Northwest Legends Club Meeting Minutes
(February 3, 2024) 


Meeting called to order at 6:15pm by our President, Bill Nelson at Amante Pizza and Pasta, in Kent, WA.

The meeting total attendance was 18. 

1 guest and no new members attended this Club Meeting.  

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

Tom Willett read the treasurer’s report.

There was no correspondence received recently. 

There was no guest speaker.


Wally Santella gave a progress report on membership renewals. Of the 114 active members, 93 have renewed as of this meeting. The remaining 21 active members have anniversary dates sometime later this year. Seventeen members paid forward at least one year.


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. We already have people registered for the show, including from Idaho. Their annual show is the weekend before Tigers.

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.

Ted gave an update on finding a location for the 2025 Muscle Car Show that had to move due to the XXX closing. He heard from his contact for Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell. The cost will be $340-375. It was suggested that if Griot’s Garage has a group that is looking for a car show date that we are willing to give up our Aug 25th date. If we do that, we could have the show in Bothell this year.

There was discussion of this year’s Holiday party. Wally is looking into pricing for The Shop in Seattle. Ted has found a venue in Tacoma, The Fabulous 50’s, which charges $650 for the room. The food cost is $25 each plus an 18% gratuity, for a total cost of $29.50 per meal. Weekend dates early in December are available. Griot’s Garage is also a possibility but is further south than the other options.

Steve Martin talked about this year’s GTOAA National Convention in Springfield, Missouri. He said it is in a fantastic area of the country, near the Ozarks. There will be a lot of great things to see and do, and he strongly recommended that members attend this year. It may be one of the best in recent years. He and Bob Stevenson are making plans to attend, along with Bill Nelson.

 50/50 RAFFLE:   There was no 50/50 raffle.

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

The club’s business meeting adjourned at 7:45pm by our President, Bill Nelson. The next club meeting will be on Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00pm at Amante Pizza and Pasta, 21020 84th Ave South, Kent, WA.