . . . and, oh yeah . . . there’s those wooden cars too! I am married to Mary Jayne and we have six (allegedly) adult children and one beautiful granddaughter.
5425 Rancho La Loma Linda Dr.
Paso Robles, Ca. 93446.
My name is Ron Dugger and I have lived in Paso Robles California since 2010 after spending most of my life in Santa Barbara California. I am semi-retired. I have been a member of the NWC and the Santa Barbara Woodie Club since 2004 after I attended my first woodie show. I have been a caretaker of a 1951 Ford woodie since 2004. Married to Pat since 1981. Rumor has it, she's the reason the Santa Barbara Club tolerates me
I served as President of the SBWC in 2007 & 2008 and as Past-president in 2009 & 2010. I continue to be active with SBWC as well as the Santa Cruz and Central Valley Woodie Clubs.
I'm looking forward to serving the Western Clubs as a liaison with the NWC as we try to strengthen our memberships and improve the National Club.
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